Programme

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Welcome and CRN Research

Josh Budd, Editor, CRN

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Part 1: Cyber-Security Landscape

- Panel Discussion: How will threat landscapes evolve in the industry's post-Covid recovery? 

  • Lauren Brown, SIEM Security Engineer, Softcat
  • Stefaan Hinderyckx, Senior Vice President, Global NTT
  • Guy Golan, Group CEO, Perfomanta
  • Nigel Kilpatrick, Country Manager, AvePoint UK

- WatchGuard: Embracing managed services and developing a compelling cybersecurity value proposition 

  • Jon-Marc Wilkinson, Regional Sales Director – UK & Ireland, WatchGuard Technologies

- Interview: Why are threat actors targeting the channel? 

  • Dave Sobel, Host, Business of Tech Podcast

- VIPRE: Prevention is better than cure - securing your customers' businesses against the current and future threat landscape 

  • Sam Mayne, Senior Account Manager, Vipre

- Panel Discussion: What does cyber-resilience look like in a post-Covid world? 

  • Andy Simpson, Senior Manager Information Security, Marathon Managed Services
  • Theresa Lanowitz, Head of Evangelism, AT&T Business
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Networking and refreshment break
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Part 2: Technology of Tomorrow

- Accelerating during the Covid recovery - learning from the UK's fastest growing MSPs

  • Matt Parker, CEO, Babble Cloud

- Interview: How can MSPs capture the Covid recovery?

  • Jay McBain, principal analyst, Forrester

- ESET: Tomorrow's technology should be invisible 

  • Pierre Louw, Head of MSP, ESET UK

- Panel Discussion: What's driving the influx of MSP aquisitions? 

  • Mickey Patel, Partner, August Equity
  • Tom Wrenn, Managing Partner, ECI Partners

- Park Place Technologies: Technology challenges and opportunities for partners 

  • Chad Jones, Senior Director, Channel Sales, EMEA, Park Place Technologies

- Panel Discussion: Starting a new MSP business with a blank slate

  • Scott Nursten, Founder, ITHQ 
  • Ben Boswell, Founder D|OPS Digital
  • Hayley Roberts, CEO, Distology

- Veaam: BaaS & DRaaS: It's not a matter of if, but when!

  • Lee Clark, Partnership Manager, Veeam
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Networking and refreshment break
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Part 3: The Evolution of the Workplace

- Documentary: Is the office dead?

  • Justin Harling, CEO, CAE Technology Services
  • Rye Austin, CCO, Core

- Threatlocker: The future of zero trust

  • Michael Jenkins, CEO, Threatlocker

Panel Discussion: Why is a diverse workforce more important than ever?

  • Anushka Davies, Head of Talent, Engagement and Diversity, Softcat Plc
  • Lyndsey Draper, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Computacenter
  • Nima Green, Editor, Channel Partner Insight

- Progress: Driving and supporting business growth through our MSP partnerships 

  • John McGarvie, UKI Sales Director, Progress
  • David Martin, UKI MSP Relationship Manager, Progress

- Panel Discussion: What is the future of managed services?

  • Cliff Fox, Chief Operating Officer, Pure Technology Group
  • Todd McQuilkin, Founder, Air-IT

- IT Glue: Find the information you need to solve a ticket in under 1 minute!

  • Alex Ford, EMEA Sales Director, IT Glue
  • Simon Kemsley, Sales Engineer, IT Glue

- Panel Discussion: What will a successful channel partner look like post-Covid?

  • Tom Baker, Partner Sales Manager, Dropbox
  • Yolanta Gill, CEO, European Electronique
  • Rafi Razzak, Founder and Chairman, Centerprise
  • Alex Louth, Managing Director, Logicalis
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Closing Remarks

Josh Budd, Editor, CRN

Please note: programme is subject to change