iRishtey2.0: Empowering the partner community

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Senior dignitaries from the IT industry inaugurating iRishtey 2.0
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The annual conclave, organized by iValue InfoSolutions at Phuket, witnessed participation from its leading OEMs and partners covering India, SAARC, Middle East, and Africa

India’s fastest growing VAD, iValue InfoSolutions recently hosted ‘iRishtey2.0’ in Phuket, Thailand from September 12 to 14, 2019 with CXOs across leading global, national and regional SIs present there. The two-day residential conclave empowered partners with profitable growth areas through collaborative go-to-market strategies between iValue’s OEMs, GTM teams and focused partner network, covering India, SAARC, Middle East and Africa geographies.

Krishna Raj Sharma, Director and CEO, iValue InfoSolutions

The conclave covered a wide gamut of topics from the world of cybersecurity and digital transformation focusing around next-gen security, security analytics, hybrid cloud management, availability and performance management of critical apps, consolidation and automation along with relevant design, deployment and integration services.

Sunil Pillai, Managing Director and Co-Founder, iValue InfoSolutions, said, “We are satisfied with the tremendous quality of delegates attending this year’s edition of iRishtey. The exhilarating two days of quality business and technology discussions on compelling mainstream and emerging technologies conveyed by subject matter experts was of great insight. I hope the top partners have gone back with great insights for profitable growth opportunities in a tough environment. Considering the pace and relevance of digital revolution, iRishtey was a source of ideas to thrive in this transformational era.”

A power packed panel discussion on the opportunities for partners in the digital era

iRishtey is a familiar conclave to the channel community. The previous editions were held at Colombo and Bali. This year the symposium was held at the picturesque Le Méridien Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand and was live streamed across selected locations. iRishtey has customarily been that single platform that empowers channel partners with technological advancements, arrive at collaborative go-to-market strategies and discover innovative growth opportunities along with iValue and its OEMs.

Nityanand Shetty, Founder & CEO, Essen Vision Software, said, “Our journey with iValue started right from its inception. So it always meant much more than mere business formalities. The whole management team is like family and doing business has always been a pleasure and fun experience. We do have our friendly banter at times but the relationship stands so strong that there has never been a show stopper.”

IT investments continue to be driven by digital business transformation initiatives from both private and public organisations, India’s IT spending alone is projected to become a $89 billion opportunity in 2019, as per Gartner. While organisations are discovering ways to infer and steer digital transformation over forthcoming years, the IT channel has incredible opportunity to lead and profit from the digital future. iRishtey is ideally placed to serve stakeholders associated with the industry to exchange insights, string partnership and aid the growth of IT industry.

Altaf Halde, Global Business Head, Network Intelligence, commented, “As a valued partner of iValue, it was a great opportunity to be part of iRishtey 2.0 event in Thailand. Meeting the top cybersecurity partners of the region under one roof and hearing from the OEM market leaders including Cyberark, Microfocus, FireEye and other vendors on their offerings, market dynamics & their upcoming region strategies. Participating in iValue events always helps to gauge the market sentiments and learn about new upcoming technologies. Looking forward to the next iRishtey event.”

iValue’s mission is to optimise, protect and transform “digital assets” of organizations, with leading edge and proven offerings, in collaboration with trusted partners. iValue offerings are aligned, customised and optimised for organisations, across vertical and size, through its OEM, consultant and global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

Vishal Bindra, CEO, ACPL, stated, “ACPL has worked closely with iValue for a decade. Our close association has been based on mutual trust and respect. iRishtey event is a must attend for me as it helps take our existing relationships ahead and interact with future-poised Cybersecurity brands. That is the domain of specialisation for ACPL.”

Partner Testimonials

iRishtey, an excellent platform created by iValue to draw on the power of collective learning through sharing. This year the platform gave an immense opportunity to GTM partners and technology partners to get together and share from each other’s experience. The disruption of business due to digital transformation and how the businesses are adapting to the change was a great conversation between the technology partners and the GTM partners. We had good conversation with passionate entrepreneurs around the data ops and how data can be the game changer in the digital transformation landscape.
Deepak Sar, Distribution and Alliance Director, Hitachi Vantara

iRishtey 2019 has been a great show. It’s a great platform to connect with value partners and refresh the best value that technology partners can bring on table for customers. This year, iRishtey brought forward the need to align with ongoing digital transformation across industry and encouraged a discussion on consolidating solutions around Secure Devops, Hybrid IT, Security Risk & Governance and predictive analytics. It came out clearly that partners need to move beyond point product transactions and look forward towards customer’s business value alignment. Congratulations to iValue team for putting up a great show.
Jyoti Prakash, Country Director, Micro Focus

While Cybersecurity is getting the required board level attention, strategic questions are being raised around what is the risk exposure score of the company, where are the exposures, are they improving over time and most importantly, how does the organizations compare to its peers when it comes to your cyber security risks? Filled with some interesting discussions, it was a successful event with an attendance of over 100 delegates. iRishtey was packed with partner presentations, panel discussions, industry insights and experiences to help businesses grow and win market share. Good show team iValue.
Diwakar Dayal, Managing Director, Tenable, India

iRishtey is a vibrant platform that enables networking with the who’s who of Indian cyber security industry. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our brand positioning and discuss the business proposition.
Ajay Dubey, Country Head – NetSec and Channels, Forcepoint

Dear IValue team, it was indeed a pleasure to be part of the irishtey event in Phuket. It is interesting and rewarding to meet up with many business partners. FireEye will definitely be benefitted going forward. We exchanged many ideas and different views during the event. I am sure as FireEye, we will benefit working with many new and existing partners in the market. Thanks for inviting us and would love to be part of irishtey in future as well.
Shrikant Shitole, FireEye

iRishtey was a great platform for us to meet and network with relevant stake holders from the partner community addressing the market we are in. We are confident of rapidly expanding our partner ecosystem with the right set of partners, with help of this very well managed and organized event.
Ajit Ramanathan, Cyberark


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