IT partners talk cloud, security and AI at CRN’s Kickstarter in Sydney – CRN Australia

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Security, cloud and AI were among the topics discussed at this morning’s CRN Kickstarter report launch in Sydney.

The NinjaOne, SentinelOne, Ingram Micro, FIFTEEN, World of Workflows, RackCorp and Alcatel Lucent Enterprise-sponsored event at the Sheraton Grand Hyde Park gave attendees a preview of the CRN Kickstarter report, which looks at business opportunities and challenges for IT and digital services providers in the year ahead, with a focus on security, cloud and AI.

Guests heard from Shabeel Sha, ANZ channel business manager at SentinelOne, Vic Guerrero, director of channel and alliances, APAC, at NinjaOne, and Simon McKay, co-founder & CEO at InfoTrust, who discussed cybersecurity.

On the agenda was platform versus portfolio, balancing cost and risk, and how the need to simplify security can play into partners’ choice of RMM tool.

InfoTrust’s McKay laid out opportunities he sees for the newly-acquired firm, and answered questions about the challenge of convincing small businesses to spend on security fundamentals. 

Talking cloud with CRN was Stefan Buchman, chief technology officer at Cevo, Mike Harte, CEO of Fifteen, and Marcos Galtarossa, ISV solutions development executive at Ingram Micro.

On the agenda was how some cloud IT partners are working with customers to bring traditional financial rigour from the rest of their businesses to their cloud operations.

Harte discussed Fifteen’s partnership with RackCorp, and the advantages for partners of the bespoke approach it brings to cloud.

Midnyte City founder and MD Hannah Browne spoke about sustainable energy and the implications for partners businesses.

Also on stage was eNerds GM of sales and advisory Sam Gilchrist, DiUS head of strategy and growth Kirsty Miller and Arinco sales director Marc Tricksey, who laid out the challenges and opportunities they are seeing around AI. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for what was a packed session of insights and networking.   

Read our 2024 CRN Kickstarter report (free registration required).

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