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Dr. Ritesh Mukherjee

Vice President of Product Management, 128 Technology

128 Technology

Ritesh Mukherjee leads routing and technology strategy development at 128 Technology. His expertise includes SD-WAN, data center, cloud, SDN/NFV, and IoT. Prior to 128 Technology, Ritesh was Director, Network Solutions at Huawei leading the technical solutions team and Manager, Product Management at Cisco leading the software operating systems group. Ritesh holds a PhD in Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal.

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Vik Verma

CEO, 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc.

Vik Verma is Chief Executive Officer at 8x8, Inc., the world’s first communications cloud provider, empowering over 1 million business users to communicate and collaborate across dispersed locations to deliver exceptional customer experiences. 8x8 is a pioneer in unified communications and customer engagement solutions with over 150 patents, driving global innovation in how companies communicate with their employees and customers.Verma is an engineer at heart who began his career at Savi Technology, Inc. (Savi), a leader in RFID and cloud-based technologies as a design engineer and went on to become the Chief Operating Officer and eventually the Chief Executive Officer of Savi in 1997. He holds eight patents and was named one of 40 “Technology Pioneers” by the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland in 2003 for a successful track record in building profitable businesses around emerging technologies.Verma joined 8x8 as a board member in 2012 and was appointed Chief Executive officer within a year to lead the company’s global expansion. He is the driving force behind 8x8’s market leadership in a 50 billion dollar unified and contact center communications market and its continued push for innovation in areas like Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and data analytics. Under Verma’s leadership, 8x8 has evolved into a global player in unified cloud communications from its inception as a Silicon Valley startup.With more than 25 years of industry and management experience, Verma has successfully transformed several technology businesses through organic growth, international expansion and strategic mergers and acquisitions. Prior to 8x8, he was President of Strategic Venture Development at Lockheed Martin where he led early-stage technologies to new global commercial markets through collaborative incubators, intellectual property portfolio licensing and strategic partnerships with multi-national companies. Prior to this, Verma was the President of the IS&GS Savi Group, a Lockheed Martin technology and information services division providing real-time supply chain management and security solutions for government and commercial markets worldwide. His journey with Lockheed Martin began when he was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Savi, that was acquired by Lockheed Martin in 2006.Verma holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, an M.S.E. degree from the University of Michigan in electrical engineering, and the post-graduate degree of Engineer in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Subsequently, in keeping with Silicon Valley tradition, Verma left his PhD program at Stanford to join the startup world. He is also an alumni of the Executive Management programs for CEOs at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.Verma’s Florida Tech honors include being a recipient of the Faculty Honors Award (Co-Valedictorian) Class of 1987, the 1987 Tau Beta Pi Williams Fellowship, the 1999 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, and being selected as a commencement speaker in 2002. He served on the Florida Tech Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2007 and rejoined the board in 2015.

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Chris Thompson

Director of Enterprise Solutions, ADTRAN

ADTRAN

Chris Thompson is the Director of Enterprise Solutions, which includes SD-WAN, Virtual Network Functions, uCPE, Carrier Ethernet Edge Devices, routers, enterprise switches, eSBCs and IP Business Gateways. With 24 years of experience in the communications and carrier managed services market, Thompson has led ADTRAN to the number one position in key product sectors across multiple technologies. Prior to his current role, Thompson served as senior product manager for ADTRAN’s voice over IP product lines and held software and hardware engineering positions with ADTRAN and Motorola.

