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KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED

Combatting Cybersecurity Threats with Behavioral Analytics

Jennifer Blatnik
VP, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Marketing

Florida 2023 Speakers

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Future of Work Expo

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James Abercrombie
MSP Expo Track B

James Abercrombie

ISV Technical Evangelist, Acronis

Acronis

Session(s):
Bernard Breton
MSP Expo Track A

Bernard Breton

CEO, Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv Networks

Bernard is an experienced executive in the field of telecommunication software, with international experience in marketing, sales, product management, research & development, business operations and mergers and acquisitions. Bernard has led start-ups and spin-offs; and held leadership positions in large international companies including Ericsson and InfoVista. Bernard is an Electrical Engineer by education and a customer focused business executive by inclination.

Session(s):
David Gardner
Future of Work Expo

David Gardner

CEO, Advantage Communications Group

Advantage Communications Group

Session(s):
TBD
MSP Expo Track B

TBD

, Aisera

Shawn Michels
Service Provider Solutions

Shawn Michels

VP Product Management, Compute & Apps, Akamai

Akamai

Shawn Michels, VP of Product Management at Akamai is responsible for driving the strategy and execution for the company’s cloud computing product portfolio. Shawn leads a global team charged with delivering a portfolio a continuum of IaaS and Cloud Native computing solutions that enable developers to build distributed, next generation applications. Over the course of his career Shawns products and services have been leveraged by the world’s largest companies and brands. At Gogo Shawn conceived and a launched “Gogo Vision”, the industry’s first solution to deliver video directly to consumer over wi-fi while inflight. Shawn, a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign holds a degree in Quantitative Economics, has been with Akamai for 11 years and has spent 21 years in the product management field.

Session(s):
Steve Van Lare
The Blockchain Event

Steve Van Lare

VP Engineering, Anjuna

Anjuna

Steve Van Lare is Vice President of Engineering at Anjuna, leaders in confidential computing software. He has 30years of experience in enterprise software, most recently serving as Vice President of Engineering at AutomationAnywhere. Previously, Steve held VP roles at 41st Parameter, a leader in fraud detection, as well as Oracle and AgileSoftware. He earned his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Session(s):
Dan Jasnow
Enterprise Metaverse

Dan Jasnow

Partner, ArentFox Schiff LLP

ArentFox Schiff LLP

Dan’s practice focuses on advertising, product development and distribution, and intellectual property in the technology, fashion & retail, alcohol & beverage, environmental, and consumer products industries. He helps clients understand and mitigate risk as they develop and launch new products and services, expand into new markets, and engage with consumers in-store and online. In addition to Dan’s IP and advertising practice, Dan has been at the forefront of the metaverse, NFT, and crypto space, drawing on his experience as in-house marketing counsel at Meta Reality Labs (formerly Oculus), where he advised on next generation consumer electronics and AR/VR software products. Dan helps brands and creators understand how to do business in the metaverse, including advice on negotiating NFT minting and service agreements, monetization strategies, and IP protection and enforcement. Dan also helped ArentFox Schiff become the first major law firm to buy land in the metaverse. Dan co-founded and is a proud member of OutFox, ArentFox Schiff’s LGBTQ+ affinity group.

Session(s):
Stacy Hayes
Enterprise Solutions

Stacy Hayes

Co-Founder & EVP, Assured Data Protection

Assured Data Protection

Prior to joining Assured DP in Oct of 2016, Stacy was Vice President, Channels & Alliances for Virtustream, a leader in the enterprise cloud management software sector. Stacy started out with DS3 DataVaulting, a company he co-founded to deliver Backup as a Service in the early 2000s. As President, he led DS3 through a successful acquisition by Terremark in 2009. He remained in a business development role through their acquisition by Verizon in 2011. After this, Stacy ran U.S. Civilian sales for Terremark’s Federal Division, leaving the company in 2013 to join Virtustream.

Session(s):
Lloyd Marino
MSP Expo Track B

Lloyd Marino

CEO, Avetta Global

Avetta Global

Lloyd Marino is an accomplished executive with deep domain knowledge of the strategic, technical, and business planning issues that arise when implementing transformative technology projects. Marino has 35 years of experience working in senior management roles, including serving as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer for various organizations ranging from emerging growth start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Most of Marino’s professional experience has been at the strategic level; however, his passion for technology has kept him very hands on which has been beneficial for him as he strategizes about potential solutions for organizations. Often times, Marino’s success revolves around Business Process Management. Marino has been successful at bridging the gap between Business and Technology, and you could say that he is Technically Bilingual.” During most of his professional career his audience has been senior executives, however, when put in front of developers or network engineers they are usually very impressed that Marino not only understands their world but can actually do their work. For his leadership and innovation, Marino has received many accolades including the Atlanta Computer and Technology IT Executive of the Year, ComputerWorlds Top 100 Premier IT Leaders, and was a National Finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year Award. He is also a member of the Strathmores “Whos Who of Technology,” Worldwide Executive Committee, Open Travel Alliance, and is a sought out national speaker on leading technology topics.

Session(s):
Den Jones
Enterprise Solutions

Den Jones

Chief Security Officer, Banyan Security

Banyan Security

Den Jones was recently the Senior Director of Enterprise Security at Cisco, and prior to that the Director of Enterprise Security at Adobe. A board member for Identity Defined Security Alliances Customer Advisory Board as well as VMwares Customer Technical Advisory Board and a member of Microsofts Cyber Security Council. In the last 10 years Den has managed teams delivering proactive enterprise-wide security services as well as customer facing Directory and Authentication platforms. Under Den’s leadership, the vision and strategy for Zero-Trust networking was executed at both Adobe and Cisco, reaching over a combined 150k workers and 300k devices. For more than, 20 years Den has been inspiring and driving initiatives that pioneer the industry. Outside of work Den’s passions include music, soccer, snowboarding, golf, fishing and cooking. Fun fact: Den released music when it was on vinyl..if you know what that is :-)

Session(s):
Eric Russo
MSP Expo Track B

Eric Russo

Sr. SOC Manager, Defensive Security, Barracuda MSP

Barracuda MSP

Eric Russo is a Sr. SOC Manager at Barracuda MSP. Eric is responsible for the defensive security operations within the XDR solution. He oversees the Blue Team and Green Team within our Global Security Operations Center, which consists of Cybersecurity Analysts and Endpoint Security Engineers, respectively. Eric and his teams are responsible for delivering world-class security solutions to protect MSPs and their customers against the latest cyber threats. Eric has 5 years experience in security operations. Prior to which, Eric achieved a bachelors degree in digital forensics and graduate certificate in information security from the University at Albany.

Session(s):
TBD
MSP Expo Track B

TBD

, Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Networks

Session(s):
David Weissmann
MSP Expo Track B

David Weissmann

AVP Sales & Marketing, BBT.live

BBT.live

David leads sales and marketing at BBT.live. Most recently, he served as media spokesperson at Verizon, appearing as a tech expert on television stations across the US and being quoted in news stories including in the New York Times and Washington Post. His 17+ year career at Verizon included roles in communications, marketing, IoT business development, sales management, and enterprise sales. He is certified in Lean Six Sigma. David holds a BS in Marketing from Yeshiva University and an MBA from Iona University. He is based in Tel Aviv

Session(s):
Cam Roberson
MSP Expo Track A

Cam Roberson

Vice President, Beachhead Solutions

Beachhead Solutions

Cam Roberson is Vice President of Channel Sales for San Jose-based Beachhead Solutions, a provider of cloud-managed PC & mobile device encryption, security and data access control for MSPs. Cam has been with Beachhead for more than 15 years, and led the companys pivot to support MSPs—a key component in Beachheads growth. Earlier in his career, Cams firm BGG—an SF Bay Area top-10 advertising agency—was successfully sold in 2006. Shortly thereafter, Cam was invited to Beachhead to lead marketing efforts. Cam began his career with Apple Computer, where he held several senior product management roles in the computing and imaging divisions. He holds a BS in Marketing & Finance and an MBA from the San Jose State University Lucas School of Business.

Session(s):
Chelle Johnson
The Blockchain Event

Chelle Johnson

CEO & Founder, Best You Career Advantage

Best You Career Advantage

Chelle is a first-generation college graduate who grew up with limiting beliefs, fear, and dysfunction. Through faith, resilience, grit, and determination, she achieved executive leadership roles in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources at Fortune 50 companies including Comcast, Lockheed Martin, Quest Diagnostics and Honeywell. She has lived and worked in Asia and Latin America, acquired her MBA, and speaks Spanish and English. She now helps high achievers and diversity allies discover and amplify their strengths and purpose and realize abundance in their careers and lives.Chelle is a career ally, change maker, and positive mental fitness authority who helps people be their best. She loves guiding people to get crystal clear on who they are and what they want, and building the courage and confidence to achieve those personal and professional goals. She is known for coaching and advising people to listen to their inner wisdom, take risks, build their bravery and have the courage to seek and live their best lives.

Session(s):
Chris Carr
The Blockchain Event

Chris Carr

Co-Founder, Black Land Ownership

Black Land Ownership

My work is intentionally disruptive and confrontational and does not meet racist or sexist ideology where it is. I believe in providing teams and individuals with the vocabulary and language necessary to have challenging conversations in a productive manner, reconcile conflict that arises and provide information around awareness of cultural biases as well as tools to mitigate bias. My work is not performative and its not a checklist of what to say in order to sound “woke”. I start by surveying the overall structure of a company and the specific companys culture in order to work in custom fashion with each institution, group or community. I stay away from generic templates and instead create a custom made analytical survey and a solution-based problem-solving protocol that is uniquely suited to the company, institution or groups needs.

Session(s):
Eduardo  Fonnegra
The Blockchain Event

Eduardo Fonnegra

VP, Marekting, Bondex

Bondex

Eduardo is the VP of Marketing and Communications at Bondex. Eduardo has worked in various spaces such as AI, Real Estate, Crowdfunding, and Blockchain & Crypto for over 3+ years. With a working experience with crowdcreate.us, a big name in the crowdfunding space, has successfully raised over 133 million dollars for various projects in the blockchain space. He is passionate about culture, sales, recruiting, and all of the other subtle human elements of business. Eduardo loves leading teams and delights in creating sophisticated technology solutions with an eye on design and user experience.

Session(s):
Daniel Enriquez
MSP Expo Track B

Daniel Enriquez

Shareholder, Carlton Fields

Carlton Fields

Daniel Enriquez is a litigator with a focus on the insurance and nancial services industries. He serves as coverage and monitoring counsel in complex insurance coverage matters. This representation includes litigating claim disputes and analyzing coverage under cyber, media, technology, professional liability, general liability, and directors and of cers policies. In addition to his work in the insurance industry, Daniel has represented diverse client bases ranging from large institutional lenders and telecommunications companies to media personalities and college football coaches. He is also involved in pro bono representation, having obtained a six- gure judgment in favor of a client who was the victim of excessive force at the hands of a police of cer. Daniel is a regular contributing writer to PropertyCasualtyFocus, the rm’s blog focused on legal developments in property casualty insurance.

Session(s):
Etay Maor
MSP Expo Track A

Etay Maor

Sr. Director Security Strategy, Cato Networks

Cato Networks

Etay Maor is the Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato Networks and an industry recognized cyber security researcher and keynote speaker. Previously, Etay was the Chief Security Officer for IntSights where he led strategic cybersecurity research and security services. Before that Etay held numerous leadership and research positions as an Executive Security Advisor at IBM where he created and led breach response training and security research and as Head of RSA Security’s Cyber Threats Research Labs where he managed malware research and intelligence teams and was part of cutting edge security research and operations. Etay is an adjunct professor at Boston College and holds a BA in Computer Science and a MA in Counter Terrorism and Cyber Terrorism. Etay is a frequent featured speaker at major industry conferences and is part of RSA Conference and QuBits conference committees. He is often tapped by major news outlets for his astute commentary on and insights into the cybersecurity news of the day.

Session(s):
Shawn Augenstein
Future of Work Expo

Shawn Augenstein

Principal CX Consultant, Digital Velocity Solutions, CDW

CDW

Matt has been an blockchain educator and community organizer since 2017. Originally drawn to Bitcoins promise to create a peer-to-peer digital economy of micropayments, he has spent the better part of a decade immersed in blockchain technology. His work includes organizing Ethereum meetups, creating a blockchain-focused coworking space, and over the last 4 years- championing the objectives of the Nervos project and supporting ecosystem growth.

Session(s):
Todd Ketterman
Future of Work Expo

Todd Ketterman

Executive Technology Strategist, CDW

Benjamin Cavallari
Enterprise Metaverse

Benjamin Cavallari

CEO & Founder, Chariot

Patrick Mahon
MSP Expo Track A

Patrick Mahon

RingLogix, Chief Revenue Officer

Chief Revenue Officer

Pat Mahon Joined RingLogix as the CRO in October 2022. IN this capacity he leads the teams that deliver all sales, marketing, growth and support for the RingLogix base of white label partners. Prior to Ringogix Mr. Mahon was Vice President of Software Sales at CoreDial, and is responsible for CoreDial’s direct and indirect sales channel growth. In this role, Mahon delivers a consistent, integrated and responsive customer experience through a unified sales and services organization. Mahon joined CoreDial in Q1 of 2009. Prior to Joining CoreDial, Pat served as National Sales Director for IP Telephony and Contact Center Solutions (CCS) for Verizon Business. In that capacity he led a national team of sales specialists focused in these specific disciplines. Prior to Verizon, Pat held several sales leadership positions with Ameritech/SBC/ATT since 1994. He is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey and received his MBA in international Business from Kent State University in Ohio.

Session(s):
Alex Lopez
Future of Work Expo

Alex Lopez

Americas Collaboration Engineering Theater Leader, Cisco

Cisco

Alexander is A growth-minded technical leader with over 25 years expertise for High Tech applications in engineering management, highly experienced in Unified Communications, Customer Relationship Management, Wireless, Security, and Data Networking Solutions. Currently Alexander is the Americas Collaboration Engineering Theater Leader for Global Enterprise, US Commercial, and the US Public Sector Pursuit Segments for Cisco Inc.

Session(s):
J. Peter Bruzzese
MSP Expo Track B

J. Peter Bruzzese

Director of Content Creation, 8x Microsoft MVP, ClipTraining

ClipTraining

J. Peter Bruzzese, 8-time awarded Microsoft MVP for Exchange and Office Apps and Services, is a cofounder and Chief Content Officer for ClipTraining. J. Peter is an internationally published tech author and journalist, as well as a global speaker on email cyber security.

