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Florida 2019 Speakers

Erik Thoen
MSP Expo

Erik Thoen

VP, Product Management, 128 Technology

128 Technology

Erik Thoen is vice president of product management at 128 Technology. He is responsible for go-to-market strategies and key features of the 128T Networking Platform. He has previously held both business and technical roles at several networking startups. Erik has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

Session(s):
Sergio Bea
MSP Expo

Sergio Bea

VP, Global Enterprise & Channels, Accedian

Accedian

As Vice President Global Enterprise and Channels, Sergio draws on more than two decades of telecom industry experience in his role directing Accedian’s enterprise and global channel strategy. He has worked for Fortune 500 global corporations in key strategic roles throughout his career, with prior roles across various disciplines including sales, business development, strategy, consulting, and services.Before joining Accedian, Sergio led the development and implementation of Viavi Solutions’ channel strategy and managed the NPMD business. Previous leadership roles also include North America and Latin America channel program at Ciena, management positions at Nortel Networks, and Accenture consulting in Argentina.Sergio holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad de Belgrano, a master’s degree in economics from Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, and received the prestigious Channel Chief Award from CRN in 2016 and 2017.

Session(s):
Alex Danyluk
MSP Expo

Alex Danyluk

Chief Strategy Officer, AVANT

AVANT

Alex is responsible for leading AVANT’s strategic growth initiatives, including the vendor partner program, channel expansion and marketing.AVANT is the nation’s premiere cloud-first distributor and channel sales enablement company for next generation technologies, AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs, to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make more intelligent decisions about services, technology, and cost-efficient communications.Alex was previously the VP of business development and partner ecosystem program at Parallels and Odin. He also has served as director of the communications sector of Microsoft, and senior director of product management at Qwest.

Session(s):
Andrew Germano
Hot Topics in Tech

Andrew Germano

Vice President, BEC Technologies

BEC Technologies

Andy has 30+ years’ experience in telecoms technology. He is the VP of Business Development and Co-founder for BEC Technologies. Andy served as the Vice Chairman and VP for the Small Cell Forum from 2009 to 2016. Andy’s experience includes: service provider, silicon, software, infrastructure, applications and network management. He held leadership positions in Marketing, Business Development and Product Management with several successful start-up companies including AuthenTec, INSIDE, WiDeFi and Tantivy. He started his career with industry leaders: QUALCOMM, Ericsson, Northern Telecom and GTE. Andy has an MBA from Duke, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State and a BA in Mathematics from Saint Vincent College. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Session(s):
Greg Plum
MSP Expo

Greg Plum

Director of Marketing, Brandywine Technology

Brandywine Technology

Greg Plum has been involved in various technology roles since 1999, and is currently the director of marketing for Brandywine Technology, a technical staffing boutique helping companies meet their growing demand for qualified resources.Greg has lobbied on Capitol Hill to support the IT industry, served as a CompTIA faculty member, and delivered a TEDx talk on cloud technology. In addition, he is a frequent contributing author to the Amazon best-selling The Better Business Book series.In his own words, Greg “strives to translate complex technologies that are changing at ‘the speed of cloud’ into understandable concepts and actionable items for those that can benefit most from these advances… the end user.” His current passion includes exploring the balance between artificial intelligence and human effectiveness.Greg is a frequent speaker at industry events, including Channel Partners and ITExpo.

Session(s):
Ron Romancik
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Ron Romancik

Chief Revenue Office, Call Cabinet

Call Cabinet

Ron Romanchik is the Chief Revenue Officer for CallCabinet. Ron joined CallCabinet in September 2018 after 18 years as Vice President of Recording Technologies for AudioCodes. Ron has been an innovator and key contributor to the growth of the Call Recording Industry for over 20 years. A founder of Ai-Logix, Inc. which revolutionized the call recording industry, the SmartWORKS Recording Technology normalized standard passive recording interfaces such as PBX integration and PSTN recording into a single API. Rons business experience includes Strategic and Operational Planning, Sales, Business Development and Marketing.  Technically, Ron has over 30 years’ experience in the Telecom Market including PBX Engineering, PSTN technology, VoIP, Contact Centers, Skype for Business and many other aspects of the Telecom Industry.  Prior to joining Ai-Logix, Ron was Executive Vice President for Xtend Communications, and held other executive level positions with several telecommunications companies. His experience includes the development of strategic partnerships with major telecommunications companies.

