Ingram Micro’s Updated 2016 Solution Provider Events Calendar

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Ingram Micro offers educational events to help your business grow and succeed. At Ingram Micro, we understand that running a successful IT business means balancing industry education and networking opportunities with the day-to-day responsibilities of business ownership.

To pick the best match for your specific business growth needs, take a few minutes to explore this overview of our 2016 events. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. 

If you would like more information or would like to be included on the invitation list for any of the events listed on the flyer, please contact your Ingram Micro account executive or Ingram_Marketing_Agency@ingrammicro.com.

Announcing 2016 Ingram Micro Solution Provider Events

Events Calendar At Ingram Micro, we understand that running a successful IT business means balancing industry education and networking opportunities with the day-to-day responsibilities of business ownership. To pick the best match for your specific business growth needs, take a few minutes to explore this overview of our 2016 events.

Please note that dates and locations are subject to change.

If you would like more information or would like to be included on the invitation list for any of the events listed on the flyer, please contact your Ingram Micro account executive or Ingram_Marketing_Agency@ingrammicro.com.

Fall ONE Event 2015

Prepare Your Strategy for the Future

It’s that time of year again! Join us for the ONE fall event from November 16 to 19 at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Approximately 1,800 Ingram Micro associates, solution providers, and manufacturer partners are registered to attend.

Spring ONE event was held earlier this year, many of you learned about strengthening your business and the numerous ways Ingram Micro empowers your team to work smarter and shorten the sales cycle. Fall ONE will concentrate on preparing your strategy for the future.

Here are a few highlights for FALL ONE

  • Innovative Technology road maps to incorporate into your strategic plans
  • Sneak peeks into the best vertical opportunities and newest technology trends
  • Keynote Jim Collins, former Stanford professor best known for his NYT best-selling books “Good to Great,” “Built to Last,” and “How the Mighty Fall,” along with his latest, “Great By Choice.”
  • Peer-top-peer connections and best practices waiting for you in our Trust X Alliance, SMB Alliance, Public Sector Elite, Healthcare Elite and System ArchiTECHS communities.

3 Days,
+1000 tech industry experts,
+100 valuable sessions
= an experience that’s not to be missed!

Although registration is now closed for this ONE event, please email Ingram_Marketing_Agency@ingrammicro.com if you wish to get on future event invitations.

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Get Pumped for Vantage Events!

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Get excited for our one-day Vantage Regional Roadshow events! We have 3 more remaining in 2015!

 Improve Your Vantage Point – How to prepare for the new IT?

In this new age of IT, with data, compliance, and security challenges, companies have to keep up with an ever-changing technology landscape. Ingram Micro can help solution providers meet this new age of IT and weed through the complexities by offering best-in-breed sales support, professional services, supply chain management, logistics and technology options to them and their customers.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • HOT presentation topics based on Top CIO Priorities
  • Industry Keynote Speaker Jen Golbeck, Scientist, author, and TEDX speaker. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics.
  • Integrated Solution Workshop – group discussions and group work on real-world use cases

REMAINING 2015 EVENTS:

August Vantage Denver – register below:
http://www.cvent.com/d/vrqcft?ct=e0786517-2235-4b47-a053-6ce062b21afc

September Vantage NYC – register below:
http://www.cvent.com/d/frqcbg?ct=e0786517-2235-4b47-a053-6ce062b21afc

October Vantage Seattle – registration link available soon.

Contact us at ingram_marketing_agency@ingrammicro.com to be added to any of these event invitation lists.

EVENT RECAP: Vantage Minneapolis

Vantage Thank You

The Vantage Minneapolis event on June 3, 2015 brought in over 120 local Minneapolis solution providers, Ingram Micro   associates, and Manufacturer representative attendees to the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Minneapolis. With the event theme of “Improve Your Vantage Point – how to prepare for the new IT”, Ingram Micro’s objective was to improve our customers’ vantage points by helping solution providers and manufacturer partners build their businesses and be more   profitable by developing 3 key areas:

1) Understand today’s market challenges and offer relevant solutions

2) Identify and bring new market opportunities to our partners

3) Enable our partners to focus on their core businesses and leverage our vast capabilities

One of the main highlights of the day’s agenda was the Keynote Address from Michael Rogers, Practical Futurist, who recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and is a columnist for NBC.com. He is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. He shared great insight on the future of technology and where it’s taking us. Find out more about Michael here: http://michaelrogers.com/

Attendees also received a better understanding of the 2015 Top CIO Priorities and how to leverage the many offerings of Ingram Micro and manufacturer partners.

