Channel Advisory Board

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Bridging the gap between technology and business communities

Experts disagree on the precise size of the IT channel, though NAICS classifications place more than 139,000 U.S. companies in this category. Worldwide numbers are significantly higher and business opportunities in this segment of the tech industry remain strong despite consolidation.

The CompTIA Channel Advisory Board (CAB) is made up of hardware manufacturers, software publishers, service companies, distributors, and technology solution provider companies including VARs, MSPs and BICs in the information technology sector. The board provides counsel and insight in matters relating to the indirect IT market by sharing industry expertise and experience to help the development of educational programs, business tools and other IT channel resources.

What We Do

The CompTIA Channel Advisory Board meets regularly to address relevant industry trends and issues affecting the information technology industry and its rapidly evolving technologies and methodologies. The board continually refines industry best practice standards in an effort to help the industry improve its operations and profit from market expansion and innovation. The CAB collaborates with CompTIA’s other Industry Advisory Councils, including Business Applications, Robotics, Drone and Smart Cities. The councils’ members total of 110 executives in all. Additionally, a representative from the CAB will sit on CompTIA’s Advocacy Council on Policy (CACP), working to brief CompTIA’s team on Capitol Hill and stay informed on CompTIA’s policy efforts.


Advisory Council membership is by invitation only, however if you know a knowledgeable, respected industry professional, you can nominate them by emailing Annette Taber Senior Vice President, Industry Outreach. Please include candidates LinkedIn profile and company URL.