SOURCE: Ingram Micro Inc.
SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 8, 2012) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today welcomed more than 200 system integrators, technology resellers and manufacturers to its 2012 Fall System ArchiTECHS Invitational. Themed "Let Us Take You There - Your Business, Your Future," the event is being held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, Oct. 7 - 9, in New Orleans, La. The 2012 Ingram Micro System ArchiTECHS Twitter hashtag is #IMSAC. Activity from the event will be posted on the community Facebook page.
Hosted by Ingram Micro's Direct and Consumer Markets Division, the bi-annual event offers a high-value networking and education venue for channel partners who offer custom IT solutions for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs), as well as midmarket enterprises. With more than 30 manufacturer sponsors, the three-day event places heavy emphasis on adjacent and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, convergence, managed services, mobile and digital signage, as well as other, more advanced technology areas including infrastructure-as-a-service, security and high-performance computing.
"Given their roots in system building and integration services, members of our System ArchiTECHS community are well positioned to address the growing demand for customized IT services and solutions," says Ryan Grant, event host and senior director, Document Imaging and Components Business Units, Ingram Micro U.S. "We've designed this event with partner enablement in mind, and put together a high-impact agenda that will build on our members' successes and help them to gain a better understanding of the market drivers, resources and business opportunities that lie ahead."
Attendees will hear from a variety of business and industry leaders throughout the Invitational including Ingram Micro's Tim Ament, vice president and general manager, Ingram Micro Direct and Consumer Markets U.S.; as well as Lawrence M. Walsh, president and CEO of The 2112 Group and David Allen, North American distribution sales manager for Intel. Motivational speaker Peter Vidmar, an Olympic gold medal winner and former gymnast, will seek to inspire attendees with his thoughts on the importance of taking calculated risks and continually innovating in order to bring products and services to new levels of performance.
Additionally, Paul Dippell, CEO of Service Leadership, will present the results of a recent benchmark study surrounding best-in-class financial performance of the System ArchiTECHS community. Paul Seed, CEO of Startech.com, is also set to deliver a keynote that promises to provide valuable insight into how solution providers can develop a strong brand without overextending themselves.
Keeping with Ingram Micro's commitment to give back to the communities it visits, the Fall 2012 System ArchiTECHS Invitational will also host a charity event and silent auction benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New Orleans.
"The Ingram Micro System ArchiTECHS community represents many of the industry's top system builders and technology integrators, and as such has become a voice of influence within the IT channel," says Ament. "It's an honor to once again engage with this community face-to-face and take time to exchange ideas, discuss current happenings and ready our businesses for continued success."
For more information on System ArchiTECHS, solution providers and manufacturers should contact their Ingram Micro sales or marketing representative, or visit www.facebook.com/IMSystemArchiTECHS.
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As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.