Top 100 solution provider puts on huge event in Saskatoon

Top 100 solution provider puts on huge event in Saskatoon


SASKATOON – More than 400 delegates from numerous provinces came to Connection 2015 Technology Summit, a show put on by CDN Top 100 Solution Provider WBM Office Systems.

WBM has been putting this event on for five years and it has become one of the largest attended high tech events in Western Canada. The TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre was the venue for Connection 2015 show that featured many interactive sessions on security, cloud services, mobility, and the Internet of Things.

Connection 2015 was highlighted by a keynote address from former CSIS Intelligence Agent and Expert Witness to the House of Commons Special Committee on Security, Michel Juneau-Katsuya.

The event was sponsored by Dell Canada, Lenovo Canada, Ricoh Canada, Microsoft Canada, Fortinet, Nuance, HP Canada, Nutanix and F5 Networks. After the event, all attendees were treated to an evening of fine wines and specialty spirits at the 2015 Premier Wine Showcase.

Check out the photos from the event here.

A packed house

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WBM Connection 2015 gets underway in front of 428 delegates September 25th in Saskatoon.

Read: WBM Office Systems announces acquisition of Agilisys

The President takes the stage

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JoeAnne Hardy, President of WBM welcomes attendees to the Connection 2015 Technology Security Summit

The Intelligence Chief

WBM Connection 2015 - 03bKeynote speaker Michel Juneau-Katsuya, former CSIS Senior Intelligence Officer and Chief of CSIS for Asia Pacific addresses the technology security threat at WBM Connection 2015

Security on the flight deck

WBM Connection 2015 - 04bRichard Solito discusses the security program in place at WestJet to enable a mobile workforce at WBM’s Connection 2015 event in Saskatoon

The panel discussion on security

WBM Connection 2015 - 05bManish Khera, Director of Data Protection and Application Security for the Royal Bank of Canada speaks during a panel discussion on cyber risk that includes Alyssa Daku, Ehealth Saskatchewan, Ryan Ukrainetz, PotashCorp, Paul Ottmann, City of Saskatoon, and Michel Juneau-Katsuya, former member of CSIS at Connection 2015

Fun backstage at the Connection 2015 show

WBM Connection 2015 - 06bBackstage during the production of WBM’s Connection 2015 Technology Security Summit on September 25th.

Breakout and insight at Connection 2015

WBM Connection 2015 - 07bKory Indzeowski of the Saskatoon Health Region discusses the results of his 24x7x365 service desk during a breakout at Connection 2015

Meet the new CTO

WBM Connection 2015 - 08bTravis Weber, Chief Technology Officer at WBM presents Managed Mobility Services during a breakout session at Connection 2015 in Saskatoon

CDN gets a shout out at Connection 2015

WBM Connection 2015 - 09cBrett Bailey, Vice President at WBM announces the recent Channel Elite Award in the Best Enterprise Solution category at Connection 2015

Look: In photos: Winners of the CDN Channel Elite Awards 2015

High tech vendors show support for Western partners

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Kevin Peesker, President of Dell Canada, speaks at Connection 2015 along with Mitch Henry, Vice President of Ricoh Canada and Catherine O’Donnell, HP Canada at Connection 2015.

High Tech Hall of Fame

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The always energetic Nancy Stabile of Ingram Micro Canada discusses WBM president JoeAnne Hardy’s Hall of Fame Induction for the Trust X Alliance Program at Connection 2015.

A special thanks to attendees

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The power of the channel, as (left to right) Brett Bailey (WBM), JoeAnne Hardy (WBM), Marlis Mclarnon (Lenovo Canada), Kevin Peesker (Dell Canada), Mitch Henry (Ricoh Canada), Catherine O’Donnell (HP Canada), and Nancy Stabile (Ingram Micro) share the stage to be thanked by WBM at Connection 2015

Dell Canada President steals the show

WBM Connection 2015 - 13bKevin Peesker, President of Dell Canada celebrates with students of Vincent Massey Elementary School as WBM announces a partnership promoting arts education with Persephone Theatre at Connection 2015.

Watch: Highlights from the 2015 Dell Canada Partner Summit

Party-on Saskatoon

WBM Connection 2015 - 14bDJ Danger Dane Hansen leads the after party at WBM’s Connection 2015 event in Saskatoon.

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