CloudTalk is excited to welcome VP of Cloud Solutions at Avnet Technology Solutions, Tim FitzGerald as our special guest on Feb 5th. Tim joins us to discuss the topic: “Overcoming Challenges to Building Successful Cloud Partnerships” which is a subject very close to many in our community as we have talked about the different variables involved with a cloud deployment but have yet to focus on what it takes to build a complete solution. We are excited to have Tim on, as Avnet Cloud Solutions has a dedicated team that focuses on helping partners determine the quickest path to becoming trusted advisors for off-premise cloud solutions. Avnet and their partners address the unique challenges as they transition to off-premise, annuity-based cloud computing business models. This should be an exciting hour and you can take a sneak peak at the questions ahead of time below.
Make sure to RSVP via G+ Hangout Here or watch the interview live on the YouTube Channel Below. As always you can join the conversation on twitter during the live broadcast using the hashtag #CloudTalk to answer the questions, submit your questions for the guest or simply engage and learn from the community.
Q1. Why are partnerships and collaboration important for cloud deployment success? #CloudTalk
Q2. What is a cloud ecosystem and what are ways companies leverage this? #CloudTalk
Q3. Whats the impact on sales and support when working with cloud partners? #CloudTalk
Q4. What are some examples of successful channel/partner success stories? #CloudTalk
Q5. Are cloud customers looking for products or solutions when migrating to the cloud? #CloudTalk
Q6. What encompasses a complete cloud solution? #CloudTalk
All Roads Lead to The Cloud Blog Post from San Diego Summit:
Panel Discussion with Tim and others at the Cloud Channel Summit in San Diego last year: http://vimeopro.com/user8876149/cloud-channel-summit-san-diego-2014/video/115171715
Tim FitzGerald is the vice president of Cloud Solutions for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. FitzGerald oversees the development and growth of Avnet’s Cloud Solutions business building an ecosystem of leading providers and partners to address the demand for market-ready cloud solutions.
With more than 25 years of experience, FitzGerald joined Avnet in 1989 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in solution sales, marketing, strategic alliances and services.
A recognized industry leader, FitzGerald was ranked fifth on the “Top 100 U.S. Channel Services Executives” by UBM Channel’s CRN, and one of eight “Cloud Computing Advocates You Should Know” by CRN.