The Managed Services and Hosting Summit, one of the UK's leading channel events, seems to be hitting the spot with a record number of early registrations, now well over 200. The growth in the sector means new opportunities for existing MSPs and new entrants, and the high proportion of CxOs attending (>70%) is therefore to be expected, say organisers IT Europa and Angel Business Communications.
The event, which will take place at 155 Bishopsgate, London, on 21 September 2016, has also already attracted a very strong line-up of more than 20 sponsors including many of the industry's most innovative vendors and service providers. FalconStor, LOGICnow (now part of SolarWinds MSP), Schneider Electric and Sinefa have been confirmed as Platinum-level sponsors; Autotask, ESET, Ingram Micro and Kaseya as Gold; ConnectWise, Digital Realty, Exponential-E, Infrascale, Intronis/Barracuda, LogicMonitor, Mimecast, RingCentral, StorageCraft, Volta, Webroot and WellData as Silver.
Now in its sixth year, the Managed Services and Hosting Summit 2016 will focus on how the market is changing and what it will take for MSPs to succeed in this brave new digital world. Under the theme of "The Digital Dividend – The Role of Managed Services in a Digital World", this year's event will examine the rapid changes taking place currently in the industry and among IT customers. The way companies are buying IT is changing, creating threats and opportunities for existing MSPs and new market entrants alike, just as IT models themselves are undergoing fundamental change.
The strong speaker line-up will feature Mark Paine of Gartner addressing the question "Where Next for MSPs?" Value Added Resellers and other suppliers who have transitioned their business to Managed Service Provision are only at the start of their journey, he says. Customers will lead them in to the world of enterprise cloud applications, integration and software development as they become participants in the digital business ecosystem. This session will explore the reasons why customers will demand more from MSPs and give advice on how to transform to the new world.
In another keynote, "The Age of the Customer," Tiffani Bova, Salesforce's Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist (and former Gartner VP, Distinguished Analyst and Research Fellow) will address how companies of all sizes can create new business practices that leverage technology to strengthen customer relationships and accelerate sales and growth. Attendees will hear actionable takeaways on how to create a customer-centric business and long-lasting brand loyalty.
The UK Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2016 is a management-level event designed to help channel organisations identify opportunities arising from the increasing demand for managed and hosted services and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed at supporting sales. The event is jointly staged by IT Europa and Angel Business Communications and will take place at 155 Bishopsgate, London, on 21 September 2016. MSPs, resellers and integrators wishing to attend the convention and vendors, distributors or service providers interested in sponsorship opportunities can find further information at: www.mshsummit.com
About IT Europa
IT Europa is a leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. In addition to its news services the company markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors. For further details visit: www.iteuropa.com
About Angel Business Communications
Angel Business Communications is a leading B2B publisher and conference and exhibition organiser. ABC has developed skills in various market sectors - including Semiconductor Manufacturing, IT - Storage Networking, Data Centres and Solar manufacturing. With offices in both Watford and Coventry, it has the infrastructure to develop a leadership role in the markets it serves by providing a multi-faceted approach to the business of providing business with the information it needs. For further information visit: www.angelbc.com