Category: Industry trends & insights Published: 3 December 2019 Author: Vic Vaswani

Get ready to pack your bags and don’t forget the sunscreen. The 11th annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit takes place in vibrant Miami Beach, Florida, from May 12-14, 2020—and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. As the planet’s largest cloud ecosystem event, Cloud Summit is where partners and vendors come together to plug into The Power of More.  

Take a look at five reasons you won’t want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to connect with problem solvers, innovators and thought leaders throughout the technology industry—all while discovering more of what your business needs to grow, scale and profit.  

 

1: Achieve more growth

Cloud Summit is one of the few tech events that deliver proven ROI. In fact, partners who attended this event last year saw their businesses grow 25% or more compared to those who didn’t participate. So, if you want a more cost-efficient way to expand your cloud practice, don’t miss it.  

Not only will you find all the technical and marketing resources you need to build your own cloud ecosystem by creating new revenue streams, you’ll also be able to connect with an unlimited number of other ecosystems to ensure your business prospers. 

 

2: Do more networking

With 2,000+ attendees from 40 countries, Cloud Summit is the place to meet top industry experts, partners and vendors. Over three action-packed days, you can form profitable partnerships. Explore exciting opportunities. And exchange best practices on how to generate even more revenue.

Plus, you’ll have 12 hours to spend exploring Cloud Showcase, where you can focus on developing your business network while taking part in our Tech Crawl happy hour and other unique activities. For example, when Cloud Showcase opens each day, you can connect with leading vendors who will pitch their latest solutions in creative, 15-minute sessions on our Expo Pitch Stage. 

 

3: Gain more knowledge

Take your pick of 100+ learning sessions—including keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, breakouts and more. In the past, Cloud Summit attendees have gleaned insights and inspiration from industry luminaries such as SAP’s CEO, VMware’s COO and Morgan Stanley’s vice chairman as well as Alex Honnold, star of the Academy Award-winning Free Solo documentary. 

Looking to advance your anything-as-a-service (XaaS) business? Choose from eight unique educational tracks and over 65 breakout sessions and you can go deep on a wide range of technical, sales and marketing topics. Learn about CloudBlue go-to-market services, telco provisioning, how to enable IoT and insurance as a service and more. 

You’ll also see find out how CloudBlue customers like T-Mobile, Telstra, TIM and Cobweb achieved success using a recurring revenue model. All told, dozens of respected speakers will share actionable tactics you can implement to accelerate your company’s own digital commerce.  

 

4: Discover more technologies

Get a front-row seat to the Comet Competition, where you can watch 16 B2B startups from around the world present their innovative technology solutions and compete for a share of $5 million in cash and funding. After the startups make their final pitches, we’ll announce the winning company that will take home $1 million in cash.

In addition to gaining more visibility, the startups will have the opportunity to do business with nearly 100,000 partners in the CloudBlue and Ingram Micro Cloud ecosystems. And because our partners will have early access to these emerging technologies, they can attract loyal customers by providing a steady stream of state-of-the-art solutions. 

 

5: Enjoy more of Miami

As a critical link between the Latin American and Western European markets, Miami is fast emerging as a global technology hub and gateway to growth for startups and entrepreneurs. But that’s not the only reason we chose this dynamic location for next year’s Cloud Summit. 

Just steps from the beach, the Miami Beach Convention Center and The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater are ideal venues for this high-energy event. In Miami Beach, you can uncover productive, new ways to do cloud business by day while experiencing the cool multicultural vibe by night. And with the Final Night Party slated for the trendy oceanfront Shore Club, there’s no better place to celebrate becoming empowered to build and expand your own cloud business. 

 

Reserve your spot today

Through The Power of More, you’ll find everything you need to succeed in cloud and beyond. More connections. More inspiration. More go-to-market resources. More know-how. More profit. And, of course, more fun. Register for Cloud Summit 2020 now and save up to $200 on your all-access pass. 
 

Vic Vaswani
Vic Vaswani Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, CloudBlue

Vic leads digital marketing and demand generation for the CloudBlue business.