The channel must embrace next generation technologies if it is to prosper, says Ingram Micro


The channel must embrace the cloud and the technologies accelerating the Fourth Industrial Revolution if it is to continue to thrive. This is the message that Ingram Micro will deliver at its annual UK Cloud Summit, being held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on Thursday 24 May.

Ingram Micro Cloud will be joined by lead sponsor Microsoft and key speakers from companies such as Acronis, Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), Docusign, Dropbox, Picadilly Group and Veeam. The breakout sessions are set to cover AI, big data, and cyber security technology – all within the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, offering the VARs, MSPs, systems integrators and ISVs in attendance unique insights on how they can respond to the opportunities offered by the technologies that are set to change industries

Apay Obang-Oyway, Director of Cloud UK&I at Ingram Micro, commented: "The channel is at a crossroads as it grapples with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the choices partners make today will have a direct impact on their future prosperity. The cloud is at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is already starting to change our lives, and we continue to have an important role in enabling our partner organisations to excel. Many partners are now looking at how they can evolve and adapt to support their customers in this revolution to harness the power of the cloud for business success.

"This year's UK Cloud Summit offers an excellent opportunity for the channel to get the inside track from highly knowledgeable thought leaders in the sector and from industry."

Apay continued: "The infinite technology session will discuss digital transformation in practice. Leading cloud architects and consultants will deliver hands-on experience in cutting-edge innovations and developments. Alongside this, partners will be taught how to unlock the power of business intelligence with infinite data, which will cover leading themes such as big data, artificial intelligence, virtualisation and next generation security.

"This will be a great opportunity for partners to network with like-minded businesses and gain industry insights. The knowledge provided throughout the day will be instrumental in helping them accelerate their business to the next level by providing the ability to enhance customer acquisition and retention, and ultimately, drive better business outcomes," Apay concluded.

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