Café Con Luis 2021
Our Café con Luis sessions are a chat series with Luis Giraldo, Senior Director of Marketing for N‑able.
Each session covers a different topic and Luis is also joined by a different guest speaker each time. Throughout, they answer questions and there is always a general Q&A at the end of each one.
Available On-Demand Sessions
Available On-Demand Sessions
Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Investor
Brian Fox is a legend in the tech community with a large body of work that is worth your time hear more about.
At age 25, he became the first programmer at the Free Software Foundation, at age 27 he authored the Bash Shell, and at age 36 he created the first web-based online banking system in the United States.
Listen in as Luis sits down with Brian for a fireside chat to discuss Brian’s life and tremendous body of work.
Deputy Chief Economist of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
2020 presented a great deal of economic challenges. And while we’re entering the recovery phase, now is a perfect time to make sure you’re ready for the economic rebound.
To help prepare, Dawn Desjardins, deputy chief economist of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), shares her analysis of the market forces directly impacting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and provides tips to help both maximize profit during the rebound.
Founder & CEO of Gradient MSP
To grow your business successfully you must be able to identify and execute on opportunities for operational change.
Colin Knox, the creator behind N-able™ Passportal™, shares his thoughts on how MSPs can overcome operational hurdles to experience the growth they desire, with minimal headaches along the way.
Specialization can make you an expert, but generalization can increase your chances of experiencing success.
Salman Ansari, a self-described polymath, shares how enjoying multiple careers over your lifetime can help you hone a diverse set of skills to help future proof your career. He also discusses how generalization can increase your chances of experiencing success at work and in life.
Marketing can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be hard.
Paul Greene from MSP Marketing Edge answers questions and discusses the best marketing strategies for attracting new customers, along with some of the biggest marketing challenges of 2021.
The chief technology officer (CTO) plays an important role in developing strategy.
From finding ways to improve efficiency to deciding the best technology to invest in, a CTO’s role is essential.
Kelvin Tegelaar, CTO of Lime Networks, discusses the role of a CTO, what it means for an MSP, and how it can their impact tech strategy. Since an MSP tends to take on that role for customers, it’s important for everyone in your business, not just the CTO, to think strategically about technology.
Organizations have experienced a huge shift in the way they do business, creating a myriad of IT-related challenges.
Zeus Kerravala from ZK Research discusses how MSPs needed to help guide their customers through the technical changes and impacts to their businesses. He also discusses significant changes in the IT landscape and tackles technology predictions for 2021.
Evolved Management Consulting
It’s best to build your business with goals and intentions.
Todd Kane from Evolved Management Consulting shares his thoughts on MSP business planning in 2021, the importance of setting and maintaining long-term goals, measuring success on your own terms and spending time every day working toward your goals.
With the proper planning, you can easily shift to adapt to the evolving IT landscape and needs of your customers while maintaining your upward trajectory, and remembering to have fun along the way.
VP of Manged IT, Imagenet Consulting
With the global shift to remote work, security has become an even bigger topic than it already was.
Juan Fernandez, VP of Managed IT Services at ImageNet Consulting, tackles the issue of cybersecurity by getting back to basics and shares some simple steps you can take to help improve your clients’ security posture.
Remember, cybersecurity is a lot like compounding interest—the sooner you start, the better off you’ll be.
Director of Technology & Security at Iconic IT
There is no doubt about the transformational power of zero-touch deployment.
Matt Lee, Director of Technology & Security for Iconic IT tackles a variety of questions and topics related to zero-touch deployment technology, its capabilities, challenges, and how you can use it to design for scale and velocity.
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