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Combatting Cybersecurity Threats with Behavioral Analytics

Jennifer Blatnik
VP, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Marketing

Florida 2022 Speakers

Rema Deo
Service Provider Solutions

Rema Deo

Managing Director, 24By7Security, Inc.

24By7Security, Inc.

Rema Deo has over 25 years of leadership experience in global and regional financial services organizations. As Managing Director of 24By7Security, Rema’s responsibility covers financial and corporate strategy, security risk assessments, and more. Rema is a certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Professional (HCISPP), a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Session(s):
Chris Wiser
MSP Solutions

Chris Wiser

Founder and CEO, 7 Figure MSP

7 Figure MSP

Chris Wiser is the Founder and CEO of 7 Figure MSP™ , a company committed to providing top-level business coaching and resources that move MSPs forward. The vision of 7 Figure MSP™ is to provide valuable sales and marketing coaching and strategy, as well as help MSP business owners grow their company and secure their businesses longevity and success. With a strong company culture of accountability, trust, and dedication, 7 Figure MSP™ provides responsive, comprehensive training to meet clients current and future needs. The 7 Figure MSP™ team expertise and service offerings are constantly evolving to provide clients with exceptional service, strategy, and coaching to help them scale to 7 figures and beyond.

Session(s):
Peter Milligan
Future of Work

Peter Milligan

Director, Product Marketing, CCaaS, 8x8

8x8

As Director of CCaaS Product Marketing at 8x8, Peter is an evangelist for the value of the contact center and how it can impact both customer and employee experiences. In particular he enjoys sharing information about the powerful features and benefits of the 8x8 solution and how it can bring amazing experiences to customers worldwide. Prior to joining 8x8 Peter led impactful product marketing teams at Five9 and Cisco.

Session(s):
Bernard Breton
MSP Solutions

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 Adler
Service Provider Solutions

David Adler

Attorney/Founder, Adler Law Group

Adler Law Group

Since 1997, David M. Adler has managed a boutique intellectual property law practice focused on IT/Ecommerce, Software, Privacy and Security, providing advice to business units and executives on rights creation and enforcement, commercializing innovations and inventions, contracts and licenses, securities laws, and corporate governance. David has been designated by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer since 2016 and an Illinois SuperLawyer® since 2012 in the areas of Intellectual Property and Entertainment & Sports Law. David occasionally writes a technology-focused blog and newsletter (Ping®) and his articles also appear in Illinois State Bar journals and trade journals such as The ABA’s SciTech newsletter, and Landslide, the magazine of the ABA Intellectual Property Section. David is licensed in Illinois and New York, a member of the Illinois State Bar, New York State Bar, Federal General Bar and Federal Trial Bar, and is an appointed member and Secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association Privacy and Information Security Section.David received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law in 1997 where he wrote for the DePaul Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. He received a Bachelor of the Arts in English and a Bachelor of the Arts in History from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He lectures to industry trade groups on Intellectual Property and Information Technology legal issues.

Session(s):
Andrew Mawson
Future of Work

Andrew Mawson

Founder and Managing Director, Advanced Workplace Associates

Advanced Workplace Associates

Andrew Mawson is Founder and Managing Director of global management consultancy, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA). He’s a leading pioneer, thinker and speaker on matters ‘work and place’, experienced at bringing together the worlds of business strategy, hybrid and workplace strategy, organizational and workplace design, and change management. He’s a major contributor to the Advanced Workplace Institute (AWI) and has directed research programmes on the Post Pandemic Workplace, Knowledge Worker Productivity, Managing the Agile Workforce and Cognitive Performance. Andrew is a regular contributor to Forbes, expert at joining the dots between work, leadership strategy, science, technology and place.

Session(s):
Jonathan Morgan
SASE Summit

Jonathan Morgan

Vice President Network Security, Akamai Technologies

Akamai Technologies

Jonathan brings more than 25 years of marketing, technical, and management experience from across the, mobile/fixed communications and semiconductor industries to his role with Akamai. Jonathan is responsible for products and operations in the Akamai Network Security Products Business Unit. Prior to Akamai, Jonathan was at Cisco through the acquisition of Starent Networks. As Senior Director of Product Marketing at Starent Networks, he was responsible for all aspects of external product marketing for the company. Prior to Starent Networks, Jonathan was Vice President of Product Marketing for Tatara Systems responsible for all aspects of product marketing and product management. Jonathan has held numerous other management positions, including: Director of Product Management for Appian Communications and Senior Director of Product Marketing and Business Development at Fujitsu Network Communications. Earlier in his career, Jonathan spent 7 years at Bellcore in various organizations, including the SONET Requirements and Project Management Departments, in addition to his time with the semiconductor company TranSwitch. He holds a B.S.E.E. from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.S.E.E. from Rutgers University. Jonathan is the holder of three patents and is routinely invited to speak at a variety of international organizations as well as leading industry conferences.

Session(s):
Jeremy Jordan-Jones
The Blockchain Event

Jeremy Jordan-Jones

Chairman and CEO, Amalgam

Amalgam

A serial entrepreneur and creative with a thorough understanding of the mediums between business development, financial technology and creative media, Jeremy has served as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Amalgam since its inception in November of 2017. Jeremy has brought the firm from ideation to a company that has seen a peak price point of $4.52 per token (for a total market cap of $952 million), secured massive multi-year partnerships with organizations such as the Los Angeles Clippers, the United States Department of Defense, the US Air Force and more. Under Jeremy’s supervision, Amalgam currently processes over $6B per year in digital payments, offering borderless payment facilitation to global telecom and credit card processing companies. Having studied music production, engineering and management at Berklee College of music and then Economics at Harvard University, Jeremy earned the #1 spot on the 2018 Innovators Quarterly 40 Under 40 list, as well as the FiNext conferences Excellence in Financial Technology award for Zeo’s predecessor, AmalgamPay.

Session(s):
Jordan A. Hunter
Communications Solutions Theatre

Jordan A. Hunter

Senior Director of Sales, AnyClip

AnyClip

Jordan A. Hunter is the Senior Director of Sales for AnyClip. Jordan has over a decade of work experience in sales leadership and entrepreneurship. Jordan specializes in A.I and analytics SaaS sales and is currently responsible for large enterprise sales for AnyClip. Jordan brings a forward-thinking and compassionate approach to sales that is geared toward helping his clients reach their goals. Jordan is the father of one, who in his free time loves to help his community and find new adventures.

Session(s):
Shawn Lieu
MSP Solutions Theatre

Shawn Lieu

Technical Director, Aparavi

Aparavi

Shawn Lieu is a Technical Director at Aparavi with over 20 years of experience in IT technologies. He is based out of Atlanta, GA and his areas of expertise include storage technologies, virtualization, data lifecycle and automation. Shawn is an active member of the community where he is a current member of the Cisco Champions.

Session(s):
Aaron Armstrong
Enterprise Solutions

Aaron Armstrong

Systems Engineer, Investor, & Strategist, Armstrong Ventures, LLC

Armstrong Ventures, LLC

Aaron (A.J.) Armstrong is an engineer, investor, and thought leader. He has been featured in several mainstream media platforms on topics such as leadership and technology. He is a West Point graduate, former Army Football player, founder of three businesses, and the host of Winners, Wallets, & Worldviews, a business podcast.

Session(s):
Stacy Hayes
MSP Security Solutions

Stacy Hayes

Co-Founder & EVP, Americas, Assured Data Protection

Assured Data Protection

Prior to joining Assured Data Protection in October 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):
Scott Carter
Future of Work

Scott Carter

Principal Architect, AT&T Integrated Solutions & Consulting

AT&T Integrated Solutions & Consulting

Scott Carter leads the AT&T Extended Reality Solutions and Video Intelligencepractices within AT&T Integrated Solutions and Consulting, serving clients with IoT,mobile app, and emerging technologies needs.As a mobile architect and digital innovator, Mr. Carter has more than 20 years ofproven experience designing, developing, and delivering complex solutions across a broad range of industries, including entertainment, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, energy, and transportation. As a leader at AT&T, he has continued to create emergent solutions that find advantages for clients in enterprise digital business transformation through Product Thinking: a combination of user-centered design principles, agile development techniques, and business model generation methods. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Indiana University and patents in both Wireless Telecommunications and Augment/Virtual Reality. Scott resides in the Orlando area with his wife and son.

Session(s):
Siva  Juturi
MSP Solutions

Siva Juturi

Executive Vice President, Americas, AutomationEdge

AutomationEdge

Siva is an Executive Vice President - Americas at AutomationEdge, where he is the pillar of growth andcustomer success for North America & Latin America Regions. AutomationEdge is committed to building delightful workplace experience with Conversational AI and Automation. The vision of AutomationEdge is to enhance customer experience and remove inefficiencies from IT and business processes using AI and RPA. Siva has donned strategic and tactical operational positions in Software Product Firms, Globalconsulting organizations & IT corporates , providing valuable contribution to saving bottom-line & increasing top-time to Fortune 500 customers , in a global multi-cultural environment. He excels in strategic planning, building/enabling high performance Sales, Pre-Sales & Consulting Services teams, implementing best practice methodologies & continuous improvement programs across IT & Business.

Session(s):
Kristine Konrad
Future of Work

Kristine Konrad

Sr. Evangelist, North America, Avaya

Avaya

Kristine is an engagement & results-driven marketing professional on the Avaya marketing teamgoing on ten years of experience spanning multiple industries. She joined Avaya in 2020 andbrings a solid understanding of market research, product, sales, marketing, and projectmanagement while maintaining a strong focus on go-to-market strategy and communications withincreased visibility in digital experiences.

Session(s):
Chris Carr
The Blockchain Event

Chris Carr

DEI Consultant, BarkBox Inc.

Adam Khan
MSP Security Solutions

Adam Khan

VP, Global Security Operations, Barracuda MSP Managed XDR

Barracuda MSP Managed XDR

Adam Khan is the VP, Global Security Operations at Barracuda MSP. He currently leads a Global Security Team which consist of highly skilled Blue, Purple, Red Team members. He has previously worked over 20 years for companies such as Priceline.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Scholastic. Adams experience is focused on Application/Infrastructure Automation and Security. In 2008 he and his team at Priceline led an investigation which led to the capture of Dmitry Zubakha AKA Cyber Bandit who performed a massive DDOS attacks against Priceline, Amazon and Paypal. Adam is passionate about protecting SMBs from cyber attacks, which is the heart of American innovation.

Session(s):
Jamie Aitken
Future of Work

Jamie Aitken

Vice President, HR Transformation, Betterworks

Matthew Harty
MSP Solutions

Matthew Harty

Channel Sales Manager, Bigleaf Networks

Bigleaf Networks

Matthew is Channel Sales Manager, Southeast at Bigleaf Networks, where he is responsible for leading channel go-to-market strategies and partner engagement. He has a passion for collaborating with IT leaders to navigate the changing technology landscape and solve business challenges. Prior to joining Bigleaf Networks, he held channel sales and enablement positions at AppSmart and RapidScale, a Cox Business company. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Enterprise Management with a concentration in Negotiations from Wake Forest University School of Business.

Session(s):
Fred Corsentino
MSP Security Solutions

Fred Corsentino

CRO, BIO-key International

BIO-key International

Session(s):
Andre  De Castro
Blockchain Solutions Theatre

Andre De Castro

Founder & CEO, Blockchain of Things

Blockchain of Things

Andre is a tech executive, software technologist, that majored in computer science and artificial intelligence (AI). In 2014 he envisioned implementing second layer technology coupled with the global Bitcoin blockchain to advance its capabilities for industrial applications. Andre’s early grasp of the once unrealized potential of blockchain technology led him to found Blockchain of Things, Inc., and drive the development of their premier product Catenis®. Catenis allows developers and corporations of all sizes to easily integrate with or build applications using the Bitcoin blockchain, leading to reduced costs while achieving more efficiency and military-grade security. Today Blockchain of Things provides evolutionary low-code drag-and-drop tools which is paving the way for blockchain enabled application adoption. As an advocate for the crypto industry, Mr. De Castro has worked with the Federal Government’s FinCEN division in creating more clarity on cryptocurrency policies. Today, he is solely credited for the Jan 30th, 2014 administrative ruling on software development and investment activities. Thus, opening up greater avenues for well-established corporations and startups to conduct cryptocurrency business in the United States.

Session(s):
Jason 	Bennick
The Blockchain Event

Jason Bennick

CEO, Blockrails

Blockrails

Session(s):
Iain Scholnick
Future of Work

Iain Scholnick

CEO, Braidio

Braidio

Iain Scholnick is the founder and CEO of Braidio, an award winning Customer Engagement platform powered by low code and AI and delivered to the mobile edge of global CSPs such as AT&T, e&, Kandy and more. Braidio is cpaas enabled and integrated with AI powered productivity orchestration that threads all necessary information, knowledge, people, and business tools into a single point of white label ready verticalized app productivity. Braidio WorkStreams was an early adopter of CPaaS, low code and reactive AI to allow its CSP Partners to directly integrate real-time collaboration. communications and scaled mobile customer engagement by deploying growth and new revenue driven white label smartflow apps for Healthcare, Pet Care, Financial Services and Field Services, SMB, Vets and Retail. Braidio partners and services into our AT&T and e& and Kandy global channels.

Session(s):
Fred Brandon
The Blockchain Event

Fred Brandon

CEO, Brand New Technologies

Brand New Technologies

As a technologist with over 20 years of IT experience, Fred has developed solutions and spoken atvarious venues internationally. As the founder of Brand New Technologies, he has consulted withsmall businesses in an array of areas including business automation, blockchain, travel, logistics, contentmanagement, and Microsoft 365 training. In addition to helping youth learn more about technology, healso teaches a blockchain course with Althash University, a global online program that focuses onblockchain technology. His best-selling book, Adopting Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Embracing aDigital Future, continues to be a great resource for introduction into the blockchain space.

Session(s):
Nassim Hadjoudj
Future of Work

Nassim Hadjoudj

CEO, Bublr

Bublr

Nassim is the co-founder and CEO of Bublr, a virtual office platform aiming to simplify remote communication, boosting unformal interaction and help building healthy distributed team.Before devoting his full time to Bublr, Nassim worked in the workplace design industry for 8 years. He occupied different positions worldwide ( Hong-Kong, Europe and US ) and deal with large client like Apple, Google, Huawei, Wells Fargo.

