What to look forward to at IT Nation 2017

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Oct 31, 2017


Visit Collabrance and GreatAmercia at ConnectWise’s IT Nation Event in Orlando

#ITN17 @ConnectWise @TheITNation @Collabrance @GreatAmericaIT

One of the biggest technology tradeshows we look forward to every year is ConnectWise’s IT Nation event in Orlando, Florida in November. It’s always an action packed agenda and an event filled with enthusiastic people eager to learn. We have high expectations for the event every year, and are anxious to understand how the industry is evolving and how we can best help others grow their managed services business.

This year, both GreatAmerica Financial Services and Collabrance will be at IT Nation. Here’s who you can find and who you should keep a watch out for at IT Nation:

Doug Grimm, Vice President & General Manager at Collabrance (4th time at IT Nation)
“I am excited for Collabrance to be boothing for the first time! I’m also excited to connect with existing partners and meet new ones. I look forward to finding nuggets of information and new ideas we can implement into our business.”

Greg VanDeWalker, Senior Vice President of IT Channel Services at Collabrance & GreatAmerica

(7th Year at IT Nation)
“I can count on getting my steps in every day of the show!”

Chris Prevenas, Director of National Accounts at GreatAmerica
(First Year at IT Nation)
“I am looking forward to seeing the size and scope of the show, as well as other OEM’s and Manufacturer’s we can engage with.”

Justin Pickavance, Strategic Technology Analyst at GreatAmerica
(First Year at IT Nation)
“I’ve wanted to go to IT Nation since I started with Collabrance in 2012. This is a nerdy dream come true! A conference called IT Nation... what more could you want?”

Hannah Erb, Strategic Business Advisor at Collabrance (3rd Year at IT Nation)
“What I am looking forward to the most at IT Nation this year is meeting MSPs across the country and hearing their feedback on how Collabrance can help grow their business faster and achieve success. And of course the legendary after parties.”

Aaron Lehman, Vendor Relationship Director at GreatAmerica
(2nd Year at IT Nation)
“I’m looking forward to the Next Gen MSPs In Action panel discussion facilitated by Paul Dippell and learning about new offerings solution providers are exploring.”

Josh McQuillen, Vendor Relationship Manager at GreatAmerica

(1st Year at IT Nation, 1st time caller, long time listener)
“I’m looking forward to learning more about where the MSP industry is headed and what the future holds."

Brittney Stepanek, Strategic Marketing Director at Collabrance
(1st Year at IT Nation)
“I’ve always heard great things about IT Nation and the people! Now, I will finally get to experience first-hand how hard the industry is working to evolve, and how much fun the industry has playing!”

Jim Hocking, Director of Sales at Collabrance (4th Year at IT Nation)
I am looking most forward to the time in our booth Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday talking to partners and prospects. I have built some great relationships over the years that started with a conversation at our booth, and I am excited to see what this year brings. I am also looking forward to the evening events. They are a lot of fun and I encourage anyone attending the event to embrace the evening activities as well

Chad Sowers,
Vendor Relationship Director at GreatAmerica (4th Year at IT Nation)
“This is the best show we attend all year. I always look forward to meeting our partners in person and re-kindling old friendships. I also enjoy making connections between GreatAmerica partners with the hopes of sharing advice and growing their business.”


Arial Harland, Human Resources & Organization Development Consultant at PathShare HR Services

(1st Year at IT Nation)

I'm looking forward to the whole experience! Particularly, I'm really excited for the keynote speakers and networking opportunities. I want to bring value to the channel, and this is going to be a great opportunity to learn first hand from our partners!

Cam Fisher, Vendor Relationship Manager at GreatAmerica (2nd Year at IT Nation)
"#Security was the buzzword at last year’s event and has continued to become more important to business owners with increasing attacks and changing technology. I am excited to learn about how Solution Providers are going to prioritize their client's security to become a staple piece of their total offering and gain exposure to what products will emerge/improve to fulfill the ever growing need."

Where you can find us at IT Nation

In addition to boothing at IT Nation, you can also find us at the “Next Gen MSPs in Action” breakout session facilitated by Paul Dippell, Founder and CEO of Service Leadership. This breakout session will be on Thursday, November 9th from 11:30am-12:30pm in Florida A. With a title like “Next-Gen”… you guessed it, our theme this year will be Star Trek! Come to our booth where you can teleport to our headquarters for your own virtual reality tour.

GreatAmerica Booth #508 - Discover how GreatAmerica can help take your business into the Next Gen with Hardware-as-a-Rental, or HaaR®. Our alternative HaaS model doesn’t tie up your cash flow or make you take on the financial risks.

Collabrance Booth #707 - Grow your business faster by partnering with a Master MSP who can help you focus your time on revenue generating activities.

Our booths are shipped, hotel rooms reserved, and flights are booked. Watch for GreatAmerica and Collabrance at IT Nation. We're excited to meet new friends, catch up with IT Nation alumni friends, and we hope to see you there!

Share with us what you are looking forward to the most at this year's IT Nation event! If you want to reserve some time with us in advance at IT Nation, contact any one of us above, or info@collabrance.com to schedule a time to chat in Orlando! @Collabrance @GreatAmericaIT

Pictured below: Collabrance and GreatAmerica reminisce about past years at IT Nation to prepare for the fun at this year's big event!


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About The Author

Brittney Stepanek

Brittney Stepanek, Strategic Marketing Director for Collabrance, is responsible for helping build relationships and brand awareness through strategic marketing initiatives. Before working at Collabrance, Brittney joined GreatAmerica in 2012 doing marketing for the Office Equipment Group. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Iowa.

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