This week marks the annual IT Nation industry conference. I have attended the annual IT Nation industry event for all but one time, the second year when I had a personal conflict and was unable to be there. Back then, ConnectWise and their partner community were still small and Arnie Bellini, the CEO of ConnectWise sent me a box with all of the event content and give aways the week after, so I wouldn’t miss out on the learning opportunity. This year will mark only the second time I have missed the event since it’s inception as the ConnectWise Partner Summit in the early 2000’s.
ConnectWise is one of the leading Professional Services Automation platforms in the IT industry. It’s the CRM, MRP, Accounting, Procurement system and more for companies that provide IT services globally.
As this event has matured, from the ConnectWise Partner Summit to IT Nation to now IT Nation Connect this year. From the event About page:
IT Nation 2018 welcomes technology industry leaders and professionals from around the world to experience three impactful days of speakers, sessions, and networking focused on business best practices, thought leadership, and growth.
I will miss being there this year. I always came back from this event with several actionable items to implement in our business to make us better and serve our clients better. Events like this are important opportunities to not just hear from key vendors in the business, but to share best practices and learn from peers. It’s also an opportunity to share some of our successes, to help others and to be known as a member of this business community. Some of my closest confidants and friends in the industry were met at this event over the years. We stay in touch throughout the year and look forward to seeing one another at one or two events like this throughout the year.
It’s not uncommon for my phone to ring several times a year and have it be a friend I met at IT Nation, checking in and catching up.
To all my industry friends, I will miss seeing you this week. I hope you all have an amazing week at IT Nation. And please, once you settle back in and process what you learned this week, give me a call and share. I’d love to hear all about it and will gladly share what’s happening over here with me 🙂