Ingram Micro One Recap

Now that the Spring ONE event has passed, we can now look back at the one that was. Spring ONE 2015 was an exciting event with around 800 reseller attendees, representatives from 120 vendor sponsors and 350 Ingram Micro associates gathered at the Orlando World Center Marriott on May 3 -6, 2015. Not only that, but this ONE event proved to be one of the industry’s largest and most impactful events yet.

Here is just a short recap of the event…

  • Attendees were able to
    • Reconnect with community peers and hear best practices in solution-provider roundtables.
    • Meet the industry’s top vendors; connect with new vendors making their mark with innovative technology.
    • Take advantage of business development coaching from Ingram Micro and industry experts.
  • Guest Speakers included:
    • Daniel H. Pink – Bestselling Author; Expert on Innovation, Competition and the Changing World of Work
    • Ryan Morris – Principal Consultant, Morris Management Partners, Inc.
    • Larry Walsh – CEO and Chief Analyst of The 2112 Group
    • Timothy Wagner – Samsung Electronics America, Senior Vice President, Samsung Business Sales
  • The General Hospital was a big hit showcasing live working solutions within a hospital and healthcare setting
  • A major announcement made at ONE was –
    • Ingram Micro’s venerable VentureTech Network is no more. The solution provider group has rebranded, and will now be known as Trust X Alliance, a move members hope will help them better communicate the community’s value to their collective end user customers.

For those that may have missed this event or are interested in attending, the next event is scheduled for November 16-19, 2015 in Nashville, TN. Stay tuned for more details to come. We hope to see you there.

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Save the Date: IMOne Fall Invitational!

IMOne Fall, Sept. 21-24, 2014 at Aria Las Vegas

Mark Your Calendar Now

Twice a year Ingram Micro hosts a partnership event like no other, connecting members of its five elite communities for an unparalleled networking and technology education event. At the inaugural event in spring, Ingram Micro welcomed more than 800 solution providers, and we expect to build on that success this fall, providing a prime opportunity for you to connect and drive new business with Ingram Micro’s most success-minded partners.

In September, you’ll have the chance to engage with solution providers from several communities: VTN, SMB and SMB Canada, System ArchiTECHS, Healthcare and Public Sector SLED. IMOne brings our key audiences together in one centralized location to hear the industry’s best business coaches, technology experts and more–with the focus on:

  • Verticals (Public Sector, retail and finance)
  • Data Capture/POS and Physical Security
  • BYOD and Collaboration
  • Unified Communications and Pro AV/Digital Signage
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Advanced Computing and Technology Divisions

Have questions? Email imone@ingrammicro.com.

We’ll see you in Vegas!

IMOne Recap!

Ingram Micro held its inaugural IMOne Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana last week and it was fabulous! Nearly 1,000 people from all over the world converged, conversed, collaborated and even contributed to the neighborhood of Freret.

IMOne had Michael Dell, Robert Herjavec, Candy Stores, Bakeries, Cheerleaders, and more. If you didn’t attend Ingram Micro’s inaugural #IMOne2014, here’s a quick recap of what you missed.

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Ingram Micro’s IMOne makes a big splash at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

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Michael Dell Keynote Session

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Robert Herjavec from Shark Tank speaks to IMOne attendees

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WDSU News channel 6 interviewing Paul Bay after #GivingBack at #IMOne2014 in the Freret neighborhood

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Giving back and cleaning up the cemetery in New Orleans

Hope you’ll join us in Las Vegas for our Fall IMOne! Follow us on Twitter at @IngramMicroOne for more updates.

Check out the New & Emerging Manufacturers Pavilion at IMOne!

Going to be at next week’s IMOne event in New Orleans?

Visit the New & Emerging Manufacturers Pavilion at the Technology Fair to meet Ingram Micro’s new and growing Manufacturers for 2014. When you stop by you will also have a chance to Spin the Wheel and win great prizes including $100 and $50 AmEx Gift Cards, Wireless Speakers, Starbucks Vouchers and more!!

Download your Spin-the-Wheel Raffle Card here for more information and your chance to win!

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IMOne 2014 Registration Ends April 11!

Have you heard about our big event in May? If not, read the article below for more information.


Ingram Micro plans twice-yearly IMOne supershows

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Originally posted at: http://www.channelbuzz.ca/2014/02/ingram-micro-plans-twice-yearly-imone-supershows-8758/
Between membership groups like and SMB Alliance, and special interest groups around system architecture, , data capture and point of sale, and more, being fully engaged with Ingram Micro can result in a solution provider being on the road a lot.That won’t necessarily be the case this year, though, as the distributor is looking to streamline its event schedule, combining the majority of its biggest events into spring and fall gatherings under one roof and under the new name.IMOne events, slated for May 7-10 in New Orleans, and September 21-24 in Las Vegas, will combine and SMBA, as well as groups focused on healthcare, , physical security, Ingram’s Systems ArchiTechs group, and more under one roof.“Think of that as one main-stage presentation, a week-long event,” said Mark Snider, general manager of Ingram Micro Canada, on a recent edition of the ChannelBuzz.ca Podcast.Among the distributor’s major events, only its annual Cloud Summit – which last year surpassed its VTN Invitationals to become the distributor’s largest annual event – remains a standalone show, slated for April 7-9 in Hollywood, Florida.Ingram has a number of reasons to combine the shows. It makes travel schedules easier both for its customers and its own team, and it introduces economies of scale. Snider hinted that with the shows combined, and a total of some 1,600 solution providers slated to be in attendance for IMOne, it will be able to bring in more high-profile keynoters for the event, further raising the profile of the show.Bringing the shows also has the potential to allow solution providers to “mix and match” their schedule, and to broaden their horizons to the distributor’s offerings. A solution provider may not be involved enough in DC/POS or physical security to warrant at least two or three days out of the office to attend a topic-specific event hosted by Ingram, but when the time commitment is a couple of hours during an event they’re already attending, that solution provider is much more likely to see what it’s all about.This is especially true for Canadian Ingram Micro partners. While not all elements of some of the focus groups will be relevant to Canadian solution providers (its U.S.-centric public sector events come primarily to mind), the IMOne approach should afford attending Canadian solution providers an option to check out parts of Ingram’s practice that haven’t yet grown to the point of having their own Canadian chapters (or events) as yet.The distributor appears to be planning show-wide main stage presentations, with various groups then going out and holding their own meetings during the week. While there is definitely potential benefit to this kind of cross-pollination, there is also some risk to the approach. A good part of the “magic” of groups like VTN, for example, comes in the relationships built amongst members. And those relationships are largely forged and reinforced during the twice-annual meetings. Will the larger scale of IMOne be as supportive of those connections and relationships as the smaller scale VTN Invitationals have proven? Only time will tell.But Ingram is clearly betting that an easier schedule, and access to more and varied content will trump any challenges the new event model may bring. Plus, it will allow Ingram to boast events of a huge scale compared to those run by their competitors.“We’re going to have more than 1,600 customers out to this. It will really show the strength and scope that Ingram Micro can provide to the community,” Snider said.

IMOne 2014 will be held on May 5 – 10 at the Hyatt New Orleans Regency. Make sure to follow @IngramMicroOne on Twitter for event updates.

 

Registration ends April 11!