ChannelPro-SMB, the premier source of business and technology insights for I.T. channel partners serving the small and midsize business market, has announced its second annual list of 20/20 Visionaries for 2016.
The ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries are comprised of 20 influential, go-to authorities in managed services, cloud computing, and partner support and education from the vendor, analyst, and consulting communities, as well as 20 of the most far-sighted resellers, MSPs, and community leaders from the SMB partner community. These are the IT professionals who not only serve their SMB clients with top solutions and services, but move the industry forward with innovative ideas, a commitment to continual improvement, and a willingness to share what they know to help others succeed in the market.
Jay McBain represents ChannelEyes who continue to drive thought leadership in the global channel community by introducing forward-looking software to help vendors communicate, engage and drive more revenue with their valued partners. After success with Social and Mobile products, ChannelEyes recently introduced OPTYX – a Predictive Analytics platform that assists Channel Account Managers with the complicated task of managing a territory, prioritizing activities, and improving interactions with alliances and partners.
“We are proud to reveal this year’s class of smart, insightful thinkers,” said Cecilia Galvin, executive editor, ChannelPro-SMB. “Many of the honorees, such as McBain, who made the grade in 2016 did so last year as well, but there are some new faces too. What they all have in common is a deep understanding of the channel and how to thrive in it.”
OPTYX is a predictive alerting, scoring and prioritization solution that helps channel organizations increase indirect sales by optimizing partner interactions based on data science. Designed as a workflow tool that runs seamlessly with Salesforce and other CRM systems, it automatically and intelligently processes internal and external data signals to help channel sales account managers work smarter, close more deals faster and continuously grow revenue.
To develop the 20/20 Visionaries for 2016, the editors of ChannelPro-SMB turned an eye to the channel players and channel pros they have spoken with, listened to, and sat with face to face over the past year to compile a broad list of possible honorees. After much debate, the list of this year’s visionaries emerged. Each year this process will be reprised, with honorees selected from many worthy channel candidates.
A complete list of the ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries for 2016 appears in the May print edition of ChannelPro-SMB as well as on the ChannelPro Network website.
About ChannelEyes Corporation
Founded in 2011, ChannelEyes is a global software company that is reinventing how vendors drive partner sales and indirect channel and alliances growth. The SaaS platform includes ChannelCandy, the world’s largest mobile-first product for partners, as well as OPTYX, the first indirect sales workflow product to help sellers with predictive analytics and leverage big data science to drive more sales. ChannelEyes has received numerous accolades for its technology including being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner and one of the fastest growing companies in New York’s Capital Region by the Business Review. Learn more here and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About the ChannelPro Network:
The ChannelPro SMB 20/20 Visionaries is part of the ChannelPro Network. Our network includes websites, events, awards programs, research, and the monthly magazine ChannelPro-SMB. The ChannelPro Network provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses. The network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a channel partner’s business success. No other media company focuses on the small and midsize marketplace like The ChannelPro Network.