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This 2 day packed event consists of hours of learning from expert speakers, vendors and peers.

A combination of business & technical topics to provide you the highest value. Each event is packed with a unique combination of today's in-demand speakers and the latest technology topics.




Thursday January 19, 2017
Sessions, Expo Hall, IT Mixer, Awards, Raffles


Located in Warm and Sunny Southern California at the
BUSINESS EXPO CENTER
1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA
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Gain More Momentum in Your Sales Process
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Will Crist, Sandler Training
  Description:

Getting stuck midway in your sales process? Surprised when your prospect says they have to take this to the boss? Frustrated when your customer doesn’t return your telephone calls or emails? All these lead to longer sales cycles, frustration, and anger. 

Let’s talk about ways to avoid these surprises and frustrations. You will come away with a new awareness of what you can do to shorten your sales cycle, gain clarity about the path forward, and avoid getting stuck.

Will Crist

 
Trend Micro’s Smart Protection Suite Overview
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Terry Park, Trend Micro
  Description:

Traditional security solutions can’t keep up with today’s threats. Turning to multiple point products to address the myriad of challenges only increases complexity, slows your users, and may leave gaps in your security.  Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Complete is a connected suite of security capabilities that protects your users no matter where they go or what they do. This modern security delivers the best protection at multiple layers: endpoint, application, and network, which work together to stop threats across your organization.  Core to the suite is XGen™ endpoint security that infuses high-fidelity machine learning into a blend of threat protection techniques to eliminate security gaps across any user activity.

Terry Park

 
PC Security
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Mike Sexton, PC Matic
  Description:

I will be discussing the ransomware epidemic, the importance of improved industry wide testing, and our unique automated whitelist solution that is protecting businesses from ransomware.

Mike Sexton

 
Security Panel; Security as a Service
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Dovell Bonnett, Access Smart
  Description:

Do you offer security services to your clients?  Do you know the security landscape and what other partners are providing in their services?  Our security panel will explain Security as a Service.  How to start offering services, what are enhanced offerings, and best practices in structuring your strategy. 

Dovell Bonnett

 
Security Panel; Security as a Service
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Kevin McDonald, Alvaka Networks
  Description:

Do you offer security services to your clients?  Do you know the security landscape and what other partners are providing in their services?  Our security panel will explain Security as a Service.  How to start offering services, what are enhanced offerings, and best practices in structuring your strategy. 

Kevin McDonald

 
Security Panel; Security as a Service
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Dennis London, London Security Solutions
  Description:

Do you offer security services to your clients?  Do you know the security landscape and what other partners are providing in their services?  Our security panel will explain Security as a Service.  How to start offering services, what are enhanced offerings, and best practices in structuring your strategy. 

Dennis London

 
Iot: A Growing Market and how to Make It Profitable
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Dave Seibert, SMB TechFest
  Description:

Is IoT just a buzz word to you?  Do you know the real market growth and potential?  IoT deployments are  growing faster than PC’s, laptops and most other devices.  Do your clients have IoT devices installed?  Are you aiding them and managing them?  Learn the opportunities in IoT and enhance your MSP offerings. 

Dave Seibert

 
Coaches: Take Your Business to the Next Level
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: James Kernan, Kernan Consulting
  Description:

Have you engaged a coach yet?  Their expertise is helping you and your business reach the next level.  Area include sales, marketing, operations, efficiencies, best practices and more.  Our panel of coaches will review how you can rapidly enhance your business and better succeed.

James Kernan

 
Coaches: Take Your Business to the Next Level
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Gil Cargill, Cargill Consulting Group
  Description:

Have you engaged a coach yet?  Their expertise is helping you and your business reach the next level.  Area include sales, marketing, operations, efficiencies, best practices and more.  Our panel of coaches will review how you can rapidly enhance your business and better succeed.

Gil Cargill

 
Coaches: Take Your Business to the Next Level
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Karl Palachuk, Small Biz Thoughts
  Description:

 

Have you engaged a coach yet?  Their expertise is helping you and your business reach the next level.  Area include sales, marketing, operations, efficiencies, best practices and more.  Our panel of coaches will review how you can rapidly enhance your business and better succeed.

 

Karl Palachuk

 
Mobile Apps for your Clients
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Robert A. (Bob) Nitrio , Ranvest Associates
  Description:

Mobile apps are everywhere.  You could be offering your clients a mobile solution today as part of your portfolio of services.  Learn the benefits of a mobile app, how you could provide a platform, and the benefits it offers your clients in our modern market.   You will also expand their presence in iTunes and  Play Store for a broader industry presence.

 

Robert A. (Bob) Nitrio

 
Leverage the Microsoft Store
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Patrick Little, Microsoft
  Description:

Have you engaged the Microsoft Store yet?  There are multiple stores in several regions with many services available for you and your clients.  Learn how you can gain access to a free venue for lunch-n-learns, how to demo leading technologies to your clients, and how to offer help to those “home” executive users.  There is also a Device Bar onsite to experience the latest in technology.

Patrick Little

 
The New Generation of Cyber Threats – What You Need To Do To Keep Up
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Mark Winter, RapidFire Tools
  Description:

If you are relying primarily on a/v, patching and firewalls to provide security services to your clients, your clients could be at serious risk. Cyber Security threats from “the inside” have now exceeded external attacks, and the basic security services you have been providing for years have become commoditized.

Learn about the threats your clients face from the Inside the firewall – the vector where 70% of breaches occur.  We’ll discuss the challenges your customers don’t even know they are facing, and show you some examples of the kinds of internal threats you should be looking for at all your client sites.

Mark Winter

 
Best Practices for Security in Today’s Modern Threat Landscape
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Sarah Morgan, Webroot
  Description:

Webroot’s stance on the most important IT security practices to protect against today’s top security risks, because it’s not just plain old ransomware anymore!

Sarah Morgan

 
The New Generation of Cyber Threats – What You Need To Do To Keep Up
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Mark Winter, RapidFire Tools
  Description:

If you are relying primarily on a/v, patching and firewalls to provide security services to your clients, your clients could be at serious risk. Cyber Security threats from “the inside” have now exceeded external attacks, and the basic security services you have been providing for years have become commoditized.  

Learn about the threats your clients face from the Inside the firewall – the vector where 70% of breaches occur.  We’ll discuss the challenges your customers don’t even know they are facing, and show you some examples of the kinds of internal threats you should be looking for at all your client sites.

Mark Winter


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