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Lenovo invites the industry to explore new PCs, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and security solutions at annual Accelerate event

Orlando, FL – May 13, 2019 - Lenovo’s annual Transform 3.0 at Accelerate is where commercial business customers and partners, industry writers, SMB device buyers and tech lovers gather to catch a glimpse at the latest commercial solutions on full display, including Lenovo’s commitment to powering intelligent workplace transformation and smarter business.

On April 5th SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), announced its customer conference is set to return to Amsterdam, Netherlands May 7th and 8th.   Although the conference will focus on security, the agenda will include sought-Sokarwindsafter keynote speakers, product updates, networking opportunities, and various educational content across business, technical, sales, and marketing topics.


  • SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2019: Skills for Tech Pros of Tomorrow examines confidence, current and future skillsets, career development, and barriers to career success
  • Tech pros still prioritize hybrid IT and security and look to develop deeper understanding in areas like AI and data science
  • According to more than 80 percent of tech pros, more training, time, and budget is needed to develop skills to manage environments in the next three to five years

March 20th 12:00 to 1:30 pst 

Michelle McBain, Nancy Williams, Carrie Simpson, and Karl Palachuk

 A first for the MSP Tech Talk series – a conversation with women leaders driving success in the SMB technology community. We hit the following topics: diversity, inclusiveness, product/program design input, harassment, youth and STEM/STEAM, management and much more. And we even have Karl Palachuk back as he sits on the Executive Committee for CompTIA's Advancing Women in IT Community for 2019.


March 6th 12:00 to 1:30 pst 

Jeff Ponts and Douge Greene

Head for the hills! The 5G mobile standard is leaving the labs and headed out into the wild. And your traditional telco isn’t happy. Will it be the sad demise of bundle cable offerings because you can literally cut the cord and stream directly? Does this solve the rural broadband corundum? Can your car now drive you home from the bar late at night because it can maintain connectivity ala autonomous driving? It’s not if – the only question is WHEN. Hint: It’ll be in your lifetime. Attend this session to (a) learn what 5G is (b) what it means for you and (c) can you make money with it.


SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford

 After a decade of research, Harry has updated his Rules of 12 from the infamous "SMB Consulting Best Practices" to offer a refreshed set of guiding principles.

Today, Axcient, a leader in business availability and cloud migration solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), announced the appointment of David Bennett as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective March 4, 2019.

Bethesda, Maryland – February 5, 2019 --  The ASCII Group is proud to announce it has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates 35 years of providing a membership-based community to North American MSPs, VARs and solution providers.

February 20th 12:00 to 1:30 pst 

Kevin Hunter, Karl Palachuk and Kat Zommers

No Tech Talk quarter is complete without a dive into MSP marketing. Love it or hate it – ya’ got to do it! The good news is that we’re providing under to hood tips and tricks to grow your brand and audience to drive customer awareness and, yes, conversions. Help us help you – please attend if it’s the ONE marketing lecture you sit through all year. LOL.