By Lynn Haber
Ingram Micro Cloud Summit X, held March 12-14, in San Diego, attracted 1,500 attendees. The distributor shared its cloud vision, rolled out updates to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, debuted an IoT Marketplace, and displayed the cloud offers of some of its vendor partners and ISVs in the Cloud Showcase.
Conference attendees heard from a handful of Ingram Micro’s top-tier technology partners such as Microsoft, IBM, VMware, AWS and Cisco. Ingram Micro presented awards to more than a dozen partners in several categories, and attendees heard from Comet Competition finalists from Austin, Boston and Tel Aviv.
The conference schedule also included dozens of sessions for partners on emerging technologies, cloud awesomeness, the cloud marketplace, cloud products, CloudBlue, best practices, as well as ISV and service provider labs, and IaaS labs.
There was also networking, receptions, business meetings and the final evening celebration.
Carla Harris (left), vice chairman, global wealth management and senior client advisor, Morgan Stanley, presented at the Women in Cloud session. The motivational speaker and author of two books – Expect to Win and Strategize to Win – shared pearls of her success equation.
After Harris’ dynamic presentation, she was joined by panelists: Gina Mastantuono, chief financial officer, Ingram Micro; Dorothy Copeland, vice president, IBM Global Business Partners; Cindy Kennedy, president, western region, Converge Technology Partners; Siobhan Dullea, chief technology officer at MassChallenge; and Sophie Deleval, president, France, Ingram Micro.