February 23, 2022 — CHICAGO — AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technology, announced that CEO and co-founder Ian Kieninger is one of a select group of leaders who have been named 2022 Channel Futures Channel Influencer Award winners.
Channel Futures recognizes Ian as one of just 50 channel leaders whose influence helps guide the information and communications (ICT) indirect sales channel in 2022. These awards have recognized the people, technologies, trends, and organizations expected to shape the channel in the next year. In 2022, Channel Futures chose to solely focus on those individuals who are agents of change. They expand the list this year from 10 to 50 honorees. We at AVANT couldn’t be prouder of Ian and his accomplishments, which earned him a well-deserved spot on this list.
“Our editorial team is on top of what’s going on in the channel every day,” said Craig Galbraith, editorial director for Channel Futures. “Certain individuals stand out for the impact they have on the channel with their thoughts, actions and words. This exclusive lineup of leaders represents the entire channel. It’s a diverse group that includes key decision-makers from top vendors as well as technology solutions brokerages and traditional tech distributors. These honorees have demonstrated dedication to the channel and a willingness and ability to inform and inspire the entire community.”
Ian and his fellow Channel Influencers will be honored at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo, April 11-13, at the Venetian Resort & Expo in Las Vegas. We encourage you to join us at Channel Partners and to take part in the many AVANT-powered events happening throughout the week! Reserve your spot for these events and reach out to your Channel Manager to schedule a meeting prior to your arrival to make sure you’re getting the most out of your Channel Partners experience and learning how AVANT can support your business growth goals!
Click here to view the full list of 2022 Channel Influencers.
About Channel Futures
Channel Futures is a media and events platform serving companies in the IT channel industry with insights, industry analysis, peer engagement, business information and in-person events. Our properties include Channel Futures MSP 501, recognizing the most influential and fastest-growing providers of managed services in the technology industry, Channel Futures DEI 101, honoring and celebrating those who have often been under-represented in tech channels; Channel Partners Events, delivering unparalleled in-person events, including Channel Partners Conference & Expo, The MSP Summit, and Channel Evolution Europe; and DEI Community Group, our initiatives to educate, support, promote, and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the IT channel industry.
Channel Futures is part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Every year, we welcome 7,400+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events. Channel Futures is where the world meets the channel; We are leading Channel Partners forward. More information is available at channelfutures.com.
AVANT Communications is a channel sales enablement company and the nation’s premiere distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology, and cost-effective communications.