Acronis #CyberFit Summit
World Tour 2021
Helping MSPs Lead the Way in Cyber Protection
December 8-9, 2021
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Learn how you can leverage cyber protection, integration, and automation to scale your MSP business and increase profits

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Schaffhausen

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Result-focused sessions for MSPs

Automation and delivery: Driving profits and growth for modern MSP businesses

Case studies of successful, profitable, and scaling MSPs and MSSPs

Disaster recovery: essential for modern cyberthreat mitigation and regulations

Growing and protecting clients with cybersecurity-forward services

Lowering client risk and incidents when 94% of attacks arrive via email

Better endpoint protection: An MSP’s tale of cyber protection

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Connect with the best! Enhance your MSP business’ cyber protection capabilities with advice from the top channel, cybersecurity, and industry experts.
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Patrick Pulvermueller
Chief Executive Officer, Acronis
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Patrick Pulvermueller

Cloud software and hosting industry veteran, Patrick brings over 20 years of experience in technical, management, and leadership roles in which he continuously brought innovation and global growth to brands.

Patrick joins Acronis from GoDaddy, where he most recently served as President of the Partner Business. In that role, he led the company’s strategic expansion of its Hosting, Productivity, and Security services through resellers and agency partners. Combining that experience with his product development expertise, Patrick is an expert in developing successful, cloud-based go-to-market strategies, particularly through service providers, resale channels, and strategic alliances.

Previously Patrick held executive leadership roles as CEO of Host Europe GmbH and Group CEO of Host Europe Group (HEG), where he served as Group COO – having grown HEG from a small business to one that sold for $1.8 billion. He earned his MBA from The Open University in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Alexis Ohanian
Co-Founder of Reddit and Founder of Venture Fund 776
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Alexis Ohanian

Tech founder and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian embraces disruption, beginning with his Wa­ffle House epiphany that becoming an attorney was not his destiny to co-founding Reddit in his UVA dorm and launching the venture upon graduation. Ultimately selling the iconic company for millions, Ohanian’s entrepreneurial journey is a business school case study and playbook for founders.

Reddit.com has become one of the largest websites in the US. It was initially funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and sold to Conde Nast in 2006. Ohanian returned as executive chairman in 2014 to help lead the turnaround of the now independent company. Without Their Permission, his national bestseller chronicles much of the story.

In 2016 Ohanian left to co-found Initialized Capital—a seed-stage venture fund with over $770M under management and a portfolio with $100B in market value, which invested in companies like Instacart and Coinbase. In addition to starting Reddit.com, he has also been instrumental in other successful online ventures, including HipMunk and BreadPig. He’s invested in and advised over two hundred tech startups and was a partner at Y Combinator.

In June of 2020, in protest and solidarity with the national outcry for social justice, Ohanian stepped down from his seat on Reddit’s Board of Directors and urged his company to seat a Black candidate in his place.

With his passion for inclusion and a fervent commitment to Founders, Ohanian left Initialized Capital to establish the venture firm, Seven Seven Six, which recently closed its first fund with $150M. Focused on people, culture, and community, Seven Seven Six places humanity at its core. The firms’ limited partnership structure has DEI in its design, comprising 50% women and15% Black or indigenous limited partners. The firm offers the Founders in its portfolio an unprecedented Growth and Caregiving Commitment through an additional 2% of investment – set aside and dedicated to the life needs of Founders to encourage a balanced lifestyle including childcare, eldercare, or personal development. The innovation does not stop there. Through an open application process (not traditional for the VC world), Seven Seven Six has designed an Operator in Residence program to deliver optimum value to its Founders through access to cutting edge Operators. A first of its kind, the program promises to infuse VC with even greater diversity.

Ohanian is an advocate for the open internet, STEM education, and paid family leave. He has lobbied on Capitol Hill and penned a New York Times op-ed, Paternity Leave Was Crucial After The Birth of My Child, and Every Father Deserves It. Ohanian launched the Business Dad podcast, where he interviews fellow fathers about what it means to be a dad in today’s world and how they balance their careers and families. He is also the lead founding investor in the LA-based professional women’s soccer team, Angel City Football Club.

