Our team enjoyed TAG in Orlando and we’ve got some highlights to share with you!
The 19th annual TAG Convention was hosted by Technology Assurance Group (TAG) in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza on April 7-10, 2019. Here’s our recap of the event:
TAG members came from all across the United States to meet in Orlando for the annual convention. TAG is organization of over 100 leading MSP’s and other technology companies. Members benefit from best business and management practices, advanced sales training programs and processes, in-depth financial analysis and industry benchmarking, professionally led peer group interaction, marketing and lead generation programs, and strategic partnerships with technology manufacturers. TAG members provide assistance to each other and refer clients to other members when they can not service them, allowing members to grow together through combined efforts. TAG gets hundreds of applications each year from all kinds of technology companies hoping to join the organization, and this year ImagIT was one of the new companies introduced into the network. As part of the approval process, we provided references, quoted potential projects, and joined several calls with TAG executives. ImagIT's Tyler O’Brien ran point for the process and within two months of application we had been approved and been asked to exhibit at the upcoming convention.
Notes from the Conference Floor
We have been extremely pleased with our reception by TAG and at the event! While at the conference we were able to meet many TAG members who have been a part of the network for 10+ years as well as other newer members such as our self. One team we were happy to meet was I-Nett. We had worked a few projects with I-Nett prior to this event and it was great to connect with the team in person and discuss future projects. We were also happy to meet Dale Stein, one of the founders of TAG and the primary person we worked with during our approval process. Dale spoke to a lot of members about ImagIT and our services, and he referred several people to our booth so we were able to have some great conversations. Some of the projects we discussed were phone system migrations, office 365 migrations, multi-site network upgrades and much more.
ImagIT met with over 50 potential customers that are in the TAG network during this conference. Some of the companies we interacted with are BTS Technologies, ATS, ICX Managed Services, and many others. We raffled a $100 amazon gift card and Maggie Tristan, CFO of ATS, was the winner! Overall we were extremely happy with this event and it was great to meet so many people who were really interested in speaking with us.
We had a lot of fun at the TAG event and really appreciate the effort that was put into planning great networking events. On the last day TAG rented out a room at Andretti Indoor Karting and games. We spent a lot of time racing go-karts as well as bowling and playing air hockey with some of the TAG members. The first game we bowled, Evan of SherWeb won on the last frame with a Strike & Spare. Very impressive! We also bowled a game with Danny Brown and Evan Hamilton from SherWeb, Robin Brandl from Cloud Jumper, and Lane Smith from TAG who won that final game. Outside of that event we also met with a lot of the TAG members after event hours and were able to have great discussions with everyone. A big takeaway from this conference is how much the TAG members work together and help each other. We are very excited to be apart of the network for years to come!
TAG’s annual conference is in Palm Springs, CA next April and we are already looking forward to seeing everyone again and continuing to grow our relationships. If you missed us but would like to start a conversation lets schedule a time to chat, we're always working to line up synergistic meetings during our travels!
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