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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.

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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.

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Bana Qashu

Director, Channel Sales, AVANT

AVANT

Bana Qashu is director of channel sales for AVANT, a leader in channel sales enablement, where she directs channel sales policies, objectives, and initiatives in the northeast. Bana actively works with both suppliers and channel sales professionals to enable them to excel in next generation IT sales across cloud, colocation and communication services, including: UCaaS, IaaS, SD-WAN, DRaaS, BaaS, DaaS, etc. At AVANT Bana grew the NEMA (Northeast MidAtlantic) region in record time, enabling the channel to embrace new technologies while pulling through legacy technologies.Bana has received the 2018 Alliance of Channel Women ACT award and been recognized by CRN as an influential women of the channel in 2018. Bana has over a decade of channel sales experience across multiple technology and service provider companies, including Mitel and Birch Communications before joining AVANT. Bana brings a different energy and skill set to the channel sales community as well as a strategic way of selling to both partners and end users that is focused on their overall business. Her philosophy balances personal development with career, family and community. Qashu is a also registered yoga teacher within the Yoga Alliance.

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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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Sam DeCubellis

Manager, Sales Engineering, ConnectWise

ConnectWise

Sam DeCubellis has been with ConnectWise for four years and is the Manager, of Sales Engineering. As the key technical resource and product advisor to executives, partners and prospects, Sam plays an integral part in actively driving the technology evaluation state of the sales process. He is a University of Florida and Stetson University College of Law graduate.

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Jennifer Bleam

Senior Security Sales Specialist, Continuum

Continuum

Jennifer Bleam is a veteran in the IT business arena, running the sales and marketing departments for a Washington, DC-based MSP for 7 years. Jennifer is a best-selling author and has spoken at countless industry events across the globe for companies like Technology Marketing Toolkit and CARVIR. She currently works as a Senior Security Sales Specialist for Continuum, protecting IT companies and their clients from today’s cyber threats.

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Ken Lienemann

Chief Revenue Officer, CoreDial

CoreDial

As chief revenue officer at CoreDial, Ken is responsible for leading channel recruitment initiatives as well as channel on-boarding, training, support, and success. With a deep background in marketing, sales, and service, Ken brings more than 20 years of experience to the position having previously worked for telecom and software companies ranging from start-ups and early stage IPOs to Fortune 500 enterprises. He has helped establish CoreDial as a leading provider of cloud communications services that drives channel success through a unique business model, empowering partners to deliver high-value, margin-rich communications solutions to more than 23,000 businesses with 320,000 seats nationwide. 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 company that specializes in managing voice, data, and wireless telecom expenses. Ken holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from West Virginia University.

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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

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Erik Day

VP & General Manager, North America Small Business, Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies

Erik Day has been at Dell (now Dell Technologies) for 18 years. During this tenure, Erik has held multiple sales, merchandising, operations and marketing leadership roles both domestically and internationally. As Vice President of Small Business, Erik’s goal is to advocate for small business across the US and Canada and ensure they are receiving the IT necessary to help their businesses grow and thrive. He believes that Small Business is the growth engine of the global economy and that technology will help them achieve their goals. Just this year, Erik developed and launched Dell’s new Small Business Advisor marketing campaign that focuses on how Dell can be a virtual IT advisor for your small business (https://youtu.be/Z16nZiVKd-c ). In May 2018, Erik graduated with his Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where he also received his Bachelors in 1994. Erik is an avid tennis player and a die-hard collegiate (SMU, UT Austin, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, Northwestern) and Chicago Based (Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs) sports fan. He is heavily involved in advocating for workplace equality globally for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgendered employees of all sized corporations. He is the Global Executive Chair of the PRIDE (LGBTAQ) Employee Resource Group at Dell Technologies and on the Board of Directors for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates this year. He has also served on the board of various other organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, AIDS Services of Austin, Nashville Cares and The Austin Tennis Club. He loves spending time at home in Austin or on Lake Michigan with his husband Craig and their 2 Samoyeds, Chester and Chase.

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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.

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Guy Cunningham

Vice President Channel Sales and Alliances, EventTracker, A Netsurion Company

EventTracker, A Netsurion Company

Guy Cunninghams career in the channel has been focused on building strong, sustainable businesses in partnership with solution providers servicing both enterprise and mid-market customers. His previous positions at Symantec, Veritas, and Sirius Computer Solutions have provided unique insight into both sides of the channel ecosystem - the vendor and the solution provider. This perspective has allowed Guy to build a flexible partner program focused on the unique needs of Resellers, Service Providers, and Sales Agents. At Netsurion, Guy is responsible for the companys fastest growing sales division, having helped grow channel sales by more than 500% over the last 12 months. The companys co-managed SIEM (EventTracker) and software defined branch orchestration (Connect SD-WAN) solutions are seeing consistent quarter-over-quarter growth in both the Reseller and Service Provider markets. Im very lucky to work for an organization that understands the channel and the tremendous value our partners bring to the table. Our continued investment in our channel sales team is a testament to how much we depend on the skills and the relationships our partners provide. Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions and Next-Gen Branch Orchestration Solutions are two very hot commodities. Netsurion is focused on the highly distributed Enterprise and SMB markets, and the IT providers that serve them. Our easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage solutions are offered at a price point that allows our partners to provide high-impact solutions, while reducing sales cycles and maintaining healthy margins.

