Join us at Accelerate May 7-9, 2018 at The Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV to learn more about how Lenovo’s latest products and programs provide partners the tools they need to grow their business.

Whether you’re a seasoned Accelerate veteran or a newbie, Accelerate 2018 is bigger, bolder and will have you engaging more than ever before. 

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ABOUT LENOVO ACCELERATE

What is Accelerate, and who should attend?
  • Accelerate is Lenovo’s annual channel partner forum designed to equip our channel partners with the tools they need to be successful. Regardless of company size, Accelerate is the ideal forum for all channel partners to learn how they can grow their business. Whether partners are focused exclusively on client devices, data center offerings or sell a mix of both, Accelerate offers unique breakout sessions and education opportunities to learn more. 
Why you should attend?
  • Accelerate is your chance to meet with and hear from Lenovo’s top channel executives to learn more about our strategy, sales initiatives and channel programs, solution offerings and receive hands-on access to our product portfolio. 
  • Hear from Lenovo sales leaders and alliance partners to identify and explore new opportunities for business growth.
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Lenovo Accelerate 2017 Video Highlights

2017 Event Highlights by the Numbers

1,200+

attendees

26

countries represented

11

hours of dedicated breakout time

39

breakouts

5

dedicated server breakout tracks

9

hours of networking at evening events

18

hours of hands-on, product showcase time

93%

plan to attend again

EVENT AGENDA

(Subject to Change)

Monday, May 7

12 - 5 p.m. - Registration

12 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch

1 - 5 p.m. – PC Breakout Sessions & DCG Breakout Sessions

3 - 5:30 p.m. - Canadian Partner Session

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Evening Event

Monday Sessions

Accelerate will kick off on Monday afternoon with PC and Data Center breakout sessions. Our evening welcome reception will be held at Encore Beach Club at The Wynn. You will be able to personalize your agenda and select those breakout sessions most relevant for your business when you download and register to use the Accelerate event app. 

 

Monday's Welcome Reception

Our welcome reception will be held at Encore Beach Club at The Wynn Monday evening. Join us for the opportunity to network with 1,200+ attendees including Lenovo executives, distributors, alliance partners and resellers from across North America and Latin America. 

Tuesday, May 8

7 - 8 a.m. - Breakfast

8 – 10:30 a.m. - General Session

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - PC and Data Center Breakout Sessions

11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - DCG Main Tent

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

4:30 - 5:45 p.m. - Women in Technology Reception

6:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Evening Event

Tuesday's General Session

Get ready for a stellar line-up of key Lenovo Executives to share with you exciting news around product innovations and announcements, channel strategy and programs, and industry trends. All presentations are designed to educate and prepare you to grow and expand your business and sales.

Tuesday's Evening Reception

For our closing evening reception, Lenovo has reserved a portion of Top Golf for our guests. You will have the chance to network with your peers, Lenovo executives and subject matter experts and have some fun at Top Golf.

Wednesday, May 9

7 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

8:30 – 10:15 a.m. – PC and Data Center Breakout Sessions

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Closing General Session

Wednesday's General Session

Don't miss Wednesday's general session where you will hear from our special guest speaker. We will also recap what you’ve heard from Lenovo executives in this high-energy closing general session.

SPEAKERS

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Jennifer Jolly

Accelerate 2018 Co-host

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Matt Zielinski

Senior Vice President, Lenovo
President, Lenovo North America

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Cliff Gumkowski

President, Corp Vice President/GM,
Data Center Group Solutions & Sales

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Kirk Skaugen

Executive Vice President & President
Lenovo Data Center Group

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Ed Gillispie

Vice President & General Manager,
North America Commercial Business

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Stefan Bockhop

Executive Director of Channels
NA DCG Lenovo

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Rob Cato

Executive Director
PCSD North America Channels

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Laura Laltrello

Vice President & General Manager
Data Center Services

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Marshae Mansfield

Chief Operating Office

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Dilip Bhatia

VP, PCSD Group,
Global Marketing, User and Customer Experience

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Carlos de Torres

Microsoft US Vice President
Commercial & Device Sales Director

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Casey Sutton

Brand Ambassador

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Stephen Miller

Brand Ambassador

Breakout Sessions

At Accelerate, you will have the ability to tailor your educational sessions around your areas of interest. You can register for any session, but we have provided guidance on educational tracks to help guide you if you have a certain area of interest. You will be able to register for your sessions in the event app after you register for Accelerate.