Session(s):
Alex Lopez
Future of Work

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):
Elizabeth Bieniek
KEYNOTE

Elizabeth Bieniek

Internal Startup Founder and Co-Founder, Webex Hologram, Cisco

Cisco

Elizabeth Bieniek leads bleeding edge innovation for Ciscos Collaboration organization. Cisco Collaboration is a 5000 person, multi-billion dollar business that enables 300M people across the globe to work better together every day with Webex: messaging, meetings, calling, and AI/ML enriched hardware. Elizabeth is an active day dreamer, continually experimenting with combinations of ideas, people, and practices to find new ways of doing old things better, easier, and with a lot more fun. She focuses on the interface of people and emerging technology and how to make the lives of the former happier by efficiently and invisibly applying the latter. A problem-solver at heart, Elizabeth believes “impossible” just means no one’s done it yet. She relies on her previous experience in industries as varied as technology, art, publishing and education, as well as life and travel experience, to bring a unique flair to challenging conventional thinking and inspiring teams to achieve unprecedented results.

Session(s):
Silvio Pupo-Casco
The Blockchain Event

Silvio Pupo-Casco

Mayor’s Council on Global Competitiveness, City of Miami

City of Miami

Session(s):
Nathan DiNatale
MSP Solutions

Nathan DiNatale

Signing Director, CLA

CLA

Nathan has extensive experience in complex capital structures for IRC 409A and ASC 718 and advises clients and attorneys on valuation issues for estate tax purposes and dispute issues. In addition to valuation work, he has also been qualified as an Expert Witness in litigation matters involving valuation, lost earnings calculations and economic damages. He has been recognized for his ability to clearly communicate the results of his valuation conclusions to management, attorneys and courts of law. Nathan has worked with both state societies and national organizations in developing technical valuation materials.

Session(s):
Devina  Yadav Baker
MSP Solutions

Devina Yadav Baker

Global Head of Solution Architecture, 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):
Quismet Fernandez-Sanchez
Enterprise Solutions

Quismet Fernandez-Sanchez

Director, Partner Sales, Comcast Business

Comcast Business

Quismet Fernandez-Sanchez is a Director of Partner Sales for Comcast Business. In this role, she is responsible for a team of four Partner Sales Managers supporting the base of Indirect partners spanning seven states in the southeast US. Quismet started her career in the telecom industry as a Business Account Executive (BAE) working as a door-to-door sales rep for Comcast Business and was quickly promoted to Sales Manager. She then found her true career passion when she joined the Indirect channel team in 2014. Quismet serves as an active committee member for the Comcast Business Indirect Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) program. Since the launch of the Indirect partner DE&I program at Comcast Business, she has served as an ambassador and uses her own experience as a Hispanic woman in the Channel to support and encourage her DE&I partners. Quismet earned her BA from Barry University and her MBA from Nova Southeastern University. She currently resides in south Florida and is the proud mom to two wonderful children.

Session(s):
Frank Seltzer
MSP Solutions

Frank Seltzer

Channel Chief, ConnectMeVoice

ConnectMeVoice

Frank Seltzer is the Channel Chief for ConnectMeVoice, a 100% partner-focused UCaaS provider. A graduate of Penn State University with a degree in cybersecurity, he started in the IT services industry as an intern and served in several roles before assuming his current position. Frank is a third-generation member of ConnectMeVoice, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. His main focus is helping channel partners bring world-class communications capabilities to virtually any organization.

Session(s):
Steve Pitchon
Future of Work

Steve Pitchon

Managing Partner & Chief Client Officer, ConnX

ConnX

Responsible for global business development, sales and marketing for ConnX, a leading integrator and multi-service communications platform service provider. With 39 years in the communications industry, including 21 years with AT&T, Steve has been a driving force behind the transformational changes in the communications industry. Steve joined ConnX in 2004 and, with his leadership, launched Avatar Network Management Solutions, which ConnX brought to AT&T in support of their largest and most important customer base. Steve was also instrumental in developing ConnX AI Service Assurance Practice, one of the pillars of ConnX’s success and helped launch ConnX Cloud Communications integrated solutions portfolio. Steve provides executive leadership for ConnX and has managed a team of account executives and technical solutions specialists. Prior to ConnX, he held various management positions in AT&T. Steve’s personal goal is to build ConnX into an industry recognized name for providing the best in class services to clients and partners. Some highlights of Steve’s career include the transformation and optimization of 740 Merrill Lynch Wealth Management branches to a centralized VoIP environment, transformation of 15,000 Centrex 5ESS lines at Merrill’s World Financial Center to a centralized Avaya IP Communications system and the development of Advanced Emergency Redirect Service (AERS) to support a Merrill Lynch requirement enabling calls to be easily and quickly redirected to other numbers in the event of emergencies.

Session(s):
Jeff Li
MSP Solutions

Jeff Li

Sr. Director, Partner Service Revenue, ConnX

ConnX

Jeff Li has a decade of experience in telecommunications as a leader in multiple capacities with ConnX, a trailblazing global company that has consistently led the way in the dynamic and rapidly changingcommunications and collaboration industry. Since joining ConnX in 2012, has guided ConnX in productizing and executing on executive vision in service delivery, client and partner experience, process, and marketing. This has put Jeff at the forefront of communications transformation for some of the largest global enterprises and has given Jeff a unique understanding of client needs. His prior experiences in real estate development and international import-export fields, his professional skill set as an attorney, and his creative eye for marketing adds to this unique understanding. Jeff’s career highlights include digital transformation for several of the world’s largest financial, manufacturing and biotech institutions, helping Fortune 500s to transform, include and promote diversity and inclusion at a Board level, and building over 6,000 affordable homes in New York City.

Session(s):
Indrajit Ghosh
SASE Summit

Indrajit Ghosh

CEO, ConnX

ConnX

Indrajit “IG” Ghosh is a true visionary and strategic thought leader at the forefront of communicationstransformation, 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 andservice providers. IG leads ConnX as a trailblazing global company that consistently anticipates enterprise needs and market dynamics, and provides visionary, transformative, integrated solutions in adynamic communications industry that helps enterprises maintain their competitive edge.With his visionary leadership, ConnX has built its ConnX Global Communications Platform that simplifiesbusiness connectivity, collaboration, security and service assurance that provides end-to-end, Client-toCloud observability, security, performance management, analytics and active assurance in oneintegrated, 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

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):
Madisons 	Robert
The Blockchain Event

Madisons Robert

Founder, Crypto Estate

Crypto Estate

Session(s):
Harold Salters
Service Provider Solutions

Harold Salters

Technology Consultant, CTIA

CTIA

Harold Salters works as a technology consultant for CTIA – Everything Wireless. He has been a regular participant on the Joint ATIS/SIP Forum IP-NNI Task Force, as well as the ATIS Non-IP Call Authentication Task Force, since November 2016 and June 2020, respectively. As CTIA’s representative on the SIP Forum Board of Directors, he’s well-versed on STIR/SHAKEN and the commercial and ecosystem drivers for enterprise engagement that are addressed by Registered Caller. Prior to his work with CTIA, he was T-Mobile’s Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs for 14 years working on a broad range of wireless technical public policy issues, including cybersecurity, homeland security, network reliability/survivability and disabilities access. In those roles, he represented T-Mobile at DHS’s National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center, the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability & Interoperability Council, and ATIS’s Network Reliability Steering Committee and Interim Non-Voice Emergency Services Incubator. Prior to that, he was Sr. Director for Government Relations at PCIA, predecessor to the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), and worked at two DC law firms and the FCC on private land mobile and microwave issues. At the FCC, he was a charter member of the Future Public Safety Telecommunications Requirements Task Force. He’s a graduate of Queens College (CUNY) and has an MBA from Cornell University.

Session(s):
Ashish Bambroo
MSP Solutions

Ashish Bambroo

Chief Revenue Officer, DesktopReady

DesktopReady

Ashish is Chief Revenue Officer at Anunta DesktopReady. He brings over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the software and cloud business. Prior to Anunta DesktopReady, Ashish was VP of Business Development at Heavy.ai, where he led global partnerships and channels for big data analytics. Ashish held leadership roles at MuleSoft in rapid growth years leading to IPO and acquisition by Salesforce. Ashish was at Intuit where he held senior management positions, including GM of QuickBooks Hosting. Earlier in his career, Ashish was Country Manager-India for a Samsung Subsidiary. Ashish holds an MBA from UCLA, and a BS in Electronics Engineering from NIT, India.

Session(s):
Michael Hall
Service Provider Solutions

Michael Hall

Co-Founder, Digital Grass Innovation & Technology

Digital Grass Innovation & Technology

As the Founder of Digital Grass - a social impact group - one of Michael’s main focus has always been to ensure that diversity is included in every business market. Micheal has worked with companies led by minorities, women and members of the LGBT community through curated programs. Devoted to bridging the diversity gap in technology, Michael has devoted himself to transforming the professional landscape in South Florida. As Co-Founder of W3RTech - a social awareness effort - and W3RTECH, Inc., a non-profit organization whose focus is increasing diversity inclusion in technology. The organization also provides professional development programs and educational opportunities. Some of the more recent pioneer moves that Michael has been a part of is becoming a venture partner of Film Hedge in Atlanta, GA, in a leadership role in developing the South Florida Division of the company. As an artist, designer and developer, what sets Michael apart is the unique connection he makes with the use of left and right brain visualization to create a unique, creative, and analytical approach to working with his clients. His love for art and storytelling that goes into art, inspires Michael to produce quality work for his clients that captures the clients vision and builds a brand that consumers can recognize and be drawn to.

Session(s):
Sheynel 	Smith
The Blockchain Event

Sheynel Smith

Director, Driftwood Group

Driftwood Group

Session(s):
Maulik Shah
Service Provider Solutions

Maulik Shah

Co-Founder, Ecosmob

Ecosmob

Mr. Maulik Shah is the Co-founder and CEO of Ecosmob Technologies Pvt Ltd. Since the inception of Ecosmob in 2007, Maulik has led the innovation and engineering in VOIP technology. Gradually, down the line, he mastered the skills over Asterisk & Freeswitch. Having a passion for learning new technologies, he gained expertise in front-end and back-end technology. He then made the jump to sales and marketing, where he eventually mentored the team to build out-of-the-box strategies. At the onset of 2015, he launched a product-based company Hodusoft Pvt. Ltd, which offered different communication software to businesses worldwide. Moving ahead, he added another feather of innovation in his deck, venturing a SAAS-based solution Myeducomm to cater to schools and colleges for optimal collaboration between teachers, students, and parents. In 2019, he launched Peddleweb - a digital marketing service company transforming businesses digitally. With an academic background in IT engineering, Maulik brings a unique blend of communication and technology to an entirely new level that adheres to transparency, quality, and a client-centric approach.

Session(s):
Dmitry Karpov
MSP Solutions Theatre

Dmitry Karpov

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, ElectroNeek

ElectroNeek

Dmitry Karpov is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of ElectroNeek Robotics, a SMB hyperautomation platform for IT Service Providers. Dmitry is a small business robotics pioneer and recognized thought leader in the area of automation-as-a-service and future of work in small and medium size companies. Prior to ElectroNeek, Dmitry created and led EY Momentum, global corporate accelerator of Ernst & Young, based in Palo Alto. At EY, he focused on enabling innovation opportunities for the entire EY Global organization with more than 270k employees, leading annual global innovation challenge and investing in Intelligent Automation. During his career in consulting, he assisted Fortune 500 companies with the development of innovation processes and delivering AI & Robotics projects. Before joining EY, he worked as consultant at the World Bank, focusing on technology-enabled approaches to fighting international corruption. At age of 21, he co-founded Idea Logistics agency that was acquired by a subsidiary of Omnicom group. He studied at Georgetown University and University of Connecticut, holds M.B.A. and M.S. (Physics) degrees, and honors certificate in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

Session(s):
Ritwik Bose
Future of Work

Ritwik Bose

Sr. Director – Digital Strategy, Eleviant

Eleviant

Ritwik Bose leads the Digital Strategy & Consulting team at Eleviant and focuses on PeopleOne, an Employee Engagement solution geared towards elevating employee experience in the New Normal Era. With over 20 years in digital & IT space, Ritwik holds expertise in understanding business challenges and bringing the right technologies and tools that can address these challenges. Comes with a background in enterprise applications portfolio and product leadership, and as an IT liaison with business customers, Ritwik brings an unique ability to empathize with clients, understand where current solutions and adoption are coming up short and help them bridge the gap with technology experts to drive change that achieves desired outcomes. Over the last 5 years, he has been focusing primarily in the Digital Workplace space and works as a contributor and collaborative leader committed to solve Hybrid work environment challenges. From enabling SMBs to large Fortune 500 companies, grow and scale digital solutions, he is mostly passionate about employee experience, engagement and process automation.

Session(s):
Mark Rogers
Future of Work

Mark Rogers

Head of Sales, Eleviant

Eleviant

Mark Rogers leads the sales organization at Eleviant and brings over a decade of IT and software experience managing complex deal cycles and converting strategy to revenue. Joined the tech space out of a curiosity and obsession with the 4th Industrial Revolution, and the ability to solve world problems through technology. Currently responsible for sales strategy/planning and execution of bottom-line revenue. Ownership over demand generation, business development, program management, leadgen, sales operations, sales enablement, and strategic partnerships. Collaborates closely with Marketing on campaign strategy, creative direction, and content management. Attended Baylor University and currently resides in Coppell, TX. Happily married with three children: Asher 7, Zane 7 (twins), and Mila 3. Enjoys coaching youth sports (basketball, soccer), family road trips, and channeling his inner iron chef.

Session(s):
Paul Dundas
MSP Solutions

Paul Dundas

CEO, Emersion

Tia Hopkins
MSP Security Solutions

Tia Hopkins

Field CTO & Chief Cyber Risk Strategist, eSentire

eSentire

As Field CTO & Chief Cyber Risk Strategist, Tia Hopkins is focused on engaging with the cybersecurity community, providing thought leadership, supporting strategic customer and partner engagements, and working closely with the sales, marketing, product, engineering, and customer success teams to drive security outcome-focused initiatives. She has spent the past 20+ years of her career in various IT and IT Security roles and has over a decade of experience in the managed services space. Outside of her role at eSentire, Tia is also an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at Yeshiva University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Cybersecurity Leadership. Tia holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology, M.Sc. in Information Security and Assurance, as well as a M.Sc. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. She was recognized by SC Media as a 2019 Reboot Leadership Award recipient in the Outstanding Educator category. In 2020, Tia was awarded The Software Report’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity and the Cyber Defence Magazine’s Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity. She was also recognized in 2021 by IFSEC Global as a top global influencer in the Security Executives category.

