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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 7:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open


 

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm 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.

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm 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. 


 

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Solution Provider CEO Spotlight: Tyler Beecher, Trace3


 

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm Networking Break
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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm BoB Executive Keynote: Tech Supplier Spotlight: David McCann, VP, AWS Marketplace & Catalog Services

Leading vendors take to the BoB stage to offer their views on the major growth opportunities for solution providers. Today's leading suppliers are transforming their technology solutions and partner programs to meet the realities of today's market. This keynote delivered by one of the industry's largest and most influential tech companies will help partners understand the strategic role they play in the market and how they are enhancing their value proposition to meet the needs of today's customers.

AWS Marketplace

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

LogicMonitor

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Executive Briefing: HP Enterprise

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Executive Briefing: Dell EMC

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm 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.


 

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Welcome Reception

Sponsored by:

Samsung

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm Private Dinners

                        

  Lenovo  Pax8

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:15 am to 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:15 am to 8:00 am Women's Networking Breakfast
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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open
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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 8:15 am to 9:00 am 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.

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 9:00 am to 9:30 am Executive Panel

Sponsored by:

       Fortinet         Samsung        

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 9:45 am to 11:20 am Private Meetings
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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 11:30 am to 12:15 pm 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.

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Networking Lunch

Sponsored by:

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 2:40 pm Private Meetings
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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Executive Briefing: Lenovo

Lenovo

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Executive Briefing: HP Enterprise

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Executive Briefing: Extreme Networks

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm 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 Executive Briefing: VMware

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm Executive Briefing: HP Inc.

HP Inc.

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

NetApp

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Solution Provider CEO Spotlight: Tom Deierlein, ThunderCat Technology

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.

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm Closing Remarks
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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Closing Reception

HP Inc.

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Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm Private Dinners

Fortinet                    Informatica

       NetApp   Samsung   

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Wed, Oct 11, 2017 - 8:30 am to 11:30 am CEO Roundtables

(By Invitation Only)

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 11:30 am to 7:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm 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 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 Solution Provider CEO Spotlight: Tyler Beecher, Trace3


 

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm Networking Break
 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm BoB Executive Keynote: Tech Supplier Spotlight: David McCann, VP, AWS Marketplace & Catalog Services

Leading vendors take to the BoB stage to offer their views on the major growth opportunities for solution providers. Today's leading suppliers are transforming their technology solutions and partner programs to meet the realities of today's market. This keynote delivered by one of the industry's largest and most influential tech companies will help partners understand the strategic role they play in the market and how they are enhancing their value proposition to meet the needs of today's customers.

AWS Marketplace

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

LogicMonitor

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Executive Briefing: HP Enterprise

 Download to your calendar 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Executive Briefing: Dell EMC

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

Sponsored by:

Samsung

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

                        

  Lenovo  Pax8

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:15 am to 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:15 am to 8:00 am Women's Networking Breakfast
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 8:15 am to 9:00 am 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 Executive Panel

Sponsored by:

       Fortinet         Samsung        

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 9:45 am to 11:20 am Private Meetings
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 11:30 am to 12:15 pm 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 Networking Lunch

Sponsored by:

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 2:40 pm Private Meetings
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Executive Briefing: Lenovo

Lenovo

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Executive Briefing: HP Enterprise

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Executive Briefing: Extreme Networks

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


 

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

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm Executive Briefing: HP Inc.

HP Inc.

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

NetApp

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Solution Provider CEO Spotlight: Tom Deierlein, ThunderCat Technology

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

HP Inc.

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

Fortinet                    Informatica

       NetApp   Samsung   

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

(By Invitation Only)

 Download to your calendar 

Call for Speakers

At XChange Events, we strive to deliver rich content to our audiences. We see industry experts, inspirational leaders and individuals with unique perspectives. We are always interested in learning about prospective speakers for our events. If you would like to be considered, please complete and submit a form to tell us a little about yourself and what you would like to present