Session(s):
Doug Mohney
Hot Topics in Tech

Doug Mohney

Principal, Cidera Analytics

Cidera Analytics

A principal at Cidera Analytics, Doug has been working and writing about IT and satellite industries for over 20 years. His real world experience including stints at two start-ups, a commercial internet service provider that went public in 1997 for $150 million and a satellite internet broadband company.

Session(s):
Jay Ryerse
MSP Expo

Jay Ryerse

Security Products CTO, Continuum

Continuum

Jay Ryerse is Security Products CTO at Continuum where he works closely with MSPs and IT providers to help them design and implement effective cyber security technologies and practices for their SMB customers. Jay is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with more than 20 years of experience in IT and managed security services, and prior to co-founding CARVIR he built a successful MSP organization which was acquired in 2014. Jay is the author of Technology 101 for Business Owners and was named to MSP Mentor’s 2014 list of The World’s Top MSP Executives, Entrepreneurs & Experts.

Session(s):
Alan Rihm
Keynote Presentation

Alan Rihm

CEO, CoreDial, LLC

CoreDial, LLC

Alan sets the strategic direction of CoreDial, working closely with the management team on all sales, marketing and operational issues. Alan founded CoreDial after spinning off a VoIP division of a ten (10) year old Internet Service Provider in July of 2005. As CEO, Alan has been instrumental in establishing the company as a premier channel focused cloud software and services provider, with over 200 channel partners at the beginning of 2014. These channel partners leverage the company’s service delivery platform to white label high quality, feature rich cloud communications services like Hosted PBX, Hosted VoIP, SIP Trunking, Unified Communications and all related products and services. Under Alan’s leadership, the company has experienced tremendous revenue growth and customer retention rates, and his laser-like focus on enabling Interconnects, Managed Service Providers, and Carriers to succeed at selling, delivering, managing, and invoicing for cloud communications products and services has enabled channel partners to realize industry leading profits and success. Alan invests much of his time helping the company to build on its entrepreneurial culture, attracting talent, and keeping the company’s management team focused on maturing the company and adjusting to ongoing market opportunities and threats. Alan has been a successful entrepreneur in the Philadelphia region since 1995, and has a deep background in guiding Service Providers and software companies to critical mass through profitable growth. Alan is a graduate of Drexel University.

Session(s):
Michael Wylie
MSP Expo

Michael Wylie

Security Consultant, Corporate Blue

Corporate Blue

Michael Wylie, MBA, CISSP is the Director of Cybersecurity Services at Richey Richey May Technology Solutions. In his role, Michael is responsible for delivering information assurance by means of vulnerability assessments, cloud security, penetration tests, risk management, and training. Michael has developed and taught numerous courses for the U.S. Department of Defense, Moorpark College, California State Universities, and clients around the country. Michael holds credentials from certifying bodies such as ISC2, Cisco, VMware, Dell, EC-Council, CompTIA, and more.Twitter: @TheMikeWylie

Session(s):
Wayne Landt
MSP Expo

Wayne Landt

Director of Channel Sales, Digium

Digium

Wayne was previously channel account manager at Digium. Before that he was regional business development director at IPS Learning. He’s also served as sales manager for Project Resource Solutions. He’s a graduate of DePaul University, the Keller Graduate Schhol of Management at DeVry University, and Northern Illinois University.

Session(s):
Diane Chaleff
Keynote Presentation

Diane Chaleff

G Suite Lead for Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

Google Cloud

Diane is the G Suite Lead for Office of the CTO at Google Cloud, focusing on building strategic relationships with the world’s top Enterprises to foster collaboration at work.Diane comes from the Google Drive team, where she led the development of Team Drives, a complete rewrite of Drive including the back-end API, and front-end to scale Drive for the needs of our largest customers. She also led the acquisition of Synergyse (now branded as G Suite Training) to provide contextual product support. Previously, Diane worked for AppNexus and Applied Predictive Technologies.Diane attended Lehigh University where she earned degrees in Information Systems & Engineering and Business. Outside of work, she volunteers with Minds Matter to help low income students prepare for the SAT (college entrance exam), and enjoys running, climbing, and skiing.

