Ingram Micro to Host First Public Sector Federal Summit June 20 - 21
SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- Ingram Micro Inc. (IM) (NYSE: IM) today announced its first Public Sector Federal Summit taking place June 20 - 21 in Vienna, Va. Tailored to the business and technology interests of Ingram Micro's growing community of public sector channel partners, this two-day event marks the IT channel's first and only distribution event targeted specifically at the federal IT marketplace.
"Despite the current budget challenges, the federal market continues to represent a great opportunity for Ingram Micro's federal-focused channel partners," says Michael Humke, executive director, Healthcare, Public Sector and Vertical Markets, Ingram Micro U.S. "The federal market has evolved and is looking beyond low-cost hardware purchases to real business solutions that will help them drive change and reach their goals."
"Recognized as a business enabler for the IT industry, one of our top priorities at Ingram Micro's 2012 Public Sector Federal Summit is to discuss not only where these opportunities lie within the federal market, but have our partners walk away with the resources and the knowledge needed to develop these opportunities and help them become a more valued resource to their customers," continues Humke. "We are here to help our channel partners identify and leverage the right solutions and mix of technology so they can help their customers save money and maximize their return when it comes to investing in IT innovation."
To help channel partners gain and maintain a competitive edge, Ingram Micro has stacked the Summit agenda with executive insights, peer-to-peer discussion tracks; and panels focused on best practices, key market trends and technologies impacting the federal market.
Throughout the Summit, select council members from Ingram Micro's new Public Sector Elite partner community will take main stage to share their experiences and market insights with attendees, as well as guest speakers Laura Posey, chief instigator, Dancing Elephants; Brian Haney, senior vice president, Member Services, Deltek; Mark Amtower, senior consulting partner, Amtower & Company, and director, Government Market Master Program, Capitol College; and Al Marshall, contract holder relationship manager, NASA SEWP; as well as David Gallacher and Franklin Turner, associates, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
Additionally, Ingram Micro has secured several executive keynotes from high-profile, public-sector vendors including Cisco, Citrix Systems, HP, Motorola and Symantec. The Summit will conclude with a networking, charity mixer dedicated to supporting the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
"Ingram Micro is bringing together a number of the federal IT market's best and brightest minds to enable and inspire our channel partners to simplify success and capitalize on the market opportunity at hand by leveraging the growing number of business-building resources and support services available to them from Ingram Micro and our vendors," says John Fago, senior director, Channel Marketing, Ingram Micro North America.
Activity from Ingram Micro's 2012 Public Sector Federal Summit will be featured on the distributor's Public Sector Facebook page and reported on Twitter by attendees using the hash tag #IMPSE.
For more information on Ingram Micro's Public Sector Elite community, channel partners can visit www.im-publicsector.com/pse.
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About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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