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Chris Voss
Bestselling Author of “Never Split the Difference”, Former FBI Lead Hostage Negotiator, CEO Black Swan Group
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Chris Voss

Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller “Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It,” which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. A 24-year veteran of the FBI, Chris retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator. Drawing on his experience in high-stakes negotiations, his company specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Their negotiation methodology focuses on discovering the “Black Swans,” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems.

Chris has been featured in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, The Washington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, Squawk Box, CNN, ABC News and more.

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SB (Serguei Beloussov)
Chief Research Officer and Founder, Acronis
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SB (Serguei Beloussov)

SB is the founder of Acronis, currently serving as the company’s Chairman and Chief Research Officer. Prior to this role, SB served as Acronis’ Chief Executive Officer from 2013-2021. SB was also Acronis’ first Chairman of the Board from 2003-2007 and again from 2019 to present-day.

Before founding Acronis, SB served as Parallels’ CEO until 2011, a company that operates as a global leader in virtualization and automation software. SB still provides leadership to Parallels today as the company’s Executive Chairman. SB is also the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Acumatica, and a Senior Partner at Runa Capital, a global technology-focused venture capital firm he co-founded with university colleagues in 2010.

As of July 1, 2021, SB has stepped down as CEO of Acronis so he can better lead the company’s technology and research strategy as Chief Research Officer. SB’s role now includes a larger focus on overseeing and directing the company’s advanced technologies, as well as its university relations program – including the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) in Switzerland, which he co-founded in 2019.

SB sits on the Governing Board of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. He holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. (Hons) in Physics and Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIPT.

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Pablo Zabaleta
Man City Football Club
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Pablo Zabaleta

Born in Buenos Aires, Zabaleta played for Obras Sanitarias in his youth, before joining San Lorenzo. In January 2003, he was promoted to their first team and played there for two years. In 2005 he made the move to Europe after signing for Espanyol, where he made 102 appearances for the Spanish club and scored three goals.

In 2008 Zabaleta signed for Manchester City under manager Mark Hughes, joining in the summer transfer window alongside players such as Vincent Kompany, Robinho and Shaun Wright-Phillips. He made his debut on 18September versus Omonia Nikosia in the UEFA Cup. City came away from the first leg with a 2-1 victory; Zabaleta contributing to his first game with an assist to help secure the win.

During his time at Manchester City Zabaleta made 333 appearances, scored 11 goals and won five major honours. In 2011, under manager Roberto Mancini, City lifted the FA Cup after beating Stoke City 1-0 in the 130th final of the competition, ending the Club’s 35-year wait for a trophy.

In 2012 Zabaleta played in the last game of the season versus QPR, a match which Manchester City needed to win to secure the Premier League title. Zabaleta scored City’s first goal but the team was 2-1 down going into stoppage time. Edin Dzeko equalised in the 91st minute with Sergio Aguero scoring again in the 93rd minute to finish the season on top of the Premier League on goal difference and win the title for the first time in 44 years.

After winning the Premier League in 2012, Manchester City faced Chelsea in the Community Shield that summer, played at Villa Park. City won 3-2 thanks to goals from Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri. In 2014, Zabaleta again helped Manchester City win the Premier League title, with the League Cup also adding to that season’s achievements.

In 2017, Manchester City gave Zabaleta an emotional send-off at the Etihad Stadium as he left the Club to join West Ham United. He spent two seasons at the London Stadium before announcing his retirement.

Zabaleta continues to work in football as a studio guest for Sky Sports and represents Manchester City at commercial events and Club activities.

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Brooke Baldwin
Author and Former CNN Anchor
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Brooke Baldwin

During her time at CNN, Baldwin was often sent into the field to cover the biggest breaking stories in the US and around the world. She has covered everything from natural disasters, mass shootings, and terror attacks. Brooke had the privilege of meeting Presidents and interviewing former first ladies, members of Congress, scientists, teachers, nurses, astronauts, actors, activists, rock stars and ordinary Americans in extraordinary circumstances – from surviving mass shootings to hurricanes to COVID-19. She also anchored extensive coverage of the Obama and Trump administrations and has also reported on stories from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. (Ask her what it’s like to be catapulted o‑ an aircraft carrier.)