Session(s):
Manoj Nair
MSP Expo

Manoj Nair

Chief Product Officer, HyperGrid

HyperGrid

Manoj Nair joins HyperGrid from HPE where he was GM and VP of Product Management for Converged Infrastructure. His team was responsible for driving the Product Strategy and Roadmap across all elements of the Converged Portfolio & Infrastructure Management. Prior to HPE, Manoj was SVP leading strategy and R&D for the Public Cloud solutions at EMC. This was an incubation team working across the EMC federation of companies. Previously, Manoj was SVP & GM at RSA – responsible for IAM & Authentication product lines. Previously he led R&D and Product Management for RSA Security Management portfolio. Manoj also led R&D for EMCs internal incubation project, EMC Infoscape, as well as the architecture of the EMC PowerPath product family. Manoj has also held development and research positions at Data General, Novell and US NSF funded Research Labs. He is also the holder of over a dozen patents granted by USPTO in Systems Software, File systems, Information Management and Security. Manoj holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University.

Session(s):
Jeff Kalberg
Communications Application

Jeff Kalberg

Technology Evangelist, IGEL

IGEL

Jeff Kalberg is a Technology Evangelist at IGEL with over 30 years of industry experience. As an IT consultant for most of his career, Jeff has advised organizations of all sizes on a variety of technologies. Over the years, he has counseled some of the world’s largest and most respected companies. Working within all levels of an organization from marketing and sales to operations and finance to information technology, Jeff has developed a unique perspective that he leverages to the benefit of his client customers today. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

Session(s):
DV Dronamraju
MSP Expo

DV Dronamraju

Managing Director, InfoSecEnforcer.com

InfoSecEnforcer.com

DV Dronamraju is the Managing Director of InfoSecEnforcer.com, which prevents data breaches and secures intellectual property including source code, and digital assets.. He is an entrepreneur with experience in security and networking. He is also the co-founder and VP Product Management at Whitney Networks, a cloud platform for managed services targeting the SMB markets. He is the founder of Pivot-It Inc., a company that helps with marketing, and sales of networking and security products. Prior to Pivot-It, DV led strategy, and business development at Intoto Inc., a provider of networking and security software to OEMs, where he executed over 200 OEM agreements. He sold Intoto to Freescale semiconductor and led software business development for networking and security markets. DV lives with his wife and daughter in Silicon Valley, and loves to cook, golf, and write software.

Session(s):
Ed Brooks
MSP Expo

Ed Brooks

Director, Service Providers, IR

IR

Ed joined IR in 2011 and is responsible for managing relationships with several of IR’s strategic Service Provider partners and leading key initiatives in the Service Provider practice. Ed has over 17 years of experience in the cloud and communications Service Assurance and Analytics market.

Session(s):
Tim Last
Hot Topics in Tech

Tim Last

VP & General Manager, IOT Line of Business, Iridium Communications

Iridium Communications

Tim Last is Vice President and General Manager, IOT Line of Business at Iridium Communications Inc. He is responsible for new business development including Satellite Internet of Things (IOT), Machine to Machine (M2M) & Data Services. He is responsible for IOT Product Management & Business Development activity at Iridium to markets including transportation, heavy equipment OEMs, oil & gas, asset tracking & management, and personnel tracking. IOT is Iridium’s fastest growing line of business, and represents over 60% of its customer base.Tim is an executive with over 25 years of experience in sales, market and business development for M2M, networking solutions, communications & IT services and outsourced solutions in the enterprise, government and wholesale sectors. He has had an instrumental role in leading sales teams, consulting and developing business opportunities with wire-line, wireless and international telecommunications companies. Prior to Iridium Mr Last held positions with Orbcomm , BT Global Services USA, BT Wholesale UK, BT Government.

Session(s):
Mike Chase
MSP Expo

Mike Chase

Director of Channel Management, Jive Communications

Jive Communications

Chase’s industry experience expands the last 31 years which includes his current position of 5 years with Jive Communications – now Logmein, Inc. as the Director of Channel Mgmt. and previously with Panasonic North America as the UCAAS National Sales Manager. His experience also includes positions at Comdial Corporation (now Vertical), and Co-ownership of BCI Communications (MSP/Interconnect in the state of Florida)LogMeIn - Jive Communications is a $1.1B Publicly held Global SAAS Provider and boasts an International footprint promoting their services in over 20 countries.Chase is a frequent public speaker of industry, technology, and trends at various industry events and functions.

