In times where opportunities to be face-to-face with each other are rare, we need to get creative about communicating with our business partners. On May 12th and 13th, Tait Americas hosted their first ever Virtual Dealer Summit – an online event that presented dealers with the opportunity to reconnect with Tait staff and colleagues across the US and around the world.
The two-day event featured a diverse array of sessions covering technical, sales and product topics presented by the Tait team, Tait Technology Partners, One Tait Dealers and customers.
The event was the culmination of tremendous efforts by many people, both at Tait and our partners. Months of collaboration and coordination came together to deliver informative talks over the two day event.
We’re very happy to report that the One Tait Dealer Virtual Summit was a success, and we’ve received positive feedback from many who were there. Thanks everyone for coming along and making it a success! One attendee responded:
“The Summit was well thought out – in many ways even better than a trade show. No distractions, focused, informative. I enjoyed it.”
One Tait Virtual Dealer Summit Highlights
The summit took place over two days, with two tracks running simultaneously to keep audiences engaged throughout the length of the conference. One of the goals was to keep the branding of the summit in harmony, while embracing the different backgrounds and locations of our presenters.
Regarding the two-track setup, one attendee remarked:
Thank you for the two room options and the ability to witch between the two to make sure I attended the best fit. Very well put together, managed, and executed!
To create a quick sense of connection to the presenter and the material, each speaker provided some background information about themselves, their location and interests. Maria Rowe and Erika Marchioni hosted the tracks, ran polls, and navigated the audience from one session to the next – like trusted news anchors, they were a constant in the world of the audience. Some feedback on this structure included:
This was an outstanding virtual summit, great job to all who were involved in putting this together. We really enjoyed it. It was the right mix of content and the two rooms were a great idea.
Both days of the summit featured an action-packed agenda of both Product & Solutions and Technical sessions. The event was opened by the Tait Americas Leadership team, who led a discussion about Tait, the industry, and US and global developments that impact our industry.
Day 1: Sneak Peeks into Future Developments, Product Information and Client Stories
The end of this presentation marked the signal for the event to begin in earnest, as both the technical track and product & solutions track kicked off straight after. The presentations on day one of the summit featured interesting talks from Tait staff about present and future products and solutions, informative sessions on how to configure and optimize Tait systems and products, and stories shared by dealers.
Stolz Telecom from Oklahoma shared details of the implementation of a P25 trunked system that provides a stable, secure framework for interoperable communications among tribal, state, county, and local first responders in Oklahoma. In another session, the Technology Partner program that is creating an ecosystem of Tait compatible and verified technology was discussed with Tait Technology Partners Tallymatics, Eventide and Zetron.
Day 2: Updates, Partner Sessions and Keynote from Tait CEO
Day two of the One Tait Virtual Dealer Summit picked up right were day one left off, with highly anticipated updates about Division 1 Intrinsically Safe Radios, another Tait Technology Partner session with Omnitronics, Pyramid and Intertalk, Tait PTToX client stories shared by RACOM and Eastern Communications, and much more.
After nearly 20 hours of combined sessions, the summit was closed by Global Tait CEO Garry Diack, with a look ahead to where Tait is going. It served as a great ending to a great effort from everyone involved. As one attendee said:
“That was the best run virtual summit I have attended. You are all awesome.”
Recordings of the sessions are available to attendees on Learn at Tait, our online hub of Tait training material. We’ve very proud to have brought this first One Tait Dealer Program Virtual Summit to our North American dealers, and would love to see all who attended join our upcoming online webinars and in-person events – stay tuned!
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