|By Marketwired .||
|February 11, 2014 03:00 AM EST||
SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/14 -- Spotlighting its global cloud services leadership, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, today announced registration for its Cloud Summit 2014 is now open to channel partners and prospects worldwide. The annual event will take place in Hollywood, Fla., April 7 - 9, 2014 at the Westin Diplomat. More event details, including registration, are available here. A discounted early-bird registration is open until Feb. 23, 2014 and event registration closes April 4, 2014.
Themed "Rise Above," the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014 is widely recognized as the global IT channel's largest, dedicated cloud services event. With more than 1,000 attendees, the three-day event will attract hundreds of the IT industry's top solution providers (value added resellers, system integrators, managed service providers and telecom service providers), cloud services providers, cloud vendors and other cloud innovators and thought leaders. The event will be keynoted by Internet services mastermind and industry pioneer Terry Jones, the former CIO of Sabre, founder of Travelocity.com and current chairman of Kayak.com. Jones will take main stage to share his views on how companies must adapt to change, strive to create a high-performance, innovative culture and embrace cloud services.
Ingram Micro's Vice President of Managed Services and Cloud Computing Reneé Bergeron will host the event and provide valuable insight into the distributor's global cloud strategy. She will also discuss the changing market dynamics as well as the threats and opportunities cloud-based services bring to the IT channel. Several Ingram Micro channel partners will also present their business successes, discuss lessons learned and share how they teamed with Ingram Micro to reinvent their businesses, embrace cloud and deliver more value to customers.
Attendees will also have several opportunities to network and participate in a variety of business development sessions covering topics around sales, marketing, operations, financing and cloud-driven solutions. Other notable speakers include Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Tiffani Bova, Ingram Micro Chief Executive Officer Alain Monié and Ingram Micro Executive Vice President of Global Business Process and Cloud Computing Nimesh Dave.
"Ingram Micro's Cloud Summit is the place to be for channel partners who are serious about cloud services and want to fast-track their business to success," says Bergeron. "Our goal is for attendees to leave the Cloud Summit with the insights, resources, relationships and confidence they need to build a stronger business, profit from cloud services sales and deliver exceptional service and value to their customers. The future of IT is cloud computing and Ingram Micro is committed to leading the market and ensuring our partners are well positioned to rise above and prosper."
Follow the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit on Twitter via the hashtag #IMCloud2014 or by visiting IngramMicroCloud.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.
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