The Margin’s channel survey banquet 2019, in association with Axiz, Dell Technology and Microsoft, is an annual survey of SA’s leading channel players.

The South African channel operates in a highly competitive and unique market. The Margin’s channel survey will provide insight into the trends and issues affecting the channel, as well as identifying which players are excelling and which have some work to do. There are a number of trends coming together and the players who don’t adapt will be left behind. Things need to change and this research will identify where the evolutions must take place. This analytical research, based on surveying leading channel players, will provide a unique perspective on how the local channel is dealing with the major global technology trends, and how the successful companies are positioning themselves for future success.

The results of The Margin’s much-anticipated Channel Survey will be revealed at this exclusive and fun-packed Channel Banquet 2019.

Your Host for the evening:

Mamello "Mum-z" Mokoena

Comedian | Actor | MC | Voice artist | Musician | Media consultant

Best known for being the “dude from the Castle Lite adverts”, the dude from the ENO soccer advert, Kabelo in the TV series “Marc Lottering: loitering in Jozi” and the presenter of ENGENs “Drive It To Win It”, Mum-z is a multi-talented award winning comedian whose involvement with ZA News has earned him 4 SAFTA Awards and 2 International Emmy nominations. His vast experience in entertainment, media and advertising has made him the “go-to_ consultant for all things innovative and exciting.

Channel Banquet 2019 Agenda

Arrival and cocktails
Welcome by the MC – Mamello "Mum-z" Mokoena, Comedian | Actor | MC | Voice artist | Musician | Media consultant
Sponsor's address:

 Craig Brunsden, MD, Axiz

Craig is the Managing Director of Axiz (Pty) Ltd and oversees a business that houses over 50 ICT brands with a physical footprint in 8 countries including South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and Mauritius. He currently reports into the Group Chief Executive Officer of the JSE listed Alviva Holdings Group companies and holds a seat on the board of directors.

Nick Keene, Business Group Lead, Microsoft South Africa

As Business Group Lead for Modern Workplace at Microsoft South Africa, Nick is responsible for planning and execution for the Microsoft 365 group of services as well as playing a leadership role within the subsidiary including participating in Extended Leadership. The Business Group Lead is expected to have a deep understanding of the Microsoft 365 products, the go-to-market strategies, competitive landscape and the local business opportunity and climate within South Africa.

Brad Pulford, Director of channel and distribution, Dell EMC

Brad is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to transform companies. He is very at home working in business technology, where the forces of a globalised world, rapid changes in business culture and the unbelievable capabilities offered through technologies come together.

Dinner is served
Executive summary of the survey results

Aki AnastasiouAki Anastasiou, Host of Technobyte on Radio 702 and Tech Busters on CNBC Africa

Interactive panel discusses the survey of SA's top channel players into what the trends and issues are

Moderator: Aki AnastasiouAki Anastasiou
Panellists: Linda Meyer, Channel Lead, Dell
Traci Maynard, Microsoft Executive, Axiz
Megan Nicholas, Managing Executive of Sales & Distribution, Telkom
Elaine Wang, Cloud and Software Solutions Director , Rectron
Nicole Orr, National Marketing Executive, Mustek
Shirlinia Jacobs, General Manager : Channel Sales, Tarsus Distribution

Entertainment by DJ Luis

DJ Luis will be setting the mood for you at this years’ Channel banquet. He is renowned DJ who has performed in countries like, Thailand, Mauritius, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, and Kenya. He is known for reading the audience and appealing to various audiences, like none other. DJ Luis has a long list of repeat corporate clients like Investec; FNB, Microsoft, GSK, Liberty Life, Shell and many more. Once all the evenings’ formalities are done, he will be lighting up the dance floor for all to enjoy.


12 Aug 2019 - by Staff Writer ITWeb, The Margin 2019 channel survey is now live
ITWeb, The Margin 2019 channel survey is now live

One lucky respondent will walk away with a Dell Inspiron laptop.

2018 Channel Survey results

Contrary to what some industry commentators would have the ICT industry believe, the channel is starting to shift its focus to the cloud and trying to get to grips with the new business and pricing models.

This is one of the key findings from The Margin's 2018 Channel Survey.

Click here for the full survey results.

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