It’s been a long wait but we are thrilled to announce that the Connect IT Global Event is back again with a bang. The biggest IT event of 2021 will be held in Las Vegas at the dazzling MGM Grand Casino and Hotel from October 19 – 22. During the event, you’ll get the opportunity to talk with industry leaders, meet leading MSP business owners and earn impressive certifications, all while having a blast.
Get the lowdown on the event during our special episode of the Powered Services podcast and get an exclusive discount code to boot. Tune in now!
This year, the Connect IT Global Event will be a one-of-a-kind event. Keeping in mind the needs and preferences of all attendees, participants can choose to attend the event live or virtually from the comfort of their homes. Sounds great, right?
As with live attendees, virtual attendees will also get access to all the mainstage events, get to watch the most anticipated breakouts, chat with sponsors and mingle with peers on our state-of-the-art virtual platform. But that’s not all. Even your technicians can obtain virtual certifications with the ability to purchase a training pass.
Let’s Talk Cybersecurity
Data breach costs rose from $3.86 million to $4.24 million in 2021, the highest average total cost in the 17-year history of the IBM Annual Cost of a Data Breach Report.
Businesses took a beating over the last couple of years as threat actors exploited every vulnerability they could find. This opened a massive cybersecurity gap that companies are scrambling to plug. Kaseya has been at the forefront of this fight against cybercriminals by helping companies with the right strategies, solutions and ideas to keep their business secure.
A number of Connect IT events are committed to cybersecurity topics as part of our efforts to help companies strengthen their security build. The White House Task Force, Stanford University and most of the cybersecurity faculty at FIU will offer cybersecurity training, workshops and certifications to give attendees a leg up against the bad guys.
We expect a successful event based on registration responses, and we are eagerly anticipating three full days of networking, learning and fun. Here is a list of the keynote speakers and a glimpse of what they will discuss.
Keynote — Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya
Fred will be sharing what’s next and what’s best in the IT Industry, along with new Kaseya announcements and what we are doing for RMM going forward. It’s a must-watch presentation for anyone who uses Kaseya software. As part of his presentation, Fred will share details on the roadmap for VSA, BMS, Vorex, Traverse, Compliance Manager and other products that MSPs rely on to automate and manage their businesses.
Listen to the podcast now to hear Dan Tomaszewski and Will Bishop talk to Tara Newman, Kaseya’s VP of Global Events, about the headline events, keynote speakers and all the other fun bits. You don’t want to miss the special discount Tara will be discussing only on the podcast.
He is a man who needs little to no introduction. Actor, writer, comedian, producer Nick Offerman, best known for playing the role of Ron Swanson in the sitcom Parks and Recreation, will kick off day two as the keynote speaker. You know there will be fun and music, and possibly even whisky or scotch tastings.
Erik is an American athlete, adventurer, author, activist and the first blind person to climb Mount Everest. He advocates the No Barriers Life philosophy and is a person who inspires you infinitely to set goals, overcome challenges and achieve success at everything you do. His talk is sure to help MSPs break out of the pandemic funk and prepare for the challenges ahead.
Sheryl has led discussions on long-term thinking, planning and strategy as the Chief Futurist at Ford for over 15 years. During her session, Sheryl will discuss industry trends and strategies to help your business stand out. Having these discussions is incredibly valuable for MSPs in a world recovering from the aftermath of a pandemic.
Did You Hear About the M&A Summit?
The first-ever M&A Summit will take place on October 19, 2021, as a pre-day addition to the annual Connect IT Global conference. Kaseya’s M&A Summit is a must-attend event for MSPs seeking to understand how increased M&A activity will impact their business.
It will include an MSP Shark Tank, with Kevin Harrington as one of the first panelists. As part of the lineup, we have the CEO of ReachOut Technology Rick Jordan, who has been at the forefront of M&A activity in the industry. The insight and experience he will contribute to the event will be priceless to MSPs looking to explore the M&A environment.
The Connect IT Global conference is structured like a Choose Your Own Adventure event. Any vertical you are interested in, like cybersecurity, can be your focus, and you will have your hands full learning more about it, getting certifications, meeting people and having fun.
We can’t wait to get started on these three days of fun, excitement and productivity. Listen to the podcast for the special discount and register for the Connect IT Event today.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – Kaseya authored by Dan Tomaszewski. Read the original post at: https://www.kaseya.com/blog/2021/09/29/powered-services-podcast-connect-it-global-is-back-and-better-than-ever/