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Recap • 2016 GTDC Summit

Save the Date for 2017 GTDC Summit  •  September 6-7, 2017  •  Hyatt San Francisco Airport  •  San Francisco, California


Thanks for Helping Make Summit 2016 Our Best Ever!

Record-breaking attendance and an exceptional speaker line-up contributed to Summit 2016’s tremendous success, featuring deeper content and delivering higher overall value to 260+ participants, including:

• 17 CEOs and presidents, plus 50 other distribution industry senior execs
• 70+ vendor companies and their channel chiefs as well as regional and global leaders
• Futurist keynote speaker John Battle
• Top industry strategists, educators, channel analysts, researchers and database experts
The Rising Stars…today’s fastest growing partners and market-share leaders


Here’s a Snapshot of This Year’s Sessions, Speakers and Moderators.

The Dawning of a New Channel Ecosystem – GTDC CEO Tim Curran
Technology & Business Keynote – John Battelle
Panel: Straight from the Top – Distribution Leaders – Moderator: GlobalTouch President & CEO Denise Sangster
Panel:Customer Transformation, Next-Gen Partner Success – Moderator: GlobalTouch President & CEO Denise Sangster
Panel:Can IT and Telecomm Channels Find Harmony? – Moderator: Wurts & Associates President Trish Wurts
The Rapidly Evolving Distributor Marketplace – IDC Director Pam Miller
How will Channel Conquer IoT Challenges? – Global Customer Growth & Innovation Specialist Tiffani Bova
Advancing Channel Value Propositions and Programs – VIA International Chairman Julian Dent
Cybersecurity and Datacenter Trends – The NPD Group
Emerging Revenue Opportunities Across the Value Chain – CONTEXT
Disruptive Technology, Cloud & Shark-fin Market Cycles – GfK

The GTDC looks forward to another great year of conferences in 2017. If you have related suggestions or requests, please let us know!


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Advancing Channel Value Propositions &
Programs That Really Work in Distribution
Julian Dent, VIA

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Customer Transformation &
What it Means for You

Denise Sangster, President and CEO
GlobalTouch, Inc.

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The Rapidly Evolving Distributor Marketplace
Pam Miller, Channels and Alliances Research, IDC

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Tiffani Bova, Global Customer Growth &
Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce