At Pax8, we’re not just another cloud technology company. Our platform and our ever-growing list of vendors helps you manage the ins and outs of your business easily, but what about growing your business? What about networking with other MSPs? What about being inspired by influential thought leaders in the industry? Pax8 events were designed with supporting and educating our partners in mind. Whether you’re looking for sales and marketing advice or eager to learn more in-depth, technical knowledge about a Microsoft product, our events can help you achieve your goals.
Events by Us, for You
There are three types of Pax8 events — Launch Briefings, Mission Briefings, and Bootcamps. Each event focuses on a particular skill or knowledge set that our partners are interested in. Attendees will also hear firsthand from Pax8 partners about their experience with our team. These events range from a little over an hour to two days. Currently, they all are virtual.
Launch Briefings are held in both the US and the UK. Usually, people who attend these hour-and-a-half events are prospective Pax8 partners, interested parties, newly signed partners, or partners who maybe signed up awhile ago and want a reintroduction. During the event, you’ll get an overview of the Pax8 partnership and a demo of the Pax8 Platform and our PSA integrations. You’ll also get a 30-minute Q&A session with a current partner.
Mission Briefings are 5-hour events teaching partners about various Microsoft up-sell/cross-sell strategies. They are aimed at partners who want to learn more about selling and marketing various products and solutions. There are two types of Mission Briefings — one focuses on productivity, infrastructure, network and communications, while the other covers continuity, security, network and communications. Both events include multiple vendor sessions with product offerings and a 50-minute partner panel. You will learn about:
• The current partner landscape
• Cloud tools and technology
• Vendor products and benefits
• Microsoft rebates and competencies
Pax8 Bootcamps are created for partners who want to learn more in-depth information about Microsoft 365, Azure, and Dynamics. These two-day training courses are highly technical, so they are better suited for technicians, engineers, and anyone else who has a solid programming or technical background. For all three Bootcamps, you will get a chance to ask seasoned MSPs questions in an hour technical partner panel session at the end of each day. When the course is over, you will have learned about:
• Microsoft tools for success
• Ways to support clients
• Incentives and rebates
• Positioning and selling Microsoft products
Pax8 Goes to Conferences
Whether in-person or online, Pax8 understands the importance of conferences. These are events where we get to network, educate, and collaborate with MSPs and other IT pros from around the world. Below are some of the conferences you most likely have seen us at or will see us attend in the future.
IT Nation: The name says it all, IT Nation is a networking conference for IT people. This conference brings together peers, thought leaders, and experts. It’s a great event for business owners or company leaders to learn about industry best practices.
IAMCP: The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is a networking conference for Microsoft partners. If you’re an MSP that uses Microsoft solutions, you’ll want to register for this event to learn about best practices, how to grow your business, and connect with similarly sized businesses.
DattoCon: The DattoCon conference is for everything and everyone MSP. Whether you’re a technician or executive, this event is for those who love a blend of immersive experiences and technical presentations.
Acronis Global Cyber Summit: The digital world is constantly changing, which means cybersecurity tactics are also changing. Stay on top of current news, best practices, and approaches at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit. Send your security team to this conference for engaging workshops, training, and panel discussions.
SMB TechFest: If you’re an MSP, cloud partner, solution provider, IT pro, application partner, or anyone who works with small and medium-sized businesses, then you won’t want to miss the SMB TechFest. Since this conference is all about providing you with the most up-to-date solutions and products, it’s no surprise you’ll see us there!
GlueX: Are you an MSP looking to grow and improve your business? Then don’t miss the GlueX conference this year (100% virtual)! This is the event to help “scale your MSP to the next level” and includes over 35 sessions on everything that an MSP would need to know.
CompTIA ChannelCon: Looking to learn about the latest trends and research, while also making connections, networking, and learning from industry experts? Then reserve a spot for yourself at the CompTIA ChannelCon conference this year.
ASCII: The ASCII SMB IT Success Summit is an event for MSPs to meet, network, and learn from each other. You’ll learn about new industry trends, recurring revenue opportunities, and create new partnerships with other attendees.
The Channel Company events: The Channel Company (sometimes referred to as “The Channel Co” and publisher of CRN Magazine and crn.com) has several events that Pax8 attends:
• The Best of Breed event is a thought leadership conference that brings together some of the most influential top executives.
• NexGen+ lets you “explore the future of technology, gain actionable intelligence on market trends, add strategic, long-term partners, connect with trusted peers, and grow recurring revenue streams”.
• The Women of the Channel Event Series is meant to empower and cultivate future women leaders through networking and personal, professional, and corporate goal development.
• And finally, XChange+ gets anyone in tech involved in boardroom discussions, tech demos, social engagement activities, networking sessions.
Tours and Road Trips
The Channel Strong Bus Tour is led by our very own Ken Patterson, Director of Community. He travels to different cities and partners up with channel influencers and vendors in local communities. The goal of this bus tour is less about tech and more about the people that we partner with. Pax8 focuses on community building and fundraising events. Need help collecting canned food, bottled water, clothing, and other supplies? We want to help! Our goal is to build a community connection wherever we have a partner base.
Where Will We See You Next?
Whether you’re looking to give your technical knowledge a boost, network with fellow MSPs, or just starting out as a partner at Pax8, we can’t wait to see you at one of our events! Regardless of if these take place virtually or in-person, our goal remains the same – to support, empower, and educate our partners wherever they are in the world.