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Best of Breed Conference 2017
Date
October 9, 2017 to October 10, 2017
Location
Atlanta, GA
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 11:30 am to 6:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom Foyer

Registration/Information Desk Open


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

BoB Opening Remarks: Living In Disruptive Times

As the CTO of one of the industry’s largest solution provider’s Bill Briggs wants his firm to be known as designers of disruption—reshaping business as usual for clients. From the time he took over as CTO five years ago, Briggs believed his job was to make sure his team lived up to that vision—in the innovation brought to each project and in how Deloitte employees work, play, geek-out over all things digital. He will share his views on how today’s disruptive technologies are reshaping the channel and on the future of customers’ businesses.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

The BoB CEO Interview With HP Enterprise's Meg Whitman: How Growth Through Acquisition Is Reshaping HPE

In this wide-ranging interview, HPE's CEO Meg Whitman will address the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the IT industry and channel. Whitman will offer insight into how HPE's recent acquisitions of flash-storage leader Nimble and hyperconvergence pioneer SimpliVity are paying dividends for the company and its partners. Whitman will also share her insight in to the forces reshaping the IT industry and what markets represent the biggest gains for solution providers in the coming years. 


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

BoB Keynote: Solution Provider CEO Spotlight: Tyler Beecher, Trace3: The Business Of Being A Solution Provider

Hear from the leader of one of today's most innovative solution providers on what is driving the channel forward. Tyler Beecher will shed light on the biggest trends impacting today's solution providers and how partners must evolve their business model to remain relevant. Beecher will discuss his views on leadership which he believes is a privilege as well as how Trace3 has evolved its business model to include such innovative solutions as DevOPOs, advanced analytics, could and security consulting services.

 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

BoB Executive Keynote: AWS Marketplace & Service Catalog: Accelerating Customer Innovation With Channel Partners

As customers move to the cloud and become more agile, their expectations around the speed and efficiency of software procurement and fulfillment are increasing as a result.  Partners that deliver consulting, advisory, professional and managed services to customers need to be able to purchase and deploy the required software solutions in days not weeks.   In this session, AWS Marketplace leaders we will explore how the software channel is evolving, including the economic and business forces that are creating this change. Attendees will learn about AWS Marketplace’s unique approach to enabling this evolution, creating profitability for consulting partners, delivering cost savings to customers and facilitating new channel relationships.

AWS Marketplace

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom A

Executive Briefing: Are You Kidding Me?

When we are introduced to a new technology, our first reaction is often “are you kidding me?”  At first, we can’t believe that something like that exists and then, just a short time later, it has become central to all we do. In this talk for senior leaders, find out how LogicMonitor is developing innovative solutions focused on infrastructure monitoring.  Their technology has become the choice for leading service providers and top enterprises.  After seeing the LogicMonitor platform, a solution provider executive can say “are you kidding me?”  LogicMonitor’s current customers did at first, and now they can’t live without it as they deploy it across their infrastructure and in innovative use cases with IOT.

LogicMonitor

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom B

Executive Briefing: HPE: Innovation For Your Sake

Innovation for its own sake is impressive but it doesn’t take a solution provider very far. That’s why HPE makes sure its innovation focuses on a partner’s customers, as well as on their success. HPE is making solutions like SimpliVity and Nimble available only from partners like those attending  BoB. See how partners can benefit from other HPE innovations like Aruba networking products, Gen10 servers and more that help solution providers corner the market in the intelligent edge and hybrid IT. Attendees will learn about HPE Pointnext innovations that are creating an entirely new way for customers to acquire and consume technology. These are solutions available only from leading partners--and that’s just as it should be.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom C

Executive Briefing: The Power of One: Dell EMC Partner Program And Opportunities To Embrace The Future

Customers are asking to work with fewer vendors; they’re looking for true partners who can holistically guide customers along their digital transformation journeys. Join Dell EMC’s John Byrne and Gregg Ambulos for an interactive conversation around how Dell EMC is helping business thrive today by thinking about tomorrow. Participants will hear about the unique scale and scope Dell EMC provides to guide the transformational journey and the unprecedented opportunities for partners to go big and win big.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

The BoB CEO Interview With Dell Technologies' Michael Dell: Managing One Of The Industry's Broadest IT Portfolios

Michael Dell is no stranger to the BoB Conference. The CEO of Dell Technologies who oversees one of the broadest product and solution portfolios wants to address the big industry issues with today's solution provider leaders. Dell will discuss his views on how the collective forces of Dell, EMC, RSA, VMWare are helping customers and partners transform. Dell will share his views on what has worked well through the integration of these brands and what partners can expect moving forward.


