#AcronisCyberSummit 2020: What to expect from Day 1

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The Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020 is finally underway, and our Training Day was a lot of fun. Thousands of IT channel professionals joined for a day of training, workshops, and exciting panel discussions with world-class athletes about excelling at the intersection of training and technology.

The official Summit is about to kick off and there’s still space to join us for keynote speeches, networking opportunities, and explorations of new opportunities in cyber protection. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from some of today’s sessions:

Disruption: Being the Ultimate IT Leader

8:00am–8:30am EDT

Cybersecurity visionary and industry veteran René Bonvanie will share his story of marketing and selling disruptive technologies in this keynote speech — and explore the new opportunities created by the emerging field of cyber protection. As Chairman of the Board at Acronis, and with over 35 years of executive experience in leading cybersecurity and software companies, René brings a unique perspective to what it means to be at the forefront of a technological revolution.

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The Future of Cyber Protection

8:30am–10am EDT

Acronis Founder and CEO Serg Bell reveals his vision for the future of cyber protection — one driven by the power of integration and automation. Learn how advancements in these areas enable IT professionals to combat both industrialized cyberthreats and data loss. New cyber protection solutions can ensure your organization’s future and create opportunities to deliver more innovative services.

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Navigating the Geopolitics of Tech: What’s Happening in Europe and the UK

9:15am–9:48am EDT

The UK and Europe have been leading the effort to protect organizational and individual privacy rights in the digital world. Sir Julian King, the former European Commissioner for the Security Union, shares how the UK and European governments are messaging these needs to their constituents, and the future of regulatory frameworks to protect citizens and organizations from threats to data privacy. As a key leader who helped write the European cybersecurity strategy, Sir Julian will explore best practices from the UK and European perspective, and how it can be a model for future privacy law frameworks.

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Developer Hub

10:00am–11:30am EDT

Join our community of developers, sysadmins, architects, and other IT pros for discussions and insights into using the Acronis Cyber Platform API, SDKs, documentation, and training. Learn from Acronis #CyberFit Platform Program members about their integrations and new opportunities in our ecosystem.

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IT Channel Lounge

10:00am–12:00pm, 1:00pm–4:15pm EDT

Connect and network with IT channel professionals and thought leaders from around the world in a dedicated chat space. Share your professional insights and experience with Acronis’ Cyber Protection Solutions, and watch out for special appearances by our event speakers and experts.

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Acronis Cyber Protection Operation Center: The Evolution of Malware Tactics and Techniques

11:15am–12:00pm EDT

Learn how our researchers protect our partners and clients around the clock at our global Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs). In this session, Candid Wüest will explore five detailed examples of attacks from the last year, highlighting new threats and how Acronis is responding. This session will help you understand how our CPOCs protect our partners in an always-changing cyberthreat landscape.

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Acronis Cyber Foundation Charity Event

12:00pm–1:00pm EDT

The Acronis Cyber Foundation is hosting its second annual charity auction with the help of Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez. Bid on over 100 amazing items, including one-of-a-kind sports experiences, exciting vacations, autographed memorabilia, and fine wines. All proceeds go towards the construction and outfitting of computer classrooms at Acronis Cyber Foundation schools, furthering our mission of providing equal education opportunities to children around the globe.

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Streamlined Success: Why Automation is the Key to Bigger Profits and Better Customer Service

1:45pm–2:30pm EDT

The best MSPs automate more than just routine tasks and alert management — they also exploit the power of platforms like ConnectWise, Autotask, and the Acronis Cyber Platform to apply automation to their clients’ applications. Join Kevin Jaberg, CTO of MapleTronics, and learn how automation yields better customer service, stronger differentiation, and happier techs — as well as some simple ways to leverage APIs and integrations for your own business.

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Workshop: Are you Attracting the Right Clients?

2:15pm–3:15pm EDT

Larry Walsh of The 2112 Group will examine different pricing models you can use for your MSP business, as well as how those models affect the clients you attract. By the end, you’ll know how to assess your own profitability model and have a new way of looking at your client intake.

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Campaign Marketing Success: Leveraging the Acronis Partner Portal and Content Libraries

2:30pm-3:30pm EDT

In this panel discussion, marketing expert Louis Gudema and thru-partner pros bring the magic of messaging and the art of quantifiable marketing to life. You’ll learn the secrets of modern B2B campaign marketing — from simple one-offs to complex multi-touch campaigns.

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Happy Hour

3:15 pm–4:00pm EDT

Celebrate the Acronis Global Cyber Summit in style with four unique happy hours — each featuring a celebrity guest who’ll give attendees a glimpse into their world.

Cooking with Miami-based Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein — Hear award-winning celebrity chef and acclaimed food TV personality Michelle Bernstein muse on cooking, wine, leadership, and the influence that tech has had on her life. She’ll be joined by former chef and current Acronis SCS CEO John Zanni, as well as executives from Acronis partners Ingram Micro, Scale Computing, and Climb Channel Solutions. Register now

Exploring the Heart of One of Tuscany’s Great Wineries — Take a virtual journey with Ronan McCurtin, Acronis Regional VP for Northern Europe, as he tours Castello di Bossi — one of Italy’s most venerated wineries — along with owner Marco Bacci and his son Jacopo. Get an inside look at world-acclaimed wines and the artisans who make them as you explore this gorgeous estate in the heart of Chianti country. Register now

Inside the Intricate Heart of a Swiss Watchmaker — Join Edouard Meylan, CEO of Swiss luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie, and Acronis’ Vice President of Cyber Protection Candid Wüest for an insider’s tour and a discussion on harnessing innovation to thrive while navigating a changing world. Register now

Protecting Your Edge with Arsenal F.C. Legend Ray Parlour — Arsenal Football Club legend Ray Parlour will reflect on the discipline needed to hone and protect your competitive edge. Learn how this same discipline can help advance your own team’s game in the competitive business world. Register now

The cyber protection era is here

There’s still time to reserve your spot at some of our most in-demand sessions, but capacity is limited — register now. View the full agenda to discover more sessions, and be sure to follow the #CyberFit and #AcronisCyberSummit tags on social media for live updates, reactions, and surprises.

About Acronis

Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 1,800 employees in 45 locations. The Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.

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