2 14:15 Panel debate: Teams - building value around Microsoft

14:15 - 14:45

Teams is the fastest selling product Microsoft has ever released. In July, Teams overtook Google’s Slack with 13 million daily users. In August, Microsoft announced the retirement of Skype for Business. This perfect storm is rich with opportunity for the channel. In this seminar, we look at the practical opportunity that Teams offers resellers. Our panellists all have hands-on experience of working with Teams. They understand how to sell it, design deployments, implement them and support them. They understand what customers are interested in buying and why. Mark Ashford, MD of IT reseller Macom has experience of large deployments and real-world experience of selling, delivering and supporting Teams. Charles Rickett, MD of telecom reseller V12, works with Mark and other partners to deploy the Direct Routing element of Teams, providing PSTN functionality. Conor McCann is General Manager of Electronic Frontier who are the UK’s largest distributor for Yealink, the only handset/ headset currently accredited for use with Teams. And we have Adrian Sunderland, who has developed Jola’s Microsoft-compliant Direct Routing platform. This seminar gives you the unique opportunity to really understand what Teams could do for your business because we have perspectives from all sides.

Conor McCann, General Manager of Electronic Frontier
Charles Rickett MD of V12
Mark Ashford, MD of Macom Consulting
Adrian Sunderland, CTO, Jola

Lucy Green, MD, Larato