Kaseya+DattoConnect Local Symposium

August 17th at Ocean Place in Long Branch

August 17, 2023

Ocean Place | Long Branch, NJ



Plus! Attendees receive exclusive event-day offers, swag, and even a chance to win a $500 Gift Card.



Join us down by the water at Ocean Place on August 17th for Kaseya+Datto's Connect Local Symposium - Building the Business series.  This new series offers a unique look into what it really takes to succeed as an MSP, from recruiting talent to meeting compliance standards to the financial business planning required to keep the lights on. Join us Thursday at 10AM as we lift the curtain and offer our partners deeper insight into the operational side, featuring a keynote session from Kaseya CEO, Fred Voccola. 

CEO Keynote: Kaseya's IT Complete Vision

Fred Voccola, CEO - Kaseya

Overview: Kaseya’s IT Complete is the world’s first and only purpose-built platform designed to directly address the challenges of DO-IT-ALL, multi—function, IT professionals. One vendor with everything you need, woven together to save you time, smart enough to help you get more done, and in a way you can afford.​

Educational Sessions

Stay ahead, every step of the way. Our experts will provide an invaluable behind-the-scenes look into how an efficient operation is run and equip you with the tools and framework for continued business growth.

Networking Opportunities

We will provide food and beverage for all attendees, as well as time to discuss the day's sessions with fellow IT professionals, speakers, CSEs and more over drinks during the networking reception.


Product Knowledge

Solution specialists are experts in optimizing your stack for max efficiency. Stop by with questions, get answers, and gain insight into additions that will enhance your existing suite of offerings.

Technical Insight

Our CSEs understand the nuts and bolts of every solution in your stack, and will be present on-site to make sure you are getting the most out of your products. Have a question? Just stop by and ask! 

Billing Expertise

Automate and streamline your billing with the help of our K1 platform


Why attend a Connect Local Event?

Presenters were excellent and powerful...

"The people presented were excellent and powerful. Definitely made me think and analyze the current business plan and recommend changes that need to be made to better accomplish tasks. Thank you!"

- Attendee, Connect Local Houston

Everything was amazing...

"Everything was amazing. This was my second event and I can’t wait to come to more. Thank you for putting on a great event. Happy be a datto + kaseya customer."

- Attendee, Connect Local Los Angeles

Great Networking Opportunity...

of the attendees polled 

This was my first local, the content was helpful and it was great meeting other MSP owners. The events allow us to build stronger relationships with MSP's in our territory. 

- Attendee, Connect Local Washington DC


Hear from our expert speakers, including:

Fred Voccola, CEO Kaseya

Fred Voccola is the CEO of Kaseya, the leading provider of unified IT management and security software for managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium-sized business (SMBs). As CEO, Fred leads the vision, strategy and growth of Kaseya and its family of brands including Datto, Unitrends, Spanning Cloud Apps, Rapidfire Tools, IT Glue, Graphus, RocketCyber and ID Agent.

Prior to joining Kaseya, Mr. Voccola served as president and general manager of Yodle’s Brand Networks Division, providing digital and market automation solutions to small and medium businesses. In 2016, Yodle successfully was sold to (NASDAQ: Web). Prior to that, Mr. Voccola was president of Nolio, Inc., a devops SaaS company, where he drove 100% year-over-year growth and successfully sold the business to CA Technologies. Mr. Voccola also co-founded and served as president and CEO of Trust Technology Corp., where he drove significant growth over three years prior to the company’s sale to FGI Global.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Voccola co-founded and served as COO of Identify Software, substantially growing the business during his five-year tenure, culminating in a sale to BMC Software. He then served as vice president of worldwide sales and services at BMC Software. In addition, Mr. Voccola has held various management and executive roles at Intira (acquired by Divine Systems) and Prism Solutions (acquired by Ardent Software/Informix/IBM).