Session(s):
Sean Frank
MSP Expo Track B

Sean Frank

Founder & Managing Partner, Cloud Equity Group

Jeff Dworkin
Future of Work Expo

Jeff Dworkin

Managing Director, Cloud Voice Alliance

Cloud Voice Alliance

Jeffrey Dworkin is a proven B2B marketing executive with a strong track record of delivering growth through multiple environments, including electronic, social, and traditional marketing programs. By combining elements of both content and product marketing, carefully tracked and refined with a deep understanding of analytics, Jeff has created proven marketing initiatives that have driven double digit growth in web traffic, as well as substantially increased prospect acquisition and lead conversion. Most recently Jeff was the Director of Marketing for Sangoma Technologies where he led the selection and implementation of a Marketing Automation Platform, and used a variety methods including Content Marketing, SEO and SEM techniques to increase web traffic by over 55% and unique visits by over 70%. Relevancy of the website was increased by over 60%. This resulted in over 100,000 net new prospects, over 100% growth in Visitors, over 85% growth in prospects and 140% growth in Marketing Qualified Leads. Prior to Sangoma, Jeff was enterprise marketing manager with Dialogic. In that role, he was responsible for creating and managing the market strategy for Dialogic’s Open Source, Fax, Fax-Over-IP and IVVR Markets. Prior to Dialogic, Jeff held executive product management and business development positions with a number of technology firms, and was a founder of iFace.com, which was eventually acquired by Rare Medium (Nasdaq:RRRR). Jeff holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and started in the technology sector nearly 25 years ago as an IVR developer, and has an extensive background in technology, product management and marketing. He is a regular speaker on various communications topics, including TDM-to-IP Migration Strategies, Unified Communications and Microsoft Lync, Open Source Telephony, Business Enabled Communication Process and Interactive Voice Response System Design.

Session(s):
Devina Yadav Baker
MSP Expo Track A

Devina Yadav Baker

Global Head of Solution Architecture, Strategy & Operations, CloudBlue

CloudBlue

Devina Yadav Baker is the Global Head of Solution Architecture, Strategy & Operations at CloudBlue. She provides functional leadership to a group of technology evangelists and leads the Solution Architecture Council - Center of Excellence at CloudBlue. Across the last decade or so, Devina has been part of digital transformation projects with multiple Enterprises, from Dubai to UK, from US to Japan. Devina is passionate about spearheading such initiatives with Enterprises, at the same time leading the architects in the Solutions engineering practice. Devina has recently returned back to the US from Sunny Singapore and is currently based out of Miami.

Session(s):
Eric Klein
Enterprise Metaverse

Eric Klein

COO, Cloudonix

Cloudonix

Eric is a Mentor for technology-oriented startups and VoIP security and fraud specialist, and a sci-fi author. He oversees the day-to-day operations at Cloudonix so the developers can focus on turning caffeine into code.

Session(s):
Nir Simionovich
MSP Expo Track B

Nir Simionovich

CEO, Cloudonix, Inc

Cloudonix, Inc

Nir is passionate about disrupting the communications market. Ever since he discovered the world of Open Source communications, He has been excited by the possibilities it opens. With Cloudonix, He is taking that same passion and excitement and taking it 10 steps forward, into the realm of communications infrastructure. Taking complex, expensive and archaic communications concepts and turning these into cloud based, software defined solutions. Cloudonix is where communications technology is turned into a commodity. Nir is a world recognized open source and VoIP expert and author with more than 20 years’ experience in open source VoIP technologies, having written 2 books on the subject.

Session(s):
Scott Armstrong
MSP Expo Track B

Scott Armstrong

Global Head of Channels and Alliances, Cobalt

Cobalt

Scott Armstrong is a seasoned technology executive, with deep expertise in Business Development, Corporate Development, Security, Machine Learning, Data Science, Big Data, Hadoop, Storage and Business Intelligence. He has spent more than 20 years in the enterprise technology industry at leading companies and received his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Computer Science and Economics degree from Trinity College. Prior to joining Cobalt, Scott worked at SparkCognition where he ran Channels and Alliances. At DataRobot Scott stood up the RPA partnerships. Prior to that, Scott ran Business Development at Domino Data Lab where he led Cloud, Channel, Tech and Hardware partnerships. Before Domino Data Lab, Scott worked in Business Development leading Strategic partnerships at Cloudera as the company grew from around 200 people to almost 2,000 and through an IPO. Prior to Cloudera, Scott worked at Citrix where he focused on Desktop and Server Virtualization Alliances. He started his career at EMC in finance and corporate development where he led hundreds of millions of dollars worth of acquisitions helping the company grow its software portfolio.

Session(s):
Indrajit Ghosh
Future of Work Expo

Indrajit Ghosh

CEO, ConnX

ConnX

Indrajit “IG” Ghosh is a true visionary and strategic thought leader at the forefront of communications transformation, and for over three decades, has been driving predictable business outcomes that enhance productivity, mitigate risk, and increases the bottom line for the largest global enterprises and service providers. IG leads ConnX as a trailblazing global company that consistently anticipates enterprise needs and market dynamics, and provides visionary, transformative, integrated solutions in a dynamic communications industry that helps enterprises maintain their competitive edge. With his visionary leadership, ConnX has built its ConnX Global Communications Platform that simplifies business connectivity, collaboration, security and service assurance that provides end-to-end, Client-toCloud observability, security, performance management, analytics and active assurance in one integrated, global platform. IG has used his extensive background to build a seasoned leadership team that manages highperformance global teams working at the forefront of technologies that drive enterprise success for ConnX clients. IG works with key senior executives in established business critical global partnerships, respected technology leaders, and with OEM service provider organizations to foster and drive change in the industry, and provides ConnX with the vision, strategy and leadership to build its business and create new clients, while pushing the envelope of the digitally connected virtual workforce.

Session(s):
DeShawn Brown
Future of Work Expo

DeShawn Brown

CEO, Coworks

Coworks

DeShawn Brown is a seasoned entrepreneur and tech leader. He has founded several tech startup companies, including Lithios Apps and Coworks, where he is CEO. He is a Google For Startups BFE and TechStars Atlanta alumnus. As a technologist, he finds it his privilege to push the limits of our society and create products that make a difference in peoples lives.

Session(s):
Lynn Shourds
MSP Expo Track A

Lynn Shourds

VP of Channel Alliances, Critical Insight

Brian Stone
MSP Expo Track A

Brian Stone

Conceal, CRO

CRO

An accomplished entrepreneur and sales leader, Brian has over 20 years building and leading high-impact, go-tomarket teams. His strategies and leadership contributed to creating over $3B in market valuation with early-stage SaaS companies, including Cofense and Cymulate. Prior to Cymulate, Brian was an investor, advisor and sales leader at three other successful technology companies, resulting in one IPO and two successful exits. Brian holds a degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University.

Session(s):
Mark Loveys
MSP Expo Track B

Mark Loveys

CEO, Datagate

Datagate

Mark is a serial entrepreneur who has built several international financial software businesses over the past thirty-five years. His current business, Datagate, is a specialized SaaS billing solution that enables MSPs and UCaaS providers to unlock profitable telecom revenue through automated billing of their VoIP & UCaaS services. With Datagates industry-leading integrations into popular software such as ConnectWise Manage, QuickBooks Online, Autotask PSA, Kaseya BMS, HaloPSA, QuickBooks Desktop, Xero, ConnectBooster, CCH SureTax, AvaTax for Communications and the Compliance Solutions tax engine, Mark and his team focus on streamlining the telecom billing process for MSPs across the US and worldwide.

Session(s):
Matt Scully
MSP Expo Track B

Matt Scully

Senior Channel Development Manager, Datto

Datto

Senior Channel Development Manager, Matt Scully utilizes his extensive Channel experience to foster existing MSP partnerships at Kaseya and develop new partnerships. Prior to Kaseya, Matt served in channel leadership roles at Datto, Mailprotector, and Redstor. He was responsible for developing and managing the company’s partner programs and overseeing marketing strategies for channel leaders to enhance customer satisfaction and expand their businesses.

Session(s):
Howard Hoffmann
MSP Expo Track B

Howard Hoffmann

CEO, De Novo Perspectives

De Novo Perspectives

Howard Hoffmann is a senior executive with 40 years of financial, operational, and general management experience in a wide range of industries. During his 10 years in the financial services industry and 26 years as a turnaround professional, Howard gained extensive experience in financial and operational restructurings and acquisition integration, creditor and government negotiations, litigation management (single plaintiff, class action, and government), tax law, leasing, trade financing, cash management and control, inventory management, accounting, production, distribution, IT, product and brand management, the development and implementation of growth strategies, and the fostering of high performing cultures, both domestically and internationally. In 2013, Howard shifted the focus of his efforts to developing businesses that use disciplined processes, technology enablement, data capture and analytics, information security tools and procedures, and experienced, multi-disciplinary leadership to help companies meet a variety of business challenges and opportunities. Howard launched and rebranded several organizations that provide information security and data privacy, legal, legal optimization & support, and business process outsourcing services, including EXTEND Resources in 2016. Howard has served on boards of both public and privately-held companies.

Session(s):
Jack Cruz
MSP Expo Track A

Jack Cruz

Product Specialist IV (CSS), Dell

Kevin McDonough
MSP Expo Track B

Kevin McDonough

Advisory Systems Engineer, Dell Expert Network

Dell Expert Network

Kevin McDonough is an Advisory Systems Engineer and a member of the Global Technology Office at Dell Technologies. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) as well as an Archiving, eDiscovery, and Compliance Subject Matter Expert. Kevin is an 18-year Dell EMC veteran and brings over 25+ years of experience in Technology Solution Sales. Prior to joining Dell EMC, Kevin was the Director of Federal Operations at IMS Systems where he successfully established and scaled the federal business unit to record setting revenue levels. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and family and coaching soccer. He is also a passionate supporter of his beloved Manchester United Football Club Red Devils.

Session(s):
Erik Day
Keynote Presentation

Erik Day

VP & General Manager, North America Small Business, Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies

Erik Day has been at Dell (now Dell Technologies) for 18 years. During this tenure, Erik has held multiple sales, merchandising, operations and marketing leadership roles both domestically and internationally. As Vice President of Small Business, Erik’s goal is to advocate for small business across the US and Canada and ensure they are receiving the IT necessary to help their businesses grow and thrive. He believes that Small Business is the growth engine of the global economy and that technology will help them achieve their goals. Just this year, Erik developed and launched Dell’s new Small Business Advisor marketing campaign that focuses on how Dell can be a virtual IT advisor for your small business (https://youtu.be/Z16nZiVKd-c ). In May 2018, Erik graduated with his Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where he also received his Bachelors in 1994. Erik is an avid tennis player and a die-hard collegiate (SMU, UT Austin, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, Northwestern) and Chicago Based (Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs) sports fan. He is heavily involved in advocating for workplace equality globally for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgendered employees of all sized corporations. He is the Global Executive Chair of the PRIDE (LGBTAQ) Employee Resource Group at Dell Technologies and on the Board of Directors for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates this year. He has also served on the board of various other organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, AIDS Services of Austin, Nashville Cares and The Austin Tennis Club. He loves spending time at home in Austin or on Lake Michigan with his husband Craig and their 2 Samoyeds, Chester and Chase.

Session(s):
Ruchir Brahmbhatt
Service Provider Solutions

Ruchir Brahmbhatt

CTO & Co-founder, Ecosmob Technologies

Ecosmob Technologies

Mr. Ruchir Brahmbhatt is the Co-founder and Director at Ecosmob Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He is a BE IT graduate and has spent 14 years in the technology and communication industry, starting as a VoIP engineer and becoming a highly sought technology expert in Asterisk, Freeswitch, OpenSIPs, and Kamailio. He contributed substantially to set up a department of unmatched developers and helped accelerate their efficiency by identifying and providing the right tools. His team at Ecosmob has worked on versatile development projects from web development to mobile development, including front-end and back-end technologies since 2014. From project analysis, execution to its delivery, he led the team torching them towards the right path for successful project completion. Subsequently, he plunged into establishing a product-based company - Hodusoft Pvt Ltd in 2015. He also launched software for the educational sector - Myeducomm to enable continuous communication between teachers, students, and parents. Being passionate about IT engineering and technology enthusiasts, Ruchir has given new wings to the organization to rise higher and higher by holding transparency, quality, and client satisfaction at the center.

Session(s):
Candace Sheitelman
Future of Work Expo

Candace Sheitelman

CMO, Edify

Peter Charland
Future of Work Expo

Peter Charland

Senior Manager of Product Marketing, EMC Smarts, EMC Corporation

Cathy Miron
Service Provider Solutions

Cathy Miron

CEO, eSilo

Evan Kirstel
The Blockchain Event

Evan Kirstel

B2B Tech Influencer, Evan Kirstel LLC

Evan Kirstel LLC

With 25+ years of sales, alliances and biz dev experience in Telecom and IT, I bring a unique perspective on opportunities in the Unified Communications & Collaboration landscape, including deep knowledge of social, mobile, and the voice/video/web collaboration market and cloud technology.I am a member of Influencer Marketing programs at Huawei, IBM and Dell EMC. My clients include CenturyLink, GENBAND, Ericsson, West Corp, Broadsoft, Xactly, 128 Technology, Qualcomm, Panasonic and many others.

Session(s):
Antonella Commiato
MSP Expo Track B

Antonella Commiato

CTO and CISO, EXTEND Resources

EXTEND Resources

Antonella Commiato has 23 years of IT and information security leadership experience across a range of industries that include legal, environmental, transportation and logistics, and professional services. Antonella is a certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer (IBITGQ CIS LI), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE™), CMMC Registered Practitioner, certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, a OneTrust Fellow of Privacy Technology, and Scrum Master. In her role as a Virtual CISO, Antonella has also worked with numerous clients, including law firms, legal services providers, healthcare information companies, and facilities management services to craft, deploy, and manage holistic information security programs and achieve ISO 27001 certification, helping to safeguard sensitive and confidential information held by those organizations. Antonella is experienced in leading the development and implementation of a wide variety of platforms and technologies, including information security compliance management tools. Antonella is a take-charge leader who excels at aligning IT and information security strategy with enterprise goals. She has a proven track record in guiding critical program and application development and delivery, optimizing processes, managing budgets, building high-performance teams, and implementing strong and effective procedures for change management and communication. With her technological expertise and guidance, companies can support their complex business initiatives, grow their businesses, and implement efficient internal operations.