Since her show aired in the middle of the afternoon when news tends to break, she was often live on camera experiencing historic moments in real time along with the rest of the nation. In her last few years at CNN, Baldwin created and hosted her own CNN Digital series American Woman where she shined a light on trailblazing women in politics and pop culture.

Prior to joining CNN in 2008, Baldwin worked at local TV stations in Washington DC, Charleston-Huntington, WV and Charlottesville, VA. She earned a double bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Baldwin now makes her home in New York. She is dedicated to huddling, meditating, working out, traveling (in normal times!), hiking, reading, and hanging with her family, which includes her husband James and their pug, Pugsley.

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Pierre Garçon
Legend, Washington Football Team
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Pierre Garçon

Pierre Andre Garçon played wide receiver for 10 seasons in the NFL. Before being drafted, Garçon began his college football career at Norwich University in Northfield Vermont. He finished his freshman year in 2004 with 44 receptions for 1,017 yards and 13 total touchdowns. After a year at Norwich University, Garçon transferred to the University of Mount Union. While at Mount Union Garçon was named to the all-conference second-team as a sophomore and received all conference first-team honors as a junior and senior in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Also, in his junior and senior season, Garçon received the Ed Sherman Award as the nation’s best wide receiver.

Garçon was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft. In his second season Garçon became one of the Colts featured receivers, he finished the 2009 season with 47 receptions for 765 yards and four touchdowns. Garçon scored six touchdowns in each of the next two seasons, and he compiled over 940 yards in 2011, which was his final season in Indianapolis.

Garçon signed a five-year deal with the Washington in 2012. After an injury plagued 2012 campaign, in 2013 Garçon emerged as one of the league’s top wideouts. He finished the season with 1,376 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns, and a new franchise record 113 receptions. In his next three seasons with Washington Garçon averaged 73 catches, 867 yards, and 4 touchdowns per year. Garçon also achieved an outstanding milestone in Washington by hauling in his 500th career reception in 2016.

After a successful five-year stint in Washington, Garçon played his final two NFL seasons for the San Francisco 49ers. Pierre Garçon finished his NFL career with 628 receptions, 7,854 receiving yards, and 38 touchdowns. He still holds the Washington Football Team franchise record with 113 single season receptions.

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Svetlana Sorokina
Managing Director, Switzerland, Ingram Micro
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Svetlana Sorokina

Svetlana has over 25 years of IT and Telecom experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and General Management.

She started her career in Telecom industry in 1996 in Comstar Telecommunications in Moscow, Russia. In 1997 Svetlana relocated to Dubai and in 1999 started working in Aptec, a leading IT Distributor in META. Svetlana has built and successfully developed a Mobility Business Unit in Aptec, after which in 2008 she started her career in the IT division in the same company as Marketing Manager Gulf and then Marketing Director META.

In 2012 Aptec Holdings was acquired by the global distribution giant Ingram Micro Inc. Svetlana was a member of Ingram Micro Executive team of META region until her appointment as a Managing Director Ingram Micro Switzerland in June 2020. Svetlana relocated to Switzerland with her family in August 2020.

Svetlana Sorokina holds an MA in Arabic language and literature from Moscow State University and an MBA from American University in Dubai.

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George Russell
Driver, Williams F1 Racing Team
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George Russell

George’s passion and love for motorsport started on the karting track in 2006. He had a talent from a young age and went on to win the MSA British Cadet Championship and the British Open in 2009. George graduated to single seaters in 2014 and in his first year of car racing, won the BRDC Formula 4 Championship and the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

In 2015, George stepped up to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship for two seasons. Driving a car powered by the Mercedes-AMG Formula 3 engine, George finished the 2016 season in third position, after two victories and ten podium appearances.

In 2017, George switched to Formula One’s support series, GP3, and won the championship in his rookie year with two races to spare. George achieved further success that year when he was signed to the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Programme.

In 2018, George made the step up to the FIA Formula 2 Championship with ART Grand Prix whilst taking the role of Reserve Driver for Mercedes.

