Ingram Micro Cloud partners gathered in Phoenix, April 19-21, for a crash course on digital disruption.
Attendees chose from a long list of education and training sessions that followed guest keynotes from the respective co-founders of Netflix and Square, in addition to executives from IDC, Cisco, VMware and Dropbox. Leaders from Ingram Micro shared the company’s channel and cloud goals, including a push for infrastructure as a service. The distributor noted that partner involvement with IaaS has significantly lagged behind SaaS.
Microsoft was the only titanium sponsor – the highest level – for the event. Ingram Micro last week made the Microsoft Surface and other related products available on its cloud marketplace.
Attendees gathered for the first keynote on Thursday morning. Ingram Micro packed several channel-related announcements into its Day 1 speeches, in addition to bringing in guest speakers.
Read our recap of Day 1.
Read more from Miller’s talk.
Nimesh Davé, executive vice president, Global Cloud, Ingram Micro, oversaw the keynote stage and gave a speech of his own on Friday, making a point about the disparity in technical competence that SaaS and IaaS require.
“It’s significantly less complicated to sell Office 365 to a business,” he said.
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