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SPEAKER TBA

, AT&T

Sri Srinivasan

SVP & GM, Team Collaboration Group, Cisco

Cisco

Sri Srinivasan is Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Team Collaboration Group at Cisco. Sri is responsible for the Cisco Webex that includes Meetings, Teams, Calling and Devices, as well as a portfolio of on-premises and hybrid collaboration tools. Under Sris leadership, Cisco is creating a collaboration canvas to empower teams to perform at their best. This open canvas brings collaboration tools together with productivity tools and business processes for a simple, unified experience.Sri joined Cisco from Microsoft where he was GM for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Apps business in the C+E/Azure Group. Throughout his tenure at Microsoft, Sri primarily focused on the business solutions division, bringing thought leadership to help build a partner-based business model for an upper mid-market on-premises ERP and eventually its transition to Hybrid and Cloud SaaS.Sri was responsible for Research & Development of the ERP Enterprise Edition for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly known as AX) and Common Data Service (CDS), the data substrate for the Azure Business Application Platform. Sri drove the successful transformation of an on-premises business to Cloud SaaS, a first of its kind on Azure, with an industry acclaimed offering as part of Dynamics 365. Previously Sri was the Engineering Director for Microsoft Dynamics AX through 2013. Prior to that, Sri was the General Manager for the Dynamics AX Customer Success Team where he built the team for the division, enabling the Solution Architect role, and the incubation of Life Cycle Services (SaaS Service for customer/partner driven ALM), which is now a mainstream offering for Dynamics implementations and rollouts.Prior to Microsoft, Sri was one of eleven Distinguished Engineers at Peoplesoft. Sri worked on the initial web transformation of business applications, with focus on performance and scale. Sri also worked on acquisition diligence, specifically on the merger of JD Edwards into Peoplesoft.Sri has a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology, India.

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Craig Fulton

Chief Customer Officer, ConnectWise

ConnectWise

As Chief Customer Officer, Craig Fulton oversees the support, consulting and onboarding teams as a unified function to empower ConnectWise’s customers to succeed in growing their businesses and exceeding their goals. He credits his 20+ years in the technology sector, including time spent as a support desk and field technician, for helping him understand what partners want and need from their business management software. The 12-year ConnectWise veteran has held a number of positions during his tenure with the company, including Chief Product Officer, senior product manager, business consultant, and system engineer. He also co-created ConnectWise CloudConsole and authored Path to Success, a ConnectWise best practices guide about how to run a successful technology solutions provider business. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Accenture as a technology consultant, and served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Craig is widely recognized for his contributions to the technology industry. He was named a Channel Partners Top Gun 51 channel executive in 2019, a CRN Channel Chief in 2015 and 2017, and a member of the MSPMentor 250 list in 2014. Craig also holds a number of patents related to chat program and cloud management technology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of South Florida.The Ohio native now lives in Clearwater, Fla. with his wife Jillian and three sons. When he’s not at work, Craig is spending time with his family, traveling, or working on his cars.

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Ken Lienemann

Chief Revenue Officer, CoreDial

CoreDial

Ken Lienemann is chief revenue officer at CoreDial, responsible for leading channel recruitment initiatives as well as channel on-boarding, training, support, and success. With a deep background in sales and service, Ken brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, having worked previously for telecom and software companies ranging from startups and early-stage IPOs to Fortune 500 enterprises. Prior to joining CoreDial, Ken served as senior vice president of global marketing at Tangoe, a $200M+ public SaaS company. There he built a global marketing organization including product marketing, demand generation, and marketing communications teams. Before Tangoe, he was executive vice president of global sales and service at Rivermine, a telecom expense management and managed mobility services company that specializes in managing voice, data, and wireless telecom expenses and equipment. Ken drove the company’s global sales efforts, leading to its lucrative acquisition by Emptoris and subsequently by IBM, where Ken served as general manager and senior vice president of global sales. Ken holds a BS in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University.

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Domenick Gandolfo

Chief Security Strategist, Cybersafe Solutions

Cybersafe Solutions

Domenick is a seasoned cybersecurity veteran with over 20 years of hands on enterprise level experience leading technical initiatives that secure data, ensure compliance and support business productivity.Domenick began his career as a Network Specialist for a regional educational service agency that provided programs and opportunities within 18 school districts. During his support role at the educational institution, Domenick attained certifications from both CompTIA and Cisco. He eventually moved on to join a global leader in mission-critical service parts logistics supporting Fortune 500 clients including Cisco, EMC, Hitachi, Avaya and Dell, holding leadership roles as both a Senior Network Security Engineer and Network Manager. During his tenure at the logistics organization, he was responsible for designing, securing, implementing, and ensuring optimal uptime of critical systems and infrastructure. He spearheaded the build out of an enterprise class business continuity and disaster recovery solution and was responsible for the overall security infrastructure. Domenick was recruited to drive the build out of the IT department and define the technology strategy and roadmap while strengthening the overall security posture for the largest urology practice in the United States. Domenick was eventually appointed Chief Security Officer and was responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing an enterprise information security program. He developed and oversaw the adoption of security policies and procedures, and created a company-wide security awareness training program. Domenick drove a complete redesign of both server and network infrastructure while supporting 1000 employees across 62 locations. He identified risks and vulnerabilities, implemented controls and led the deployment of new security hardware and software in order to achieve compliance with government regulations. Domenick is an expert in identifying risks, defining appropriate mitigation controls, and deploying fully integrated data systems and network security solutions to ensure safe computing and achieve regulatory compliance. Domenick has participated in numerous cyber challenges for both the Red and Blue Team battling with and against United States Military personnel in simulated cyber espionage type of attacks. Domenick holds the prestigious and globally recognized Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation. He also holds the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) and GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) information security certifications. Domenick has also held previous certifications as a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA). Domenick received his B.S. cum laude from Long Island University.