George made his Formula One debut with Williams Racing as official Race Driver in 2019 and will start his third season with the team for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Career Highlights

2021      Race Driver for Williams Racing

2020      Race Driver for Williams Racing, 18th overall: 0 wins, 0 podiums

2019      Race Driver for Williams Racing, 20th overall: 0 wins, 0 podiums

2018      Reserve Driver, Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

2018      FIA Formula 2 Championship, 1st overall: 6 wins, 10 podiums

2017      GP3 Series, 1st overall: 4 wins, 7 podiums

2016      FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 3rd overall: 2 wins, 9 podiums

2016      Macau Grand Prix, 5th overall

2016      Junior Programme, Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

2015      FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 6th overall: 1 win, 4 podiums

2015      Masters of Formula 3, 2nd overall

2014      BRDC Formula 4 Championship, 1st overall: 6 wins, 13 podiums

2008-2012          Karting: multiple title winner

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Amy Luby
Chief Channel Evangelist, Acronis
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Amy Luby

Amy is an IT Channel Evangelist at Acronis. Amy brings a track record of success to Acronis as a successful leader and entrepreneur in the IT Services Channel, with an extensive record of achievement in Channel Sales program development and recruiting IT solution providers. She has strong technical expertise and domain knowledge in the rapidly evolving global managed, cloud and security services marketplace and a proven track record in creating profitable managed and cloud product portfolios, developing profitable Channel sales operations, increasing revenue quickly, and exploiting untapped market opportunities. Amy is founder and moderator of the global SMB Managed Services Community with 3000 active global SMB MSP reseller members. Amy is also a proven entrepreneur and pioneer in the IT services industry having founded and built one of the first Managed Services Providers (MSPs) in the country and then expanded that into one of the first Master MSPs, defining that business model in the process.

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Candid Wüest
VP of Cyber Protection Research, Acronis
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Candid Wüest

Candid Wüest is the VP of Cyber Protection Research at Acronis, the Swiss-Singaporean cyber protection company, where he researches on new threat trends and comprehensive protection methods.

Previously he worked for more than sixteen years as the tech lead for Symantec’s global security response team. Wüest has published a book, various whitepapers and has been featured as a security expert in top-tier media outlets. He is a frequent speaker at security-related conferences including RSAC and AREA41. Wüest is an advisor for the Swiss federal government on cyber risks.
He learned coding and the English language on a Commodore 64. He holds a master of computer science from the ETH Zurich and various certifications and patents.

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Erick Simpson
MSP Expert, Thought Leader and Influence, and Creator of the MSP Mastered® Business Methodology
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Erick Simpson

Erick Simpson is one of the most sought-after technology business and channel improvement and transformation experts in the IT industry.

He is a strategic technology business and IT channel transformation specialist experienced in providing planning, guidance, assessments, and critical feedback to make smart decisions in building or improving technology businesses and IT channel programs and their performance. Erick has authored over 50 business improvement white papers and best practice guides and four best-selling books, and is recognized as one of the top influencers and thought leaders in the IT industry.

Leveraging over three decades of experience, Erick has served as an Enterprise CIO, VAR, MSP, Vendor, Educator, Advisor, Speaker, Consultant and Advocate for his clients. He is highly sought-after as one of the leading Security, Cloud, and Managed Services business improvement and transformation experts in the industry and has worked with dozens of MSPs and Vendor clients on both the buy and sell-side of the M&A process. He Co-Founded, developed, and sold one of the first “Pure Play” MSPs in the industry, and co-founded MSP University. He is the creator of the MSP Mastered® Methodology for Managed Services business performance improvement and the Vendor Channel Maturity Level Index™ that identifies Vendor and Channel Program maturation for strategic growth.

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Phil Goodwin
Research Vice President, IDC
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Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin is a Research Director within IDC’s Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, covering research on data management. Mr. Goodwin provides detailed insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology adoption. He is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research with a specific focus on cloud-based and on-premises Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Data Availability. Mr. Goodwin takes a holistic view of these markets, and covers risk analysis, service level requirements and cost/benefit calculations in his research.

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Rayanne Buchianico
Owner, ABC Solutions, LLC
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Rayanne Buchianico

Rayanne Buchianico, EA is the owner of ABC Solutions, LLC in Clearwater, Florida providing complete accounting, business, and tax consulting services to IT Professionals in the United States and abroad. She is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor in QuickBooks Desktop and Online versions and offers courses and blogs tips on QuickBooks regularly. She holds a degree in Accounting and is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

Rayanne is also a partner with Sell My MSP. A listing service helping buyers and sellers of IT firms find each other. With expertise in managed service providers, Sell My MSP provides unique guidance through the merger/acquisition process including business valuation services.

