why: Through various workshops and training sessions specifically designed to accelerate their cloud journey, attendees can expect to learn all about the latest trends and tactics to transform their marketing and sales strategies. There will also be walkthroughs of the most innovative Microsoft products on the market, and guidance on how to make them profitable for your business.
who: This event will be geared towards business decision makers, but there will be plenty of opportunities for technical professionals to discover new ideas and gain different perspectives on topics shaping the IT industry. This conference is open to all, so you can attend whether you are a SherWeb partner or not.
One-on-One: SherWeb’s Team wants to meet you! This is a unique opportunity to speak with a number of our executives about how you can leverage our expertise and product offering to accelerate your cloud business. Join us for an exclusive one-on-one discussion at this year’s Cloud Summit. Spaces are limited, so get in touch today!
Learn from renowned industry figures as they share their research and experiences.
Peter Cassar Co-Founder & CEO @ SherWeb
Biography When Peter founded SherWeb in 1998 with his brother Matthew...
When Peter founded SherWeb in 1998 with his brother Matthew, they correctly envisioned that the Internet would play a key role in how businesses and professionals communicate. Since that time, they have been able to grow SherWeb from a small basement operation to a market leader with more than 40,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company’s dot-com survival is a testimony to their innovative approach and willingness to break boundaries. Peter has been involved in the information technology industry for over 20 years, and his technical and business knowledge of the industry allows SherWeb to stand out in a highly-competitive field.Register Now
Julian Lee President @ TechnoPlanet Productions
Biography Julian Lee has been the President of TechnoPlanet for the past...
Julian Lee has been the President of TechnoPlanet for the past 25+ years and has been in the IT industry since 1984. He founded the first North American IT distributor to expand across Europe in 1987. His company is primarily in the business of helping vendors build and perfect their channel partner ecosystems. His latest mission “Best Managed IT Companies” is to help channel partners to improve their best business practices and become a bigger, better, stronger and smarter company. Over the years, he has worked closely with over 500 IT vendors and thousands of VARs. Today, his network spans 6 countries and over 65,000 VARs and MSPs as well as over 4,000 vendors. To learn more about his businesses, please visit www.technoplanet.comRegister Now
Pascal Karsenty Managing Director @ Elliot Jaxx
Biography Pascal is the Managing Director and lead consultant at Elliot Jaxx...
Pascal is the Managing Director and lead consultant at Elliot Jaxx, a firm dedicated to think, design and deliver skill enhancing workshops for the most demanding situations (and people). He is as cool, calm and collected as they come. Yet when it comes to leading a workshop he’s a dynamic force to be reckoned with. He’s extremely focused and, some say, a bit obsessive. As an example of this, when his team talks about the design of a client’s workshop, when most agree on an idea, he’s known to say: “It’s a good idea. Now what would be an even better idea?” Detailed oriented doesn’t even begin to describe how Pascal works. Having delivered workshops in 14 different countries, his finger is always on the pulse of what’s trending around the world.Register Now
Peter Jensen Founder @ Performance Coaching Inc
Biography Peter Jensen is a dynamic speaker with a PhD. in Sport Psychology...
Peter Jensen is a dynamic speaker with a PhD in Sport Psychology. An authority on leadership, he is a renowned innovator – bringing coaching and personal high performance to corporations worldwide. He has attended eight Olympic games as a member of the Canadian Olympic team, is a top-rated instructor at the Queen’s Smith School of Business, is the founder of Performance Coaching Inc., and has authored three books including Thriving in a 24-7 World.Register Now
Ian Khan Technology Futurist
Biography A TEDx Speaker & Technology Author, Ian has published...
A TEDx Speaker & Technology Author, Ian has published several books, including Cloud Wars, The Internet of Things & the Future of Innovation and Make Me Like You. Ian is a frequent contributor to industry publications, including McGraw Hill Education, Huffington Post, & TechVibes. He also speaks at many industry events throughout the year and recently participated in Cloud Expo, BigData TechCon and Big Data Expo.Register Now
Rick McCutcheon Dynamics 365 CRM MVP and
Sales Process Expert
Biography Rick has been involved with the CRM Industry for over 20 years...
