2017 National Conference – Agenda Day One
Welcome to the Orbiter conference centre
From 8.00 am – Registration and Networking
9.00 am – Please take your seats in the designated theatre
9.10 am - Welcome by Simon Meredith of Channelstar Media – Master of ceremonies for the day and evening awards.
9.20 am – Derek Jones – Synaxon UK MD – Time to get started – Take your business into orbit with new opportunities from Synaxon UK. Derek will be updating us on new developments within EGIS and the opportunities delivered through our new exclusive distribution deals with F-Secure and Autotask.
KEYNOTES from leading industry speakers:
9.35 am – Mark Cattini – President & CEO Autotask Corporation – Mark is responsible for leading the company’s growth and the expansion of its global IT business management solutions. He is flying in from New York to give you an update on new opportunities from Autotask and how they have partnered with Synaxon to deliver a truly exclusive distribution modal via the EGIS platform.
10.00 am – Michael De Jongh – Vice President, Global Developer Program, Sage – Michael is one of the top Executives within the Sage corporation, he is responsible for the launch of the new global distribution platform for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to showcase their Sage developer add-ons. Combined with Sage’s Global Partner Programme (GPP), Michael will outline Synaxon members’ opportunities and ease of purchase.
10.30 am – Neil Jensen – Managing Director UK, Terra (Wortmann AG) Neil is also a top Executive, with responsibility for the UK channel. He will explain why Terra is the PC partner you have been searching for. Neil will be talking about Terra’s unique approach when it comes to supporting the UK IT independent channel and how you, our members can benefit from Terra’s exclusive Synaxon deals on hardware and components.
Coffee break and exhibition opens:
11.00 am – Exhibition officially opens – one 2 one meetings start
Working buffet lunch will be available 12.30 to 14.00
1.15 – 1.45 pm – Workshop 1 – Autotask – Unlimited Endpoint Backup via EGIS
2.00 – 2.30 pm – Workshop 2 – Solarwinds – MSP Backup and Recovery services, IT managed solutions
2.45 – 3.15 pm – Workshop 3 – IT Glue – Transforming MSP’s around the world
KEYNOTES continue at 4.00pm as cold refreshments begin to flow: Time to grab a cold bottle of beer before the big finale
4.00 pm – Nigel Dean – General Manager Business Development, BT Business Channel. Nigel has expressed his delight in being invited to present to Synaxon members alongside their distribution partner DMSL. Nigel will run through the new opportunities since the integration of EE into BT as well as outlining the new BT partner proposition, he certainly has lots of exciting news to share.
4.30 pm - Special Guest Speaker – BJ Cunningham – The one you have all been waiting for, one of the most inspirational and relevant speakers you will ever get to see, right here at your conference.
It begins as a battery of anecdotes, delivered with a mischievous sense of humour. Then, amid jaw dropping laughter, a rallying cry emerges: leap at every opportunity, don’t fear the Goliaths who frustrate your path, and always come back fighting. As well as all that, his almost spiritual distillation of the concept of ‘brand’ will have you throwing your old definition into the dustbin.
BJ is the ultimate brand consultant, our own visiting professor and founder of Death Cigarettes. BJ compares customer loyalty to a long-term relationship, while ‘discounting’ is little more than a one-night stand. He argues the brand is a promise, not merely a logo: “It’s about showing the authentic soul of your organisation and your community.”
5.15 – 6.30 pm – The one 2 one meetings through ‘Conversation Starter’ continue, with a cold beer in hand get networking and do some business. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to do some extra business, maximise your time.
The Evening Entertainment Commences!
7.15 pm – Join our sponsors for a networking drinks reception in the Conference Atrium.
7.30 pm – Take your seats for the gala dinner and the Synaxon channel Recognition Awards. Enjoy a Las Vegas casino night with guest entertainer and acclaimed crooner John Moakes. John’s vast repertoire includes songs made famous by the Rat Pack, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Matt Monro and many more.
12.00 Midnight – Carriages await, don’t turn into a pumpkin - see you in the hotel bar
Sponsor for your evening event is premier distribution partner
9 am – Complete with hangover, the meetings through ‘Conversation Starter’ must continue, you can’t afford to miss an opportunity to have a 1:2:1 with a supplier.
10.00 – 10.30 am Workshop we saved one of the biggest opportunities to the second day, a great opportunity to understand how you can engage further as a Sage partner and grow your business recurring revenue stream.
10.30 – 12.00 pm – Fill your diary with Conversation Starter