PCR Boot Camp will take place on Thursday May 14th at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire – and ahead of that rapidly approaching date, here’s a recap of the conference schedule.
All you need to do attend is sign up here. Each delegate will be given a Philips OST690 10 Bluetooth Boombox to take home worth nearly £100. You also get a full day of conferences, networking and getting your hands on new product at the afternoon expo, as well as a free lunch and dinner, free parking and reduced rates for overnight accommodation.
The conference schedule:
Dominic Sacco, Editor, PCR
Dominic Sacco will open the conference and introduce the speakers and sessions ahead
Nicola Young, Microsoft’s OEM channel sales lead will deliver an welcome speech and discuss some of the pressing issues in the UK channel.
The Future of Computing
Matthew Birch, UK channel sales manager Uk and Ireland, Intel
Matthew Birch will take to the stage to discuss where the wider tech world is headed, examine what Moore’s Law has to say about our current trajectory, and examine the continued reports of the death of the PC
Wearables, smart home, IoT, and the good old fashioned IT market
Ranjiv Dale, UK technology group lead, GfK
Megan Moore, business group director, GfK
Ranjiv Dale and Megan Moore deliver vital sales statistics to help you understand which markets are in rise and which are in decline. As well as analysing the current state of the IT market and what direction it is going, they will pick apart the figures for more emerging sectors like wearables, the smart home and the internet of things.
Panal session: Have you been selling tablets wrong?
Chair: Adam Simon, Global Managing Director – Retail Business Development, Context
When you hear tablets, you probably think of consumers playing Angry Birds on the couch. But there is an array of sectors and audiences you could be selling into, even if you haven’t done that traditionally – including engineers, warehouses, salespeople,restaurants, and schools. Our expert panel discusses the latest developments in tablet technology and where the opportunities lie.
Are you on board with the 21stcentury workplace?
Steven Hastings, IT Distribution Channel Director at Rocoh, gives a break down of the cutting edge trends.
Not so long ago selling into offices was all about photocopiers, ink jet cartridges and fax machines – but being clued up on the latest developments in BYOD, remote learning, and document security to name but a few is now vital for resellers selling into businesses.
Panel session: Forget everything you thought you knew about being a PC dealer
Chair: Dom Sacco, Editor, PCR
From repairing mobile phones, laptops, or even hair straighteners, to diving into the big world of managed services, PC dealers need to stay nimble and adaptive in the continually changing tech market. A line up of IT resellers and retailers discuss how they have moved into new, and perhaps unexpected, markets to boost revenues.
Across the channel: What you can learn from Europe
Tony Male, Deutsche Messe UK
Male will speak about the biggest trends to come out of CeBIT in Germany, the leading show for digitization, and discuss differences in the UK and European tech industries.
Dominic Sacco, Editor, PCR