Video: One on one with Phil Gallagher, global president, Avnet Technology Solutions

DENVER, COLO. — Some six months after Phil Gallagher took over for John Paget as global president of Avnet Technology Solutions, he took time out recently from Compass, Avnet’s conference for its Sun Microsystems partners, to sit down with CDN.

Gallagher, who came from the electronics marketing side of Avnet’s business, has spent the last six months getting familiar with the technology distribution side of the business, along with the distributor’s global operations and expansion plans for Asia.

In his conversation with CDN, Gallagher discussed what he’s learned during his first six months on the job, his priorities for the next six months, Avnet’s evolution from a value-added distributor to a solutions distributor, and how he sees Oracle’s acquisition of Sun impacting Avnet’s business.

Learn more in this CDN video report.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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