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2016 ASCII IT SMB Success Summit Hits Southern California

By ChannelPro

Channel membership organization The ASCII Group brought its 2016 IT SMB Success Summits to Orange County, Calif. last week.

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


Main Day

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


Learn more about the events and sign up to attend here.

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