Session(s):
Bernard Herscovici
MSP Expo

Bernard Herscovici

Founder & CEO, KodaCloud

KodaCloud

Prior to founding the company, Bernard was vice president of Wi-Fi at Ericsson, founder and CEO of BelAir Networks, a company that was sold to Ericsson in 2012. Prior to BelAir, Bernard was the president of Breezecom Inc. and vice president at Newbridge Networks. Bernard has co-authored several patents and has an MBA from the University of Ottawa and Master of Science in Wireless Communications from the University of Toronto (Canada).

Session(s):
Michael Abad-Santos
Hot Topics in Tech

Michael Abad-Santos

SVP Americas, LeoSat

LeoSat

Session(s):
Bernard Aboba
Communications Application

Bernard Aboba

Principal Architect, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

Bernard Aboba is Co-Chair of the W3C WEBRTC WG, and an editor of the WebRTC and ORTC specifications. He is author of 60+ IETF RFCs, and previously served as Chair of the Internet Architecture Board.

Session(s):
Jonah Fink
MSP Expo

Jonah Fink

President, net2phone

net2phone

As President of net2phone, Jonah Fink is focused on the vision to disrupt technology and change the way the world communicates. As a member of the original sales team at the inception of net2phone, Jonah Fink was eager to learn the business and offer his business savvy mindset in making it succeed. He quickly learned how to do so and climbed the ranks to run the entire organization as President. Jonah helped drive and execute many of the company’s investment areas and strategy shifts and has been instrumental in helping build the industry’s most powerful partner program. Jonah brings a unique level of enthusiasm and provides a personal touch to each and every customer that is hard to find in any other top level executive.

Session(s):
Jason Byrne
Hot Topics in Tech

Jason Byrne

Vice President Product Management & Marketing, netsapiens

netsapiens

Jason Byrne brings more than 20+ years of telecom product experience to netsapiens a leading UCaaS platform for Service Providers, where he leads the product & marketing teams. Previously, he held various product leadership positions spanning wireline & wireless solutions at Greenlee Communications (acquired by Emerson) & JDSU (Viavi). Jason has an MBA from University of San Diego, and has a BSEE from Trinity College, Dublin.

Session(s):
Ken Adams
MSP Expo

Ken Adams

VP, Market Development, netsapiens

netsapiens

Ken brings over 20 years experience in IT/Telecom to the netsapiens team. In that time, his responsibilities have run the gamut of tech and telecom – from pulling cables to enterprise sales, owning and starting an interconnect and then starting a cloud communications company. It is that experience – in all aspects of customer-facing telecom – that drives his current passion for brand elevation, outreach, and marketing at netsapiens. From content creation to fostering new partnerships for the company, Ken champions the Unified Experience for current and future netsapiens customers. In addition to working with his team creatively, brainstorming new and meaningful ways to change the world, you can find Ken on the karaoke stage or amazing onlookers with his Jenga skills! Ken has 2 children and 3 grandchildren and enjoys spending his free time with his wife Gabriela and family, traveling, entertaining and anything outdoors.

Session(s):
Mike Spanbauer
SD-WAN Expo

Mike Spanbauer

Vice President of Research & Strategy, NSS Labs

NSS Labs

Mike Spanbauer is a recognized leader in security and infrastructure technologies. He leads the analyst team in creating research that combines years of testing experience with quantitative analysis of the world’s leading security companies, products, and markets. In addition to running the companys research organization, he also advises clients on how best to address today’s cybersecurity threats. Prior to joining NSS, Mike was Service Director at Current Analysis, managing the Business Technology and Software group which monitored, analyzed, and advised on application platforms, collaboration platforms, data center technology, enterprise mobility technology, enterprise networking, enterprise security, and unified communications and contact centers. Previously, he spent nearly 15 years at Hewlett-Packard where he established and managed competitive intelligence programs in networking hardware and network management software. Mike is well respected within the enterprise and carrier communities for his comprehensive insights into the domains and management of cybersecurity, cloud, networking, and software-defined networking. He has been quoted as a subject matter expert on a number of security related topics in both mainstream and industry publications including CSO, Dark Reading, InfoSecurity Magazine, Reuters, TechTarget and ZDNet. He has also spoken at many global industry events as a subject matter expert and as a Track Chair.