Rick has been involved with the CRM Industry for over 20 years. He currently leads a CRM Coaching Practice specializing in Sales Process Design and Social Selling. Rick holds the prestigious designations of Dynamics CRM MVP and CSP - Certified Sales Professional. He is a much sought-after workshop leader drawing on his personal experience of working directly on hundreds of CRM and Salesforce Automation initiatives. As a professional speaker, he has delivered practical yet innovative messages on CRM and Sales Productivity to thousands of business professionals ranging from the SMB Marketplace to Major International Corporations. Rick frequently speaks at corporate events and at these leading industry conferences, CRMUG Summit, ExtremeCRM and CRM Evolution.Register Now
Guillaume Boisvert Security & Compliance Product Director @ SherWeb
Biography Guillaume currently heads SherWeb’s security...
Guillaume currently heads SherWeb’s security and compliance product portfolio, and was instrumental in commercializing the company’s public and private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions. With over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing web services for both B2B and B2C platforms, he has an extensive background in all things IT. Guillaume willingly shares his practical knowledge and experience of the industry in his own unique straightforward style infused with a wry sense of humor. He holds a degree in CIS and has business training from McGill University.Register Now
Marie Wiese Senior Marketing
Executive & Author
Biography Marie is a senior marketing executive with 25+ years...
Marie Wiese is a marketing executive with 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing focused on the technology and professional services sectors. As President and Founder of Marketing CoPilot Inc., an award-winning inbound marketing agency, Marie delivers keynote speeches and workshops to organizations to help educate people on digital marketing. She is a Growth Coach at the Innovation Factory and Spark Centre helping mentor start-ups on go-to-market strategies. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and a member of the Canadian Board of CompTIA. She shares her knowledge extensively on the marketingcopilot.com blog and in her latest book, You Can’t Be Everywhere, which won the Gold Award at the 2017 International Stevie Awards for Best Business Book of the Year.Register Now
Marc Gordon Marketing
Biography Marc is a specialist in showing businesses how to create...
Marc is a specialist in showing businesses how to create remarkable customer experiences even before any communication takes place. He does this through a number of marketing and branding methods he has developed over his 25 years in business and as founder of his own agency. Marc has been referred to as “Canada’s Marketing Superstar” by the Oprah Winfrey Network. Since 2003, Marc has written, spoken, and consulted on how companies cultivate or ruin relationships through marketing and customer service. His understanding of how people subconsciously create expectations based on marketing and personal experiences has made him a sought after resource. His clients include Canada Post, The Canadian Securities Exchange, Johnson & Johnson, and presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.Register Now
Jim Hamilton Vice President, Member
Communities @ CompTIA
Biography Jim oversees the development and management activities of...
Jim oversees the development and management activities of CompTIA’s member communities. In his role, Jim coordinates with each group’s chair, members and association representatives to ensure they have the tools and support needed to achieve their goals and uncover future opportunities. He was formerly executive director of MSP Partners, an organization that delivered award-winning managed services education to the IT channel prior to being acquired by CompTIA. Under his leadership, the association grew its membership to more than 5,000 MSPs and more than 40 vendor partners. He also previously led the sales operations team for Symbium Corporation, built IT environments for Ceyba and Cambrian Systems, and managed enterprise systems at Nortel and Newbridge Networks.Register Now
Jason Brown VP of Products @ SherWeb
Biography Jason has spearheaded SherWeb’s global product strategy...
