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Last year, we began planning our 2020 Partner Platform National Learning Event. While we expected it to be different from our 2019 event, we never anticipated the COVID-19 global pandemic challenges. Yet, our innovative and adept team and SIS partners readily came together to form our first Virtual National Learning Event.
On October 15th and 16th, we welcomed over 750 registered guests for two days of learning. Guest speakers and our dedicated staff lent their expertise, and well over 3,000 views poured in as attendees participated in an average of five sessions each.
Read more about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic here
Two Days of Connections, Growth, and Insight
Over the two days of the event, the Partner Platform community encountered great insights from all who came, delving into engaging questions and continuing to sharpen the Partner Platform tools and experience.
As CEO Alex Deak kicked off the event by covering SIS Partner Platform’s 2020 milestones, he also delved into what’s to come in 2021. Then, he turned things over to keynote Dr. Debra Jasper, Founder and CEO of MindSet Digital, who spoke on one of the event’s central themes: remote work and the power of digital connections.
After a Partner Platform 2020.4 overview from Director of Product Management Bryce Lee, the event turned to simultaneous presentations on one of three learning paths: agency growth and retention, valuation, and Partner Platform best practices.
Guest speakers included:
- CPA Chris Ryan, Partner at Donovan, Sullivan & Ryan, speaking on agency valuation and perpetuation
- Mary Belka, CEO of Eisenhart Consulting and Cheryl Koch, CEO of Agency Management Resource Group, delving into the ultimate producer best practices
- Brad Ruben, CEO of Archway Computer, looking at IT security best practices
Bryce Lee joined SIS President Michael Doran to wrap up the event, sharing about “The Future of Partner” with updates on coming improvements and enhancements in 2021 and beyond.
Get a quick recap of our 2019 User Community National Conference here
Hearing from the Partner Platform Community
Immediately following the event, our team was flooded with feedback – a hallmark of the Partner Platform community. Some of the responses included:
I really enjoyed the webinars. I felt like I learned something in each one I attended. As always, I am very impressed with Partner and your team.
Amazing seminar these past two days! Thank you for all of the great information and updates. It was nice putting faces to names. It was also nice because we felt heard. A lot of things we had inquired about and proposed were being addressed. So, thank you and the Partner team for that.
Just wanted to thank Partner for the past two days of webinars. I learned so much. It’s nice to know your company is always moving forward with technology. So user-friendly, so glad we become customers!
Thank you!! We started using SIS at least eight years ago at my agency and have always appreciated your customer service and willingness to listen to our needs as an agency. You have come so far since the early days, and love all the innovation and improvements.
Take a look back on a decade of service in our 2019 10th Anniversary Video
Thank you to all who attended, provided feedback, and contributed to our commitment to always innovate and grow.
If you have additional thoughts or feedback, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if you missed sessions or want to revisit any of the workshops, all Partner Platform users can access the recorded sessions on PartnerNet here.
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!