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Steve Salmon

VP of Enterprise and Channel Sales, Field Nation

Field Nation

Steve Salmon brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the IT services industry. Steve has held senior roles in both startups and large enterprises, even co-founding a technology services company in 1992, which was later purchased. Currently, Steve is the VP of Enterprise and Channel Sales at Field Nation, a marketplace that connects businesses with skilled technicians. Previously, he served as SVP of Global Managed Services Solutions at CompuCom, where the services revenue grew from $200M to more than $1B. Steve’s expertise and strategic prowess have landed him on numerous radio shows as a technology and business specialist. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from James Madison University.

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Angela Abbot

Strategy & Capability Owner for Automation and Analytics, Fujitsu

Fujitsu

Angela Abbot is an experienced IT Architect of over 25 years. She is a creative thinker and problem solver who has spent the last 14 years working with a Managed Service Provider who has customers in retail, financial services, banking, private and government sectors. Angela is currently working in the Live Services within Fujitsu EMEIA region, where she is responsible for designing and deploying Automation & Analytics capabilities. These capabilities are consumed by Fujitsu Service Delivery teams delivering services to customers. Angela is also responsible for driving innovation and defining new strategies for Automation & Analytics, aiming to drive out manual repetitive tasks, increase operational efficiencies, standardize processes using Automation and data driven insights.

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Kate Matsudaira

Director, Google Tech Engineering, Google

Google

Kate Matsudaira joined Google just over a year ago and is a Director in Google Tech Engineering. Her teams help build the infrastructure that powers Google. Prior to coming to Google, Kate helped build several successful startups that have gone on to get acquired by companies like eBay, O’Reilly Media and Limelight. Kate started her career as a software engineer and lead at Microsoft, and Amazon. She is a keynote speaker, published author, and has been honored with recognition like NCWIT Symons Innovator Award and Seattles Top 40 under 40.

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Philip Burnett

CISO, High Wire Networks

High Wire Networks

Philip Burnett is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at High Wire Networks and brings two decades of executive security experience and credentials to the High Wire Networks team. Most recently, he was CISO and director of IT Security at R1 RCM Inc. and a Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager at Sentinel Technologies. Also, during his career he spent five years as HIPAA Chief Security Officer and DIACAP Information Assurance Officer for Delta Dental. Burnett is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). He also has certifications in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials (GSEC).

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Marie Douglas

Vice President, Global Technology Service Providers Sales, IBM

IBM

Marie Douglas is Vice President, Global Technology Service Providers (CSPs, MSPs, ISVs) Sales for IBM. She is responsible for and leads her team to work with Technology Service Providers, a NextGen segment that builds solutions for Customers based on solving a business problem with technology which include one or more IBM offerings.

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Josh Stegall

Worldwide MSP Channels Leader, IBM

IBM

Joshua Stegall is the Global MSSP Channels Leader for the IBM Security business unit at IBM. In this role Josh has increased service provider revenue by 50% and partner recruitment by 40% in the past year. Josh drives the business strategy with insights from partners, sales, marketing, product management to ensure solutions exceed market expectations. In a past role as Channel Leader for IBM Endpoint Security Solutions he positioned IBM BigFix, which grew to 90% market share for Continuous Monitoring, in the US Federal Civilian market. Josh has over 20 years’ experience in information security sales, product management and operations. He has collaborated with business partners including HCL, Sirius, Optiv and Reliquest. Josh brings his experiences from clients, partners and past positions at Verizon, MCI and UUNet to the MSP market. Josh currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife Katie and two sons Samuel and Quinn. He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

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Jorge Ros

Director, Global Platform Sales, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM

David Spofford

Chief Digital Officer - Comms/CSI Market, IBM

IBM

David Spofford is a Chief Digital Officer at IBM who optimizes and accelerates digital, low-touch, not-touch routes to market. After spending nearly 20 years working with various client verticals, including Federal, SMB, and large enterprises, David is now is dedicated to MSP, CSP and SIs. David brings a unique view of how larger enterprises can leverage scale to improve reach across the client spectrum through use of managed service providers and cloud service providers. In addition to his extensive business experience, he enjoys learning history and training German Shepherd Dogs. David holds a BA in economics from Salem State University.

