The full conference schedule for PCR Boot camp North – held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on November 12th – has been confirmed.
The schedule tackles key issues in the tech space – from new markets like wearables, to the future of cloud, to the gender gap in the industry.
Retailers and resellers can attend completely free by signing up here – and every one that attends will be given the choice of taking home a free Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 Amplified Gaming Headset, or a Sol Republic Tracks HD headset worth around £100.
Welcome, Nicola Young – Microsoft
Nicola Young, OEM Channel Sales Lead, will be talking about the critical role partners play in delivering Microsoft’s technology strategy in an ever evolving market, and how partners can build a profitable Microsoft business as Cloud demand grows.
New products, new frontiers, Carl West – GfK
Carl West from analyst GfK will give a detailed look at the new product categories that are going to be increasingly important to PC and tech stores in the coming years, and look at how social media can be better utilised for your business.
Panel session: How to make money from gaming and system building
A panel of experts disucss the new trends in gaming hardware, and how retailers can expand into system building as a growth area
Selling to the subconscious, Frank Deer
Frank Deer is a Harley Street hypnotist, sales trainer, creative marketeer and highly successful businessman passionate about what he refers to as the ‘subconscious aspects of business.’ He has empowered sales staff to increase sales conversions to consistent levels, achieving figures as high as 9 out of 10 – through some unexpected methods.
Where the tech retail market is headed, Himanshu Pal – Kantar Retail
Himanshu Pal, director at Kantar Retail, will take an in-depth look at the current state of the technology retail market, and reveal some fascinating data on where the market is going.
Panel session: The cloud – how to get inolved, and the dangers of not
The cloud represents a bright future for some, while others are wary of putting their chips behind it. Our panel looks at how resellers and retailers can make the most of the technology, and discuss how feisable it is to ignore it now.
Is cloud the only future? Kevin Jefcoat, Mdisk
With much of the tech industry convinced of a future in the cloud, Kevin Jefcoate from MDisk suggests an alternative future of storage based on new offline technologies.
Keynote: Opportunities, threats, and the tech gender gap, Sarah Shields, Dell
Sarah Shields is executive director and general manager of dell UK. She has a solid track record of growing market share against the odds and launching new brands into competitive markets. She has a proven ability in growing online, call-centre, direct and indirect sales teams both on and offshore, with past roles including stints at AMD and Acer. She will be talking about issues surrounding the gender gap in the tech industry and the threats and opportunities facing the retail landscape.
Retailers and resellers attend PCR Boot Camp North Free – sign up here.