2019 Category Sponsor
Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, enabling users and their business in a digital world. We advise organisations on IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology, optimise its performance, and manage our customers' infrastructures. In doing this we help CIOs and IT departments in enterprise and corporate organisations maximise productivity and the business value of IT for internal and external users.
Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before.
Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance.
Westcoast are proud to sponsor the Women in Tech festival. We are passionate about our channel and the people that work in it. In a male dominated industry we want to support a change in the status quo and work to encouraging women to join our industry whilst celebrating those building careers already!
Being part of these conversations and sharing best practices with women in our channel, we would hope to raise awareness, make a change and close this subject as a talking point in the future.
2019 Branding Sponsor
Comms-care is the UK's leading strategic partner to IT solutions and services providers; being 100% channel focused, Comms-care delivers value add services through over 1000 channel partners to end-user customers enabling increased productivity and reduced operational costs for both parties. As an extension to your team, we empower partners to scale and add further technical resource without the need for in-house investment.
Taking a multi-vendor, multi-technology approach, Comms-care assists in the resolution of business challenges by delivering on all aspects of the IT services spectrum, from design, consultancy and installation through to maintenance, support and managed services.
Highly accredited, Comms-care is both a Cisco Gold Partner and a Microsoft Gold Partner and holds 5 of the most coveted ISO service and quality management standards.
CMS Distribution is a value-added distributor of B2B and Retail products, connecting the best technologies to the smartest customers in the IT channel. We create global markets for our 150+ vendors selling to corporate resellers, managed service providers, high street and online retailers. These range from large multi-nationals to smaller, independent IT companies.
CMS Distribution specialises in taking emerging technologies to market whilst growing established brands using a range of value-added services.
Our 350 people help our customers grow their business from twelve locations in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, France, Australia, China and the US.
Carbon Offset Partner
Ecosphere+ is a mission-driven business that helps companies create and implement nature-based solutions that enable them to succeed in a world aligned with global climate and development goals.
As part of the €100 million impact investment Althelia Climate Fund, Ecosphere+ brings to market the largest portfolio of forest conservation projects in the world, generating verified carbon credits and measurable sustainable development impacts. In their partnership with Incisive Media, they have agreed to offset the total amount of emissions required to cover their entire events portfolio for 2019 plus an additional 5% - equalling an estimated total of 2,220 tonnes.
Ecosphere+ will be using the Incisive Media footprint on two of their Peruvian projects, which are focused on working closely with local and indigenous communities to address local deforestation threats to protect the critical ecosystem of the Amazon Rainforest.
Incisive Media Events has partnered with BusinessGreen, the UK's leading green business media brand, to help deliver on our sustainability strategy. Incisive Media Events mission in partnership with BusinessGreen is to create a genuinely sustainable events business.
As part of the new strategy, Incisive Media will commit to working towards the ISO20121 sustainable events standard.
Our goal is to reduce our paper consumption, improve recycling rates, curb food waste and cut red meat at all our events. We will also look to deliver carbon offsetting at our events wherever relevant. In addition, we will be asking all suppliers to provide detailed information on their sustainability credentials and initiatives, we will ban plastic straws at all of our events, and we will focus on and highlight how to travel to our events via public transport.
For more information about BusinessGreen go to www.businessgreen.com