NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo Launched to Accelerate Moving on to Cloud

By CIOReview | Friday, November 21, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA: The Channel Company announces The NexGen Cloud Conference and Expo, an independent multivendor business and technology conference and exposition designed specifically for cloud integrators, developers, vendors and providers.

The inaugural event, themed “All Roads Lead to the Cloud,” will be held December 3-5, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center and aligns with The Channel Company’s focus of enabling technology partnerships by helping solution providers and vendors to drive incremental revenue.

Industry experts predict that all channel businesses must adapt to the cloud by 2017 or be exposed to severe competitive pressure. The NexGen Cloud Conference and Expo is designed in cooperation with a team of strategic cloud advisorsfrom the solution provider community.

Pathways to the Cloud: The NexGen Cloud Conference and Expo event will bring together solution provider and vendor executives to discuss how cloud computing is changing the way companies conduct business today and into the future and what they need today to capitalize on the opportunity to grow their businesses.

At the heart of this conference are the “Six Pillars of Cloud,” the key cloud models identified by IPED Channel Research, Consulting and Education.

Best Practices: Partners will have the information needed to identify the right business model, and then follow the track to gain the tips and tools to chart their development and growth path.

Skills, Relationships and Technologies:  At NexGen Cloud, solution providers will collaborate with peers as well as meet one-on-one with top cloud vendors.

“The IT solution provider community is grappling with the unrelenting pace of change the cloud is driving,” says Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Identifying the skills, relationships and technologies that are the new must-haves to move forward is at the heart of this event”.

A Roadmap to the Future: “The cloud market is extremely fragmented and the number of choices are daunting,” said Lisa MacKenzie, Senior Vice President, Events, The Channel Company.  “We designed NexGen Cloud to bring together the broad channel ecosystem and help partners determine the road to success based on their current business and future goals.  What’s unique about this event is that, no matter which cloud path they choose, channel partners will walk away with step-by-step plans to change their businesses, their workforce and their future.”

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