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Nathan Jaskot
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Nathan Jaskot

Owner, EverConnect

EverConnect

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience building, managing and tuning databases. Nathan has worked with notable organizations including The US Dept. of Defense, Universal Studios, Hewlett-Packard, AVG Technologies, Pilot Corp and many others. Nathan Jaskot founded Everconnect Data Systems Inc. in 2010. Since then, he has endeavored to dedicate himself to providing a full range of database, software, and support services.From 2010 onwards, Nathan and his team have been working hard to ensure that Everconnect Data Systems Inc. is the partner that businesses can trust, and it has worked. The Everconnect model has since become widely successful – especially in North America. So, while Nathan jokes that he is a mediocre yoga practitioner, you can be guaranteed that there is absolutely nothing mediocre about Everconnect.Nathan is a Marine Corps Veteran (8 years). Nathan has a wife, son and 3 dogs. ?The Everconnect team is generally brought in to assist with: 1.) Augmenting a team and completing projects they dont have time for such as building new features, enhancing existing features, or addressing known bugs and issues. 2.) Consulting or advising based on our expertise in databases, web development, ETL (extract, transform, load), performance tuning, and project management. 3.) Managing existing systems, at a fraction of the cost of a full-time staff member. 4.) Managing both on-prem (premise) and cloud platforms, as well as facilitating cloud migrations.Everconnect team has experience in supporting up to 120 concurrent (production, test and development) database servers. Some of these db servers house up to 100 databases on them and the size of these databases range from 100mb to 10 TB. The Everconnect team has supported up to 10 SQL Server Clusters and 2 MS OLAP servers/SSAS. This takes a great deal of organization and understanding of the various data systems. Below is a complete list of Everconnects expertise. Database platforms:•SQL Server•mySQL•PostgreSQL•MongoDB•Oracle Duties on these DB platforms:•DBA (Database Administrator)•Database Development•ETL (Extract Transform Load) Development Programming languages:•SQL•T-SQL•PL/SQL•C#•Java•ASP•PHP•Powershell (PS1)•Shell Scripting Data regulations:•Sarbanes-Oxley (Sox)•HIPPA•PCI compliance.•Change ControlServer Management:•Basic Server support (Windows, Linux and UNIX)•Basic Webserver support (IIS) Overall Experience:•Database Administration (SQL Server, mySQL, Postgres, mongoDB, Oracle)•Database Development•Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity•Web Development•Web and Database Hosting•Server Monitoring & Maintenance•Networking Setup & Support•Network Security•Penetration testing (pen testing)•Data Backup & Recovery•Hosted E-mail Solutions•Web Application Programming (C#, .net, Rich Internet Applications)•Mobile & Smartphone App Development•Project Management (Agile, Waterfall)

Session(s):
Bob Reid
The Blockchain Event

Bob Reid

CEO & Co-Founder, Everest

Everest

Bob Reid is the CEO and Co-founder of Everest, a fintech company that leverages blockchaintechnologies and supplies end-to-end financial solutions, facilitating eKYC/AML, digital identityand regulatory compliance associated with money movement. Applications range from remoteonboarding, virtual account creation, and Everest-supplied services such as access tocryptocurrencies, cross-border payments and DeFi tools. Before founding Everest, Bob servedas the GM at BitTorrent, Partner at Kai Labs and a few silicon valley startups with two IPOs andtwo acquisitions.

Session(s):
Eugene Morozov
The Blockchain Event

Eugene Morozov

Founder, Everscale Network

Everscale Network

Session(s):
Salim Khouri
SASE Summit

Salim Khouri

Head of Channel Sales, Expereo

Expereo

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Antonella Commiato
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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)®, 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):
Barbara Steel
Future of Work

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):
Noel Oquendo
Future of Work

Noel Oquendo

Regional Director of Sales – Florida LATAM, Five9

Five9

Noel Oquendo is an executive leader with over 20 years of experience in the Collaboration and Contact Center arena. He has extensive engineering experience in building Global networks and managing teams across multiple countries. Noel led regional Collaboration pre-sales teams for CDW Corp where he created go to market strategies for evolving Unified Communications software and solutions from Microsoft, Cisco, and Polycom. His passion is using his foundation of patience, initiative, creativity, leadership, and technical expertise to help his peers and customers through Digital Transformation. Noel holds certifications as Voice Professional and Contact Center Specialist. In his personal time, Noel dotes on his two daughters, has a passion for cars and travel, and is always helping his friends, family, and peers achieve their goals.

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Kelli  McMillan
Enterprise Solutions

Kelli McMillan

Director, Global Partners, Five9

Five9

Kelli McMillan is Five9s Global Partner Director, a DE&I Ambassador, a Founder and a Tech Influencer. She is also an experienced thought leader, speaker and panel participant at key channel events covering cloud technology and DEI+A. In 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 industrys top talent through diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship initiatives. She is an active member of the Alliance of Channel Women DE&I Council and a recipient of the 2020 LEAD Award for her outstanding contributions to building out this group. Channel Futures recognized Kelli with the 2021 Channel Futures DE&I 101 Leadership Award and the 2022 Channel Influencer Award to celebrate her continued commitment, leadership, and innovation within the Channel Partner community.

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Dave Fox
Future of Work

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 practicing jiu jitsu.

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Anthony Minessale II
Enterprise Solutions

Anthony Minessale II

Founder, FreeSwitch

FreeSwitch

Anthony Minessale II is the primary author and founding member of the FreeSWITCH open source softswitch. He has spent almost 20 years working with open source software. In 2001, he spent a great deal of time as an Asterisk developer and authored numerous features and fixes to that project. Anthony started coding a new idea for an open source voice application in 2005. The FreeSWITCH project was officially opened to the public on January 1, 2006. In the years that followed, Anthony has actively maintained and led software development for this project. In 2017, Anthony became the founder and CEO of SignalWire INC, a tech startup aiming to bring FS to the scalable cloud and make RTC ubiquitous and mainstream for all businesses.

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Brian Crotty
Enterprise Solutions

Brian Crotty

CEO, Fusion Connect

Fusion Connect

Brian Crotty is Chief Executive Officer of Fusion Connect, a leading provider of managed security and collaboration services. He joined the Company as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors in May 2020. With more than three decades of technology industry experience, Brian was previously the Chief Commercial Officer for Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), where he was responsible for all company revenue, with a focus on the customer experience, customer retention, and growth. Prior to Sungard AS, Brian spent more than two decades in senior leadership positions at major communications companies, including President of Mid-Market Enterprise and Commercial Markets at Windstream and Chief Operating Officer at Broadview Networks, where he led the transformation of the business to a national Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) provider. Brian earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin, and has a Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University. Brian is an active supporter of various non-profit and civic causes, contributing greatly to the communities where he lives and works.

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Robert Beasley
Future of Work

Robert Beasley

Global Director, Strategic Solutions, Genesys

Daniel Uribe
The Blockchain Event

Daniel Uribe

CEO, GenoBank.io

GenoBank.io

In 2017, Daniel’s son was diagnosed with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia, a rare genetic disorder that causes an abnormality of the platelets. As a concerned parent, he looked into all options that could provide more information about the disorder. Upon researching various at-home DNA kits, he discovered a number of problems with the way users DNA was being handled. He immediately started thinking about ways to provide security and transparency to people looking to have their DNA sequenced and to ethical researchers looking to comply with privacy regulations regarding the sequencing of this data. From there, the idea for GenoBank.io was formed. Daniel Uribe, Co-Founder, and CEO has over 15 years of extensive experience in Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing, over 4 of which are in Blockchain & Bioinformatics. He Holds a Bs. Electronics Engineering, MBA from IPADE Business School, and has completed executive programs at Stanford GSB and Singularity University.

Session(s):
Terra Bastolich
MSP Solutions

Terra Bastolich

EVP Marketing & Business Development, GetWireless

GetWireless

Terra Bastolich is the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development with responsibility for corporate business development and marketing communications. Terra is a true advocate for IoT technology and has held strategic leadership roles in sales and marketing for key hardware providers in IOT. She is an industry veteran and has been recognized by numerous industry publications for her thought leadership in the wireless industry; including Connected Worlds Women of M2M and “IOT Now Magazine”. Terra also takes a personal role in a notable non-profit (Safe Haven Foster Shoppe) raising awareness and funding for essentials and clothing for foster children.

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Mike Anderson
MSP Solutions

Mike Anderson

Director of Product Management, GetWireless

GetWireless

Mike Anderson is Director of Product Management supporting the Peplink line, Get Wireless. Mike comes to Get Wireless after spending 19 years at Verizon. He had several positions there focusing on IoT implementation, Partner development, and Network Solution design. He will be focusing the Peplink knowledge and development.

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M H Raza
Service Provider Solutions

M H Raza

Serial Entrepreneur, Green Lambda Corporation

Gitika Walker
Service Provider Solutions

Gitika Walker

Director Enterprise User & Employee Experience, Hall | NextEra Energy, Inc.

Hall | NextEra Energy, Inc.

Gitika is the Director Enterprise User & Employee Experience at NextEra Energy, Inc. With 17+ years as a Digital Technology Program Manager her experience in digital strategy, user experience and Agile program management for web and mobile applications gives her strong skill in User-Centered Design guided by competitive research, usability testing, behavior metrics, predictive analytics and industry best practices.She is also a hands on Agile Scrum practitioner leading cross-functional teams encompassing digital strategy, user experience, software development, QA, analytics, infrastructure and marketing/communications. Gitika is a part of Asecend Southeast Chapter and the President of NextEra Energy’s internal employee resource group called APEX. NextEra recently joined as a founding member of Ascend’s Southeast Chapter. Apex, or Asian Professionals in Energy Exchange Group, The mission of the APEX is to provide a platform for NextEra Energy employees who are from Asian countries or are interested in Asian cultures to share their common interests, and to empower them in professional development, network and culture awareness.

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Mark Porter
MSP Security Solutions

Mark Porter

CEO & President, High Wire Networks

High Wire Networks

Mark Porter is President and CEO of High Wire Networks, a publicly traded global human capital management company delivering professional and managed services in the technology, cybersecurity and commercial electrical industries. Under Porter’s leadership, High Wire has become a trusted partner to VARs, VADs, distributors, manufacturers, systems integrators, and MSPs serving the largest technology companies in the world. Over the past 20 years, the company has evolved beyond its roots in field technical services to include Overwatch Managed Security Marketplace and JTM Commercial Electrical. Porter has grown the company from a few employees to nearly 300 full-time employees and more than 20,000 contractors across the globe. His leadership has earned industry accolades including Channel Partner Insight’s 2020 Channel Chief of the Year and Field Service USA’s Most Innovative Approach to Service Delivery in 2018. Porter is passionate about mentorship and is involved in the Incubator Entrepreneurship Program at a local high school in the western suburbs of Chicago, where he lives with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys sports and is an avid golfer.

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David Barton
MSP Security Solutions

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.

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Kartik Khambhati
Enterprise Solutions

Kartik Khambhati

Co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer, Hodusoft

Brad Powell
MSP Security Solutions

Brad Powell

Cofounder / Channel Chief, Hook Security

Hook Security

Brad Powell is Cofounder and Channel Chief at Hook Security, a psychological security awareness training company. Brad is a serial sales professional, entreprepreneur, and business owner skilled in building businesses in niche markets with a focus on revenue growth. Using his experience as a business owner and successful sales career, Brad brings a unique growth mindset to Hook Security’s business, culture, and the people he works with. Brad understands the life of running a company, and strives to be a true and trusted partner to all of Hook Security channel partners. He obtained his Business Administration Degree from The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina, and obtained a MBA in Entrepreneurship from Clemson University. He also studied International Business at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

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David Poellhuber
MSP Security Solutions

David Poellhuber

Executive Vice President, Hornetsecurity

Hornetsecurity

David Poellhuber, CISSP is a graduate from Montreal University and the MIT (EDP). After a successful consulting career, he founded Zerospam security pioneering the email security industry, which was acquired by Hornet Security in ’21. He now represents the company as Executive VP in Canada. He has 20 years experience in messaging and collaboration security in a broad set of environments. He is a member of the CCTX SMB subcommittee focusing on better infosec protection for small businesses, the WI (Women in IT) Network and supports Women in Cyber. Besides sailing the world, David likes to coach and mentor younger entrepreneurs by sharing his knowledge.

Session(s):
Pranav Kondala
SASE Summit

Pranav Kondala

Principal Solutions Architect, Hughes

Bre Murray
Future of Work

Bre Murray

Founder & CEO, HYP Labs

HYP Labs

Bre Murray is a self-taught creative technologist and founder of HYP Labs, a tech company creating the future of spatial computing. Prior to building HYP Labs, Bre wrote code for Disney, designed user interfaces for Ticketmaster, and consulted for Verizon and other tech companies. As a technological innovator, she applies her software engineering background to solve complex issues at the intersection of technology and design. When she’s not creating or managing products, she mentors budding designers looking to break into tech. Her mission is to bridge the divide between the tech industry and underrepresented communities, particularly people of color and the LGBTQ community.

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Jonathan Shulman
Service Provider Solutions

Jonathan Shulman

Vice President of Business Development, iconectiv

iconectiv

Jonathan Shulman, Vice President, Business Development at iconectiv, is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities and future revenue streams across iconectiv’s secure, interconnection solutions with global mobile network operators, telecom regulators, technology and industry partners. He also leads engagement with product and engineering teams to represent the voice of the customer and translate insights into test cases and proof of concept prior to market launch. As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, iconectiv’s market-leading solutions enable the interconnection of networks, devices and applications for more than two billion people every day. A US-based company, Telcordia Technologies, Inc., doing business as iconectiv, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson.Shulman has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience at world-class telecommunications, digital, advertising, mobile and technology companies where he has built and led high-performing global sales, marketing and channel teams. Prior to joining iconectiv, he served in high-level positions at Lucent Technologies, Nokia and LG Electronics Mobile. Most recently, Shulman was Senior Client Partner, Telecommunications & Technology, at Facebook, where he was responsible for driving brand, sales and business impact for clients and aggressive growth targets for Facebook across a portfolio of telco, OEM, cable, technology, media and consumer electronics verticals. Shulman graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in psychology. He also holds a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University, as well as an MBA from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College.

