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IN PICTURES: Distributor Forum - the changing face of distribution

Highlights of the roundtable at Bilson's in Sydney

  • The changing face of distribution was discussed by a host of distributors and resellers at a Distributor Forum roundtable at Bilson’s in Sydney. There’s no question today’s distribution landscape is undergoing massive upheaval thanks to a host of challenges including currency fluctuations, economic conditions and decreasing margins.
    Attendees discussed a bevy of topics including current market opportunities and top business challenges, the role of consolidation in the IT industry, commoditisation, along with the move towards cloud computing.
    Attendees included Westcon’s Leigh Howard, Distribution Central’s Nick Verykios, WhiteGold’s Dominic Whitehand, Synnex’ Darren Tan, Avnet’s Michael Costigan, along with resellers Sean Murphy of Nexus, Craig Neil of NSC Enterprise Solutions, Mark Gluckman of Regal, Tony Fleming of Verizon Business, Ian Van Engelen of Digital Convergence Group and Service Elements’ Mark Johnston.

  • Attendees gather to discuss the changing face of distribution.

  • Westcon Group's Leigh Howard.

  • Opinions and discussion in full swing.

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios holds court.

  • Westcon Group's Leigh Howard and Synnex' Darren Tan.

  • Distributors and resellers share their thoughts on business challenges and market opportunities.

  • Partners discuss the changing face of distribution.

  • Bilson's in Sydney.

  • Synnex' Darren Tan, Ian Van Engelen of Digital Convergence Group, Mark Gluckman of Regal and Peter Masters of Express Data.

  • Entrees are served.

  • Mains are served.

  • Deep in thought.

  • Express Data's Peter Masters, ARN's Matthew Sainsbury, Distribution Central's Nick Verykios, NSC Enterprise Solutions' Craig Neil and Westcon Group's Leigh Howard.

  • The changing face of distribution was discussed by a host of distributors and resellers at a Distributor Forum roundtable at Bilson’s in Sydney. There’s no question today’s distribution landscape is undergoing massive upheaval thanks to a host of challenges including currency fluctuations, economic conditions and decreasing margins.
    Attendees discussed a bevy of topics including current market opportunities and top business challenges, the role of consolidation in the IT industry, commoditisation, along with the move towards cloud computing.
    Attendees included Westcon’s Leigh Howard, Distribution Central’s Nick Verykios, WhiteGold’s Dominic Whitehand, Synnex’ Darren Tan, Avnet’s Michael Costigan, along with resellers Sean Murphy of Nexus, Craig Neil of NSC Enterprise Solutions, Mark Gluckman of Regal, Tony Fleming of Verizon Business, Ian Van Engelen of Digital Convergence Group and Service Elements’ Mark Johnston.

  • Getting down to business, discussing the state of the IT channel.

  • Channel Dynamics' Moheb Moses, Tony Fleming of Verizon Business, Dominic Whitehand of WhiteGold Solutions and ARN's Jennifer O'Brien.

  • Fine dining at Bilson's.

  • Distributors and resellers discuss the state of the IT channel.

  • Channel Dynamics' Moheb Moses holds court.

  • More table discussion.

  • ARN's Matthew Sainsbury, Express Data's Peter Masters, Tony Fleming of Verizon Business and Sean Murphy of Nexus.

  • Roundtable view of the 'Distributor Forum' attendees.

  • Bilson's staff dish up the mains.

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