Session(s):
Dan Hoban
MSP Expo

Dan Hoban

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Nuspire

Nuspire

Dan Hoban serves as the executive vice president and chief strategy officer (CSO) at Nuspire, a state-of-the-science Managed Network Security Services Provider (MSSP) for some of the largest and most distinctive companies around the world. Hoban is a cybersecurity analysist dedicated to security industry research, innovation, education, and advocacy.Over the past 13 years at Nuspire, Hoban has helped some of the worlds largest enterprises design and implement cutting edge security solutions. Some of these notable customers include General Motors, Cardinal Health, Subaru of America, Volkswagen, Steelcase, Ford Motor Company, Kelly Services, ADP, Tower International, and Dunhams Sporting Goods. Hoban has authored and contributed to many organization/industry standards and has been featured in industry-related blogs and articles. He has also been a guest speaker at numerous national industry events. Additionally, Hoban is the President of the Twilight Benefit Foundation, a charitable organization that helps metro-Detroit children with catastrophic illnesses or disabilities.

Session(s):
Ken Ammon
MSP Expo

Ken Ammon

Chief Strategy Officer, OPAQ Networks

OPAQ Networks

Ken is a recognized security and managed services expert. Prior to OPAQ, Ken served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Xceedium, a privileged access management company acquired by CA Technologies in 2015. Before joining Xceedium, Ken founded and served as president of NetSec, a leading managed security service provider (MSSP). After selling NetSec to Verizon Business Systems, Ken accepted the role of senior vice president with the communications and IT-solutions giant. Prior to founding NetSec, Ken was with Trusted Computer Solutions, which was acquired by Raytheon. Specializing in security matters relating to the federal government, Ken has testified before the House Government Reform Committee on security vulnerabilities affecting sensitive government information and infrastructure. Ken also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the National Cryptologic School, where he was recognized with the Scientific Achievement Award. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a captain assigned to the U.S. National Security Agency.

Session(s):
Ryan Walsh
MSP Expo

Ryan Walsh

Chief Channel Officer, Pax8

Pax8

Ryan Walsh oversees the buildout of the Pax8 product portfolio and drives the market requirements and development of the Pax8 Command Console.Ryan served as vice president of product management for MX Logic, a cloud-based email and web security company that was acquired by McAfee in 2009. Following the acquisition, Ryan directed the product teams responsible for McAfees portfolio of cloud-based email and web solutions for the Content and Cloud Security division, and later led the product unification and hybrid cloud development effort for the companys web security product lines.Ryan has dedicated his career to enabling business improvements with Internet or IT-based solutions and startups. He started his career building a reengineering practice at Deloitte & Touche in the Consulting division.Ryan holds a BA in Business Economics from Colorado College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Session(s):
Joel Maloff
Communications Application

Joel Maloff

SVP- Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, 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 Partnerships for Phone.com (www.phone.com), and has responsibility for the Channel Partner Program, Inside Sales organization, large scale business development, and assistance with network-related strategies and tactics. In addition, Mr. Maloff has been an Adjunct Professor at Colorado Technical University for more than four 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. With forty years of experience, he has served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for one of the first SIP trunking service providers, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for an international VoIP carrier, the CTO of a network security authentication device manufacturer, General Manager of a broadband wireless Internet provider, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for an Internet professional services company, and as Executive Director of the Big Ten universities research network (CICNet). Mr. Maloff has written several books, spoken at industry conferences worldwide, written numerous articles, and was a regular columnist for VON Magazine (now defunct). As a consultant, he provided services to the most senior people at Nationwide Insurance, MetLife, Borders Books and Music, Discovery Channel, The Toro Company, Worldcom, Sprint, Frontier Telecom, Siemens, Telenor (Norway), France Telecom, and many others.Among his more notable accomplishments, Mr. 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.

