News | August 20, 2015

Business Solutions Announces Keynote Speakers For Smart VAR Summit In Philadelphia

Larry Walsh Smart VAR

Larry Walsh, CEO and Chief Analyst, and Diana Mirakaj, President and COO, at research group The 2112 Group, will deliver a keynote address at the Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence – IoT, Cloud, & Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions. The event will be held October 14 at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Walsh and Mirakaj will speak about “The Channel Theory of Everything” to show solutions providers how to successfully carve out their piece of the next technology era and master next-generation outcome-based solutions and services. 

The keynote will showcase new research and go-to-market strategies to explain how the Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, and mobility are radically reshaping the channel. Registration for the keynote address and all education sessions is free to the first 100 solutions providers to sign up. For more information and to register, visit:

The 2112 GroupBusiness Solutions is thrilled to continue our partnership with The 2112 Group at the Smart VAR Summit,” said Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions. “Larry has spoken at a past Business Solutions event, and I know he shares our passion for the channel. One of the many things I like about Larry and Diana is that they challenge solutions providers to transform their business, then they provide specific next steps that can help move your organization forward.”

Walsh is one of the most recognizable figures in the IT channel and is considered one of the more forward-thinking leaders in the industry. As the founder of The 2112 Group – a business strategy firm focused on improving the performance of technology companies – he works with clients ranging from Fortune 100 service providers to innovative start-ups on growth strategies, enablement, and channel program development to drive repeatable revenue.

An award-winning journalist, Walsh is also founder of, a blog about the business models and best practices of indirect technology channels. An expert in a broad array of topics — cloud computing, security, analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more — Larry is frequently sought after to provide his perspective on how emerging technologies should be leveraged as next-generation business drivers.

Mirakaj is a finance, operations, marketing and business management professional with a history in financial services, business consulting and research. As 2112’s president and chief operating officer, she’s responsible for the oversight of operations, finance and business development.

Prior to joining 2112, Mirakaj was responsible for global marketing and corporate development at BTM Corporation, a management solutions provider whose products and services focus on innovation, growth and value-creation across the Fortune 500, midmarket and public sector. In that position, she focused on corporate messaging, branding, and design of an integrated corporate development strategy through their various partnerships and alliances.

This Philadelphia Smart VAR Summit offers education and networking opportunities to help channel executives unlock new revenue streams based on the convergence of IoT, Cloud and Mobility. Attendees will:

  • Learn more on how to capitalize on the disruptive trends.
  • Gain actionable insights from a panel of end-user executives.
  • Connect with other channel executives interested in defining new customer value.
  • Enjoy a live demo of Zebra’s Sport Solution on the field (weather permitting) or a tour of Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Registration is free to the first 100 solutions providers to sign up. For more information and to register, visit: Questions about the conference can be directed to Business Solutions event manager

The Smart VAR Summit: The Age Of Intelligence: IoT, Cloud, & Mobility Convergence, is powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions. For more information, visit

Please note: You must be a currently active VAR, MSP, or ISV to qualify for a complimentary registration.

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