Her commitment to her profession takes her out of the office, too. Rayanne currently sits on the Member Advisory Board for The ASCII Group and a former member of the Executive Council for Advancing Women in IT at CompTIA. She teaches finance courses through Bigger Brains and Great Little Seminar to help IT Professionals understand their business finances and make appropriate management decisions. Rayanne also provides information through social media such as the PSA Impact Podcast series, YouTube Channel, and publishing articles through various IT Channel periodicals.

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Nick Grebennikoff
Chief Development Officer, Acronis
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Nick Grebennikoff

Nikolay Grebennikov is a well-known information technology leader with extensive practical experience in both operational and strategic management.

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Pat Hurley
Vice President & General Manager, Americas at Acronis
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Pat Hurley

Top performing Sales executive with experience building and growing Enterprise, SMB and Public Sector software sales teams. Proven leader with experience hiring and cultivating successful sales representatives, developing internal processes, analyzing tends and driving accountability across an organization consisting of inside & outside sales professionals. Persuasive communicator with excellent analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills.

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Petra Wildemann
Partner, SAV, DAV, IFoA (Affiliate), Dorigo AG HR Services
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Petra Wildemann

As a Partner at Dorigo AG HR Services, Petra supports clients in the industries of insurance, technology and risk management by recruiting top talent for key positions, particularly in the areas of cyber risk, cyber security, actuarial services and claims management. Petra is a recognized
expert in all of these fields with extensive high-level experience and a deep, broad network. Petra is also the chair (and founder) of the Swiss Cyber Think Tank (SCTT), numbering more than 180 members, hosted by a variety of major companies, since SCTT’s founding in 2015.

She is a frequent event speaker at the SOA, IFoA, AAE, Risk!N, and InsurTech and have published articles on actuarial and technical topics, including White Papers written with Denny Wan (Chair of the Open Group FAIR Sydney Chapter) of Macquarie University (Australia) on cyber pricing models and Fei Zhang (Head of Blockchain at Allianz Group) on the Future Model of Insurance. She also frequently serves as a panel member for conferences on actuarial and technical topics, in particular, cyber and pandemic risks.

Previously, with Metabiota, she served governments and insurers across the world by helping them with the vetting of risk models for epidemic and pandemic risks for L&H and livestock coverages.

Prior to that, as Executive Director for the Insurance Industry at Hewlett Packard, developed IT architectures and implemented Telematics and Pay-as-you-drive solutions. As an Associate Partner at IBM, Petra served the insurance industry in Europe and Asia with product design and technical solutions in emerging markets. Earlier, she worked for Accenture for nine years, first as a consultant and then Managing Director, serving the European insurance industry.

Her extensive experience in the field of actuarial science includes a stint as Global Director at SunGard, where she led the Actuarial teams in Europe and Asia. At Pro Insurance Services and at FTI, she led actuarial and forensic investigations over a wide range of topics, including money laundering, international capital reserve needs, fraud and suicide claims, compliance issues for insurance industry start-ups, and due diligence reviews. She worked as an actuary in the U.S. for US Fidelity & Guaranty and then Aetna. She is a licensed actuary of the Swiss and German actuarial societies and an affiliate of the British actuarial society, earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Münster and have done post-graduate research at the University of Maryland.

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Jay McBain
Principal Analyst, Forrester
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Jay McBain

Jay leads Forrester’s research and advisory for global channels, alliances, and partnerships. He focuses on B2B marketing in the age of the customer; understanding and navigating the complexity of multiple routes to market; ensuring contextual and relevant content to accelerate the indirect sales process; and describing the technology infrastructure to build and support channel relationships.

His background is in channel leadership, sales, marketing, and operations, with a specific emphasis on indirect sales strategy/execution, covering multiple industries, segments, and underlying technologies. Jay is renowned for his industry thought leadership and expertise in partner recruitment, development, and acceleration through effective partner coverage, enablement, communication, and incentives. He is an expert in building and leveraging channel communities and one of the global leaders in social media, partner marketing automation, and other indirect growth strategies.

