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Impressive Speakers Lined Up for CompTIA EMEA Member and Partner Conference

Oct 04, 2017London – The 2017 CompTIA EMEA Member and Partner Conference will feature a strong lineup of speakers addressing the biggest challenges, issues and opportunities facing the technology industry.

The conference, scheduled for 17th and 18th October at etc.venues County Hall in London, offers unique educational session tracks for two audiences.


The IT Channel Track is designed for technology resellers, solution providers, distributors, vendors and channel associates, and others engaged in IT delivery services. Activities of the CompTIA UK Channel Community will be prominently featured, as well.


The Certification Partner Track is intended for CompTIA Authorised Partner Programme delegates. They will have access to valuable information and resources to assist in the recruiting, training, certifying and upgrading the skills of their students.


“Every opportunity that comes along, whether it’s expanded use of cloud-based solutions, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, seems to be accompanied by a daunting challenge, from skills gaps and worker shortages to regulatory concerns and cyber threats,” said Kelly Ricker, executive vice president, events and education, CompTIA.


“We’ve engaged some of the industry’s brightest minds as conference speakers to help our attendees take advantage of today’s marketplace, and to prepare for future growth and success.”


Speakers scheduled to participate in the IT Channel Track include Andy Dow, marketing director, Tech Data UK Ltd.; Lindsay Herbert, author and digital leader, IBM; Julia Moiseeva, director, FinTest Ltd.; Eddie Obeng, author and award winning business theorist; Dave Sobel, senior director of community and field marketing, SolarWinds MSP; and Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA president and CEO.  The full agenda is available at


The Certifications Partners track features Patrick Aylmer, managing director, The Learning People; Daniel Disney, head of IT service line/sales, The Training Room; John McGlinchey, executive vice president, global certification, CompTIA; Reece Medway, cognitive solution sales, IBM Watson; Kirk Redhead, business development manager, ITEC Learning Technologies Ltd.; Andrew Smith, senior lecturer in networking, The Open University; Dr. James Stanger, chief technology evangelist, CompTIA; and Ian Vickers, managing director, Managed Enterprise Technologies. For the full agenda, visit


More information on the 2017 CompTIA EMEA Member and Partner Conference is available at To register for the conference visit


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