iValue iRishtey Conclave Brings Together 100 Partners, OEMs


iValue InfoSolutions hosted ‘iRishtey2.0′ in Phuket, Thailand between 12th to 14th September 2019 with CXOs across leading Global, National and Regional SIs present there. The 2-day residential conclave empowered partners with profitable growth areas through collaborative go-to-market strategies between iValue’s OEMs, GTM teams and focused Partner network covering India, SAARC, Middle East and Africa geographies.

The conclave covered a wide gamut of topics from the world of Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation focusing around Next-Gen Security, Security Analytics, Hybrid Cloud Management, Availability and Performance Management of Critical Apps, Consolidation and Automation along with relevant Design, Deployment and Integration Services.

Sunil Pillai, Managing Director and Co-Founder, iValue InfoSolutions said “We are satisfied with the tremendous quality of delegates attending this year’s edition of iRishtey. The exhilarating two days of quality business and technology discussions on compelling mainstream and emerging technologies conveyed by subject matter experts was of great insight. I hope the top partners have gone back with great insights for profitable growth opportunities in a tough environment. Considering the pace and relevance of digital revolution, iRishtey was a source of ideas to thrive in this transformational era.”

KrishnaRaj Sharma, Director and CEO, iValue InfoSolutions said “It’s a delight and honor to provide a compelling platform for our “Partner in Progress” thru iRishtey which helps in understanding the evolving business and technological trends relevant to India, Compelling use cases across key verticals for replication in their key accounts and opportunity to meet, share and learn from others in a great location and setting. We are keen to work with each one of them to maximize profitable business opportunity through our compelling and compelling OEM offerings with associated service expertise.”

Deepak Sar, Distribution and Alliance Director, Hitachi Vantara said, “iRishtey, an excellent platform created by iValue to draw on the power of collective learning through sharing. This year the platform gave an immense opportunity to GTM partners and technology partners to get together and share from each other’s experience. The disruption of business due to digital transformation and how the businesses are adapting to the change was a great conversation between the technology partners and the GTM partners. We had good conversations with passionate entrepreneurs around the data ops and how data can be the game-changer in the digital transformation landscape.”

iRishtey is one of the most awaited partner conclave amongst channel community, the previous editions were held at Colombo and Bali. This time around the symposium was held at the picturesque Le Méridien Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand and was live-streamed across selected locations. iRishtey has customarily been that single platform that empowers channel partners with technological advancements, arrive at collaborative go-to-market strategies and discover innovative growth opportunities along with iValue and its OEMs.

Talking about the event channel partner Vishal Bindra, CEO, ACPL said “ACPL has worked closely with iValue for a decade. Our close association has been based on mutual trust and respect. iRishtey event is a must-attend for me as it helps take our existing relationships ahead and interact with future-poised Cybersecurity brands. That is the domain of specialization for ACPL”

Deepak Galaiya G, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Computech Limited said “We thank the iValue team for organizing iRishtey 2.0 event. This platform helps us to interact and learn from other partners. iRishtey served as a great event for understanding and acquiring knowledge on the emerging cyber-attacks across various regions. We are keen on multiple opportunities with Cybersecurity leaders like FireEye, Tenable, etc.”

Diwakar Dayal, Managing Director, Tenable, India said “While Cybersecurity is getting the required board-level attention, strategic questions are being raised around what is the risk exposure score of the company, where are the exposures, are they improving over time and most importantly, how does the organizations compare to its peers when it comes to your cybersecurity risks? Filled with some interesting discussions, it was a successful event with an attendance of over 100 delegates. iRishtey was packed with partner presentations, panel discussions, industry insights, and experiences to help businesses grow and win market share. Good show team iValue.”

Jyoti Prakash, Country Director, Micro Focus said “iRishtey 2019 has been a great show. It’s a great platform to connect with value partners and refresh the best value that technology partners can bring to the table for customers. This year, iRishtey brought forward the need to align with ongoing digital transformation across industry and encouraged a discussion on consolidating solutions around Secure DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security Risk & Governance and predictive analytics. It came out clearly that partners need to move beyond point product transactions & look forward to customer’s business value alignment. Congratulations to iValue team for putting up a great show.”

