CompTIA CEO Unveils New Programs to Help IT
Channel Companies Learn, Connect and Succeed
Delivers keynote address at Breakaway 2010
CompTIA Breakaway 2010
August 10, 2010 02:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN ANTONIO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--New educational programs aimed at helping information
technology (IT) businesses raise their levels of productivity and professionalism will be launched in the coming
months by CompTIA, the top executive of the industry’s leading non-profit trade association announced here today.
“It’s all about increasing the level of professionalism in the IT channel,” CompTIA president and chief executive
officer Todd Thibodeaux said. “Companies in our industry should not be defined by the lowest common
denominator. Instead, we want every CompTIA member to be viewed as ‘best in class.’”
To support the initiative CompTIA’s board of directors has committed to invest additional funding of nearly $1
million over the next three years.
Thibodeaux’s remarks came today during his keynote speech at Breakaway 2010, the premier event for IT
companies in North America. More than 1,000 industry leaders are attending the annual conference this week.
“We’re committed to providing you with the most valuable and impactful member benefits we can, to provide you
with tools and resources to help you learn, connect and succeed,” Thibodeaux told attendees.
Initial new educational offerings will center on healthcare IT, he said.
New research from CompTIA presented this week at Breakaway suggests that medical professionals are interested
in array of technology solutions. For example, 43 percent of healthcare providers surveyed said implementing an
electronic medical records system is a high priority. Also, just 19 percent of doctors reported using email to remind
patients of appointments, but 43 percent want to do so.
“We hope healthcare IT will be just the first of many high quality foundational educational offerings we’ll produce,”
Thibodeaux said. “We envision an educat