Jason has spearheaded SherWeb’s global product strategy, specifically for products such as VOIP and Office 365. Drawing on his solid background in product, marketing and channel operations, he has been very successful in creating products and services for SherWeb’s partners and direct customer channels. It was largely through Jason’s efforts that SherWeb was able to increase sales and position itself among the best partners in North America for Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program. Prior to joining SherWeb, Jason was a Product Manager at Melbourne IT, Australia’s largest hosting provider. He has more than 17 years’ experience in IT and online services and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.Register Now
Pierre Emond VP of Global
Sales @ SherWeb
Biography Pierre is responsible for managing SherWeb’s direct...
Pierre is responsible for managing SherWeb’s direct and channel partner sales around the world. His strong background in sales, marketing and business development gives him the ideal perspective to build solid relationships with our customers and key industry players. Pierre has more than 25 years’ experience in Information Technology and Telecommunications. His profile includes periods as a business owner and an executive for small- and medium-sized businesses. Before coming to SherWeb, Pierre was an executive for large corporations such as McAfee, Microsoft and eBay.Register Now
Christina DiAdamo National Product Marketing
Manager @ Microsoft
Biography As Microsoft Canada’s marketing lead for Office 365...
As Microsoft Canada’s marketing lead for Office 365 in Small, Medium and Corporate business, Christina spends her day thinking about how to empower Canadians with technology that will help them be more productive and collaborative. In her 4 years at Microsoft, Christina has led marketing in the advertising and education industries. Ask Christina about: modern workplace, collaboration tools, and all things Office 365.Register Now
Jared Bernatt Senior Product Marketing
Manager @ Microsoft
Biography Jared Bernatt manages Microsoft’s Windows 10 Commercial...
Jared Bernatt manages Microsoft’s Windows 10 Commercial Marketing for Partners and Small and Medium Corporate Business across Canada. An 8 year Microsoft Veteran, Jared has held roles in Customer and Partner Satisfaction, Business Planning and Operations. Prior to Microsoft, Jared held a variety of marketing roles at Hershey in Canada and the United States. Jared is passionate about working with Partners and Customers to ensure they reach their potential and enhance their lives by leveraging the best technology has to offer.Register Now
Arturo Quiroga Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) – Apps & Infra in Azure
Biography Arturo is a Cloud Solutions Architect with Microsoft Canada, in the One...
Arturo is a Cloud Solutions Architect with Microsoft Canada, in the One Commercial Partner (OCP) team. He specializes in Azure IaaS and PaaS. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science Specializing in AI. His desire to learn and to teach drives his engagements with customers and partners. He has extensive experience in Microsoft and Linux technologies. Arturo covers areas like Azure Service Fabric, Micro Services, Azure Functions, Containers, IoT event ingestion/persistence/visualization, and the typical Azure infrastructure and Web Apps topics.Register Now
Vadim Vladimirskiy CEO & Co-Founder @ Nerdio
Biography As a creative technologist with an aptitude for business, Vadim Vladimirskiy is the head honcho at Nerdio. He was the key...
As a creative technologist with an aptitude for business, Vadim Vladimirskiy is the head honcho at Nerdio. He was the key driver behind the evolution of Nerdio, seeking to bring ITaaS to the masses in a cost-effective, standardized package. With over a decade of impressive IT experience and education, Vadim has applied his ever-growing knowledge to many tech roles. Though he met many skeptics along the way, Vadim has persevered to successfully build an innovative, high-growth business, with a culture that can’t be beat.Register Now
David Geevaratne Director of Sales, Americas @ BitTitan
Biography David Geevaratne joined the BitTitan team in October 2017. Prior to BitTitan, Geevaratne co-founded New Signature, a leading cloud-first...