Endpoint Client Product Focus
  • ThinkPad Product Portfolio and Roadmap

  • ThinkStation Product Portfolio and Roadmap

  • New Lenovo Commercial Solutions & Revenue Streams

  • Attaching Visuals, Software and Accesssories for Complete Solutions

  • Tablet and Smart DevicesOpportunities with Device as a Service

  • Engaging with Lenovo Large Enterprise Corporate End Users

  • How to Earn Money Through Upsell to Premium and Workstation Products

  • ThinkCentre Product Portfolio and Roadmap

  • Experience the Classroom of the Future Workplace Transformation: Smart Hub

  • MePOS: Everything You Need to Run Your Business

  • Lenovo OEM Offerings and Opportunities

  • Expanding Your Business with Services Offerings

  • Trust Your Tech: Lenovo Security Solutions

  • Experience Lenovo Health

  • Engaging with SLED End Users

  • Engaging with K12 Education End Users

  • Engaging with SMB End Users

  • Lenovo Prospecting & Campaign Tools for Lead Generation

Data Center Product Focus
  • Deliver Customer Value with Hybrid Cloud and Workload Expansion Strategy

  • Hybrid Enabled Private Clouds Made Easier

  • Delivering Fast Pathways to the Cloud

  • Drive Your Client's Digital Transformation by Enabling or Accelerating Their DevOps Practice

  • Optimize IT to Meet Your Client's Growing Video Surveilance Needs

  • Enable Your Client's Journey to AI with a Big Data Solution

  • Sell More Networking by Avoiding the Network Admin

  • Faster Access, Five 9's Availability and the Industry's Lowest $/IOP. Lenovo DS Series Storage

  • Drive Profitability and Speed with Lenovo's DCG Partner Programs

  • Closing the Deal with DCG's Business Partner Tools and Resources

  • Accelerate Everything You Do with Intel SSD and Optane

  • Introduction to the AI Market and Scaling with Intel Xeon

Data Center & Client Product Focus
  • ThinkPad Product Portfolio and Roadmap
  • ThinkCentre Product Portfolio and Roadmap
  • ThinkStation Product Portfolio and Roadmap
  • New Lenovo Commercial Solutions & Revenue Streams
  • Selling Lenovo Services
  • Lenovo Acquisition Programs
  • Lenovo TopSeller Programs and BTO
  • How to Upsell to Premium Client Solutions
  • Lenovo Prospecting & Campaign Tools for Lead Generation
  • Deliver Customer Value with Hybrid Cloud and Workload Expansion Strategy
  • Optimize IT to Meet Your Customers Growing Video Surveillance Needs
  • Data Center Game Changing Opportunity - 25GM Networking
Digital Transformation
  • New Lenovo Commercial Solutions & Revenue Streams
  • Lenovo Security Solutions
  • Channel Led Client Device as a Service/LFS
  • How to Upsell to Premium Client Solutions
  • Deliver Customer Value with Hybrid Cloud and Workload Expansion Strategy
  • Data Center Hybrid Enabled Private Cloud Made Easier
  • Help Your Customers Win with On-Premise Data Center Cloud
  • Drive Customer Digital Transformation by Enabling or Accelerating DevOps
  • Guide Your Customers Journey to AI
End User Customer Engagement
  • New Lenovo Commercial Solutions & Revenue Streams
  • Channel Led Client Device as a Service/LFS
  • Engaging with Lenovo Large Enterprise Corporate End Users
  • Engaging with Healthcare End Users
  • Engaging with SLED End Users
  • Engaging with K12 Education End Users
  • Engaging with SMB End Users
  • Lenovo Prospecting & Campaign Tools for Lead Generation
  • Deliver Customer Value with Hybrid Cloud and Workload Expansion Strategy

SPONSORS

If you are interested in being a sponsor of Accelerate 2018 please contact Ann Panaro at annpanaro@lenovo.com.

Why should you sponsor at Accelerate 2018?

900+

Channel Partner attendees 

9

hours of networking time at evening events

18

hours of hands-on, product showcase time

99%

say event was of high value and relevant to their business

93%

plan to attend again

92%

plan to do more business with Lenovo

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Lenovo would especially like to thank Intel and Microsoft for their assistance in putting on this event.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Download the FAQ document to view the details about the event including registration fees, transportation, meals, onsite check-in, hotel extensions and more.