July 24, 2018
**DENVER, CO** (July 24, 2018) - [Pax8](http://www.pax8.com), the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer at Pax8 and co-chair of the CompTIA Advisory Board, has been selected to speak at the [CompTIA ChannelCon Conference](https://www.comptia.org/channelcon), the IT industry's premier education, networking, and partnering event that is taking place in Washington, DC from July 31 - August 2, 2018, themed "The Business of Technology."
Ryan has more than 16 years of experience helping channel partners build successful cloud practices by enabling them to easily sell, bill, and support cloud services. Under his leadership, Pax8 is redefining how distribution works for the IT channel in a cloud-centric world.
"For the third consecutive year, it is an honor to be selected as a speaker at ChannelCon," said Walsh. "During the business session, we will address actionable ways to help businesses become more operationally efficient. We look forward to the important discussions and networking that will take place at the conference."
Ryan Walsh's panel discussion, titled [*Operational Efficiency: Going Beyond Just Good Processes*](https://mychannelcon.comptia.org/meetings/678732), will take place on August 1, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. During the business session, Walsh will discuss how to better automate business practices and optimize operations.
He joins a lineup of distinguished presenters including ChannelCon keynote speaker, General Stan McChrystal, former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, author of Best-Sellers Team of Teams and My Share of the Task and co-founder of the McChrystal Group; Chris Storm, Legal Director, Emerging Technologies at Uber; leading vendor executives, and industry analysts.
"Our industry is in the midst of market-altering changes that are re-shaping the landscape for the builders, sellers and buyers of technology solutions," said Kelly Ricker, CompTIA's executive vice president for events and education. "We're delighted that Pax8 will join us in Washington to share their insights and perspectives on how they're helping their customers navigate these changes."
Throughout CompTIA ChannelCon 2018, Pax8 will engage with hundreds of IT professionals, industry analysts, and media. To secure an appointment with Pax8 at ChannelCon, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 884-PAX8. During the Technology Vendor Fair, event attendees are encouraged to visit the Pax8 booth.
More event details, including registration, are available here. Follow Pax8 and CompTIA ChannelCon via Twitter using the hashtag #ChannelCon18.
To learn more about Pax8, please visit [www.pax8.com](http://www.pax8.com).
Pax8 is the leader in cloud distribution. As a born in the cloud company, Pax8 empowers managed service providers (MSPs) to achieve more with cloud. Through billing, provisioning, automation, industry-leading PSA integrations, and pre-and-post sales support, Pax8 simplifies cloud buying, improves operational efficiency, and lowers customer acquisition cost. Pax8 is a proven, award-winning disruptor in the market, earning accolades like NexGen's Best in Show two years in a row, Biggest Buzz at IT Nation, CRN's Coolest Cloud Vendor, Best in Show at two consecutive XChange conferences, HTG's Rookie of the Year, and more. If you want to be successful with cloud, you want to work with Pax8. Get started today at [www.pax8.com](http://www.pax8.com).
**About CompTIA **
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the millions of technology and business professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the U.S. economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit [www.comptia.org](http://www.comptia.org) to learn more.
Media Contact: Amanda Lee, [ARL Strategic Communications ](http://www.arlpr.com)