Session(s):
Scott Peterson
Enterprise Solutions

Scott Peterson

SVP Global Channels, Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks

Scott Peterson is Extreme’s SVP of Global Channels, responsible for driving growth in Extreme’s global channel program and partner go-to-market strategy. Peterson has over twenty (20) years of success guiding high-performing technology teams across a variety of vertical practices in more than 25 countries. Before joining Extreme, Scott was EVP and Chief Revenue Officer at Mitel Communications from 2019-21., Prior to Mitel, Scott had a 15 year tenure at Verizon, highlighted by executive leadership positions running global P&Ls: in 2013-2015 leadership of the Media and Entertainment Vertical (serving Fortune 500 customers) and in 2016-2018 was promoted to GM of the SMB practice. In this time period, Scott’s accountability spanned organizations as large as 2,000 team members and more than $2B in annual revenues. Peterson received his MBA from the University of Colorado, a JD (Juris Doctor) from the University of Iowa College of Law, and a BS in Political Science from the University of Iowa. He is licensed to practice law in US federal courts and the state of Colorado, and he is a frequent keynote speaker at CTIA, Dreamforce, HiMSS, Channel Partners and other high-profile events. Scott is a passionate about his four children, living a healthy life centered on gratitude and joy, college football, and finding the world’s best pinot noir.

Session(s):
Abbey Wolfram
Enterprise Solutions

Abbey Wolfram

Sr. Channel Marketing Manager, Extreme Networks

Barbara Steel
Future of Work Expo

Barbara Steel

Managing Director, EY

EY

Barbara is a Managing Director with EY’s People Advisory Services, and her background includes having functioned both as an executive human resource practitioner and people advisory leader with an emphasis on aligning people strategy to business priorities. She has devoted her more than twenty-year career to leading businesses through organizational structure and redesign, culture transformation, organizational development, and change management. One of Barbara’s specialization areas is DE&I and her work with multinational clients has encompassed building DE&I strategy and evolving the culture, employing habit activation, and transforming processes and systems to reduce cognitive bias and other systemic inequities. Barbara also has extensive experience advising clients on culture and performance change to align workforce needs with digital transformation strategies and new business operating models.

Session(s):
Mike Otting
Enterprise Solutions

Mike Otting

Vice President, Sales, First Orion

First Orion

Mike Otting is performance-driven who brings over 24 years of sales leadership experience in telecom and technology. As Vice President of Sales, Mike is responsible for building our channel alliances (Channel Partners and Platform Providers) for First Orion. Prior to First Orion, Mike led a large sales team with Select Quote where he started with a small contact center and grew it to over thousands of sales representatives globally. Mike also enjoyed a 15-year career with Birch Communications in various leadership roles, including vice president of sales. During Mike’s free time he loves spending time outdoors with his family.

Session(s):
Kelli  Ballou-McMillan
Enterprise Solutions

Kelli Ballou-McMillan

Director, Global Partners, Five9

Five9

Kelli Ballou-McMillan is the Director of Global Partners at Five9, the leading provider of cloud contact center software, where she is responsible for creating equitable partner programs that enable, educate and empower partners to sell into cloud emerging technologies. With her leadership, she has impacted the channel route to markets growth by exceeding her growth targets over 30%+ YOY with her strategic partnerships for over 3 years. Five9 acknowledges that its success is its people which directly impacts their company culture. Kelli serves as the DE&I Ambassador for Five9 and co-leader of the BlatinX & Dialed In Crew ERG’s. Kelli is a fearless DEI+A leader, always looking for ways to assist individuals and organizations build inclusive environments to improve company culture. In fall of 2019, Kelli founded Xposure Inclusion & Diversity council, a networking organization dedicated to elevating the culture and sustainability of the technology channel by curating an ecosystem of the industry’s top talent through diversity, equity, inclusion and allyship initiatives. Embodying the mission of mentorship, Xposure members collaborate together on how to best navigate the channel for career success and how to execute on various initiatives to create equitable spaces. She also serves on the Alliance of Channel Women DE&I Council and was their 2020 LEAD Award Recipient. Channel Futures recognized Kelli as a Channel Influencer in 2022 for the 2nd year in the row and Channel Futures DE&I 101 Leadership Award for both 2021 and 2022 as well. A native Houstonian, when Kelli isn’t creating partner programs around emerging technologies, or advocating for equitable communities, you can find her and her family at the Blodgett Urban Garden in Third Ward. At BUG, she is an active board member providing education on sustainable gardening techniques and organic within a food dessert.

Session(s):
Erin Wilson
Future of Work Expo

Erin Wilson

Director of Technical Marketing, Five9

Five9

A charismatic engineer, Erin cleverly pairs technical expertise with business acumen to communicate complex concepts to technical and non-technical audiences alike. A 15-year SaaS veteran, Erin challenges companies to creatively apply contact center technology to their most strategic initiatives. Erin strives to help organizations deliver exceptional, engaging customer experiences. She is an author and frequently leads thought leadership discussions on technology. Erin has held senior and leadership positions in technical marketing, solutions consulting, product evangelism, and business partner enablement.

Session(s):
Dave Fox
Future of Work Expo

Dave Fox

CEO, Focus Global Talent Solutions

Focus Global Talent Solutions

Dave Fox is the co-founder and CEO of Focus Global Talent Solutions, a high-end niche IT staffing and recruitment agency in Florida. The organization specializes in four areas: data science and artificial intelligence, business intelligence and analytics, digital marketing technology and cloud technology. Their specialty is their super power. Dave’s journey in recruitment started back in New York City in 2010. He stumbled upon a Craigslist ad for a global recruitment company that was expanding to the U.S.. Dave started as a trainee recruiter and within eight years became the global top biller of his company, achieving in excess of $7 million in revenue. He was asked to lead a new market for the company and became the foremost expert in the recruitment of Adobe Experience Cloud professionals. Having a passion for creating and building he decided to start his own specialty IT staffing company with his wife Brittany Fox. Focus Global Talent Solutions started in 2018 and is changing the way tech recruiting is done - simplifying hiring, making things easier and providing true expertise to clients and candidates. Focus guarantees immediate results upon engagement, serving clients the best candidates they will ever encounter. Dave’s life purpose is to help and motivate others to become the best they can be in every area of their lives. He believes that by working hard, focusing on key outcomes and constantly learning and developing, you can have the life you envision. This philosophy shaped the one-of-a-kind, supportive culture at Focus GTS, which stretches people to become their best self. When Dave is not creating the most innovative IT staffing company in the United States, he loves being a dad to his son, working out, and watching MMA.

Session(s):
Chuck Swain
Future of Work Expo

Chuck Swain

, Genesys

Elliott Ning
Enterprise Solutions

Elliott Ning

AI Program Manager, Google

Michael Gutierrez
MSP Expo Track A

Michael Gutierrez

Sr Manager, Solutions Consulting, GoTo

GoTo

Michael Gutierrez is a highly skilled IT professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Currently serving as the Sr. Manager of Solutions Consulting at GoTo, Michael has a strong track record in IT support and management. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of IT Support in the healthcare industry, where he successfully implemented new remote support and collaboration solutions, improving communication and productivity for the organization. In his current role at GoTo, Michael leverages his expertise to drive success for his team and clients.

Session(s):
Diya Berger
MSP Expo Track A

Diya Berger

Vice President, Grain Management

Grain Management

Session(s):
Dan McDuffie
MSP Expo Track A

Dan McDuffie

General Manager, Wireless, Granite Telecom

Granite Telecom

Dan McDuffie is a growth and strategy leader with over 25 years’ experience in the Telecom space. Formerly President of Interoute Telecommunications’ North American business (now part of GTT), Dan went on to lead Wyless, an early pioneer in Global Managed IoT Services. As CEO of Wyless Dan grew the business from a small UK-based SIM provider to a global MSP managing millions of IoT Connections via 18 Mobile Operators in North America, Europe, and Brazil. Wyless sold to Abry Partners in 2015 and is now part of Kore Wireless. After a stint in Private Equity with Great Hill Partners, Dan joined Granite in late 2017 to run a newly formed wireless business unit, initially focusing on fixed wireless and then branching out into Managed Mobility. As an end-to-end Wireless MSP, Granite has won 3 Solutions Provider of the Year awards from Cradlepoint in the past 4 years and has grown over 1,000% in revenue during that same time, today accounting for over 20% of Granite’s year-over-year revenue growth. Dan is a lifelong Boston resident and Boston University Graduate, is an avid Boston sports fan and water sports enthusiast.

Session(s):
Mike Henderson
MSP Expo Track A

Mike Henderson

Chief Revenue Officer, GXC

GXC

With more than 30 years of global leadership experience in the telecommunications, media, high-technology, enterprise and cyber security markets, Mr. Henderson is a recognized leader with the vision and discipline to drive sustainable growth through the innovative solutions grounded in the needs of the market. He is known for his strength in solving customers’ challenges and developing businesses through an emphasis on advanced product development, strategic channel management, and expansion of key vertical markets, as well as his exceptional ability to forge customer and alliance relationships. Mr. Henderson is currently the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for GXC Corporation, responsible for business development, sales, partnerships, and solution delivery. GXC provides groundbreaking technology for enterprise 5G networks based on a cellular mesh architecture. This private network platform provides high levels of resiliency, flexible deployments, strong coverage in hard-to-reach areas, and a powerful distributed application platform. Mr. Henderson previously provided consulting services to Etiya Corporation, a leading global provider of BSS, AI, ML, and 5G products to communications service providers and enterprises, as Executive Vice President Global Alliances engaging with the prominent hyperscalers, systems integrators, network solution providers, and product companies. He successfully built Etiya’s alliances program from scratch establishing complex teaming agreements, defining compelling use cases, deploying solutions in various partner reference architectures, and creating a substantial sales pipeline. Mr. Henderson was CEO of gen-E, LLC, a provider of leading AIOps service assurance software and services for service providers and other enterprises with large, complex networks. Gen-E enabled clients to dramatically reduce costs, improve efficiency, and deliver high quality service by providing greater visibility, control, and automation of their operational systems. Before joining gen-E, LLC, Mr. Henderson was President, CSG Invotas, a global cyber security solutions business which he internally developed, launched, and was responsible for day-to-day operations. Prior to Invotas, Mr. Henderson served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CSG International, overseeing worldwide business development, marketing, and account management. Prior to joining CSG, Mr. Henderson was Chief Sales Officer for Call Genie, an industry leader in mobile advertising software and services solutions. Mr. Henderson created the company’s global advertising network business and closed major groundbreaking transactions with prominent communication service providers as well as print publishers, radio networks, websites, and TV programmers. Before joining Call Genie, Mr. Henderson was the President of Telcordias Global Solutions group where he provided the overall vision and leadership for Telcordias products, services, and partners to help customers create, deliver and manage services over any network or device. These end-to-end solutions spanned OSS, BSS, and IMS product and service lines as well as the company’s project management, sales, marketing and alliances. Prior to joining Telcordia, Mr. Henderson was Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for ADC Telecommunications. During his five-year tenure at ADC, he was responsible for growing the overall software business and creating market leadership for the companys next-generation service provider applications business. Mr. Henderson also was responsible for the creation and management of ADCs New Media practice, as well as substantially growing its international service provider business. He was also pivotal in the sale of ADCs customer care and billing software division to Intec Telecom Systems. Before joining ADC, Mr. Henderson was a co-founder and CEO of PCI, a private equity-backed software company that pioneered IP-based interactive voice service application platforms. Mr. Henderson earlier played a key role at Frontier Corporation, where he led the sales, business, and product development teams and helped launch the first CLEC in North America. His previous senior-level positions also included key roles for Volt Data Resources, Nortel, and Computer Consoles, Inc. He began his career as a Systems Analyst for Control Data Corporation. Mr. Henderson formerly served on the board of the TeleManagement Forum, a 850-member, global organization that provides leadership, strategic guidance, and practical solutions to improve the management and operation of information and communication services. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.

Session(s):
David Barton
Future of Work Expo

David Barton

CTO, Highwire Networks

Highwire Networks

David Barton is Chief Technology Officer at High Wire Networks. He oversees High Wire technology solutions and leads the sales engineering teams for High Wire’s Overwatch Managed Security Marketplace, which enables partners to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity that’s easy to sell and easy to buy for an affordable subscription. Barton has more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience with companies in various industries, including telecommunications, health care, software development, finance, mortgage, and government. He is the former CISO for Stellar Cyber, the company behind the open-XDR solution that Overwatch leverages to deliver managed detection and response through its 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) as a Service.

Session(s):
Sai Subramanian
Service Provider Solutions

Sai Subramanian

Sr. Director of Site Reliability Engineering, Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara

As Senior Director of Site Reliability Engineering for Hitachi Vantara, Sai Subramanian is a passionate technical leader focused on defining and scaling technologies. He has tried his hands in various facets of software development impacting industries such as fintech, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing and research for the last 15+ years. He has incubated and meticulously tailored SRE teams for multiple fortune 100 companies. He is particularly proud about the number of times he has helped with major performance issues in production for his clients.

Session(s):
Kartik Khambhati
Enterprise Solutions

Kartik Khambhati

Co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer, Hodusoft

Taylor Scott
Enterprise Solutions

Taylor Scott

CTO/Co-Founder, IKIN

IKIN

Taylor Scott is founder and chief technology officer of IKIN, where he oversees the company’s initiatives for creating holographic solutions for consumer and industrial applications. His diverse background spans a broad range of disciplines that includes biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, holographic technology, electronics engineering, and artificial intelligence. He has worked in the field of holography for years and participated in iconic large stage events. Taylor resides in San Diego and Austin.

Session(s):
Joe Ward
Future of Work Expo

Joe Ward

CEO, IKIN

IKIN

Joe Ward serves as chief executive officer and president of IKIN, and oversees the company’s strategy, business development, sales, and marketing initiatives. Joe joined IKIN after spending much of his career as a highly respected executive in the telecommunications sector. In his three-decades-long career, he has held management positions with leading providers including Inter-Tel, Mitel, and other large channel providers. Joe is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and resides in Austin.

Session(s):
Mariana Danilovic
The Blockchain Event

Mariana Danilovic

Managing Director , Infiom, LLC

Infiom, LLC

Mariana Founded and manages Infiom, a global consensus blockchain economy for creation of DeFi, NFTs, and Consensus Blockchain Ventures. Prior to Infiom, she was the Managing Director of BitAngels, the first crypto angel network formed in 2013 that invested in launch of Ethereum. She is an Advisor to SuperWorld, Open Therapeutics, Alysida Health, uPrime, and System9.Mariana was EVP Business Development for NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN) and Head of Business Development, Content Aggregation and Programming for MediaZone, a broadband video company launched and owned by NASPERS Internet (largest investor in Tencent). Mariana also founded and directed the Digital Media Incubator at KPMG LLP. Portfolio companies raised angel investments from Michael Jackson, Beny Alagem, Al Copeland, IdeaLab, David Gefen, Brian Singer, Bob Daly, Jeff Pollack of Handprint Entertainment and John Gee, Executive Director of NASA Ames Research Incubator, and VC funding from Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia, Intel, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Dell, Panasonic, and Chase Capital Partners.Mariana served on the New Media Board and serves on the International Committee of the Producers’ Guild of America and is a member of the Television Academy. Mariana served on the Board of the Tim Draper’s Zone Ventures Club and on the Mayor Riordan’s Digital Coast Roundtable.

