Channel News: Tech Data to set out Cloud Practice strategy

International distributor Tech Data is set to announce its European strategy and plans to enable and support cloud solutions and service provider partners in moving to the next phase of their cloud practice development at its annual Cloud Summit, taking place today in Venice.

In the keynote addresses, Tech Data’s Reza Honarmand, vice president, Cloud, Europe and David Newbould, director, Cloud, Europe, will set out the company’s view of the current state of the market. They will explain how Tech Data provides partners with specialist knowledge and engagement in order to enable them to deliver stable platforms for the modern workplace, alongside advanced solutions and services that support the digital transformation of customers. 

Tech Data’s end-to-end offering of cloud solutions and services enables partners to develop specialisation key next-generation technology segments such as advanced datacentre, enterprise security, business intelligence, cognitive computing and IoT. 

Reza Honarmand stated: “The market is maturing rapidly, with IT solutions now leveraging next-generation architectures such as hybrid cloud and platform services; this is leading to greater adoption in key areas, such as IT operations. At the same time, highly complex technologies such as cognitive computing and IoT are driving digital transformation by focusing on the creation and deployment of innovative business solutions. Those partners who have the skills and business models to meet the needs of a changing customer profile will quickly rise above their competition and realise multiplying profits.”

Delegates at the Cloud Summit will hear presentations from, Victor Gureghian Baez, senior director, Worldwide Distribution and Indirect Channels for Microsoft; Roberto Zampese, business development manager, Oracle, Italy, and Raffele de Lucia, Watson leader, IBM Italy. There will also be a presentation on monetisation of IoT solutions from Victor Paradell, vice president, Tech Data Smart IoT and Analytics, Europe, at Tech Data. 

The annual Tech Data Cloud Summit brings together leading cloud vendors, service providers and channel partners from across Europe. By providing a forum for evaluation of the current state of the market and key areas of development and growth potential, Tech Data underlines its position as the leading cloud player in the distribution sector.

The Tech Data Cloud Summit takes place at the JW Marriott Hotel in Venice on the afternoon of October 3rd 2017. It is running alongside Tech Data’s European Vendor Partner Summit and the annual Canalys Channel Forum, both of which take place in Venice in the same week.

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