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

Day 1 is a Pre-Day with Workshops and Boardrooms (by invitation), and Day 2 is the Main Day with Sessions, Expo Hall, IT Mixer, Awards and Raffles.

A combination of business, operations, sales & technology 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, April 20, 2017
Sessions, Expo Hall, IT Mixer, Awards, Raffles


SMB TechFest Located in Warm and Sunny Southern California at the
BUSINESS EXPO CENTER
1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA
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SMB TechFest


 
How to Get More Leads Now
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Kendra Lee, KLA Group
  Description:

You need more leads now, but how do you get them when your staff is too busy, prospects are too busy – or you’re the person who is doing the selling? There are 14 different prospect attraction strategies you can use to drive leads. But the question is, which ones are right for you? And once you choose, how do you get started?

 

Join prospect attraction expert and award winning author of The Sales Magnet, Kendra Lee and find out how to create a lead generation strategy that prospects will respond to – and fits your company. We’ll talk about everything from lead generation vehicles, to list building, to sales follow up strategies to show you how to get more leads now.

 

Kendra Lee

 
The true paradigm shift to becoming a “Cloud Service Provider"
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Jamison West, Teamatics
  Description:

Have you fully embraced the cloud? Do you use the cloud fully in your own environment? Do you sell and deploy the cloud first, or better yet cloud only? If not, have you fully examined the blocking issues? In order to truly make the leap to becoming a Cloud Service Provider you must understand the root of the paradigm shift. Join Jamison West as he shares his vision of what must be embraced and learned to transition your business.

Jamison West

 
The Most Important Rules for Running a Successful Managed Service Business
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Karl Palachuk, Small Biz Thoughts
  Description:

Having run several successful businesses over the last twenty two years, Karl Palachuk has defined twenty-two rules that make his businesses profitable while keeping employees happy and providing excellent customer service.
Join Karl for an entertaining and educational look at the most important rules for running your managed service business.

Karl Palachuk

 
Find out how to drive MSP Profitability
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Ernest Byrd, Solarwinds MSP
  Description:

Join SolarWinds MSP to hear how to use tool consolidation, automation, and technology standardization to increase profitability in your Managed Services business. You will learn why some MSP’s are more profitable and how they leverage industry best practices to accomplish it. You will walk away from this session with the metrics to use to compare yourself to the most successful MSP’s, and proven strategies on how to join them.

Ernest Byrd

 
Taking Your Cyber Security Offering to The Next Level
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Matthew Koenig, RapidFire
  Description:

In this session we will explore how current security solutions are just not effective enough to protect an organizations’ technology infrastructure from harm.  Over 70% of security breaches come from the things you have already let in (People) versus the things you are trying to keep out.  We will discuss a new type of proactive solution that will not only differentiate you in the marketplace, make you money, but also show your clients and prospects that you are serious about securing their environment and truly have their back.

Matthew Koenig

 
Find out how to drive MSP Profitability
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Ernest Byrd, Solarwinds MSP
  Description:

Join SolarWinds MSP to hear how to use tool consolidation, automation, and technology standardization to increase profitability in your Managed Services business. You will learn why some MSP’s are more profitable and how they leverage industry best practices to accomplish it. You will walk away from this session with the metrics to use to compare yourself to the most successful MSP’s, and proven strategies on how to join them.

Ernest Byrd

 
Are You Tired of Ransomware and Other Threats to Your Clients’ Networks?
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Jay Ryerse , CARVIR
  Description:

We’ll cover the #1 threat to the networks you manage and how to solve it as well as share with you the fastest and easiest way to start selling managed security in your IT services business.

Jay Ryerse

 
Panel – Market Directions
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Oli Thordarson, Alvaka Networks
  Description:

What you need to know of the directions and changes in today’s technology market.  Gain insights from market research firms and first hand from our leading partners.  This mix of research and actual partners will get you set to determine your direction.

Oli Thordarson

 
Panel – Market Directions
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Integrated Digital Technologies Corp (IDT)
  Description:

What you need to know of the directions and changes in today’s technology market.  Gain insights from market research firms and first hand from our leading partners.  This mix of research and actual partners will get you set to determine your direction.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez

 
Panel – Market Directions
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Ro Kolakowski, 6th Street Consulting
  Description:

What you need to know of the directions and changes in today’s technology market.  Gain insights from market research firms and first hand from our leading partners.  This mix of research and actual partners will get you set to determine your direction.

Ro Kolakowski

 
Panel – Market Directions
  Track 3: All Tracks
  Presenter: Anthony Polselli, Natural Networks Inc.
  Description:

What you need to know of the directions and changes in today’s technology market.  Gain insights from market research firms and first hand from our leading partners.  This mix of research and actual partners will get you set to determine your direction.

Anthony Polselli

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