Session(s):
Paul Hager
MSP Expo Track B

Paul Hager

Vice President, Services, Ingram Micro

Ritesh Mukherjee
Future of Work Expo

Ritesh Mukherjee

Senior VP and General Manager Enterprise Networks, Inseego

Inseego

Ritesh Mukherjee is an accomplished leader focusing on global communications and technology. Ritesh leads product design, solutions engineering, and technical marketing as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Inseego. He is responsible for transforming digital networks with 5G, MEC, SDN/NFV, SDWAN, SASE, and Cloud solutions. Before joining Inseego, Ritesh was Vice President at Reliance Jio, managing a global portfolio of market-leading innovative enterprise solutions. He was Vice President, Product Management at 128 Technology (acquired by Juniper Networks), leading SD-WAN and cloud development, and Product Management Leader at Cisco, leading the software operating systems group. Ritesh has engineered some of the largest deployments of enterprise networks for leading businesses globally. He is a sought-after speaker and thought leader. Ritesh teaches Computer Networks and Security courses as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Benjamin Franklin Cummins Institute of Technology, Boston. Ritesh holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal.

Session(s):
Larry Dillon
MSP Expo Track B

Larry Dillon

CEO, InsightPRM

InsightPRM

Session(s):
Andreina Morales
Future of Work Expo

Andreina Morales

Vice President of Community Operations, Instawork

Instawork

Andreina Morales is the Vice President of Community Operations at Instawork, where she oversees professional and partner engagement, customer support operations and community trust & safety. Andie has over 15 years experience leading customer experience teams that optimize operations and drive business growth. Her expertise in customer-centric strategies has been leveraged across top brands such as Kaplan, UBS, and P&G. Andreina has her MBA from Harvard Business School, BS in Economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela, and is a formally trained pastry chef.

Session(s):
Chris Fine
Future of Work Expo

Chris Fine

CEO, Integrative Technologies LLC

Integrative Technologies LLC

Chris Fine is the founder and CEO of Integrative Technologies LLC. He is an experienced independent advisor and consultant, specializing in strategy, technology, innovation, and business/market development. Some of his areas of technology and market expertise include enterprise technology, AI, cyber and physical security systems, communication and collaboration products and networks, workplace technology, and Internet of Things (IoT). Chris’s recent focus, working with vendors, Real Estate professionals, IT groups, and end users, has been the future of work and the workplace, including technologies, user and operator experience, office layout, remote work, and security. One major area of focus now is the evolution of the workplace during and post COVID-19, including physical and cyber security, remote/hybrid work technologies, and communication/collaboration innovation. Prior to founding Integrative Technologies, Chris worked at Goldman Sachs in various financial, engineering, and management roles. Chris’s extensive speaking background includes industry conferences, corporate events, podcasts and webinars. He is the author or co-author of multiple industry studies, White Papers, and other publications. He is the co-host of the monthly “Watch This Space” podcast: www.watchthisspace.tech, and an All-Star Mentor for TechStars’s New York startup incubators.

Session(s):
Adam Klodner
Future of Work Expo

Adam Klodner

VP of Application Development, IntelePeer

Chris Duzich
MSP Expo Track A

Chris Duzich

COO, Intrusion

Ashley Garner
MSP Expo Track A

Ashley Garner

Head of Marketing, Intrusion

Seth Helgesen
MSP Expo Track B

Seth Helgesen

Solutions Architect, IONOS Cloud

Jon Arnold
Future of Work Expo

Jon Arnold

Principal, J Arnold & Associates

J Arnold & Associates

Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent analyst practice providing thought leadership and go-to-market counsel, with a focus on the business-level impact of digital transformation on the future of work. Core areas of expertise include unified communications, collaboration, cloud platforms (UCaaS, CCaaS and CPaaS) Artificial Intelligence, speech technologies, Internet of Things, contact centers and customer experience. He has been consulting in many of these areas since 2001, and his independent practice was founded in 2005. JAA is based in Toronto, Ontario, and serves clients across North America as well as in Europe. Jon’s thought leadership can be followed on his widely-read, award-winning JAA’s Analyst Blog, with ongoing commentary on Twitter and Linked in. In addition, Jon produces a monthly podcast with long-time colleague Chris Fine - Watch This Space – which is a regular feature in his monthly newsletter, JAA’s Communications and Collaboration Review. In January 2023, Jon was named as a Top 100 United Comms Influencers 2023, and in 2022, was included in “16 UCaaS influencers to Follow”, “16 Hybrid Work Influencers to Follow” and “16 CCaaS Influencers to Follow”. In December 2021, Jon was listed in “Top 50 Contact Center Twitter Accounts to Follow”; also in 2021, Jon was included in “Who’s Who in Unified Communications?”, and “Who’s Who in Telecoms?”. During 2020, Jon was named a “Top 100 Unified Comms Influencer”, and a “Top 10 CX Contact Center Influencer You Need to Follow”; in 2019 a “Top 50 Unified Comms Influencer”, and a “Top 30 Contact Center Influencer”; and in 2018, Jon was included in a listing of “Top 10 Telecoms Influencers”, and “TOP VoIP Bloggers to Follow”. Previously, in both March 2017 and January 2016, Jon was cited among the Top Analysts Covering the Contact Center Industry. Also in 2017, Jon was cited as a Top 10 Telecom Expert, and Six Business Communications Thought Leaders to Follow. Before that, GetVoIP.com named Jon a Top 50 UC Experts to Follow in 2015, as well as a Top 100 Tech Podcaster in 2014. For JAA’s blog, it was recognized as a Top Tech Blog in 2016 and 2015, and has had other similar accolades going back to 2008. As an analyst, Jon regularly attends leading events in the tech space, often as a speaker, including Enterprise Connect, ITExpo, Future of Work Expo, Channel Partners, Cloud Conventions, SCTC and others. Additionally, Jon is a UC Expert with BCStrategies, is a long-serving Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, and is regularly invited to judge industry awards events. He is frequently cited in both the trade press and mainstream business press, serves as an Advisor to emerging technology/telecom companies, is a board member of the U.S.-based SCTC, and an Advisory Board member for UCX USA.

Session(s):
Michael Gottwalt
MSP Expo Track A

Michael Gottwalt

VP of Cloud Solutions Sales & Enablement, Jenne

Brett Shockley
Future of Work Expo

Brett Shockley

CEO, Journey.ai

Journey.ai

Brett Shockley is a tech industry executive, entrepreneur and keynote speaker with over 30 years of leadership in enterprise software at Journey, Avaya, Cisco, Calabrio and Spanlink Communications. Shockley is the cofounder and CEO of Journey, whose Trusted Identity Platform makes it simple for businesses to build Trusted Digital Relationships with their customers. He is a Director for eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN), a leading provider of cloud based customer engagement applications and SPOK (NASDAQ: SPOK), global leader in critical health care communications products and services. He also serves on the Virtual Hold Technology advisory board and is a startup mentor for Stanford’s Alchemist Accelerator. Previously Shockley was SVP of Strategy, Corporate Development & CTO of Avaya. He also served as SVP/GM of Avaya’s Contact Center and Unified Communications portfolios and led the Avaya Labs Research team. Earlier Shockley held senior leadership roles including VP/GM of Cisco’s Contact Center Business Unit where his team pioneered the industry’s first VoIP Contact Center. As Cofounder/CEO of Spanlink, he led the IPO and partnered with Bell Labs to pioneer innovations in speech recognition, computer telephony and call centers. As cofounder of Calabrio he led the development of industry leading Workforce Optimization software. In addition to holding patents in privacy, security, social networking & contact centers, Shockley was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, University of Minnesota Alumni Lifetime Achievement award winner and Minnesota High Tech Association Emerging Technology award winner. Brett previously held the Guinness World Record for the World’s Tallest Unicycle at 51’.

Session(s):
Amelia Paro
Keynote Presentation

Amelia Paro

Channel Chief, Kaseya

Kaseya

Amelia Paro is an award-winning speaker and experienced sales professional with over ten years in the technology industry in B2B and B2C environments. Past sales experience includes IT hardware/software and IT consulting and services. Amelia brings a wealth of experience from managing and growing a successful MSP in AZ and working with clients across the US in the financial sector, non-profits and unions, and Fortune 500 retail organizations. She has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by MSPs and has extensive experience with the development of strategies for fast-tracking ROI after adopting a new technology solution. Amelia experienced great success during her years with her MSP and is passionate about seeing Partners gain the same success and profitability. partners around the globe. list pays tribute to the below-the-radar best and brightest who power the channel every day. Amelia then went on to receive the prestigious 2022 Channel Chief award given by CRN to influential leaders who, through their dedication, industry stature and advocacy, continue to shape the IT landscape with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships. When not traveling to one Channel event after another, Amelia spends her time hiking the beautiful Arizona mountains, spoiling her dogs, and advocating for Animal Rescues, in the fight to abolish animal abuse and neglect forever.

Session(s):
Darryl Wilson
Future of Work Expo

Darryl Wilson

Digital Workplace Services Global Leader, Kyndryl

Kyndryl

Darryl has over 24 years of experience in the Information Technology and Services industry and currently holds the position of Global Leader of Kyndryl Consult for the Digital Workplace (DWS). In this role, Darryl is responsible for the global strategy and execution of Kyndryl’s Advisory & Implementation Services for Digital Workplace (DWS). DWS solutions span Modern Device Management, IT Support Services, Workplace Virtualization and Modern Workplace Collaboration that drive increased Employee Experience (EX) ultimately resulting in an increased Customer Experience (CX). Darryl often speaks at industry and client events on trends we see in this space and how Kyndryl services can assist our clients’ digital workplace experience ambitions. Darryl lives in Toronto, Canada and is married with 3 kids attending university and outside of work is passionate about Family, Music, Sports and travelling.

Session(s):
MeiLee Langley
Enterprise Solutions

MeiLee Langley

Senior Director, WW Channel Marketing, LiveVox

Jim Christensen
MSP Expo Track A

Jim Christensen

CEO, Lochbox

Lochbox

Jim Christensen is the CEO of Lochbox, a compliance and remediation solution for secure cyber communications. Christensens career in communication security began at Callware Technologies in 1995 and has helped grow the organization in becoming a preferred communications provider to the Department of Defense (DoD), serving over 150 bases and nearly one million users worldwide.

Session(s):
Fred Posner
AstriCon

Fred Posner

Consultant, LOD

LOD

Freds primary role is a VoIP Consultant, specializing in Open Source software including Asterisk, Kamailio (formerly OpenSER), and FreeSWITCH. Fred is the founder of APIBAN and a member of the Kamailio Open Source Project.

Session(s):
Robert Cooper
MSP Expo Track A

Robert Cooper

Managing Partner, Logos Management Group

Logos Management Group

Session(s):
May Mahboob
Enterprise Metaverse

May Mahboob

Co-founder, MDB Financials

MDB Financials

Co-Founder of MBD Financials: Photorealistic, Decentralized Metaverse Business District. A Decentralized District That Empowers Individuals To Create Their Own Financial Eco System. Entrepreneur, Executive Leader, Innovator, Visionary, and Creator. A disruptor of systemic barriers of poverty, inequality, and segregation. Providing accessibility of resources, opportunities, financial inclusion through the use of emerging technology such as digital finance, cryptocurrency, web 3, metaverse, blockchain, and financial literacy.

Session(s):
Daniel Rodgers
MSP Expo Track B

Daniel Rodgers

CEO, MedCo Data

MedCo Data

Session(s):
Pascal Menezes
Enterprise Solutions

Pascal Menezes

CTO, MEF

MEF

Pascal Menezes is Chief Technology Officer at MEF. He is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager, and seasoned IP architect with decades of experience in internetworking, next-generation information systems, and communication architectures. Pascal currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at MEF where he is focused on SD-WAN, SASE, cloud-scale architectures, real-time media networks, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO). Pascal is a former Principal from Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group where he spent close to 10 years working on many real-time media and network technologies. He has worked on five startups with multiple successes, has received numerous industry global thought leadership awards, and presented extensively in numerous events worldwide. Pascal holds 30+ patents and patents pending and has co-authored many standards in the IETF, MEF, and Broadband Forum (MPLS).

Session(s):
Abigail Chambley
Future of Work Expo

Abigail Chambley

Director, Talent Acquisition, Mission Cloud

Megan Cornish
Future of Work Expo

Megan Cornish

VP of Corporate, Government and Marketing, Moth+Flame

Logan Mallory
Future of Work Expo

Logan Mallory

VP Marketing, Motivosity

Motivosity

Logan Mallory is the Vice President of Marketing at the leading employee engagement and recognition software, Motivosity. Mallory is a public speaker, professor, and thought leader on culture and leadership in the workplace to achieve employee retention. Motivosity helps companies to promote gratitude and connection in todays digital era of work.

Session(s):
Matt  Quinn
The Blockchain Event

Matt Quinn

Ecosystem Development, Nervos

Nervos

Matt has been an blockchain educator and community organizer since 2017. Originally drawn to Bitcoins promise to create a peer-to-peer digital economy of micropayments, he has spent the better part of a decade immersed in blockchain technology. His work includes organizing Ethereum meetups, creating a blockchain-focused coworking space, and over the last 4 years- championing the objectives of the Nervos project and supporting ecosystem growth.

Session(s):
Todd Miller
MSP Expo Track B

Todd Miller

Vice President, Technology Solutions, Nitel

Nitel

As Vice President of Technology Solutions, Todd Miller provides thought leadership evangelizing Nitel’s capabilities and helping customers and agents understand how the use of technology can assist them with their digital transformation and overall objectives. In addition, Miller leads Nitel’s team of Solution Architects, whose mission is to work consultatively with the customer to develop the right solution. Prior to his current role, Miller served as Vice President of Product where key accomplishments included the creation of Nitel-Connect, a comprehensive strategy for designing an optimized and integrated end-to-end WAN. Integrating flexible access, SD-WAN, and security with Nitel’s nationwide MPLS network and private, direct cloud connectivity, Nitel-Connect provides customers with a secure, high-performance, and predictable framework on which to run their business. Before Nitel, Miller spent over twenty years in the Information Technology consulting space where he provided technology architecture and deployment assistance in the areas of networking, security, and cloud solutions while co-founding and serving as CTO of a mid-size Managed Services Provider (MSP); building a hybrid multi-tenant cloud architecture including one of the first desktop as a service (DaaS) offerings. Todd served three years in the Army as a Military Policeman in Germany as part of the 204th MP Company, 14th MP Brigade.

