GATES organizers confirm executives from Intel and IDC will join the leading lineup of speakers and content partners for the fourth edition of the GATES India ICT Reseller Summit, held 04-06 September 2018 at The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat. The conference programme will feature keynote presentations from vendors and industry experts, a panel discussion with top channel executives, and the highly-anticipated “SmartPitch” session.
Ashish Kapahi, CEO at GATES APAC said, “GATES has become a real ‘meeting of the minds’ for the channel in India – and the conference is where we see the power of that collective brain-trust. It’s an unrivalled opportunity for resellers to get critical information and insight firsthand from the industry’s top brands, researchers and thought leaders.”
Kapahi continued: “With keynotes from Intel and IDC, we’re bringing even more gravity to the conference this year. Intel’s innovation is at the heart of the connected world we live in today. IDC is the channel’s gold standard for market intelligence. Their contribution will undoubtedly elevate the dialogue at the event.”
Amit Malhotra, Managing Director, IDC India and South Asia said, “We are delighted to be the knowledge partner for the fourth edition of the GATES India Summit. Right Market Insights are required to be prepared to make critical business decisions and keep pace with the changing technology landscape. I look forward to joining GATES’s high-level conference program and sharing IDC’s research and insights especially focused around partner transformation in this time of digital disruption.”
GATES’ proven concept creates an incredibly efficient business platform. The by-invitation-only event connects local reseller channel executives with top international technology vendors. The unique format not only hosts an impactful conference but also arranges pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with vendors and creates valuable networking opportunities.
One of the prominent plenary sessions during the conference, the Panel Discussion brings together the industry’s top executives to discuss the challenges faced by the ICT industry in India. Panellists share experience and advice from their unique perspectives, with representation from vendors, resellers, industry associations and media. The session is held as an unscripted, informal conversation with Q&A from the audience.
In a session that is both informative and entertaining, GATES SMARTPITCH gives vendors a 90-second elevator pitch on their latest product or solution. Awards are given in three categories – Best Innovation, Top Game Changer and Best Presentation – with winners determined in real-time through live electronic voting.
GATES is proud to have the support of India’s leading technology trade groups. Kaushik Pandya, Founder, Federation of IT Association of Gujarat (FITAG) said: “I am pleased to be part of GATES Summit again. The event provides great support for the channel community by bringing together partners and vendors for meetings, conference and networking. I am also honoured to represent our members as a panellist on the jury for the ICT Industry Excellence Awards hosted by GATES.”