Canalys Channels Forum APAC 2018 kick-started in Hong Kong today – to a packed house of more than 1000 senior level IT executives from the IT fraternity across the APAC region.
The event is putting big spotlight on Artificial Intelligence, Hybrid Cloud enablement and adoption and the whole area of addressing digital transformation in the channels space.
Global vendors such as Dell EMC, Lenovo, HP, Schneider Electric , Huawei, AMD, Citrix, Fujitsu and VMware among others – are putting their best foot forward in terms of showcasing their latest and innovative offerings directed towards the channel community of the region.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire - Schneider Electric
The mega channel event for the region – had a number of interesting keynotes by prominent industry names – including –
Steve Brazier, President and CEO – Canalys
Yuanqing Yang, Chairman & CEO – Lenovo
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer – Schneider Electric
Ng Tian Chong, President Asia Pacific and Japan – HP Inc.
Ng Tian Beng, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Channels, Asia Pacific Japan – Dell EMC Corporation.
Dmitri Chen, Chief Operating Officer, APJ, VP, Speciality Sales, Dell EMC.
This marquee event is largely seen as a trendsetter for the channel community where channel players come to get technologically refreshed and also get a chance to engage themselves with new opportunities and new organizations.
This year’s event is showcasing companies such as LogMeIn – a secure remote desktop software access provider, MobileIron – a modern workforce security enabler, Bitdefender, Kaseya – an IT management software and monitoring solutions provider and FusionGrove – account based revenue orchestration enabler – among others.
The author traveled to Hong Kong as a guest of Canalys