Global IT Industry Trade Association to Honor Business Continuity Technologies at ChannelCon 2014 for Leadership and Industry Contributions
Las Vegas, Nevada July 10, 2014 ñ Business Continuity Technologies today announced Rory Jackson has been recognized as a ChannelChanger and designated a future leader within the information technology (IT) industry channel by CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association. At 29, Rory is a Senior Network Engineer, served as IT project manager and helped a rural Nevada county with no IT staff upgrade its communications and technology systems to better serve county residents
A first of its kind awards program for the IT channel, CompTIAís 2014 ChannelChangers recognized five young entrepreneurs and innovators who are making their mark in the technology industry and shaping the future of the IT channel. These emerging leaders are being applauded for their early successes and relentless pursuit of excellence and originality.
ìThe innovative minds and impressive accomplishments of our winners and many of our nominees is a sure sign that the future of the IT channel is in good hands,î says Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. ìWe are honored to recognize Rory as the first recipient of the CompTIA ChannelChanger award.î
Young professionals between the ages of 23 and 29 as of August 2014, who have two yearsí experience in the IT industry and are currently employed by a CompTIA member company were eligible for consideration as a ChannelChanger. Nominees were evaluated on a number of criteria including the quality of their achievements and accomplishments; their understanding of the channelís opportunities and challenges and how well they thought and acted beyond their own company to benefit the industry as a whole.
Winners were selected by a committee of IT industry executives and experts, including Robert Demarzo, senior vice president, strategic content, The Channel Company; Heather Murray, vice president, Tech Data Mobile Solutions, Tech Data Corporation; Bob Stegner, senior vice president, North America marketing, Synnex; Larry Walsh, CEO and chief analyst, The 2112 Group; Barry Williams, senior director, indirect channel sales, Comcast; and Mark Williams, CEO, Pensar.
The award winners will be recognized at CompTIAís ChannelCon 2014, the premier partnering and training event for IT vendors, distributors and channel partners. The conference is set for Aug. 4-6 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Visit ChannelCon to learn more.
CompTIA is the voice of the worldís information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit CompTIA online and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Business Continuity Technologies
BCT is a holistic technology company focused on the integration of Managed Services with progressive digital services in the context of today’s millennial social media world. Our young creative staff takes the best of today’s consumerization of IT and applies it to business practices. Our experienced engineers create business solutions driven by best technology practices. Together, we provide a unique hybrid technology approach to the management and maintenance of our clients in the SMB market space and in the educational K-12 world. As a 31 year old family owned minority company our strength is centered around our employees and our clients who we consider our BCT family.