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.


Teams has become a “THING” that we can no longer ignore. What started out as MSFT’s response to Slack has crossed the aisle to marry voice and data.



Knowledge is power. We know that for each hour you invest in yourself as a technology professional, you get ten hours of productivity out of your useful life. 

MSP Tech Talk Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST

Presented by:  Harry Brelsford, Darrel Bowman and Jim Bauchard

Time to put the pedal to the metal. You’ve had exposure to the cannabis technology opportunity. You’ve had exposure to cannabis technology sales and marketing approaches. Now join us for a deep dive into specific cannabis solutions that you can master and deploy as an MSP: supply chain management, POS, compliance and reporting, and security. This webinar will present very specific reseller opportunities for you to capitalize on starting in early 2019.


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SMB Nation Webinar Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, Jay McBain, Larry Walsh, and Scott Bekker

In perhaps the most cross-community collaborative effort to date – four SMB channel MSP hot shots have teamed to present forecasts, wisdom and tales from the trenches focused on 2019. This is a must attend with Harry Brelsford, Jay McBain, Larry Walsh and Scott Bekker sharing insights and analysis as you close out 2018 and point to 2019.


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