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Global Capacity Latest Sponsor of the Cloud Channel Summit, More Speakers Added

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18th November

Global Capacity is the latest company to become a sponsor of the the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace, on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego.

In addition, over 30 industry executives have agreed to present their perspectives regarding how to build successful partnerships in the Cloud marketplace. The latest to join the roster of speakers include senior channel executives from FICO, SAP and Samsung.

The Summit is only two weeks away and seating is limited at the event, so register now to save your spot and use promo code CCS14 to save $100! Click here to see who’s already registered to attend the executive forum.

The Cloud Channel Summit will provide an intimate environment for industry executives to share their perspectives and best practices for building profitable partnerships in the Cloud marketplace. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in E-Commerce Times re: the importance of a strong channel … Read More »



Charting the Course for the Channel in the Cloud – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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15th November

While most people view Salesforce.com’s annual  Dreamforce event as the largest user conference in the cloud industry, it is also the biggest gathering of cloud companies and their growing assortment of business partners. In many ways, Dreamforce is the best demonstration that the channel isn’t dead and actually is prospering in the cloud.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives in E-Commerce Times about why Salesforce.com’s successful partner ecosystem has broader market implications for the Cloud industry.

You can also hear Salesforce.com’ SVP of ISVs and Channels, Ron Huddleston, talk about the company’s strategies for success at the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego. Register now and save $100 on the admission fee by using promo code CCS14.



More Partnering Executives to Speak at Fourth Annual Cloud Channel Summit

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11th November

A growing number of industry executives have agreed to speak at the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace, on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego. Early Bird Discount rates for the executive forum will conclude this Saturday, November 15, so register now to save $100!

The Cloud Channel Summit provides an intimate environment for industry executives to share their perspectives and best practices for building profitable partnerships in the Cloud marketplace. Click here to see what previous participants of the Summit say about the event.

The Summit is being sponsored by Salesforce.com, Oracle, AppDirect, Avnet Technology Solutions, Corent Technology and INetU.

The latest industry executives to agree to speak at the Cloud Channel Summit are:

Seth Bostock, CEO, IndependenceIT
John Drake, VP Channel Development, Peak
David Maffei, VP, Global Channel Sales, Carbonite
Blake Wetzel, VP Channel Alliance – Business Solutions, CenturyLink

These executives will join the following industry leaders already scheduled to speak at the Summit:

Ron Huddleston, … Read More »



See What They’re Saying About the Connected Cloud Summit and the Internet of Things

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9th November

The business implications of the rapidly evolving “Internet of Things” (IoT) marketplace that were explored at THINKstrategies’ Connected Cloud Summit on September 18 in Boston continue to generate press coverage and industry feedback.

The peer-to-peer, executive networking event brought together over 200 registered attendees, 36 expert speakers, 21 industry partners and 15 corporate sponsors to share perspectives regarding the unprecedented market opportunities created by the IoT phenomenon and key issues that must still be overcome to fulfill the promise of a connected world.

Here are some of the recent articles that have been published regarding the information and insights presented at the Summit:

The Internet of Things: 3 Security Requirements — eSecurity Planet
IoT Driving New Business Models – Enterprise Apps Today
Defining the Internet of Things – Enterprise Networking Planet
Cloud Compliance Should Be Easy — SaaS in the Enterprise
Infinite Data & the Systems Age – The New IP
Two Self-Imposed Obstacles in the Way of the … Read More »



Be Our Guest at Two Leading Cloud Events December 3-5 in San Diego

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3rd November

THINKstrategies, the Cloud Showplace and The Channel Company are very pleased to be joining together to host the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo and the Cloud Channel Summit at the San Diego Convention Center, December 3-5.  Join key cloud channel players as they converge to forge partnerships and hone their business models at these events.

The Cloud Channel Summit has been the ‘go to’ event for key executives from leading Cloud vendors and their channel partners to trade perspectives and showcase success stories since 2011.

The Summit is a one-day, peer-to-peer, executive networking forum that brings together senior-level business development professionals from leading Cloud companies and solution providers to share industry best practices and innovative ideas for building profitable channel relationships in the rapidly evolving Cloud marketplace.

Click here to see the industry executives who have already agreed to speak at this year’s Summit and the … Read More »



Cloud Channel Summit ‘Call for Speakers’ Extended to November 5

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30th October

Because of growing interest in the Cloud Channel Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace, the ‘Call for Speakers’ has been extended and will conclude on  Wednesday, November 5. Click here to submit your speaker proposal for the fourth annual executive forum on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego.

