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How to keep on top of the latest enterprise tech

30 Apr 18

Westcon-Comstor’s 14th year is shaping up to be the most exciting and interesting so far.

IMAGINE is one of New Zealand’s leading events that invites players from across the IT industry to come together and explore the latest and greatest technology.

But, it this is not just a tech expo - the theme for this year’s conference is Minds, Technology and Innovation, Converging.

As well as looking for new products to add to their portfolio, reseller partners will be able to explore new use-cases for vendors' technologies that they already offer.

IMAGINE 2018 is also a fantastic sales opportunity for resellers and integrators who bring their end-user clients along to the event.

Clients will be able to see for themselves how disruptive and beneficial these solutions can be in a place where partners are enabled to provide the best advice and support to close sales that might have been difficult without a real demonstration of the application of the tech.

IMAGINE 2018 is looking beyond the scope of what’s happening today - renowned futurist and innovation strategist Anders Sorman-Nillson is returning to deliver one of the day’s keynotes.

With the theme of Converging Minds, Technology and Innovation, and considering the interesting place the industry is in right now, there is no doubt that Sorman-Nillson will have a significant amount to say about IoT, AI, deep learning, and all of the 4.0 technologies that have already begun reshaping industry, education and government.

The other keynote speaker will be Southern Spars general manager Peter Batcheler who helped to expand the use of carbon fibre tech in the America’s Cup and other sporting events.

IMAGINE 2018 is also a great opportunity for resellers, integrators and service providers to network with all of Westcon-Comstor’s vendor partners in an environment where it is not only expected, but welcomed.

That’s not even mentioning the business-focused seminar sessions that will directly address how partners and end-users alike can bring minds, technology and innovation together to take things to the next level.

“We have brought the market leaders together and it's a huge opportunity to network while seeing some of the new technologies and hearing about where our partners are focusing to create differentiation in the market,” says Westcon-Comstor NZ managing director Dave Rosenberg.

“It's about business decision makers understanding what it all means for running a business and increasing their level of innovation to gain the competitive edge.”

Find out more and register at imagineevent.co.nz.

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