The CompTIA Community is more than just a group of people with a shared profession. While we are made up of member businesses that provide technology solutions and IT services around the world, membership in the CompTIA Community offers a vendor-neutral gathering place where you can connect with a trusted community of peers, give back to the industry and access the resources and tools you need to build a thriving business. It’s all about relationships – and one of the best ways to nurture those connections is by attending the CompTIA Communities and Councils Forum (CCF).
Join us in Chicago, March 11-13, 2024, to contribute your ideas and create partnerships that help shape the future. There’s a place for everybody – from MSPs and solution providers to cybersecurity evangelists, technology vendors and distributors. CCF provides an opportunity to learn how you can get involved and better utilize your membership to help your business grow.
If that’s not enough, here’s a list of ten more reasons why you should attend.
1. Collaborate on Top Technology Business Issues
The CompTIA research team will share important insights from the new State of the Channel report. Starting with the “big picture,” we’ll navigate through the channel ecosystem, products and services, as well as business dynamics, and touch on topics like growth expectations and drivers, financial literacy, operational efficiency and preparing for the future. Consider this keynote your blueprint for 2024 as you make business decisions.
2. Participate in Impactful Conversations
Join us for an IT Industry Outlook fireside chat where we’ll delve into the heart of the IT industry and explore key trends, including a look into the world of AI, the governance issues surrounding cybersecurity and the talent war among channel firms. We’ll discuss the shift toward skill-based hiring and retention and the importance of organizations focusing on internal training. You won’t want to miss this session packed with profound insights, engaging banters and inspiring takeaways.
3. Get Engaged and Energized
Take part in interactive sessions and meetings – open to all – where you’ll share, learn and work with your fellow members to help shape the industry’s future. Topics include mastering cybersecurity conversations, navigating business growth in a changing landscape, and unleashing diversity, equity and inclusion in the IT realm.
4. Build Your Network
Engage with new friends while reconnecting with longtime colleagues. If it’s your first time at CCF, attend the New Member and Attendee Orientation to learn about the latest and greatest CompTIA benefits and how to maximize your CCF experience. Stop by the Member Lounge, attend the North America Spotlight Awards dinner and catch up with friends during ample networking breaks.
5. Discover How CompTIA Can Help You and Your Business
Join MJ Shoer, CompTIA’s Chief Community Officer and CEO of CompTIA Spark, for a state of the CompTIA Community overview, including what’s new with membership, upcoming events, new benefits and more.
6. Get Advice
Book 25-minute appointments or get advice on a range of different topics and challenges at the Business Genius Café. Topics include cybersecurity/ISAO, marketing/social media, MSP growth strategy/sales and leadership/strategy. CompTIA Community members can reserve a time slot at [email protected]. You can also visit membership reps and extended CompTIA staff in the Member Lounge to learn more about membership benefits and other department opportunities.
7. Upskill in a Cybersecurity Trustmark Workshop
Two Cybersecurity Trustmark workshops will be held at CCF: Culture and Strategy Approach to the Trustmark and Risk Management. The CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark offers a path for solution provider members looking to differentiate themselves by adhering to this industry standard of controls and providing accreditation certification designating they have met or exceeded the standard set forth by their industry peers.
8. Celebrate Our Success
The first cohort of our mentorship program was a huge success! Join us for drinks and network with like-minded professionals at the Mentorship Mixer and Graduation Ceremony. We’ll honor the first graduates and open sign-ups for our second membership cohort for mentors and mentees. This is an opportunity to grow, connect and be a part of a community that supports each other’s success.
9. Recognize Outstanding Leadership in the Industry
Help us honor our CompTIA North America Spotlight Award winners at a celebratory dinner. The Spotlight Awards recognize individuals and companies leading the way for the CompTIA Community and displaying excellence in the tech industry. Join us for an evening of celebration as we announce the winners of the 2023 Spotlight Awards and honor your peers and colleagues.
10. Give Back
Join us at the CCF opening reception and network with fellow members and CompTIA staff while we participate in a service project benefiting foster youth in the local community. Don’t miss this opportunity to give back and get to know your colleagues. An open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.