2016 System ArchiTECHS Invitational

Thank you for your interest in the System ArchiTECHS Invitational in Las Vegas!

The event registration is now closed.  Please contact your Ingram Micro representative at 1(800) 456-8000 or email us with questions.

The System ArchiTECHS Invitational bring together thought leaders, manufacturer sponsors and over 100 Ingram Micro partners who include OEM, VARs, System Builders, and Integrators that are interested in supplier managed inventory programs and open compute solutions. Join our two-day event filled with market updates, collaboration, idea-sharing and a chance to win cash prizes.

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Come meet Arabian Prince!

During Intel’s Shark Tank, General Session.

Partners Attending

Manufacturers Attending

Average Leads Generated from Event

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Congratulations to our winners!

Thank you to all of our submissions during the System ArchiTECHS Invitational.  If you have questions about the ShARCH-i-Tank contest or are looking for additional information on Intel, contact Jolene Harlan.

Meet our keynotes

Kirk Robinson

Senior VP, Commercial Markets and Global Accounts, Ingram Micro U.S.

Kirk Robinson serves as senior vice president of Ingram Micro’s Commercial Markets Division and Global Accounts. He is responsible for the success of the distributor’s small-to-midsize business (SMB), public sector and strategic VAR business units; several top-performing systems product categories and vendor relationships; and strategic global accounts. A recognized Channel Chief, he oversees several business leaders and reports directly to Paul Bay, executive vice president and chief executive, Ingram Micro U.S. and Miami Export.

Ryan Grant

Director, Components & Document Imaging, Ingram Micro U.S.

A high performing executive with over 15 years of experience and a proven track record of identifying markets, building business strategies & marketing plans, launching products, and implementing various sales strategies. Experience includes leading large teams skilled at product merchandising, pricing strategies, lead generation, customer recruitment, and sales execution. Business expertise in both the IT & consumer/retail space.

Tom Kagele

Senior Manager, Components Sales, Ingram Micro U.S.

A sales leader for Ingram Micro U.S. with over 15 years of industry experience.  He is responsible for driving partnerships and solutions between our manufacturers, Ingram Micro, and our partners.  Tom has a proven track record of driving collaboration and success between various groups including small-to-midsize business (SMB), value-add resellers (VAR), government, education, and system builders and integrators.  As the senior manager of components, Tom has been recognized as a top leader within Ingram Micro.


Matt Eastwood

SVP, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter, IDC

Matt currently leads a team of analysts responsible for identifying and analyzing people, process and technology trends affecting enterprise infrastructure and data centers worldwide. Mr. Eastwood speaks frequently at IDC, industry, and user events around the world and is frequently quoted in leading business and technology publications.

Todd Garrigues

Director, Reseller Channel Programs, Intel

Todd Garrigues is the Director of Reseller Channel Programs at Intel, managing the Intel® Technology Provider program and the channel business for North America.  Todd was recently named in “CRN’s Channel Chiefs 2016” list, and is a long time Channel champion – having spent the bulk of his 20 years at Intel focused on the channel.

Michael Impink

Sr Marketing Manager, WW OEM Partner and Channel Marketing, Windows Commercial

Michael Impink leads thru partner commercial marketing for the Microsoft OEM division focused on Windows product. He leads the WW Windows Commercial business strategy and plan for OEM, focused on maximizing commercial revenue in the OEM channel.

Jerry Kagele

Sr. Vice President, Worldwide Sales at WD Corp.

Named senior vice president of worldwide sales for HGST in July 2012, Jerry Kagele drives revenue and market share performance for all Western Digital Corporation products.  Kagele drives revenue and market share performance for all WDC products, including hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) as well as HGST and G-Technology-branded external drives.

AMD_FirePro_logo_2014.svgJoin AMD for Lunch during the Tech Fair

When:  June 21, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 2:20pm

Make sure you stop by their gaming center and experience the new Oculus Virtual Reality, Radeon solution!


An After Party Experience

“Come together, right now…” The Beatles

Thank you to our sponsor, Western Digital!

Join us for a night at Vanity Nightclub on June 21 at 7:00pm to network, dance, and relax.  Located at the Hard Rock Hotel, the venue is fit for our guest DJ who will be playing tunes to get you onto the dance floor.  Have a cocktail, meet with Kirk Robinson, Ryan Grant, and our sponsoring vendors as we conclude a successful System ArchiTECHS event!

Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

Join us at the original rock & roll hotel – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from June 20-21.  Just steps away from the infamous Las Vegas strip, the Hard Rock Hotel will serve as our back drop for the System ArchiTECHS Invitational.  Our Welcome Reception will kick off in Muse Hall with presentations from Ryan Grant and Tom Kagele.  On Tuesday, June 21, join us in the Festival Hall to kick off our event targeted at innovative products and solutions that can drive your business into the future.

Conclude the event at the Rock & Roll club Vanity with our sponsoring manufacturers, peers, and Ingram Micro leadership. It’s just steps away from the Paradise Tower, with adjacent outdoor space overlooking the world famous Paradise Beach North. So when it’s break time, attendees can soak in the scene from the adjacent patio.

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System ArchiTECHS Community

System ArchiTECHS offers our partners and manufacturers access to approximately 700 small to midsize system builders and integrators who sell a wide range of branded and white-label technology solutions and services. We specialize in providing a deep dive into a variety of verticals that include education, retail, healthcare and public administration while aiding on selling complementary solutions throughout networking, data center, cloud, digital signage, physical security and managed services. The System ArchiTECHS community is focused on fostering knowledge of business leadership and management while sharing ideas and encouraging greater education on the latest technology plays and solutions. Partner within System ArchiTECHS to nurture a greater loyalty and deeper engagement with a high-performance partner segment.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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