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Expert Panel on Emerging Opportunities in IoT, DevOps, Security and Public Cloud Workloads Hosted at Navigate by Continuum

Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, is hosting the expert panel, “Emerging MSP Opportunities in IoT, DevOps, Security & Public Cloud Workloads,” at Navigate 2016, the company’s third annual user conference. Nearly 650 attendees are coming together at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, September 30, 2016. Joe Panettieri, co-founder and Content Czar of ChannelE2E, is moderating. Panelists include Brian Coffey, Channel Account Manager at Webroot®; Bruce Nelson, President at Vertical Solutions, an R.L. Nelson Company; Glenn Grant, CEO & Chief Visionary at G2 Tech Group and Charles Love, Manager of Untangled Solutions Service Delivery at Wheelhouse IT (formerly Untangled Solutions).

“This discussion is going to push the bounds of what MSPs might consider to be viable solutions and services that they can provide to their customer base,” said Brian Coffey, Channel Account Manager at Webroot. “If MSPs are looking for ways to grow their business, this discussion will take their thoughts in directions that they haven’t considered before.”

On Thursday, September 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., the panel is exploring emerging recurring revenue opportunities, diving into consumer and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) trends, DevOps opportunities and new ways to monetize public cloud workloads – while safeguarding data in transit and at rest. This session includes open microphones for attendees to pose their most pressing questions.

Joe Panettieri is co-founder and Content Czar of ChannelE2E, guiding IT service providers from Entrepreneur to Exit (E2E). Panettieri is one of the best known media entrepreneurs in the IT channel, having previously co-launched, built and sold MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin' Cloud. Follow him @JoePanettieri, @ChannelE2E and at http://www.ChannelE2E.com.

Brian Coffey has worked in the security industry for the past 12 years with Webroot. He has held multiple roles from Systems Engineer to Product Manager to his current role supporting strategic RMM partnerships. These roles have allowed Brian to build a unique understanding and perspective of the ever-evolving threat landscape and its impact on technology innovation. While security presents MSPs with real challenges, it also opens the door to building out richer security offerings for customers. To view a video of Brian talking about the panel and Navigate, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ysikZ187M.

Glenn Grant is the founder of G2 Tech Group with over 20 years of experience in the IT support industry. As one of the pioneers in managed IT services, he facilitated the transition from a “break-fix” reactive support mentality to a proactive, results-oriented managed services approach. In recent years, Glenn has taken this initiative one step further, pivoting G2 from the traditional IT MSP model to a full-service provider of managed DevOps on the Amazon Web Services cloud platform. G2 helps SaaS entrepreneurs reach beyond simple cloud hosting to align their technology with the scalability and growth demands of today’s highly competitive market. To view a video of Glenn talking about G2 Tech and Navigate, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPb9QWt9WPg.

Charles Love has been working in IT support and consulting since 1997. Previously, he was working on his FAA A&P Airline Mechanic Certification. Charles’ role includes developing new and streamlined processes for all of Untangled Solutions’ offerings and solutions. Charles’ daily focus is the operational duties revolving around back end customer systems, including Help Desk, NOC services, RMM tools, billing systems, backup systems, cloud farm and various other customer facing cloud based products. In 2014, Charles was voted into the CompTIA Managed Services Executive Council. He is an invited speaker at many industry events.

Bruce Nelson started his career in public accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) consulting with a focus on the implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics GP solution. The experience gained by working with hundreds of clients in various industries positioned Bruce to take on his role as President of Vertical Solutions. For more than eight years, Bruce has successfully led the transition from break fix IT services to the managed services model and transition to a cloud solution provider. To view his video, visit: https://continuum.wistia.com/medias/gpsjdk65bx.

The annual industry event for Continuum’s MSP partners, Navigate is reaching new heights by bringing together the very top in thought leadership, inspiration and best practices – all focused on the growth of MSPs and the success of the IT channel. Navigate’s unique content is designed to help improve business strategies, increase sales and marketing efforts and gain a deeper understanding of Continuum’s platform – enabling MSPs to change their business model and become the most successful in the industry. With 36 breakout sessions across six tracks and four keynote addresses, Navigate has become an unprecedented event, going beyond Continuum as a company and setting new standards for the industry. To learn more, visit: https://www.continuum.net/navigate2016. For the latest updates, follow #nav16 on Twitter.

Navigate 2016 registration is open to Continuum’s MSP partners. The event is sold out. To join the waitlist to attend, visit: https://page.continuum.net/navigate2016-sold-out-waitlist.

About Continuum
Continuum is the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company that allows its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for their small-and-medium-sized business clients. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading Network Operations Center (NOC) and Help Desk. The company employs more than 1,300 professionals worldwide, monitors 1 million endpoints for its 5,800 partners including MSPs servicing more than 60,000 SMB customers and web hosting providers protecting nearly 250,000 servers worldwide with Continuum’s R1Soft product line. The company established the Continuum Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing financial support to charities focused on helping veterans find jobs in IT. For more information, visit https://www.continuum.net/ or https://www.r1soft.com/ and follow on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.

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