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Sameer Padhye

Founder & CEO, FixStream

FixStream

Sameer is Founder and CEO of FixStream, Inc. Prior to FixStream he served in a variety of senior management roles at Cisco Systems Inc. for twenty years. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Service Provider Line of Business at Cisco. He also chaired the company’s strategy board in this area. Earlier he worked as Vice President of Service Provider Marketing, and was responsible for marketing Cisco Systems® products, services, and solutions to a worldwide base of service provider customers. At different points he was responsible for enterprise and service provider sales in different theaters including Vice President of Sales in the Cisco Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Japan and AsiaPac region. Currently he is based in Cupertino, California, where he is responsible for FixStream Inc.’s global operations. Sameer is an avid badminton player and early in his career worked as a commercial airline pilot.

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Arshad Khan

Manager, Solution Architecture & Software Integration, Fujitsu

Fujitsu

Arshad Khan is manager of solution architecture and software integration at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. His team is responsible for new service introductions, operationalizing new services, pre-sale support initiatives and working with customers to design custom software solutions.During his 19 year tenure at Fujitsu, Arshad has held several positions in product planning working with EMS, NFV, NMS, SDN controllers, MANO, SD-WAN and XaaS. He has more than 25 years of experience developing and supporting network optimization software and products. Arshad received his degree in computer science from the University of North Texas.

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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.

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Elizabeth Weddle

Director of Marketing, GoZone WiFi

GoZone WiFi

Elizabeth Weddle is the Director of Marketing for GoZone WiFi, a software company that offers marketing, analytics, and advertising platforms that transform guest WiFi networks into additional revenue streams for businesses. Inspired by beautiful branding, innovative technology and meaningful relationships, Elizabeth actively drives successful partnerships and awareness around GoZone’s products suite. Elizabeth is a strategic planner with a hands-on experience successfully introducing new products to emerging markets with a creative and tactical approach.

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Mark Mitchell

COO & Head of Alliances, HyperGrid

HyperGrid

Mark brings over 25 years of enterprise software, cloud, technology, operating, corporate/business development and partner experience. He has built valuable businesses in the US and globally in several C-level roles. He was co-founder of eMeter (acquired by Siemens) and held leadership roles at MetricStream, RiverMeadow, Serious, Intematix and Law.com. Early work goes back to Xebec, including original SCSI and hard drive controllers. His cardinal bearings are driving strategic insight through execution, ruthless operational prioritization, smart business model design, and deal-making expertise. In startups and late stage companies he’s driven major deals with Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Mark thrives on technology, is a named inventor on issued patents in the P2P secure communications space, and is a tenacious advocate of utility compute scale. Mark earned a Master’s in Business from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of the Pacific.

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Dr. Ben Amaba

Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for Industrial Sector, Watson & Cloud Platform, IBM

IBM

Dr. Ben Amaba holds a PhD. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, a M.B.A./M.S. degree in Engineering and Operations, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Amaba is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer in several states with International Registry; certified in Production, Operations, and Inventory Management by APICS ®; LEED® Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design); and certified in Corporate Strategy by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is responsible for industrial manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics solutions. Dr. Amaba is the Chief Innovation Officer for the Industrial Sector – North America for the IBM Watson and Cloud Division. Dr. Amaba’s focus and interest is in artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), software engineering, data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technology.Dr. Amaba holds a copyright for Process Activity Flow Framework®, the foundation for IBM’s Business Driven Development framework for requirements, design, architecture, simulation, and application development techniques. Dr. Amaba has been a keynote in major professional and industry conferences around the world for the past 30 years, is prominently featured in “Giving 2.0,” by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen with Stanford Business School, which details contributions to bolster and promote STEM education and careers, and is an Alexis de Tocqueville Society/United Way Member, which recognizes local philanthropic leaders. Dr. Amaba holds positions as Industry Council Advisor to Project Production Institute, Board of Director of Whoop Wireless Corporation, UCX Corporation, and RANCS Group LLC, Executive Board Member of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) and Editorial Board Member to IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) IT Professionals, Founding member to the Institute of Advanced Systems Engineering, Founding member to the Center of Advanced Supply Chain Management, Editorial Board of The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal, and Executive Advisory Board Member to the University of Miami, University of Houston, and University of Central Florida.

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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.

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Ed Brooks

Director, Service Providers, IR

IR

Ed joined IR in 2011 is responsible for leading the Service Provider practice and managing strategic relationships with several Service Provider partners. Ed has over 18 years of experience in the cloud, managed services and telecommunications market, with specific focus on the Service Assurance and Analytics/Data Science technology domains.

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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.

