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Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 – initial sponsors and keynote announced

June 17, 2014



* Sponsors include: AppRiver, AVG, Autotask, Dot Hill, Dropbox, GFI Max and EG Innovation

* Tiffani Bova, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner Research, will provide the opening keynote

London -- IT Europa and Angel Business Communications today announced further details of the Managed Services & Hosting Summit which will be staged on 25 September 2014 at the Pullman St Pancras Hotel, London. The Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 is a management-level event designed to help channel organisations identify opportunities arising from the increasing demand for managed and hosted services and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed at supporting sales.

The event will bring together leading hardware and software vendors, hosting providers, telecommunications companies, mobile operators and web services providers involved in managed services and hosting with resellers, integrators and service providers developing their own managed services portfolio and sales of hosted solutions. Initial sponsors include: AppRiver, AVG, Autotask, Dot Hill, Dropbox, GFI Max and EG Innovation, with further major names expected to be announced over the coming weeks.

Building on the success of the previous managed services and hosting events, the summit will feature a high-level conference programme exploring the impact of new business models and the changing role of information technology within modern businesses. A strong line-up of speakers will be headed by Tiffani Bova, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner Research, who will provide the opening keynote. Tiffani's presentation will examine how both technology changes (cloud, consumption and managed services) and new customer demands are forcing technology providers and the broader channel ecosystem to re-examine their sales models.

Tiffani will draw on new research from Gartner to show that the evolution of IT consumers in developing economies has gone faster than the providers' capacity to realign their sales models and channel strategies and argue that a technology provider's market success can be enhanced by the ability to address complex buying processes that span not only CIOs, but also departmental managers and other influential business decision makers.

Other presentation subjects will include: Trends in service delivery and changing customer demands, Hybrid IT, the impact of new technologies and evolving business models, Creating Value with Managed Services and the Future of Managed Services and Hosting and the changing role of MSPs and other channels.

These conference sessions will be augmented by boardroom sessions presented by leading vendors and service providers which will provide further insight into the opportunities for channel organisations looking to expand their managed services portfolios. Throughout the day there will be many opportunities for both sponsors and delegates to meet fellow participants within the Summit exhibition and networking area.

"Advances in technology, economic pressures and evolving business models are combining to fundamentally change the role of both IT and Telecoms channels," says Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa. "The Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 provides a unique opportunity for vendors, distributors, VARs, integrators and service providers to come together to address the issues and opportunities arising from the continued growth in customer demand for managed services and hosted delivery models."

The Managed Services Summit 2014 will take place at The Pullman St Pancras Hotel, London, on 25 September 2014. Resellers and integrators wishing to attend the convention and vendors, distributors or service providers interested in sponsorship opportunities can find further information at: www.mshsummit.com

About IT Europa

IT Europa is the leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. In addition to its news services the company markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors. For further details visit: www.iteuropa.com

About Angel Business Communications

Angel Business Communications is an industry leading B2B publisher and conference and exhibition organiser. ABC has developed skills in various market sectors - including Semiconductor Manufacturing, IT - Storage Networking, Data Centres and MEMS manufacturing. With offices in both Watford and Coventry, it has the infrastructure to develop a leadership role in the markets it serves by providing a multi-faceted approach to the business of providing business with the information it needs. For further information visit: www.angelbc.com

For further information contact:

Alan Norman

Tel: +44 (0) 1895 454 604

Email: alan.norman@iteuropa.com

Bill Dunlop Uprichard

Tel: +44 (0) 7973 296 599

Bill.dunlop@angelbc.com

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