Summit IT Solutions’ CEO Todd Lewis and Director of Business Development Rick Palumbo attended the Varnex Spring 2011 Conference held in Boston Massachusetts from April 10-12, 2011.
Varnex is a peer-to-peer community of Synnex a leading distributor of SMB resellers, united in a spirit of collaboration to drive growth and achieve success in the channel.
In addition to a message from Synnex executives, including Synnex President and CEO, Kevin Murai, attendees heard from the Varnex Council President, Mike Brogan, and a variety of other industry speakers, as well as an executive panel of top vendors such as HP, Microsoft, and Lenovo.
Dozens of IT Vendors showed off their latest offerings and met with Varnex members at the Vendor Pavilion.
The event’s keynote speaker was Christopher Gardner who was the inspiration for the hit film, The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith. Gardner spoke about his personal experiences and offered his insight on how to break destructive cycles in everyday life to achieve success. Attendees received copies of Gardner’s book The Pursuit of Happyness personally signed by Gardner.
After attending the event Rick Palumbo noted “This is a great event. I always enjoy meeting with our vendors and building stronger relationships with them. Getting to meet with other solution providers from all over the United States is an amazing opportunity. Joining Varnex was a great decision and I am looking forward to future conferences.”