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Overlook East

Welcome Reception

Join us for hosted drinks and reception stations to kick off the event!

Sponsored by:

Samsung

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Dinners

                        

 Juniper NetworksLenovo  Pax8

RSA

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:00 am to 6:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom Foyer

Registration/Information Desk Open
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:15 am to 8:00 am

Overlook West

Networking Breakfast
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 8:15 am to 9:00 am

Ellington Ballroom DEF

Economic Outlook: The Indicators And Forecasts That Will Impact Your Business, Customers & Suppliers

Each year, the BoB Conference invites  one of the nation's leading economists to share their thoughts on the outlook for the U.S. and global economies. This year, CNBC Senior Contributor and National Review Economics Editor Larry Kudlow will take to the stage to share his views on the latest market and economic trends impacting U.S. businesses. Of course, he will share his thoughts on the impact of the Trump administration's policies on business growth and the overall economy. Kudlow, who is also the founder and CEO of Kudlow and Co., an economic research and consulting firm, is a familiar face in Washington and on Wall Street. He is a renowned free market, supply-side economist armed with knowledge, vision and integrity acquired over a storied career spanning three decades. He offers a tremendous wealth of insight and expertise to help investors better navigate tomorrow's evolving economic and political terrain.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Ellington Ballroom DEF

Executive Panel: What’s On The Horizon: How Today’s Tech Leaders Are Innovating In A Rapidly Changing IT Channel

Today’s leading technology suppliers are innovating their technology offerings and channel programs at an unprecedented pace. The IT supply chain is undergoing massive disruption as it shifts to a cloud/hybrid cloud world. Customers, solutions providers, tech suppliers and ISVs are working harder than ever to transform their business models to remain relevant. This panel discussion will focus on how today’s leading channel-focused vendors are meeting today’s challenges head on and innovating their products and services. These vendors know they must over deliver every day to maintain high levels of partner and customer satisfaction.

This special panel will be moderated by a BoB Board member.

Panel will feature executives from the following companies:

       Fortinet         Samsung        

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 9:45 am to 11:20 am

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Meetings

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

The BoB CEO Interview With Docker's Steve Singh: Understanding The Container Craze

Steven Singh recently took over as CEO of Docker, which uses containers as the modern way to build software. Among programming teams, Docker has become so ubiquitous that IBM, Oracle and Cisco tout the availability of the technology to their customers. But converting usage into dollars remains a hurdle.  Attendees will hear the views of the former Concur  CEO  on how containers are changing the way software is managed in more efficient and portable manners. Docker is growing at an incredible rate and is now seeing widespread traction in the developer community and enterprise market. Singh said Docker is at the forefront of a fundamental shift taking place across technology. Developers no longer have to worry about servers and storage, thanks to Amazon and Google opening up their data centers. Hear from the CEO who only three years helped sell Concur Technologies to SAP for $8 billion.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Lunches

        

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Overlook West

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by:

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 2:40 pm

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Meetings

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom A

Executive Briefing: Digital Workplace Trends And How To Create New Customer-Centric Solutions

Digital trends such as new employee demographics, workplace transformations and future-defined data centers are driving innovative, customer-centric solutions and processes, such as commercial smart hub, smart office and 2-in-1 computing devices. Come learn how Lenovo is at the forefront of these digital workplace trends and creating new customer-centric solutions designed to help customers save time and be more efficient, enable workplace flexibility and increase ease of connectivity.

Lenovo

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom B

Executive Briefing: How Aruba Is Changing The Old Rules Of Networking—A Partner Case Study.

Customers are embracing mobile and cloud. Aruba is unleashing the next wave of innovation to deliver a unified mobile-first, cloud-first, secure IoT architecture that customers can take into the future and provides our partners the ability to drive profitable growth. In this session, Jack Margossian President of Comport Technology Solutions, one of Aruba’s leading partners will discuss how they have built a thriving vertical solutions business based on the highly differentiated Aruba platform. Learn how Aruba’s mobile-first, security and IoT-ready solutions set you apart from the competition with the broadest market reach for a multi-billion-dollar, fast-growth market.

