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Join us at Noon ET March 27 for a day of thought leadership designed with you in mind, all from the comfort of your own home or office. Register for All Stars for free now to see

VIP Guest Speaker

Mike Michalowicz

Author, entrepreneur, small business champion

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Keynote Speakers


Erick Simpson, MSP Business and Channel Growth Expert and Author


Justin Weller, Director of Product Marketing

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Brian Fravel, VP of Global Marketing


Matt Kiely, Principal Product Researcher, Huntress


Future-Proofing Small Businesses: Navigating the Cyber Landscape of 2024 with Avast Threat

Time: 12:05 - 12:25 PM EST
Speaker: Erick Simpson, MSP Business and Channel Growth Expert and Author
As we head into 2024, the digital world continues to evolve, bringing with it a host of sophisticated new cyber threats targeting small businesses. The Avast threat researchers have been hard at work analyzing data from the previous year to predict what might be coming down the line for organizations in 2024 and how you can help these organizations stay better protected online. Listen as Erick Simpson, MSP Business and Channel Growth Expert, talks about these predictions and how you can proactively take steps to help mitigate these new risks for your clients.

Panel 1: Automation

Time: 12:25 - 12:55 PM EST

Moderator: Paul Vedder

Bruce Malyon, Vice President, Product Evangelist - Vasion
Jim Lippie, CEO - SaaS Alerts
Darren Kattan, CEO - ImmyBot
About This Panel Discussion
Beyond the Hype: Realizing Automation's Potential in the MSP Landscape 

In an era where the terms "AI" and "machine learning" are often conflated and misunderstood, this panel will aim to demystify these concepts and explore their practical implications for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Moderated by Paul Vedder, industry veterans Darren Kattan of Immy.Bot, Jim Lippie of SaaS Alerts and Bruce Malyon of Vasion will cut through the hype to address the realities and potentials of automation in the MSP sector including the distinction between AI and machine learning, the real-world applicability of AI in automation, and what the next generation of automation tools means for MSPs. 

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See Clearly: Blackpoint's New Offerings Designed for MSP Growth

Time: 12:55 - 1:05 PM EST
Speaker: Justin Weller, Director of Product Marketing
In an era where cybersecurity threats are ever-evolving and the MSP landscape is undergoing significant consolidation and change, standing out and staying ahead requires not just technological excellence but also business acumen. Get ready to hear how Blackpoint Cyber introduces MSPs to a holistic suite of cybersecurity solutions and strategic initiatives designed to elevate their service offerings, enhance operational efficiencies, and foster business growth amidst the challenges of hacker threats and market consolidation.

Panel 2: Security

Time: 1:05 - 1:35 PM EST

Moderator:  Wes Spencer

Tim Sheahen, SVP of Global Sales - Axcient
David Setzer - CEO Mailprotector
Justin Ryhal, Head of Strategic Partner Alliances - Security Service Edge, Checkpoint

About This Panel Discussion

Cybersecurity has moved from a “nice to have” to an “absolute must have” in record speed. With the introduction of AI and increasingly sophisticated security hacks, it’s never been more important to have your MSP business’s security affairs in order. Moderated by Wes Spencer, this panel features Axcient SVP of Global Sales Tim Sheahen, Mailprotector CEO David Setzer and Checkpoint Head of Strategic Partner Alliance Justin Ryhal sharing their insights on what you need to know to keep everything you’ve build safe from bad actors.

Security Panel

Protect Yourself: Emerging Cybersecurity Threats

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Time: 1:35 - 1:45 PM EST
Speaker: Brian Fravel - VP of Global Marketing
Every year, the volume of phishing, spear phishing and malware increases. But it’s not just the volume you should be worried about. The sophistication of attacks increases as well. Learn about the latest sophisticated attacks and techniques currently being used and how to stay protected in the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.

Panel 3: Security

Time: 1:45 - 2:15 PM EST

Moderator:  Kris Blackmon

Zane Conkle, CEO - Cytracom
Charles Preston, CEO - usecure
Joe Alapat, CTO & Co-Founder - Liongard

About This Panel Discussion

Navigating the Cybersecurity Maze: Strategies for MSP Success

From establishing a layered security approach with automation and integrations to navigating compliance challenges and cyberinsurance demands, we'll address critical aspects of safeguarding client networks and data. Moderated by Kris Blackmon, the panel will explore the pivotal role of client education, emphasizing the MSP's role as a trusted advisor in simplifying technical jargon and translating cybersecurity risks into tangible business impacts. They’ll discuss emerging trends and future challenges, including the impact of new technologies like AI and evolving regulatory landscapes. Join us for a dynamic discussion that will empower MSPs with actionable strategies to elevate their cybersecurity practices and thrive in an ever-evolving digital landscape. 
Join Joe Alapat from Liongard, Cytracom’s Zane Conkle, and Charles Preston of Usecure as they dive into a conversation about securing the MSP ecosystem, current challenges for MSPs, and emerging opportunities.

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Got Your Back: Tales from the SMB Security Trenches

Time: 2:15 - 2:25 PM EST
Speaker: Matt Kiely, Principal Product Researcher - Huntress
What does the cyber threat landscape look like for small and medium businesses today? How has it changed? What are the emerging threats? Join Matt Kiely, Principal Security Researcher at Huntress, for an illuminating keynote on the emerging threat landscape related to the SMB.
Matt Kiely (HuskyHacks) is a cybersecurity practitioner with 12 years of experience in offensive security research, malware reverse engineering, and network administration. Matt is a Principal Security Researcher at Huntress Labs, where he spends most of his time turning cybercriminals into examples. He is also the creator and instructor of Practical Malware Analysis & Triage (PMAT) available on TCM Security Academy and has a combined 40k students under his tutelage across the globe. Matt also thru-hiked the 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2023.


Thanks to our incredible partners TruMethods Peer, we are excited to announce that we are giving away 200 copies of Michael's newest book "All In"

Build the best teams consistently with insights from Mike Michalowicz newest book, "All In," for free! The first 200 registered attendees will get a complimentary copy courtesy TruMethods Peer to keep delving into the topics covered in Mike's VIP guest keynote March 27. Hurry, supplies are limited!

Keynote: Mike Michalowicz

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Time: 2:30 - 3:25 PM EST
Prolific author and small business advocate Mike Michalowicz is all about creating repeatable business growth strategies. As the VIP Guest Speaker at Channel Program's All Stars event, Mike will share the secrets of his newest book, "All In," which focuses on building effective, motivated teams that move your business forward. The first 200 registered attendees will receive a free copy of the book courtesy TruMethods Peer. See you there!

Agenda March 27, 2024


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