Session(s):
Piroune  Balachandran
The Blockchain Event

Piroune Balachandran

Co-Founder, Nodestar

Nodestar

Piroune is a Co-Founder at NodeStar, a Web3 Strategy & Advisory firm helping Web2 Brands leverage innovative Web3 solutions and supporting Web3 Startups with strategy, operations, business development, and fundraising. A 2x Founder in the E-Commerce and Fashion-Tech space, Piroune has 6+ of consulting experience with Cornerstone Research (NYC), advising Fortune 500 companies, top law firms, and government organizations. Active in crypto since 2018, Piroune advises Web3 startups on product, strategy, operations, and business development. He also writes and publishes blockchain-related research and insights, and his work has been featured in online publications.

Session(s):
Joel O'Brien
MSP Expo Track B

Joel O'Brien

VP, Network Design & Sales Engineer, Ooma

Ooma

Joel is an industry veteran in traditional and cloud telephony having 3 decades in designing, testing,implementing, and supporting carrier-class solutions for the Enterprise. As Ooma’s VP of SolutionsEngineering he is engaged in multiple aspects of the Company’s award-winning POTS replacementsolution, AirDial. Joel has been instrumental ensuring that Ooma AirDial feature-functionality,compliance and installation best-practices align with the needs of businesses who are seekingalternative technologies to wireline POTS for a variety of use cases including critical life-safety.

Session(s):
Tom Wilten
MSP Expo Track B

Tom Wilten

President and General Manager, Otava

Otava

Tom has built his career around corporate finance and strategy. His previous experience includes Qwest Communications, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic business review. Tom capped his career at Qwest by leading the process for the $22 billion merger with CenturyLink. At Otava, Tom has served as the CFO from early 2018 until summer 2022 and now currently leads the business unit. Tom holds an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from Cornell University. When he’s not guiding Otava, you can find him hanging out with his family of three children, traveling whenever possible, hiking and otherwise spending time outdoors or reading something new.

Session(s):
Glenn Stansbury
Enterprise Solutions

Glenn Stansbury

National Channel Manager, Peerless Network

Scott Francis
MSP Expo Track A

Scott Francis

Technology Evangelist, PFU America

PFU America

Scott Francis, Technology Evangelist at PFU America, brings more than 30 years of document imaging expertise to his position where he’s responsible for evangelizing Fujitsu’s industry leading scanner technology. With over thirty years of experience in the enterprise content management industry, he frequently provides thought leadership on document scanning use cases and best practices in addition to the overall benefits of digital transformation solutions.

Session(s):
Jennifer Hotai
Enterprise Metaverse

Jennifer Hotai

Founder & CEO, Plover Animation

Plover Animation

A life-long artist. Web3 enthusiast. Creative mentor. Domestic violence survivor. Jennifer Hotai has experienced and endured many challenges through her creative career and personal struggles. She worked on game and film projects as a concept artist while working dead end jobs, before creating an advertising company in 2015. She created Plover Animation in 2022 in the midst of escaping a life-threatening abusive relationship. She is now focused on building a bold and bright future through her startup, and sharing her knowledge with others as co-founder of the organization Grand Strand Web3 Guild. Shes currently a member of VRAR Association, Metaverse Standards Forum, and is featured in the book Women of the Future.

Session(s):
Mike Moncivais
Future of Work Expo

Mike Moncivais

Director, Solution Architect, Service Providers, Poly

Poly

Mike Moncivais leads the Sales Engineering specialists that create and deploy innovative solutions thru Poly’s SP partners. With over 15 years of Unified Communication experience he has advised, implemented and operationalized many purpose-specific solutions for Tier 1 global providers. He participates in SP Technology forums that set the direction of the UC technology going forward. Not content in delivering the UC solutions of yesterday Mike and Poly are “developing technology that connects people and then steps out of the way.”

Session(s):
Jeff Kubick
Enterprise Solutions

Jeff Kubick

Head of Global Voice Service Provider Marketing, Poly

Poly

Since joining Poly (now part of HP) in 2019, Jeff Kubick has worked with cloud voice service providers globally on go-to-market strategies for growing their business with Poly and HP’s complete portfolio of hybrid work solutions. Prior to Poly | HP, Jeff served as VP of Marketing at DSCI and TPx Communications, driving growth through innovative marketing, branding, product, and pricing strategies. He graduated from Bates College and earned his MBA at Babson College. When his head isn’t in The Cloud, Jeff devotes his time as a husband, father, photographer, dog fitness trainer, and chicken whisperer.

Session(s):
Darren Knapp
Enterprise Solutions

Darren Knapp

Director, Poly inside Channel Sales, Americas, Poly

Poly

Darren Knapp is the Director of Poly Inside Channel Sales for HP Inc. He leads sales and business development efforts in the Americas from Alaska to Argentina with over 9K Poly partners. Prior to his 22-year Telecom career, he also toured for 15 years with the USO in a hard rock band entertaining US Military personnel all over the world. Darren is passionate about HP’s mission to power authentic human connections and collaboration, and he loves to evangelize and demonstrate Poly | HP’s awesome tech!

Session(s):
Steven Edwards
Future of Work Expo

Steven Edwards

CEO, Premier Virtual

Premier Virtual

Steve Edwards is the founder of Premier Virtual, an innovative company helping businesses host successful virtual hiring events. In this new hiring landscape, virtual hiring events are an essential component of any recruitment effort, and Steve and his team are committed to help usher in this new era. After 4 years of jumping out of planes in the Army, Steve entered the world of job fairs and quickly noticed an emerging trend. In-person hiring events were getting less and less engagement. With Millennials and GenZers moving towards remote work and distributed teams becoming more prevalent, the hiring process was transitioning from in-person to virtual. With decreased engagement, companies were struggling to hire and retain quality talent. This inspired Steve to create a solution and he did just that with Premier Virtual. When the pandemic hit, the need for virtual job fairs skyrocketed and has helped Premier VIrtual move quickly to a leader within the industry. During its first 10 months, the Premier Virtual platform helped more than 35,000 companies connect with over 350,000 job seekers and has earned prestigious awards including 2021 Best Companies to work for in Florida. Premier Virtual also has licensing agreements over 150 Workforce Development across the Country. The US Army and several National Guard units use the Premier Virtual platform.

Session(s):
Nadine Sarraf
Future of Work Expo

Nadine Sarraf

CMO, Prodoscore

Steven McCaffrey
The Blockchain Event

Steven McCaffrey

Senior Managing Partner, Provinti

Provinti

Steven McCaffrey has spent 30 years in the financial services technology industry starting out as a systems application programmer and migrating to a becoming a highly sought network engineer. He then made the jump to technology management where he eventually became a Managing Director for Bank of America and Citigroup for multiple banking technology applications including risk, front end trading, large scale infrastructure, retail and commercial banking, and investment banking technologies. Mr. McCaffrey has been at First Data for the last 5 years, running their Sales and Service, IVR/Telecom/Call Center, and marketing technology teams.

Session(s):
Chance Myers
Enterprise Solutions

Chance Myers

Vice President, Quantanite

Quantanite

Chance Myers serves as vice president of customer solutions at Quantanite, where he is responsible for driving business development and sales activities in North America. Myers was a co-founder and head of sales for TeleSpeak, a renowned BPO provider, and previously held top executive positions at technology companies Callfinity, UIT, and OAISYS. He is known as a customer experience visionary who pioneered technology-driven “work from anywhere” environments, and has developed high-performance sales teams for a variety of technology providers, including several Fortune 500 companies. Myers is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Session(s):
MacLindsay Mitchell
MSP Expo Track A

MacLindsay Mitchell

Carrier Relations Manager, QuestBlue

QuestBlue

With a BS earned from North Carolina State University MacLindsay Mitchell brings communication and interpersonal skills to an entirely new level to assist clients from idea to inception. Since joining QuestBlue MacLindsay has completely revamped the local number portability department which is now estimated to be in the top ten porting departments in the United States. In his role of Operations Support Specialist MacLindsay has successfully onboarded additional national and international interconnected carrier agreements allowing QuestBlue to cover over 99% of the dial tone required by our clients helping you navigate the sometimes-difficult waters of telecommunications. MacLindsay is an organized and meticulous Carrier Relations Manager with a consistent level of leadership in the industry successfully onboarding enterprise level clients since June 2019.

Session(s):
Iago Soto Mata
Enterprise Solutions

Iago Soto Mata

CMO, QUOBIS

QUOBIS

Iago (1978) is the co-founder and CMO of Quobis, a leading real-time communications technology company based in Galicia, Spain.Computers and coding became an obsession at the age of 8 years old, when personal computer were affordable for home economies. After the graduation with a degree in Computer Science in the University of Vigo (Galicia, Spain), he soon started as an entrepreneur with some startups.Quobis was founded in 2006, to fill the gap of creating real-time communication solutions based on open standards for telecommunication operators and large companies Since then, he has been in the cutting edge of VoIP technology, growing Quobis into a leading company with hundreds of well-known customer worldwide. In 2013, his 10+ years of experience and his extensive knowledge of RTC vertical, has helped to the latest launch of the company, Sippo Collaborator, the first corporate fully-interoperable WebRTC endpoint.

Session(s):
Valentina Flores
Enterprise Solutions

Valentina Flores

CEO, Red Sentry

Red Sentry

Valentina Flores is CEO of Red Sentry, an offensive cybersecurity company specializing in penetration testing and vulnerability management. As a former detective investigating cybercrimes for a large police department, she was part of a federal task force fighting against these white collar cybercriminals. Now, instead of reacting to incidents, she proactively helps companies before they become victims.

Session(s):
Wynona  Raby
Enterprise Solutions

Wynona Raby

Consultant, Risk, Cyber Security, Privacy

Risk, Cyber Security, Privacy

Wynona lives to encourage, advocate, and educate. She is an experienced consultant and legal professional who has advised and provided startups to established Fortune 500 companies on matters involving regulatory compliance, risk, audits, privacy security, as well as provided training on improving culture to minimize burn and prioritize employee well being. When she is not working and serving in her community, she is enjoying the company of friends and family. She counts as the most important role as a supportive sibling to brother Lewis, who has autism.

Session(s):
Jeff Stollman
The Blockchain Event

Jeff Stollman

Chief Scientist, RMTM

RMTM

I develop solutions to difficult problems across a wide range of disciplines. Disciplines I work in include blockchain, sensors and robotics, business process engineering, federal business capture, strategic sourcing, cybersecurity, privacy and institutional change. In fact, it is the cross-fertilization that comes from this diversity, along with personal IP in the form of frameworks, processes and templates, that has prompted firms such as IBM, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Ford, and a wide array of federal agencies, including the Us Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community to retain me to solve some of their difficult problems. In the area of blockchain, I have developed enterprise tools for supply-chain integrity, scalable block validation to support millions of transactions per second, and a tool to prevent blockchain lock-in that also supports the Right to be Forgotten.

Session(s):
Hugh Goldstein
MSP Expo Track B

Hugh Goldstein

Sr. Product Manager, CPaaS & Apps, Sangoma

Ross Hubble
Future of Work Expo

Ross Hubble

Product Manager, Sangoma

Sangoma

For most people, telephony doesn’t sound very interesting. For me, telephony and technology are passions I’ve been chasing for 20 years. Most recently, my work landed me a position with Sangoma Technologies, where I’m focused on delivering industry-leading UCaaS offerings and integrations to our partners and customers. I guess you could say I’m living the dream here at Sangoma. When I’m not keeping up with my product roadmap, I spend my free time enjoying family, photography, skateboarding, and live music.

Session(s):
Michael Bradeen
AstriCon

Michael Bradeen

Software Engineer, Sangoma Technologies

Sangoma Technologies

Session(s):
Lorne Gaetz
AstriCon

Lorne Gaetz

Director of Open Source, Sangoma Technologies

Sangoma Technologies

Lorne set up his first Asterisk/FreePBX system in 2008 as a replacement for the offices aging PBX while working in an unrelated Engineering field. The new PBX almost did everything he needed, so he spent some free time hacking and extending the system where features were needed, discovering much about the inner workings in the process. As Lorne was starting to learn the duties of a new PBX admin, he began engaging with the online community, at first by participating in FreePBX and Asterisk forums and then later by becoming an open source code contributor and leader for community supported FreePBX projects. Within a few years, Lorne was a dedicated FreePBX community member and a strong supporter of community engagement in the Open Source software space. In 2015, Lorne was hired by Sangoma to perform both support and development duties, and has since expanded his scope of interest beyond the dialplan to the entire IP telephony ecosystem.

Session(s):
Joshua Colp
AstriCon

Joshua Colp

Asterisk Project Lead, Sangoma Technologies

Sangoma Technologies

Joshua Colp is the Asterisk Project Lead. This is just a fancy way of saying he makes surethe ship is pointed in the right direction. He originally started in the community submittingsimple patches and grew into improving and creating new core components of Asteriskitself. He is a self-taught programmer who believes in finding the balance between doingthings the way they should be done and doing what is right for the people using thesoftware. In his spare time he enjoys smashing fax machines.

Session(s):
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Michael Nelson
MSP Expo Track A

Michael Nelson

Founder, Scaled, Inc

Scaled, Inc

Michael Nelson is a founder of Scaled, a staff-augmentation firm that deploys L2 & L3 Technical Talent for MSPs from South Africa and the owner of a successful & growth-oriented MSP in California He started TLC Tech, a Sacramento based MSP in 2004 serving all types of clients. In 2008 the company made the transition to fully managed services. Averaging 20-30% year over year growth, the company consistently maintains best in class EBITDA. Currently with a staff of 28, the company has transitioned to being a fully remote MSP, with 30% of the staff working remotely from South Africa. After recognizing the benefits and the market need, Michael started Scaled with Jason Knight (also a former MSP owner) to place L2 & L3 techs with MSPs across the US and Canada.

