Introducing Cloud Insiders

Ashley J. Martinez UX Designer - Cloud Lead

Tech Data's New Community, Cloud Insiders, Helps Channel Professionals Solve for the Complex in the Cloud

Tech Data has introduced Cloud Insiders, an inclusive partner community designed to empower IT channel professionals, of all levels of experience and functions, through a program that centers around learning, collaboration, and driving innovation and transformation in the Cloud and beyond.

Prompted by countless industries' rapid transition to the Cloud in the previous year, Cloud Insiders demonstrates Tech Data leaning into its strengths as an IT orchestrator. The community aims to arm its diverse community of IT businesses and professionals with the skills and relationships necessary to thrive in the current technology landscape.

Cloud Insiders demonstrates value across four key areas:

  • Education & Learning – Prepare to close the IT skills gap. Cloud Insiders is providing accelerated pathways to vendor-sponsored training & certification. Cloud Insiders also presents routes for businesses to augment their capabilities through Tech Data's value-added service offerings, ranging from practice building for IT Solution Providers to channel development and onboarding services for companies looking to enter a supplier relationship with Tech Data.

  • Peer-to-Peer Networking – Get ready to connect, share and uncover new partnerships through Cloud Insiders Events. The robust program weaves together roundtables, advisory councils, webinars, and interactive breakouts at its hallmark event, Cloud Insiders LIVE, to provide a forum for debate, discussion, and meaningful channel relationships to evolve. 

  • Connect with Subject Matter Experts – Engage with Tech Data's seasoned channel professionals, most trusted advisors, and industry partners. These IT leaders lead the community's training and events programs and are listed within the Tech Data Coaches Network to initiate one-to-one connections when you need it most.

  • Transformation Toolsets and Resources - Stay ahead of the curve and tap into Tech Data's rich repository of Cloud services, resources and content to augment industry knowledge and acceleration. The most recent industry-recognized programs include Tech Data's Cloud Solution Factory, Cloud Practice Builder, and ExitCertified IT & Training Services.

The community intends to gather 1000+ community members to its signature event, Cloud Insiders LIVE.

Cloud Insiders LIVE

Learning, collaborating, and connection-making take center-stage at  Cloud Insiders LIVE, making its inaugural debut June 14-June 18, 2021.  Registration is now open.

Here's what to expect during this interactive virtual event:

  • Vendor Sponsored IT Training & Certification – Sponsored by best-in-class vendors such as Microsoft, AWS and Google Cloud, the event includes tracks and pathways to industry-coveted training and certification options suited to a variety of IT roles (e.g., sales, technical, business & marketing) at no cost to the partner. Training is delivered through Tech Data's ExitCertified, an authorized training provider of more than 9,500 courses from 25+ leading technology brands. Spots are limited, and pre-registration is encouraged to receive notification of when training spots become available.

  • Expert-Led & Curated Sessions– Learn from Tech Data leaders and industry experts about the latest and emerging Cloud and technology topics and trends. The agenda provides recommended tracks by area of interest and encourages attendees to "build your own agenda". Featured topics include Demand Generation, Solution Selling, Solution Aggregations, Services Augmentation, Channel Readiness & Development, Talent & Diversity Development, and more. 

  • Peer Meet-Ups – Expand your connections with professionals across the channel. Through a variety of interactive sessions, community-led roundtables, and one-to-one "virtual coffee sessions," attendees will find ample opportunities to grow their network with channel peers and industry experts who share similar interests

  • Solution Zones – This series of tactical and interactive sessions shines a light on Tech Data and industry partners' recent innovations. Attendees can expect to walk away from the Solution Zones with easy-to-apply tools, resources, and strategies to implement in their organization. Topics include guided demonstrations through Tech Data's Cloud Management Platform, Digital Cloud Practice Builder, Demand Generation Supports, Partner ISV Solutions & Apps, as-a-service resources, and beyond.

Interested in learning more? Taking a look at our Event Guide.

Become a Cloud Insider

Individuals are encouraged to subscribe to notifications at to enroll as a Cloud Insider.

Subscribers will receive "first to know" bulletins on industry news, pre-event registration perks, and exclusive access to select tools and resources.

Any member of the Tech Data ecosystem (current or prospective) is encouraged to participate.  We warmly invite you to stay connected and connect as a Cloud Insider with Tech Data!