The inaugural Technology Advisor 101 honors individuals who represent the very best of the agent channel. The award recognizes partners who source technology solutions to customers through a commission-based broker model. Agents, many of which call themselves technology advisors, have played an indispensable role in the telecommunications space. They’ve represented some of the largest carriers and service providers in North America, who have relied on them as a key extension of their sales force
Agents have expanded their portfolios in recent years to include cloud communications, workforce optimization, data center and cybersecurity. They’ve also established strong relationships with customers, functioning as a single source for vendor selection and management. The Technology Advisor 101 is the first vendor and distributor-agnostic listing of the leaders in the agent market. Nominations came from the Channel Futures editorial team and advisory boards, as well as leading technology services distributors in the channel. Nominees stood out for their business success and innovation, their advocacy and thought leadership in the channel and their commitment to the customer experience.