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Susan Elder
MSP Solutions

Susan Elder

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.

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Jan Marcos Andrade
Service Provider Solutions

Jan Marcos Andrade

Marketing Associate, Imanyco

Imanyco

Graduating from FAU in Exercise Science, Jan, who is oral deaf, has taken in a varied experience in the entertainment and food industry. His own personal experiences has given him a passion for disability inclusion and actively push for increased accessibility. Jan has a background in sales, retail management, visual communication, and theater. He joined Imanyco as a marketing associate.

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John Schlager
MSP Security Solutions

John Schlager

CEO & Co-Founder, Inceptus

Inceptus

John Schlager is a visionary that harbors a passion to create and build innovative cybersecurity solutions. Having over twenty-seven years of experience in information security he has designed and developed robust security programs, provided incident response, intrusion analysis, forensics, and remediation services to some of the most at-risk organizations including the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), Civilian agencies of the Federal Government, Federal, State & Local Law Enforcement, and Fortune 500 companies. He uses this deep industry expertise and knowledge to provide businesses with cost effective solutions and services that secure their data and protect their reputation from even the most determined adversaries. Mr. Schlager is the CEO & Co-Founder of Inceptus, trusted advisors providing high-end consulting services and military grade cyber defenses that focus on helping organizations deal with the increasing risk and impact of cyber-attacks. By combining best of breed technologies, advanced data analytics, exclusive threat intelligence, and years of digital combat experience Inceptus’ elite analysts build ultimate cyber resilience aligning with an organizations business strategy. He was the Co-Founder & Chief Cyber Strategist of Skout Secure Intelligence (now Barracuda MSP). Skout was a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and Consulting Company offering cyber services to clients across numerous verticals including Critical Infrastructure, Financial Services, Information Technology, Healthcare and Retail. He was responsible for the selection, development and operationalization of the Skout’s Managed Services, Security Operation Center (SOC), Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), and Skout Labs. He was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the United States Capitol Police responsible for the overall design and deployment of their enterprise cybersecurity program, including its associated technologies and policies. He was an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where he developed strategies for the clandestine detection, containment, eradication and continued monitoring of Foreign Nation States and the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). Deep understanding of these hackers’ tools & techniques it allowed him to design, develop, and operationalize security strategies that protected organizations across the DoD, IC, and Federal Government. Mr. Schlager was an Information Security Officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he was responsible for the cybersecurity program and posture of the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training (OCEFT) and the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). Mr. Schlager graduated with a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, majoring in Cybersecurity with a minor in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland. He is a member in honor and leadership societies including the National Society of Leadership and Success – Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Honor Society for the Computing, and Information Disciplines – Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Throughout John’s career he has also held many IT Certifications including the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), as well as numerous Cisco, Checkpoint, and Microsoft certifications.

Session(s):
Heather Dahl
The Blockchain Event

Heather Dahl

CEO, Indicio.tech

Indicio.tech

Heather C. Dahl is the co-founder and CEO of Indico.tech. Through her vision and leadership, Indicio has become a global leader in decentralized identity, launching a blockchain-based distributed network on five continents, creating the first implementation of a complete ecosystem for sharing privacy-preserving digital health credentials, which was donated to Linux Foundation Public Health for use by public health agencies across the world, and developing a series of innovations in software to manage identity and data sharing.Dahl is a pioneer in data privacy and security. During her tenure at Neustar, she led the research team that developed the idea of decentralization as a solution to online security. As CEO of Sovrin, she led the foundation through its most significant period of growth, which at its height saw over 80 companies and organizations support the Sovrin Foundation.Previously, Dahl was a newsroom leader in broadcasting and public radio, and was elected by her peers to Chair the Congressional Correspondents Association. She also Chaired the Board of the National Press Foundation, where she led that organization’s digital transformation.Dahl began her career in the U.S. Senate in the Office of Sen. Gordon Smith. She received her BA from Willamette University in 1995, her MSC from Columbia University in 1998, and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University in 2008.

Session(s):
Diego Gosmar
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Diego Gosmar

Chief International Officer, INGO

INGO

Successful international speaker, Diego Gosmar is a manager with over 20 years of experience in the ICT sector and a writer with a passion for innovation. He is 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/B08GHF3PPXIn 2010 Diego and his partners were rewarded for having founded Xenialab: the best innovative start-up at the I3P incubator of the Turin Polytechnic University. Diego has led the international expansion of the XCALLY omnichannel software solution, reaching over 50 countries worldwide, managing partners and hundreds of customers scattered from Singapore to the Middle East, Europe, South Africa, the United States, Brazil, and others.Since December 2019, Xenialab has become part of the INGO Spa group and Diego has been focusing on the growth of international operations. Diegos experience is linked to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with particular attention to speech analysis, sentiment analysis, omni, and customer service applications through advanced forecasting and IVR models.

Session(s):
Jimmy Augustine
MSP Security Solutions

Jimmy Augustine

Chief Technology Evangelist for Emerging Business Group, Ingram Micro Cloud

Christian Buerk
MSP Solutions

Christian Buerk

Director of Cloud Business Development, US, Ingram Micro Cloud

Ingram Micro Cloud

Christian Buerk, the Director of Cloud Business Development in the US for Ingram Micro Cloud, is seasoned with in-depth experience in managing a myriad of core business functions—with a demonstrated ability in recruiting, supervising, directing, and guiding a sales team in the fulfillment of goals. A results-driven professional with experience in telecommunications sales management, operations, business, and marketing, Christian wields an impressive record of success at various tech companies. He is a key player at Ingram Micro in developing strategies and solutions that generate substantial revenue and growth, identifying and capturing market opportunities to accelerate regional expansion, and improving profit contributions.

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Andreina Morales
Future of Work

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.

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TBD
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TBD

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Rhett Livengood
MSP Solutions

Rhett Livengood

Director, Digital Business Enabling, Client Computing, Intel

Intel

Rhett Livengood is Intel’s WW Director of Digital Business Enabling working with solution providers (system integrators, IT outsourcers, resellers, managed service providers) to integrate Intel technology into customer workplace transformation solutions. He was most recently Intel’s WW B2B Customer Engagement Director managing lead generation activities, Intel’s Enterprise Board of Advisors, and online sales development working targeting Global 5000 enterprises and SMB customers worldwide. During his career in the IT industry, Rhett has managed regional and worldwide sales and marketing for Intel’s Services group. He was Worldwide Marketing Manager for Intel’s Software group and Product Marketing Manager of Intel’s Mobile Computing Group and held marketing and engineering positions in Intel’s memory, processor, software and platform divisions. He was worldwide Director of Marketing at Lam Research. Rhett began his career as a design engineer at Honeywell. Rhett holds a BS degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Iowa and an MS degree in Electronic Materials Process Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an Intel Achievement Award winner.

Session(s):
Adam Klodner
Future of Work

Adam Klodner

VP of Application Development, IntelePeer

John DeLozier
KEYNOTE

John DeLozier

President, Intelisys

Intelisys

John DeLozier serves as President of Intelisys, a ScanSource company. In this role, John oversees all aspects of the business, including sales, supplier services, operations and marketing, with a focus on growing partner and supplier relationships. He is also responsible for the development and evolution of Intelisys’ strategy, as well as innovative programs and tools to allow for enhanced partner insights and growth opportunities. John has worked with ScanSource for more than 20 years as both a partner and a supplier. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales for 8X8. Prior to that, he served in leadership positions at CenturyLink, Unify and Virsae. He also spent nearly 20 years at Arrow System Integration, after selling the system integration company he co-founded, ACT, to Cross Telecom, which was later acquired by Arrow Electronics.

Session(s):
Valerie Berezuk
Future of Work

Valerie Berezuk

Head of Channel Marketing, Intermedia

Intermedia

As a 20+ year veteran of the communications industry Valerie has held a variety of Marketing, Sales and Leadership positions. She is passionate about the customer experience and believes communication & collaboration between employees and customers is vital to a business’s ability to thrive. She challenges herself to look for ways to simplify complexity and make great impacts with small tweaks. Valerie is currently the Head of Channel Marketing at Intermedia Cloud Communications. Valerie received her Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and Television Arts from Valparaiso University. She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business.

Session(s):
Gina Avila
MSP Solutions

Gina Avila

Senior Manager, Partner Development Management, Intuit

Tammy Alexander
MSP Solutions

Tammy Alexander

Senior Partner Development, Manager Intuit QuickBooks, Intuit

Vinod Jain
The Blockchain Event

Vinod Jain

Senior Analyst, JainAite-Novarica Group

Brett Shockley
Future of Work

Brett Shockley

CEO, JourneyID

JourneyID

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):
Zamir Javer
MSP Solutions

Zamir Javer

CEO, Jumpfactor

Jumpfactor

Zamir Javer is the Founder and CEO of Jumpfactor, a 5 time Growth500 listed Agency that specializes in digital marketing and lead generation for MSPs and IT Channel vendors. Throughout his 14 year tenure at Jumpfactor he has helped generate over $500 million in revenue for MSPs and IT vendors with a specific focus in generating managed services revenue. His team has worked with HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Netapp, Dell, SAP, Oracle, and various other IT vendors. Zamirs team brings hyper specialized knowledge of the MSP industry coupled with T-shaped in house digital marketers and an agile methodology to deliver a powerful advantage for MSPs to drive leads at the lost cost and highest ROI in the industry. Their clients are spread across cities in North America and Europe. A notable case example of his teams success is driving $150 million in revenue for PCM Canada over a period of 8 years. With over 20 years of experience in building high growth businesses, today Zamir speaks on various topics related to lead generation and revenue growth in the MSP space. His team is primarily based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada. He is an active angel investor and mentor helping early stage businesses grow. Specific areas of specialty include inbound marketing, account based marketing, search engine strategy, and partnership marketing strategy.

Session(s):
Colin Bastable
MSP Security Solutions

Colin Bastable

CEO, Kaduu

Kaduu

Colin Bastable was, for the last four years, CEO of Security Awareness vendor Lucy Security Inc, recently acquired by ThriveDX SaaS as part of a cybersecurity roll-up.Prior to this, Colin was founder and CEO of innovative MFA vendor Mi-Token Inc, which he built into a global player with customers in North America, LatAm, the Middle East, Japan, and throughout Europe. Colin started his 30 year IT security career in Europe with anti virus pioneers Dr Solomons and McAfee, before being recruited by British crypto security startup nCipher. As President of nCipher Inc Colin established nCiphers global operations, leading nCiphers support and sales teams throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Japan. Colin was part of the nCipher management team which took them public with a listing on the full London Stock Exchange. He has been widely quoted in the US and international press as an expert on cybersecurity matters. Colin is a US Citizen and lives with his family in Austin, Texas. https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinbastable/

Session(s):
Marcia Dempster
MSP Security Solutions

Marcia Dempster

Senior Director of Channel Sales, Keeper Security

Keeper Security

Marcia Dempster is the Senior Director of Channel Sales at Keeper Security, the leading Enterprise Password Security platform. She is responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with partners, VARs, MSPs and distributors and their vast networks of trusted advisers. Marcia brings 15 years of Technology and Channel experience to her role. Prior to Keeper, Marcia was the National Channel Manager at ArmorSecurity.Before that she led the Cloud Platform Executive Team within CDW’s Cloud Practice. She is very involved in women’s enablement groups like Alliance of Channel Women (Marcia was the recipient of ACW’s elite LEAD Award in 2019) and is a board member of the Cloud Girls national organization. Marcia is a proud graduate of Michigan State University and resides in downtown Chicago.

Session(s):
Andrew Klein
Service Provider Solutions

Andrew Klein

Managing Attorney, Klein Law Group

Mark Volchek
KEYNOTE

Mark Volchek

Founding Partner, Las Olas Ventures

Ron Cuevas
MSP Solutions

Ron Cuevas

Vice President of Sales and Marketing/vCIO, Lincoln IT

Lincoln IT

Ron Cuevas joined LincolnIT in 2016 and is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing/vCIO. He has over thirty years of experience, primarily in IT services. Ron served in the Army and specialized in Telecommunications. He continues to earn professional and leadership certifications, and completes business training, to remain knowledgeable in the IT industry. Throughout his thirty years of experience, Ron’s career progressed from Network Engineer to various levels of management. He spent 14 years at AIG, where he was responsible for the creation and management of domestic and global IT teams supporting multinational IT environments. Throughout his career Ron has continued to have escalating responsibilities from creating IT standards and leading Multinational programs including business divestitures, data center consolidations, enterprise application deployments and audit initiatives to managing Global Network Infrastructure Services organizations. Ron brings a technical and operations focus to the sales organization at LincolnIT, while driving focus on the customer experience, and the internal workflow between the sales and service teams.

Session(s):
Simms Brooks
Future of Work

Simms Brooks

Channel Account Manager, LiveVox

LiveVox

Simms is an accomplished sales professional with over 30 years in technology - 12 of those focused on indirect channels and partnerships. She has a vast history of optimizing revenues by driving direct sales, overseeing channel / VAR partnerships, and developing / delivering presentations to gain buy-in from current and prospective customers and partners. Adept at designing and overseeing sales and product marketing initiatives, building and expanding customer accounts, and driving market growth. In-depth understanding of marketplace dynamics, opportunities, and appropriate responses.

Session(s):
Fred Posner
Enterprise Solutions

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):
Santhosh Narasimhamoorthy
MSP Solutions

Santhosh Narasimhamoorthy

Senior Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine

ManageEngine

Santhosh is a Senior Technical Evangelist for unified endpoint management solutions at ManageEngine. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the broadly defined categories of endpoint security, technical support, and product implementation and training. His speciality is guiding customers to make the best choices while selecting and implementing endpoint management and security solutions for enterprise environments.

