Retired mindSHIFT CEO to Return as Keynote Speaker at Navigate 2016 by Continuum

Posted by Continuum Staff

Apr 13 2016

Paul Chisholm to Present at Continuum’s Third Annual User Conference – September 28-30, 2016 – Boston 

BOSTON – April 13, 2016Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, has confirmed Paul Chisholm, retired CEO of mindSHIFT Technologies, a Ricoh company, and one of the largest IT outsourcing and cloud services providers serving small and mid-size businesses, as the closing keynote speaker at Navigate 2016, on Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. With 30 years of experience in the telecom and IT industries building and operating business services companies, Paul was one of the most popular speakers at Continuum’s inaugural Navigate user conference in 2014.

“I am very pleased to be returning as a speaker to Navigate,” said Paul Chisholm. “Continuum’s conference provides a great opportunity for MSP owners and managers to interact and learn from each other. I hope my presentation sparks ideas for operators to improve their business.”

Under Paul’s leadership, mindSHIFT was recognized as the number one MSP in the United States for four consecutive years, listed in the MSPmentor 100 global report. Prior to joining mindSHIFT, Paul provided business management and telecom consulting to various venture capital firms. From 1996-2001, he was President & Chief Executive Officer of COLT Telecom Group headquartered in London. He started his career at COLT in 1992 as the company’s first Managing Director and grew the company from inception to a public company with revenue of $1 billion. He was ranked the 26th Best-Performing CEO in the World by Harvard Business Review. Paul maintains active involvement in the industry by providing business consulting and management development for young startup businesses. He is an active board member of several companies and educational institutions. 

“Navigate attendees could not get enough of Paul Chisholm when he was keynote speaker at Navigate 2014,” said Jeanne Hopkins, Senior Vice President & CMO at Continuum. “He has unmatched experienced in an industry that he has witnessed evolving and changing through the decades, and he has much wisdom to impart on our audience. We are delighted to have him back for Navigate 2016.”

At Navigate 2014, Paul discussed the current environment of the new IT channel. Compared to the early 2000s, MSPs work in an interconnected market characterized by multiple devices, margin squeezes, security risks, cloud computing, a remote service model and more. One of his main messages was a simple formula: Maintain Status Quo = Defeat. MSPs have to adapt to not only survive, but thrive. This year, he is expected to provide a perspective on how large the MSP opportunity is and how MSPs can build a big, successful business like he did.

Navigate is the premier annual event for Continuum’s MSP partners that includes strategy, education, training and networking led by top business and channel leaders. With 36 breakout sessions and multiple keynote addresses, Navigate offers unique content to help improve business strategies, increase sales and marketing efforts and gain a deeper understanding of Continuum products. Navigate is a unique opportunity for MSPs to discuss new ideas with peers and learn from experts across a variety of disciplines, all focused on building the success and growth of the IT channel.

Navigate 2016 registration is open to Continuum’s MSP partners. Standard pricing is $799. To register or learn more about sponsorship, visit: For the latest updates, follow #nav16 on Twitter.


Tracy Wemett

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