Acronis #CyberFit Summit
World Tour 2021
Helping MSPs Lead the Way in Cyber Protection
October 25-27, 2021
In-person Virtual

Miami

Join top cyber protection and channel experts to supercharge your MSP business

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November 18-19, 2021
In-person

Schaffhausen

Come to Acronis’ Swiss home for a cyber protection learning experience exclusively for partners

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December 8-9, 2021
In-person Virtual

Dubai

Learn how IT leaders leverage cyber protection to enhance profits and client protection

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February 17-18, 2022
In-person

Singapore

Discover how you can maximize your MSP business’ potential with cyber protection opportunities

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Result-focused sessions for MSPs

Automation and delivery: Driving better profits and outcomes for modern MSP businesses

Case studies in success: Profiles of successful MSPs

Disaster recovery as a new essential cyberthreat mitigation tactic

Growing and protecting clients with cybersecurity-forward services

Lowering your risk when 94% of attacks arrive via email

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

World-class speakers
Learn from the best! As the premier event series dedicated to enhancing your MSP business’ cyber protection capabilities, we attract the top channel, cybersecurity, and industry experts from across the globe.
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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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SB (Serguei Beloussov)
Chief Research Officer, 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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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, 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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Dan Havens
Acronis Growth Officer
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Dan Havens

Dan brings over 25 years of experience in building software companies having spent the last 12+ years specifically in the cloud space.

Prior to Acronis Dan helped build and sell numerous software companies including recently running the cloud business for Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he carried a billion-dollar quota. (HPE Cloud/Software sold to MicroFocus International 2016.)

Mr. Havens began his career as a Product Manager and Public Speaker for the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group and holds a BS in Engineering with Minors in Math, Physics, and Speech.

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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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Amy Babinchak
President, Harbor Computer Services
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Amy Babinchak

Amy Babinchak is the owner of three IT related businesses: Harbor Computer Services, Third Tier and Sell My MSP and has been working in small and medium business IT field for more than 20 years. She is a technical person with advanced skills in networking design, management and implementation. Amy values technology for what it does for people and the success it brings to business.

Amy is also a Microsoft MVP for 15 years, she received numerous leadership awards, she is a current executive council member of CompTia’s Managed Services community, public speaker at many conferences, technical writer and blogger, training course creator, sailor, gardener, traveler and my MSP, Harbor Computer Services, she was just recognized at one of the top 501 MSP’s in the Country coming in at a very respectable #40.

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Craig Joseph
Chief Alliance Officer, Acronis
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Craig Joseph

With over 30 years national and international experience in Europe and Asia, I am expert in recognizing market trends in their early stages, building teams to explore the opportunity and creating go to market strategies to build profitable revenue streams. Craig has spent his entire career in the tech software business, including start-up, publicly trading and privately backed organizations. He’s grown business and regions from $0-$100m+ in over 453 countries with a very heavy emphasis working with MSPs, Vendors and Distributors in the Cloud market.

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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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Willam Toll
Head of Product Marketing, Acronis
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Willam Toll

William is focused on connecting Acronis products with the community.

With more than 20 years of experience marketing Cloud, Hosting, IT Infrastructure, SaaS, Cloud Security and Data Protection services and solutions, William is passionate about helping organizations large and small, direct and in the channel, learn about and connect with solutions that will ensure their growth and success

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Florence Jule
Global Channel Marketing Manager, Acronis
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Florence Jule

Florence leads efforts around the Acronis Global Partner Program, as well as partner communications and campaigns, incentives, and promotions. Florence orchestrates go-to-market strategy and planning, and helps partners lead with Cyber Protection. Florence has deep expertise of the channel working at Microsoft for almost a decade.

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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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Gaidar Magdanurov
Chief Cyber Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Acronis
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Gaidar Magdanurov

A leader experienced in marketing and selling technology on a global market, P&L ownership, managing distributed international teams, online sales, evaluation of acquisition targets and integration of acquired companies, software engineering, and talent development.

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Stanislav Protassov
Technology President and Co-founder, Acronis
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Stanislav Protassov

Stanislav has more than 20 years of experience in global software development: from developing and designing system and application software to creating and developing globally remote engineering teams that effectively take part in the general software development process.

Stanislav is known for his innovation activities in the fields of virtualization and cloud computing. According to USPTO he is the author of about 95 issued patent applications in software development, distribution systems, virtualization technologies and algorithms, and other IT systems.

Stanislav became especially well-known in management circles for his unique capabilities to grow and retain employees. In Parallels Stanislav created from scratch one of the best engineering teams in the IT sphere, also helped in hiring highly skilled professionals for Acronis and Acumatica. Stanislav holds a Ph.D in Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

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James Abercrombie
Senior Sales Engineer, Acronis
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James Abercrombie

As a Senior Sales Engineer, James is extremely capable of making real world sense of underlying technologies that drive backup and disaster recovery solutions in order to bring discussions to positive technical closure.

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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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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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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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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.

Keeping Acronis MSP partners #CyberFit

Hands-on, interactive workshops
Actionable takeaways for today’s MSPs
Insightful panels and breakouts
IT channel networking opportunities
Inspiring, visionary keynotes
Partner-focused programming

Choose your Summit
to join us in-person or virtually!

October 25-27, 2021
In-person Virtual

Miami

Join top cyber protection and channel experts to supercharge your MSP business

Register
November 18-19, 2021
In-person

Schaffhausen

Come to Acronis’ Swiss home for a cyber protection learning experience exclusively for partners

Register
December 8-9, 2021
In-person Virtual

Dubai

Learn how IT leaders leverage cyber protection to enhance profits and client protection

Register
February 17-18, 2022
In-person

Singapore

Discover how you can maximize your MSP business’ potential with cyber protection opportunities

Register

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World Tour 2021

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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.