2014 Synnex Conference & New Age Dealer SummitAlan Wolf ⋅ Published: October 3, 2014 New Age Electronics head Fred Towns with HP’s Stephanie Dismore at the opening-night bash. Synnex chief Kevin Murai kicks off the “Inspire”-themed conference. Lenovo North America president Jay Parker shares his consumer-market strategy with attendees. TWICE senior editor Alan Wolf moderated a vendor panel that included, from left, Andy Tarczon of Meta Watch, HP’s Stephanie Dismore and CJ Bruno of Intel Americas. HP exec VP Dion Weisler outlines his company’s new mobile focus, which includes the first HP-branded phablets. Mo Heit of Nasa Electronics (center) is flanked by New Age’s John Fabian, left, and Bob Culliton Former space shuttle commander Mark Kelly delivered an inspirational address drawn from the ongoing recovery of his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Attendees previewed the latest technologies in a Solutions Pavilion featuring over 150 vendors. Dallas Cowboys great Michael Irvin appeared for a Beats-sponsored autograph session. Guests augment their images on a “Digital Graffiti Wall” during an opening-night reception.SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.