The List Recognizes Individuals Working to
Promote Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Technology Channels
September 20, 2022: Richard Murray is among the honorees on the second official Channel Futures DE&I 101 list. The list recognizes individuals from a wide spectrum of multicultural backgrounds who are driving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the technology channel through their words, actions, and leadership.
“It is really an honor and a privilege to receive this recognition,” said Richard Murray, COO, Telarus. “There are so many challenges that we must continue to overcome in this channel, so our work is never finished. It is our job as leaders to take the initiative to ensure that the channel promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion and not to shy away from creating a new normal.”
The Channel Futures DE&I 101 is a list of the most prominent individuals in the technology channel who are focused on improving their organization’s performance and innovation by having the most diverse, equitable and inclusive teams and workplaces. The Channel Futures DE&I 101 members are those who are breaking new ground by showing the technology industry and entire business community that sound DE&I strategies can impact business outcomes.
The need for DE&I has been acknowledged in the information and communications industries for many years. But while any number of tech organizations have received attention for the DE&I programs they’ve launched, it’s the people at the grassroots level who get things started and keep the momentum going. As a result, the Channel Futures DE&I 101 recognizes senior, mid-level and future leaders so the entire channel can learn from their success.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion are vital for the future of all business, not just the channel,” said Kelly Danziger, vice president and general manager, Informa Tech Channels. “But despite its importance, most DE&I work goes on behind the scenes. This list not only recognizes those dedicated individuals who are working to promote DE&I in the channel but reiterates the importance of this work as well.”
Nominations for the DE&I 101 list were solicited on the Channel Futures website and through social media. Between April 28 and June 27, individuals could nominate themselves or others for the list. Applications were open to managers, leaders and individual contributors. All submissions were thoroughly reviewed by members of the Channel Futures editorial team and our advisory board members.
“When Channel Futures inaugurated the DE&I 101 list last year, we wanted to help elevate those who were having a profound impact on their organizations, those who were develop sound DE&I strategies and leaders who were vocal about making change,” said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels. “The response by the entire channel has been incredible. We’re providing a forum where members of the technology and communications channels can exchange ideas, educate themselves and reach out to help others. We welcome all voices.”
“We’re thrilled to see that Richard has been recognized on the DE&I 101 list for 2022,” said Adam Edwards, CEO, Telarus. “This is a testimony to the significance that Telarus plays in the channel by encouraging and defending diversity, equity, and inclusion, which are so critical for a prosperous future. Richard has helped raise awareness and create conversations within Telarus, and we are grateful to see him recognized for his efforts.”
About Channel Futures
Channel Futures is a media and events destination for the information and communication technologies (ICT) channel community. We provide information, perspective and connection for the entire channel ecosystem, including solution providers (SPs), managed service providers (MSPs), managed security service providers (MSSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors, technology solutions brokerages, subagents and agents, as well as leading technology vendor partners and communication providers.
Our properties include many awards programs such as the Channel Futures MSP 501, a list of the most influential and fastest-growing providers of managed services in the technology industry; Channel Partners events, which delivers unparalleled in-person events including Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Channel Partners Leadership Summit, Women’s Leadership Summit, the MSP Summit, and Channel Partners Europe; and a DEI Community Group, our initiative to educate, support and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the ICT channel industry. Channel Futures is where the world meets the channel; we are leading Channel Partners forward. More information is available at channelfutures.com.
Channel Futures is part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in ICT sector. Every year, we welcome 14,000+ subscribers to our research, more than 4 million unique monthly visitors to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events.
Telarus is the largest Technology Solutions Brokerage in the United States, Canada, EMEA, Australia, and New Zealand. We have created the most efficient yet friendly community where our Partners source technology solutions through our robust portfolio of 290 leading service providers. To accelerate our Partner’s growth, we have created industry-leading apps, tools, and cultivated experts that specialize in the development of technology solutions for Cloud, Cybersecurity, SD-WAN, ILEC, and UCXE. Coupled with our industry-recognized Sales Engineering team, Telarus also provides Account Management, Commissions, Marketing, and Specialty teams services. Our primary goal is unchanged since 2002, we accelerate our Partner’s growth at scale in the most efficient manner possible. To learn more about Telarus and our award-winning services, please visit www.telarus.com, or follow us on LinkedIn.