Many thanks to our 28 Manufacturer Sponsors:

Adaptec, B&B Smartworx, BitDefender, Check Point, ClearOne, Cyberpower, Dell SonicWALL, Ingram Micro Sourcing Solutions, Intel, Jabra, Kaspersky Lab, Kingston, Microsemi, Panduit, Plantronics, QLogic, Revolabs, Sanus, Sennheiser, ShoreTel, SMK Link, Sophos, Tenable, Trend Micro, V7, VMWare, VXI, Western Digital

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Hearing from Michael Rogers

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Lunch time networking

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Group discussions during the Interactive Solutions Workshop

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Private tour of Minnesota Twins Target Field

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Perfect photo opportunity with the Minnesota Twins mascot

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Socializing during the Networking Reception at Target Field

 

 

COMPLIMENTARY ONLINE WORKSHOP: “How to Build a Compelling Value Proposition”

COMPLIMENTARY ONLINE WORKSHOP: “How to Build a Compelling Value Proposition”

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 1 – 2 p.m. Eastern (10 – 11 a.m. Pacific)

COMPLIMENTARY ONLINE WORKSHOP 5-21-15

Reaching new prospects has become the biggest challenge a sales organization will face. People don’t answer their phone anymore, and just about every reseller’s presentation looks the same. In this online workshop on May 21st, expert presenter David Stelzl will be covering:

  • Sales – the need to adopt a marketing approach to selling
  • The three pillars of a compelling value proposition
  • How to create a relevant message that will reach economic buyers
  • How to convert cold leads into clients without cold calling
  • Creating an ongoing program to reach new prospects, turning them into long term clients

 

Don’t miss out! REGISTER TODAY for this valuable online workshop! Join us at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific on 5/21! Register now to reserve your spot!

*Attendees will be entered into a raffle drawing to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card after completing post-webinar survey.

Ingram Micro and Partners Provide IT Makeover for Los Angeles Elementary School

Ingram Micro was pleased to announce Dorris Place Elementary School as the winner of its recent IT Makeover Contest. Dorris Place, a Title I school in East Los Angeles, received all-new equipment for its computer lab thanks to the following manufacturer partners:

Samsung donated 40 Chromebook 2 computers with Intel Inside®, 12 Galaxy Tab 4 Education tablets, one printer, one 65″ LFD display, one Touch Overlay, and one MagicInfo Whiteboard Software solution.

Xerox provided four multifunction printers and has pledged to supply toner for the remainder of the school year.

Seagate provided storage equipment including 40 2TB Backup Plus Portable Drives.

NEC has donated four large-format display solutions.

Kensington donated 40 mice and computer locks, 12 tablet cases, and several wireless printers.

GeoVision provided security surveillance cameras to monitor the school building.

Peerless-AV provided four Flat Panel Floor Carts for displays.

Ergotron donated one Tablet/Chromebook Charging Cart and one Tablet Charging Wall Unit.

Kingston donated 350 USB drives.

V7 donated 40 keyboards.

NG IT Solutions and C1P Solutions provided installation of the technology.

Dorris Place Elementary School is a high-performing but underfunded K-6 school where more than 80 percent of students receive free or reduced price lunch. The winning submission, an essay by 8-year-old Gala Lennane-Gordon, detailed the students’ inability to continue learning necessary computer skills and receive online tutoring due to malfunctioning and nearly decade-old equipment. Students also struggled to prepare for the new Smarter Balance online, standardized test without regular access to current technology.

“I don’t want us to score low and be labeled [negatively],” Lennane-Gordon wrote. “I want us to do our best and be recognized for how special we are.”

With the new equipment, students will be able to practice on computers before taking the state standardized test. Additionally, the school can provide better access to a technology curriculum that will serve students in the future, including Microsoft Office skills and typing, and will re-open after-school computer programs, including a math skills lab and online tutoring, which closed due to insufficient technology.

“These children are a worthwhile investment, and many don’t have access to computers at home. We’re setting the children up for success by offering these classes,” said Blaire Lennane, Gala’s mother and founder of the nonprofit organization Partners of Dorris, which fundraises for Dorris Place Elementary School.

“At Ingram Micro, serving the community is a vital part of our company culture,” said Paul Bay, executive vice president and president North America, Technology Solutions. “Getting to extend the love of technology to these children has been a truly memorable experience, and we are pleased to help equip them with the tools they need to thrive.”

“We are over the moon about this,” said Susan D. Schmidt, principal of Dorris Place. “This is a terrific opportunity for our children; we are extremely grateful and excited.”

Learn more about our manufacturer sponsors here:

http://us-new.ingrammicro.com/Pages/divisions-proav-digital-signage.aspx

http://us-new.ingrammicro.com/pages/components-home.aspx

http://us-new.ingrammicro.com/Pages/campaigns-document-imaging.aspx