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Best of Breed Conference 2017
October 9, 2017 to October 10, 2017
Atlanta, GA

An Invitation Only Exclusive Thought Leadership Conference

The CRN® Best of Breed Conference brings together a prestigious gathering of 100+ of the most influential executives from CRN’s Solution Provider 500, Tech Elite 250, and Fast Growth 250 communities. 

Building upon CRN's cutting-edge content, this event is executed at the highest level of quality and is renowned for its innovative content, insight, and executive peer networking opportunities.  

Take advantage of this opportunity to be part of the conversation and develop the future IT channel agenda. 

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Top Reasons to Attend

 An Exclusive Event. Bringing together the top vendor and solution provider organizations in an intimate executive-level conference.
 Exclusive Peer-to-Peer Networking. VIPs from top-performing solution providers come together to build relationships and develop strategies with peers.
 Leadership. A thought leadership conference for executives dedicated to achieving the highest levels of performance in the IT channel.
 The 2018 Agenda. Get involved in the conversations that will form the 2018 solution provider business agenda.

What Our Attendees Say

"One of the best uses of my time to establish relationships with CEO peers from across the Country to swap ideas on Channel IT Strategy..."

-CEO & President, DP Solutions

The BoB conference is a great forum for channel leadership to collaborate and innovate during a period or dramatic industry transformation. The Channel Company is to be commended for their ongoing commitment to this forum.

-CEO, GreenPages Technology Solutions


"The BOB Conference is where you can get a view of the future from the leaders of the industry."

— Vice President & COO, ImageQuest

"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."

— President & CEO, Axispoint

BOB is the most relevant conference for any CEO running a solution provider. Well worth the couple of days spent there.

-President, Saratoga


"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."

— President, Strategic Business Development, Tier3MD

The size and careful selection of Best of Breed attendees allowed for extremely positive interactions at all times with little to no "white noise" that normally buzzes around larger events.


2016 Premium Sponsors


HP Inc.







Lenovo Software



HP Enterprise




2016 Event Sponsors

EVault by Carbonite
GreatAmerica Financial Services
Red Hat
Sophos with tagline
SunGard Availability Services
Viavi Solutions
Work Market

Event Format

Private 1:1 Meetings
Have open conversations with the channel's top vendor and solution provider organizations.

Informative Sessions
Get the most up-to-date information on the channel.
Executive Networking
Network with an elite group of peers from CRN’s Solution Provider 500, Tech Elite 250, and Fast Growth 250 communities
The Best Speakers
The Best of Breed conference would not be complete without our high-caliber and well-respected industry leaders.

Best of Breed Advisory Board

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

Event Speakers

Michael Dell
Michael Dell
Chairman & CEO, Dell Technologies
Pat Gelsinger
Pat Gelsinger
CEO, VMware
Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


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 2017.

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