David Geevaratne joined the BitTitan team in October 2017. Prior to BitTitan, Geevaratne co-founded New Signature, a leading cloud-first, full-service Microsoft solution provider, focused on delivering transformative business solutions. Under his guidance, New Signature received numerous accolades for its managed service successes, including the distinction as the only two-time Microsoft U.S. Partner of the Year Award winner. With more than 15 years of IT management and product experience, Geevaratne has a holistic understanding of the Microsoft partner ecosystem, which comprises a large portion of BitTitan’s 50,000 customers worldwide. His uniquely hands-on approach to sales and service matches BitTitan’s commitment to every customer and end-user.Register Now
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** The agenda is subject to change **
9:00 - 9:45
Join SherWeb's CEO Peter Cassar as he kicks off Accelerate with a keynote session. He will be joined by the VP of Global Sales Pierre Emond and Product VP Jason Brown, and together they will be presenting an overview of what is happening at SherWeb today and new product launches in the pipeline.
Key takeaway: An overview of SherWeb's 2018 road map.
CRM is one of the fastest growing sectors of technology today. The latest enterprise software forecast from Gartner shows CRM increasing to a $36.5B worldwide market by 2017. In this session, you will learn about the opportunities and benefits of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. This is a non-technical session designed for business owners and practice leads on how to plan and develop a successful CRM practice.
Key takeaway: How to make your CRM practice profitable.Register Now
10:30 - 10:45
Value-added content or content marketing creates trust with prospects and brings people closer to your business. But you need more than a website to get people from “mildly interested” to an active participant in your pipeline. In this session, you will examine a case study to help you identify points in the buyer's journey you need to create to get a person from “aware to qualified."
Key takeaway: How to create relevant content to attract a buyer wherever they are in their journey.Register Now
As technology becomes a critical component for digital organizations, security becomes an even higher priority. Most companies know that security is important, but they aren’t sure which steps to take as they change their IT approach. This market intelligence session, based on CompTIA’s latest research, lets you know which new technologies, new processes and end-user education you should be looking out for.
Key takeaway: The three key areas that every business should focus on.Register Now
12:00 - 13:30
Cloud computing has ushered in a new era of enterprise technology. Rather than just providing a new model for companies to build infrastructure, cloud systems are changing behaviors within business. From investment decisions to implementation strategies to ongoing operation, business units and IT departments or solution providers are working more closely together to build new business systems. [Read More]
Cloud computing has ushered in a new era of enterprise technology. Rather than just providing a new model for companies to build infrastructure, cloud systems are changing behaviors within business. From investment decisions to implementation strategies to ongoing operation, business units and IT departments, solution providers are working more closely together to build new business systems. In this market intelligence session, based on CompTIA’s latest research, you'll discover all the latest cloud trends.
Key takeaway: Learn about the benefits and challenges in adopting cloud computing.Register Now
This session will review the top 10 secrets of the most successful VARs and MSPs. The findings were compiled after speaking to hundreds of the most successful VARs and MSPs, so you can learn from their collective success, and improve your business!
Key takeaway: The moving parts that play a part in the success of a business, and how to handle them!Register Now
The culture of your business equals your customer experience. There is a direct relationship, and that impacts your profitability and growth potential. In this session, we’ll walk through three key ways to consistently delight customers through a culture of employee empowerment, execution and engagement. Key takeaway: Actionable steps to increase your bottom line by making iterative and incremental changes in your business culture.Register Now
15:00 - 15:15
There is a common belief that if a company strives to continually provide the highest level of satisfaction, the customer’s loyalty will increase proportionally. After all, the happier the customer, the more loyal they will be. Right? Wrong. In this session, Marc will dispel the number one customer service myth that costs companies millions in resources and revenue. He will also illustrate how customer loyalty naturally exists, needing to be encouraged rather than earned.
Key takeaway: Concrete examples to help you understand what your customers expect, and how to meet these expectations.Register Now
Migrating to the cloud doesn’t have to be difficult. But without the right tools at your disposal, it can be a challenge working out what your next step is. This is why Microsoft is currently previewing Azure Migrate, to take over all the heavy lifting and provide partners with the guidance, insight and confidence needed to successfully complete migrations.
