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UBM Channel's BoB Conference Agenda Helps IT Channel Leaders Navigate the "New Normal"


FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Channel today announced select sessions from the Best of Breed (BoB) Conference, to take place October 15-17th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida, will stream live from the main stage.  The event agenda was designed to help leaders in the industry to navigate the "new normal" for the IT channel and address the make-or-break issues in the market today – including technology, budget cycles, and relationship building. Attendees will hear from industry experts on critical business issues from M&A to CEO benchmarks, and transformational change.


The CRN editorial team will also be posting exclusive coverage throughout the event as channel leaders weigh in on the future of the channel and provide insights on the prospects for 2013.

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BoB Sessions to stream live include:

- Monday, October 15th at 5:30pm ET: Meet the New You—The CEO of Change: A BoB Executive Panel moderated by Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Channel
- Tuesday, October 16th at 3:00pm ET: You—the CEO—10 Times Better insights from Mark Helow, CEO and Founder, CEO Project
- Wednesday, October 17th at 8:45am ET: Cloud Integrators Forum: Lessons from the Best of Breed panel moderated by Ron Dupler, CEO, GreenPages
- Wednesday, October 17th at 11:15am ET: The Economic Outlook will be discussed by Scott Brown, SVP, Chief Economist, Raymond James

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"The BoB Conference brings together the most valuable and influential leaders among the IT channel community, to discuss and explore the challenges facing business today and identify the solutions that bring about change," said Robert DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content for UBM Channel. "For those who want to play a part in setting the channel agenda, this event is the only place to be.  We are enthusiastic about our ability to live stream key sessions and provide a series of interviews and articles to encourage the channel as a whole to take a closer look at the new normal of the IT channel and the promise of tomorrow."

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About UBM Channel
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at Follow us on Twitter at

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