August 19, 2018 to August 20, 2018
San Antonio, TX

XChange SLED Will Be Co-Located With XChange 2018

XChange SLED is an ideal addition to XChange 2018. XChange SLED will bring together an additional 30 Solution Providers who are focused on the State, Local and Education markets at the conference. SLED Solution Providers will unite for 1½ days, attending Sunday and Monday’s XChange Keynotes, participating in SLED-focused Boardrooms, and attending a series of Breakout Sessions dedicated to discussing the unique needs of selling IT services and solutions to the public sector.

XChange SLED attendees benefit from networking amongst the broad range of VARS and Solution Providers at XChange, as well as being able to break off into smaller groups of State-, Local- and Education-focused IT Integrators to compare notes and share best practices. 

For more information on being part of XChange SLED, please contact Cody Savoie csavoie@thechannelco.com.


Top Reasons to Attend


  Insight. Learn about trends, strategies and emerging opportunities from industry analysts

  Connections. Network with your peers and top technology vendors

  Information. Gain knowledge about new technology solutions and services

  Intelligence. Gather information on your competitors


XChange SLED events is the best event for any MSP looking to become a major vendor in the SLED market.
-Network Solutions Provider
XChange provides some of the best opportunities to really connect with partners in the industry.
- CRC Data Technologies
Attending SLED was absolutely the best time investment I have made this year. The ability to learn, collaborate, and network, with industry leaders on IT trends, products, and solutions, generated immediate opportunities and thoughts that will translate to revenue and growth for our company.

- Signature Technology Group

The insight into the SLED markets from the vendors was fantastic and the panel sessions were excellent. - Computer Design Center

2018 Premier Sponsors




2018 Event Sponsors


The Format

Boardroom Conversations
Learn about new products and services during interactive closed door boardroom sessions. Gain unparalleled perspective through discussion and debate with a group of 12 -15 integrators who focus on state, local and education markets.
Solutions Pavilion
Talk directly to vendors and learn about their new products, programs and solutions that can help grow your business. All XChange SLED attendees can take advantage of the XChange Solutions Pavilion featuring 80+ Tech Suppliers.

Enjoy several hours of networking time as you build connections with peers and vendors. 

Our Advisors

Ken Patterson
Ken Patterson
VP of Operations, TeamLogicIT
Luis Alvarez
President & CEO, Alvarez Technology Group
Jason Rook
VP, Alliances, 10th Magnitude
David  DeCamillis
David DeCamillis
Director of Business Development , Platte River Networks
Stel Valavanis
CEO, onShore Security
Allen Falcon
Allen Falcon
CEO, Cumulus Global
Lawrence Van Deusen
Lawrence Van Deusen
Director, Network Integration, Dimension Data
John Head
John Head
Chief Evangelist & Business Development, PSC Group, LLC
Jason Wright
Managing Director, All Covered
Michael Knight
Michael Knight
President & CTO, Encore Technology Group
Phillip Walker, Network Solutions Provider
Phillip Walker
CEO, Network Solutions Provider
Michael Lomonaco
Director Marketing & Communications, OST
George Pashardis
George Pashardis
VP, Healthcare, ePlus Technology

XChange SLED 2018 Speakers

Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon
Sr. Manager, State and Local Industry Analysis, Deltek
Todd Kimbriel
Todd Kimbriel
CIO, State of Texas
Chris Laping, Founder, People Before Things
Chris Laping
CIO, Coffee & Bagel Brands, Best-Selling Author
Glenn O'Donnell
VP, Research Director , Forrester
Robert DeMarzo
SVP, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company
Jeff Jennings
National SLED Practice Director, Fortinet
Vennard Wright, WSSC
Vennard Wright
CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Ramon Torres
Regional Sales Manager, Vertiv
Deborah Giles, Executive Director, Texas Technology Consortium
Deborah Giles
Executive Director , Texas Technology Consortium
Craig Hopkins, CIO, City of San Antonio
Craig Hopkins
CIO, City of San Antonio

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.  For questions about this great initiative, please contact Allison Cohen, Event Director acohen@thechannelco.com