Inspirational Rudy Ruettiger to Bring 'Yes, I Can' Attitude to Keynote Address at ConnectWise IT Nation 2010

Motivational speaker to encourage audience at leading conference for VARs, MSPs, IT service companies to overcome obstacles, reach their dreams

Jun 16, 2010, 12:00 ET from ConnectWise

TAMPA, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectWise, the leading business operating platform designed exclusively for IT service providers, today announced that Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, author, motivational speaker and subject of the film Rudy, will be a keynote speaker at the highly anticipated IT Nation 2010, the 6th annual ConnectWise Partner Summit  being held at the Hilton Bonnet Creek hotel in Orlando, Fla. November 4-6. Registration is now open to ConnectWise partners, and is filling up at a record-setting pace.  



Ruettiger served as the inspiration behind the true-life story of the 1993 film Rudy, which detailed his dream to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish, where he sacked the opposing quarterback in the final 27 seconds of his only game played in his college football career. Ruettiger is the co-author of several books, including Rudy's Insights for Winning in Life, Rudy's Lessons for Young Champions and Rudy & Friends, as well as the producer of the Dream Power tape series. Ruettiger's presentation at IT Nation 2010 includes a video production that touches the spirit and impacts the audience with an overwhelming 'Yes, I can!' attitude.

Ruettiger joins the previously announced author and business strategist Keith R. McFarland as a keynote speaker at this year's event. Previous ConnectWise Partner Summit keynotes have been delivered by Michael Gerber, Steve Wozniak, Chris Anderson and Verne Harnish.

"Rudy has inspired countless people worldwide with his determination and ability to overcome obstacles and criticisms in order to realize his dream of playing football at Notre Dame," said ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini. "We are excited that he has agreed to share his message of self-empowerment and tenacity at this year's IT Nation. I'm sure that this will be an impactful keynote address that will touch attendees and make them want to incorporate the messages of triumphing over adversity and reaching for their dreams as part of their everyday business objectives."

Now in its sixth year, ConnectWise's IT Nation Partner Summit is a one-of-a-kind industry event drawing more than 1,000 ConnectWise partners and members of the channel community. The ConnectWise Partner Summit offers main stage presentations from industry luminaries, breakout sessions, on-site parties and networking events and a Solutions Pavilion. For more information, visit

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