Channel Partners Keynote Panel Brings Service-Provider Heavyweights Together

The channels industry-wide agenda is a many splendored thing. The channel is diverse, with many power centers and influencers. Without question, that decentralized diversity is a source of strength for the industry. Innovation in the channel comes from many directions and power can shift rapidly in response to innovation.

But not everyone in the channel is equally influential in setting the industrys agenda in 2012. Some players carry disproportionate clout in the industrys councils. Some voices speak loudest.

At the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, March 26-29, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, the industrys full agenda will be visible and much discussed. One element of the education program the Keynote Panel will be particularly visible and much discussed.

The Keynote Panel is for heavyweights only.

Panelists are:

  • Vice President of the Indirect Sales Channel, Michael Jerich, Level 3
  • Channel Chief Dan Sterling, Windstream
  • Vice President of Sales, Blake Wetzel, CenturyLink Channel Alliance
  • VIRGO Publishing Chief Executive Officer John Siefert, panel moderator

The panel will convene at an auspicious moment. Technology transformation is triggering important changes in business models and strategies throughout the channel ecosystem. Last years M&A surge adds another critical wrinkle to a fluid and promising situation.

Key issues include:

  • The status and importance of the key 2011 M&As
  • Assessing and taking advantage of the cloud
  • The melding of telecommunications services and IT solutions
  • Partners search for service and revenue diversification
  • The impact of the explosion in mobile digital devices on the channel

The service provider keynote panelists are all right in the middle of the action, trying to calculate where technology is taking the channel, and position their companies and their companies partners in the sweetest place possible to take advantage strategically of the changes.

The panel format ensures a spirited give and take, a liveliness reflecting the channels inherent dynamism and the exciting opportunities presenting themselves to partners as the first quarter of 2012 draws to a close. The Keynote Panel will be held on Tuesday, March 27, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Mark it on your calendar.

You must be registered for the conference to attend the Keynote Panel. If you are not registered yet, it just takes a few minutes and a few clicks. Go here to register.

Dont miss this opportunity. Find out what is driving some of the biggest hitters in the channel at this years Keynote Panel in Las Vegas. See how these heavyweights react to one anothers ideas and plans.

Its Vegas. Dont miss any of the action in the channel, particularly the marquee moment.

Larry Lannon is group publisher of


s Communications Network,
which includes

Billing & OSS World


Channel Partners
 and V2M.

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