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By VARINDIA    2017-12-15

Tech Data enhances its Global Portfolio



Tech Data has recently announced expansion of its two pan-European specialized solution businesses, Datech Solutions and Maverick AV Solutions, into all of the company’s global markets. Additionally, the company has appointed Sergio Farache as Senior Vice-President, Global Cloud Solutions, providing dedicated global leadership for one of Tech Data’s most strategic next-generation technology offerings.


Speaking on the same, Michael Urban, Corporate Vice-President, Strategy, Transformation and Global Vendor Management, Tech Data, says, “As the physical and virtual worlds become increasingly intermeshed, Tech Data enables our channel partners to meet the evolving demands of IT consumption by optimizing our global footprint and strengthening our end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services. The expanded availability of these two solutions, as well as dedicated global leadership of our cloud strategy, will allow us to provide more value to our channel partners throughout the world than ever before.”


Focussed on formulating and driving the long-term strategic direction for Tech Data, the Strategy, Transformation and Global Vendor Management organization works with the company’s worldwide leadership team to identify and capture growth opportunities through Tech Data’s portfolio, global scope and deep expertise across the technology continuum.


Datech Solutions is a highly specialized provider of value-added services to Autodesk and the Autodesk reseller channel. Appel has led Datech since 2007, expanding its presence to 17 countries across Europe and in North America. Tech Data has also recently been named an Autodesk distributor in several countries in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, effective February 1, 2018.


Over the past 20 years, Sidwick has grown Maverick from a UK-based team to a pan-European leader. As more AV applications are adopted by companies, educational institutions and government agencies around the world, Maverick’s scalable, platform-based approach is well-positioned to meet the needs of this fast-growing market. Tech Data will expand this successful model into the Americas and Asia-Pacific. In the Americas, the Visual Solutions practice will be transitioned into Maverick.


Also Sergio Farache will lead Tech Data’s Global Cloud Solutions team, working collaboratively with the cloud solutions and next-generation technology leaders in each of the company’s three regions to define Tech Data’ global cloud strategy and align public, private and hybrid cloud offerings into the channel’s most robust cloud portfolio available today. He will also be responsible for growing Tech Data’s StreamOne cloud marketplace into an end-to-end digital platform for transaction, consumption and value creation by Tech Data customers.


“The current projections show significant cloud growth in all segments, and cloud is a primary delivery model for next-generation technologies,” said Urban. “We are placing great emphasis on advancing our cloud leadership position and, as a proven change agent with the ability to translate complex strategies and technologies into executable solutions, we are confident Sergio will propel our cloud team forward.”


A 25-year veteran of the technology industry, Farache previously served as Senior Vice-President, Solutions and Strategy within Tech Data’s Americas Enterprise Solutions business, where he led the company’s specialty business units (SBUs), including IoT, Analytics, Cloud, Mobility and Security. Farache joined Tech Data in February 2017 through the acquisition of Avnet’s Technology Solutions business.


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