Welcome! We continue to make the ASCII IT Success Summits dynamic and designed to deliver maximum value to Managed Service Providers. Our agenda is geared to help MSPs grow their business, offer additional services, help their customers transition to the cloud and increase monthly recurring revenue opportunities. - Jerry Koutavas, ASCII President
Theresa Payton, President & CEO, Fortalice Solutions; Co-Founder, Dark Cubed
As the star of the CBS TV series, “Hunted,” Theresa Payton identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data.
The first female to serve as White House chief information officer, and named #4 on IF SEC Global’s list of the world’s Top 50 cybersecurity influencers in security & fire 2017, Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, data breaches and fraud mitigation. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.
Bradley Gross, Managing Partner at Law Office of Bradley Gross, P.A.
Bradley Gross is the founding partner of the Law Office of Bradley Gross, P.A., a law firm that focuses on transactions involving managed service providers, VARs, technology solution resellers, cloud solution providers, IT professionals and technology companies worldwide.
Lamar Curtis, President, IAG Business Technology
Fellow ASCII Member and President Lamar Curtis of IAG Business Technology is one of Houston’s leading information technology service organizations.
Tim Martin, Business Development Manager, Action Point Software Development
Recently awarded Microsoft’s Solution Provider of the Year, Action-Point’s Tim Martin is no stranger to technology. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, Tim initially sold hardware systems in the early nineties which lead him
VP of Channel, Pax8
Director of North American Sales, RapidFire Tools
Channel Chief, ConnectMeVoice & Mailprotector
President, Vertical Axion
VP of Business Development & Client Coaching, Technology Marketing Toolkit
CEO, Solutions Granted
Channel Development Manager, Datto
Field Marketing Manager, Pax8
VP & Co-Founder, GreenLink Networks
Partner Program Specialist, Duo Security
VP of Technical Marketing, Cloudberry Lab
Manager of Technology Teams, ConnectWise
CEO, Roland Technology Group and The 20
CEO & Co-Founder, Cytracom
Cyber Security Program Manager, ADT
Sales Engineer, Webroot
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Located in Prefunction 2
Jerry Koutavas, The ASCII Group
Nathan Svec, Webroot
According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, human error was directly involved in 65%* of successful breaches in the last year, proving cybersecurity isn’t just a technology issue. End users are the first line of defense against cyber threats, so educating them should be a major priority.
Zane Conkle & Tim Conkle, Cytracom
It’s tough being a business owner when you don’t always have control over the solutions you offer. Let’s talk about what you, as an MSP, should demand from your vendors to remedy the situation—and how Cytracom is taking the first step to mitigate the risks and pain points associated with operating an MSP practice.
Herman Pool, Vertical Axion
Jay Ryerse, Carvir
If you’re looking for concrete, actionable advice on how to sell security, then this is the session for you! CARVIR (a global, channel-only cyber security company) will demonstrate a killer intro that will convince even the most stubborn prospect (or client) that they need better security. They’ll show you a simple, non-technical way to explain security to ANY decision maker. CARVIR will even give you access to a sample sales slide deck (with full edit rights) that will allow you to execute on these ideas quickly and easily as well as share with you some sample security packages (and prices) that other MSPs have rolled out.
Erik Lara, Spectrum Business
Spectrum Partner Program is a reliable Partner who has designed their program to be easy. It’s easy to join, easy to sell and easy to earn monthly residuals based on life of the contract. With the demands of more bandwidth continuing to grow, we support all networking connectivity needs through coax and fiber solutions. We want to explain the why selling up market can help their back pocket grow and secure their customers with top of the line network solutions.
Seth Wolin, Duo Security
The IT landscape is changing. Cloud applications, remote access, and BYOD environments are continually expanding your customers’ attack surface and augmenting the risk of a breach. Learn how leading MSPs are taking advantage of this shift by building a simple, scalable managed security practice around three essential components: Trusted Users, Trusted Devices, and Every Application. Discover how Duo Security’s Trusted Access Platform helps everyone from small IT shops to global enterprise organizations (like Facebook, Uber, and Toyota) address those risks in minutes, not months. And find out how Duo’s MSP Program makes it absurdly easy to do business without any barriers to entry.
Michael Crean, Solutions Granted
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Breakfast Sponsored by Mvix & SOCSoter
Bradley Gross, Law Office of Bradley Gross, P.A
Zack Morris, ADT
For the last 140-years ADT has protected our customer life, property, and profits through our security services and solutions. Unfortunately, today businesses have a greater chance of suffering a cyber-attack then having someone kick in their front door. Being the trusted name in security for 140 years has required us to stay current on today’s threats.
Because of these threats, ADT has created a partnership program that offers industry leading products from providers such as Cisco Meraki, Bitdefender, and Druva, all combined with the support and infrastructure of an industry-leading monitoring and service company in ADT. We help you provide the highest level of cybersecurity to each of your customers.
