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7 Channel People Making Waves This Week at Google Cloud, SAP, AWS Marketplace, More

One of our most-read stories takes place across the pond.

Claudia Adrien

February 4, 2022

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From the AWS Marketplace collaboration with Dropbox to cash flow at SAP, this week encompassed an array of stories. The people behind them were equally as diverse.

Take Google Cloud’s Kevin Ichhpurani, for example. He’s been able to keep a low profile (few media interviews) but still get his message across about how he sees the channel in the year to come. We’re awaiting his public interview as “channel chief” later in the quarter.

Other corporate executives are quite chatty with journalists. Seth Penland, the CEO of Bluewave Technology Group, was this week with our editor, James Anderson. Bluewave is leveraging $75 million in capital to buy agents and build a technology advisory and life cycle management company. It’s one of the largest transactions ever within the channel partner community.

Although the Bluewave story was quite popular among our readers, it wasn’t the most-read article. That award went to an acquisition valued in the billions of dollars.

See our slideshow above to find out about that story and the individuals who made waves in the channel community this week. It’s our weekly top stories countdown.

Want to contact the author directly about this story? Have ideas for a follow-up article? Email Claudia Adrien or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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