SMP Takes Second Place in ConnectWise Pitch IT Contest

Rochester, NY (November 29, 2018) – Innovative technology services provider, SMP is pleased to announce that it has placed second in the ConnectWise Pitch It contest.

ConnectWise is a business management platform supplier that empowers technology solution providers to reach their goals faster with award-winning business management software. At ConnectWise’s 2017 annual technology event, IT Nation, they announced Pitch IT. Pitch IT is an innovation-focused competition offering solution-minded entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their vision for technology and services that extend the power of the ConnectWise platform and ecosystem.

SMP learned only weeks before the 2018 IT Nation event that it was a finalist for the Pitch IT competition. Each of the three finalists had 5 minutes to sell their technology innovations in a Shark Tank style presentation. SMP’s COO, Peter Allen, and VP of Innovation, Brian Roets, outlined SMP’s Digital Workers, or Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology, during the competition finals. Three Digital Workers were introduced, including Rosie: sales administrator; Sherlock: a security, orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) analyst and Ava: audio visual analyst.

Following the pitches, a panel of judges deliberated and chose the winning presentations. SMP’s Digital Worker presentation came in second place, and SMP will receive enablement funding and guidance from ConnectWise, as well as market visibility within the world’s largest managed services ecosystem, as they develop the next-generation of ideas and contributions to The IT Nation.

“It was especially exciting to have SMP’s Digital Worker solutions be validated by this group of technology industry experts. Our Innovation team worked tirelessly to bring these RPA solutions to life, and the enablement funding we will received from ConnectWise will help us fast track the go-to-market activities, so our customers can leverage the benefits of automation.” states Peter Allen, SMP’s Chief Operating Officer.

SMP’s newly launched Innovation Division will continue to develop SMP’s Digital Worker offerings, and soon these solutions will be commercially available to SMP’s customers.

About SMP:
SMP has been delivering strategic IT with integrity, passion, and a service guarantee for over 20 years. Serving all industries, our value-based technology solutions and services center around audio visual, collaboration, digital workspaces, infrastructure, and security. We partner with top manufacturers like Cisco, Dell EMC, NetApp and VMware to provide world-class technology solutions to our customers. A Best Company to Work for in NYS, SMP has offices in New York, Connecticut and Vermont.

SMP, delivering strategic IT with integrity for over 20 years. To learn more about technology solutions that enable business, visit www.smp-corp.com