Session(s):
Ari Rabban
Communications Application

Ari Rabban

CEO, Phone.com

Phone.com

Ari is a veteran of the IP-communications industry. He served as president and advisor for two VoIP companies that were acquired. Also as senior executive at VocalTec Communications, the VoIP industry pioneer, and a strategy manager for Lucent Technologies. Ari currently serves on the boards at the NJ Technology Council and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a law degree and BA in Economics, both from Tel Aviv University.

Session(s):
Glenn Richards
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Glenn Richards

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Glenn Richards leads Pillsbury’s Communications practice. Based in Washington, DC, he is a recognized authority on IP communications regulations and telecommunications policies and issues. Glenn represents VoIP and cloud communications service providers; satellite, wireless, long-distance and competitive local exchange carriers; broadcasters; equipment manufacturers; trade associations and others in transactional matters and before the FCC and state public utilities commissions. A partner in the firm’s Global Sourcing practice, Glenn also negotiates global telecommunications service contracts for large corporations. He also helps investors in communications companies manage regulatory risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, IPOs and financings.

Session(s):
Chris McGovern
MSP Expo

Chris McGovern

President & CEO, Presh Marketing Solutions

Presh Marketing Solutions

Chris is an experienced sales and B2B marketing leader from the IT channel industry. Chris moved to Tampa, Florida, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to join Tech Data Corporation within their marketing department. Chris developed the channel marketing strategies for top IT manufacturers such as IBM, Dell, Sony, and Apple. After two years in this role, Chris oversaw and led a strategic initiative for the organization which involved expanding the capabilities and overall marketing reach for the company. Chris managed a team of 40+ individuals that included strategy, business development, project management, and call center functions. Chris left the company in late 2015 and founded Presh Marketing Solutions. Presh Marketing Solutions is a marketing organization that develops and implements integrated marketing campaigns and strategies for IT channel partners.

Session(s):
Vern  Hanzlik
Communications Application

Vern Hanzlik

President & CEO, Qumu

Qumu

Vern Hanzlik has been in the enterprise software industry for almost three decades. Prior to joining Qumu in November of 2012 Mr. Hanzlik was President of TEAM Informatics, a global enterprise solutions and technology company, and President of Sajan Software, a provider of global language translation services and cloud-based translation management. Hanzlik was also the co-founder and CEO of Stellent Inc., which was sold to Oracle in 2006 for $440 million. Vern also currently serves on the board of directors for Savigent Software, Inc., a provider of event-driven manufacturing operations management software, and recently concluded a multi-year board appointment at BriefCam, which was acquired by Canon Inc. in July of 2018.

Session(s):
Chris Van Tuin
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Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, NA West, Red Hat

Red Hat

Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software.   Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers.  He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Session(s):
Maddy Martin
MSP Expo

Maddy Martin

Head of Growth & Education, Smith.ai

Smith.ai

Maddy Martin is the head of growth and education for Smith.ai, which provides small-business communication services, including their virtual receptionist and intake service, live web chat, and Keypad cloud phone system. She has spent the last decade growing tech startups from New York to California, and has expertise in digital marketing, lead generation, funnel conversion, email marketing, business development, partnerships, affiliate marketing, SEO, social media, and event marketing.

Session(s):
Janine Darling
MSP Expo

Janine Darling

CEO, STASH Secure Data

STASH Secure Data

An award-winning CXO and Technical Strategist, Janine is the Founder of STASH Secure Data (https://www.stash.global), a technology company that is at the precipice of eradicating data vulnerability, with a data-centric solution that isn’t better data security, but bona fide data security. Janine has successfully lead globally dispersed teams in the areas of Technology, Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Quality, Financial Analysis, Transportation, and Regulatory & Compliance for some of the most successful brands in the world, generating billions of dollars in revenues, outcomes driven by her solution-oriented vision and execution. Her expertise in devising innovative business strategy resulting in optimal outcome is well documented. She takes a customer backward approach to business, exploiting the critical interdependency between operational prowess and brand deliverables, to forge long-term loyalty from internal and external partners alike.?Amongst her recognitions are:?2018 SCMedia Women in Security, Cybersecurity Influencer2018 SCMedia Awards Shortlist best Cloud Security Solution2017 AXA Global Invest Her Award2016 Women of Innovation Honouree2016 Tech Company to Watch2015 Smart CEO Brava Award for Exceptional Leadership2015 Advisory Panel for the George W. Bush Entrepreneur Initiative2011 British Airways Business Leadership Award?Janines commitment to transparency and trustworthiness is a constant; doing well by doing good is always her ultimate goal.