Aditya Rao, Regional Partner Manager – South India and SAARC, Arcserve said “iRishtey undoubtedly is a very unique partner conclave bringing the right set of System Integrators, Resellers and Vendors together, to create, build and nurture relationships. This has resulted in a very healthy ecosystem of partners and vendors who would thrive just by winning relationships. Cheers to iValue for putting up this fabulous event and hosting us at iRishtey.”

IT investments continues to be driven by digital business transformation initiatives from both private and public organizations, India’s IT spending alone is projected to become an $89 billion opportunity in 2019, as per Gartner. While organizations are discovering ways to infer and steer digital transformation over forthcoming years, the IT channel has an incredible opportunity to lead and profit from the digital future. iRishtey is perfectly placed to serve stakeholders associated with the industry to exchange insights, string partnership and aid the growth of the IT industry.

Altaf Halde, Global Business Head, Network Intelligence said, “As a valued partner of iValue, it was a great opportunity to be part of iRishtey 2.0 event in Thailand. Meeting the top cyber security partners of the region under one roof and hearing from the OEM market leaders including CyberArk, Micro Focus, FireEye and other vendors on their offerings, market dynamics & their upcoming region strategies was insightful. Participating in iValue events always helps to gauge the market sentiments & learn about new upcoming technologies. Looking forward to the next iRishtey event.”

Nityanand Shetty, Founder & CEO, Essen Vision Software Pvt Ltd said “Our journey with iValue started right from its inception. So it always meant much more than mere business formalities. The whole management team is like family and doing business has always been a pleasure and fun experience. We do have our friendly banter at times but the relationship stands so strong that there has never been a show stopper.”

iRishtey bought together all channel partners who have been instrumental in iValue’s journey in the last decade, to accelerate towards a collective ambition of fostering profitable and sustainable growth. It was a great platform where the channel partners and OEMs led by iValue came together to renew and strengthen relationships, discuss and deliberate on growth areas and how to thrive in the Digital world.

Attendees were able to connect, share ideas, build relationships, and learn best practices across compelling mainstream and emerging technologies conveyed by subject matter experts. The networking sessions provided partners with great insights for profitable growth opportunities in this tough environment. Considering the pace and relevance of digital revolution, iRishtey has collectively empowered all to thrive in this transformational era.

Ajay Dubey, Country Head – NetSec and Channels, Forcepoint said “iRishtey is a vibrant platform that enables networking with the who’s who of Indian Cyber Security industry. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our brand positioning and discuss the business proposition.”

Shrikant Shitole, Senior Director and Country Head for India, FireEye said “Dear iValue team, it was indeed a pleasure to be part of the iRishtey event in Phuket. It is interesting and rewarding to meet up with many business partners. FireEye will definitely be benefitted going forward. We exchanged many ideas and different views during the event. I am sure as FireEye, we will benefit from working with many new and existing partners in the market. Thanks for inviting us and would love to be part of iRishtey in future as well.”

Ajit Ramnath, Partner Manager, India & SAARC, CyberArk said “iRishtey was a great platform for us to meet and network with relevant stakeholders from the partner community addressing the market we are in. We are confident of rapidly expanding our partner ecosystem with the right set of partners, with the help of this very well managed and organized event.”

Sanjay Kumar Rai, IT Director, MFI Document Solutions LTD said “Africa faces a high number of cybercrime and bank fraud attacks. There is a need for strong security mechanisms and enhanced security solutions to be implemented to protect clients’ valuable information. iRishtey enabled the cybersecurity experts and partners to gather under one roof. It has not only provided a platform to confer key insights of cyber threats, but also helped us in understanding the flagship solutions of vendors and how they resolve the cyber issues.”

Mansukh Bhesania, Managing Director, Aster Networks Pvt. Ltd. said “iRishtey helped us in finding newer paths in cybersecurity space. The event was mesmerized with global security vendors and partners across the globe. It served as a significant platform in providing awareness on emerging cyber threats and newer technologies to safeguard the organizations’ business-critical information. Overall, the event was a great hit with vendor and partner networking.”

The conclave witnessed the sharing of thought leadership and evolving trends by Consultants, Solution in demand with use-cases across leading verticals by leading OEM’s with knowledge sharing by leading SI’s in the fast-evolving and disruptive business model needs.

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