Speaker Schedule

Jonathan Morgan

Director Security Ops and Development, Area 1 Security

Area 1 Security

Jon Morgan is currently Director of Security Operations and Development at Area 1 Security (A1S) where he tracks and stops phishing attacks for customers and partners worldwide. Based in southern New Hampshire, Jon is an original employee of the KPCB backed cybersecurity firm. Prior to joining A1S, Jon built a SMB focused emerging market development and consulting firm and also conducted terrorism threat assessment for the Department of Defense as a contractor. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science and Arabic studies from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.


Wayne Landt

Director of Channel Sales, Digium


Wayne Landt is the Director of Worldwide Channel Sales for Digium and manages Digiums channel sales team and channel partner program. He has over 10 years of voice experience at both the manufacturer and channel levels, having sold cloud, virtualized, and on-premise UC solutions to customers across the globe.Prior to his role at Digium, Wayne was the the Director of Sales and Marketing for PRS, a Chicago based VAR that sold voice and data solutions to SMB and enterprise customers throughout the US.


Karpagam Narayanan

Founder and President, eKryp


Karpagam Narayanan is a technology executive, entrepreneur, and advisor. She is a co-founder of eKryp, focused on using machine learning and deep analytics to increase the uptime of kiosk devices. With eKryp, companies reduce service costs by 30% and optimize their parts and service support. Our technology makes sense of all the companys data and uncovers patterns on how the equipment is performing so customers can move from preventative maintenance to predictive maintenance. Karpagam is a founder and President of Paloras Corporation, an install base analytics company focused on improving sales and customer service within an enterprise. The San Francisco Business Times recognized Paloras as a Top 100 software company in 2014 and 2015. Karpagam believes in driving innovation through data and champion to have more women in Machine Learning. She is now a board member of TiE Silicon Valley, an organization that focuses on advising and mentoring technology startups. She has been a leader, mentor and volunteer for Girl Scouts for the last 14 years, raising awareness of STEM, especially among girls. She started advanced math clubs at elementary schools and was later involved in the Maker Faire, Bay Area Science Festival, FIRST robotics, and Western Regional Robotics programs in the Bay area.


Bishnu Nayak

CTO, FixStream

Joe Alapat

CEO and Founder, Lionguard


Joe is a serial entrepreneur in the Information Technology services industry. His background includes over two decades of experience in managing critical infrastructure for JP Morgan Chase, IBM, the U.S. Department of Defense, AIG and many others under the care of Channel Dynamix, an MSP he owned, operated and sold. Following his exit, he founded Liongard to address the root cause of cybersecurity: the proliferation of technology and subsequent lack of visibility, automation and insight for the people who manage IT operations. He is a graduate of Trinity University, with a Bachelors in Computer Science and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.


Paul Mako

CEO & CTO, Massive Networks

Massive Networks

Paul Mako, born and raised in Minnesota, is the CEO & CTO of Massive Networks (massivenetworks.com).Graduating at the top of his class in computer science and literature from the University of Colorado, Paul began his journey in custom network engineering back in 1996 as an internet service provider with Rockynet. Utilizing his extraordinary skill set, paul designed a proprietary t1 and security service system that went unchallenged until the advent of true VLAN’s in 2000.Even more important than the innovations in technology, Paul was also able to expand the infrastructure within a building on a success-based build-out. This allowed paul to light up both large and small buildings at a very low cost. While the security technologies have since been replaced, the inexpensive model for lighting small buildings continues to thrive and go unchallenged.Today, Paul oversees the network customization for massive networks where he is able to help streamline enterprise class data transport services across the entire us domestic carrier system and to 181 countries worldwide equating to over 1.7 million buildings.With Paul’s prior activity within the mergers and acquisitions field, he is actively pursuing expansions that can benefit the enterprise sector. To learn more about Paul Mako, you can connect with him on linkedin or email him directly at pmako@massivenetworks.com.


Guy Cunningham

Vice President, Channel Sales and Alliances, Netsurion


Guy Cunningham leads the channel partner program for Netsurion, a leading provider of remotely-managed data and network security services for multi-location businesses, and its security information and event management (SIEM) subsidiary EventTracker. His team helps value added resellers (VARs), managed service providers (MSPs), and telecom sales agents realize the full potential of Netsurion and EventTracker’s offerings for small to mid-size organizations. Mr. Cunningham brings a deep background in technology sales, including both direct and channel responsibilities. Prior to joining Netsurion, he served as Director of Global Alliances for Veritas Technologies, managing the relationships for both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS). Prior to Veritas, he acted as Regional Director of Sales for data center, managed hosting, and cloud provider Connectria Hosting. Notably, he previously held the position of Senior Manager, Eastern U.S., Commercial Channel Sales at Symantec, where he was primarily responsible for the growth of the company’s core backup and security platforms.According to Guy, “Customers today are making technology purchases based on the cost of a desired outcome. Whether it’s cloud infrastructure, managed services, or enterprise software, they’re buying solutions, not technologies. Both Netsurion and EventTracker deliver industry-leading solutions, with highly predictable and successful outcomes and cost-effective price points. Not only do we enable our customers to have confidence in their compliance and security posture, we enable our partners to deliver best-in-class solutions to their customers.


Karl Zimmerman

Founder and CEO, Steadfast


Karl Zimmerman started his web hosting company in 1998 at the age of 14 years old in his bedroom in Fond du Lac, Wisc., as a hobby to feed Karl’s passion for internet technology. While attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., that company evolved from a hobby to a multimillion dollar IT company that today provides thousands of clients with flexible cloud environments, infrastructure hosting, and a full suite of reliable managed and security services. Through it all, Karl’s passion for technology remains, serving as the cornerstone of Steadfast’s principles aimed at helping customers achieve success.


Edward Dryer

Sr Technology Strategist, Steadfast