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TOPGUN Founder Captain Dan Pedersen and TOPGUN Pilot and POW Captain J. Charles Plumb to be the Keynote Speakers at Telarus Partner Summit 2019
TOPGUN themed event slated to be the largest in the history of the indirect cloud services channel

DATE XX, 2019 – Sandy, UTAH – Telarus, LLC, master agent of network, contact center, mobility, and cybersecurity today announced the two keynote speakers that will be presenting at the 2019 Telarus Partner Summit: Captain Dan “Yank” Pedersen and TOPGUN pilot and POW Captain Charlie Plumb. They will both be presenting to what is expected to be a record turnout for a master agent conference, where over 50 training sessions will be focused on charting a course for technology transformation. Telarus Partner Summit 2019, which will be held at the recently opened Gaylord Rockies on August 7-10, is now open for general registration to sales partners of Telarus and members of the media.

“March 3, 2019, was the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School – commonly referred to as TOPGUN. Our speakers at this year’s Partner Summit are legends in the TOPGUN world. Captain Pedersen was charged by the Navy to start TOPGUN. I am reading his new book, TOPGUN: An American Story and can’t wait to hear these stories in person,” said Amy Bailey, VP of marketing for Telarus. “Our other legendary speaker is Captain Charlie Plumb. Captain Plumb was a TOPGUN pilot and flew the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over North Viet Nam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned. He spent the next 2,103 days as a Prisoner of War in communist prison camps.”

Telarus Partner Summit 2019 is moving to Denver, CO and will be held at the newly opened the Gaylord Rockies Resort. The conference will offer partners over 30 different classes on topics ranging from emerging technologies like IoT, personal development, social media, to technical tracks covering SD-WAN, cloud contact center, and cybersecurity. Agents will also have opportunities to schedule private 1-on-1 appointments with executives from over 74 leading technology vendors and Diamond sponsors like AT&T, AireSpring, NICE InContact, CenturyLink, Comcast Business, IBM, RingCentral, and TalkDesk.

“We have an amazing lineup of speakers, content, and activities that are going to ‘WOW’ our guests,” said Patrick Oborn, co-owner of Telarus and original creator of Telarus Partner Summit. “With over 40,000 square feet of exhibit space, you will get to engage with suppliers on a new level. And our Technology Lab will let you experience technology hands on. Are you confused about how SD-WAN works? See our live demonstration of SD-WAN with Viasat and the in-house internet. We are also super excited to host the Alliance of Channel Women and look forward to hearing JJ DiGeronimo deliver their keynote speech. JJ brings insight into effective leadership, diversity, and inclusion strategies to retain & advance talent.”

Registration is now open to the general agent community by filling out the form located on If you’d like to join Telarus as a new sales partner, please call 877-346-3232 or visit us online at for more information.

About Telarus Partner Summit

Telarus Partner Summit is the global conference where the leading players in cloud technology (applications and infrastructure) come together to meet, business plan, and collaborate. This year’s event takes place in the Gaylord Rockies, located in Aurora, CO, from August 7-10. The event includes keynote speeches by the Captains Dan Pedersen and Charlie Plumb, both TOPGUN Naval Aviators. Other activities include over 30 classes on a variety of topics covering technology, marketing, and best practices, 1-on-1 meetings, and private executive dinners. Partner will also have many opportunities to enjoy themselves with activities that include a pool party, a full-service spa, golf, clay shooting, hot air balloon rides, fly fishing, mountain biking, archery, river rafting, and even an exotic car tour. More information on the Telarus Partner Summit can be found online at

Event Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors: AT&T, AireSpring, NICE InContact, CenturyLink, Comcast Business, IBM, RingCentral, and TalkDesk.

Platinum Sponsors: Call One, Fusion, Genesys, Mitel, nexogy, Rackspace, TeligentIP, and Vonage.

Gold Sponsors: 8×8, ADTRAN, Braodvoice, Claro Enterprise Solutions, Cox Business, CyberReef Solutions, Dialpad, Digital Realty, Ecessa, Frontier Communications, Granite Telecom, Momentum Telecom, Nextiva, Office Depot/CompuCom, Serenova, Spectrum Partner Program, Sprint, Viasat, and West Corporations.

Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud, Altice Business, Arkadin, Aspect Software, Avaya, BullsEye Telecom, CBTS, China Telecom Americas, CloudGenix, Comm-Core, Connexicore, Consolidated Communications Inc., CyberCompass (Renaissance Systems, Inc), Evolve IP, Five9, IntelePeer, Jive, MetTel, NetFortris, NHC, Nitel, PGi, RapidScale, RCN, Grande, Wave, Ruby Receptionists, Sharpen, Sky Data Vault, Splice, Stickley on Security, T-Mobile, Telesystem, Telstra, TierPoint, TouchTone Communications, TPx Communications, Verizon Communications, Windstream Enterprise, and WOW!Business.

About Telarus

Built for You, Telarus is the largest privately-held technology services distributor (master agent) in the United States. Our dynamic agent-partner community sources data, voice, cloud, and managed services through our robust portfolio of 160 leading service providers. We are best known for our home-grown software pricing tools and mobile apps that are unique in the industry. To help our partners grow their businesses, we’ve assembled the best support organization in the industry, which includes SD-WAN, Cloud, mobility, contact center, and ILEC specialty practices whose primary goal is to help our partners identify and design the right technology solutions for their customers. To learn more about the Telarus opportunity, please visit, or follow us on Twitter @Telarus.