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GTDC CEO Frank Vitagliano On The Value Of Modern Distribution And The Opportunity Ahead
Joseph F. Kovar
Frank Vitagliano -- former channel exec at IBM, Juniper Networks, and Dell EMC and former president of solution provider Computex -- is bringing his experience to the Global Technology Distribution Council to help shape the new future of distribution.
Distribution Is Changing, Time For GTDC To Change
As the IT industry continues its headlong race to the future with emerging technologies such as hybrid clouds and IoT, distributors need to show they're ready to tackle modern, emerging solution provider requirements. And that's just what Frank Vitagliano, a 30-year-plus channel veteran and the new head of the Global Technology Distribution Council, plans to do.
Vitagliano (pictured right with The Channel Company Chairman Robert Faletra), who took over the leadership role after the December retirement of former GTDC head Tim Curran, brings a wealth of channel experience to his work at the council, including over 30 years in senior channel roles at IBM, Juniper Networks, and Dell EMC, and two-plus years as president and CEO of Computex Technology Solutions, a Houston, Texas-based solution provider. He recently sat down with CRN to talk about how the role of distribution is changing and how he hopes to use GTDC to articulate how those changes will improve how distributors better work with solution providers to take advantage of emerging technologies.
GTDC later this week will hold its annual conference in San Francisco. But why wait to see how distribution is changing. Click through and get the preview.