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CompTIA ChannelCon15 Takeaways

In case you missed attending or viewing the sessions of ChannelCon15 online we wanted to share some of the takeaways, pictures and resources.

The Sales vs Tech… Who’s Right? Mark Chensey’s summary says it best.

http://www.comptia.org/about-us/newsroom/blog/comptia-blog/2015/08/05/sales-vs.-tech-who-s-right-#

Advancing Women In Technology and the IT Services and Support Communities held a joint Executive Track:  Are These Profitability Boosters on Your Radar? 

With Aaron as the emcee, Don, Mary Ellen and I shared how Company Culture, Leadership Development and Diversity helps boost profitability.  Aaron had some compelling data for instance:

Culture=Profitability / For companies that focus on company culture:

  • Revenues increased – 4 times faster
  • Job creation rates grew – 7 times higher
  • Profits climbed – 750% higher
  • Net income grew – 700%
  • Customer satisfaction – Doubled

Corporate Culture and Performance, John Kotter and James Heskett

To view the pictures, slides and resources:  http://www.comptia.org/communities/it-services-support/documents-resources

Talent Retention and Develpment Strategies session included Gordon Pelosse, HP, Garry Tackett, CareerBuilder, Tricia Barbier, SmartSource, Inc. and Tracy Pound, MaximITy.

Their insights, action items and resources can be found at:  http://www.comptia.org/communities/it-services-support/documents-resources

Wrigely Field Adventure:  We had the pleasure of having a client join us for this event and as a Chicago native he knew the layout of the stadium and where we should visit.

CompTIA and the Cubs events team did an amazing job of providing some unique and once in a lifetime elements to the evening including pictures with Cub former right fielder, Billy Williams, views from the press box (see picture below), an opportunity to bat, a locker room tour, sitting in the dug out and meeting Clark their mascot.

Attendees were smiling and laughing as if we were kids again.  Even as Red Sox fans the experience was an unmistakably cool opportunity to experience a legendary field and ballclub.