Intel this week hosts hundreds of Asia Pacific channel partners at its annual Intel Solutions Summit, held this year in Bali, Indonesia. The Summit, held over three days, will provide Intel’s partner community with the tools to deliver solutions to businesses and consumers across the region. The Intel Technology Partner program saw a massive increase across Asia Pacific during the past year, with 7,000 new organizations added.
At the Summit keynote, Kamil Hasan, director of Intel’s Reseller Channel Organization in Asia Pacific, will outline Intel’s focus areas for 2012 and beyond: “Partners across Asia Pacific are seeing new possibilities in the compute continuum, and opportunities to deliver parts of a smarter, more secure, and always-connected computing experience that spans a range of device segments – including laptops, digital signage, all-in-one devices, and servers – even the data centers to which they connect,” said Mr. Hasan. “In the last year alone, 7,000 more partners joined Intel’s Technology Provider program to learn how they can grow their businesses in the evolving world of technology.”
The Intel Technology Partner program is designed to help train, support and position channel partners for sustained growth, by both supporting their current business models and helping them identify and capture new opportunities in the market. At the event, Intel will create value among its ecosystem by facilitating new relationships and managing access between mutually beneficial organizations.
Khawer Mehmood, Managing Director, Optimum Technology Pakistan, who is attending the summit said “In 2010, a combination of increasing competition and decreasing profit signified a need for our business to change focus on selling computers and look for other business growth solutions. Intel helped us identify the vast potential in the digital signage segment in Pakistan and opened doors for us to access major partners in the market overseas”.
Innovation is a key area of discussion at the Summit this year as many partners look to expand their business into new market segments. Intel is providing building block ingredients for desktop, mobile and server CPUs, motherboards and systems so that channel partners can deliver new products and solutions to market. Partners participating in the Intel Technology Provider program are already experiencing success across embedded, all-in-one, Ultrabook and software channels.
“The demand of the compute market continues to grow and evolve, and we will strengthen our position across all channel segments and focus on working collaboratively with partners to grow and evolve the channel” says Naveed Siraj, Country Manager. “Intel Pakistan looks forward to working with our local partner network to bring new innovations to market in [Country].”