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Making Ideas Happen at CompTIA ChannelCon 2017

May 09, 2017Downers Grove, Ill. – Taking great ideas and turning them into reality will be the focus of the keynote speech at ChannelCon 2017, the information technology (IT) channel’s premier education, networking and partnering event.


CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, announced today that tech entrepreneur, author and investor Scott Belsky will deliver keynote remarks at ChannelCon 2017. The conference is scheduled for July 31 through August 2 in Austin, Texas.


Belsky is the co-creator of Behance, an online media portfolio platform for creative professionals that was acquired by Adobe in 2012. He’s also been an early-stage investor and advisor to Uber, Warby Parker, Pinterest, Periscope, sweetgreen, and other companies.


“Scott Belsky and his team at Behance identified a series of best practices that some of the world’s most productive and creative people and teams rely on to turn ideas into projects and to push projects to completion,” said Kelly Ricker, executive vice president, events and education, CompTIA.


“His message that great ideas only see the light of day when creative people and teams get organized, harness the forces of community and become better leaders is one that’s certain to resonate with ChannelCon attendees,” she added.


Belsky is the author of the national bestselling book “Making Ideas Happen” (Penguin Books, April 2010). He serves on the advisory board of Cornell University’s Entrepreneurship Program and is a member of the board of trustees for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.


ChannelCon brings together executives and thought-leaders from across the technology industry for three days of educational sessions, panels, keynotes, and networking opportunities on the most important topics and trends impacting the industry.


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