Session(s):
Darren Himebrook
Future of Work Expo

Darren Himebrook

Co-Founder, Seekr

James Darby
MSP Expo Track A

James Darby

Founding Engineer, Sevco Security

Sevco Security

“Darb” is the Founding Engineer at Sevco Security, an IT Asset Intelligence platform which enables organizations to create a comprehensive IT asset inventory and identify gaps in their security tool coverage. He leads the field engineering and customer success functions there. A 23-year veteran in the USAF IT organization, Darb was the former US Air Force Director of Weapons & Tactics for the Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron, the former lead for the USAF Green Team, and he joined the founding team at Carbon Black and built the IR and MSSP Partner Programs.

Session(s):
David Silver
The Blockchain Event

David Silver

Partner, Silver Miller

Silver Miller

David is also recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America representing victims of crooked and abusive cryptocurrency exchanges and fraudsters acting under the guise of being blockchain technology start-up businesses, helping investors who have been exploited after investing in digital assets such as bitcoin, Ether, and multiple alternative cryptocurrencies. In 2015, David was named lead Class Counsel in the litigation against now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy, where he led the effort in recovering for the Court-certified class of Cryptsy customers settlements and judgments valued in excess of $100 million. With additional class/group action lawsuits against Coinbase, Kraken, BitConnect, and other cryptocurrency exchanges and alt-coin promoters, David continues his fight for individuals aggrieved by exploited members of the cryptocurrency community.

Session(s):
Dr. Bryan Ritchie
The Blockchain Event

Dr. Bryan Ritchie

CEO, SIMBA Chain

SIMBA Chain

Bryan Ritchie is the Chief Executive Office of Simba Chain, the API development platform to create decentralized and trustless apps to interface with smart contracts on multiple block chains. The company just raised its “A” round and is growing rapidly. More recently, Bryan was Notre Dame’s first vice president and associate provost for innovation, leading the University’s IDEA (Innovation, De-risking, and Enterprise Acceleration) Center, where he worked closely with deans, alumni, faculty, and students to commercialize intellectual property. Over 5 years he oversaw the formation of over 150 companies, was the general partner and chief investment officer for the Pit Road Fund, and was the founder of the IDEA Week entrepreneurship conference and celebration. Bryan has extensive experience in both industry and the academy. Before Notre Dame, he ran the venture capital firm GrowthSPORT. As president and CEO, he guided its investing activities, focusing primarily on seed-stage technology companies. He has formed multiple information technology companies of his own during his career and also held management positions with Century Software, Dayna Communications, IBM, Novell, IOMEGA, Megahertz, and 3Com. He has consulted for Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Seagate, Verizon, Givaudan, and over 100 other companies. Ritchie also spent four years directing technology commercialization at the University of Utah, first as associate vice president for technology venture development and then as associate vice president for research. He oversaw more than 200 new startups, more than $700 million in investment and grants, an average of 90 licenses per year, and 90+ patents per year. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and holds an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in political economy from Emory University. As a member of the faculty at Michigan State University, he rose from assistant to associate to full professor of political economy and was part of the core faculty of the Asian Studies Center. In addition, he served as director or co-director of two student entrepreneurship programs and as associate director for external strategy of the MSU BioEconomy Network, which coordinates the university’s initiatives to promote Michigan’s bioeconomy through research, policy and economic analysis, education, corporate and government collaborations, and commercialization. Fluent in Thai and conversant in several other Asian languages, Ritchie is the author of two books: Systemic Vulnerability and Sustainable Economic Growth: Skills and Upgrading in Southeast Asia and, with MSU’s Lindon Robison, Relationship Economics: The Social Capital Paradigm and its Application to Business, Politics, and Other Transactions.

Session(s):
Joran Vinzens
AstriCon

Joran Vinzens

VoIP Software Developer, sipgate

sipgate

Jöran started his work in the telco business in the year 2000. He got in contact with asterisk and SIP very soon after. Since 2011 he has been working for a German VoIP carrier using Asterisk and Kamailio. In 2017 he got his hands on ARI for the first time building a prototype. Now he is working with highly distributed Asterisk based infrastructure based on ARI and AGI on a large scale. He is a co-author of the open Source ARI-Proxy that connects ARI to kafka. Based on ARI he and his team members are building a company internal API to enable all developers within the company to build new telco features without knowing all the complexity of ARI and SIP.

Session(s):
Mike Nowak
MSP Expo Track A

Mike Nowak

, Skyswitch

Nikki Cabus
Service Provider Solutions

Nikki Cabus

CEO, South Florida Tech Hub

Colby Winegar
MSP Expo Track B

Colby Winegar

SVP Business Development, Storj

Storj

Colby Winegar is the SVP of Business Development at Storj, which is tackling data privacy and security with decentralized data storage powered by the STORJ digital token. As SVP of BD, Colby leads the relationship development with our tech and channel partners. Colby has worked in the decentralized cloud storage space for over four years. He was recently the CEO of CrowdStorage, which joined Storj earlier this year. Colby previously worked at Vivint, Avery Dennison, McKinsey & Company, and Dow Chemical.

Session(s):
Joshua Ramsey
MSP Expo Track A

Joshua Ramsey

CEO, Strategic Point Marketing

Strategic Point Marketing

Joshua Ramsey, CEO of Strategic Point Marketing, has developed principles and strategies for businesses since 2001. During this time, Joshua has successfully created and executed more than 80,000 successful campaigns across the US. Joshua is a Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, author, and highly regarded speaker. As someone with experience in speaking since 2005, Joshua teaches executives and business owners exactly how to cut costs and improve their current business so they can continue to grow. As a true Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, Joshua gives business owners unique executive experience, along with a fresh perspective, without having to pay the high salary of a full-time employee. He helps them to develop new strategies for growing their brand, increasing customer acquisition, and generating new sales.

Session(s):
Jeff LaCoursiere
AstriCon

Jeff LaCoursiere

CTO, StratusTalk, Inc

StratusTalk, Inc

Jeff brings over a decade of history with asterisk and thirty years consulting in the telecomindustry (nearly all the major carriers) to his role as CTO of StratusTalk. What began as a sideproject while he was living in the US Virgin Islands in the early 2000s has grown to a TSPserving clients around the globe. In this talk Jeff will describe the various architecturesStratusTalk has adopted to scale asterisk to its customers, leading to the modern kubernetesstructure he is building today.

Session(s):
Nelly Tacheva
Enterprise Metaverse

Nelly Tacheva

Founder & CEO, TANGRA & Simply Flows

TANGRA & Simply Flows

Nelly V. Tacheva is the Founder & CEO of Tangra & Simply Flows. Nelly is a Future of Work, Metaverse, and Web3 innovator with 20+ years of experience in software engineering, data science, and leadership. She holds an MBA in Business Analytics and an MS in Mathematics & Computer Science. Currently, Nelly and her team are building a metaverse platform, Tangra (https://tangra.link), for remote organizations to meet, collaborate, learn, and hold events in an immersive, engaging, efficient, and fun manner. Through various non-profit commitments, Nelly has been supporting causes like Women’s Empowerment, Women in Technology, and DEI.

Session(s):
Eric Hernaez
Service Provider Solutions

Eric Hernaez

CEO, TeamMate Technology

Christopher Whitaker
Service Provider Solutions

Christopher Whitaker

VP, Advanced Solutions, Mobility and IoT, Telarus

Telarus

Christopher Whitaker is a 20 year telecommunications professional from Atlanta, GA and he and his wife have 4 children. The last ten years he has focused on business solutions ranging from SMB to national enterprise organizations in the channel. He is an award-winning channel leader for his efforts in solving connectivity issues for his partners. Other recognitions include NCTI Honor Grad for marketing and TCA certified Telecommunications Professional. Prior to telecom, he was an US Army Airborne Infantrymen. In his free time, he enjoys boating on Lake Lanier in GA. He also is the host of “The Wireless Way” podcast. He is currently the VP of IoT Business Development with Telarus.

Session(s):
Koby Phillips
MSP Expo Track B

Koby Phillips

VP, Advanced Solutions, Cloud Practice, Telarus

Jennifer Dimas
Enterprise Solutions

Jennifer Dimas

Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Telarus

Telarus

Jen has spent her career in B2B technology growth marketing and is passionate about the alignment of the customer and the organization for the best outcomes. As a data-driven leader, Jen loves to leverage the latest process and technology for bottom-line impact. At Telarus, Jen is responsible for brand, demand, product, marketing operations, customer marketing functions, and he voice of the customer/partner.

Session(s):
Jason Stein
Service Provider Solutions

Jason Stein

VP, Advanced Solutions, Cyber Security, Telarus

Chad Dixon
Enterprise Solutions

Chad Dixon

Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Telarus

Telarus

Chad Dixon is a digital marketing strategist with 15+ years of experience across the industries of telecom, non-profit, entertainment, education, and healthcare. Chad Dixon is currently the Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Telarus. His responsibilities include all aspects of brand development, strategic messaging, graphic design, video development, and content development across all traditional and digital platforms. Chad holds an M.B.A. from Georgia State University with a dual concentration in International Business and Marketing. In addition, he holds certificates in leadership and business analytics from the University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University, respectively. When not working, Chad enjoys live events, traveling, and learning the piano.

Session(s):
Alan Percy
Enterprise Solutions

Alan Percy

CMO, TelcoBridges

TelcoBridges

Mr Percy is the Chief Marketing Officer at TelcoBridges, with responsibility for the global marketing efforts for the company, including market analysis, industry analyst relations, public relations, marketing communications and product marketing. With experience in product marketing, business development, sales engineering and software development, he brings many years of telecommunications industry expertise to his role. Mr. Percy is also a frequent industry speaker and contributes to several industry blogs, podcasts, webinars and educational YouTube videos, covering a range of communications and technology adoption topics.

Session(s):
Greg Bryan
Enterprise Solutions

Greg Bryan

Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TeleGeography

TeleGeography

Greg Bryan joined TeleGeography in 2006 and has specialized in pricing and market analysis for wholesale and enterprise telecom networks. Greg’s current focus is on enterprise wide area networks including managing our WAN Manager Survey and WAN Market Sizing and Forecast model. He is the host of the podcast, TeleGeography Explains the Internet, where he interviews guests from across the spectrum of the telecom world on key current topics in networking.

Session(s):
Bruce Wirt
Enterprise Solutions

Bruce Wirt

CRO, Telesystem

Telesystem

In over 15 years of executive leadership, Bruce Wirt has helped to build two national brands, led organization growth in the tens of millions of dollars and amassed a coaching tree of technology industry superstars. During those years, he has successfully developed leaders by focusing on goals and motivations that are in direct control of the individual. Wirt has been a champion for a diverse workforce and has worked hard in front and behind the scenes for compensation equality. He was named a CRN Channel Chief in 2021, and a 2022 Channel Leader by Channel Futures.

Session(s):
Scott Chille
MSP Expo Track A

Scott Chille

Senior Manager, Cybersecurity, Telesystem

Telesystem

Scott Chille is the Sr. Manager of Cybersecurity Consulting at Telesystem. He holds several industry leading certifications including a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN). Over the last 9 years he has successfully transformed multiple organizations on their cybersecurity journey and built teams dedicated to security operations. For more than 20 years, Scott has been in the trenches of I.T. and Cybersecurity starting when he was “volunteered” to be an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) while in the Navy as a surgical tech. After that, he decided he wanted to deal with less infectious things than humans and the journey has been rewarding. Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and family and honing his skills making Texas BBQ (aka. Brisket).

Session(s):
Ira Feuerstein
Service Provider Solutions

Ira Feuerstein

Manager, Cyber Security Business Development, Telesystem

Telesystem

Ira Feuerstein has been a force in the world of technology for over 20 years. A risk taker, for over 15 years he was there as a pioneer selling VoIP while moving effortlessly into UcaaS, cPaas, and SD-WAN. More recently, Feuerstein was the founder of a cyber security company called Threat Protector which was acquired by Telesystem in 2022. He was responsible for making the world of cyber security approachable so that any partner could easily pivot from selling traditional telco related services to cyber security. He teaches partners how to catch this next great wave in technology. Ira is an effective evangelist of anything technology related. His unbridled enthusiasm is infectious and can speak about very complex subjects in real world language that anyone can relate with. Listen to him for 15 minutes and you’ll understand what makes his talks so special and relatable.

Session(s):
Agustin Barbara
The Blockchain Event

Agustin Barbara

Managing Partner, The Crypto Lawyers

The Crypto Lawyers

Agustin M. Barbara is a managing partner at The Crypto Lawyers and actively assists the firm in handling a wide range of cryptocurrency and blockchain related matters and disputes, including issues with leading cryptocurrency exchanges such as deposit and withdrawal restrictions, account suspensions and terminations, chargebacks, and frozen assets. Agustin also helps represent victims of cryptocurrency scams, thefts, and frauds, by vigorously investigating and pursuing perpetrators in order to recover funds and shut down these often criminal organizations.In addition, as a registered patent attorney, Agustins practice involves securing and enforcing intellectual property rights for high profile clients, representing NFT issuers, artists, and NFT platform operators from start to finish, including the prosecution and protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and related litigation.

Session(s):
Angelica  Zolnierowicz
The Blockchain Event

Angelica Zolnierowicz

Attorney, The Wagoner Firm PLLC

The Wagoner Firm PLLC

Angelica Zolnierowicz is a Complex Litigation Attorney, licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York, North Carolina, and Maryland. Early in her career, Ms. Zolnierowicz developed a deep understanding of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and white-collar matters. As a Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, she has spoken extensively about ways blockchain is becoming the method of choice for storing highly sensitive data and supply chain information, as crypto continues to change the face of commerce. Ms. Zolnierowicz received her LL.M in National Security Law with a Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, she was LL.M Editor of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy. Ms. Zolnierowicz was also selected to represent Georgetown, following clearance by the Department of Justice, to travel to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba to observe 9/11 military commission hearings. She was also the Deputy Director of Georgetown Law’s National Security Law Program. Ms. Zolnierowicz received her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. During her J.D. studies, Ms. Zolnierowicz received the competitive American Council for Polish Culture Scholarship to study international trade and business law at The Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Following the completion of this program, she was awarded a Certificate with distinction in Comparative and International Trade Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Zolnierowicz received a Master of Arts in International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, both from Boston University.

Session(s):
Presley Sullivan
The Blockchain Event

Presley Sullivan

Director of Business Development, TheKey2.io

TheKey2.io

Looking to pursue her interest in entrepreneurship, Presley left her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She ventured to South Florida where she had tremendous success in everything she touched.Her passion for Non Fungible Tokens had sparked her skill in marketing, developing, and managing NFT projects. She is currently Director of Business Development at Key2.io, a company providing a tokenized membership to holders through NFTs. Additionally, Presley holds an advisory position at Martian Colony NFT, where she has single-handedly formed a partnership with cryptocurrency exchange platform, Crypto.com. She has an abundance of skill and experience in the entertainment and the Web 3 industry, and has dedicated her work to the process of mass adoption.