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Ivan Paynter

National Cyber Security Specialist, Intelisys

Intelisys

Ivan has 25 plus years of Cyber Security experience spanning, MCI / UUNet, WorldCom, Verizon Business, Verizon and Masergy Communications. He is a Certified Internet Security Specialist Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH). He has a passion for network & wireless security and all things IoT. Currently he is focusing on partners and suppliers; evaluating the efficacy of the various cyber security solutions and their overarching value-added managed services and risk mitigation programs. Enabling cyber technologies within various verticals with consideration towards regulatory standards and compliances. White-boarding, solutions development, problem-solving and assisting origination with proper systems selection and implementation. Ivan is a techie a heart, but also enjoys spending time with his wife and family, cooking, skiing, and boating.

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Sébastien Tellier

Head of Product Marketing, Martello Technologies

Martello Technologies

Sébastien Tellier is responsible for defining the company’s products and services being offered, including managing the pricing strategy and coordinating between the different services for development, sales and marketing purposes. His expertise helps to identify business development opportunities for the company and leads the team to the next phase of innovation to fill market gaps as they present themselves. Prior to joining Martello, Sébastien worked at Elfiq Networks, a pioneer in the field of SD-WAN technologies, until it was acquired by Martello in January 2018. Moving into the role of Head of Product Marketing at Martello, Sébastien was able to use his experience to bring fresh ideas for organic growth to the company. Sébastien is savvy in policy and market analysis, with an expertise in fieldwork. Sébastien holds a Master of Science in Marketing from HEC Montreal.

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Ryan Walsh

Chief Channel Officer, Pax8

Pax8

Ryan has more 17 years of experience helping channel partners build successful cloud practices by enabling them to easily sell, bill, and support cloud subscription services. Under his direction, Pax8 is redefining how distribution works for the channel in a cloud-centric world. Prior to Pax8, 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 McAfee’s portfolio of cloud-based email and web solutions and later led the product unification and hybrid cloud development effort for the company’s web security product lines. Ryan has dedicated his career to enabling businesses with Internet–based, IT solutions. He started his career building a re-engineering 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.He is an award-winning speaker and currently serves as a member of Channel Futures’ Think Tank, Co-Chair of CompTIA’s Channel Advisory Board, and a CRN Channel Chief. 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.

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SPEAKER TBA

, Poly

Poly

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Stephanie Plante

Sales & Marketing Specialist, QuestBlue

QuestBlue

Stephanie Plante is a marketing and sales specialist. A skilled VoIP consultant, she has a history of working in the computer software industry, including sales and marketing roles VoIP, Origination and Termination abd other telecom services such as DIDs, e911, CNAM, LIDB, and International SIP trunking. Stephanie will be focusing on new ways MSPs can grow revenue and generate new leads for their businesses.

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Russell Eddleman

Global Vice President - Partner & Alliances, Resolve Systems

Resolve Systems

Russ Eddleman joined Resolve in May 2019 as the Global Vice President - Partner & Alliances, where his role is to drive automation excellence across Resolve’s partner ecosystem to fuel innovation, enhance service delivery and offerings, and improve efficiency. He comes to Resolve with a broad enterprise software background and in-depth experience with building strategic alliances and developing sustainable routes to market. He most recently was the Vice President of OEM and Strategic Alliances at Ivanti where he was named sales leader of the year for the past two years. Under his leadership the team consistently achieved over 130% of plan and contributed nearly $50MM in revenue to the company in the past 3 years.Prior to Ivanti, Russ has also worked at Lumension, HEAT Software, and Microsoft where he was a key volunteer for the 4Afrika program started by Bill Gates. He is a self-proclaimed technology geek who loves to read and talk about where it can be used to transform how we work and live.

