A Lesson in Leadership from Channel Connect

Chuck MacheThings are finally wrapped up from Channel Connect and so now we’re taking the time to sit down and catch up on all the action from last week’s event.

Channel Partners reported on some great advice Chuck Mache shared with attendees of the event.

“When I speak with principals and every word is ‘I, I, I’ I know that’s a company headed in the wrong direction."

Mache stressed the importance of building a strong, reliable team.  He also advised managers to take the emotion out of the equation.  The focus needs to be in building the best team possible, keeping that team running at optimal level, and making sure they know you appreciate what they’re doing.

There’s a lot more to this story–including anecdotes and advice from SOLUS Network Solutions, LanYap Networks, among others–so click here to read more on Chuck Mache’s lesson in leadership.

There’s Still Time

Meritage Resort and SpaThere’s plenty to look forward to this year at the 2014 Channel Connect event!  We’ll be at the luxurious Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California from Wednesday, October 8 to Friday, October 10.  Come join us for networking, learning and fun!

There is still time to register, so sign up today and come be with the best of the best in the industry!

Join us for the first day of our Education Tracks. You will hear from Technology Leaders, Sales Partners, and Supplier Partners. Learn how the Cloud is changing everything, and so much more.

You don’t want to miss out on our new feature this year; the “Solution Design Throwdown”. Come see us put our suppliers through their paces in this live application of solution design on the fly. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite supplier Quickfire.  Who will take home the Sparky Award for Channel Connect 2014?

The second day of our Education Tracks includes two more Solution Design Throwdowns, more Quickfires, a Keynote presentation from Chuck Mache, more Supplier Panels, a Channel Manager panel and our ever popular Channel Chief Panel.

Following the Education Tracks, join us for the Supplier Dash. You may pre-schedule 10-minute meetings with our Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Suppliers of your choosing. The end of the day will bring you the anxiously anticipated Awards Dinner, recognizing Intelisys Top Producers. Wrap the night up with our late night party with the band Tainted Love.

Choose from spa services, winery excursions, Napa Valley bike tour, the golf tournament at Eagle Vine golf course, and more. After your fun day concludes, relax and enjoy a casual dining experience, featuring Andrew Pryfogle’s Tri-Tip Trolley! Rock out to the tunes of Michael Toast!

There’s so much to look forward in just a couple weeks and we can’t wait to see you all very soon! Register today!

Connecting with the Channel in October

Channel Connect banner

While we’re sad that Cloud Partners is over already, we’re really excited that our next big event is just around the corner:  Channel Connect.

Our top-producing Sales Partners and a number of our Supplier Partners will be connecting at this year’s event being held at the Meritage Resort and Spa from October 8 to 10.

To register as a Sales Partner click here.
To reserve rooms at the Meritage Resort and Spa
click here.
For information  
click here.

This is a great event for anyone looking to get involved in the discussion around cloud and telecom, to make and nurture relationships, and take some time to enjoy a little of what Northern California has to offer!

Wednesday Oct 8thMeritage Resort and Spa
8:00 am – 7:00 pm      Event Check In 
8:00 am – 9:30 am      Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 3:30 pm      General Session
9:00 am – 3:30 pm      Diamond Supplier Meeting Rooms Open
11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Grab n Go Lunch
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Supplier Fair

Thursday Oct 9th
7:00 am -8:15 am      Supplier Briefing – Suppliers only
7:00 am – 9:00 am     Continental Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm     Event Check In
8:30 am – 3:30 pm     General Session
8:30 am – 3:30 pm     Diamond Supplier Meeting Rooms Open
10:00 am – 3:30 pm   Spouse Tour
11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Grab n Go Lunch
3:45 pm- 5:30 pm      Supplier Dash
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm     Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm   Dinner and Awards

Friday Oct 10th
8:00 am – 10:00 am   Breakfast
All Day Excursions- includes lunch

  • Napa Bike Tour
  • 3 Winery Tour
  • 2 Winery Tour
  • Farm to Table Tour
  • Culinary Institute of America Tour
  • Eagle Vines Golf
  • Spa Treatments- for Sales Partner and their guest only

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Casual Dinner featuring Andrew Pryfogle’s Tri-Tip Trolley

Your 2012 Channel Connect Itinerary

We hope you’ve marked your calendar to join us October 3-5 in San Francisco for our annual Channel Connect event! We’re certainly looking forward to hosting another fantastic event filled with educational sessions, networking and fun. Below is a more detailed itinerary of the happenings during the week. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday October 3

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Intelisys Cloud Services Presentations and Trainings

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception & Supplier Fair


Thursday October 4

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast and Special Presentation

8:30 am – 3:30 pm General Session 

3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Supplier Dash – NEW!


