Our team is back from ASCII Cup 2017 and we’ve got some highlights to share with you!

The ASCII Cup 2017, ASCII’s annual vendor awards party, was held October 26th at Westfield’s Marriott Washington Dulles in Washington, D.C.. The ASCII Group is the oldest and largest group of independent information technology solution providers, integrators, managed service providers (MSPs), and value added resellers (VARs). The annual ASCII Cup was attended by an estimated 150 of the industry’s leading solution providers, vendors, distributors, IT professionals, and media. Here’s our recap:

Notes from the Conference Floor

ASCII hosts nine shows per year in a unique format focused on insight and market discussions provided by leading channel executives in the IT space. The ASCII Cup is the year end show where awards are presented to technology companies that have showcased channel goodwill and a commitment to helping ASCII members grow their IT businesses. This year’s ASCII Cup Vendor of the Year is Datto, who also announced a merger with Autotask during the Cup. Congrats!

Our favorite speaker of the day was the keynote, Frank Abagnale. This year he has spoken at each of the nine ASCII events and discussed various aspects of cyber crime. His expertise and knowledge began with his famous personal story, immortalized in his book Catch Me If You Can and the subsequent film and Broadway play of the same name. In years since then, he has become one of the foremost authorities in security. Abagnale has been advised and consulted with hundreds of businesses and agencies throughout the world. His fascinating keynote was both entertaining and educational.

Networking Opportunities

Despite the short event duration, ImagIT was able to work towards some great opportunities. We had good discussions with ASCII, Greenlinks Networks, Dahua Technology, and more. We are excited to see what grows out of this!

While at the conference, we also enjoyed a unique opportunity. ImagIT’s Adam Attansio was invited to perform on stage with the band with his famous digeridoo! Check out the video here.

Next Up

The ASCII Cup was a fun and productive event for ImagIT and we look forward to continuing to grow the relationships that developed. If you missed us but would like to start a conversation lets schedule a time to chat! Drop us a line and we will get something on the books.

ImagIT Solutions specializes in providing comprehensive IT services for channel partners, MSPs, and enterprise-level organizations. Our expansive engineering team is carefully vetted and trained to meet your every IT need. Whether its proactive support, an emergency call, long-term projects, or project management, ImagIT will deliver a solution that is customized to best fit your organization. Interested in learning more about working with ImagIT? Contact us today!

ASCII Cup Party Photo Credit: Joshua D. Liberman, The Eventual Photographer