Build IT Live made an impact at the Signia by Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla., this week, with hundreds of IT solutions providers in attendance. With a tagline of “helping MSPs grow, scale, thrive”, the event balanced more than fifty technical and business sessions with interactive networking opportunties. The yearly event is organized by IT By Design, a New Jersey-based MSP, which has grown from just a few employees to a global company with more than 600 employees.
On day one, Kam Kalia, the president of IT By Design, welcomed the audience and spoke on the topic of leadership. She discussed leadership in the modern business world and building good leadership habits. In her words, there isn’t a license to lead. Instead, she described it as an ongoing journey that requires both formal training and an innate drive to self-educate. She also emphasized the importance of making leadership a part of organizational training.
An extremely impactful moment came when Kam introduced Sunny Kaila, IT By Design’s CEO. Sunny shared the story of how he immigrated from India at the age of 13 in pursuit of the American Dream. Several times during the speech, he mentioned his gratitude for the friends and colleagues that helped him become a featured speaker, the host of a successful podcast, and the author of the recent book “Talentprenurship.”
He broke down his definition of “talentpreneurship,” the need to find good, self-motivated contributors and give them the tools they need to thrive. His argument was that if you want to scale your business, the key is to “scale your people.”
Day one continued with sessions focusing on reducing liability, developing business strategy, developing brand story, compliance, automation, and many more.
On day two, Kaila returned to the main stage to talk about ways that MSPs can develop vibrant work cultures and discourage “quiet quitting.” Following that, there were several well-received educational sessions covered sales and marketing topics, as well as timely topics such as Generative AI and automation. The day ended with a 2.5 hour visit to the Kennedy Space Center.
On the final day, attendees took in more than a dozen informative sessions before Kam Kalia returned to the main stage to announce award winners for the event and conclude the gathering.
For more information about the event organizers and future events, visit Build IT Live.