Dec 11-13, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

NexGen 2017 Conference & Technology Expo

The NexGen 2017 Technology Expo is designed for solution providers on the cutting edge of the channel. These early adopters are a step ahead of the pack and actively seek out new solutions to drive more revenue and future profits. NexGen attendees consistently find innovative technologies, trusted partners and advanced strategies that transform their value proposition into a next-generation service provider.

Samsung Ruckus Wireless

Disruptive Innovation

Creating Customer Value With Business Technology Expertise

Solution Providers are in a race against time and are caught between the latest phases of disruption.  Customers are moving fast, vendors are bringing technologies to market at unprecedented levels, solution provider business models are in a permanent state of flux, and nearly every IT solution must be a part of cloud.
The NexGen 2017 Conference & Technology Expo will help leading-edge solution providers innovate and capitalize during these disruptive times with content and technologies focused on AI, business analytics; cloud computing; infrastructure and data center; IoT; mobility and apps; digital marketing; networking; and cyber and IT security. 

Cloud Computing

Identify the cloud-based solutions which will help expand your business. Acquire tactics on how to monetize new cloud-based computing models.

IoT & Big Data

Find the latest IoT Data Analytics Platforms and technologies. Connect with peers and partners and gain insight on how to manage your IoT practice.


Access innovative technologies and valuable partnerships that will help protect your business from cybersecurity threats.

Artificial Intelligence

Discover the practical business opportunities of AI. Learn how to transform your business with our AI focused sessions.


What Our Attendees Say

"This was the most wonderful conference I have EVER been to!  I met so many great people and two amazing partners, that we are immediately going to begin delivering solutions together. I was able to speak to a lot of vendors and am meeting with IBM to begin testing Bluemix.  I met with Corent, Orbitera and several others and am so happy I came.”

 ► Jerod Powell, Founder & CEO, InfinIT Consulting

“I’m really happy I was invited to the NexGen Conference, I made some really good contacts with a couple of vendors that I’ll probably be looking to work with right away! Just wanted to let you know I received some great value for more time.”

 Keith Parent, CEO, Court Square Group

"When I was first approached about attending, I was hesitant given the time of year and the number of initiatives that I am currently managing in preparation for the coming fiscal year. However, I can truly say that I am very happy that I prioritized this event.
I was able to not only increase my network of contacts with other thought leaders within the industry, but I was also able to identify “actionable” takeaways that will help me positively impact my businesses bottom-line."

 Charles Stafford, Vice President of Technical Operations, Matrix Integration

"In order to succeed, partnerships are critical.  I am excited that this event provides the opportunities to connect, share best practices, and find ways to round out my portfolio."

 Alex Brown, CEO, 10th Magnitude

"Cloud computing is not just a new technology and is not just a new approach to IT service delivery.  Cloud computing is transformative in its ability to enable change and growth for business of all sizes."

 Allen Falcon, CEO, Cumulus Global

2017 Premium Sponsors







APC by Schneider Electric








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2017 Event Sponsors

Buffalo Technologies
GreatAmerica Financial Services
Kaspersky Lab
PlanetOne Communications
Scale Computing
Sumo Logic
Tech Data

Conference Sessions


NexGen Strategic Advisors

Jamie Begin
Jamie Begin
CEO, RightBrain Networks
Allen Falcon
Allen Falcon
CEO, Cumulus Global
Sean Ferrel
Sean Ferrel
CEO & Coach, Managed Solution
Jeff Kaplan
Jeff Kaplan
Managing Director, THINKStrategies
Jason Lambiris
Jason Lambiris
Chief Executive Officer, Apex Digital Solutions
Mark Melvin
Mark Melvin
Chief Technology Officer, ePlus Technology, inc.
Sachin Parikh
VP, Business Development, SNP Technologies, Inc.
Ryan Trimberger
Ryan Trimberger
Co-Founder and CEO, Stratum Technology Management
Chris Ward
Chris Ward
SVP, Technology Solutions, Connection
Alex Brown
CEO, 10th Magnitude, Inc.
Chad Paalman, NuWave Technology Partners
Chad Paalman
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, NuWave Technology Partners
Sean McCarron
Sean McCarron
Vice President of Sales, Smartronix

