Category: Events Published: 6 March 2019 Author: Ben Xiang

Dedicated to bridging the gap between technological innovation and commercial success, Cloud Summit X is widely recognized as the world’s premier cloud event—and it’s no wonder. The networking opportunities and technical content available are focused on giving resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) everything they need to accelerate their infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and anything-as-a-service (XaaS) cloud businesses.

But there’s one thing you may not know: Cloud Summit X also demonstrates how Ingram Micro can jump-start your internet-of-things (IoT) business.

Like cloud, IoT is quickly becoming a driving force behind digital transformation. The use of IoT in the enterprise landscape is expected to increase more than 65% by 2020 and presents extraordinary profit opportunities for businesses that can harness the right products and scale with the right strategy.

By attending Cloud Summit X, you’ll walk away with a number of valuable IoT insights, starting with the top three:

#1: Debut of the One-Stop IoT Shop

At Cloud Summit X, Ingram Micro is introducing the newest tool to help you accelerate your IoT journey: the Ingram Micro IoT Marketplace.

Designed to help partners launch their IoT businesses quickly and easily, this self-service platform serves as a helpful one-stop destination. The new IoT Marketplace is a wonderland of products and services, where you can discover end-to-end IoT solutions across a variety of verticals.

Not only will you find it easy to purchase devices, sensors, gateways, middleware, analytics, security and other components, you can also look to us for IoT design, consultation and installation services. In fact, at our soon-to-be launched Ingram Micro IoT Marketplace, you’ll find anything you could ever need to boost your IoT business—all at Cloud Summit X.

#2: IoT Partner Enablement Program

With IoT demand outpacing available support, opportunities for IoT professionals are plentiful. Ingram Micro can train your team on key skills related to IoT, enabling you to distinguish your company from the competition. We offer a multitude of certifications and training opportunities for your team, including:

IoT University

Take a deep dive into key IoT topics like IoT architecture, edge applications, user experience, data capture and analytics, visualization and big data, and DevOps and security. Plus, your team will delve into the technical aspects of IoT projects and gain insight into the business value and user experiences that drive performance.

Certified IoT Practitioner

Through case studies and hands-on assembly of IoT-led solutions, your staff will learn about embedded systems, microcontroller programming, IoT security and the developmental cycle for IoT projects. They’ll also learn how to build key skills for planning, implementing and maintaining an IoT system.

Visit the Ingram Micro IoT Training site at https://bit.ly/2UpLCSy, and get all the details about these certification paths and how they can enable you and your team to maximize and increase value on your IoT projects.

#3: IoT Keynotes, Breakout Sessions and Showcase Booths

At Cloud Summit X, you can watch keynote presentations from industry-leading executives in cloud and IoT. Plus, don’t miss the keynote where we’ll cover IoT and beyond, including the future of data analytics and mixed reality as it relates to IoT at work. We’ll also touch on artificial intelligence, with a special executive guest from the Microsoft AI team.

In addition, plan to attend one of the IoT-specific breakout sessions we have planned. In the session, Delivering on the Possibilities of IoT, we’ll demonstrate how Ingram Micro can help you sell and deploy an IoT solution, and how you can help your customers realize all the promises of IoT for a smarter, more connected world.

We’ll also have a panel of IoT experts talk about The Impact of IoT Today and Tomorrow. These technology leaders will discuss how IoT is transforming organizations today and shaping the business world of tomorrow.

Finally, be sure to visit our IoT Showcase located in the main exhibition hall. There you can see several IoT solutions available through Ingram Micro from key partners such as Microsoft, Cisco and Advantech.

Uncover IoT at Cloud Summit X

As an IoT solutions aggregator, Ingram Micro takes a more holistic approach to the IoT market by leveraging all our core competencies (like hardware fulfillment, mobility and cloud) to focus on solutions that can help you address your customers’ specific business problems.

Join us at Cloud Summit X in San Diego from March 11-13, 2019, to explore all the ways IoT is taking shape in business. Register today at https://www.ingrammicrocloud.com/cloudsummit/.

Ben Xiang
Ben Xiang Global Head of IoT, Ingram Micro

Ben Xiang is responsible for the overall IoT strategy, solution development and execution across the company.