The first week of August each year is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It’s when CompTIA members gather for the annual ChannelCon IT industry conference. ChannelCon is the most valuable event I attend each year.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I am highly engaged in CompTIA and a big proponent of CompTIA’s work. The key to this organization is the diversity of its membership and the breadth of what this organization does in the IT industry. This will also be my last ChannelCon as a member of the Board of Directors. It’s been a true privilege to serve this amazing organization as a member of the Board. I’ve had the distinct honor to serve three years as Board Chair and am finishing up my term as Immediate Past Chair.
ChannelCon brings together the best of the business for three intense days of networking and educational opportunities. This event is not about one company or one technology, it’s about the entire IT industry, from A to Z, from the Channel to upstart business application vendors, from certified IT professionals to drones, small cities and emerging technology. It’s about educational opportunities to provide insight into where the indsutry is heading and what any business in the IT industry needs to be aware of to remain relevant in one of the most dynamic and ever changing industries in the world.
It’s also about philanthropy and giving back. From the Creating IT Futures Foundation, that helps all manner of individuals gain access to exciting careers in technology to the Advancing Women and Advancing Diversity Communities that are striving to break through artificial barriers in our industry. It’s also about helping our colleagues improve themselves and their businesses, based on real world experience, in the field.
From household name technology brands to the newest startup in the field, over one thousand professionals will be in DC this week, talking about the Business of Technology and the bright future we all have ahead of us. Here’s to a great week.