Jim Lippie, CEO SaaS Alerts

A seasoned, self-motivated leader with a proven track record, Jim Lippie has a unique perspective on the channel. He was the CEO of Thrive Networks, a Boston based MSP that experienced exponential growth during his tenure. In 2006 Thrive was purchased by Staples, which was the first major MSP acquisition in the industry. Then in the capacity as president of IndependenceIT (iIT) helped make them one of the fastest growing cloud desktop companies in the world (iIT acquired by Cloud Jumper). He later founded the consultancy, Clarity Channel Advisors and helped hundreds of MSPs increase sales and profits by leveraging a cloud first strategy. As GM and Senior Vice President at Kaseya, Lippie oversaw the company’s global MSP community and was responsible for partner development. Today, he is the CEO of SaaS Alerts, a cybersecurity company that helps service providers protect and monetize their customer’s SaaS application usage.

Gary Pica, President, TruMethods

Gary Pica is a pioneer in the managed services field. He has already built two top performing MSP’s. Today, Gary is the President of TruMethods, offering MSP training, peer groups, and software aimed at helping IT solution providers reach their full potential as MSPs. Managed Services Providers around the world utilize the TruMethods programs to transform their business results. Gary is considered the go-to expert for building a high performing MSP.

Adam Schwam, President & CEO, Sandwire Technology Group

Adam Schwam is the founder of Sandwire. Schwam has expertise in network infrastructure and system design, HIPAA compliance, cyber and network security, email and data backup and recovery, hardware/software procurement, IP Telephone and technical support services.

Brad Gross, Founder & President, Law Office of Bradley Gross, P.A

Bradley Gross is the founding partner of the Law Office of Bradley Gross, P.A., a law firm that specializes in transactions involving managed service providers, VARs, technology solution resellers, cloud solution providers, IT professionals and technology companies worldwide. He is a leading legal authority in cloud and service provider transactions and has been named on thirteen occasions to the list of Superlawyers in the area Technology Transactions. Brad is a highly sought-after and frequent speaker at industry events throughout North America, Canada, and the European Union. Brad is an adjunct professor of law in the area of Corporate Cybersecurity Practices, a member of CompTIA’s invitation-only Cybersecurity Council, and a board member of Digitunity. Brad has also served as a Technology Law subject matter expert for Governor Bush, and was a former Technology Law correspondent for NBC television.

Frank DeBendetto, CEO at Two River Technology Group, LLC & Founding Partner & CEO at audIT

Frank M. DeBenedetto has spent the past two decades passionately helping business owners navigate the complex world of technology. Frank has always been determined to keep pace with modern technology and, today, that path has led him to become a highly sought after expert in the area of cloud computing.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Frank holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While pondering graduate school, Frank began his career in the financial services industry with The Guardian. After a period of selling, Frank found his niche in helping other financial services professionals utilize technology to grow their businesses. Soon after, his entrepreneurial spirit took over and he left the industry to fully concentrate his efforts on building a technology consulting firm.

Frank M. DeBenedetto is the President and Chief Technology Advisor of Two River Technology Group, a technology solutions provider located in Shrewsbury, NJ. After many years of honing his technical skills in the enterprise, he brought his style of consulting to the small to midsize business marketplace. With an emphasis on managed services, managed security and hosted voice over IP (VoIP), Frank has helped grow TRTG into one of the premier cloud service providers in the area. Today, he spends the majority of his professional time on new business development.

Danny Jenkins, CEO & Co-Founder of ThreatLocker

Danny Jenkins, CEO & Co-Founder of ThreatLocker, a cybersecurity firm providing Zero Trust endpoint security, is a leading cybersecurity expert with over two decades of experience building and securing corporate networks, including roles on red and blue teams. He is dedicated to educating industry professionals about the latest cyber threats and frequently speaks on the topics of ransomware and Zero Trust.


Thursday August 17, 2023

Coffee & check-in begin at 10AM, with the day's keynote to follow. Afterward, we'll enjoy lunch and continue with the rest of the afternoon's sessions before ending the day with a relaxing networking happy hour at 5PM.

Keynote: IT Complete Vision

Mastering the Basics: Business Financial Planning

Legal/Compliance Implications

The Psychology of an MSP

Recruiting Talent & Restructuring for Success

Building A Sales Engine

Spotlight Sponsor: Threatlocker

Featured Product Showcase

Happy Hour: Networking, Food, Drinks & More


Our expert speakers and sponsors have the tools you need to stay ahead of the curve in the evolving MSP landscape.

Ocean Place1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740