RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 7: Next-Gen Tech with ScanSource’s Greg Dixon and NexTouch’s Brad Holaway

In Episode 7 of “The Trusted Advisor,” the RSPA’s Jim Roddy discusses the next generation of retail IT technologies with Greg Dixon, the Chief Technology Officer and Technology Evangelist at ScanSource, and Brad Holaway, the President of restaurant reseller NexTouch. Their conversation covers a variety of technologies – including IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), blockchain, digital currency, edge computing, and cybersecurity – and details how retail IT resellers can take advantage of these innovations. Dixon and Holaway also share the biggest lessons learned during their channel careers and recommend books aspiring channel executives should read.

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Jim Roddy is the Vice President of Marketing for the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). He has been active in the POS channel since 1998, including 11 years as the President of Business Solutions Magazine, six years as an RSPA board member, one term as RSPA Chairman of the Board, and several years as a business coach for VARs, ISVs, and MSPs. Jim is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences and he is author of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer. For more information, contact