Ted Roller, Mailprotector
Aaron Leicht, Technology Marketing Toolkit
Why is it so difficult to attract MORE and BETTER QUALITY clients? If you want to grow your IT services business with any level of certainty, you must learn how to bring in new clients consistently, predictably and cost-effectively. Our marketing system will tell you where to start, the steps to follow, how to build a solid foundation, and how to avoid wasting time and money on marketing that doesn’t work.
Ian Smith, Datto
The evolution is over & the modern approach of positioning Business Continuity.
Matthew Koenig, RapidFire Tools
Cybersecurity is unquestionably the hottest topic in IT today, and MSPs are scrambling to find the right tools to protect their clients, while at the same time trying to figure out how to capitalize on this megatrend in business. Internal vulnerabilities account for almost 70% of data breaches. In this presentation, we’ll discuss tools and techniques that will assist you in taking your Security Services to the next level.
Jhovanny Rodriguez, GreenLink Networks
This presentation is an introduction to Greenlink Networks and includes reasons why VoIP is a must have in today’s Managed IT Services industry, how MSP’s are using VoIP as a tool to add new customers, enhance their existing client relationships and to continue to add recurring revenue.
Trevor DiGirolamo, The ASCII Group
Running your own IT business requires a lot of heavy lifting, and most companies find there is some area that gets short-changed. If you find yourself struggling to complete everything on your checklist, consider joining The ASCII Group’s IT Community. We will outline how to take advantage of discounted price points and the best way to utilize the over 70 targeted programs and services that ASCII offers to its members.
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Jeff Zaba, ConnectWise
New waves of technology like cloud or security are causing shifts in customer demands, causing a ripple effect on your business. How do you maintain a stable business while adapting to the outside pressures to change? By layering resilience on top of a foundation of good relationships. In this session, we’ll walk through a framework to identify your customer’s needs, then plan the teams, services, and solutions that offer more value, create greater stickiness, and generate more revenue.
Tim Martin, Action Point Software Development
Ian Smith, Datto
The channel of 2018 and the power and influence you have. What the Datto & Autotask merger means for you.
Jennifer Bodell & Nicole Faletra, Pax8
20 years ago the value distributors provided was obvious. Today, not so much. Join Pax8 to learn why distribution is broken, what we’re doing to fix it, and how we will help you find new business in the cloud.
Lamar Curtis, IAG Business Technology
Doug Hazelman, Cloudberry Lab
Are you making enough money by providing backup? Are you tired of maintaining expensive on-premises hardware just to provide backup? Moving your customer’s backups to the cloud may be the solution. This session will explore how CloudBerry’s SaaS based solution can provide you the ultimate in flexibility and profitability in providing backups to your customers. From custom branding to choice in over 20 different cloud storage providers, see how cloud backups can work for you and your customers.
Ted Roller, ConnectMeVoice
Therese Payton, Former White House CIO
ASCII events have been nothing short of great. I have the ability to interact with fellow peers, manufactures and vendors. I am able to ask questions and get the answer directly from the source. Through the events I am able to learn about the growing trends of the industry. I consider the time spent to be a great investment to the future of my company.Stanley Louissaint
President, Fluid Designs Inc.
Great event! This was my first ASCII event. I came as a guest, but left as a member. It’s a superb forum for hearing about vendors and products I didn’t know about. The fact that the vendors actually are focused on the MSP community is even better. Some of the speakers helped me to see what I’ve been missing in providing services to my customers. What I learned will help me grow and help my customers. I’ll definitely be attending events in the future.James M. Golden
President, Golden Consulting Inc.
The ASCII Success Summit is a must attend event for me. It’s the perfect balance of peer-to-peer networking, continuing education and vendor interaction. I’ve made more professional connections attending ASCII events than I have ever made anywhere else.C.J. Ezell
Founder, PointClear Networks
Get “hands on” in our solutions pavilion, where we will have over 20 leading IT companies showcasing how their technology can help you and/or your customers businesses. See and experience the technology live as you network with the vendors and learn about their SMB solutions.
Insight and market discussions provided by leading channel executives in the IT space. Learn how the top IT companies are approaching and transforming the market by leveraging the latest technologies to drive growth.
Use the power of peers to discover new ways to streamline your business, build alliances and better serve your customers. Our attendees share an openness to learn from each other and frequently develop powerful and long-lasting business relationships at the events.
Fortify and expand your business by creating partnerships with industry peers. Build alliances while learning best practices for sales, marketing, building recurring revenue streams and more – all through leveraging the latest SMB technology solutions.
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Wednesday, Feb 21st & Thursday, Feb 22nd
Wednesday, Mar 21st & Thursday, Mar 22nd
Wednesday, April 18th & Thursday, April 19th
Wednesday, May 16th & Thursday, May 17th
Wednesday, June 27th & Thursday, June 28th
Wednesday, July 25th & Thursday, July 26th
Wednesday, Aug 22nd & Thursday, Aug 23rd
Wednesday, Sep 26th & Thursday, Sep 27th
Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center
1101 Woodlawn Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78628Register Here
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