The Dell Channel Parter Summit event started off with a warm welcome and a talk by Tara Fine, Channel Chief at Dell. The event then proceeded with a keynote speech by Kevin Peesker, president of Dell Canada. He spoke about Dell’s commitment to the channel partners. He even accepted the ALS Ice bucket challenge after playing the video where Computer Dealer News editor Paolo Del Nibletto originally challenged him for it. It was a day full of discussions about partner strategies, opportunities and networking. Talking about networking, there was a lot of buzz on Twitter about the event. Here are some highlights of the tweets.
Kevin Peesker surprised everyone by doing an impromptu Ice bucket challenge. It must have been really cold with two buckets poured out like that.
One of the best pictures of @KevinatDell doing the #icebucketchallenge at #DellCPS just surfaced! What do you think? pic.twitter.com/8xx6VD5LHa — Sarah Locke (@SarahLatDell) October 1, 2014 The sessions had this talented artist who was painting as the sessions were in progress. This is just one of the boards.
The channel partners got to learn about how to market effectively using social media while cutting back on costs. Sarah Locke led the session and ended it with a selfie.
Bill Rodrigues, President of North America & Global Sales led an interactive session answering several questions from the audience about Dell’s channel strategy.
— IT World Canada (@itworldca) October 1, 2014
That was the end of day 1. Follow us at @CompDealerNews and #Dellcps to stay up to date with the latest from the event.