The 14th edition of the AB Integration Academy – the annual meeting of the largest companies in the enterprise sector – gathered nearly 200 representatives of integrators and producers from all over Poland. The event was organised by AB S.A. – the largest IT distributor in Poland.
This year's event, the theme of which was “zABezpieczymy Twój biznes” (“we will secure your business"), was filled with interesting lectures, engaging workshops with the use of demo equipment and an expert zone. This year, for the first time in the event’s history, the Academy had a new formula – participants could choose between two parallel thematic blocks of lectures, concerning business and technical issues.
For years, the Integration Academy has been gathering leading companies from the enterprise sector in Poland. During the event, producers presented their latest solutions and products as well as plans for the future. Participants could listen to lectures and presentations of suppliers such as APC by Schneider Electric, Dell EMC, Dicota, HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Sophos, Synology and TP Link. In addition, experts of the AB Competence Centre, a training centre offering courses in concerning the latest IT technologies and competencies offered their extensive knowledge and experience to the integrators in the enterprise market in the “Ask the Experts” zone.
“This year’s Integration Academy once again confirmed that it is a perfect place not only for business talks, but also for gaining a deeper understanding of the latest technologies in the area of IT security. It is an obligatory point on the map of events covering enterprise issues. A very high attendance and engagement of the event participants proves that such initiatives are both needed and expected. We devote our resources to organise the Academy, because we know that as a value-added distributor (VAD) we should offer our partners something more than just a comprehensive offer and access to the required knowledge. Thanks to the joint work of a team of experts, engineers and product managers, we increase our market share in this market segment every year. I am convinced that both the event itself and our daily relations with partners will continue to yield tangible results,”- says Zbigniew Mądry, Member of the Management Board and COO of AB S.A.
The official part was concluded with an inspiring lecture by one of the best companies dealing with IT security in Poland – niebezpiecznik.pl. The lecture was given by Jakub Mrugalski, Security Awareness training expert dedicated to non-technical office workers, who use computers and the Internet in their line of work, and a coach conducting technical training courses concerning attacking and securing web applications. The intensive day culminated with an informal conclusion – the performance of Mariusz Kałamaga, one of the most famous representatives of the Polish cabaret scene, who entertained the guests and made them cry of laughter.