When you hear the name CompTIA, you immediately think of its leading certification programs for the IT industry. CompTIA represents this and so much more, it is a world leading tech association that, amongst other things, conducts relevant and up-to-date research and has engaging member communities and councils. Their unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skills development and generate knowledge and insight every day. With its members, CompTIA is building the foundation for technology’s future.
But let us focus on CompTIA’s UK Business Technology Community, which brings together technology business professionals from across the UK tech ecosystem to discuss both regional opportunities and global trends. CompTIA has held many successful community events where Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT professionals have come together to problem solve, network and find out about the latest vendor products.
Now that we are in lock-down and unable to meet face-to-face at peer groups and networking events, CompTIA is doing its part to support the community with online sessions called “Friday Check Ins” featuring experts providing advice designed to ensure the tech industry can keep businesses running as smoothly as possible. They are also making plans to hold other virtual events over the coming months. One in particular is the Unconference on the 6 May, which is always a popular session. CompTIA has also just opened registration for its flagship, annual event ChannelCon, which will be held online this year in August and features three days of educational content, networking opportunities and thought leadership. Registration is free.
Estelle Johannes, Director of member communities at CompTIA, said: “The UK Business Technology Community is a progressive industry group embracing emerging technologies and shaping the future of the channel. As an open, vendor-neutral forum, we help members build and expand their businesses and connect with others to create a stronger, thriving industry. We offer a continuous programming of regular meetings and initiatives to deliver thought leadership, help and advice through networking, collaboration, peer–to–peer learning, vendor neutral technology qualifications and sharing best practices in order to advance technology businesses and the customers they serve, highlight emerging technologies, and promote organisational diversity to create equality in the workforce as well as help fill the many open roles across our industry.”
So, if you are still wondering why you should join CompTIA or attend and participate in one of its events now or in the future then these are the reasons why:
- Learning best practices and engaging with thought leaders
- Networking with colleagues and making new connections
- Collaboration and problem-solving with peers
Sondela’s Technical Director, Chris Timm, is passionate about the community and is a member of CompTIA’s UK Business Technology Executive Council. Chris sees the value in regularly attending a variety of industry events and peer groups, where he is often seen having lively discussions about PSA, other industry tools and business best practices. If you would like further information about joining CompTIA or attending one of its events, then contact Chris, he would love to have a chat with you about it.