Jay provides research, advisory, and consulting to companies ranging from Fortune 100 vendors to startups on the entire scope of their channel and alliance strategies. He is a contributing author and has been cited in numerous channel media publications, including Channel Reseller News (CRN), ChannelPro, ChannelE2E, The VAR Guy, MSPMentor, Channelnomics, Computer Dealer News (CDN), Australia Reseller News (ARN), eChannelNews, Business Solutions Magazine, ChannelLine, ChannelInsider, SearchITChannel, Redmond Channel Magazine, Vertical Systems Reseller, Channel Buzz, and SMB Nation. He also maintains a popular blog on channel trends.

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Ana Maria Montero
International Broadcast Journalist
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Ana Maria Montero

Ana Maria Montero (AM) is an international TV, radio and print journalist with 20 years of experience who grew up professionally within the CNN family – from intern to anchor desk – working for CNN International, CNN Español, CNN domestic and HLN, in English and Spanish.

During this time, she hosted ‘Escenario’, a Los Angeles-based daily entertainment news show focused on all things arts and entertainment: Hollywood, premieres, celebrity interviews, set visits, film festivals, concerts, etc., including live coverage of the Academy Awards®, Grammys® and other high-profile events around the globe for CNN and TNT. She rounded out her experience as a live news correspondent working out of the Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City Bureaus.

In 2017 AM traded red carpets for stock markets and joined the CNNMoney Switzerland team as an anchor for their flagship business and finance show, The Swiss Pulse. She also became host of the long-format interview show, The Newsmaker, as well as Tech Talk, a show about all things tech, with a focus on sustainability, the Swiss start-up scene and women in tech, covering such international events like CES Las Vegas and Viva Tech in Paris.

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Jan-Jaap Jager
Board Advisor, Acronis Revenue Officer
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Jan-Jaap Jager

As a board advisor and Chief Revenue Officer, Jan-Jaap Jager brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Previously, he was CEO of the Intergenia Group, one of the largest hosting companies in Europe. Jan-Jaap has extensive experience in developing and growing emerging markets. In 2006, he joined SWsoft, now known as Parallels, and build a whole new region from scratch that contributed substantially to Parallels’ revenue. Prior to joining Parallels, Jan-Jaap was a pioneer within Microsoft Germany, where he led the development and execution of the Microsoft hosting strategy. Jan-Jaap holds a BA in International Economics and Management from Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, The Netherlands, as well as an advanced degree from the University of Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany.

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Tara-Jane Sloane
VP Sales, Teknov8 Distribution
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Tara-Jane Sloane

What’s my motivation? I am passionate about creating environments of high performing individuals. From taking channels that have become stagnant, or individuals that have lost their way, my passion remains constant. Driving positive change to see results thrive. Whilst not from an IT background, my 34-year career in sales and sales operations, with the last 23 years at a senior executive level have provided me with a vast knowledge of how other industries grow and develop. Not having an institutionalised view of how the sector works means it’s easier to challenge the status quo which keeps our company evolving.
Spanning B2B, B2C, FMCG, retail and commercial market sectors, my focus has always been on building customer loyalty through Service and Sales methodologies that ensure the customer is always front and centre of all business objectives. Retaining this principal means we maintain healthy, loyal relationships with our Partners.

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Dave Sobel
Host, The Business Of Tech Podcast
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Dave Sobel

Dave is regarded as a leading expert in the delivery of technology services, with broad experience in both technology and business.    He owned and operated an IT Solution Provider and MSP for over a decade, both acquiring other organizations and eventually being acquired.  This firm was a winner of multiple awards, including Kaseya’s Cutting Edge and ConnectWise’s Best New Idea, as well as being a finalist for Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner of the Year in the Small Business Specialist category.    After his MSP experience, he has worked for multiple vendors at such companies as Level Platforms, GFI, LogicNow, and Solarwinds, leading community, event, marketing, and product strategies, as well as several M&A activities.

