CRN News Radio will be broadcasting live from Breakaway XChange from Monday, August 30, to Wednesday, September 1. Here's the tentative schedule of events:
11:00 AM-11:30: - R.W. Goebel, president of Absolute Computers, on winning in the next millenium.
11:30-12:30 - Brad Cole, CEO of Computer Masters, on competing against the superstores.
1:00-1:30 Alan Borck, president ARC Communications
1:30-2:00 Jim Hughes, account manager of TCE, on making margin from white boxes.
2:00-2:30 IBM Executives announce breaking news with CRN's Jerry Rosa.
2:30-3:00 Chris Dittmer, vp marketing of e-business specialist Preview Systems.
3:30-4:30 The CT Pioneers on all you need to know about CTI
4:30-5:00 Greg Uehling, executive vp of Devise Associates, on remote solutions
5:00-5:30 Kathleen Marini, NEC's channel manager of presentation products, on VAR programs.
5:30-6:00 Kent Nutt, Tivoli's manager channels, on leveraging channel resources
6:00-7:00 Dean Taylor, director channel marketing for Linux vendor Caldera Systems, on making money with Linux
9:00AM-9:30 - John Civatte, CEO of Specialized Solutions, on reselling training packages
9:30-10:00 - MangoSoft's Eric Walton and CRN's Elliot Markowitz
10:00-10:30 Partnerware's Sham Sao on extranet technology
10:30-11:00 John Boyken, director of sales for Overland Data, on new solutions
12:30-1:00 Connecting Points Steve Harper on the state of the channel
1:00-1:30 Compaq's Steve Healy on demand generation
1:30-2:00 Mark Romanowski, vice president services of Jade Systems, on service opportunities
2:00-2:30 Daniel Boon, vice president of Amherst Computer Sales & Solutions, on leveraging e-commerce opportunities
2:30-3:00 Joe Wolf, president of CompuSystems, on competing on the Internet and returning to white boxes
3:00-3:30 John Muscarella, sales manager for Sprint Business, on alternative channel strategies
3:30-4:00 Steve Rowley, 3Com's senior vice president sales, on revamping the channel
4:00-4:30 Tim Gorman of Access Computers on bringing it all to the small business market
4:30-5:00 Vision Solutions' Laura Brown and Larry Laurich on data sharing technology
7:00-11:00 PM The VARBusiness Annual Report Card Award Ceremony
8:00 AM-8:30 - Toshiba's Steve Russomanno and CRN's Elliot Markowitz on serving the channel
9:30-10:00 Tim Curran, Tech Data's sr. vice president of sales, and VAR Business senior distribution editor Karen Franse on the new sales model
10:30-11:00 Compaq's Bob Fernander on winning in the SMB
11:00-11:30 Puri Wibsteen, Visio's channel marketing manager, on new products and programs
11:30-12:00 Phil McCartney,instructor/technician at CRC Computers, on new service opportunities
1-1:30 CJ Wang, CEO of Purple Granite, on growing a business to better compete
1:30-2:00 Jim Manton, president of Pinacor, and VAR Business' Karen Franse on fine-tuning distribution
3:00-3:30 Brook Powers, Tech Data's vice president systems division, and Karen Franse on the future of distribution
Additional live broadcasts to be announced.