Curtain Raiser: Channel Leadership Summit & Awards 2021
The Covid catastrophe began in 2019, continued in 2020, but by 2021 there has been greater resilience and agility on a global level to fight back. In India, as mass vaccinations are underway and the number of fully vaccinated individuals against Covid-19 being declared greater than the partially vaccinated, we are surely pacing towards attaining normalcy.
Even though digital technologies may not have been the final solution in solving the global crisis; but they definitely proved to be swift and effective in managing the pandemic situation. For instance, during the lock down period, hospitals, educational institutions, governments and businesses heavily relied on technological innovation like never before, just to keep their operations moving on. Subsequently, there has been a sudden shift towards digital transformation models in almost every organisation, irrespective of their size and type of business.
The current scenario on the ground demands the channel partners to look for new business models, opportunities, and partnerships. And with hybrid working models, flexibility, shift in hiring trends, increased focus on cyber security and technological prowess, most companies are in the process of bouncing back and some even plan to increase their head count in the coming days. It is also expected that India’s growth rate will surge in an astounding manner.
CRN.in and Express Computer (from The Indian Express group) will organise the second digital edition of Channel Leadership Summit, one of India’s largest gatherings of channel partners / channel partner associations and vendors. It is a conference where India’s top OEMs will discuss their key plans for channel partners in 2022.
The digital edition of CLS presented by CRN and The Indian Express Pvt. Ltd. will be organised on 23rd and 24th November 2021.
To succeed in a fast-paced IT industry requires the mindset, agility, and flexibility of a champion which is why, Channel Leadership Summit & Awards 2021, one of India’s most powerful network of technology partners and vendors kept as its theme this year ‘Recognising the channel leaders raising the bar for IT excellence’.
The CRN Excellence Awards will also be the highlight of CLS. It honours the solution providers who demonstrate innovative use of a particular technology or a combination of technologies to create a distinct business benefit for their customers.
Our partners for CLS 2021 are – Fortinet (Cyber Security Partner), Western Digital (Digital Storage partner), SonicWall (Cyber Security Partner), AutonomIQ (SIlver Partner) and NTT (Managed Hybrid IT Services Partner).
The CLS 2021 highlights include: A keynote address on ‘The 2021 State of the Channel’ by Rajesh Marar, VP & CTO Cloud Channel Platform, Ingram Micro Cloud. The special address titled, ‘Managed Power Practise – An opportunity too difficult to ignore’ will be given by Sharath Srinivasamurthy, Research Director, Enterprise Solutions & ICT Practices, IDC India. And, an interesting fireside chat session with Uttam Majumdar, Co-founder & President, Locuz Enterprise Solutions on the topic, ‘Channeling Data Economics’.
Click here to find out the complete agenda for CLS 2021, on November 23 and 24.
Please register here to listen and participate in the sessions for all the three days.
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The last edition of CLS was held in Dec 2020, click here for details.