Every year Kaseya holds its premier user conference, Kaseya Connect. If you are a Kaseya customer, you have probably seen the promotions, and are asking yourself, “Should I attend?” As you might expect, the Connect event features all of the right components:
- A lineup of impressive speakers who will provide valuable information about Kaseya’s vision, strategy, and plans, plus expert insights on industry trends and direction:
- Yogesh Gupta, CEO, Kaseya
- Dave Bartoletti, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
- Prakash Khot, CTO, Kaseya
- Steve Chazin, VP, Products and Online Marketing, Cisco
- Don LeClair, EVP, Product Management, Kaseya
- Charles Weaver, CEO and Co-Founder, MSPAlliance
- Numerous technical sessions, demonstrations, tips and tricks from Kaseya technical experts
- Business sessions on offering new services, differentiation, keys to success, and efficiency
- Product demonstrations showing the latest product capabilities
- Two days of certification training (optional)
- And it is held at the beautiful Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, a Four Diamond resort surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf, pools, spas, restaurants, and an 850-foot lazy river!
These are all good reasons to attend, but having attended Kaseya Connect last year, I encourage you to come for the conversations! I am talking about conversations with like-minded individuals – MSP owners, technicians, administrators, IT Ops leaders – people who face the same challenges and opportunities as you. I had a chance to listen to 100s of these conversations last year, and I was impressed to hear the ideas, insights, and innovative solutions being shared.
One of my favorite examples of good conversations comes from Chris Anderson, Director of Managed Services for Infranet Solutions in Quincy, Massachusetts. During last year’s Kaseya Connect event, Chris made it a point to build out his community contacts to the point where he is now part of a formal group sharing automation scripts. Using existing scripts and creating new ones is the key to efficiently and effectively managing large numbers of endpoints. Chris tells me that the collaboration group’s sharing of ideas and actual scripts is substantially improving their speed-to-automation.
Of course, conversations with Kaseya leaders and very smart technical people are always valuable. The demonstration stations at Connect are always full and the interactions lively. Find Prakash Khot, Kaseya CTO, and he will regale you with insights on virtually any topic. Yogesh Gupta, Kaseya CEO, prides himself on talking to every single attendee. Arriving early for breakfast and the last person standing at the end of the evening, he claims to have achieved his 2014 goal!
So come to Kaseya Connect for the conversations: April 14-16, 2015 at the Omni Orlando Resort in Florida. I hope to see you there.
Author: Tom Hayes