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October 24, 2016 to October 25, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Disrupt, Innovate & Grow: Innovating in a Time of Chaos

This exclusive thought leadership conference gathers elite industry executives – from CRN®’s Solution Provider 500, Tech Elite 250, Next-Gen 250, Fast Growth 150 and Managed Service Provider 500 communities – to shape the future of the channel. Senior-level executives will gather at Best of Breed October 24-26, 2016 in Atlanta, GA to forge new partnerships, develop new strategies and set solution provider business agendas for the coming year.

This year's theme is designed to help IT leaders master the mind shift needed to innovate, embrace disruption and emerge as best-of-breed.


Top Reasons to Attend

 An Exclusive Event. Bringing the best together in an executive-level peer conference.
 Exclusive Peer-to-Peer Networking. VIPs from top-performing solution providers come together to engage and build relationships with peers.
 Leadership. An exclusive thought leadership conference designed for executives dedicated to achieving the highest levels of performance in the IT channel.
 The 2017 Agenda. Get involved in the conversations that will form the 2017 solution provider business agenda.

What Our Attendees Say

"Best of Breed is a stellar conference where top technology leaders meet and exchange ideas on the future of IT. I highly recommend the conference for CEOs who are looking to learn from their peers and forge stronger relationships."
— Dan Disano, President & CEO, Axispoint
“The BoB conference provides me an opportunity to network with peers and vendors from across the industry and provides a forum for me to challenge what we're doing today and look for things we need to do tomorrow to grow and remain on top of our game.”
— Pete Zarras, President & CEO, CloudStrategies
"The BOB Conference is where you can get a view of the future from the leaders of the industry."
— Ray Stasieczko, Vice President & COO, ImageQuest
"Great Event! Every time I attend there are great "nuggets" that I walk away with that immediately are applicable to my business. From technology to efficiency and most important doing a better job so my clients can be more competitive in their industries. Thank you!"
— Felisa Katz, CEO, PKA Technologies, Inc.
"As a CEO, I work in my business and on my business. The BoB conference lets me think about my business strategically. With a fresh view of the industry, the channel, and markets, I see new opportunities and emerging best-practices to move us forward."
— Allen Falcon, CEO, Cumulus Global
"The BoB was the most well rounded conference I have ever attended. The vast range of Industry knowledge and expertise delivered great content as well as solidifying and/or nurturing partnerships."
— Mike Cherico, President, Strategic Business Development, Tier3MD








Event Sponsors

Event Format

Private 1:1 Meetings
We help you make the right connections onsite.
Informative Sessions
Get the most up-to-date information on the channel.
Executive Networking
Network with an Elite Group of Peer.
2015 BoB Keynote:
Doron Kempel, CEO Simplivity
The Best Speakers
The Best of Breed conference would not be complete without our high-caliber and many more well-respected industry leaders.

Best of Breed Advisory Board

Richard Baldwin
Founder, CSO, CIO, Nth Generation
George Barkley
Managing Partner, Sovereign Systems
Tim Burke
President and CEO, Quest
Bob Cagnazzi
President & CEO, Presidio
Vince DeLuca
CEO, Logicalis
Dan DiSano
President and CEO, Axispoint
Donald Doctor
Chief Executive Officer, CompuCom
Ron Dupler
CEO, GreenPages
David Geevaratne
Chief Sales Officer, NEW SIGNATURE
Mark Slaga
CEO, Dimension Data
Alan Smith
President & CEO, DLT Solutions
Joe Vaught
Co-Founder and COO, PCPC Direct
Bob Venero
President & CEO, Future Tech Enterprise, Inc

Event Speakers

Bob Cagnazzi
President & CEO, Presidio
Bobby Cameron
Vice President, Principal Analyst , Forrester
Robert DeMarzo
SVP, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company
Robert Faletra
CEO, The Channel Company
Marius Haas
Chief Commercial Officer & President, Enterprise Solutions, Dell
Doug Holtz-Eakin
President, American Action Forum
George Kurian
Chief Executive Officer, Director, NetApp
Mark McLaughlin
Chairman, President and CEO, Palo Alto Networks

Attendee Demographics


Attendance at Best of Breed is limited to those innovative leaders that have been featured on CRN® editorial lists (SP500, MSP500, Tech Elite 250, NextGen 250 and Fast Growth 150).

Build and strengthen relationships with 150 C-level executives from the solution providers dominating the IT industry – and the up-and-coming organizations you need to know.


Giving Back

Channel@Work is our way of giving back to the community that has given us so much over the past three decades. This charitable arm of The Channel Company’s events group is designed to bring the IT community together to connect and give back to the local communities that host our events.

Check back soon for more information on our charity project at Best of Breed 2016.

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