As a technologist, Dave is the host of the podcast “The Business of Tech” and co-host of the podcast “Killing IT”, and authored the book Virtualization: Defined. He was named a CRN Channel Chief multiple times, to the CRN UK A-List, as a Channel Futures Circle of Excellence winner, to Channel Pro’s 20/20 Visionaries, and has been an MSPmentor 250 member for multiple years  Dave has been recognized as one of the top virtualization experts globally as a Microsoft MVP for Virtualization.  Dave has served on the executive council for Managed Services and Emerging Technologies, the Vendor Advisory Council, as founding Chair for the Mobility Community for CompTIA.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary. He is a dynamic voice within the IT community, a former member and facilitator for Heartland Technology Groups and passionate about collaborating with clients and peers on utilizing technology to advance organizations.    He lives just outside Washington DC with his wife and two cats.   His interests include travel and food, cheering the Washington Nationals and Capitals, smoking barbeque, enjoying craft beers, and collecting and playing retro and modern video games among others.

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Jamison West
Strategic Coach, ConnectStrat
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Jamison West

Jamison has been a serial entrepreneur for 25 years. He built Arterian (formerly JWCS), an MSP that he grew from a 1 man shop to 40 staff through both organic growth and the acquisition of 4 other IT Services companies.

He went on to Co-Found 3 SaaS companies including Teamatics, SmileBack, and TimeZest and currently serves as a fractional CEO for SmileBack and Chairman of TimeZest. He enjoys his role as a Strategic Coach and Consultant for several clients in the US.

His background includes:

  • Founding and operating companies in the SaaS and IT Services space

  • Participating in and moderating professional peer groups (HTG and EO)

  • Coaching and Consulting for organizations in the SaaS and IT Services verticals

  • Speaking on a range of topics from Cloud to M&A to People

  • Former EOS® Implementer

Jamison currently lives in Las Vegas, NV and travels constantly. 

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Devon Stephens
Director of Sales Engineering, Net3 Technology, Inc.
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Devon Stephens

Devon Stephens is Director of Sales Engineering at Net3 Technology, a leading cloud service provider and platinum Acronis partner. 

Devon has designed and implemented robust and secure data protection strategies for over the past decade.  He is a proven data protection specialist in both the public and private sector.

From initial contact with the customer, Devon dives into each business environment to understand the current technical requirements and what each business needs to achieve with data protection and endpoint security.

Currently, Devon’s mission is to provide solutions that help shrinking IT departments maintain operational and informational security while keeping additional workloads to a minimum.

When he isn’t up to his elbows in tech specs and data protection, Devon runs off-road rallies and navigational challenges with his wife and twin boys. (The joke in the office is that he’s so dedicated to backup, he had twins).

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Ed Amoroso, Dr.
Chief Executive Officer, TAG Cyber LLC
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Ed Amoroso, Dr.

Dr. Ed Amoroso is currently Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global research and advisory company that supports enterprise cyber security teams and commercial security vendors around the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016.

Ed has served as Research Professor at the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU since 2017. He has also been Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology for the past thirty years, where he has introduced nearly two thousand graduate students to the topic of information security. Ed also serves the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University as a senior advisor. He is author of six books on cyber security and dozens of major research and technical papers and articles in peer-reviewed and major publications.

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Oleg Melnikov
Chief Technology Officer, Acronis
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Oleg Melnikov

Oleg is the technology leader at Acronis, and ambassador to our internal and external communities. He drives Acronis’ strategic technology projects with the primary responsibility of designing and implementing a companywide Innovation Policy, which includes intellectual property development, reactive and proactive IP protection, portfolio design, product development guidelines, and processes for effective intellectual property protection.

Within the last three years, Oleg heads and drives several important Divisions within Acronis:

  • Acronis Cyber Systems Team; responsible for: Acronis Cyber Systems projects (SalesForce, BSS/OSS/ERP, End-Customer/Partner LifeCycle, Billling Operations);
  • Design Team; responsible for: Product Design (Backup & Security, Storage & Virtualization, Consumer, UX Research, User management & Monitoring, – Digital Design, Brand and Print Design);
  • Product Management Team, responsible for: All product management for our products + All product management for our Platform and integrations with other products;

Oleg is leading some special projects and productive partnerships with key technology partners and evangelizing to strategic customers. Other responsibilities include managing Acronis IP and ensuring the harmony among product roadmaps.

