Speaker Schedule

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.


Sergio Bea

VP, Global Enterprise & Channels, 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.


Alex Danyluk

Chief Strategy Officer, 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.


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.



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Jay Ryerse

Security Products CTO, 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.


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.


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


Wayne Landt

Director of Channel Sales, 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.



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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.


Manoj Nair

Chief Product Officer, 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.


DV Dronamraju

Managing Director, 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.


Ed Brooks

Director, Service Providers, 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.


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.


Bernard Herscovici

Founder & CEO, 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).


Gary Davis

Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, McAfee


Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he partners with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also provides security education to businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into actionable advice.He is a sought-after speaker on trends in digital security including the evolving threat landscape, privacy and securing the Internet of Things. He has presented at high profile conferences and events including Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress, South by Southwest, and the National Association of Broadcasters. He has also delivered digital security topics to major educational institutions including Harvard University and Columbia University.Gary has appeared on multiple business, security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine and several more.During his 9+ years at McAfee, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education.


Jonah Fink

President, 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.


Ken Adams

VP of Market Development, 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.


Dan Hoban

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, 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.


Ryan Walsh

Chief Channel Officer, 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.


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.


Eli Mann

CEO, Shield4UC


Eli oversees and directs Shield4UC strategic partnerships. As a CEO he enjoysworking with the team in front as well as supporting any efforts. Hismission is to bring out of the box solutions to the market.Shield redefines cyber security by introducing simple to use, easy tounderstand, innovative new technologies. Shields goal is to equip ourcustomers with advanced technologies allowing them to be their companysHeroes. That is why at Shield we say, You be the Hero. Weve got yourback! Eli in his spare time is also running FaxSIPit, a telecommunication company,which provides a full range of compliant messaging solutions. FaxSIPit workswith variety of service providers and has more than 300 resellers worldwide.Eli has decades of experience that includes the development & marketing ofproducts & services. Eli has managed growth for both start-ups andestablished organizations in public and private sectors, having managedteams of varying in sizes up to few hundred people in Europe, Israel as wellas Canada. Roles include: Product Development Manager, VP Support, VPFinance, Managing Director and CEO. Companies include: Indigo Europe(Nasdaq - INDG, acquired by HP), Nur Europe (Nasdaq - NURM, acquired by HP)and in Canada: NationalPlumbing.com and Intrusion Prevention Systems Inc.Eli holds a B.Sc. (Engineering, TLVU) and EMBA (Technion).


Maddy Martin

Head of Growth & Education, 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.


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.


Edward Dryer

Sr Technology Strategist, 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.


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.


Paula Bernier

Executive Editor, 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.


Rahul Vijay

Head of Tech Sourcing, 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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Robert Cooper

US Country Manager, 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.


Greg Campbell

Co-Founder & CTO, 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.


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.