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom C

Executive Briefing: Connecting Beyond The Network--How Partners Can Benefit

Extreme Networks has brought together the best of Avaya and Zebra networking and will soon add Brocade’s data center networking business into the fold as well. As a result, Extreme Networks now has more to offer solution providers than ever before, from the data center to the private cloud. In a world more connected than ever before, Extreme is laser-focused on providing simplicity, enhanced security, and visibility to the environments of its customers. Bob Gault, Extreme’s chief revenue and services officer, will share the vision and strategy behind this new Extreme. Gault will provide insight into how the company is better positioned to benefit its partners’ networking business than any company in the market with the industry’s only end-to-end networking solution for the enterprise network. Learn why Extreme is considered today’s market visionary and how its expanded product offering brings partners new networking options and many more partnering opportunities.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

The BoB CEO Interview With VMware's Pat Gelsinger: Driving The New Mobile Cloud Era

VMware has been at the forefront of the cloud movement since its very beginning. The company rode the cloud wave to emerge as a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology thanks in large part to its CEO Pat Gelsinger. So what's next for VMware and its partners? Gelsinger will discuss what the company's move into hybrid cloud and mobility mean to partners and what tools and skills they need to thrive.


 

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom A

Executive Briefing: Defining The Strategic Opportunities With VMware

VMware channel leaders will drill down into the details of the Best of Breed keynote by the company’s CEO Pat Gelsinger. This session, led by Frank Rauch, VMWare's vice president, Americas Partner Organization, will focus on monetization and execution opportunities for the channel. Rauch will offer details on specific growth strategies including data centers modernization, empowering the digital workspace, transforming security and integrating public clouds. While Gelsinger will set the stage with his vision for VMware’s strategy, Rauch will focus on how VMware channel partners can execute on the strategy to grow their revenue and profit margin. 

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom B

Executive Briefing: How Printers Can Expose Your End Point Security Strategy

Where do printers fall in a solution provider’s current endpoint security practices?  Many customers are investing millions in protecting laptops, servers and data centers, but overlook the importance of securing their print infrastructure.  Of those organizations that deploy print security, many report having only basic measures in place.  John Tate, from HP’s Commercial Print team, will use real-world examples of how printers can expose your customer’s network. He will also discuss what HP is doing to help  partners protect customers from the next wave of security attacks.

HP Inc.

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom C

Executive Briefing: Help Customers Make Data-Driven Decisions—Wherever, Whenever

NetApp knows that great products alone will not make a vendor or its partners successful. Tech suppliers must understand and be poised to react to the pace of change, providing the right models and resources to take advantage of the significant shifts taking place in the market.  NetApp’s differentiated vision, growing portfolio and  investments are based on the knowledge that customers differentiate themselves by making data-driven decisions, requiring access and management of their data wherever, whenever.

NetApp

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

BoB Keynote: Solution Provider CEO Spotlight: Tom Deierlein, ThunderCat Technology: My Personal Leadership Philosophy

Hear from Tom Deierlein, CEO of ThunderCat Technology, the leader of one of today's most innovative solution providers on what is driving the channel forward. Deierlein will shed light on the biggest trends impacting today's solution providers and how partners must evolve their business model to remain relevant. Deierlein will share his leaderships views which were shaped by his military training and tenure as a U.S. Army Major along with his combat experience during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was wounded by a sniper during active duty and spent 8 months of intensive care and rehabilitation. Deierlein has played key roles with several innovative technology vendors before becoming CEO of ThunderCat, a service-disabled, veteran owned small business which serves a wide range of U.S. government agencies and departments.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom EF

BoB Closing Remarks: The Channel’s Future--Unlocking The Big Opportunities

Some of the industry’s greatest minds gather each year at the Best-of-Breed Conference to share their insight into what the future holds for the IT industry. The discussions center on the growth opportunities in the world of business technology solutions along with business model adjustments needed to capitalize on what lies ahead. How do today’s leading solutions providers put into perspective these growth opportunities? Longtime channel veteran Ron Dupler, CEO of IT integrator GreenPages, will offer his insight as part of this year’s closing remarks. Attendees won’t want to miss this opportunity to put into perspective and assess everything that has been said on the big BoB stage and throughout the conference.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Overlook East

Closing Reception

Join us for hosted drinks and reception stations to celebrate a great event!

