IT Nation 2017 recap: here's what you missed!

| By:
Arnie Bellini

IT Nation is more than just a conference. It’s our chance to bring our partners, vendor partners, and colleagues together for one incredible, two-day event that inspires transformational business growth. From parties and networking lunches to keynotes and sessions, every minute of IT Nation is a non-stop, high-energy journey toward success.

It take a team

This year’s IT Nation was all about the power of teams. Guest keynote speaker Patrick Lencioni took the stage to share his insights into hiring and maintaining a strong internal team, and my own keynote focused on the importance of building your business through the lens of technology teams. At every turn, we talked about our growing ecosystem, the power it offers to our partners, and the flexibility it provides for supporting and maintaining consistent business and revenue growth.

It takes information

Industry insights, best practices, Q&A…the flow and exchange of information at IT Nation is nothing short of incredible. Nearly 200 breakout sessions, focus groups, and an exciting Hackathon brought together the impressive knowledge in our community and helped give every attendee the power to fuel their boldest business goals.

It takes a charity

IT Nation Gives gave colleagues, partners, and vendor partners a chance to give back to the community. This year, IT Nation Gives helped build a computer center, as well as various small maintenance projects, for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Primrose Center in central Florida.

It takes a party

We work hard and learn a lot at IT Nation every year, and this year was no exception, but we also play hard. As a group, we enjoyed a fantastic welcome reception, a Solutions Pavilion pub crawl and an epic evening in Universal Orlando’s New York City space, and an Around the World closing night party. Every evening gave us a chance to let loose, get to know each other better, and celebrate the incredible, unique thing that is the IT Nation.

It takes a recap

So you missed this year’s IT Nation? We missed you too, but we’ve got you covered. Keep an eye on our social media channels for links to our recorded sessions as soon as they are live. In fact, you can watch the entire IT Nation playlist and get the highlight videos, charity highlights, and other big moments from the biggest IT Nation to date.