The changing face of the partner ecosystem
Returning after a pandemic-enforced hiatus, TechLive Future Channel brings together channel professionals and end users to discuss the issues facing the ICT sector today. Join experts and peers for informed discussion and networking at the iconic Croke Park stadium.
For the channel
Get the ‘bigger picture’ of the market, meet with industry colleagues, peers and potential customers entering the new year.
For end users
Get the inside track on the latest in managed services, security and how to get the best out of your team.
To follow are just some of the valuable takeaways from our guest CIO panelists at our last TechLive Future Channel in 2019.
“We were able to leapfrog some of the learning that other organisations had done, which really was ‘why do it yourself when there are experts out there who can deliver for us’. It was about developing the right partnerships with the right people, knowing what our internal resources should be — what we are good at and what we are not — and where possible buying in a service and managing that relationship,”
– Jane Carolan, national director, Health Business Services, HSE.
The way that business now acquire technology, said Cadenhead, has gone beyond the old processes. Though there is still some place for them, new engagement models are now being adopted he said, that focus more on the entire lifecycle of the solutions and services, and how they embed in the client organisation. This requires better, closer relationships and greater understanding from vendors of the clients’ business and sector”
– David Cadenhead, CIO of CityJet.
“Historically, our vendors provided us with product which we implemented, and we paid a support and maintenance fee on an annual basis. We also had services provided to us, predominantly ‘body shopping’ — people came in on an as-needed basis and then they left. This led me to a vendor list of more than 300, and less than desirable levels of communication. Vendor relations were not good, she said, we weren’t communication effectively and there tended to be a blame culture when things went wrong.
– Ashling Cunningham, CIO of Ervia.
1. Who Should Attend?
TechLive Future Channel returns to Croke Park – from the team behind TechCentral.ie, TechFire and the Tech Excellence Awards – asking vendors, distributors and – critically – CIOs, how the ICT channel is changing to support the needs of increasingly agile enterprise?
With panel discussions offering insights on security in the modern threat landscape, sustainability and its impending impact on the tech sector and the end of the Digital Transformation Gold Rush. TechLive Future Channel is for ICT channel and end user professionals who are looking to future-proof their organisation.
2. Why should I attend?
TechLive Future Channel puts panel discussions to the forefront, cutting to how the ICT channel can deliver the gains and mitigate the pain in a delicate ecosystem under the ballooning strain of market volatility and financial speculation.
Our battle hardened experts will develop on these experiences and provide insights on insulating your business to weather the economic storm, but also the available opportunities to capitalise on in times of uncertainty.
3. Who is organising this?
Drawing on deep experience in presenting the perspective of IT professionals in Ireland from the front line to the C-suite, Mediateam’s technology division delivers TechCentral.ie, the popular TechRadio Podcast, TechBeat Survey Programme, as well as events such as the annual Tech Excellence Awards, TechFire & TechLeaders series.
09:00 - 10:00 - Registration, continental breakfast & networking
The Channel View sessions
A programme of presentations will put forward the views of vendors, distributors and – critically – CIOs on how the ICT channel is changing to support the needs of increasingly agile enterprise. The sessions are structured around the CIOs’ respective experiences in dealing with digital transformation and organisational change, and how interaction with the channel supports, or not, their efforts. The vendor and distributor speakers will describe their efforts to create channel structures that reflect the new demands of CIOs as they drive transformation agendas.
10:00 - 10:30 - Channel View 1
Welcome & Introduction Keynote speaker
10:30 - 10:55 - Channel View 2
Selling sustainability - Virtue signalling or future proofing?
10:55 - 11:15 - Channel View 3
Is the Digital Transformation Gold Rush over?
11:15 - 11:35 - The circular economy
Are IT departments spending too much on 'shiny' & how to get more out of less.
11:35 - 12:00 - Break & networking opportunities
The end user afternoon sessions, consisting of three expert panels moderated by TechCentral editor and TechFire chair Niall Kitson, will tackle issues under headings such as sustainability, digital transformation and security.
12:00 - 12:20 - Security
Is the new threat landscape the same as the old one & have the tools arrived to deal with both?
12:20 - 12:40 - Skills & Careers
Where can you get experience when multinationals are closing down their internship programmes?
12:40 - 13:00 - Data Centres
Are microgrids the way forward?
13:00 - 13:30 - Accelerating Growth
Optimising your business model and managing customer relationships together.
13:30 - 15:00 - A relaxed and informal 'Working Lunch', with networking opportunities a plenty to event end.
TechLive Future Channel offers a great in-person opportunity to meet with your colleagues and peers as we enter the new year. For real networking R.O.I. - in terms of building relationships, developing partnerships and creating collaborative opportunities - it's hard to beat.
Some highlights from 2019
TechLive Future Channel Visitor Exit Survey Highlights 2019
What our visitors had to say
"Absolutely relevant and excellent in content – the sessions provide a truly independent assessment/view on the related in scope topics – the presenters being leaders in their fields – so excellent and relevant materials delivered in a professional manner"
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