Each year, the Global Technology Distribution Council meets to set the direction of the industry, celebrate both the major OEM contributors and the “Rising Stars”. This year the GTDC Summit will be in San Francisco, September 5-6. The GTDC and its member Distributors are aligning their companies around Emerging Technology now! Many Distributors have pivoted their organizations, their enablement and their investment strategy to embrace early stage firms. They do so by devoting their resources to Emerging Firms to invigorate the Resale Channel and Systems Integrators. Now is the time to learn what Distribution can do for you! Many Distributors now have Cloud, SAAS, IoT, Mobility and AI practices, so join Vation at GTDC this year.
As a former Channel Chief, I attended this meeting every year for two key reasons:
The Crowd - All of the Executive Teams from the US based distributors are present. So, in a day and a half, I could build and manage all the relationships needed for success in Distribution. What a return on my time! Also, many of the other large OEM’s and cool emerging tech companies were there, so I could learn new best practices.
The Message – Tim Curran, CEO of GTDC, does an excellent job summarizing the direction of the industry, as well as attract excellent keynotes and breakouts. Tim is a great resource to visit with Manufacturers large and small to discuss the value of Distribution with the Executive Teams.
This year, GTDC has asked Vation to keynote a new addition to the Summit, called the Emerging Technology Expo. We have twelve great Emerging Tech Companies we will Showcase for the Distributors. Tim is very interested in the Vation message as we provide the Emerging Tech companies a path to success with the Channel.
Also, at the conference will be many breakouts on Distribution trends, best practices and other valuable information.
We hope to see you there!