It’s an interesting time to be part of AT&T Partner Exchange.
The reseller program is undergoing leadership changes as AT&T realigns its entire indirect sales organization. Partner Exchange used the conference in Dallas to clarify some of the changes as well as to bid farewell to AT&T Partner Solutions President Brooks McCorcle.
Partner Exchange rolled out several new services and tools for its partners, and multiple sponsors were on hand, including Samsung and Cisco.
Check out our story on the personnel changes, new opportunities surrounding mobility, and Partner Exchange’s new networking solution, and click through the image gallery to see what happened in Dallas.
Attendees gathered at the Owner's Box Sports Bar and Grill for the opening reception. Many attendees hit up the reception after participating in a community service event earlier in the day. The Owner's Club is in the Omni Dallas Hotel, which hosted the AT&T Partner Exchange Summit.
Opening Reception, Part 2
Attendees snacked on brisket and drank an assortment of adult beverages. The mood was relaxed, and many people took the opportunity to network and make new connections. Attendees included partners, sponsors and AT&T executives like Meredith Caram, assistant vice president of AT&T Partner Solutions.
McCorcle and Hussain
Brooks McCorcle symbolically handed the reins of AT&T Partner Solutions to Zee Hussain. Hussain's new role as division president of AT&T Partner Solutions has him overseeing Partner Exchange, the Alliance Channel and ACC Business — AT&T's three indirect sales programs. We detailed the personnel changes of the realignment in our Tuesday recap
Daniel Collins, chief technology officer of Cisco Jasper
, presented his company's IoT platform to AT&T partners. Jasper's Control Center is been a popular solution IoT management for many members of Partner Exchange.
HaloHalo Branded Solutions
was one of the sponsors and exhibitors at the summit. Based in Sterling, Illinois, the company uses technology to create marketing and promotional solutions. The company was founded in 1952.
Civillico (left), a multi-talented comedian and entertainer, emceed the entire event. He kept the crowd particularly entertained on Wednesday, when he called up an audience member for a collaborative juggling routine. The volunteer, Barry, played along like a trooper.
The CEO of AT&T Business and a longtime colleague of Brooks McCorcle stopped by to give a Wednesday morning keynote. His talk touched on the development of AT&T's software-centric strategy and emphasized AT&T's commitment to its indirect sales programs.We included highlights from his talk in our Day 3 recap.
Partners was also on hand to talk to partners. C2G is based in Newark, New Jersey, and offers a range of marketing and analytics to help partners better connect with their customers.
Eric Wahl, a popular tattoo artist and author, gave a talk on creativity. He demonstrated his artistic prowess with a painting of Albert Einstein.
The newly appointed leader of Partner Exchange closed out the summit. He shared his memories of developing Partner Exchange with McCorcle and told partners about his commitment for the program.
Read highlights from his talk in our Day 3 recap.