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Cloud Partners Announces HPs Sue Barsamian as Kickoff Keynote Speaker

VIRGO, an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, is pleased to announce that Sue Barsamian, senior vice president and general for HP’s Enterprise Group (EG) Worldwide Indirect Sales, will be the kickoff keynote speaker at Cloud Partners, a Channel Partners event, Sept. 8-10, in New Orleans.

Sue’s keynote address, “The Higher Cloud: Enabling Agile Businesses with Strategic Solutions,” will focus on how businesses are using cloud more strategically to enable business process transformation that is driven by collaboration among business, finance and IT leaders.

“Cloud Partners is designed to help attendees learn about, find and package the strategic cloud solutions that meet customer needs,” said Katherine Clements, vice president of the Cloud & Communications Network at VIRGO. “We are thrilled to have Sue as a keynote presenter to share her experience and insight in the channel with our audience.”

More than 3,000 channel partners – VARs, agents, systems integrators and MSPs – and their suppliers are expected to attend Cloud Partners, where the focus will be on delivering a “higher cloud” that creates strategic business value for customers.

In addition to keynote presentations from cloud industry leaders, Cloud Partners will feature an extensive education program focused exclusively on cloud service opportunities for solutions providers as well as vendor presentations, selling techniques luncheons, unique networking events and an expo hall with more than 100 innovative cloud vendors.

Cloud Partners will take place September 8-10, 2014, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information about the show and to register, click here.

About Sue Barsamian
Sue Barsamian is the senior vice president and general manager for Enterprise Group (EG) Worldwide Indirect Sales with a charter to drive increased sales and productivity through indirect channels, including resellers, distributors, alliance partners and OEMs. Barsamian and her team are accountable for worldwide indirect revenue, which represents about 70 percent of EG’s total sales. She previously led EG Global Sales and Operations and was the general manager for Technology Services (TS) Support. Barsamian has been an active board member of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and the Kansas State University College of Engineering Advisory Board since 2011.

About Channel Partners
Channel Partners magazine is the leading publication for telecom and IT distribution channels. For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online (www.channelpartnersonline.com) delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com) and Cloud Partners (cloud.channelpartnersconference.com), Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.

About VIRGO Publishing
VIRGO is an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel U.S. and world economies.  Our mission is to help business professionals break through the hype, ambiguity and information deluge they experience, by offering trustworthy guidance on the decisions they need to make — be that early in their decision making process, whilst making a purchase decision, or following the decision when a product, service or ingredient is in use.

We do this in each of our networks by focusing on five key tenets that make their information journey fruitful: Content, Audience, Brands, User Experience and Performance Marketing.

With 19 brands including trade magazines and/or websites, 8 trade shows and regional conferences, training and accreditation programs and an expanding online platform, VIRGO leverages its events, publications, digital and other media to provide integrated solutions for professionals in industries, including healthcare, natural products, telecommunications and self-storage.


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