Sponsored by:

HP Inc.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Dinners

Fortinet                    Informatica

       NetApp   Samsung   

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 - 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Mercer Ballroom Salon G

BoB Leadership Roundtables: Best Practices In Tumultuous Times

(By Invitation Only)

The BoB Leadership Roundtables are designed to bring together today’s leaders so they can share best practices and offer strategic insight into the future of the solution provider business. Expert moderators and peers will help drive a discussion and peer exchange around the most pressing issues of the day including business models, revenue growth, talent management and recruitment, strategic partnerships and coping with the rapid pace of technology change. This three-hour peer-to-peer session will be moderated by Marc Borrelli, a Vistage group chair, business coach, mentor and trusted advisor.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 11:30 am to 6:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom Foyer

Registration/Information Desk Open


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

BoB Opening Remarks: Living In Disruptive Times

As the CTO of one of the industry’s largest solution provider’s Bill Briggs wants his firm to be known as designers of disruption—reshaping business as usual for clients. From the time he took over as CTO five years ago, Briggs believed his job was to make sure his team lived up to that vision—in the innovation brought to each project and in how Deloitte employees work, play, geek-out over all things digital. He will share his views on how today’s disruptive technologies are reshaping the channel and on the future of customers’ businesses.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

The BoB CEO Interview With HP Enterprise's Meg Whitman: How Growth Through Acquisition Is Reshaping HPE

In this wide-ranging interview, HPE's CEO Meg Whitman will address the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the IT industry and channel. Whitman will offer insight into how HPE's recent acquisitions of flash-storage leader Nimble and hyperconvergence pioneer SimpliVity are paying dividends for the company and its partners. Whitman will also share her insight in to the forces reshaping the IT industry and what markets represent the biggest gains for solution providers in the coming years. 


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

BoB Keynote: Solution Provider CEO Spotlight: Tyler Beecher, Trace3: The Business Of Being A Solution Provider

Hear from the leader of one of today's most innovative solution providers on what is driving the channel forward. Tyler Beecher will shed light on the biggest trends impacting today's solution providers and how partners must evolve their business model to remain relevant. Beecher will discuss his views on leadership which he believes is a privilege as well as how Trace3 has evolved its business model to include such innovative solutions as DevOPOs, advanced analytics, could and security consulting services.

 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

BoB Executive Keynote: AWS Marketplace & Service Catalog: Accelerating Customer Innovation With Channel Partners

As customers move to the cloud and become more agile, their expectations around the speed and efficiency of software procurement and fulfillment are increasing as a result.  Partners that deliver consulting, advisory, professional and managed services to customers need to be able to purchase and deploy the required software solutions in days not weeks.   In this session, AWS Marketplace leaders we will explore how the software channel is evolving, including the economic and business forces that are creating this change. Attendees will learn about AWS Marketplace’s unique approach to enabling this evolution, creating profitability for consulting partners, delivering cost savings to customers and facilitating new channel relationships.

AWS Marketplace

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom A

Executive Briefing: Are You Kidding Me?

When we are introduced to a new technology, our first reaction is often “are you kidding me?”  At first, we can’t believe that something like that exists and then, just a short time later, it has become central to all we do. In this talk for senior leaders, find out how LogicMonitor is developing innovative solutions focused on infrastructure monitoring.  Their technology has become the choice for leading service providers and top enterprises.  After seeing the LogicMonitor platform, a solution provider executive can say “are you kidding me?”  LogicMonitor’s current customers did at first, and now they can’t live without it as they deploy it across their infrastructure and in innovative use cases with IOT.