Session(s):
George Just
MSP Expo Track A

George Just

Chief Revenue Officer, ThreatBlockr

ThreatBlockr

George brings over 25 years of experience as a sales and channel professional, both leading startup organizations to scale in the internet technology space, and operating successful sales organizations at worldwide technology enterprises. Prior to ThreatBlockr, George was the Head of Sales for late-stage startup Talari Networks where he led sales and channel programs in the maturing SD-WAN and SASE market and to its eventual acquisition by Oracle. He held similar positions at several startups leading to acquisitions and positions at Alcatel Lucent, Sprint and to two IPOs. He is a frequent speaker on networking and cyber topics where he promotes providing seamlessly integrated cybersecurity solutions without compromising on efficiency or efficacy.

Session(s):
Danny Jenkins
Keynote Presentation

Danny Jenkins

CEO, Threatlocker

Threatlocker

Danny Jenkins, CEO & Co-Founder of ThreatLocker, a cybersecurity firm providing zero-trust endpoint security, is a leading cybersecurity expert with over two decades of experience building and securing corporate networks, including roles on red and blue teams. He is dedicated to educating industry professionals about the latest cyber threats and frequently speaks on the topics of ransomware and zero trust.

Session(s):
Collin Ellis
MSP Expo Track B

Collin Ellis

Solutions Engineers, Threatlocker

Erik Young
MSP Expo Track B

Erik Young

Vice President, Channel Sales, Thrive Networks

Thrive Networks

Erik Young is the Vice President of Channel Sales at Thrive and is responsible for the success of Thrive’s Partner Program from onboarding, client engagement, and management of the channel partner sales team and support team. Erik joined the Thrive team in 2017 and has been the driving force behind the company’s channel growth. In 2019 & 2021, he was named to the prestigious CRN® Channel Chiefs list, recognizing leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth. Erik, who also worked for Access Northeast, Xand and TierPoint, helps deliver Thrive’s services via a single pane of glass with ServiceNow. This platform enables clients to see more into their architecture than ever before. He is passionate about bringing Security, Cloud Hosting, Disaster Recovery, Backup, and EndUser Support to a central orchestrator, which is a true benefit for any sized client. Erik is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and holds several VMWare, Azure, and other industry certifications.

Session(s):
Joel Vaslow
MSP Expo Track B

Joel Vaslow

COO, Tigerpaw

Tigerpaw

Joel is the Chief Operating Officer at Tigerpaw Software. He joined Tigerpaw with over 20 years of professional services and strategy experience serving the financial services, retail, restaurant, telecom, and transportation sectors. Joel has had the good fortune to learn from and support many well-known national brands such as Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret, JCPenney, FedEx, Sprint, Chick-fil-A, Walgreens, Hallmark, PetSmart, Bank of the West, and Huntington National Bank.

Session(s):
Aaron Sandow
MSP Expo Track A

Aaron Sandow

Sales Engineer, Tines

Tines

Aaron Sandow is an experienced pre-sales consultant with a demonstrated history of advisingcustomers within the virtualization, endpoint detection, identity, and automation verticals. Aaronhas spent most of the last decade working in the Cybersecurity industry and understands theunique challenges of security teams in today’s changing environment. Currently, at Tines, Aaronempowers security teams to automate their investigation and response workflows in a no-codemanner. Aaron graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in ComputerEngineering and then spent time advising customers at Citrix, BitDefender, and Auth0/Okta priorto landing at Tines. Aaron resides in the greater Fort Lauderdale area and enjoys all outdooractivities and water sports in his free time.

Session(s):
Rich Tehrani
Enterprise Solutions

Rich Tehrani

CEO, Group Editor-in-Chief, TMC

TMC

Rich Tehrani is the CEO and group Editor-In-Chief of TMC, as well as the Founder and Conference Chairman of ITEXPO, a leading technology trade show held twice each year. Rich oversees a diverse portfolio of successful technology magazines, web sites and trade events at TMC, which recently celebrated its 44th anniversary. Rich has guided TMC’s ascension and evolution from a print publishing and trade show company focused exclusively on voice/data convergence and computer telephony integration (CTI) markets, into a media powerhouse covering all of today’s most important technologies – Wireless/Mobile, Cloud Computing, IP Communications, IoT, and more. Rich is TMC’s driving force in the creation and implementation of pioneering publications and events. Since launching TMCnet in 1995, Rich has pioneered the development of more than 300 online communities of interest, revolutionizing the online world and changing the way companies leverage their brands online. Rich is a media icon, maintaining an active role as an Editor-In-Chief and a very prominent technology blogger/social media participant. TMC’s event and online platforms serve as an incubator for new concepts from the leading minds in the technology space. Rich launched and oversees the ITEXPO Franchise (which is in its 34th installment) – and is constantly adding collocated events by using his creativity and ability to launch synergistic conferences. Various collocated events include: CVx (ChannelVision Expo), IoT Evolution Conference & Expo, IDEA Showcase, and MSP Expo. Aside from his contributions to the online media world, Rich is an active and engaged philanthropist. He a member of the local JCC, a Board Member of the UCONN Engineering Department, and the engineer behind the future TMC Technology Center at a local Boys & Girls Club. This is all in addition to being an active and involved father and member of the community in Fairfield County, Connecticut where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Session(s):
Erik Linask
Enterprise Solutions

Erik Linask

Group Editorial Director, TMC

TMC

Erik Linask is Group Editorial Director of TMC. During his tenure at TMC, he has supported the production and development of TMCs print publications and, most recently, managed the day-to-day operations of the industry’s leading Web site, TMCnet, which currently serves more than 1 million unique monthly visitors. Currently, he oversees TMC’s four print publications as well as TMCnet, and covers a wide range of topics in the IP Communications and Information Technology arenas, including his blog, Convergence Corner, on TMCnet. Erik also develops to conference programming for ITEXPO, and TMCs other communications and technology events, including Software Telco Congress. Prior to joining TMC, Erik was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, an international securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.

Session(s):
Lisa Faulkner
The Blockchain Event

Lisa Faulkner

CMO, TNNS Pro

TNNS Pro

Lisa is our CMO and lead educator to sponsored athletes and organizations. She was a womens basketball player and coached for sixteen years prior to pivoting into the blockchain world. Now is part of the founding TNNS team that is democratizing sports and helping athletes leap into web 3.0.

Session(s):
Brian Harris
MSP Expo Track B

Brian Harris

Director, TotalPrint USA

TotalPrint USA

Brian Harris is the Director of Total Print USA, the managed print division of DEX Imaging/Staples Corporation. In 2017 he took on the challenge of turning this startup into a successful business. He relied on his 12 years’ experience selling managed print solutions, and more importantly his past relationships within the I.T. industry, to get the company off the ground. Prior to becoming a print guy, he built relationships with CIOs and IT Directors by providing solutions that ranged from data center design and build to the hardware and software required for the network infrastructure. His sales philosophies are simple. He believes that relationships still matter and that all customers should be given a fair deal where both sides benefit. He wants customers to fully understand what they are paying for, as opposed to the lack of transparency often found in the print industry. He wants customers for life, not for one deal. Outside of his day job is where his most important work is done, raising five children to be successful in life.

Session(s):
Jim Tyrell
Enterprise Solutions

Jim Tyrell

Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Transaction Network Services

Transaction Network Services

Jim Tyrrell joined TNS in July 2018 as Senior Director of Product Marketing, before being promoted in 2022 to Vice President of Enterprise Product Management, with specific responsibility for the organization’s enterprise solutions in the Communications Market. In this role, Jim takes the lead on TNS’ enterprise product management activities, working closely with the wider product team and colleagues in sales, marketing and operations, among others. He is responsible for the product management of TNS Telephone Number Reputation Monitoring and TNS Enterprise Branded Calling solutions. An innovative strategist, Jim’s focus is to drive the advancement of TNS’ go-to-market initiatives, refine the communication of its value proposition, generate thought leadership opportunities and ensure all activities support the company vision. Jim prides himself in being a creative problem solver and has more than 15 years’ experience in product management, development and marketing roles. Most recently Jim was Vice President of Product Management at Conduit Global where he helped the company to raise global brand awareness by 15% and increased EBITDA by 43% in one year by productizing its range of operational and technical solutions. A telecommunications industry veteran, Jim has also spent time in senior roles with Comcast Business, Siemens Enterprise Communications (now Unify), Verizon and XO Communications. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems, both from The State University of New York (SUNY). When not at TNS, Jim is a keen runner and enjoys spending time with his three children and watching sports. He also regularly volunteers with the Knights of Columbus, supporting their community initiatives.

Session(s):
Jim Dalton
Enterprise Solutions

Jim Dalton

CEO, TransNexus

TransNexus

Jim Dalton began his telecom career at BellSouth in 1988 in roles that included financial analysis and market planning for their GSM wireless and mobile data businesses. Recognizing the promise of Voice over IP, Jim founded TransNexus in 1997 to develop software solutions for VoIP carriers. Over the following years, TransNexus has developed applications for Least Cost Routing, billing support, quality of service monitoring, analytics, and prevention of telecom fraud and unwanted robocalls. During this time, TransNexus has obtained 27 patents for various software innovations. Recent innovations include the development of software that uses the SHAKEN/STIR framework to authenticate, sign and validate caller ID information for prevention of unwanted robocalls, which often use caller ID spoofing to lure subscribers into answering robocalls.

Session(s):
Fernando Cardoso
Service Provider Solutions

Fernando Cardoso

Manager, Solution Architects, TrendMicro

TrendMicro

Fernando Cardoso is a Manager, Solution Architect for AWS Alliance at Trend Micro and brings more than 12 years of experience working in the cybersecurity field. Previously, he worked as a Network Engineer and a Sales Engineer, with Datacenters, Cloud, DevOps, and Cybersecurity remaining the center of his passion. In the past six years, Fernando has been involved in numerous Cloud Security and DevSecOps projects.

Session(s):
Tom Phelan
Future of Work Expo

Tom Phelan

CTO, Unified Office

Unified Office

Tom has nearly 24 years experience developing embedded systemsand network management products for the data andtelecommunications industries. He has held leadership roles in severalcompanies, including VP of Engineering, CTO, VP of Marketing andVP of Advanced Development. Tom has also held leadership positionsin the general industry, including co-chair of the DCCP working groupat the IETF, the lead developer of Proxy Admission Control at theMPLS Forum, and has made significant contributions to securitystandards for VoIP networks and emergency telecommunications forATIS. For the past 10 years Tom has been Principal Architect at SonusNetworks, working in the Office of the CTO and other groups toarchitect VoIP products for the telecommunications carriers.

Session(s):
Sara Rushinek
Enterprise Metaverse

Sara Rushinek

Professor, Univ. of Miami

Avi Rushinek
Enterprise Metaverse

Avi Rushinek

Professor, Univ. of Miami

Rob McDougall
Future of Work Expo

Rob McDougall

CEO, Upstream Works

Upstream Works

Rob is the CEO of Upstream Works, a provider of omnichannel contact center desktop solutionsthat simplify and improve agent and customer experiences. He is an accomplished contact centerleader and catalyst for change with a track record for raising industry awareness of first contactresolution. Rob leads the strategic vision of Upstream Works with a continued focus onomnichannel innovation and enhanced AI integration capabilities.

Session(s):
Terry Woloszyn
Enterprise Metaverse

Terry Woloszyn

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Utopia VR

Utopia VR

Terry Woloszyn is the Vice President of Sales at Utopia VR, a cutting-edge Metaverse-as-a-Service company that is unlocking the potential of the Metaverse with business solutions. Delivering business solutions via the cloud means no special hardware or software is required - just a browser. With Utopia VR, businesses can quickly, easily, and cost effectively adopt metaverse solutions such as virtual offices, where businesses can create a digital presence allowing employees and customers to interact in a fully-immersive environment. Another example is on-boarding and training, that provide a seamless way for businesses to train their employees in the metaverse, as well as a showcase solution that allows businesses to showcase their products and services in a unique and engaging way. Terry has a deep understanding of the metaverse / virtual reality market and has been instrumental in driving Utopia VRs rapid growth and success. Before joining Utopia VR, Terry held leadership roles at several other technology companies, where he developed a reputation as a company founder, team builder and strategic thinker. He has a proven track record of building successful sales, engineering, and consulting teams, developing key partnerships, and driving growth.

Session(s):
Dan Rosenrauch
MSP Expo Track B

Dan Rosenrauch

CEO, Viirtue

Viirtue

Daniel is a thought leader and industry innovator who delivers mindful, high-energy sessions that spark creative thought from both his audiences and co-panelists. Using first-hand accounts from his real-world experience, Rosenrauch raises awareness on how small business owners can achieve success by delivering value. Daniel is considered an expert speaker on all things telecom.

Session(s):
David Jodoin
Future of Work Expo

David Jodoin

Partner, Virtuco

Virtuco

David Jodoin serves as CEO and Chief Technology officer of Virtuco.com, overseeing the company’s innovation strategies, development, product management, and go-to-market consulting activities. Prior to Virtuco.com, Jodoin founded and managed successful companies in the customer experience, chat, team workspace, telecommunications, contact center, and business automation industries. As a technology innovator, he has helped create numerous award-winning solutions, and is recognized as one of the Twelve Pioneers of WebRTC innovations. Jodoin holds a bachelors degree from Harvard University.

Session(s):
Av Utukuri
Future of Work Expo

Av Utukuri

CEO, Vizetto

Vizetto

A graduate of the UofT engineering science program, Av is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in 5 tech start-ups to date. As a CEO he is instrumental in raising capital, providing board oversight, technical management expertise, product direction and strategic vision. Av is an engineer at heart and is deeply passionate about understanding how technology can solve a deep problem at hand. As an avid programmer and designer he holds almost 100 patents in hardware design, software algorithms and next generation user interfaces.Av is the founder and CEO of Vizetto, a Canadian company that develops Reactiv SUITE; software that enables remote and hybrid teams to communicate with impact and create memorable meeting experiences. His mission is to create the best possible user experience for the evolving hybrid meeting space and allow teams to engage each other as if they were meeting face to face.