Session(s):
Andra Hedden
MSP Solutions

Andra Hedden

CMO, Marketopia

Marketopia

Andra Hedden is Chief Marketing Officer at Marketopia, the premier B2B marketing and lead generation agency for technology companies. Andra has over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development and 12 years of experience focused specifically on the IT channel. She has deep expertise and passion for helping technology service providers realize their growth potential and vendors drive growth through partner recruitment and enablement. Over the past six years, Marketopia has evolved from a team of two to over 100. Her passion has created an organization recognized as a three-time Inc. 5000 award winner and ranked among the Tampa Bay Best Places to Work. Being an entrepreneur may be 24/7, but when she is not working on the business, you will find her on the water with friends and family soaking up the Florida sun.

Session(s):
Pascal Menezes
SASE Summit

Pascal Menezes

CTO, MEF

MEF

High-energy technology leader Pascal Menezes has broad expertise, business acumen, and ability to translate technical strategies into results. He has demonstrated success in technology strategy, planning, and execution in internetworking, next-generation information systems, communication architectures and cloud technologies. A MEF co-founder and CTO, Pascal directs the organization’s technology strategy.

Session(s):
Graham Bevington
Future of Work

Graham Bevington

EVP and Chief Sales Officer, Mitel

Mitel

In his role as Chief Sales Officer, Graham Bevington leads Mitel’s business and sales operations, business development, and strategic cross-functional programs. He focuses on leveraging data-driven insights, industry benchmarks and a lifetime in the sector to drive crossfunctional alignment for transformative corporate initiatives. With a deep knowledge of the communications market and extensive experience leading go-tomarket teams, Graham has played a pivotal role in Mitel’s growth and success. During his 20- year tenure on the company’s leadership team, Mitel has emerged as the market share leader in the PBX/IP-PBX market in Europe, taken the number three position in North America, and become the fourth largest communications and collaboration provider in the world. Most recently, Graham served as EVP, Transformation office, where he was responsible for driving Mitel’s M&A and business development strategy along with nurturing strategic relationships with key customers and partners. Previously, he also led Mitel’s worldwide enterprise sales and go-to-market efforts as EVP and Chief Sales Officer. Prior to his time at Mitel, Graham held senior leadership roles for European telecom companies, including DeTeWe and Shipton Communications.

Session(s):
Angela Leavitt
Service Provider Solutions

Angela Leavitt

CEO, Mojenta

Mojenta

With nearly 20 years of sales and marketing experience, Angela Leavitt founded Mojenta (formerly Mojo Marketing) in 2010 - the first and only full-service marketing agency with an exclusive focus on telecom, IT, and cloud services industries. Since then, she has worked with 200+ companies including Comcast, BullsEye, Spectrum, MicroCorp, Intelisys, and Time Warner Cable, as well as numerous VARs, MSPs, and traditional telecom agents. In July 2018 and 2020, Mojenta was named to the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego. An accomplished speaker, Leavitt has been a regular presenter at ITExpo, COMPTEL, Channel Partners, Cloud Partners, and Women in the Channel events. In 2021, she was a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year award.

Session(s):
Kevin  Cornish
Future of Work

Kevin Cornish

Founder & CEO, Moth + Flame

Moth + Flame

Kevin Cornish, the founder and CEO of Moth+Flame, has cracked the code on creating immersive workplace training VR platforms. Drawing on his background creating virtual reality content for studios like Netflix, superstars like Taylor Swift and top tech companies like Google and AMD, Kevin has developed VR platforms that place participants in the middle of real-life interactive environments surrounded by human trainers that respond to individual vocal cues. Kevin was the first VR director to be signed by CAA in 2017. With a client list ranging from business leaders like Accenture to government entities like the U.S. Air Force, Kevin and Moth+Flame continue to develop immersive training curriculums that address critical issues in our world and in our work environments. Promise VR and READY VR leverage proprietary artificial intelligence and natural language processing to offer adaptive learning programs for soft skills and hard skills training, respectively. READY VR has been used in the public sector for applications such as pilot training for the US Air Force and more recently, Promise VR is the platform enabling an innovative approach to prevent suicide in the military, and as a training against racial bias for social workers.

Session(s):
Ash Bassili
The Blockchain Event

Ash Bassili

CEO, myLaminin

myLaminin

Ash is the Founder & CEO of myLaminin, a Blockchain-enabled documentsharing, and verification service. Ash brings a rich global experience base inemerging technology delivery, and significant leadership experience, havingserved in Big 4 management roles at the Partner level at both PwC LLP inAustralia and EY LLP in Ottawa, Canada. Ash has a BSc Hons Life Sciencesfrom Queen’s University, a MSc in Information Technology from JohnsHopkins University, and a Certificate in Blockchain Technologies from MITSloan School of Management.Our current methods of document sharing are at best inconvenient andinsecure. Email and cloud-based data storage services are dated andinefficient methods. The myLaminin platform transforms this critical functionby delivering the most secure methods available today to deliver the nextgeneration document sharing paradigm. myLaminin is designed to giveindividuals, businesses, and governments greater security, convenience, andcontrol over the sharing of important documents and credentials.For organizations, myLaminin delivers massive operational efficiencies andreduced fraud, while 3rd parties benefit from 100% assurance of documentauthenticity.

Session(s):
Rob Gordon
Service Provider Solutions

Rob Gordon

Director of Solutions Architects, Nebulon

Emil Sayegh
MSP Security Solutions

Emil Sayegh

CEO, Ntirety

Ntirety

Emil Sayegh is the President and CEO of Ntirety, a global leader in Comprehensive Compliant Cybersecurity Services. Emil is an early pioneer of the Cloud, having launched and led successful Cloud computing businesses for Rackspace, HP, and Codero. Recognized as one of the “fathers” of Open Stack, Emil also led the merger between Hostway Inc. and Hosting Inc. to form Ntirety, which manages IT Security for organizations across the Fortune 500. Ntirety is the only company that embeds compliant security throughout an organization’s IT systems and culture. Emil has spent more than 25 years in the IT industry developing, marketing, and growing businesses for Dell, Rackspace, HP/Compaq, RLX Technologies, Codero, Hostway, and now Ntirety. He holds nine patents.

Session(s):
Matt Siemens
MSP Solutions

Matt Siemens

CEO, NUSO

NUSO

Matt is the CEO of NUSO, a rapidly growing business cloud communications service provider. He is responsible for overall leadership and strategy at NUSO and previously directed the SoTel IP Services/Cloud business (now NUSO) since 2012. Matt’s career spans over 25 years of managing technology-focused sales, marketing, technical teams, and public and private fund-raising efforts. He held leadership positions for high-growth recurring revenue streams in communications services for companies such as NuVox, Electric Lightwave, Appia, and Voxitas

Session(s):
JR Guerrieri
Future of Work Solutions Theatre

JR Guerrieri

CEO, Nynja

Nynja

Salvatore “JR” Guerrieri serves chief executive officer of Nynjaas CEO of Nynja, having co-founded the company in 2016. He has some 30 years of experience building and growing companies, is a respected advisor and board member to a diverse group of businesses, and is an angel investor in startups in both the United States and China. Prior to Nynja, Guerrieri founded and led successful companies in the food manufacturing, music, and LED technologies. He has a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University and studied music at the Juilliard School of Music.

Session(s):
David Jodoin
Future of Work

David Jodoin

President, Nynja

Nynja

David Jodoin serves as president and chief technology officer of Nynja, overseeing the company’s innovation strategies, development, product management, and go-to-market activities. Prior to Nynja, Jodoin founded and managed successful companies in the 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):
Michael Voigt
MSP Solutions

Michael Voigt

Sales Manager, Ocean Tech

Dave Beagle
MSP Solutions

Dave Beagle

Head of Channels, Ooma

Ooma

David Beagle is the head of channels at Ooma, with the unique opportunity to develop a go-to-market program that can fit with any type of partner.? Previously, he was a leader in building out a channel at Office Depot with a managed services offering.?Recognized as a three-time Channel Chief by CRN at two other companies, he is an established leader in the channel, having led efforts to build, expand, and grow opportunity engagements and revenue.?Currently, David also serves on the CompTIA Channel Advisory Board.?With his 15-plus years of experience in UCaaS/hosted VoIP at companies like ShoreTel, Fonality, and M5 Networks, he has helped partners identify and take advantage of revenue opportunities.

Session(s):
Michael Friedhoff
MSP Solutions

Michael Friedhoff

Solutions Architect, OpsRamp

OpsRamp

Michael is a Hybrid Enterprise Systems Management and IT Service Management Architect with over 20 years of experience. He has designed, implemented and managed solutions in this space for some of the largest customers across financial, managed services, and retail verticals.

Session(s):
John Riley
The Blockchain Event

John Riley

VP of Business & Government Services, Orion Innovations

Orion Innovations

John Riley III is the VP of Gov’t Services at Orion Innovations. He has over 23 years of experience in the software applications space working for companies like Oracle and SAP. He has primarily worked in the consulting services sector, assisting organizations with their software implementations, business process changes, digital transformation initiatives, and end-user adoption training. He’s been working and consulting with companies in the Blockchain technology space since 2018. John is also a U.S. Marine war veteran.

Session(s):
Howard Hoffmann
MSP Security Solutions

Howard Hoffmann

CEO, Orrios

Orrios

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 deliver high quality solutions to clients for a variety of challenges and opportunities through the utilization of disciplined processes, technology enablement, data capture and analytics, information security tools and procedures and experienced, multi-disciplinary leadership. After launching and rebranding several organizations in the legal services, legal optimization & support, business process outsourcing, and information security services arenas, Howard established ORRIOS LLC in 2019 to offer information security and data privacy compliance tools designed to help companies meet new and evolving government regulations and business requirements.Howard’s information security experience includes:•Developing an information security and privacy services portfolio that strategically supports clients’ needs to create comprehensive, effective programs that demonstrate compliance;•Leading multiple companies to achieve multi-year ISO 27001 information security certifications;•Achieving CMMC Registered Provider Organization status to demonstrate expertise in helping contractors and subcontractors meet Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements.Howard has served on boards of both public and privately-held companies.

Session(s):
Brandon Marks
MSP Security Solutions

Brandon Marks

Managing Partner, Overwatch Group

Overwatch Group

Brandon Marks is the managing partner at Overwatch Group (OWG), a professional services organization and managed services provider (MSP) with offices in New Jersey and Los Angeles. Brandon’s first experience with computers was in the mid-80s with an IBM AT system (dual floppy disk drives) provided by the US Army to his parents for remote work. He began working in the IT services field in 1994 and has worked with most mainstream platforms, including Novell, MAC and Microsoft-based networks. Brandon co-founded and sold a large regional MSP in 1999. Recently he has been focused on cybersecurity and public cloud infrastructure (Azure and AWS).Brandon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Thomas Edison State University. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, and holds several industry certifications.

Session(s):
Brandon Ginsberg
The Blockchain Event

Brandon Ginsberg

CEO, Palm Tree NFT

Palm Tree NFT

Brandon Ginsberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Palm Tree NFT, South Floridas first physical NFT gallery and services company based in Palm Beach County, leveraging over a decade of cryptocurrency experience to help brands explore exciting opportunities in the metaverse. He is also the CEO of ApparelMagic, the industry’s top apparel management software favored by multinational fashion brands and niche labels alike. Brandon has been featured in Forbes, a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) and is an engaged South Florida Tech Hub community member.

Session(s):
Dennis Colar
MSP Solutions

Dennis Colar

Director of Channel Development, Parallels

Parallels

Dennis serves as Director of Strategic Alliances & Channel Partners at Parallels. In his current role he is creating channel communities through value-added services, solutions, and strategies. With more than two decades of sales and channel development experience, Dennis has a proven track record of creating and executing channel programs that create market share growth and profitable revenue for the partners and the channels he has developed.

Session(s):
Zack Austin
MSP Security Solutions

Zack Austin

Vice President, Business Development, PC Matic

PC Matic

Zack Austin is the Vice President of Business Development for American made cybersecurity company, PC Matic. Zack possesses a high-powered and tenacious attitude to drive the paradigm shift in cybersecurity to Zero Trust. He is determined to remove the misperception of complexity around implementing default deny, as well as eliminating complications of governance and management caused by the traditional Software Asset Management (SWAM) solutions. In his role, Zack is responsible for conducting strategic industry partnerships and alliances, innovating product integrations, and continued expansion of PC Matic’s Application Whitelisting throughout the Consumer, SMB, MSP, K12, Enterprise and Federal space. In his previous roles, Zack served as both PC Matic’s Senior Sales Engineer and Malware Researcher/Analyst. Along with establishing and building corporate development, Zack was responsible for the daily maintenance of PC Matic’s signature global whitelist including the validation and verification of all incoming metadata. Zack has assisted in PC Matic’s rapid growth and presence in the cyberworld of Zero Trust, including their participation in the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Alongside 23 of the world’s top cyber companies, PC Matic is collaborating with other Zero Trust contributors to design the standard of what ZTA should be.

Session(s):
Jim Brewer
Service Provider Solutions

Jim Brewer

Vice President, Products and Technology, Peerless Network

Peerless Network

Jim Brewer has more than 23 years of experience of driving results within the telecommunications industry. Brewer brings extensive knowledge of designing, deploying, and operating carrier-class VoIP and IMS networks and services to Peerless Network. As co-founder of Peerless and EVP, Products & Technology, Jim is responsible for voice, messaging, UCaaS architecture/engineering, software development of the Peerless Portal and all related products, software development of the Peerless LCR, and all ancillary call routing applications. Prior to Peerless, Jim served as Manager of VoIP Engineering for Focal Communications, where he supervised the successful launch of the wholesale VoIP service. Following the company’s acquisition by Broadwing Communications, he oversaw the VoIP engineering team and managed the integration of the Broadwing and Focal Communications networks. Jim studied computer engineering at the University of Iowa and holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications management from DeVry University.

Session(s):
Scott Francis
MSP Solutions

Scott Francis

Technology Evangelist, PFU America, a Fujitsu Company

PFU America, a Fujitsu Company

Scott Francis, Technology Evangelist at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, brings morethan 30 years of document imaging expertise to his position where he’s responsible forevangelizing Fujitsu’s industry leading scanner technology. With over thirty years of experiencein the enterprise content management industry, he frequently provides thought leadership ondocument scanning use cases and best practices in addition to the overall benefits of digitaltransformation solutions.

