Why we need to rethink the view that tech is for techies

Hayley Roberts

Hayley Roberts

CEO of Distology

Talk year: 2022

Following a 20+ year career with blue chip enterprise businesses in retail, recruitment and technology, Hayley Roberts is the founder and driving force behind IT Security distributor, Distology. The company specialises in identifying, representing and distributing the latest disruptive technology in the cyber security arena.

Hayley has carefully nurtured a unique company culture that encourages vibrancy and ambition and as a result, Distology has won various accolades including CRN’s Distributor of the Year 2019, Cloud Distributor of the Year 2020 and the Gender Parity at the Women in Channel Awards. Hayley was also named CRN’s 2021 Women in Channel Woman of the Year and Role Model of the Year.

Hayley is a leading voice of authority within the industry and sits on the CRN judging panel for Women in Channel, she also features on the annual A list for channel and she is a co-founder of the Channel Community, a networking platform that was set up to create a safe space for people working in the distribution channel, namely cyber security software vendors, resellers and distributors, in order to discuss and share ideas/best practices.

In 2021, Distology received PE investment to further fuel its ambitious growth plans and is well on its way to successfully scaling - growing the team 150% over the past year, while increasing revenue by over 75% in the past three years.

Title of Talk: Why we need to Rethink the view that tech is for techies