From February 26-28, 2017, SkySwitch resellers from across the United States and Canada gathered for the second annual Vectors Conference, the annual user group meeting for SkySwitch resellers. For three days in the sunshine of St. Petersburg, Florida, SkySwitch resellers were delivered a steady stream of social activities, training sessions, and product information.
The event started with an early AM deep-sea fishing trip aboard the Florida Fisherman 2. The seas were not kind that day! Choppy winds and rough seas limited the catch for the day, but it did not diminish the camaraderie on board and the excitement for those that did manage to reel one in.
Doug Autin from Telecom Concepts showing us how to hold your fish
Blake McKeeby of SkySwitch reels one in
Bill McClain from Networking Solutions doing his best impersonation of his catch
Jeff Hawkins of Telephath shows off his catch
After some recovery time from our deep-sea adventure, we reconvened for the Vectors Reception Party and Fish Fry. The plan was to dine on the catch from the morning trip, but we’re pretty sure that the menu had to be supplemented by the hotel kitchen, as no one seemed to remember hauling in any meatballs, chicken wings or mushroom caps while out at sea. The reception was topped off with a great keynote from our guest speaker, Anand Buch, the visionary co-founder and CEO of NetSapiens,
Anand Buch, the visionary co-founder and CEO of NetSapiens delivers the Sunday Night Keynote.
Day two was absolutely packed with presentations from both the SkySwitch team and our event sponsors, C3 Cloud Computing Concepts, 888VoIP, Compliance Solutions, Inc., Obihai Technology, Inc., Metro Wireless International, Inc., SimpleWan, Rev.io, Glance, Ritalia Funding and NetSapiens. Topics from Basics of Hosted PBX and Hosted Call Center, to the details of managing DIDs and device provisioning, right through to deep-dive engineering issues were all covered.
Day two concluded with a dinner cruise around Clearwater Harbor aboard the StarLite Majesty. Unlike the fishing trip, this one was smooth cruising all the way. Great conversation, great food, and great fun for the entire time, including an absolutely riotous Hawaiian Shirt Contest. Dave Mehta of Pangea Web Hosting took home the prize for his coordinated shirt and jacket look.
Dave Mehta of Pangea Web Hosting took home the prize!
The training and presentations continued on day three, but an added attraction. A key note speech by Ron Marks, author of the bestselling book entitled “Managing for Sales Results” which helps sales managers get the most from their sales teams. Through a combination of hard facts and personal anecdotes, Ron laid out a path that SkySwitch resellers could follow towards establishing better sales, high returns, and more success in life. Everyone at the event was given a free copy of his bestselling book.
Ron Marks delivers sound sales advice.
Our resellers summed up their Vectors 2017 experience:
Vectors really gave me the opportunity meet with my peers and share ideas and talk with them. I really have gotten a lot of benefits from being here. The SkySwitch team is great. SkySwitch has provided just about everything that I could ask for.
– Doug Haldane – Unicom Solution
Vectors feels more like a family reunion than a conference.
The other white label partners we used seemed to care more about their success than ours. The thing I love about SkySwitch is they seem very interested in my success. They recognize that my success is their success. That is something I really appreciate.
– Jeff Hawkins-Telepath
SkySwitch continues the growth trajectory it has been on since its inception in January 2014. Since Vectors 2106, the number of resellers in the SkySwitch ecosystem has more than doubled. Planning for Vectors 2018 has already begun as SkySwitch looks forward to another year of outstanding growth.