Join Us in Austin for Channel Link 2018




Is Your Business Reaching Its Full Potential?
Find Out at Channel Link 2018.


The IDC predicts that by next year, third platform technologies and services will drive 75 percent of IT spending with digital transformation reaching $1.7 trillion worldwide. That's a 42 percent increase from 2017. Wondering what steps to take to ensure your business is equipped and future-ready for this incredible growth? Curious as to how others, like you, successfully expanded their offerings and profits by partnering with Tech Data? Discover the strategy that makes sense for you at Channel Link.

Engage with our industry experts and your colleagues as they:

  • Dive deep into must-have next-gen tech trends to keep you competitive
  • Offer solutions and services that meet the specific needs of your organization
  • Share secrets on how they successfully helped businesses just like yours

  • Join us at Channel Link, June 27-29 in Austin, Texas, to enable your business and accelerate your growth.




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Conference Details

Hotel / Reservations

Situated in the heart of the city, JW Marriott Austin delivers urban sophistication to downtown Austin. Featuring the largest guest rooms in city, this upscale resort offers a variety of luxurious amenities such as the posh Spa by JW, deluxe rooftop pool with a poolside bar and cabanas, and much more. *

Click here to make hotel reservation.

A Rockin' Final Farewell

We're saying goodbye in style at Maggie Mae's - Austin's legendary multi-level entertainment landmark. With seven bars, three stages and music memorabilia, artwork and guitars galore in the Gibson Room - Maggie Mae's offers the ultimate Sixth Street music experience. Sneak a peek at this historical hotspot..

Things to Do

Austin’s got it all! Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” coined “Silicon Hills” and named “the No. 1 place in America to start a business” – this tech start-up hotspot is the perfect launch pad into the third platform. Discover all Austin has to offer.




Airport Information

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is located approximately 10 miles from the JW Marriott.
Address: 3600 Presidential Blvd., Austin, Texas 78719
Phone: 512-530-2242

For additional airport details, click here.



Transportation

Cabs, Uber, Lyft, Super Shuttle and other transportation options are available.

Estimated Fares:
SuperShuttle: $15 (one way) – reservation required
Taxi: $32 (one way)
Bus Service: $2 (one way)

For a complete list of additional transportation options available from the airport, click here.

Note: JW Marriott does not provide shuttle service.

Weather

Average High: 95 / Evening Low: 74

Recommended Attire: Business casual is appropriate for all meeting functions. Meeting rooms may be cool, so please pack a light jacket or sweater.



*Tech Data will cover one hotel room per company for the nights of June 27 and 28. Please make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel and provide your credit card to hold the room. Once you have checked into the hotel and to the event registration, your hotel room nights will be moved to our master room block. A valid credit card is required to hold the room. Your card will be charged if you do not attend.








Agenda

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Arrivals throughout the day

Registration

General Session

Join us for an incredible lineup of speakers to begin the first session.

Opening and Name That Tune
Rob Webster, Director, SMB Sales, U.S., Tech Data

The New Tech Data
Marc McClure, Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales, U.S., Tech Data

Modern Solutions for the Modern Business
Linda Rendleman, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, Endpoint Solutions, Tech Data
Endpoint Solutions overview, 3-pillar strategy (workspace transformation, anytime, anywhere connected workforce and next-generation collaboration) and subscription based opportunities and Tech-As-A-Service

Partnering with Cisco to Deliver Powerfully Simple Innovation
Vanessa Chet, Sr. Manager, Americas Distribution Strategy, Cisco

Technology Expo

Learn about the latest technologies in the channel at this high-energy vendor expo, where all our leading vendors will be showcasing their product offerings. Experience engaging demos and learn about the cutting-edge programs that will increase your margin and revenue stream.

Welcome & Dessert Reception

Sponsored by Fujitsu, Harman and Samsung

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Breakfast

Sponsored by HP Inc.
Rise and shine! Fuel up for a productive and informative day.

Tap into the Multi-Billion Dollar DaaS opportunity

Paul Reid, Senior Director, U.S. Personal Systems Services & Solutions, HP Inc.