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Evan Rice

EVP Sales & Marketing, rev.io

rev.io

Evan has over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications, software and cloud computing industries. At Rev.io, Evan is responsible for managing brand awareness and sales, as well as influencing the product roadmap. Prior to joining Rev.io in 2013, Evan was part of VMware, where he was a trusted advisor to his customers in the areas of Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and End User technologies. Prior to VMware, Evan was part of VoIP and Managed Service Provider, Cbeyond, where he managed sales and operations for their San Diego and Bay Area branches.

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Mark Morgan

EVP of Strategy, ScanSource

ScanSource

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Eric Hernaez

President, SkySwitch

SkySwitch

Eric Hernaez began his career in telecom in 1996 as corporate counsel for Sequel Communications, a New Jersey company that was the first commercial Internet Service Provider in the Philippines. In 1997, he became Sequel’s COO and orchestrated the company’s launch of the first trans-Pacific SS7-enabled VoIP network in the world. From 1999 through 2011, Eric was founder and CEO of telic.net (later renamed Solegy and Netmobo), which was an early iteration of his vision for SkySwitch. From 2011 through 2013, Eric served as VP of Marketing for Netsapiens, the softswitch vendor that SkySwitch now uses as part of its service offering. Eric is a graduate of Temple University (BBA Marketing 1990, JD 1993).

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Andy Abramson

CMO, SkySwitch

SkySwitch

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Maddy Martin

Head of Growth and Education, Smith.ai

Smith.ai

Maddy Martin is the head of growth and education at Smith.ai, which provides integrated virtual receptionist and web chat services for solo and small businesses, including call answering & intake services, live website chat, AI chatbots, and SMS text answering. She has spent the last decade growing tech startups from New York to California, and draws from her expertise in digital marketing, small business communications, lead conversion, content marketing, advertising, and affiliate programs to teach small businesses nationwide how to leverage tech and human resources for sustainable growth. Connect with Maddy by email at maddy@smith.ai or on LinkedIn.

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Ed Dryer

Sr Technology Strategist, Steadfast

Steadfast

With more than 20 years of experience in the technology world, Ed’s specialty is turning the impossible into the new standard. When hes not building solutions for you and your clients, he spends his time geeking out over games of all types and teaching his three kids the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.