Key takeaway: Attend this session given my Microsoft experts and learn how the Azure migration services can help you and your customers.Register Now
It’s no surprise that most customers have adopted Office 365 by now, but how many are taking full advantage of the power of Azure for hosted servers, desktops, and data? It’s time to get out of the business of hosting infrastructure or having to maintain on-prem hardware. Azure can revolutionize the way MSPs deliver services to customers but its provisioning, management and optimization can be quite complex and not always cost-effective. In this session, we’ll look at a turnkey automation platform for MSPs that streamlines the process of moving entire IT environments to the Microsoft cloud.
Key takeaway: Harness the power of Azure to generate 40%-60% recurring margins.Register Now
19:00 - 23:00
16:45 - 17:00
Combining first-hand examples from both the sport and corporate worlds with an innovative coaching framework, Coaching for High Performance provides a provocative taste and exploration of the possibilities of coaching.
Key takeaway: Understand the potential impact of coaching in both your business and personal life.Register Now
10:30 - 10:45
Microsoft 365 Business is a new solution designed for small and midsize businesses, bringing together the best-in-class productivity and collaboration capabilities of Office 365 with device management and security solutions to safeguard business data. [Read More]
Microsoft 365 Business is a new solution designed for small and midsize businesses, bringing together the best-in-class productivity and collaboration capabilities of Office 365 with device management and security solutions to safeguard business data. Learn about this solution, and how it can accelerate your customer’s digital transformation while creating new, recurring revenue streams for you. Christina DiAdamo & Jared Bernatt are from Microsoft Canada's product team.
Key takeaway: Learn how to manage your entire business from one place, using Microsoft's latest solution.Register Now
While expensive security products can be part of the solution, there are a number of security features and controls built-in to Office 365 that every partner should know. We give you our 5 best settings that you can use to improve your clients’ security posture instantaneously while discussing how Office 365 security is built.
Key takeaway: Learn the 5 settings you can use to improve your clients' Office 365 security.Register Now
12:15 - 13:15
It is the final session of Day #2 and you’ve captured a few good ideas since the start of this conference. The toughest part is coming though: how can you best implement those ideas? This workshop is designed to help you do that. The dynamic of this workshop borrows from the "open source” idea, whereby we put the famous Aristotle saying into practice: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Everything we’ll do will be practical, relevant and fast.
Key takeaway: How to leverage new ideas to bring in the results you need for your business to grow.Register Now
14:45 - 15:00
Monday - 19:00
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The Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON, M5J 1A6. Ideally located along the Toronto Waterfront, this four-diamond hotel is just a short walk away from the Downtown Core. This modern venue is fully equipped with state of the art amenities and features, to ensure your stay is as relaxing and productive as possible.
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The SherWeb group rate is $239.00 + taxes, per night. Please keep in mind that you must book your hotel room before October 30 to be guaranteed the group discount rate. After this date, we will do our best to secure this price for you, but cannot guarantee it.
The Westin Harbour Castle is ideally located in downtown Toronto, easily accessible from 2 airports.
Travel time between the airport and hotel is approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the traffic. Taxi, bus and rental car services are also available from Pearson International Airport.
The hotel is conveniently located less than 3 kilometers from The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, with a travel time of approximately 10 minutes depending on the traffic. Taxis are around $10 per trip. From Bathurst Street, Porter Airlines provides its passengers with a complimentary ferry service to the airport.
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Ideally located along the Toronto Waterfront, this four-diamond hotel is just a short walk away from the Downtown Core. This modern venue is fully equipped with state of the art amenities and features, to ensure your stay is as relaxing and productive as possible.
Located at Roundhouse Park in downtown Toronto, just steps away from the CN Tower, the Rec Room redefines the meaning of fun with great games, mouth-watering food and amazing entertainment, all packed under one roof!
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Nerdio for Azure, specifically designed for MSPs, provides ridiculously simple provisioning, management, and optimization of complete IT environments in the Microsoft Cloud. It addresses critical MSP operational challenges, with such game-changing functionality as the ability to migrate clients to Azure with just a few clicks and in under two hours.Nerdio Website
Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility.Veeam Website