The Managed Services & Hosting Summit series of events is expanding to Amsterdam in April, assessing the impact of market trends and compliance on the MSP sector in Europe.
Expert speakers from Gartner and a leading legal firm involved in assessing the impact of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be providing keynote presentations, speaking as evidence emerges that many MSPs need to 'up their game', particularly in their sales and customer retention.
Customers are demanding more, so Bianca Granetto, Research Director at Gartner will examine new research into digital business and digital transformation market dynamics and what customers are really asking about.
Another keynote speaker, Renzo Marchini, author of Cloud Computing: A Practical Introduction to the Legal Issues, is a partner in law firm Fieldfisher's privacy and information law group which has over 20 years' experience in advising clients across different sectors and ranging from start-ups to multinationals. He has a particular focus on cloud computing, the "Internet of Things", and big data.
Finally, for those seeking guidance on the high level of merger and acquisition activity in the sector, David Reimanschneider, of M&A experts Hampleton, will look at where the smart money is going in the MSP business and what the real measures of value and time are, and when to sell.
The European Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2017 which will be staged in Amsterdam on 25th April 2017 will build on the success of the UK Managed Services & Hosting Summit which is now in its seventh year and will bring leading hardware and software vendors, hosting providers, telcos, mobile operators and web services providers involved in managed services and hosting together with channels including Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and resellers, integrators and service providers seeking to developing their managed services portfolios and sales of hosted solutions.
The European Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2017 is a management-level event designed to help channel organisations identify opportunities arising from the increasing demand for managed and hosted services and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed at supporting sales.
The event has attracted a strong line up including many of Europe's leading suppliers to the MSP sector such as: Datto, SolarWinds MSP. Autotask, Kingston Technology, RingCentral, TOPdesk, ASG, Cato Networks and Kaseya.