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ASCII SMB IT Success Summit Wraps Up New York/New Jersey Area Stop

The ASCII SMB IT Success Summit hit the Big Apple area on September 22-23 as part of its 2021 series of business-building events for managed service providers (MSPs).

ASCII Summits bring MSPs together to learn best practices, network, find new revenue streams, and stay current with the latest industry trends.

The N.Y./N.J. event started on Wednesday, September 22, with badge pickup and lunch, followed by welcome remarks. Attendees heard a special added session: “Tales from the Breached.” The rest of the afternoon included sessions on cloud, cybersecurity, XaaS, compliance, IT assessments, and more.

ASCII member Stephen Monk, CEO of Noverus Innovations, presented on “How MSPs Can Best Manage Growing Pains.”

The day ended with an evening networking reception.

On day 2, Jerry Koutavas, president of ASCII Group, kicked off the morning with his presentation on “Where MSPs Should Reinvest in 2021.”

In addition, C.J. Ezell, founder and CEO of Cross Bay Digital Marketing, presented “Be Heard! Why Your MSP Story Matters More Now.”

Session topics throughout the day included growing margin and MRR, cloud, cybersecurity, building a client advisory board, and more. The event included a solutions pavilion and networking time.

Keynote speaker Mike Michalowicz, business makeover specialist and author of the Pumpkin Plan and Profit First, discussed how businesses can determine what to do, in what order, to ensure healthy, fast, and permanent growth with his latest book Fix This Next.

The day concluded with a closing ceremony and giveaways.

Award winners from the N.Y./N.J. event were:

  • Best Partner Incentive – CaaB
  • Best Channel Program – Pax8
  • Best Keynote – Mailprotector 
  • Best Presentation – Solutions Granted 
  • Best Rapid Pitch – Marketopia and Carbon Systems
  • Best Education – Solutions Granted 
  • Best Partner Involvement – ConnectMeVoice, GreenLink Networks, and Pax8
  • Best Revenue Generator – Datto
  • Best Market Opportunity – ConnectMeVoice
  • Best Partner Support – Pax8
  • Most Innovative Solution – ThreatLocker
  • Best Distributor – Pax8
  • Best In Show – Pax8

Next up on the ASCII SMB IT Success Summit tour is Orlando, Fla., on October 27-28. For more information, go here.

The ASCII Group is the premier community of North American MSPs, VARs, and solution providers. Founded in 1984, ASCII offers members leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, discounts on business services, and more.

Photo courtesy of The ASCII Group

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