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SPEAKER TBA

, Tigerpaw

Tigerpaw

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Adam Zeck

CEO, UCXchange

UCXchange

Adam Zeck is the Founder and CEO of UCX, a B2B SaaS Platform that is the automating the selling process for the $180B MSP market. Adam is responsible for the vision, management, and execution of day-to-day activities at UCX and its unprecedented 47% month over month growth. Prior to founding UCX, Adam was a member of the CME Group for over 12 years, as an independent Eurodollar commodity spread trader and broker. He traded and filled complicated spread derivatives, including butterflies, double butterflies, and pack/bundle to butterfly trading strategies, while incorporating customized trading software to automate and improve trading strategies and increase speed of trade. Adam was also the Founder and COO of Grow the Game Golf (GTG Golf), a cross-platform mobile application, which provides real-time scoring, live event management and competitive status of golfers on and off the course. Adam managed the development of GTG Golf, using the latest in Node JS, Web-sockets and HTML5. Previously, Adam was also a National Accounts Manager at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, an electronic health medical record, practice management and electronic prescribing company. Within the 1st year, Adam was awarded the Presidents Cup, for being the top salesman and the Excellence Award, for his overall quality, excellence and teamwork. For over 5 years, Adam was a Corporate Champion’s Board Member at the Robert E. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, helping to raise millions of dollars to support and fund the hospital, believing that children are our future and they do come first. Adam graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University, with a B.B.A. in Finance, Small Business Entrepreneurship and Business Pre-Law. He currently resides in Charlotte and enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their two children Noah and Chloe. Adam Zeck is the Founder and CEO of UCX, a B2B SaaS Platform that is the automating the selling process for the $180B MSP market. Adam is responsible for the vision, management, and execution of day-to-day activities at UCX and its unprecedented 47% month over month growth. Prior to founding UCX, Adam was a member of the CME Group for over 12 years, as an independent Eurodollar commodity spread trader and broker. He traded and filled complicated spread derivatives, including butterflies, double butterflies, and pack/bundle to butterfly trading strategies, while incorporating customized trading software to automate and improve trading strategies and increase speed of trade. Adam was also the Founder and COO of Grow the Game Golf (GTG Golf), a cross-platform mobile application, which provides real-time scoring, live event management and competitive status of golfers on and off the course. Adam managed the development of GTG Golf, using the latest in Node JS, Web-sockets and HTML5. Previously, Adam was also a National Accounts Manager at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, an electronic health medical record, practice management and electronic prescribing company. Within the 1st year, Adam was awarded the Presidents Cup, for being the top salesman and the Excellence Award, for his overall quality, excellence and teamwork. For over 5 years, Adam was a Corporate Champion’s Board Member at the Robert E. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, helping to raise millions of dollars to support and fund the hospital, believing that children are our future and they do come first. Adam graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University, with a B.B.A. in Finance, Small Business Entrepreneurship and Business Pre-Law. He currently resides in Charlotte and enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their two children Noah and Chloe. Adam Zeck is the Founder and CEO of UCX, a B2B SaaS Platform that is the automating the selling process for the $180B MSP market. Adam is responsible for the vision, management, and execution of day-to-day activities at UCX and its unprecedented 47% month over month growth. Prior to founding UCX, Adam was a member of the CME Group for over 12 years, as an independent Eurodollar commodity spread trader and broker. He traded and filled complicated spread derivatives, including butterflies, double butterflies, and pack/bundle to butterfly trading strategies, while incorporating customized trading software to automate and improve trading strategies and increase speed of trade. Adam was also the Founder and COO of Grow the Game Golf (GTG Golf), a cross-platform mobile application, which provides real-time scoring, live event management and competitive status of golfers on and off the course. Adam managed the development of GTG Golf, using the latest in Node JS, Web-sockets and HTML5. Previously, Adam was also a National Accounts Manager at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, an electronic health medical record, practice management and electronic prescribing company. Within the 1st year, Adam was awarded the Presidents Cup, for being the top salesman and the Excellence Award, for his overall quality, excellence and teamwork. For over 5 years, Adam was a Corporate Champion’s Board Member at the Robert E. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, helping to raise millions of dollars to support and fund the hospital, believing that children are our future and they do come first. Adam graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University, with a B.B.A. in Finance, Small Business Entrepreneurship and Business Pre-Law. He currently resides in Charlotte and enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their two children Noah and Chloe. Adam Zeck is the Founder and CEO of UCX, a B2B SaaS Platform that is the automating the selling process for the $180B MSP market. Adam is responsible for the vision, management, and execution of day-to-day activities at UCX and its unprecedented 47% month over month growth. Prior to founding UCX, Adam was a member of the CME Group for over 12 years, as an independent Eurodollar commodity spread trader and broker. He traded and filled complicated spread derivatives, including butterflies, double butterflies, and pack/bundle to butterfly trading strategies, while incorporating customized trading software to automate and improve trading strategies and increase speed of trade. Adam was also the Founder and COO of Grow the Game Golf (GTG Golf), a cross-platform mobile application, which provides real-time scoring, live event management and competitive status of golfers on and off the course. Adam managed the development of GTG Golf, using the latest in Node JS, Web-sockets and HTML5. Previously, Adam was also a National Accounts Manager at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, an electronic health medical record, practice management and electronic prescribing company. Within the 1st year, Adam was awarded the Presidents Cup, for being the top salesman and the Excellence Award, for his overall quality, excellence and teamwork. For over 5 years, Adam was a Corporate Champion’s Board Member at the Robert E. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, helping to raise millions of dollars to support and fund the hospital, believing that children are our future and they do come first. Adam graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University, with a B.B.A. in Finance, Small Business Entrepreneurship and Business Pre-Law. He currently resides in Charlotte and enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their two children Noah and Chloe.

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Marc Laliberte

Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard Technologies

Marc Laliberte is a Sr. Security Analyst at WatchGuard Technologies. Marc joined the WatchGuard team in 2012. Specializing in networking security technologies, Marc’s responsibilities include researching and reporting on modern information security trends. With speaking appearances and regular contributions to online IT publications, Marc is a thought leader providing security guidance to all levels of IT personnel. Twitter: @XORRO_

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Rick Beckers

CEO, Xaas1





Moderator List

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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Doug Green (Moderator)

Publisher, Telecom Reseller

Gary Audin (Moderator)

Senior Technology Analyst & EDUcast Host, Telecom Reseller

Telecom Reseller

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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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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