10 Things You Might Have Missed at ChannelCon online–But You Don’t Have To Anymore

You don’t have to miss any sessions of ChannelCon Online this season. We have all the sessions on YouTube and they are available 24/7. Here are 10 things that you won’t want to miss. ChannelCon this year was a little different. We didn’t know how different our future would look when we began planning this year’s event with the theme “Future Focused”. We were unable to meet in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we presented 16 hours of content and networked during ChannelCon Online for three days. All of which attracted more then 20,000 views during our three-day live broadcast.
We flipped our Communities and Councils Forum from an in person event to a virtual one in less than two weeks when the coronavirus was just beginning to spread last March. We had more time to plan this time. We were able to capture the true spirit of ChannelCon, which is the great content, networking, and fun. Even if it was in our homes.
You don’t have to be there for every session. We have all the sessions in their YouTube glory, and they are available whenever you are. Here are 10 things that you might have missed at 2020 ChannelCon Online. We recommend them all.
Diversity & Inclusion Town Hall focuses on Social Justice and Workplace Equity
ChannelCon Online opened with a conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion, led by Todd Thibodeaux (CEO of CompTIA). Thibodeaux hosted a panel of African American tech industry leaders, including Georgette FraserMoore, president, CEO, Transformation Lead LLC; Eric Hughes (partner, Agio Advisory); Louis Stewart, chief innovation officer City of Sacramento; Barry Williams (executive director, indirect channel sales Comcast Business; Aaron Woods, customer satisfaction executive, CEX Services). The Town Hall discussion covered a variety of topics, including how to have difficult conversations, the role and future of media and how the tech industry can address diversity and inclusion. Watch now.
Nellie Scott named CompTIA Member-of-the-Year
Nellie Scott was named 2020 CompTIA Member-of-the Year. This was a highlight of Day 2. Scott’s CompTIA membership spans over two decades, with her involvement growing along with her career. Read all about Scott’s journey in CompTIA World Issue 8. Her impact on CompTIA is immense. She has played a crucial role in shifting the organization to serve the entire technology ecosystem. She created content that helps SMBs and contributed her expertise to the development and implementation of channel training.
Nancy Hammervik, CompTIA’s executive vice president for industry relations, stated that Nellie was a catalyst and motivator in the transition from our legacy membership to the expanded and inclusive ‘business technology’ membership we now serve. “Nellie was a driving force and the time was right. She worked hard, became an ambassador for technology and joined the Channel Advisory Board. Since then, she has helped to guide so much of our education content and content.” Read more.
Bob Stegner is inducted into the IT Hall of Fame
Bob Stegner’s passion and dedication to small businesses has been a great asset throughout his long and distinguished career in the IT channel. He was the senior vice president of marketing, North America at SYNNEX for 13 years. CompTIA was proud and honored to induct Stegner into the IT Hall of Fame on Day 3 of ChannelCon Online.
Bob has been a pioneer and brought a sharp focus on the SMB market. He has been a pioneer in the development of innovative sales and marketing strategies. He’s also been a leader and mentor to thousands of people and companies, stated Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA CEO. This special video highlights Stegner’s career as well as his induction.
Stegner made a speech in acceptance highlighting how SMB solution providers have survived and thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic, just like they have for the past 30+ years. They are entrepreneurs at heart. They are focused on customers and go above-and-beyond for them. He said that they remain focused through good and bad times. “So, in appreciation of all the SMB resellers that I have met over the past 30 year, I accept this award in my honor. “Thank you.” Watch the video.
Congratulations to our Spotlight Award Winners
Four Spotlight Awards were presented by CompTIA at ChannelCon. They recognized the winners for their leadership and mentorship excellence, as well as their willingness to take on new challenges. Caitlyn McCaughran was the global events manager at Au.

Author: Victoria