By Jim Roddy, Vice President of Marketing, RSPA
For those in the retail IT channel starved for industry-focused education – and serendipitous interactions with other executives in our space – the RSPA Academy Education Symposium was manna from heaven. Okay, it was actually more like manna via Wi-Fi, but pretty much everything good in 2020 has shifted online, right?
Across 11 hours Aug. 26-27, the Symposium featured 50+ expert presenters, six breakout tracks, six networking virtual get-togethers, two general sessions, and 20+ hours of channel-focused content. I binge-watched as much as one could over those two days and came away with lots of learnings. Here are some of the Symposium’s key quotes, tips, and takeaways I shared on Twitter as the event occurred:
“We want you and a number of your employees to get rejuvenated. The more new ideas you have, the sooner you’ll get out of survivability mode to thriving again. We can’t be stuck in the way we’ve always done things. We have to take risks, we have to have a growth mindset. Create a culture of learning – have an entrepreneurial mindset.”
RSPA Board Chair Chelsey Paulson of Keystone Group International, Day 1 General Session