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Derek South

SVP, Sales, KodaCloud

KodaCloud

Derek South is SVP Sales for KodaCloud and member of the executive Leadership team. Derek has over 35 years’ experience in high tech sales primarily with early stage startups. For the past ten years he has been focused in the WiFi arena including Ruckus Wireless, BelAir Networks which was acquired by Ericsson, and now KodaCloud where he leads the Sales team. Earlier in Mr. South’s career he was part of Ready System an innovator in real time software where he built out a global sales team and channel. Derek began his career in the trenches as a field application engineer at Motorola and then later entered Sales working for Intel. He holds a BSEE from the University of Virginia.

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Gary Davis

Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, McAfee

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.

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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.

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Dave George

Sr. Vice President & General Manager, netsapiens

netsapiens

Dave brings over two decades of leadership and enterprise management experience to netsapiens. Client acquisition and mutually beneficial relationships, as well as values-based leadership and team development have been a consistent factor in all of Dave’s professional endeavors. Dave has founded several successful companies, all of which enjoyed significant growth and success with him at the helm. For much of the new millennium, Dave managed the family ILEC, Ironton Telephone, and its CLEC, Service Electric Telephone. Under Dave’s leadership, the ILEC and CLEC quickly evolved from being a small rural telco to one of the fastest growing privately owned telecommunications companies in Pennsylvania. In 2010, seeing the evolution of land based telecom and the shift from premise to cloud services, Dave, as Chairman of the Board, founded Ironton Global, an ITSP, to offer next generation SIP and Hosted IP-PBX services. At the same time, Dave also founded Telzy, a business based on the deployment of a multi-lingual mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to deliver affordable international calling to over 180 countries around the world. Then in 2011, seeing a need to redefine and improve the sales consultative process for Enterprise and SMB Cloud Communications and Computing, Dave, as CEO, co-founded GreenStar Solutions, creating a business that was geared for the next evolution in Cloud and the continual improvement in the client experience. Today, Dave proudly serves the netsapiens leadership and staff in fostering an energetic and collaborative culture, designed to create purpose for all within the company and an open ecosystem for our clients, thus enhancing the customer experience and increasing the netsapiens value proposition. Outside of work, Dave serves on several telecommunications advisory boards. He also enjoys teaching Jujutsu and Aikido, sailing, scuba diving, freediving, the Lower Florida Keys and traveling with his girlfriend Michelle and their three children Corey, Megan and Tyler.

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Terry Melnik

Director of PSA, SRP, OpenAir Solutions, Netsuite

Netsuite

Terry Melnik is the director of NetSuite’s Professional Services Automation (PSA) solutions, Services Resource Planning (SRP) and OpenAir. He joined NetSuite in 2014 to drive awareness and adoption of NetSuite’s solution globally. With over 15 years of experience, Melnik has been in the software industry in executive leadership roles in professional services, product management and business strategy, as well as with several highly respected management consulting firms. He holds an MBA from Boston College.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Michael Slater

Technical Solutions Manager, Cloud PBX, SherWeb

SherWeb

Michael is dedicated to helping channel partners and customers accelerate their business with SherWeb’s Cloud PBX line of products, and is an expert on anything related to VoIP. With nearly 10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, he has worked with thousands of channel partners across Canada, USA and South America.

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Eli Mann

CEO, Shield4UC

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gene Villeneuve

Senior VP, Tehama

Tehama

Gene is a seasoned IT leader with more than two decades of experience. He is passionate about helping customers and partners adopt technology for better business outcomes. At Pythian, he directs the strategy, operations and market growth of the Tehama cloud-based platform. Gene also sits on the board for the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) Cyber Council. Before Pythian, Gene held several executive positions at IBM, most recently as Worldwide Director of Lab Services for Financial Crimes Insight Solutions in the Watson Financial Services Solutions division. He has also held European and Global executive roles at IBM, Cognos, SAP (Business Objects) and OLAP@Work. Gene is recognized as a visionary thought leader and is a sought-after speaker for both client and industry events. Gene has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.When not working, Gene is an athlete dad who rides his bike or runs while waiting for his daughters during multiple ballet classes per week.

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Paul Azad

Director & Enterprise Architect, This Solution

This Solution

Paul is the director and enterprise architect of This Solution. Paul combines out of the box thinking, thought leadership and a long career in IT to deliver best practice outcomes for clients. Energetic, likeable and smarter than 10 techies lined up end-to-end, Paul is the resident mad professor at This Solution; always tinkering with something new and exciting beneath his NASA-like screen array. He is the visionary engine that drives This Solution and is responsible for many of the bleeding edge innovations that have allowed clients to push their businesses forward.

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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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Nathan Svec

Sales Engineer, Webroot

Webroot

Nathan is a 10-year veteran of the I.T. industry. He joined Webroot in November of 2016 supporting the SMB Channel Team for the East region as well as RMMs Ninja and Continuum. Before Webroot, Nathan worked at an MSP supporting 4,000 users and acted as the I.T. Director for a landscape and construction company supporting 10,000 users in 30 locations.

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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

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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Paula Bernier (Moderator)

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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