5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 Telarus Partner Summit
For the sixth year, Telarus will be holding its annual partner summit at the Stein Eriksen Resort in Deer Valley, Utah. For the sixth year the conference will be bigger than the year before. But will it be better? Here are five reasons Telarus Partner Summit 2017 is going to be well worth three days away from home.
Reason 1: Learn from the CEOs of Vonage and ShoreTel
You don’t need to tune in to Bloomberg, Squawk Box, or Kramer to hear from the CEOs of ShoreTel and Vonage. We’ve traded in the motivational feel-good speakers for two industry innovators who have lead their companies through some massive transformations.
Don Joos, CEO of ShoreTel, has transformed ShoreTel from on-premise phone systems manufacturer to UCaaS provider. To accomplish this, they had to make huge investments into their software including the purchase of Corvisa.
Alan Masarek, CEO of Vonage, was recruited from Google to lead Vonage’s transformation from home VoIP provider to becoming the 800-pound gorilla in the commercial UCaaS space. Like Don, Alan had to acquire outside companies that he could craft together into one streamlined force that included Telesphere, Simple Signal, and Nexmo – an API platform that allows custom outside integration.
As agents, we all need to transition our business to align with future opportunity, and what better way to do that than to hear from people who have already done it, on a large scale! The CEO roundtable keynote discussion kicks off with Adam Edwards, CEO of Telarus, Don Joos, CEO of ShoreTel, and Alan Masarek, CEO of Vonage, on May 20 at 9:00 AM.
Reason 2: New Software Tools
Every year Telarus has a major technology release. Last year the company launched its new Hosted PBX real-time quoting tool, and the year before that it released its app for iPhone and Android. Since the app launch, over 1000 partners have downloaded the app, which includes fiber route and lit building maps. It should come as no surprise that fiber ethernet and hosted PBX revenue has increased dramatically as a result of those new sales enable tools.
This year, the software development team at Telarus has been busy working on an exciting new addition which will change the way you do business. The founders of Telarus, Adam Edwards and Patrick Oborn, will be launching this new app in the grand ballroom on June 21 at 8:00 AM – be among the first to see it!
Reason 3: Telarus University
On June 21, partners will have access to 30 breakout sessions with topics ranging from social media and lead generation to how to sell SD-WAN and cloud services. The diversity of topics will ensure that, during each of the sessions, partners have topics that interest them, without any wasted time or having to listen to sales pitches. The complete roster of topics includes:
Commissions, Advanced GeoQuote, LinkedIn, Escalations, Circuit Monitoring, Marketing, Solution Sales, VX Deep Dive, Social Media, Finance, VXSupportLine, Sales Training, Microsoft Products, Making Better Videos, Hiring Tips, How to Sell Cloud, Tricks for Better Photos, Back Office Tips, Cloud Security, Customer Upsell Report, Cloud Storage, Partner Success Panel, UCaaS, SD-WAN, Cloud Matrix Deep Dive
Reason 4: $10,000 grand prize for Telarus Partner Shark Tank
What would you do to grow your business with $10,000 in cash? Telarus wants to know!
At Partner Summit 2017, partners will have a chance to pitch their own go-to-market plans to the senior Telarus leadership team and win $10,000 to execute their plan! The format will largely follow the hit TV-show, “Shark Tank,” in which entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a group of investors who then have the chance to invest in their business. Likewise, Telarus is looking to invest $10,000 into one lucky partner’s business and create a fun and entertaining atmosphere while they’re at it. The “show” will take place June 21 at 9:00AM and contestants can apply to enter the contest at www.telarus.com/sharktank.php
Reason 5: Use the Telarus Partner Summit App to win a Camping Trailer
Outside of winning $10,000 in cash in the Shark Tank competition, agents will also have the ability to win a brand new Forest River R-Pod RPT171 teardrop camping trailer through the TPS App game! At the end of each session and during the supplier fair, a special code will be given to all of the attendees; just enter the codes into your TPS 2017 event app and receive points. The partners who rank in the top 5 at the end of the conference will be eligible to enter the drawing to win the grand prize, as well as other exciting consolation prizes.
Telarus Partner Summit 2017 is going to be the highlight of the year for partners and suppliers. It’s also going to be the last time that the conference will be held at the Stein Eriksen Resort in Park City (next year the event will be held on the east coast). If you are looking to learn, to network, to come away with a concrete plan to transform your business, and to use the Telarus software portfolio to design better solutions, TPS 2017 is the place you need to be. Join us by registering on www.TelarusPartnerSummit.com!