Keynote sponsors (Alphabetically sorted)
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.www.lenovo.com
Premier sponsors (Alphabetically sorted)
APC By Schneider Electric
As the global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.www.schneider-electric.com
Networks are becoming more relevant in today’s world, and Juniper Networks believes the network can create a connected planet that unleashes a great wealth of possibility, innovation, and discovery that cannot be measured. But the demands on the network are changing rapidly and require a new approach. Juniper is leading the charge to architecting the new network. At the heart of the new network is our promise to transform the economics and experience of networking for our customers. We offer a high-performance network infrastructure built on simplicity, security, openness, and scale. We are innovating in ways that empower our customers, our partners, and ultimately everyone in a connected world.www.juniper.net
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Main sponsors (Alphabetically sorted)
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally, Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2011 revenues reached US$15.7 billion.
one-to-one sponsors (Alphabetically sorted)
Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2012 sales of $16.3 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical products, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring products; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices and engineering services. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in 2012 and counts approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visitwww.eaton.com
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest
Emerging vendors (Alphabetically sorted)
Autotask was founded in 2001, as a fully-hosted, multi-tenant SaaS application to automate, streamline and optimize business processes for technology solution providers. The software integrates a broad range of critical business systems, including customer relationship management (CRM), service desk, tech scheduling, project management, billing and reporting, and provides real-time service delivery intelligence to help users understand the factors that drive their business and their profitability.
CHG-MERIDIAN is a technology portfolio manager in the areas of IT, industrial and healthcare technologies. Its services encompass everything from initial advice and concept development to the procurement of equipment and its installation in the workplace and the ultimate disposal or reconditioning and resale of used equipment. CHG-MERIDIAN has state-of-the-art technology – servers, computers, monitors, printers, industrial machinery, and medical equipment – worth €2.5 billion on its books, which it rents and leases to companies and public-sector clients in 19 countries.www.chg-meridian.com
Vidyo enables natural, affordable and universal video communications over non-dedicated networks, including the Internet, wifi, 3G and 4G networks at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. Vidyo’s architecture dynamically optimizes video quality to the network and to the capabilities of individual endpoints in order to deliver telepresence-quality experiences for each participant, whatever the device that they are using: PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet, room system or immersive telepresence system with up to 9 screens. Vidyo has dramatically changed the business model for telepresence-quality, multiparty video communications from one that’s dependent on expensive hardware and high QoS networks, to a highly flexible, scalable, affordable and easy-to-use software solution.www.vidyo.com
Vision Solutions leads the information availability industry in quality and innovation, and in solutions that are both comprehensive and easy to run. Whether you have Windows, Linux, on a single physical server or on hundreds of virtual environments across multiple data centres, Vision Solutions has the road-tested technologies you need for peak availability. Our solutions work for over 25,000 companies worldwide. If that works for you, we should too.www.visionsolutions.com
Distributor partners (Alphabetically sorted)
ALSO-Actebis Holding AG (Hergiswil/Switzerland) is one of the leading European companies in the wholesale and logistics sector for information technology, consumer electronics, and telecommunication products (ICT). ALSO-Actebis offers its customers more than 160 000 articles from around 350 vendors as well as a wide range of IT consumables. The company provides additional services in value-added sectors such as high-end-servers, storage, security, and networks. ALSO-Actebis employs around 3 000 employees throughout Europe. In fiscal year 2012 (closing on December 31), the company generated net sales of 6.3 billion euros and Group net profit of 46.3 million euros. Further information is available at www.also-actebis.com.www.also-actebis.com
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55 countries. Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) is a business segment of Arrow Electronics and provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers. With offices in 29 locations around the world, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world’s foremost hardware, storage networking, software, security and services suppliers. Arrow ECS offers dedicated sales and marketing teams, deep technical expertise and efficient order fulfillment, as well as unique services to help partners increase their customer base, expand their expertise and grow their bottom line.www.arrow.com
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.www.ts.avnet.com/emea
Since the start of Chiltern IT our ethos has always been to understand the requirements and demands of its customers, to then provide a service that meets these requirements and responds to these demands. Critical emphasis is put on working with our customers to increase their SLA performance with their end customer to minimise cost & risk to all.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services.
Prianto GmbH is a distributor for several enterprise software solutions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. We offer solutions for database management, server and desktop management, backup and restore, for the management of virtual systems, monitoring and solutions for application delivery. In addition, we have special solutions for network printing and scanning. We are happy to assist our partners in projects with the solutions of our vendor partners.
Redington Gulf is a supply chain solution provider in Middle East, Africa, Turkey (via Arena Bilgisayar-http://www.arena.com.tr/) and CIS region for over 40 leading manufacturers of Information Technology, Telecom and Lifestyle products. It’s highly advanced and comprehensive supply chain solutions enable organizations to create customer experiences consistent with their brand values and meet dynamically changing market requirements. With a market penetration of more than 24 countries, supported by a distribution network of more than 9,000 channel partners and over 24 stock points across the region; Redington Gulf is firmly positioned as a leading supply chain solutions provider in the region. A strong management team, robust and automated order processing systems, professional business development team supported by a dedicated execution team makes Redington Gulf a Distributor of Choice to both vendors and resellerswww.redingtonmea.com/
ech Data Corporation (NasdaqGS: TECD) is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable more than 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012 and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®.