Best known as a co-founder of Parallels (aka Odin, SWsoft), Oleg has led cross-cultural teams for over 20 years and enjoyed a fantastic track record of designing, architecting, building and supporting Odin Automation. Oleg holds a Master of Science Degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in Computer Science and a Bachelor Degree in Radiophysics from the same school.

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Peter French
Acronis GM Middle East & Africa
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Peter French

A technologist, entrepreneur and tinkerer at heart, Peter comfortably inhabits both the technology and business worlds. As a senior leader in the backup and cyber protection industry, his success rests on his ability to grow an ecosystem based on meaningful, long-term relationships.

A problem-solver who thrives under high pressure, Peter is passionate about using technology creatively to keep us connected, improve systems and the way we do things. He is an accomplished speaker and technology thought leader, equally comfortable diving deep into the technology, discussing the latest business trends, or unpacking complex concepts for a non-technical audience.

Peter is also a certified Level 2 CrossFit coach and the former owner of a CrossFit box. If you can’t find him at work or relaxing with his family, he’s probably at the box, slogging away at a gruelling WOD.

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Ronan McCurtin
VP Europe, Israel and Turkey, Acronis
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Ronan McCurtin

Ronan McCurtin is the Vice President for Europe, Israel and Turkey at Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection solutions.

With more than 20 years of experience in the international IT and software industry, Ronan brings extensive experience in this segment, where he has successfully led multiple teams.

He is highly qualified and experienced in developing and improving channel business and customer relationships to create efficient distribution channels and partnerships. These efforts include working with resellers and managed service providers.

Keeping Acronis MSP partners #CyberFit

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in my ticket as an onsite attendee?

There is one level of admission for this event. With your ticket, you can attend any of the Summit’s sessions and workshops, access the expo hall, participate in all of the planned training and certification programs, and join other attendees at the Happy Hour and other special events.

What is included in my ticket as a virtual attendee?

As a virtual attendee, you can join your community of peers and see all of our live streaming sessions, book meetings with Acronis and our sponsors, participate in our virtual training and certification programs, and take part in deep-dive conversations on today’s most relevant cyber protection topics.

Who should attend this conference?

The Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour is designed to be the ultimate event for Acronis partners looking to modernize their cyber protection technologies, processes, and strategies. With sessions and workshops featuring thought leaders from across the IT industry and IT channel, these events are ideal for CIOs, managed IT service providers, distributors, resellers, and more.

What are the benefits of attending in person?

In-person attendees gain access to exclusive sessions, interactive panels, special events, and networking opportunities that won’t be available virtually or on-demand following the event. Details regarding these exclusive in-person events will be shared with registered attendees in the months ahead.

What are the benefits of attending virtually?

Our virtual platform provides virtual attendees with the convenience of live-streamed keynotes, panels, and sessions – including some exclusively designed to engage and support our virtual community.

What’s the attire for the event?

Please plan on wearing business-casual attire for this conference.

What are the system requirements for attending the Summits virtually?

You can attend the Summits from any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile).

Where is the link to join the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour virtually?

Register for the Summit that you want to attend virtually and you’ll receive an email with your unique link to join in the days leading up to the Summit you selected.

How can my organization become a sponsor of the Summit?

Organizations interested in being a Summit sponsor can contact us directly at [email protected] to learn about sponsorship packages and opportunities.

COVID-19 Response

Acronis is actively monitoring the incidence of COVID-19 in the regions where our Summits are planned. We are following guidance from local health departments regarding the gatherings. The Acronis team, our event vendors, and partners are committed to making sure that you have the safest, most unforgettable experience while attending.

In-person Tickets Cancellation Policy

100% of the proceeds from ticket purchases support the Acronis Cyber Foundation, a non-profit building schools for underserved communities around the world. For this reason, tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour 2021/22 in person, you’re welcome to attend the virtual component of our Miami or Dubai summits.

Acronis Cyber Foundation

100% of the proceeds from ticket purchases support the Acronis Cyber Foundation, a non-profit building schools for underserved communities around the world. For this reason, tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour in person, you’re welcome to attend the virtual component of our Miami or Dubai summits. For information about a tax-deductible receipt, please contact us here.