NexGen Featured Speakers

Michael Knight
Michael Knight
President & CTO, Encore Technology Group
Ben Johnson, Liberty Technology
Ben Johnson
CEO, Liberty Technology
Karl Palachuk, Small Biz Thoughts
Karl Palachuk
Author, Blogger, Consultant, Small Biz Thoughts
Tony Safoian, SADA Systems
Tony Safoian
President and CEO, SADA Systems
Bradley Brodkin, HighVail Systems, Inc.
Bradley Brodkin
President and CEO, HighVail Systems, Inc.
Thomas DelVecchio
Founder, Enterprise Technology Research Group
Sean Ferrel
Sean Ferrel
CEO & Coach, Managed Solution
Gary Elliot, VP Sales Enablement, Magna5
Gary Elliott
VP, Sales Enablement, Magna5
Jeff Kaplan
Jeff Kaplan
Managing Director, THINKStrategies
Stephen DiFranco
Stephen DiFranco
Principal, IoT Advisory Group
David Carter, Encore Technology Group
David Carter
Director - Technical Solutions, Encore Technology Group
Vince Menzione
Vince Menzione
Independent Consultant & Founder, Cloud Wave Partners
Pauline Mulvey
VP, Enteprise Business Technology, Mitchell
Tommy Hong, Enterprise Infrastructure, LoanDepot
Tommy Hong
Enterprise Infrastructure Architecht, LoanDepot
Lauren Nelson, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Lauren Nelson
Principal Analyst, Forrester
John Rossman, Authoer, The Amazon Way
John Rossman
Author, The Amazon Way
Jonathan Taplin, Author, Move Fast and Break Things
Jonathan Taplin
Author, Move Fast and Break Things
Chad Paalman, NuWave Technology Partners
Chad Paalman
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, NuWave Technology Partners
Dorothy Copeland
Dorothy Copeland
Vice President, IBM Global Business Partners, North America, IBM
Asokan Ashok, CEO, Unfold Labs
Asokan Ashok
CEO, UnfoldLabs
Chance Weaver, President, I.T. Responsive
Chance Weaver
President, I.T. Responsive
Charles Podesta, CIO, UCI Health
Charles Podesta
CIO, UCI Health
Allen Falcon
Allen Falcon
CEO, Cumulus Global
Alex Brown
CEO, 10th Magnitude, Inc.
Terry Orletsky, VP of IT, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Terry Orletsky
VP of IT, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Muneyb Minhazuddin, VP Solutions Product Marketing, VMware
Muneyb Minhazuddin
VP, Solutions Product Marketing , VMware
Sarah Morgan, Channel Account Manager, Webroot
Sarah Morgan
Channel Account Manager, Webroot
Jason Waldrop
Chief Executive Officer, CWPS
Nick Heddy
Nick Heddy
SVP of Sales & Marketing, Pax8
Laurie Potratz
Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
Matt Solomon
Director Of Sales, ID Agent
Bruce Sherman
Sr. Manager, Product Management - Service Provider, Insight
Brandon Beverly
Sr. Manager, MSP Channel Sales, Insight
Terence Ford
Regional Services Account Executive – Infrastructure Services Solution Sales,
Lesley Meunier
Social Media Manager, Marketing, ConnectWise
Robert Carapezzi
Director, Product Marketing, CommVault
Ryan Walsh
Ryan Walsh
Chief Channel Officer, Pax8
Mark Sangster
VP, Strategic Marketing, eSentire
Ron Gill
VP, Americas Sales, Aerohive Networks
EricTorres, Channel Development Manager, Datto
Eric Torres
Channel Development Manager, Datto
Shannon Lucas, Senior Systems Engineer, FireEye
Shannon Lucas
Senior Systems Engineer, FireEye
Cory Hintz, Sales Engineer, eFolder
Cory Hintz
Sales Engineer, eFolder
Gabriel Chapman
Senior Manager, HCI GTM, NetApp
Jeanette Lee
Jeanette Lee
Director of Global Field Sales Enablement, Ruckus Wireless
John Shaw
John Shaw
CEO, Digital Nebula
Mark Sher, Vice President of Cloud Voice Solutions, Intermedia
Mark Sher
Vice President of Cloud Voice Solutions, Intermedia
Eric Roach, Global Vice President, Field Channel Sales & Distribution, Intermedia
Eric Roach
Global Vice President, Field Channel Sales & Distribution, Intermedia
Noah Johnson
Account Executive, Lenovo

Who Should Attend



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 NexGen Conference & Expo 2017.