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Attend SPC’s Business Transformation Sessions at Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2017!

SPC’s Gary Beechum and Erick Simpson Present Transformational Leadership Sessions at Ingram Micro’s 2017 Cloud Summit

We’re proud to announce that SPC’s President and CEO; Gary Beechum, and Vice President and CIO; Erick Simpson, will be training and enabling Ingram Micro Cloud Summit attendeed once again in 2017, and invite you to register and attend their Transformational Leadership sessions!

Gary Beechum
IT, MSP and Cloud Sales Training and Business Development Expert | Speaker | Consultant

Gary Beechum

Over 30 years of experience in the IT industry as a VAR, MSP, and sales and business development expert, Trainer and Consultant, Gary’s experience uniquely qualifies him to deliver effective IT Business Development Improvement strategies for VARs, Resellers, Solution Providers and MSPs and Cloud Providers for supercharging top-line sales revenue growth.

Erick Simpson
IT, MSP and Cloud Business and Channel Improvement Expert | Author | Speaker | Consultant

Erick Simpson

Over 30 years of experience in the IT industry as an Enterprise CIO, MSP, Business Process Improvement Expert with hundreds of successful IT Solution Provider, MSP and Cloud practice business improvement consulting engagement outcomes, Erick has also worked with numerous clients on both the buy and sell sides of the M&A and Merger Integration process.


Gary’s Sessions

Thursday, April 20th: 2:40pm – 3:20pm
How to Transition From Break-Fix to the Cloud
This session focuses on the decisions, steps and processes you’ll need to first consider and then implement in order to transition your business model from a reactive break-fix practice to an effective cloud services practice. Attendees will receive SPC’s Cloud Computing Primer Best Practices Guide.

Friday, April 21st: 2:40pm – 3:20pm
Building the Cloud: Sales Culture, Management and Compensation
Selling cloud can be a daunting challenge for traditional reseller sales teams, requiring a different type of sales management approach and compensation plan to succeed. This session explores how to implement an easy-to-follow cloud sales management strategy with specific sales activities and measurable KPIs to help your sales teams move opportunities through the pipeline. We’ll also cover a simple compensation plan design that motivates sales professionals to get in front of more prospects and close more cloud business. Attendees will receive SPC’s Sales Management KPI Dashboard, Sales Compensation Plan Template and Sales Compensation Calculator.

Friday, April 21st: 3:40pm – 4:20pm
Building Effective Executive Leadership Skills to Grow Your Cloud Practice
How do you determine what traits define an effective leader? In this session, dive into the traits required to become an effective leader for your cloud practice. You will discover what traits to look for in leaders, what personal traits you should develop in yourself, and how can nurture your team to become leaders as well. It’s time to become the leader your team deserves. Attendees will receive SPC’s Leadership Self Assessment Survey.

Erick’s Sessions

Thursday, April 20th: 1:00pm – 1:40pm
Project Planning for Cloud Success
Poor project management is one of the three areas where you can incur the fastest losses in profitability. This session focuses on developing and implementing an effective and efficient project planning and management process for cloud implementations. Communication, change and risk management examples are covered, along with best practices for scheduling and managing the project kickoff meeting and ongoing phase and, finally, project acceptance processes. Attendees will receive SPC’s Project Management Process Best Practice Guide, Poject Plan Acceptance Agreement, Project Change Order Request Form and Project Phase and Overall Project Completion Acceptance Form.

Thursday, April 20th: 1:50pm – 2:30pm
Add Value to Your Customer Relationships With Ingram Micro’s Cloud Calculator
This session introduces the Ingram Micro Cloud Calculator, developed by SPC to help you price and bundle services and solutions from multiple Ingram Micro Cloud vendors easily and quickly to maximize profits and add more value to your customer relationships. Learn how to identify vendors and their services, along with your costs and how to adjust your retail pricing and margins to realize your desired sales outcomes. Attendees will receive training and access to Ingram Micro’s Cloud Calculator developed by SPC.

Thursday, April 20th: 4:30pm – 5:10pm
3 Ways to Sell the Cloud
Selling cloud requires a different strategy when it comes to prospecting and preparation, warm-up, qualifying, presenting, overcoming objections, closing and follow-up. This session covers the three primary opportunities you and your sales team have to sell your cloud services and solutions. This includes new prospect opportunities, existing customers during a focused marketing and sales campaign and, finally, your “A” clients during QBRs. You’ll also learn a simple and powerfully effective strategy to consistently sell the cloud using three ways that accelerate and compound your recurring revenues steadily over time. Attendees will receive SPC’s Cloud Computing Primer Best Practices Guide.

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About the Author

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A Technology Businesses and Channel Growth and Transformation Consultant | Business Process Improvement, M&A and Integration Expert

Co-Founder of one of the first "Pure Play" MSPs in the industry, and creator of the MSP Mastered™ Methodology for Managed Services business performance improvement and the Vendor Channel Maturity Level Index™ that identifies IT channel program maturation for strategic growth, Erick Simpson is a strategic technology business growth and transformation specialist. He is experienced in improving top and bottom-line business performance by increasing operational efficiencies, boosting marketing and lead generation outcomes, accelerating sales velocity, shortening sales cycles and maximizing service efficiencies.

With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry as an Enterprise CIO, MSP, Strategic Coach and Consultant, Erick is a Business Process Improvement Expert with hundreds of successful IT Solution Provider, MSP, Cloud and Security practice business improvement consulting engagement outcomes.

One of the most prolific, recognized and sought-after  business improvement and transformation experts, authors and speakers in the industry, Erick has contributed to numerous industry publications and spoken at hundreds of events.

His published works include "The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice"; the definitive book on Managed Services, “The Best I.T. Sales & Marketing BOOK EVER!”, “The Best I.T. Service Delivery BOOK EVER!” and “The Best NOC and Service Desk Operations BOOK EVER!”, along with 50 Best Practice Guides.

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