Mike Staver, author of Leadership Isn’t for Cowards, will provide the opening keynote. He energized Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) attendees back in February with a powerful message about standing firm in what you believe while influencing others to create significant results.
Then, almost immediately after BLC, the world changed—along with what it means to run an integration firm.
Staver will reconvene with our community at Pivot to Profit Virtual to talk candidly about how to lead a company at this point in 2020. This opening keynote, “The Leadership Challenge During the Most Unpredictable Time Ever,” sets the tone for a solid lineup of 10 additional sessions about business transformation. (Check them out here.)
But it’s not only the education that’s different at this event. Our sponsors and supporters are different, too. By design, they’re not all mainstream to our industry. Several of these companies are new and unique in terms of what they provide. They’re not supporting Pivot to Profit to show off a new product. Products aren’t the focus of our events.
Instead, the sponsors at Pivot to Profit Virtual are there because they believe in the concept of the event: teaching integrators how to transform their businesses to adapt no matter what. They were hand-picked, invited, and selected by NSCA because they provide technologies and support services that enable integrators to stay relevant and shift toward the future. The well being of our channel is dependent upon solid recurring revenue streams and service-business models. Our sponsors embrace this notion and support our effort to help you on that journey.
Pivot to Profit is all about moving forward. It’s about connecting the dots from an emerging technology to a business plan that supports predictable, sustainable revenue growth. It’s about finding ways to better understand the needs of your clients as workflows, outcomes, and processes determine the relevance of the integration channel (like hardware once did).
An investment in this event is like purchasing an insurance policy against being left behind (or being relegated to a label as a second-tier sub fighting to win low-bid jobs).
These 24 special Pivot to Profit Virtual sponsoring organizations need to be recognized for their vision and leadership—and for helping us develop and deliver this content. Thank you for investing in our channel and for believing in the purpose and mission of our event: helping integrators pursue more profitable business models. –Chuck Wilson, NSCA Executive Director