Speeches and Vendor Show at Ingram Micro’s Consumer Technology Solutions’ 2015 Expo
Craig Birmingham, vice president and general manager of the newly named Consumer Technology Solutions (CTS) business unit of Ingram Micro, spoke at the annual product Expo in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week about how the company was evolving to capitalize on the trends and “decision-drivers” informing both the consumer marketplace and the buying decisions of CTS’s customer base. He also offered a few facts about the Expo itself, and broad-view perspectives on the market factors that are most profoundly impacting CTS customers’ business.
At present, CTS has about 1,700 vendor partners and offers around 180,000 SKUs – with those figures augmented as the result of several acquisitions (including mobility services company Brightpoint) since 2012.
This vendor/dealer show drew 148 resellers and almost 500 people, along with 110 vendors. “I’d say we’re the go-to event for CE for our reseller partners,” he said. “It’s a great networking opportunity.”