Session(s):
Ari Rabban
Enterprise Solutions

Ari Rabban

CEO, Phone.com

Phone.com

Ari Rabban is an IP communications industry veteran, with expertise in the start-up environment and moving companies from concept to operation. He Co-founded Phone.com in 2008 and saw it grow to serve over 50,000 small business customers. Previously, Rabban served as vice president of corporate development and marketing for VocalTec Communications, the VoIP market pioneer and developer of the first internet phone. He also served as president of Surf&Call Solutions, one of the initial voice-enhanced e-commerce solutions companies, and Truly Global Inc., a web based communications service. Rabban joined VocalTec from Lucent Technologies.Frequently cited as a VoIP market expert, Rabban has been involved with the internet telephony industry from its very early days; he has been widely quoted in trade publications and has been interviewed for media outlets around the world. Rabban received an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University; he also has a law degree and bachelors in economics from Tel Aviv University. He practiced corporate law in Tel Aviv, Israel prior to his arrival in the US.

Session(s):
Phil Edholm
Future of Work

Phil Edholm

President and Principal, PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

Phil Edholm is the President of PKE Consulting. PKE consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. Phil is the organizer of WebRTC World Conf & Expo, the global eco-system event for WebRTC. Phil Edholm has over 30 years experience in creating innovation and transformation in networking and communications. In his career, Phil has worked with all of the major vendors and with hundreds of large customers around the world. He is recognized as an industry expert in VoIP, networking for real-time usage, Unified Communications, and business models for technology adoption. Prior to founding PKE , he was Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. In this role, he was responsible for defining vision and strategic technology and the integration of the Nortel product portfolio into Avaya. He was responsible for portfolio architecture, standards activities, and User Experience. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO/CSO for the Nortel Enterprise business for 9 years. At Nortel, he led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. His background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 13 years with Silicon Valley start-ups.Phil is recognized as an industry leader and visionary. In 2007, he was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Growth, Innovation and Leadership in Telecommunications for dreating the VoIP industry. Phil is a widely sought speaker and has been in the VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect Great Debate three times. He has been recognized by the IEEE as the originator of “Edholm’s Law of Bandwidth” as published in July 2004 IEEE Spectrum magazine and as one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications by Internet Telephony magazine. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 16 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.

Session(s):
Mike Moncivais
Enterprise Solutions

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 in 2019, Jeff Kubick has worked with cloud voice service providers globally on go-tomarket strategies for growing their business with Poly’s complete endpoint portfolio. Prior to Poly, 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):
John Dean Markunas
The Blockchain Event

John Dean Markunas

Principal Consultant, Power of Chain (PoC)

Power of Chain (PoC)

Session(s):
Steven Edwards
Future of Work

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 he moved to FL to attend FAU. After college, Steve entered the world of job fairs and spent 9 years hosting in-person hiring events. In 2018 he noticed an emerging trend. In-person hiring events were getting less and less engagement. As people would rather apply online than wait in line. 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. Steve saw the trends and when the pandemic hit, the need for virtual job fairs skyrocketed. Premier Virtual moved quickly to a leader within the industry. The Premier Virtual platform has helped more than 50,000 companies connect with over 600,000 job seekers and hosted over 5000 virtual hiring events as of Dec ’21 and this # is growing daily.

Session(s):
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):
Kevin Masse
MSP Solutions

Kevin Masse

CEO, QuestBlue

QuestBlue

Kevin Masse is the CEO of QuestBlue Systems Inc. He is primarily responsible to provide a path for strategic planning and policies that sets the direction and oversee operations of QuestBlue Systems, Inc. QuestBlue is committed to providing the best PBX and VOIP technology and support to serve your needs. For almost 15 years, we have supplied our customers with more than just SIP trunks, PBX systems, or telephones. We have been a business partner, a trusted provider of comprehensive product lines and infrastructure solutions. We have backed our services with a solid guarantee, fast and friendly services, and incredible sourcing capabilities. Our mission is to listen to our clients specific needs and deliver high-performance products through continuous product innovation and operational excellence. To this end, we operate out of a fully redundant data center to ensure you are provided service consistently and reliably.

Session(s):
Hector Garcia
MSP Solutions

Hector Garcia

Partner & Principal Accountant, Quick Bookkeeping & Accounting LLC

Quick Bookkeeping & Accounting LLC

Hector comes from an entrepreneurial background having cofounded Cubisma.com, a Cuban real estate website with +5,000 visitors per day. Previously relocated to Quebec, Canada in 2013 as part of theQuebec Program of Skilled Professionals. He moves to Florida in 2016 where he became the SoftwareTeam Lead for the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He co-founded InMyTeam in 2018.

Session(s):
Jeff Cooperstein
The Blockchain Event

Jeff Cooperstein

Strategic Account Executive, R3

Eric Hernaez
MSP Solutions

Eric Hernaez

CEO, RabbitRun Technologies

RabbitRun Technologies

Eric Hernaez is CEO of RabbitRun Technologies, the leading provider of innovative SOHO SDWAN solutions designed specifically for the work-from-home market. Previously Eric was Founder & President of SkySwitch, a leading provider of channel-only white label UCaaS to MSPs. Prior to that his experience in service-oriented software dates to 1999, having founded telic.net, one of the first service providers to offer communications Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

Session(s):
Peter Radizeski
Service Provider Solutions

Peter Radizeski

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):
Mike Geller
SASE Summit

Mike Geller

Distinguished Cyber Security Architect , Radware 

Radware 

Michael Geller has over 30 years of experience in advanced technology development and operations in Cyber Security. Mike is currently a Distinguished Cyber Security Architect focusing on protecting critical workloads, their API and the networks that deliver them. As an Adjunct Professor at University of Miami and University of Michigan, Mike is a lead Instructor for the Thrive DX Cyber Security program.As a Principal Engineer at Cisco, Mike held several leadership positions over the 24 years there. Most recently as a leader in the GSAT or Global Security Architecture Team, responsible for security architecture across Cisco. Michael is a company leader for Security and Threat Defense. Michael’s recent focus is on 5G Security and the path to it – including security for cloud native as it relates to 5G Stand Alone and how to get there via 5G NSA and 4G. Michael’s research, development and customer facing work includes a 4G/5G threat surface analysis, segmentation and zero trust for the 5G network as it applies to application delivery and network slicing, and route science and security. Michael also focuses on the MSSP side of security delivery with a NetOps and SecOps focus now moving to a DevSecOps focus too. Michael led the ATIS Cybersecurity efforts and is active in other standards and consortium groups. Michael is deeply involved in go to market and technical evolution of the Threat Defense and Security As A Service for Cloud Providers, Service Providers and Enterprise building on traditional and evolving architectures and controls such as MSSP, NFV, Mobility and SDN. Prior to joining Cisco Michael designed and delivered the foundational technical systems for health care, education and public safety. He holds a Master’s of Science in MIS University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics. Michael is a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and most enjoys the company of his Wife, Rebecca and two children, Sarah and Ben.

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Cory Schillinger
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Cory Schillinger

Director, Sales, Ray Allen, Inc.

Ray Allen, Inc.

Cory Schillinger is Director of Sales at RAY ALLEN, which specializes in IT Asset Management within the networking industry. Corys professional experience includes 12 years in the networking and software maintenance renewal space, with his most recent roles including Director of Partner Services and Director of Customer Success. Cory is a leader in the Customer Experience space and has proven to be successful in managing and retaining Fortune 500 customer and partner relationships. In his 6-year tenure at RAY ALLEN, Cory has helped develop many aspects of the company’s core products and deliverables, including analytics dashboards to prove ROI and end-customer network risk. His accomplishments include increasing customer renewal rates to above 85% and leading a team of high-performing customer success managers, renewal sales specialists, and data support analysts. Outside of work, Cory enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking, and attending sporting events.

Session(s):
Valentina Flores
MSP Security Solutions

Valentina Flores

CEO, Red Sentry

Red Sentry

Valentina Flores is CEO of Red Sentry, a continuous penetration testing platform that exposesexploits automatically. She was formerly a detective investigating cybercrimes for a large,metropolitan police department. In that role, she was part of state and federal task forcesfighting these criminals. Valentina has a BA in Criminology from the University of Florida as wellas an MS in Business Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University. She ispassionate about protecting people and companies from bad actors.

Session(s):
Paul Evans
MSP Solutions

Paul Evans

CEO, Redstor

Redstor

Paul is an entrepreneur and partner focused businessman. He is the co-founder and CEO of Redstor which he has steered through 4 evolutions to become the category leading smart cloud native backup platform for MSPs. He also cofounded Centrastage, an MSP focused remote management SaaS company which exited to Vista/Autotask. Paul has strong private equity experience and today Redstor is currently backed by Bregal Investment Partners.

Session(s):
Patrick Elliott
MSP Solutions

Patrick Elliott

VP of Marketing, Rev.io

Rev.io

Patrick Elliott is the VP of Marketing at Rev.io. He is responsible for developing the company’s go-to-market strategy, building brand awareness, and creating demand for Rev.io’s billing and back-office software platform. Patrick joined Rev.io in 2019 and has over 15 years of experience in B2B marketing, product and brand management, and business development in a variety of complex industries, including enterprise technology. Over that time has been as a trusted partner for organizations in telecommunications, IT services, healthcare, and finance. Patrick is based in Rev.io’s home office and lives with his family in Metro Atlanta.

Session(s):
James Phillips
Enterprise Solutions

James Phillips

Chief Technology Officer, Rev.io

Rev.io

James Philips is the Chief Information Officer at Rev.io. In this role he is responsible for overall systems architecture, performance, database management, data migration, and analytics. He also sets Rev.io’s long-term technology strategy to ensure our system performs optimally to meet evolving client needs.James has over 20 years of experience in information technology, leading teams and processes in both large, complex organizations and fast-growing SMB environments. Prior to joining Rev.io in January 2021, James was Vice President of Corporate Technology at Mizuho Securities, where he was the lead solutions architect responsible for the data platform, DevOps, performance, and technology stack modernization. In total, James has managed and led teams in database administration and application development at over a dozen companies, while also managing his own independent consulting engagements on several occasions.

Session(s):
Ronnell Richards
Enterprise Solutions

Ronnell Richards

President, Ronnell Richards LLC and Business & Bourbon

Ronnell Richards LLC and Business & Bourbon

Ronnell has built a career out of creating businesses and developing sales professionals into high-level performers. Hes taught individuals how to feel like part of a team, and perform better as a result. Ronnell has successfully strategized with both small and large businesses to

Session(s):
Tom Vu
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Tom Vu

Director, Alliance Partner Solutions, ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic

Tom Vu leads the system engineering team for service providers and global system integrators at Sciencelogic focusing on helping customers build service assurance and automation solutions that provide maximum value for them and their customers. Tom Vu has been in IT automation and service assurance space for over 25 years. Prior to joining Sciencelogic 8 years ago, Tom Vu served as the Technical Evangelist for IBM Tivoli Netcool helping the world’s largest Service Providers and Telcos build and design scalable solutions to support their business.

Session(s):
Tahl Milburn
KEYNOTE

Tahl Milburn

Investor and Partner, Seedfunders

Darren Himebrook
Future of Work

Darren Himebrook

CMO, Seekr

Adam Settle
Future of Work

Adam Settle

Chief Experience Officer, Sharpen CX

Sharpen CX

Adam is a seasoned leader with a background in product strategy, design, implementation, and team-building. He started his career at Apple and Angie’s List where he focused on developmental coaching and employee training. At Sharpen, he combines his expertise in training and product to share his vision for creating better customer and employee experiences.

Session(s):
Spencer Sheinin
MSP Solutions

Spencer Sheinin

CEO, Shift Financial Insights

Shift Financial Insights

Spencer has the rare and unique combination of speaking both the language of accounting and the language of entrepreneurship. As an accountant, hes a 20 year CPA, CA and as an entrepreneur, hes owned businesses in manufacturing, construction, cold storage, real estate and now, financial services. With the goal of making accounting not suck, Spencer is now the CEO and founder of Shift Financial Insights, providing ridiculously simple accounting and financial insights for businesses on the rise. Guided by the belief that entrepreneurs can change the world, Shift is on a mission to help small and medium-sized businesses by removing their financial blind spots and turning the numbers side of the business from a source of pain to a source of power! Spencer is the best selling author of Entreprenumbers, the surprisingly simple path to financial clarity. He is also a highly rated international speaker, delivering engaging and actionable keynote presentations and workshops to industry and membership associations such as TEDx, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and TEC Vistage. His keynote presentation, Unf*ck Your Books: The Surprisingly Simple Path To Financial Clarity, compliments the lessons he teaches in his best-selling book Entreprenumbers. (For speaking inquiries, please visit www.shiftfinancial.co/speaking.) Using the same drive in sport as he does in business, Spencer is a passionate endurance athlete and has completed several marathons, ultramarathons as far as 100 miles/160 kilometers, Iron Man, distance cycling events, and a marathon distance swim.

Session(s):
Sean Breeden
MSP Solutions

Sean Breeden

Director of Sales, SkySwitch

SkySwitch

Sean Breeden is responsible for helping the companys team of Channel Account Executives to acquire new partners and to collaborate with those partners to increase their bottom-line success by assisting with platform demonstrations, cost analysis, and sales strategies. In the five years since he joined SkySwitch, Breeden has onboarded over 300 partners. Sean previously worked as sales team lead at CoreDial, where he onboarded over 200 partners. Before entering the telecommunications industry, Breeden was owner/operator of a Play N Trade video game franchise. Breeden received a Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from Cabrini College.

Session(s):
Pradeep Goel
The Blockchain Event

Pradeep Goel

CEO, Solve.Care Foundation

Solve.Care Foundation

Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care, has extensive expertise in blockchain, finance, technology and healthcare. He has been in the CEO, COO, CIO and CTO roles at various insurance, technology and healthcare companies over the last 30+ years. Pradeep was deeply involved in designing and building solutions for public programs such as Medicaid eligibility and enrollment, children health insurance program administration, Medicare claims, SNAP/TANF administration and payments, child Welfare program administration, and many others. Pradeep worked with the healthcare initiatives of the both the Bush and Obama administration to design and build several public program solutions under the Health Savings Act and Affordable Care Act. Prior to founding Solve.Care, Pradeep built 4 healthcare IT companies and has been at the top of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, INC500/5000 fastest growing companies lists multiple times. Pradeep was included in the 100 most promising entrepreneurs globally, complied by Goldman Sachs.