General Session

Our final general session will include an information-packed morning featuring:

Kick-Off with Rob Webster

Industry Trends Impacting You and Your Customers
Andrea Miner, Director, Global Market Intelligence, Tech Data

Leveraging Tech Data: From Transactional to Transformational
Rob Webster, Director, SMB Sales, U.S., Tech Data Cloud, IoT, Mobile Solutions, Security

Voice of the Customer

Accelerating Customer Transformations with Dell EMC
Erica Lambert, Vice President, Global Channel Services

Transition

Vendor Breakouts


Dell
HP Inc
LG
VMWare

Lunch with Technology Expo

Visit with vendors, enjoy some food and get pumped up for the rest of your day.

Transition


Vendor Breakouts

Dell EMC
Lenovo
Microsoft
Raritan

Transition

Tech Data Breakouts

eBusiness
Mobile Solutions
Security
Tech as a Service
Maverick AV Solutions

Transition

Tech Data Breakouts

Cloud
IoT
Security
Global LifeCycle Management Services

Refresh

Depart for Off-site Dinner

Off-site Dinner at Maggie Mae's

Sponsored by Lenovo, Intel, and Windows10

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Breakfast

Start the morning off right with a delicious breakfast while meeting your peers and Tech Data and vendor executives.

General Session

Lexmark Presentation
Sammy Kinlaw, Vice President, Worldwide Channel and OEM sales, Lexmark

Keynote Speaker: Thomas Dolby
Champion of the Digital Musical Revolution and Founder and CEO of Beatnik

Come on Down, Customer Awards and Prizes

Wrap up and Grab & Go Lunch

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Speakers

Keynote

Thomas Dolby

Champion of the Digital Musical Revolution and Founder and CEO of Beatnik

  • Five-time Grammy Award nominee
  • Former musical director of the Ted Conference
  • Winner of the Yahoo! Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to online music
Thomas became one of MTV’s first big stars in the early 1980s after scoring a Top 5 hit with his song and video “She Blinded Me With Science.” He went on to record several multi-platinum albums and perform with the likes of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Roger Waters, Def Leppard, Joni Mitchell and Foreigner, earning him five Grammy nominations.

In the ‘90s, Thomas achieved commercial success by turning his attention to audio within the tech industry. As the founder and CEO of Beatnik Inc., he co-created the polyphonic mobile ringtone technology that powered well over one billion Nokia, Sony, Motorola and Samsung phones. He helped pioneer the use of “real” music recordings as ringtones by founding Retro Ringtones LLC ¬– a premier ringtone provider.

Thomas has provided consulting services for tech companies such as Netscape and Microsoft and made Beatnik the audio engine that powered Java, the Netscape browser, WebTV, just to name a few. Beatnik was instrumental in helping Yahoo! build its music site and helped entertainment giants such as MTV and Disney push their audio content on to the web. In 1999 he received the Yahoo! Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to internet music.

Since 2001, Thomas has acted as musical director of the renowned TED Conference, bringing performers such as Paul Simon, Tracey Chapman, Peter Gabriel and Herbie Hancock to the stage in front of TED's world-class audience.

Additional Speakers

Linda Rendleman

Senior Vice President, Endpoint Solutions, Americas, Tech Data

Modern Solutions for the Modern Business
As the demand for workplace modernization increases at an accelerated rate, so is the challenge to provide the true “anytime, anywhere, any device solution.” Now’s the time to tap into new opportunities while helping your customers cut costs, digitize their workplace and manage the cultural shift across generations. Learn how Tech Data’s Endpoint Solutions integrates more than 150,000 products with expert services and solutions supporting PC systems, mobility devices, displays and signage, peripherals, printers and scanners, software, security, and consumer electronics.

Andrea Miner

Director, Business Intelligence, Corporate Strategy, Tech Data

Industry Trends Impacting You and Your Customers
The rapid pace of change in the IT industry requires a different approach to our business and our customers. In order to capture growth in this evolving market we must help customers understand and leverage the business value of IT rather than simply selling the merits of our product. This session will increase your understanding of these industry changes, how they are impacting you and your customers, and what to do about it.












Event Location

JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd St,
Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-474-4777

ChannelLink@techdata.com

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