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D&H Hosts 2023 THREAD Technology Conference

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D&H Distributing will host its first U.S. THREAD Technology Conference of 2023 on June 14 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, the company announced. The conference will provide market intelligence on topics such as cloud adoption, digital transformation in SMB, thriving in challenging environments, and the future of work. Sessions will be delivered by subject matter experts from vendors including AMD, Cisco, HP, Intel, and Microsoft, D&H said.

This marks the company's first live THREAD event of 2023 and a return to live, in-person events for the company.

D&H Distributing Hosts THREAD Technology Conference

The show will feature more than 80 manufacturer partners, including AMD, Brother, Cisco, Dell, Eaton, HPI, HPE, Intel, Lenovo, Logitech, Microsoft, and more, D&H said. Attendees can also visit the D&H 105th Anniversary Experience Bar to learn how to maximize the THREAD conference and to help celebrate this milestone. One hundred and five partners will earn a chance to win an American Express gift card, D&H said.

Marty Bauerlein, chief commercial officer, D&H Distributors
Marty Bauerlein, chief commercial officer, D&H Distributing

There will be 10 Mainstage offerings consisting of seminars, panel discussions, and keynote speakers. This includes a session from David Allen, Director of Distribution Sales & Marketing and Broad Channel Sales at Intel Corporation. Customer experience guru Jay Baer’s keynote, “The Time to Win,” will address challenges and opportunity for MSPs and VARs in the current marketplace. Additional presentations will be delivered in two different educational “Learning Paths” comprised of a Technical Modern Solutions track and a Business Building track, giving D&H partners the ability to customize their training experiences through a combination of strategy, business, product, and trend-related information. D&H Co-Presidents Michael Schwab and Dan Schwab will present closing remarks after the keynote before the exhibits open, the company said.

“As we engage with a greater breadth of partners, D&H’s THREAD Technology Conferences continue to evolve, reflecting the ongoing needs of individual solution providers who are looking for new opportunities to perpetuate growth,” said Marty Bauerlein, chief commercial officer, D&H. “We’re proud to bring together so many vendor experts who are eager to connect with our partners and share the most relevant coming trend information. Together, we will provide our channel partners with the expertise, market intelligence, and strategies to thrive, even in a challenging market.”

THREAD Agenda

Registration, breakfast and kick-offs for the THREAD “Learning Path” educational sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. A welcome address from D&H’s Chief Commercial Officer Marty Bauerlein will take place at 10:00 a.m., followed by a presentation from Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales Peter DiMarco and the initial “Mainstage” presentations. Sessions run until 4:30 p.m., and the THREAD Exhibit Hall will be open from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. The full agenda for the Mid-Atlantic THREAD Technology Conference is as follows:

7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast / Kickoff Sessions

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. General Session - Kickoff:

- D&H Distributing Welcome & Presentation:  Marty Bauerlein, Peter DiMarco

- Cisco:  SMB Digital Transformation, Cloud Adoption, and You 

- Powerhouse Panel featuring Cisco, HPE, AMD, and Microsoft

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learning Path Seminars

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. General Session:

- HPE:  Win and Grow with D&H and HPE 

- AMD: The Performance Leader in Adaptive Computing

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Learning Path Seminars

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.  General Session:

- Microsoft:  The Future of Work in the Microsoft Cloud 

- HPI:  From Concept to Creation - Design Your Path to Success with D&H with HP Blueprint 

- Intel:  Creating Profitability Through AI, Security, and Next Gen Technologies with Intel

- Keynote Speaker Jay Baer:  A Time to Win 

     - Closing Statement from D&H Co-Presidents Dan Schwab and    Michael Schwab

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. THREAD Show Floor Opens

Partners can visit www.dandh.com/thread to register or learn more or call (800) 877-1200 to speak to an account representative.