Session(s):
Nikki Cabus
Service Provider Solutions

Nikki Cabus

CEO, South Florida Tech Hub

South Florida Tech Hub

Session(s):
Sarah Dobson
Future of Work

Sarah Dobson

New Business Development, Americas, Starmind

Colby Winegar
MSP Solutions

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):
Adam Baruh
Future of Work

Adam Baruh

CEO, SuiteCentric

SuiteCentric

Adam Baruh is the CEO of SuiteCentric LLC, a NetSuite Solution Provider. He is also the CEO and Executive Producer for EIQ Media, LLC, a media company dedicated to elevating emotional intelligence through podcasts and other content with topics such as leading with empathy, normalizing the mental health conversation in the workplace and more. Through EIQ Media, Baruh is also host of the podcast, The Change, which shares stories and inspiration from business leaders and individuals making positive work/life changes. Baruh has also been a National Park Service biological science technician as well as a wedding photographer, having photographed over 200 weddings throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe. He has four children aged from 22 to 2 and lives with his wife and younger children in San Diego, California.

Session(s):
Paul Congdon
SASE Summit

Paul Congdon

CTO, PhD, Tallac Networks

Tallac Networks

Paul Congdon is a co-founder and is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Tallac Networks. He has over 37 years of experience in the networking industry and has become a widely esteemed inventor and leader in the networking industry. Prior to Tallac Networks, Paul was a Fellow at Hewlett Packard Networking and Communications Labs with responsibility for HP’s research for mobility, wireless and SDN network infrastructure. Paul has led, chaired, and is currently contributing widely to industry standards in the IEEE and IETF. Paul has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis.

Session(s):
Bill Johnson
MSP Security Solutions

Bill Johnson

President, Tallac Networks

Tallac Networks

Bill Johnson is a co-founder and is the President of Tallac Networks. He has over 30 years of experience in the networking industry and is a leader in the networking industry and in Software Defined Networking solutions. Bill is an outspoken advocate for Software Defined Networking and for providing enhanced automation in networking solutions to identify and resolve common networking problems without having to send an IT person on site. Prior to Tallac Networks, Bill managed Research and Development at Hewlett Packard Networking with responsibility for HP’s worldwide R&D team that was responsible for mobility, wireless and wired network infrastructure. Bill also brings strong experience in Marketing, Business Development, Management, and executive leadership. Bill brings a strong passion for customers, technology, and business results to Tallac. Bill has a CS/Mathematics Degree from Cal State University, Chico.

Session(s):
Alan Percy
Service Provider 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):
Bruce Wirt
Enterprise Solutions

Bruce Wirt

CRO, Telesystem

Telesystem

In 15 years of executive leadership, Bruce Wirt has built two nationwide brands, led organization growth in the $10s of millions, and amassed a coaching tree of technology industry superstars. Bruce has been a champion for a diverse workforce, and has worked hard in front and behind the scenes for compensation equality. His leadership style is centered by encouraging employees to know their purpose, and then apply the passion and perseverance necessary for success. Culture is key: Team members need to be inspired to reach goals; companies dont grow and thrive with brute force.

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Anthony Stiso
Service Provider Solutions

Anthony Stiso

Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Telinta

Telinta

Anthony Stiso leads Telinta’s marketing, sales and partner channels for the company’s cloud-based Switching and Billing solutions offered to both new and established VoIP service providers around the world. This includes solutions for offering Hosted PBX, Mobile VoIP, MVNO, Calling Card, Wholesale and more.He brings over two decades of experience with technology leaders such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telmex, Deutsche Telekom, SAP, HP, Lucent and others. Anthony holds a Bachelors degree in Communications from Rowan University and a Masters degree in Business from the State University of New York. He resides in Miami, and has been part of the ITEXPO community for over a decade.

Session(s):
Cami Barnes
Service Provider Solutions

Cami Barnes

CEO, The ExecuThrive Firm

The ExecuThrive Firm

[email protected] Barnes is CEO of The ExecuThrive Firm (formerly ExecuThrive Staffing), Executive Directorof Safe Space Property Management, and a certified motivational speaker and professionaldevelopment coach.She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wright State University. With a focuson I/O (Industrial & Organizational) Psychology which characterizes the scientific studyemployee behavior and motivation in the workplace. Prior to becoming a full-timeentrepreneur, she worked as a human resources professional with experience in variousdisciplines including recruitment, workforce development, training, and employee engagement.She also has experience in the areas of social work, mental health, and wellness. She is amember of the American Staffing Association, International Association of WorkforceProfessionals, Innovation Women Speaker’s Bureau, and the Atlanta Business League.Cami has smashed through several barriers throughout her life and career, she now uses herexpertise and platform to cultivate relevant content for the professional development ofothers.

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Dr. Christopher Metzler
Future of Work

Dr. Christopher Metzler

Consultant and Strategist, The National Urban League

The National Urban League

Dr. Christopher Metzler is Consultant and Strategist for The National Urban League. He is alsoan expert in navigating uncertainty, as well as the reasons why unlikely people can often be thesource of our greatest new ideas. Dr. Metzler created the first program in the nation at CornellUniversity where he was a faculty member in DEI, Law and related disciplines. He also launchedthe Master’s degree in H.R. and Diversity at Georgetown University where was also on facultyand developed eight (8) Master’s Degrees. He frequently advises organizations on Board Governance and Compliance. In conjunction with Moth & Flame and National Urban League, he is redefining education and learning. Dr. Metzler provides strategic, policy and SEM support for global sustainability strategy, ESGreporting and ESG stakeholder engagement. He is a graduate of Columbia University inInternational Human Rights and The University of Oxford in Human Rights Law. He also hasdouble doctorates at Aberdeen.

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John Rizvi
Enterprise Solutions

John Rizvi

President, The Patent Professor®

The Patent Professor®

Professor John Rizvi is a Board Certified Patent Attorney, Adjunct Professor of law, and recognized speaker in the field of intellectual property. He has over 20 years of experience in patent and trademark law and is one of the first group of attorneys everto be Board Certified as an expert in this field.He is a recognized TED Talker with 2 of his talks featured last year in Inventor’s Digest ina listing of the “top 10 TED Talks for Inventors”. His books Escaping the Gray andThink and Grow Rich for Inventors are international best sellers and have won criticalacclaim including an endorsement from Kevin Harrington, one of the original sharks onthe hit TV show - Shark Tank, responsible for the successful launch of over 500 productsresulting in more than $5 billion in sales worldwide.Professor Rizvi has been interviewed by ABC, CBS, The American Lawyer, CTV, and TheBusiness Journal, and he perfected his craft at one of the most prestigious and reveredpatent law firms in the world - a firm that counts Bell, Edison, the Wright Brothers andFord among its distinguished list of famous inventor clients.Eventually, he grew tired of corporate patent work for large multinational companiesand formed his own law firm 18 years ago so that he could work directly with inventorsand start-up entrepreneurs in helping them protect their ideas.In his own practice, he has seen his clients start with nothing but an idea and take theirinvention all the way through to the successful launch of their product, often generatingmillions in revenues from the sale or licensing of their patents.For more information about Professor Rizvi or his patent practice, visithttp://www.ThePatentProfessor.com

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Jim Tyrell
Service Provider 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 with specific responsibility for the organization’s Wholesale Telecoms solutions. In this role, Jim takes the lead on TNS’ product marketing activities, working closely with the wider product team and colleagues in sales, marketing and operations, among others. 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. 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
MSP 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):
Chris Piwinski
Future of Work

Chris Piwinski

Principal Product Marketing Manager, Twilio

Twilio

Chris Piwinski is a Principal Product Marketing Manager at Twilio where he educates customers on the benefits of conversational messaging and rich interactions. He has deep expertise in channel optimization, build vs. buy strategies, and emerging messaging trends. Since joining Twilio in 2019, Chris has helped grow Twilio’s messaging footprint with businesses of all sizes.

Session(s):
Keith Sonderling
Future of Work

Keith Sonderling

Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Keith E. Sonderling was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 22, 2020, to be a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a term expiring July 1, 2024. He previously served as the Commission’s Vice Chair. The EEOC’s mission is to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace. The EEOC does so by enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination against employees and job applicants based on the person’s race, age, sex, national origin, color, religion, disability, or genetic information. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. The EEOC investigates and litigates discrimination charges against employers and governments. The EEOC also prevents discrimination through providing education, outreach, and technical assistance programs. Prior to his confirmation, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces federal labor laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the labor provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. At the Wage and Hour Division, Sonderling oversaw enforcement, outreach, regulatory work, strategic planning, performance management, communications, and stakeholder engagement. During his tenure, the Division accomplished back-to-back record-breaking enforcement collections and educational outreach events. Sonderling oversaw the development and publication of large-scale deregulatory rules, and authored numerous Opinion Letters, Field Assistance Bulletins, and All Agency Memorandums. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing the Division’s first comprehensive self-audit program, which collected more than $4 million for nearly ten thousand workers. Before joining the Department of Labor in 2017, Commissioner Sonderling was a partner at the Gunster Law Firm in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he practiced labor and employment law. In 2012, then-Governor Rick Scott appointed Sonderling to serve as the Chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee for appellate courts in South Florida. Sonderling received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University. Keith E. Sonderling was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 22, 2020, to be a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a term expiring July 1, 2024. He previously served as the Commission’s Vice Chair. The EEOC’s mission is to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace. The EEOC does so by enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination against employees and job applicants based on the person’s race, age, sex, national origin, color, religion, disability, or genetic information. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. The EEOC investigates and litigates discrimination charges against employers and governments. The EEOC also prevents discrimination through providing education, outreach, and technical assistance programs. Prior to his confirmation, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces federal labor laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the labor provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. At the Wage and Hour Division, Sonderling oversaw enforcement, outreach, regulatory work, strategic planning, performance management, communications, and stakeholder engagement. During his tenure, the Division accomplished back-to-back record-breaking enforcement collections and educational outreach events. Sonderling oversaw the development and publication of large-scale deregulatory rules, and authored numerous Opinion Letters, Field Assistance Bulletins, and All Agency Memorandums. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing the Division’s first comprehensive self-audit program, which collected more than $4 million for nearly ten thousand workers. Before joining the Department of Labor in 2017, Commissioner Sonderling was a partner at the Gunster Law Firm in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he practiced labor and employment law. In 2012, then-Governor Rick Scott appointed Sonderling to serve as the Chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee for appellate courts in South Florida. Sonderling received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University.

Session(s):
Tom Phelan
Enterprise Solutions

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, Ph.D.
The Blockchain Event

Sara Rushinek, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Technology and Health Informatics, University of Miami

Avi Rushinek, Ph.D.
The Blockchain Event

Avi Rushinek, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting, University of Miami

Dean Manzoori
MSP Solutions

Dean Manzoori

Chief Technology Officer, UniVoIP

UniVoIP

Dean brings over 30 years of telecommunications and leadership experience in a variety of roles including operational management, strategic planning, and business development. In his current role as CTO, Dean ensures UniVoIP continues to deliver client satisfaction leveraging best-of-breed cloud communications products with comprehensive client support.

Session(s):
Aidan  McCarty
The Blockchain Event

Aidan McCarty

CEO, Unum ID

Unum ID

Aidan McCarty is a serial entrepreneur, a published scientist, and a Stanforddropout.Aidan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Unum ID, the digital ID card network —backed by Tim Draper, Franklin Templeton, and Samsung. He was namedForbes 30 Under 30 in 2022 for his work at Unum ID.Prior to Unum ID Aidan studied Biochemistry at Stanford, finishing top 25 in hisclass and publishing 3 peer-reviewed papers. He dropped out in 2019 to foundUnum ID.Other organizations Aidan founded include:? Be Heard, a Political Tech startup featured in Fast Company, Gizmodo, theSkimm, and multiple local TV stations that empowers Americans to easilymessage elected officials at any level of government.? Trump Donald, a Super PAC that accepted donations to defeat Trump andautomatically passed the money on to support Biden each time Trumptweeted — of course replying directly to Trump each time.? ATP, an EdTech startup building K-12 curriculum into software modules forexperiential learning.

Session(s):
Jerry Clark
MSP Solutions

Jerry Clark

Cloud Sales Development Director Cloud Sales Development Director, US Signal

US Signal

With over 22 years of experience in the technology and IT industries, Jerry Clark influences and effects change in the way IT infrastructure is being delivered and supported by leading others towards the benefits of cloud computing. As Director of Cloud Sales Development at US Signal, Clark leverages his expertise in cloud computing to help IT Consulting firms, Managed Service Providers, VARs and Integrators nationwide achieve their strategic goals, increase efficiencies, and grow their bottom line. Prior to his time as Cloud Sales Development Director at US Signal, Clark held positions as Director of Cloud Sales at Comlink, and V.P./Director of IT Services at Kraft Business systems. Clark started his career after college repairing circuit boards on the first IBM PC/AT circuit boards and in 1989, started a computer service/sales business, and merged with a copier company in 2004.

Session(s):
Patrick Cannon
MSP Security Solutions

Patrick Cannon

Field CTO, US Signal Company

US Signal Company

Pat Cannon is US Signals Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As aseasoned professional with over 15 years of IT consulting andleadership experience, Pat has extensive experience architecting scalable, secure,and resilient solutions for customers in a wide variety of industries. Pat’sexperience as an IT consultant allows him to look at business objectives andtechnology options to produce solutions that have a meaningful impact oncustomer operations.

Session(s):
Scott Cassidy
MSP Solutions

Scott Cassidy

VP Global IRS Offer Marketing, Vertiv

Vertiv

Scott has spent more than three decades working closely with customers and specializing in an outside in approach to customer service, sales and marketing. Many of those years, he spent building channel programs and alliances with Kodak and APC. Scott enjoys transforming organizations to become more customer centric. From the first days selling copiers and printers in New York City to his current assignment looking after offer marketing for the Integrated Rack Systems business at Vertiv, he has never wavered from his desire to put the customer first. Since 2000, Scott has transformed several different organizations by evaluating current state, listening to current partners and employees, documenting the gaps and filling them with a new strategy and structure. Motivating employees to their own personal goals creates great loyalty and achievement of business results. Before joining Vertiv, Scott was a sales and leadership consultant for ASLAN Training and Development. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Alison where they welcome frequent visits from their four children.

