The French IT channel has been suffering from a host of challenges over the last few years.
A crippling lack of talent around sizzling hot technologies such as cybersecurity and public cloud, and the ongoing consolidation of public sector IT spending, have made it difficult for resellers to branch into new technologies or even remain profitable in their existing ones.
But, with Emmanuel Macron being elected in as France's new president last year, will the former investment banker known for pushing through business-friendly reforms prove to be a boon for the nation's channel players?
Speaking during our roundtable discussion as part of our European Elite project, sponsored by Agilitas, Shaun Lynn, CEO of Agilitas said he believes Macron has given the French IT market a new lease of life.
"Customers have been more interested by how Macron and how France is perceived, which I think is very interesting. I have a feeling there is a new energy and optimism, so I think the IT map of Europe, and the boundaries are being redrawn somewhat," he said.
You can watch the full video for the France and Southern Europe region of our roundtable discussion here.
The discussion is part of CPI's European Elite project, in association with Agilitas, a comprehensive guide to the largest channel partners in Europe.
You can register to download our European Elite 2018 report completely free of charge here.
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