LogicMonitor

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom B

Executive Briefing: HPE: Innovation For Your Sake

Innovation for its own sake is impressive but it doesn’t take a solution provider very far. That’s why HPE makes sure its innovation focuses on a partner’s customers, as well as on their success. HPE is making solutions like SimpliVity and Nimble available only from partners like those attending  BoB. See how partners can benefit from other HPE innovations like Aruba networking products, Gen10 servers and more that help solution providers corner the market in the intelligent edge and hybrid IT. Attendees will learn about HPE Pointnext innovations that are creating an entirely new way for customers to acquire and consume technology. These are solutions available only from leading partners--and that’s just as it should be.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom C

Executive Briefing: The Power of One: Dell EMC Partner Program And Opportunities To Embrace The Future

Customers are asking to work with fewer vendors; they’re looking for true partners who can holistically guide customers along their digital transformation journeys. Join Dell EMC’s John Byrne and Gregg Ambulos for an interactive conversation around how Dell EMC is helping business thrive today by thinking about tomorrow. Participants will hear about the unique scale and scope Dell EMC provides to guide the transformational journey and the unprecedented opportunities for partners to go big and win big.

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

The BoB CEO Interview With Dell Technologies' Michael Dell: Managing One Of The Industry's Broadest IT Portfolios

Michael Dell is no stranger to the BoB Conference. The CEO of Dell Technologies who oversees one of the broadest product and solution portfolios wants to address the big industry issues with today's solution provider leaders. Dell will discuss his views on how the collective forces of Dell, EMC, RSA, VMWare are helping customers and partners transform. Dell will share his views on what has worked well through the integration of these brands and what partners can expect moving forward.


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Overlook East

Welcome Reception

Join us for hosted drinks and reception stations to kick off the event!

Sponsored by:

Samsung

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Dinners

                        

 Juniper NetworksLenovo  Pax8

RSA

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:00 am to 6:30 pm

Ellington Ballroom Foyer

Registration/Information Desk Open
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:15 am to 8:00 am

Overlook West

Networking Breakfast
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 8:15 am to 9:00 am

Ellington Ballroom DEF

Economic Outlook: The Indicators And Forecasts That Will Impact Your Business, Customers & Suppliers

Each year, the BoB Conference invites  one of the nation's leading economists to share their thoughts on the outlook for the U.S. and global economies. This year, CNBC Senior Contributor and National Review Economics Editor Larry Kudlow will take to the stage to share his views on the latest market and economic trends impacting U.S. businesses. Of course, he will share his thoughts on the impact of the Trump administration's policies on business growth and the overall economy. Kudlow, who is also the founder and CEO of Kudlow and Co., an economic research and consulting firm, is a familiar face in Washington and on Wall Street. He is a renowned free market, supply-side economist armed with knowledge, vision and integrity acquired over a storied career spanning three decades. He offers a tremendous wealth of insight and expertise to help investors better navigate tomorrow's evolving economic and political terrain.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Ellington Ballroom DEF

Executive Panel: What’s On The Horizon: How Today’s Tech Leaders Are Innovating In A Rapidly Changing IT Channel

Today’s leading technology suppliers are innovating their technology offerings and channel programs at an unprecedented pace. The IT supply chain is undergoing massive disruption as it shifts to a cloud/hybrid cloud world. Customers, solutions providers, tech suppliers and ISVs are working harder than ever to transform their business models to remain relevant. This panel discussion will focus on how today’s leading channel-focused vendors are meeting today’s challenges head on and innovating their products and services. These vendors know they must over deliver every day to maintain high levels of partner and customer satisfaction.

This special panel will be moderated by a BoB Board member.

Panel will feature executives from the following companies:

       Fortinet         Samsung        

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 9:45 am to 11:20 am

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Meetings

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Ellington Ballroom DEF

The BoB CEO Interview With Docker's Steve Singh: Understanding The Container Craze

Steven Singh recently took over as CEO of Docker, which uses containers as the modern way to build software. Among programming teams, Docker has become so ubiquitous that IBM, Oracle and Cisco tout the availability of the technology to their customers. But converting usage into dollars remains a hurdle.  Attendees will hear the views of the former Concur  CEO  on how containers are changing the way software is managed in more efficient and portable manners. Docker is growing at an incredible rate and is now seeing widespread traction in the developer community and enterprise market. Singh said Docker is at the forefront of a fundamental shift taking place across technology. Developers no longer have to worry about servers and storage, thanks to Amazon and Google opening up their data centers. Hear from the CEO who only three years helped sell Concur Technologies to SAP for $8 billion.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Lunches

        

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Overlook West

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by:

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 2:40 pm

See Personal Schedule for Locations

Private Meetings