The Most Epic Industry Debate: The Panel of Titans

BY IT GLUE | May 17, 2018

Picture this: Arnie Bellini (ConnectWise), Fred Voccola (Kaseya), Austin McChord (Datto/Autotask), Michael George (Continuum), Chris Day (IT Glue), and Gary Pica (TruMethods)… all debating the future of our industry on one stage. There’s a reason we’re calling it The Panel of Titans.

The Panel of Titans is the first of its kind, never before seen, and may never be seen again. All of these IT industry heads will be on stage, together, to discuss the industry’s most pressing challenges and what their collective views on the future of the entire MSP space looks like from the helm.

The Debate Process

Our moderator, ChannelE2E & MSSP Alert Content Czar, Joe Panettieri, will lead the Titans through a series of topics and discussions surrounding the MSP landscape, challenges and opportunities. These aren’t just some of the most prestigious members of the industry – they’re also the most competitive. The gloves are off for this panel, and our moderator will be hard at work to “glue” all of these key players together in what’s sure to be an insight-rich showdown.

Introducing the Panel of Titans

Arnie Bellini | CEO, ConnectWise
As the CEO of ConnectWise Inc., Arnie serves as the chief visionary behind the growth and creation of a platform and a community that’s become a vital part of people’s lives. In 2014, Arnie won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ award for Florida in the Technology category. Arnie was honored for growing ConnectWise into a highly innovative, best-in-class software company, and was recognized for inspiring others with his vision, leadership, and achievement.

Fred Voccola | CEO, Kaseya
Fred first served as President and General Manager of Yodle’s Brand Networks Division, providing digital and market automation solutions to small and medium businesses before joining Kaseya. Previously, he was President of Nolio, Inc., a DevOps SaaS company, where he drove 100% year-over-year growth and successfully sold the business to CA Technologies. Since he’s been at Kaseya, the company posted 70% growth in 2016 and over 40% growth in 2017.

Austin McChord | CEO, Datto/Autotask
Having launched the company in 2007 from his basement in Norwalk, Connecticut, Austin’s mission was to bring the best-in-class data protection solutions to underserved small and mid-sized businesses. Datto has experienced unparalleled growth, becoming the industry leader. Austin appeared on Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list in 2015, was named an Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, and earned recognition as one of the nation’s top 50 philanthropists in 2017 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Michael George | CEO, Continuum
Michael has served as CEO of Continuum since its formation in 2011 and continues to seek to provide MSPs with the platform and tools they need to thrive in today’s $241 billion managed IT services market. He is also the founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Continuum Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides financial support to local and national charities that focus on helping veterans find jobs in IT.

Chris Day | CEO, IT Glue
Chris is a recognized technology leader, strategist and influencer. In 2002, Chris founded Fully Managed, and led its growth to become one of Canada’s largest and most successful Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Chris became a favorite on the IT channel speaker circuit, gaining a reputation as a thought leader on lean business operations practices for IT service providers. In 2013, Chris launched his first SaaS venture, IT Glue.

Gary Pica | President, TruMethods
Gary is a pioneer in the managed services field. He is one of ChannelPro’s 20 industry visionaries and MSP Mentor’s most influential leaders. He successfully built two top performing MSPs. Today, hundreds of IT providers around the world utilize the TruMethods business transformation framework.

Joe Panettieri | Content Czar, ChannelE2E & MSSP Alert
Joe is co-founder and executive VP of After Nines Inc., and content czar for the company’s media brands – ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert. He has tracked and analyzed the IT channel, MSPs, CSPs, IT service providers and recurring revenue business models for more than a decade. Joe previously was co-founder of MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud. Prior to exiting the corporate world, Joe held executive and senior-level editorial positions at CMP Media (Windows Magazine, InformationWeek), NYIT, Penton Media and Ziff Davis Media.

There you have it – the heaviest hitters in the industry. And you can witness them tackle some of the most prominent discussions about the IT landscape today. You do not want to miss these key figures battle it out. Only at GlueCon.

What is GlueCon?

The Panel of Titans is only one of many amazing features that make GlueCon the can’t-miss MSP event of the year. GlueCon is two days charged with thought leadership from the best in the business, including high-value Business and Technical breakout tracks from your channel all-stars, and several killer parties that bring it all together with celebration. To top it all of, you can enjoy the luxury of staying at the best venue in channel history, The Phoenician, for only $199/night using our ITGLUE promo code. If you’re afraid of missing out, I would be too.

Early Bird tickets are still on sale, but don’t twiddle your thumbs for too long – the deadline is fast approaching and tickets are selling fast.

Event Details

Sept 16-18, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

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