Session(s):
Wojciech Wieronski
MSP Solutions

Wojciech Wieronski

CTO, Viirtue

Viirtue

Wojciech is a passionate technologist that brings over 20 years of software development and leadership experience. His mission is to deliver indispensable value to product consumers by internally cultivating a culture of: innovation, personal growth, knowledge sharing, and leading through example. When he’s not pushing the envelope of technology, he tries to inspire an atmosphere of positivity through humor via the excessive use of hilarious dad jokes.

Session(s):
Dan Rosenrauch
Service Provider Solutions

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):
Kevin Nejad
MSP Security Solutions

Kevin Nejad

CEO & Founder, Vijilan Security

Vijilan Security

Kevin Nejad is the CEO and founder of Vijilan Security. With over 15 years of experience in security monitoring and 10 years of expertise in developing security analytics and correlation rules, Kevin and his team have perfected the art of detection, monitoring, and reporting security incidents.

Session(s):
Joseph Montes
Enterprise Solutions

Joseph Montes

Channel Manager, VitalPBX LLC

VitalPBX LLC

Networking Engineer with 10 years of experience in Networking, Security, and Unified Communications. Joseph Montes has been in the communications industry all of his life. Growing in a world full of technology, he has a firm grasp of current and up and coming technologies.

Session(s):
Av Utukuri
Future of Work

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):
Philip Andreae
The Blockchain Event

Philip Andreae

Senior Advisor, Voatz

Voatz

Session(s):
Joe Shanahan
MSP Solutions

Joe Shanahan

Sr. Account Executive, VoIP Supply

VoIP Supply

Joe Shanahan is Sr. Account Executive at VoIP Supply. He is one of the longest-tenured employees at the company and have been helping customers and developing lasting relationships since May of 2005. His deep expertise includes everything in the VoIP and telecom space and he excels at helping VoIP Supply’s customers become more profitable by ensuring that they have the phone systems and hardware that best fit their individual needs. Prior to joining VoIP Supply, he was an educator for 17 years. While working with customers on a day-to-day basis, Joe has also been a contributor to VoIP Supplys VoIP Insider Blog leveraging his insight and experience.

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Jay Bellissimo
Future of Work

Jay Bellissimo

COO, Vonage

Vonage

As Chief Operating Officer, Jay Bellissimo is responsible for leading Vonage’s sales and operations globally, including go-to-market strategy and execution across its portfolio of products. Bellissimo and his team are focused on driving market share and revenue growth, and deepening relationships with customers and partners to advance the Company’s leadership position in cloud communications. With more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Bellissimo joined Vonage from IBM, where he most recently served as General Manager of IBM U.S. Public and Federal Market. In this role, he was responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio spanning three industries - Healthcare and Life Sciences, Government and Education, and Defense and Intelligence. He was also a member of IBM’s Performance Team, Client Experience Team and Acceleration Team, which focus on the company’s short- and long-term strategies for growth. Previously, Bellissimo was the Global General Manager, Cognitive Process Transformation, IBM Global Services, where he was responsible for designing and delivering innovative solutions that reimagine the way work gets done by leveraging AI, Blockchain, Big Data, IoT and Analytics. Earlier, he was General Manager and Chief Revenue Officer of the Watson & Cloud Platform, responsible for all revenue-facing activities, operations and go-to-market across IBM’s core cognitive and cloud based technologies. Bellissimo held multiple additional executive roles during his tenure at IBM including Leader of IBM’s Global SAP Consulting Business and Global Business Services in the Aerospace & Defense and Communications Sectors, including the Media and Entertainment, Telco, and Energy/Utilities industries, and Leader of IBM’s Global Business Services business for Latin America based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prior to IBM, Bellissimo held numerous industry management and practice leadership positions at PwC in Chemicals & Petroleum, Industrial Products and Aerospace & Defense. Bellissimo holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Michael’s College. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Claremont McKenna College.

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Jason Gintert
SASE Summit

Jason Gintert

CTO & Co-founder, WANDynamics

WANDynamics

Having managed IP/MPLS networks and service provider products for nearly 20 years, Jason co-founded WAN Dynamics based on the belief that SD-WAN will be the way we build wide area networks from now on. Working with networking technologies is not only his profession, but something of a hobby as well. Jasons education consists of hacking on Linux since 97 and surviving the late 90s/early 00s ISP world. He now lives in the woods outside of Cleveland Ohio with his wife, 2 girls, 2 dogs and a rabbit.

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Richard Gilchrist
The Blockchain Event

Richard Gilchrist

CEO, WeGro Data

WeGro Data

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Robert Cooper
Enterprise Solutions

Robert Cooper

Managing Director, Wildix Inc.

Wildix Inc.

Robert Cooper is the Managing Director of Wildix, Inc., where he leads the charge toward a channel-focused approach to Unified Communications. He manages the operations for the growing Americas business with a broad range of responsibilities that include business strategy, sales, technology implementation, partner recruitment, onboarding and management. Based on his success in the U.S. and Canada, he recently expanded the company’s presence to Latin America Prior to joining Wildix, Robert worked in increasingly responsible positions in engineering and business development for a number of technology companies. He led engineering and major account teams during the early stages of MCI’s growth before moving on to lead the global accounts group at Ameritech. He returned to his entrepreneurial roots with leadership positions at growing startups Citel and Astra before joining Wildix as the first U.S employee. He began his career in the U.S. military and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Engineer School. He has also served as a state delegate on the White House Council for Small Business and has taught a class on entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California.

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Joan D. Pepin
MSP Security Solutions

Joan D. Pepin

Founder & CEO, ZeroWall

ZeroWall

Joan D. Pepin is a security pioneer and the Founder and CEO of ZeroWall, an AI company that empowers small to midsize organizations to assess and evolve their information security programs with confidence. Pepin’s entrepreneurial drive gave her momentum to bring this service to life after her experience leading security initiatives as a CISO or BISO for several successful, high-growth organizations over the last two decades, including Auth0, Nike, and SumoLogic. She is a well-recognized thought leader who often challenges the status quo and has shared her learnings and perspective on cloud security and compliance at many events, including RSA. In addition to her work disrupting the security industry, Pepin prioritizes community support by angel investing, advising startups, and serving as a board member to non-profit organizations, including Bradley Angle and the Technology Association of Oregon.

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John Peterson
MSP Security Solutions

John Peterson

Chief Product Officer, ZTEdge

ZTEdge

John is responsible for product strategy and helping to define and support Ericom’s go-to market activity. Most recently, he was founding Chief Product Officer at Stellar Cyber. In his 30-year career, John has held executive positions at Comodo, Barracuda, Juniper, Fortinet, Websense, Montego Networks and Netscreen. He was a key member of four companies that went public and three that were acquired. John served as a United States Marine and holds multiple patents.

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Len Bachmann
Enterprise Solutions

Len Bachmann

Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Zultys

Zultys

Len Bachmann is the Northeast Sales Director at Zultys. He has over 27 years of telecommunications experience serving the SMB-to-Enterprise space. His focus is on the ability to help businesses grow in size and profitability while always trying to do the right thing for the customer. Len has been with Zultys since 2012 and is responsible for new business development amongst the Agent and VAR channels while supporting and growing his existing base of loyal Partners and Agents. He is a proud father of two boys, and in his spare time, Len loves motorsports and playing various musical instruments. Before joining the Zultys team, Len served as a Regional Sales Manager at Samsung and Vodavi Communications, where he started his telecommunications career in outside sales in 1995.

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Moderator List

Bill Miller (Moderator)

CEO & Owner, Beelinebill Enterprises

Beelinebill Enterprises

Bill Miller is an executive advisor and consultant, speaker, author, and mentor who helps small company CEOs and leadership with a structured approach to people, processes, products, and services. He offers strategy, go-to-market, and consulting to drive market acceleration. Bill is a 2X award-winning author of The Rookie CEO, You Cant Make This Stuff Up! and is passionate about helping aspiring and new CEOs.

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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.

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Gerard Dache (Moderator)

Executive Director, Government Blockchain Association

Government Blockchain Association

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Laura Pamatian (Moderator)

Founder, HeightZero Real Estate & Consulting

HeightZero Real Estate & Consulting

bio: https://www.heightzerorealestate.com/about-laura past events: https://www.heightzerorealestate.com/events

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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.

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Thomas Brannen (Moderator)

Senior Analyst, OnConvergence

OnConvergence

Tom Brannen is an independent industry analyst, focusing on the technologies that drive Human Convergence, that is the solutions that help bring people closer together to improve business outcomes. In addition to traditional solutions such as contact center, unified communications, and video, Tom recently added virtual and augmented reality to his areas of focus. For more than 25 years Tom was an independent consultant, most of those years being with the consulting firm he started in 1998, working with technologies across the communications technology spectrum for enterprise customers of all sizes in nearly every major vertical market. In 2019, Tom pivoted into a new role as an independent analyst, launching OnConvergence to provide thought leadership through blogging, creating video content on his Youtube channel OnConvergence, public speaking, and more. Tom is a proud member of BCStrategies, the Society of Communications Technology Consultants, VR/AR focus group XR4Work, and is a frequent contributor to nojitter.com.

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Joel Maloff (Moderator)

Chief Compliance Officer, Phone.com

Phone.com

Mr. Maloff is a globally recognized expert and author on Internet, its uses for business purposes, and the convergence with traditional telephony. He currently serves as Senior Vice President – Strategic Alliances and Chief Compliance Officer for Phone.com (www.phone.com), and has responsibility for the Channel Partner Program, large scale business development, inside sales, and assistance with network-related strategies and tactics. Since 2011, he has served as a course developer for The SIP School, focusing on helping sales and marketing professionals learn about SIP, hosted PBX, unified communications, and SIP trunking. In addition, Mr. Maloff has been an Adjunct Professor at Colorado Technical University for more than eight years, and has taught introductory classes, information technology (such as Disaster Recovery and Network Design and Implementation), Introduction to Marketing, and created a course on Digital Marketing. Maloff has written several books, spoken at industry conferences worldwide, and written numerous articles. Among his more notable accomplishments, Maloff acted as a consultant to then Senator Al Gore in the drafting of the High-Performance Computing Act which went on to become the basis of the commercial Internet as we know it today. He was further involved in the commercialization of the Internet as part of Advanced Network & Services which managed the backbone for the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNet) in the late 1980’s/early 1990s.

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Phil Edholm (Moderator)

President, PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

Phil Edholm is the President and Principal of PKE Consulting. PKE consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. PKE works with our clients to deliver the value of the integration of information and interaction. Whether with Unified Communications or integration of communications and business processes, PKE has the experience and knowledge to transform your organization. Phil is also the organizer of WebRTC World Expo and Conference, the global eco-system event for WebRTC, the next major transformation in technology.Phil Edholm has over 30 years experience in creating innovation and transformation in networking and communications. Prior to founding PKE , he was Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. In this role, he was responsible for defining vision and strategic technology and the integration of the Nortel product portfolio into Avaya. He was responsible for portfolio architecture, standards activities, and User Experience. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO/CSO for the Nortel Enterprise business for 9 years. At Nortel, he led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. His background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 13 years with Silicon Valley start-ups.Phil is recognized as an industry leader and visionary. In 2007, he was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Growth, Innovation and Leadership in Telecommunications. Phil is a widely sought speaker and has been in the VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect Great Debate three times. He has been recognized by the IEEE as the originator of “Edholm’s Law of Bandwidth” as published in July 2004 IEEE Spectrum magazine and as one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications by Internet Telephony magazine. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 16 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.

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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.

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Don DeLoach (Moderator)

Managing Partner, Rocket Wagon Venture Studios

Rocket Wagon Venture Studios

Don DeLoach is an entrepreneur, author, board member, and a leading industry evangelist for the Internet of Things. He is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios, supporting innovative startups for the cyber-physical world as they move through the execution phase. A serial entrepreneur, Don has been CEO of three companies over the last 20 years. He was co-chairman of the Midwest IoT Council from 2015 - 2020, sits on the executive board of the Array Things (NSF-funded smart cities project), the Board of Luna Labs, the Advisory Boards of Microshare.io, Linquip, and CICL, and in 2017 co-authored the book “The Future of IoT”

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Nikki Cabus (Moderator)

CEO, South Florida Tech Hub

South Florida Tech Hub

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Brandon Knight (Moderator)

VP, Advanced Solutions, Contact Center, Telarus

Telarus

Brandon Knight is the leader of the Contact Center Practice at Telarus, the largest privately held technology solutions brokerage in the US. In this role he specializes in leading customers in the complex maze of contact center digital transformation. With almost 30 years combined experience of running contact centers, consulting for contact centers and leading contact center practices, Brandon is a well sought out keynote speaker, panelist, webinar host and trainer in the customer experience industry. He is also Co-Founder/Board Member for Xposure IDC. He served as Founder and President of the consulting company Exceptional Contact Centers and held multiple leadership roles with Novation Companies, including CC Cloud Provider Corvisa/Mitel. He served as the SVP of Global Operations for industry leader, Serenova/Lifesize. He has also held several leadership roles at prominent companies including Humana, Inc., Healthesystems, Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc., Telerx, Bankers Warranty Group and Sprint PCS.

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Rich Tehrani (Moderator)

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.

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Erik Linask (Moderator)

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.

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Judges

Danielle Mousseau (judge)

Manager of Economic Development, 35 Mules

Akshay Sharma (Judge)

CTO, Kovair Software

Kovair Software

Former Gartner Analyst having authored or co-authored over 280 research notes, on emerging technologies like SD-WAN, 5G, mobile video, cloud CDN, 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 a VP/principal analyst at neXt Curve, and on the advisory board for 5G Lamp-post startup LB-N, as well as Kovair in DevOps, and Unified Office in the UC/IoT space.

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Tahl Milburn (judge)

Investor and Partner, Seedfunders

Ariana Pareja (judge)

President & CEO, The Pareja Family Foundation

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