As in past years, ASCII’s 2016 Success Summits give MSPs and VARs a chance to hear presentations on market opportunities and growth strategies from thought leaders, software vendors, and hardware makers who target small and midsize businesses. This year’s speakers also include members of the SMB partner community discussing career turning points and major business challenges.
The slate of speakers for the day ended on a high note with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, a co-founder of the band Steely Dan and former guitarist for The Doobie Brothers who now “advises top military and civilian groups on biological warfare, next-generation technology and unconventional strategies,” according to an online bio.
In addition to main stage presentations like Baxter’s, attendees also had access to a solution pavilion featuring products and services from dozens of vendors, as well as extensive peer-to-peer networking time.
The other stops on this year’s Success Summit tour are Milwaukee, Baltimore, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Columbus, and Rhode Island. Learn more about the events and sign up to attend here.
Attendess voted in multiple categories in the vendor awards segment. Winners included:
Best Education: Vertical Axion
Best Technical Demo: Passportal
Best IT Workshop: Passportal
Best Rapid Pitch: Aisle8
Best Keynote Presentation: Datto
Best Creativity & innovation: StorageCraft
Best IT Management Tool: IT Glue
Best Partner Incentives: Cytracom
Best Storage Solution: Datto
Best Market Opportunity: StorageCraft
Top Security Solution: Passportal
Top Productivity Solution: ConnectWise
Top Cloud Solution: Datto
Top Revenue Generator: Technology Marketing Toolkit
Top Channel Programs: Cytracom
Top Distributor: ASI
Best Partner Involvement: Datto, Channel Pro & StorageCraft
Best of show: StorageCraft