Google, Microsoft, HP and IBM to Take to the Stage in Free Channel Seminars

By Crn Partner Connect, PRNE
Thursday, May 5, 2011

LONDON, May 6, 2011 - Speakers from some of the world's leading technology organisations will
be sharing their insights on the industry at CRN Partner Connect
( next Thursday, 12 May, in order to help
the channel maximise profits over the coming year.

Visitors to the UK's premier channel event will be able to hear Google's
Head of Channels EMEA, Peter Lorant, discussing the changing role of vendors
in the channel; Barry Ridgeway and James Akrigg from Microsoft will be
presenting on the channel effects of cloud computing, while David Chalmers
and Kevin Matthews from HP will be sharing their views on how MSPs can
maximise margins in the cloud market.

Other seminars on generating revenues and building business through SaaS,
will be hosted by Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA's president, and Simon Baker,
IBM's cloud leader.

For those resellers, integrators and consultants looking to secure
government contracts, the day will conclude with a panel discussion on the
challenges faced by public sector CTOs.

Sara Yirrell, Editor of CRN (, comments:
"Our line-up of speakers has been hand-picked to benefit resellers hoping to
increase their share of the enormous market for cloud services, and maximise
the opportunities that exist. From developing profitable cloud business
models to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technological
developments, CRN Partner Connect will provide the resources, information and
networks to achieve excellent business growth.

"However, traditional markets are also well catered for, and we're
anticipating a good turnout with excellent networking opportunities as
always. The positive feedback we've had from previous years would suggest
it's a breeding ground for new business."

In response to requests from channel partners, the Partner Connect
Exhibition will be divided into technology zones for ease of navigation.
These include: Infrastructure and Hardware, Web Services and Cloud,
Peripherals, Software, Network and Comms.

CRN Partner Connect takes place on Thursday, 12 May at the Ricoh Arena
( in Coventry. To register for free, please click
here (

For more information, please contact:

TopLine Communications (



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