Session(s):
Daniel Beveridge
Service Provider Solutions

Daniel Beveridge

Director of Co-Innovation & IP Development, VMWare

VMWare

Daniel Beveridge is Director of Incubation in VMware’s Office of CTO Incubation & Innovation Partnerships team, focusing on next-gen Cloud innovation projects and shaping VMware’s Edge strategy. He helps select and shepherd early-stage projects in areas such as multi-cloud, crypto-agility, ML and security. He holds patents in multiple technologies including VDI, Storage, Cloud, and Hypervisor design, crypto-agility and more. Daniel has led a variety advanced development projects over his 12 years at VMware, including building new technology in End User Computing such as VMware’s ‘Just-in-Time’ Desktop, inventing new Tablet technology (Unity Touch), and contributing to hyperconverged infrastructure and Cloud resource brokering. Prior to joining VMware, Daniel consulted on Virtualization at several companies for 5 years in NYC after serving as IT Director in the financial sector. Daniel’s perspective combines insights gained as an IT end user, consultant, and innovation leader.

Session(s):
Joe Mordica
AstriCon

Joe Mordica

Founder/CTO, VOXO

VOXO

Joe is a Christ follower, husband, and father (in that order). Joe founded VOXO and enjoyscreating and innovating in the software industry. He created VOXO to fix the broken industry oftelecom and help people think differently about how they do business.

Session(s):
Pascal Crausaz
MSP Expo Track B

Pascal Crausaz

VP Engineering, Wazo.io

Wazo.io

Pascal Crausaz was VP Engineering at Mitel, where he was responsible for the design and delivery of UCaaS Collaboration solutions and the development of advanced applications integrating with 3rd Party systems. These solutions are build to service on-site, hybrid and cloud deployments. Prior to Mitel, Pascal worked as Director of Business Development at Radvision, where he was responsible for the definition of the solution allowing Radvision to expand from the traditional videoconferencing market to the personal rich media collaboration market. Previous to his role at Radvision, Pascal held Engineering Director positions at First Virtual Communication and CUSeeMe Networks where he was responsible for the development and design of a state-of-the-art video web-collaboration solution that allows dispersed groups to effectively schedule, manage and conduct online meetings and trainings. Before crossing the pond, Pascal held engineering positions at Advanced Software Concepts (France) and spent his summers riding unicycles with a small circus in Switzerland. Pascal holds a Master of Science from Geneva University, Switzerland.

Session(s):
Jim Debald
Keynote Presentation

Jim Debald

Chief Revenue Officer, White Label Communications, LLC

Tim TrueLove
MSP Expo Track B

Tim TrueLove

Country Manager, Americas, Wildix

Diego Gosmar
Enterprise Solutions

Diego Gosmar

Chief International Officer, XCALLY

XCALLY

Successful international speaker, Diego Gosmar is a manager with many years of experience in the ICT sector and a writer with a passion for innovation. He is also the author of the new book “Machine Learning - The sixth chakra of Artificial Intelligence” last edition Published on 2021 - ISBN: 979-8674459958.?https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GHF3PPX. Diego has led the international expansion of the XCALLY omnichannel software solution, reaching over 60 countries worldwide, managing partners and hundreds of customers scattered from Singapore to the Middle East, Europe, South Africa, the United States, Brazil, and others. Diegos experience is linked to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with particular attention to Conversational AI, Speech analysis, Sentiment analysis, Omnichannel, and customer service applications.

Session(s):
Simon Cremin
MSP Expo Track B

Simon Cremin

Edge Cloud Specialist, Zadara

Zadara

Session(s):
Ravi Chamria
The Blockchain Event

Ravi Chamria

CEO, Zeeve





Moderator List

Bill Miller (Moderator)

CEO & Owner, Beelinebill Enterprises

Beelinebill Enterprises

Bill Miller is the author of the 2-time-award winning The Rookie CEO, You CantMake This Stuff Up! and the CEO Insights blog on TMCNet.com. He is an executiveadvisor and consultant focusing on leadership and strategy consulting. As anexecutive who has led almost every major business function in the past 30+ years incompanies of all sizes, from early-stage startups to billion-dollar multinationalcorporations, my experience can accelerate your business while guiding andcoaching through the most difficult times.

Session(s):

Jeff Dworkin (Moderator)

Managing Director, Cloud Voice Alliance

Cloud Voice Alliance

Jeffrey Dworkin is a proven B2B marketing executive with a strong track record of delivering growth through multiple environments, including electronic, social, and traditional marketing programs. By combining elements of both content and product marketing, carefully tracked and refined with a deep understanding of analytics, Jeff has created proven marketing initiatives that have driven double digit growth in web traffic, as well as substantially increased prospect acquisition and lead conversion. Most recently Jeff was the Director of Marketing for Sangoma Technologies where he led the selection and implementation of a Marketing Automation Platform, and used a variety methods including Content Marketing, SEO and SEM techniques to increase web traffic by over 55% and unique visits by over 70%. Relevancy of the website was increased by over 60%. This resulted in over 100,000 net new prospects, over 100% growth in Visitors, over 85% growth in prospects and 140% growth in Marketing Qualified Leads. Prior to Sangoma, Jeff was enterprise marketing manager with Dialogic. In that role, he was responsible for creating and managing the market strategy for Dialogic’s Open Source, Fax, Fax-Over-IP and IVVR Markets. Prior to Dialogic, Jeff held executive product management and business development positions with a number of technology firms, and was a founder of iFace.com, which was eventually acquired by Rare Medium (Nasdaq:RRRR). Jeff holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and started in the technology sector nearly 25 years ago as an IVR developer, and has an extensive background in technology, product management and marketing. He is a regular speaker on various communications topics, including TDM-to-IP Migration Strategies, Unified Communications and Microsoft Lync, Open Source Telephony, Business Enabled Communication Process and Interactive Voice Response System Design.

Session(s):

Andy Abramson (Moderator)

CEO and Founder, Comunicano, Inc.

Comunicano, Inc.

Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a full-service value creation communications agency, servicing start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to marketing, advertising, public relations, promotion, events and reputation management.

Session(s):

Gary Audin (Moderator)

President, Delphi, Inc

Delphi, Inc

Gary Audin has more than 40+ years of computer, communications and security consulting and implementation experience. He has planned, designed, specified, implemented, and operated data, LAN, and telephone networks. These have included local area, national and international networks as well as VoIP and IP convergent networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Caribbean, and Asia. He has advised domestic and international venture capital and investment bankers in communications, VoIP, and microprocessor technologies.

Session(s):

Susan Elder (Moderator)

CEO, Ignite+Propel

Ignite+Propel

Susan Elder is a technology marketing pro and leads Ignite+Propel, a technology marketing consultancy specializing in marketing communications, branding, content, demand generation, media, event planning and coordinated marketing and sales strategies. Prior to launching her own business in the spring of 2022, Elder spent 10 years heading up marketing for Jenne, Inc., a value-added distributor and cloud services brokerage. At Jenne, she was responsible for leading the development of marketing programs in support of the 200+ manufacturer and supplier lines which the company distributes, including advertising, branding, co-op/MDF programs, demand generation, digital marketing, graphic design, market research, media relations, merchandising, public relations, trade shows and events, social media marketing, video and website marketing. Susan’s years of experience in marketing and corporate communications, and creative expertise, helped drive the companys marketing strategy to provide measurable results and added value for Jenne partners. She has earned numerous industry recognitions throughout her career, including being named to CRN’s Women of the Channel list multiple times. She is a member of the Alliance of Channel Women. She also is a frequent speaker at channel conferences, including Avaya Engage, Sangoma Engage, Astricon and other professional conferences. Prior to joining Jenne, Susan served as Chief Marketing Officer with the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland, where she was responsible for marketing, sales, communications and operations, including logistics and customer service. Susan also spent 10 years with Invacare Corporation, a Fortune 500 Manufacturer of non-acute care medical products, where she was responsible for building Invacare’s core corporate marketing function and led its branding initiatives on a global basis.

Session(s):

Chris Fine (Moderator)

CEO, Integrative Technologies LLC

Integrative Technologies LLC

Chris Fine is the founder and CEO of Integrative Technologies LLC. He is an experienced independent advisor and consultant, specializing in strategy, technology, innovation, and business/market development. Some of his areas of technology and market expertise include enterprise technology, AI, cyber and physical security systems, communication and collaboration products and networks, workplace technology, and Internet of Things (IoT). Chris’s recent focus, working with vendors, Real Estate professionals, IT groups, and end users, has been the future of work and the workplace, including technologies, user and operator experience, office layout, remote work, and security. One major area of focus now is the evolution of the workplace during and post COVID-19, including physical and cyber security, remote/hybrid work technologies, and communication/collaboration innovation. Prior to founding Integrative Technologies, Chris worked at Goldman Sachs in various financial, engineering, and management roles. Chris’s extensive speaking background includes industry conferences, corporate events, podcasts and webinars. He is the author or co-author of multiple industry studies, White Papers, and other publications. He is the co-host of the monthly “Watch This Space” podcast: www.watchthisspace.tech, and an All-Star Mentor for TechStars’s New York startup incubators.

Session(s):

Jon Arnold (Moderator)

Principal, J Arnold & Associates

J Arnold & Associates

Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent analyst practice providing thought leadership and go-to-market counsel, with a focus on the business-level impact of digital transformation on the future of work. Core areas of expertise include unified communications, collaboration, cloud platforms (UCaaS, CCaaS and CPaaS) Artificial Intelligence, speech technologies, Internet of Things, contact centers and customer experience. He has been consulting in many of these areas since 2001, and his independent practice was founded in 2005. JAA is based in Toronto, Ontario, and serves clients across North America as well as in Europe. Jon’s thought leadership can be followed on his widely-read, award-winning JAA’s Analyst Blog, with ongoing commentary on Twitter and Linked in. In addition, Jon produces a monthly podcast with long-time colleague Chris Fine - Watch This Space – which is a regular feature in his monthly newsletter, JAA’s Communications and Collaboration Review. In January 2023, Jon was named as a Top 100 United Comms Influencers 2023, and in 2022, was included in “16 UCaaS influencers to Follow”, “16 Hybrid Work Influencers to Follow” and “16 CCaaS Influencers to Follow”. In December 2021, Jon was listed in “Top 50 Contact Center Twitter Accounts to Follow”; also in 2021, Jon was included in “Who’s Who in Unified Communications?”, and “Who’s Who in Telecoms?”. During 2020, Jon was named a “Top 100 Unified Comms Influencer”, and a “Top 10 CX Contact Center Influencer You Need to Follow”; in 2019 a “Top 50 Unified Comms Influencer”, and a “Top 30 Contact Center Influencer”; and in 2018, Jon was included in a listing of “Top 10 Telecoms Influencers”, and “TOP VoIP Bloggers to Follow”. Previously, in both March 2017 and January 2016, Jon was cited among the Top Analysts Covering the Contact Center Industry. Also in 2017, Jon was cited as a Top 10 Telecom Expert, and Six Business Communications Thought Leaders to Follow. Before that, GetVoIP.com named Jon a Top 50 UC Experts to Follow in 2015, as well as a Top 100 Tech Podcaster in 2014. For JAA’s blog, it was recognized as a Top Tech Blog in 2016 and 2015, and has had other similar accolades going back to 2008. As an analyst, Jon regularly attends leading events in the tech space, often as a speaker, including Enterprise Connect, ITExpo, Future of Work Expo, Channel Partners, Cloud Conventions, SCTC and others. Additionally, Jon is a UC Expert with BCStrategies, is a long-serving Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, and is regularly invited to judge industry awards events. He is frequently cited in both the trade press and mainstream business press, serves as an Advisor to emerging technology/telecom companies, is a board member of the U.S.-based SCTC, and an Advisory Board member for UCX USA.

Session(s):

Mostafa Razzak (Moderator)

CEO, JMR Connect

Akshay Sharma (Moderator)

Advisor, Lionfish Tech Advisors

Lionfish Tech Advisors

Akshay Sharma is a former Gartner Analyst who has authored or co-authored over 280 research notes on emerging technologies, like Value Stream Management/Delivery Platforms, 6G, Blockchain, IoT, etc. in the past decade. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, etc. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms. Currently, he is an Advisor/Analyst at Lionfish Tech Advisors, CTO at Kovair in the DevOps and Value Stream Management solutions space, and Tech Advisory Board Member to Unified Office, and Agnity in the UC/IoT and Telecom space.

Session(s):

Glenn Goldberg (Moderator)

CEO, Parallel Communications

Parallel Communications

Glenn serves as chief executive officer for Parallel Communications Group, and oversees the firm’s strategic direction and management, as well as client strategy and execution. Glenn has over 30 years of public relations experience, working in both agency and corporate environments. Before founding Parallel, he spent four years running the public relations practice for Scott Cooper Associates, a New York-based integrated marketing firm. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for The Blankman Group, a New York-based public relations firm.

Session(s):

Joel Maloff (Moderator)

Chief Compliance Officer, Phone.com

Phone.com

Dr. Joel Maloff is a globally recognized expert and author on Internet, its uses for business purposes, the convergence with traditional telephony, and communications implications of regulations such as HIPAA and CALEA. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Phone.com (www.phone.com), and has responsibility for law enforcement compliance, HIPAA compliance, and assistance with network-related strategies and tactics. In addition, Dr. Maloff has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Colorado Technical University since 2009 and has taught information technology courses (such as Disaster Recovery and Network Design and Implementation, Software Assurance, et al), various Marketing classes, and Organizational Behavior Principles. Maloff has written several books, spoken at industry conferences worldwide, and written numerous articles. Dr. Maloff’s dissertation on the security and privacy of remote implantable or wearable medical devices can be found at https://www.proquest.com/docview/2672267160/

Session(s):

Peter Radizeski (Moderator)

President, RAD-INFO INC

RAD-INFO INC

Peter Radizeski is an accomplished blogger, author, agent and consultant in the telecom industry. He has helped many telecommunications companies with sales training, marketing, channel development and business strategy. He is a trusted source of knowledge about the telecom sector.

Session(s):

Ken Briodagh (Moderator)

Executive Editor, The Frontier Hub

The Frontier Hub

Ken Briodagh is Executive Editor of The Frontier Hub. He loves all forms of storytelling, from IoT technology to live events to content marketing strategy that creates brand loyal fans. Ken has been leading industries and brands through story for more than a decade, creating millions in value and growth. Hes also founder and Chief Storyteller at Briodagh Consulting, a poet, pretend potentate, & partial alliterist. He lives in Connecticut with his family, two cats, a turtle, and a dog.

Session(s):

Greg Tavarez (Moderator)

Editor, TMC

TMC

Greg is a writer for TMCs family of digital properties, covering a broad range of business technologies. He brings more than 8 years of content writing and editing experience to TMC, having spent time as content producer and editor with USA Today Network and GateHouse Media. Greg earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Session(s):

Zeus Kerravala (Moderator)

Principal Analyst, ZK Research

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