Navigate 2017 is less than one month away, and we can’t wait for partners from all over the world to join us in Las Vegas. Navigate has consistently been the premiere event for Continuum MSPs to attend, and this year is sure to be nothing short of that. Whether you’re attending Navigate, hoping to get off the waitlist, or just curious about what you might be missing, check out these top ten things to look forward to at Navigate 2017!
1. Kevin Mitnick Keynote
Kevin is the world's most famous hacker and the top cybersecurity speaker in the field. Formerly one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into, using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering. At Navigate 2017, Kevin will deliver an engaging and demonstration-rich keynote, illustrating the thought process of a hacker and how they perform successful exploits. After seeing what Kevin can do—right from the stage—you may rethink the capabilities of a motivated hacker. You definitely won’t want to miss this keynote, happening from 5:15-6:45pm on Monday, October 2.
2. Grow Your Business Hub
The Grow Your Business Hub is your one-stop shop for hands-on marketing support and consultations at Navigate 2017. At the Hub, you can interact directly with members of Continuum’s marketing team at different stations designed to support key marketing growth initiatives for your business—all available to maximize the value of your Navigate experience. If you’re ready to take your sales and marketing programs to the next level, make sure to work with our team of experts to receive actionable insights and feedback, personalized consultations and much more.
Note: Registrations for the GYB Hub fill up quickly! You can click here to learn more and to reserve an appointment.
3. Product Roadmap Presentation
Join Fielder Hiss, Continuum’s Vice President of Product on Tuesday, October 3 from 3:45-4:45pm as he presents the Product Roadmap Presentation. He’ll discuss Continuum’s newest product offerings, and give attendees a first-hand look at improved functionality and modernized desktop management UI. Fielder will also share more about Continuum’s Help Desk global expansion and additional BDR service offerings.
4. Top Golf Evening Event
In addition to the sessions and presentations at Navigate, this year’s attendees will have the opportunity to go out on the town in Vegas and spend the night at Top Golf, an interactive game and fun-filled evening unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Win bragging rights as the best Navigate golfer—driving golf balls and tracking shots for distance, speed and accuracy. Combine this with hundreds of HDTVs, a dance floor and food menu featuring familiar favorites, local specialties, and fresh twists on the classics, it’s a night not to be missed.
5. Our First Year of Live Blogging
During past conferences, partners have been able to follow the event through social media, but this year we are going to start live blogging! After each day of the conference, we’ll be providing in-depth recaps on Continuum’s MSPblog, covering Navigate’s major happenings and highlights, as well as insights into breakout sessions, keynotes, trainings and more. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to follow along!
6. Michael George Keynote
Continuum’s CEO Michael George will present his keynote, The Art of [Cyber]War: Lessons From Sun Tzu. In this keynote presentation, Michael will highlight the opportunity presented by managed security services, explore the expanding cybercrime phenomena and impart ancient battlefield wisdom from Sun Tzu that is all-too-relevant in the marketplace today. If you’re attending, you can catch his keynote from 10:00-11:00am on Tuesday, October 3.
7. Jim Morris Keynote
Jim "The Rookie" Morris will be presenting a keynote, Remembering Who You Are, from 9:15-10:15am on Wednesday, October 4! Jim was 35 years old, teaching in Texas, when he made a bet with his high school baseball team—win the district championship and he would try out for a spot on a Major League Baseball roster. His team carried out its half of the bet, and Jim his. Three months later, he made it to the big leagues. Jim will share his Cinderella story, where he draws lessons from his own life experience and discusses the importance of chasing dreams and inspiring others to become mentors and leaders.
8. Business Leadership Roundtable
Join us in our Business Leadership Roundtable general session from 4:30-5:30pm on Wednesday, October 4. Continuum CEO Michael George, CEO of IT Glue Chris Day, and Chief Revenue Officer at Webroot David Bennett, will answer your questions on a variety of factors impacting IT service providers. This esteemed group of panelists bring a unique set of perspectives to a variety of critical topics facing MSPs and technology professionals including how the top issues affecting the IT space could create opportunity for those who get out ahead of these trends.
9. Continuum Booth
The Continuum Booth is the perfect opportunity to visit our technical sales team and learn how to better leverage the Continuum platform. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at new product offerings and functionality, learn more about desktop management's modernized UI and enhancements, discuss service delivery improvements and our Help Desk global expansion, and learn about our expanded BDR service offerings to better serve the diverse needs of SMBs.
10. Pre and Post-Conference Trainings
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts in our pre- and post-Navigate training sessions. We’ll be joined by Chris Ryne and Mitch Morgan from Growth Achievement Partners who will discuss merger and acquisition for MSP buyers and sellers, and Tracy Pound of CompTIA will also present an IT industry overview including top trends. Whether it’s learning more about the IT and MSP industry, the Continuum platform and how it can drive business growth, or Continuum Sales University’s sales and marketing best practices, there is truly something beneficial for any MSP business.
If you’re attending Navigate 2017, look out for an email inviting you to download the official Navigate phone app so you can follow along with all the action at this year’s conference. Here you’ll be able to check out the agenda and customize your own schedule, get more event details, interact with other partners and sponsors, participate in this year’s scavenger hunt, book appointments at the Grow Your Business Hub and so much more!
By Meaghan Moraes
By Frank Bauer