The fourth annual Summit will provide an intimate environment for industry executives to share their perspectives and best practices for building profitable partnerships in the Cloud marketplace. Click here to see what previous participants of the Summit say about the event.

The Summit is being sponsored by Salesforce.com, Oracle, AppDirect, Avnet Technology Solutions, Corent Technology and INetU.

The Summit speakers include:

Ron Huddleston, Senior Vice President of ISVs and Channels, Salesforce.com
Daniel Saks, President & Co-CEO, AppDirect
Tim FitzGerald, VP, Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas
Feyzi Fatehi, CEO, Corent Technology
David Fowler, VP Marketing, INetU
Kevin O’Brien, Senior Director, ISV/OEM Business Development, Oracle
John Cowan, Co-Founder and … Read More »



Achieving the Promise of the Analytics Cloud – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

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28th October

We’re all painfully aware of the overwhelming growth of Big Data. Yet, only 13 percent of organizations surveyed by Gartner have deployed solutions to overcome their Big Data challenges, despite 73 percent of respondents reporting they have invested or plan to invest in Big Data in the next 24 months, up from 64 percent in 2013. Salesforce.com recently announced its remedy for the Big Data challenge – the Analytics Cloud. The much anticipated offering was revealed at Dreamforce 2014, after it had been leaked by the company’s co-founder and CEO, Marc Benioff in a promotional tweet. Click here to read our views in Datamation about the important value propositions that underlie Salesforce.com’s Analytics Cloud offering.



More Industry Leaders Speaking at Cloud Channel Summit in San Diego on December 3

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27th October

Key executives from 6fusion, Cloud Technology Partners, Ingram Micro, Pertino and Pivotal are among the most recent speakers added to the agenda for fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego.

Register now to reserve you seat at the executive forum and save $100 off the current fees.

The Summit will provide an intimate environment for industry executives to share their perspectives and best practices for building profitable partnerships in the Cloud marketplace. The Summit is being sponsored by Salesforce.com, Oracle, AppDirect, Avnet Technology Solutions, Corent Technology and INetU.

The Summit speakers include:

Ron Huddleston, Senior Vice President of ISVs and Channels, Salesforce.com
Daniel Saks, President & Co-CEO, AppDirect
Tim FitzGerald, VP, Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas
Feyzi Fatehi, CEO, Corent Technology
David Fowler, VP Marketing, INetU
Kevin O’Brien, Senior Director, ISV/OEM Business Development, Oracle
John Cowan, Co-Founder and CEO, 6fusion
Patrick Kerpan, CEO & Co-Founder, CohesiveFT
Melinda Matthews … Read More »



AppDirect and INetU Latest Sponsors of the Cloud Channel Summit, December 3 in San Diego

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21st October

AppDirect is returning to sponsor and speak at the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego. INetU is also sponsoring and speaking at the Summit, and the Channel Company’s NexGen Cloud Conference and Expo for the first time.

Register now to save $100 of the current admission fees.

AppDirect offers a cloud service marketplace and management platform that enables companies to distribute web-based services, including ADP, Samsung, Deutsche Telekom and Red Hat’s OpenShift Marketplace. Daniel Saks, the company’s Co-Founder and President, will also return to the Summit to provide his perspectives regarding best practices for partnering in the Cloud.

INetU is a customer-centric cloud company that combines state of the art managed cloud and hosting solutions with premier service and support. The company’s global data centers, award winning hosting, technical expertise and unique approach to managed services and … Read More »



Leading Industry Associations, Publications and Other Organizations Supporting the Cloud Channel Summit, December 3 in San Diego

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18th October

A growing number of industry associations, publications, professional services firms and other organizations are supporting the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit , hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego. Register now to save $100.

The Summit is being hosted in conjunction with the Channel Company’s NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo December 4-5. The Summit Partners also include SIIA, Spiceworks, Customer Success Association, Chief Digital Officer, Cirrostratus Group, East Coast Catalyst, APMdigest, CRN, Data & Storage Management Report, E-Commerce Times, Sandhill.com, VentureBeat and famaPR.

The Summit is also being supported by Salesforce.com, Oracle, Avnet Technology Solutions, INetU and Corent Technology. Corporate executives from these companies have agreed to speak at the Summit, along with key executives from IBM, 6fusion, Pivotal, Spanning, Cloud Technology Partners, CohesiveFT and SingleHop. Click here to see the current list of industry executives speaking at the Summit. Click here if you’d like to submit a proposal for the limited … Read More »






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