Amazon, Cisco, Verizon and AT&T channel executives are among the industry thought leaders in the keynote lineup at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

February 17, 2014

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VIRGO Announces Keynote Presenters for Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Amazon, Cisco, Verizon and AT&T channel executives are among the industry thought leaders in the keynote lineup at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Feb. 26-28, at the Venetian & Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

The Channel Partners Conference & Expo, an event produced by VIRGO, is the gathering point for solutions providers such as agents, value-added resellers (VARs), managed services providers (MSPs) and systems integrators.

We are excited to have both distinguished and dynamic keynote speakers at the Channel Partners spring event,” said Khali Henderson, editor-in-chief of Channel Partners. “They are respected IT and telecom channel leaders who will share their vision for the market as well as their strategic insight on how solutions providers can grow their businesses and deliver business value to their customers.”

The keynote programming, taking place Feb. 26 and 27, will feature two keynote addresses and three keynote roundtables all highlighting the creation of business value through telecom, cloud and IT solutions, strategies of evolving channel partners, creating cloud connections and driving channel transformation. Keynote presenters and panelists include:

  • Terry Wise, director of business development, Amazon Web Services

  • Janet Schijns, vice president of medium business and channels, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

  • Ellen Berlan, cloud director, Americas, Cisco

  • Brooks McCorcle, president, Emerging Business Markets, AT&T

  • Larry Walsh, CEO and principal analyst, the 2112 Group

  • Larry Kesslin, president, 4Profit, LLC

  • Shane Stark, director of operations, Carrier Access Inc

  • Chris Wiser, founder and CEO, TechSquad IT

  • Brent Allshouse, partner and CFO, Platte River Networks

  • Andrea Bradshaw, GM, mobility solutions, CDW

  • Jim Davies, chief technology officer, Mitel Networks

  • Scott Madison, managing partner, Network Services

Channel Partners also will include unique networking events and educational programming from 45-minute primers to multi-hour workshops, along with the expo hall.

For more information about the show or to register, go to the show site at:   

About Channel Partners
Channel Partners magazine is the leading publication for telecom and IT distribution channels. For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online ( delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo ( and Cloud Partners (, Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.

About VIRGO Publishing
VIRGO is an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel U.S. and world economies. Our mission is to help business professionals break through the hype, ambiguity and information deluge they experience, by offering trustworthy guidance on the decisions they need to make be that early in their decision making process, whilst making a purchase decision, or following the decision when a product, service or ingredient is in use.

We do this in each of our networks by focusing on five key tenets that make their information journey fruitful: Content, Audience, Brands, User Experience and Performance Marketing.

With 19 brands including trade magazines and/or websites, 8 trade shows and regional conferences, training and accreditation programs and an expanding online platform, VIRGO leverages its events, publications, digital and other media to provide integrated solutions for professionals in industries, including healthcare, natural products, telecommunications and self-storage.

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About the Author(s)

Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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