Ingram Micro Rolls Out Inaugural IMOne Event in New Orleans

The distributor capitalizes on multicommunity strengths and technology solutions expertise and hosts the first IMOne event. By Cecilia Galvin

Taking a new approach to partner events, Santa Ana, Calif.-based Ingram Micro Inc. will host its first IMOne event May 6 – 10, 2014 in New Orleans. The gathering features solution providers and manufacturer partners from five distinct Ingram Micro partner communities: VentureTech Network (VTN), SMB Alliance, Healthcare, Public Sector Elite, and System ArchiTECHs. Follow IMOne on Twitter @IngramMicroOne and via the hash tag #IMOne2014. More information about the event can be found here.

Expanding on Ingram Micro’s history of peer-to-peer partnering, networking, and technology and business insights, IMOne will welcome channel partners, industry influencers, and key manufacturers specializing in technology solutions such as big data, collaboration, and document imaging/managed print services, data capture/point of sale, and physical security. Special guests and event speakers will include business leader Robert Herjavec, CEO of The Herjavec Group; Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell Inc.; Chuck Robbins, senior vice president, Worldwide Field Operations, Cisco; Paul Read, president and COO, Ingram Micro Inc.; and Paul Bay, senior executive vice president and president of Ingram Micro North America.

“IMOne is a one-of-a-kind event that only Ingram Micro could deliver,” says Bay. “By bringing together all five of our partner communities and highly specialized industry experts, we’re able to have hard-hitting discussions around business best practices, advanced technologies, and key markets and opportunities that will ultimately empower our channel partners to work better, earn better, and serve better. IMOne strengthens Ingram Micro’s position as an indispensable business partner to the IT channel, and will introduce and accelerate the cross-community networking and cross-selling efforts happening across our North America partner base.”

Throughout the event, IMOne attendees will have the opportunity to network and attend community-specific business and educational offerings, as well as immerse themselves in key verticals, specialty markets, and cutting-edge, high-margin technology trends that are on the rise in 2014. The general session, which will be shared across all five communities and technology categories, will include several member-to-member presentations, executive addresses, and sponsored keynotes.

IMOne will also host a technology showcase featuring more than 130 vendors promoting many of today’s leading technology solutions, services, and products, and spotlight several real-world and themed demonstrations of targeted bundles and technologies in action.

Keeping with tradition, IMOne attendees will also give back to the New Orleans community with a charity night that will benefit the Freret Neighborhood. Participants will assist local residents with front yard cosmetic projects, street clean ups, painting projects, and community beautification efforts at the local cemetary, playgrounds, and schools. 

North America channel partners interested in attending IMOne can contact their Ingram Micro sales representative or email IMOne@ingrammicro.com.