Session(s):
Edward Dryer
MSP Expo

Edward Dryer

Sr Technology Strategist, Steadfast

Steadfast

With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Ed is hyper focused on customer service, technical integration, systems optimization, and the user experience at Steadfast. He prides himself in an extremely high level of customer service, specifically pertaining to users who have a past with difficult to work with IT departments and unsuitable infrastructure. Resolving technical problems under stressful situations for Steadfast clients is his strength and passion.

Session(s):
Andy Gottlieb
SD-WAN Expo

Andy Gottlieb

Co-Founder, Talari Networks

Talari Networks

A leading expert in WAN/LAN switching and routing, Andy co-founded Talari Networks and served as its first CEO after previously serving in executive roles in both startups and public corporations. He was Vice President of Marketing at RouteScience, a route optimization startup, and before that led marketing at MMC Networks, the pioneering Network Processor developer, through its $4.5B acquisition by Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) in 2000. Andy also served on the board of LVL7 Systems, a network processing software company. Previously, he spent more than a dozen years at 3Com Corporation, highlighted by his leadership of the Switching Systems business unit through its development and introduction of the CoreBuilder 9000 enterprise switching platform. He also served as 3Coms Vice President of Marketing for Large Enterprise Markets and held a number of other senior marketing, product management, and engineering roles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Session(s):
Paul Congdon
SD-WAN Expo

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 27 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):
Pejman Roshan
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Pejman Roshan

Vice President, Teridion

Teridion

Pej Roshan is VP of Products for Teridion with over 20 years of experience in marketing and product management. Prior to joining Teridion, Pej ran product management for the Aruba Networks business unit responsible for delivery of cloud based network management. Previously, he served as the vice president of product management at ShoreTel, which he joined with the acquisition of Agito Networks, where he was the chief marketing officer and co-founder. Before founding Agito, he held various product management and marketing roles in Cisco Systems Wireless Networking Business Unit.Pej’s accomplishments include participation in the IEEE 802.11 task groups responsible for security (802.11i) and QoS (802.11e) and co-authoring ‘802.11 Wireless LAN Fundamentals’, published by Cisco Press in 2004. He is the author of several wireless networking patents. Pej holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic (Cal Poly) University.

Session(s):
Allison Smith
Communications Application

Allison Smith

CEO/ Telephone Voice Talent, The IVR Voice.com

The IVR Voice.com

Allison Smith is an internationally-recognized professional voice talent, and one of the top telephone voices working today. Allison has voiced platforms for Cisco, Mitel, Vonage, Bell Canada, Cincinnati Bell, Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, and is voice of the Asterisk Open Source PBX, FreeSWITCH, and Sangoma. Clients include Marriot Hotels, 3M, Pfizer, Toyota, Victoria’s Secret, Bank of America and EBay among many others. www.theivrvoice.com, @voicegal

Session(s):
Anton Koller
MSP Expo

Anton Koller

Nation Operations Manager, This Solution

This Solution

Anton Koller is a highly accomplished Business and Operations Manager with over 19 years of experience across a range of sectors and roles including within KFC and Burger King in both Corporate and franchise environments.Anton has also assisted clients in implementing analytic and business improvement tools to assist businesses to understand what is happening within their business.Currently leading operations for This Solution, Anton is unique in his ability to streamline activity and boost productivity, efficiency and effectiveness through powerful staff development, leadership and management skills.In line with the This Solution Vision, Mission and values, Anton places great emphasis on ensuring we listen to our clients and focuses heavily on empowering the Service Delivery and Operations Team to ensure clients technical and service requests are acted on promptly and professionally.

