Future IT Channel Leaders will be Honored at ChannelCon 2014
Five future leaders from the information technology (IT) industry channel have been recognized as ChannelChangers by CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association.
The first of its kind awards program for the IT channel recognizes young entrepreneurs and innovators who are making their mark in the industry.
The 2014 ChannelChangers are:
“Our selection committee was pleased with the high caliber of the nominees, but it made their task of choosing five winners that much more difficult,” said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. “The impressive accomplishments of our winners and many of the other nominees is a sure sign that the IT channel is in good hands for many years to come.”
Young professionals between the ages of 23 and 29 as of August 2014, who have two years’ experience in the IT industry and are currently employed by a CompTIA member company were eligible for consideration as a ChannelChanger. Nominees were evaluated on:
Winners were selected by a committee of IT industry executives and experts, including Robert Demarzo, senior vice president, strategic content, The Channel Company; Heather Murray, vice president, Tech Data Mobile Solutions, Tech Data Corporation; Bob Stegner, senior vice president, marketing, North America, SYNNEX; Larry Walsh, CEO and chief analyst, The 2112 Group; Barry Williams, senior director, indirect channel sales, Comcast; and Mark Williams, CEO, Pensar.
The award winners will be recognized at CompTIA’s ChannelCon 2014, the premier partnering and training event for IT vendors, distributors and channel partners. The conference is set for Aug. 4-6 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Visit ChannelCon to learn more.
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit CompTIA online (http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx).