Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Location: One Moorgate Place, London
Following on from last year’s successful CRN On: The European Channel in 2020 event this year’s half day conference will look to address the key industry topics of disruption, collaboration and innovation, representing a progression from last year’s focus of people, technology and finance. This year’s focus area advancement reflects a changing industry, where disruptive and innovative technologies and collaborative arrangements are evolving the channel model.
As resellers face the same long-term margin squeeze issues, having a diversified technology portfolio enables them to have unique selling points with disruptive and innovative technologies. Collaboration within the channel has also gathered pace, altering channel delivery models and enabling new growth opportunities.
While the benefits of these developments are gathering pace, the challenges lie in knowing which disruptive and innovative technologies to utilise, and which collaborations to seek. CRN On: The European Channel in 2020 – Disruption, Collaboration and Innovation will provide the answers and furnish resellers with the knowledge to enable the next stage of their growth cycle.
As channel firms continue to refine their propositions in this ever-changing market, businesses are also experiencing an increase in M&A activity, whether that be trade sales or venture capital-backed initiatives. Businesses involved in this space need to fully understand the measures they need in place to achieve maximum shareholder value.
Disruption, collaboration and innovation are all high on the agenda in the investment world. Emerging onto the radar of investors include ‘born in the cloud’ businesses who are disrupting traditional models, high-growth resellers and MSPs driving innovation throughout their business, and vendor-agnostic service providers who embrace a collaborative approach to delivering solutions.
CRN On: The European Channel in 2020 – Disruption, Collaboration and Innovation will provide senior leaders with a 360 degree view of the market incorporating technology, investment and future trends.