GATES India Summit: Conference Proves ‘Knowledge is Power’ for Channel Community

GATES organizers confirm executives from QUADMARK CONSULTING, SPIRE RESEARCH, NAVO INFORMATICA and REGENT PARTNERS will join the leading lineup of speakers and content partners for the fifth edition of the GATES India ICT Channel Summit, held 25-27 September 2019 at Holiday Inn Resort, Goa. The conference programme will feature keynote presentations from vendors and industry experts, a panel discussion with top channel executives, and the highly-anticipated “Smart Pitch” session.

Ashish Kapahi, CEO at GATES said, “GATES has become a real ‘meeting of the minds’ for the channel in India – and the conference is where we see the power of that collective brain-trust. It’s an unrivalled opportunity for resellers to get critical information and insight firsthand from the industry’s top brands, researchers and thought leaders.” 

Keynotes from leading innovators in the Enterprise and SMB markets, including RED HAT, DESKERA, NETGEAR, EPSON and WDC, will bring even more gravity to the GATES conference this year. Quadmark represents the channel’s gold standard for market intelligence and their contribution will undoubtedly elevate the dialogue at the event.

Frederic Cosny, Managing Director, Quadmark Asia said, “We are delighted to be a knowledge partner for the fifth edition of the GATES India Channel Summit. Right Market Insights are required to be prepared to make critical business decisions and keep pace with the changing technology landscape.  I look forward to joining GATES’s high-level conference program and sharing Quadmark’s research and insights especially focused around partner transformation in this time of digital disruption.” 

As channel executives reckon with impact of digital transformation, both for their customers as well as their own organizations, the GATES conference is squarely focused on their information needs. Keynotes from seasoned experts and innovative vendors aim to help channel partners meet the challenges and seize the opportunities. 

 Shashank DixitCEO at Deskera, said: “With 50 million + SMBs and growing, the Indian market represents an  inherent opportunity for channel partners. At Deskera, we have the right solutions to help customers successfully navigate this era of digital transformation with world class CRM and ERP solutions to enable businesses to run on the cloud. We are excited to participate at GATES and meet new partners who will join us on this journey.” 

Manoj AttalManaging Director at Kaira Technologies India, said: “As a national distributor for Netgear, a global leader in WiFi Networking products and Retail Switches, Kaira is fast expanding availability of its entire product range to a wider spectrum of channel partners. Resellers play an important role given the guidance and support they provide as a first point of contact for any end user. Security, data privacy and trust factor are important considerations for brand selection apart from performance.”

GATES’s proven concept creates an incredibly efficient business platform. The by-invitation-only event connects local reseller channel executives with top international technology vendors. The unique format not only hosts an impactful conference, but also arranges pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with vendors and creates valuable networking opportunities.

PANEL DISCUSSION  

One of the prominent plenary sessions during the conference, the Panel Discussion brings together the industry’s top executives to discuss the challenges faced by the ICT industry in India. Panelists share experiences and advice from their unique perspectives, with representation from vendors, resellers, industry associations and media. The session is held as an unscripted, informal conversation with Q&A from the audience.

SMARTPITCH
In a session that is both informative and entertaining, GATES SMART PITCH gives vendors a 90-second elevator pitch on their latest product or solution. Awards are given in three categories – Best Innovation, Top Game Changer and Best Presentation – with winners determined in real-time through live electronic voting.

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