Millennial-Led Channel NX2Z Equips the Next Generation of Technology Professionals

The channel is facing a generational crisis.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

September 12, 2018

2 Min Read

PRESS RELEASE — SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 — Channel NX2Z is gathering technology professionals of all ages to strategize for the next generation of business customers.

The recently formed organization will host its “Workforce of the Future” symposium Oct. 10 at Channel Partners Evolution in Philadelphia. It’s an opportunity for employees 35 and under to network with one another, rub shoulders with industry leaders and further equip themselves for a career in technology.

Attendees will also hear from a panel of industry leaders, including Tiffani Bova of Salesforce, Hillary Gadda of TPx Communications, Jason Bystrak of eFolder and Michael Zurn of RingCentral. They will discuss their career experiences and the future of the channel. An exchange of ideas from multiple generations is necessary to solve rapidly changing business challenges.

A recent study concluded that 40 percent of channel company owners will retire by 2024. Other research finds that millennials will comprise 75 percent of the channel by that time, and many of their companies will come from beyond the traditional realms of IT and telecommunications.

And as the channel transforms, so do the customers it serves. Millennials comprise the largest portion of today’s workforce, and 73 percent are involved in purchasing decisions for their companies.


Channel NX2Z’s Aaron Leveston

Channel NX2Z came into existence to bridge the gap between generations. The organization was founded in 2018 and hosted its first event in April at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

“Millennials — you’ve been asking for it, and we’re finally giving it to you. The event is a must-attend for anyone who is serious about their career and interested learning from the folks who have been-there-done-that,” said Channel NX2Z co-founder Aaron Leveston.

Channel NX2Z is also helping to host the Business Innovation Hackathon at Channel Partners Evolution. NX2Z board members Sunandini Verma and Kyle Burt will lead workshops for local entrepreneurs and their startups.

Contact [email protected] to join today or discuss mentorship and sponsorship opportunities with the organization.

About Channel NX2Z
Channel NX2Z is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral community advocating for the next generation of workers in the indirect IT, digital services and telecommunications sales channel. Our members are professionals under the age of 35 who want to join the conversation on the evolving business landscape and mentors dedicated to sharing their knowledge with the next generation.

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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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