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Paula Bernier
MSP Expo

Paula Bernier

Executive Editor, TMC

TMC

Paula Bernier is Executive Editor at TMC where she writes, edits and manages editorial content for INTERNET TELEPHONY, CUSTOMER, Cloud Computing, and IoT Evolution magazine. Shes also a regular contributor to Content Boost, and TMCnet and its various channels and communities. And she speaks and moderates TMC webinars. Bernier was formerly editor in chief of xchange magazine, where she worked for more than 11 years. She’s also acted as a senior writer for Inter@ctive Week. Bernier got her start in telecom at Telephony magazine, where she spent nearly five years, leaving as the news director. Bernier also has been on the reporting staffs of various mainstream daily and weekly newspapers in Iowa, Minnesota and South Carolina.

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Rahul Vijay
Keynote Presentation

Rahul Vijay

Head of Tech Sourcing, Uber

Uber

Manages tech deals @ Uber. Board advisor, global keynote speaker and mentor. His team helps make outside technologies a competitive advantage to Uber. Heading global mobility, IoT, wireless, messaging, voice, network, telecom, data center, cloud, contact center & connectivity strategic sourcing, relationships and spend at worlds most valuable private company.

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Steve Woo
SD-WAN Expo

Steve Woo

VP Products, Co-Founder VeloCloud , VeloCloud by VMWare

VeloCloud by VMWare

Steve co-founded VeloCloud and leads product and marketing strategy. Prior, he lead the cloud strategy at Aerohive Networks after it acquired Pareto Networks, a cloud-based networking innovator, where he was VP of Product Management. Steve also spent time as VP of Product Management at McAfee, where he led the development of a next generation firewall after McAfee acquired Secure Computing / Securify where he was VP of Products. Steve worked for Cisco Systems twice, after acquisitions of two companies where he was an executive (Riverhead Networks and Class Data Systems) that resulted in 50x return on investment to investors. Early in his career he worked at SynOptics Communications / Bay Networks where his product line generated $1.7 billion of cumulative revenue, and he also spent time at McKinsey & Company. Steve has an MBA and MSEE from Stanford, and a BSEE from Cornell.

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Jason Gintert
SD-WAN Expo

Jason Gintert

, WANDynamics

WANDynamics

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Robert Cooper
MSP Expo

Robert Cooper

US Country Manager, Wildix

Wildix

Robert Cooper, General Manager of Wildix North America, has over 30 years of Executive experience in the UC&C and Telecommunications Industry, He has held Senior positions and led Sales and Business Development for organizations such as eZuce Aastra, Ameritech and MCI. Mr. Cooper has sat on the advisory boards of several hi-tech startups and was on the Governors Advisory Board for small business in the state of Alabama. He was also appointed and served as a State Chair for the White House Conference on Small Business (Minority Delegates Caucus) focused on IT development.

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Greg Campbell
MSP Expo

Greg Campbell

Co-Founder & CTO, Yottabyte

Yottabyte

The creator of the Yottabyte software architecture, Greg Campbell heads product development, including R&D, application development and quality assurance. He specializes in creating highly fault-tolerant, hardware-efficient, and scalable software platforms. Earlier, he was co-founder and Vice President of Technology of Codespear, where he created a platform that allowed for interoperable communications. He also holds multiple patents pending for computer software and hardware. Campbell studied computer science at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

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Alex Quilici
Hot Topics in Tech

Alex Quilici

CEO, YouMail

YouMail

Alex Quilici is the CEO of YouMail, where he has led it from a few thousand users to a powerhouse with nearly 10 million registered users. Prior to YouMail, Alex co-founded and was the CEO of Quack.com, which provided a consumer voice portal service that was essentially SIRI over a 1-800 number back before there were smart phones. AOL acquired Quack for $200 million in August, 2000, just 18 months after it was founded. At AOL, Alex was a Vice President of Voice Services, where he helped drive the division to multiple product launches and over 1 million paying subscribers and over $50 million in annual revenue. Alex holds a PhD in Computer Science from UCLA, and is the co-inventor on 5 patents.

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Kamesh Pemmaraju
MSP Expo

Kamesh Pemmaraju

VP Product Management, ZeroStack, Inc.

ZeroStack, Inc.

Kamesh Pemmaraju leads product management, product marketing, and technology partnerships at ZeroStack. Kamesh is a seasoned product management / marketing leader with a strong engineering and consulting background. In his most recent product roles at Mirantis and Dell, he focused on delivering private and hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science.

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