Friday October 5

8:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Activities: Spa Day, Golf Tournament, 2 Wine Tours, SF Bay and Land Tour

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner and Awards

10:00 pm to 1 am Entertainment

Channel Connect: Another Great Event Thanks to You!

Intelisys photo: Channel connect master agent

As we come to a close of another successful Channel Connect event, I am once again deeply humbled and inspired by you, our Sales and Supplier Partners.  It was so wonderful to reconnect and enjoy San Francisco with you all, and to recognize your impressive achievements. 

Every year I wonder how the Intelisys community could possibly improve more, but every year you continue to surpass the goals we set out to achieve. You truly are Top Producers in this great channel and I salute you!

I’d also like to extend a BIG thank you to our Intelisys team for the months of hard work that went into pulling off such a massive event. Thanks to their dedication and attention to detail, everyone who attended had a wonderful experience.

For those who were unable to join us, we enjoyed three fun-filled days and nights of learning and networking. Thursday morning and afternoon were filled with informative Supplier Presentations, and the evening featured a Business Fair where partners perused info tables. Friday offered excursions to wine country, Alcatraz, Muir Woods, or Presidio Golf Course.  We culminated the event with an awards banquet followed by dancing to live music.

You can view pictures from the event on our Facebook page here: Channel Connect Photos

Please feel free to tag yourself or add your own photos to the album.  We also LOVE comments.

Thanks again for being part of our event and our continued success. Hope to see you again next year!


Top 10 Reasons to Attend Channel Connect, Best Event in the Telecom Channel

Calling all telecom Channel Partners! Our flagship event is just a few weeks away, so if you haven’t booked your trip, now is the time! And just in case you need some extra coaxing, here are the top 10 reasons why you should attend. Of course, there are more like millions of reasons, but we know you’re busy out there selling, so we kept it to 10.

  1. Network with the best – Agents, Suppliers, and Vendors…oh my! Come mix and mingle with all your favorite telecom industry people, plus your caring Intelisys staff!
  2. Learn lots of cool stuff – Our roundtables, general sessions and panel discussions are designed to keep you in the know on the latest trends in telecom and technology.
  3. Meet our preferred vendors – We’ve hand picked our favorite vendors to showcase their services at our business fair. Find out how they can help supercharge different parts of your business.
  4. Choose your own adventure – Friday is excursion day! Choose from Alcatraz, golf, wine country and more. Experience some of the best opportunities the area has to offer.
  5. Eat yummy food – San Fran is known for amazing seafood and sourdough bread, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy both!
  6. Drink even yummier wine (in moderation of course) – We are located in one of the most recognized areas of the world for outstanding wine. Come enjoy it, and take a few bottles home too!
  7. Get your groove on – Friday night we have a live band for music and dancing, so brush up on your “Robot” skills and meet us on the dance floor for some great times.
  8. Enjoy an amazing city at the perfect time – With perfect weather and lots going on, you may want to stay in the area for the weekend to enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer.
  9. Avoid feeling guilty and lame for not attending –After the event, all your telecom friends will go on and on about how great it was and how you missed out on such a great time. Avoid the guilt and just come!
  10. Feel the Intelisys LOVE – It’s true…all of us here at Intelisys love our partners, suppliers and vendors, and we pour our hearts into creating an awesome event for you every October. We could all use more love…so come feel it and share it! See you soon! 

Ready to join us? Below are the details. Please email info@intelisys.com right now for more information.

When: Wednesday, October 12th through Friday, October 14th, 2011

Where:  Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell St., San Francisco, CA

Check in: 3:00pm

Check out: 12:00pm


Wednesday, October 12:

  • Welcome Reception, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Thursday, October 13:

  • Product Presentations: Cloud (Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service, Communications as a Service, IT as a Service, Cloud Enablers), Cable, Collaboration, and Network Services
  • Platinum Sponsors Panel
  • Business Fair 

Friday, October 14:

  • Friday Excursions
  • Dinner & Awards
  • Music and Dancing