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Incisive to launch Channel Partner Insight

Incisive Media, publisher of CRN, is to launch a new transatlantic title for channel executives in early 2019.

Incisive to launch Channel Partner Insight

Channel Partner Insight (CPI) will provide leaders of resellers, distributors, MSPs and other specialist consultancies with exclusive analysis of the fast-changing channel sector in Europe and the US, helping them to make smarter business decisions.

Publisher Matt Dalton said: “When we researched the European and US markets, channel executives told us time and again that, at a time of great change, what they needed was a fresh, trustworthy source of market intelligence to help them seize the opportunities ahead of them.”

“As publishers of the market-leading UK brand CRN and former publishers of Channelnomics in Europe and the US, we are ideally placed to deliver the kind of independent and reliable insights they require on a daily basis. And so Channel Partner Insight, or CPI, was born.”

The title will be edited by experienced channel journalist Josh Budd, who was previously editor of ChannelnomicsEU. He will be supported by an editorial team based in the UK and the US – including another former ChannelnomicsEU journalist, Nima Green – and working closely with the London-based CRN team led by editor Doug Woodburn.

Under Budd’s leadership, ChannelnomicsEU pioneered the launch of detailed profiles of Europe’s top channel players in its annual European Elite report and Top 30 Distributor rankings, as well as exclusive interviews with leading channel executives.

All of this high-value content will form part of CPI’s coverage of the European scene, as well as analysis of new and growing medium-sized players across the continent, focusing on those who are innovating and driving change in the market.

CPI will also provide channel executives with fresh analysis of the MSP community on both sides of the Atlantic, through a dedicated hub on the site, identifying the players who are successfully shifting to the cloud and as-a-service business models. Incisive Media has strong experience of serving the US MSP sector as the publisher of ChannelnomicsUS until December 2018.

In addition to the daily insights on CPI, the title will also stage conferences on topics such as managed services and security, which Incisive Media already run annually in New York. These events are designed to connect executives from across the European and US MSP markets and share best practice.

CPI will also host awards programmes such as the New York-based MSP Awards, honouring those companies and individuals who are winning in a rapidly changing and disrupted market, and creating new heroes for the industry to follow.

Budd commented: “I couldn’t be more excited about the launch of Channel Partner Insight. It will give us the opportunity to provide high-quality journalism for European channel leaders while also taking a uniquely transatlantic perspective on the market. In particular, there is a tremendous need for a fresh perspective on the US MSP sector, which is undoubtedly a dynamic and fast-changing part of the channel ecosystem.”

The launch date for CPI will be announced in early January.