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Virtual In-person

December 8-9, 2021 | W Dubai – The Palm

Acronis #CyberFit Summit Dubai

In-person tickets from 50 AED. All proceeds from ticket purchases benefit the Acronis Cyber Foundation
Virtual – free

Result-focused sessions

Automation and delivery: Driving better profits and outcomes

Case studies in success: Profiles of successful MSPs

Disaster recovery as a new essential cyberthreat mitigation tactic

Growing and protecting clients by leading with cybersecurity

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 cyber protection business, 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)

Entrepreneur and business executive with an outstanding 24-year track record of building, growing, and leading high-performing, multi-national high-tech companies in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Recognized as an innovator and thought the leader in the fields of virtualization, data center automation, and cloud computing, SB is a frequent speaker at industry events around the world. SB has led more than 200 patents and has an h-index of 27.

SB is currently focused full-time on Acronis, the company he founded in 2003 and returned to as a CEO in 2013. In July 2021, he moved to a new role of Acronis Chief Research Officer. Acronis is a global leader in cyber protection, has enjoyed rapid growth and is very profitable, generating hundreds of millions of US$ in revenue. SB also continues as a Senior Partner (part-time) at Runa Capital venture fund and Executive Chairman of Parallels.

SB is also dedicated to supporting innovation, and the development of science and education. He co-founded Qwave Capital venture fund, which was created for support of advanced quantum technologies.

SB is a Member of the Advisory Council of Innopolis. Innopolis University has already become an educational leader, featuring best practices from more than 100 teams of world-renowned professors and researchers.

SB is also a founder, main investor and Chairman of the Board of Acumatica – a leading company in the cloud ERP space, as well as founder and investor in a string of other high-tech companies.

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Amy Luby
IT 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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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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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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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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Mareva Koulamallah
Head of PR & Communication EMEA, Acronis
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Mareva Koulamallah

Mareva Koulamallah is the Head of Marketing and Communication for Middle East and Africa at Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection. For two years before that, she also led the Public Relations (PR) and Communication’s activities and teams in Europe, Middle East and Africa at Acronis. Previously to working on the software side, she was part of another tech company, a leader in hardware solutions, Kingston Technology, handling the PR activities in EMEA for both the Kingston and HyperX (gaming) brands.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) double Major International Marketing and Management/Leadership from Rider University in the USA, and a Master’s Degree from CEFAM French-American Business School in France; both received with distinction. She has lived in six countries, and can speak several languages. She has over ten years of experience in international business development, strategic communication, and marketing.

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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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Yury Averkiev
VP, Product Management, Acronis
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Yury Averkiev

Yury has 15+ of experience delivering innovate enterprise endpoint management, RMM, and cyber protection solutions. In his own words: “I love to build great products and the challenges and the satisfaction that come with the job delivering products that truly help our partners and the end customers”.

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Steve McChesney
Chief Marketing Officer, Acronis
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Steve McChesney

As Chief Marketing Officer, Steve is responsible for the Marketing strategy and the development of critical programs to help Acronis build demand, attract new service providers and advance the brand message through paid, earned and owned media properties.

Steve has 30 years of experience in tech marketing and partner program development. He spent 13 years in various senior leadership roles at F5 Networks, leading their Channel and Global Marketing teams. Steve is focused on operational excellence, enabling data driven strategies. Previously, Steve held leadership roles at Druva, Visio Corporation (now part of Microsoft), Venture2 and Midisoft. He received his BA from the University of Washington, School of Communications & Advertising.

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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.

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Jon McCarrick
Global Head of Partner Evangelism, Acronis
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Jon McCarrick

Jon is a veteran in the cloud service provider space, having worked for Parallels and Open-xchange prior to joining Acronis. Jon’s mission is to create an active community of service providers around the Acronis product line.

Expect to visit with Jon at your favorite trade show or find him on your favorite social media platform.

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Mark Hammer
Bilingual Technology Evangelist, Acronis
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Mark Hammer

Mark Hammer has significant technical consulting expertise with 19 years’ experience. He was co-founder of an internationally recognized consulting firm which received dozens of rewards for leadership, quality of work, and sales performance in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software space.

He is a seasoned public speaker and has extensive experience managing and delivering training seminars and conferences for technical software applications, business processes, and sales leadership for business owners and fellow practitioners. He is also fluent in Spanish.

He has a wide array of technical expertise up and down the traditional IT stack. Highly skilled at communicating with all levels of constituents to provide real-world solutions to problems that impact business viability and efficiencies. He has successfully managed software implementation projects with international cross-functional teams for Fortune 100 companies. Mark Hammer currently works as a Bilingual Technology Evangelist at Acronis.

Experience the #CyberFit difference

Hands-on, interactive workshops
Practical, actionable takeaways
Insightful panels and breakouts
Global networking opportunities
Inspiring, visionary keynotes
Partner-focused programming

Tickets

Acronis #CyberFit Summit, W Dubai – The Palm, Dubai, UAE, December 8-9, 2021
Early Bird
Now – October 31
50 AED
Standard ticket
November 1 – on-site
100 AED
Online
Join us virtually for free
Free

You may qualify for a discount. To find out, please contact your Acronis rep. If you don’t know who your Acronis rep is, please contact us here.

Agenda

Why attend in person? In addition to two days of engaging sessions filled with practical insights that you can put to immediate use, you’ll meet the experts, network with peers, and enjoy several social events.

Can’t join us in Dubai? Then attend online. Our virtual platform not only provides you access to the keynotes and presentations, you’ll also be able to actively participate in exclusive web-based sessions.

9:00 am – 10:00 am GST

Registration and Breakfast

10:00 am – 11:30 am GST

CEO Keynote

11:30 am – 12:00 pm GST

Acronis Roadmap – with Product Management

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm GST

Networking Lunch in Expo Hall

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm GST

Business Track

Tech Track

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm GST

Networking Coffee Break in Expo Hall

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm GST

Executive Roundtable

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm GST

Keynote

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm GST

Sponsor Rapid Pitches

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm GST

Networking Event in Expo Hall

9:00 am – 4:00 pm GST

Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Tech Associate

Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Sales Associate

Acronis #CyberFit Academy Tech Associate

Earn 3 certificates in one day and qualify your team in the Acronis Partner Program for benefits. We will cover the Cloud version of our Tech Foundation course and our Backup and Protect features including our new Advanced Packs. Technicians will learn all necessary features and will be set up to take additional sessions like troubleshooting, Disaster Recovery, Files, and Notary training in the Academy as needed.

Earn 3 of our Sales certificates in one sitting. You’ll learn everything your team needs to be conversant on the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and gain the certifications needed to maintain your Partner Program standing. Salespeople will be taught Acronis’ licensing scheme and product features, while also learning sales skills, go-to-market tactics, and how to overcome objections.

This course will focus on the technical implementation of Acronis Cyber Protect 15. By taking this course, your technician will earn 3 certificates including our Foundation course, Backup and Protect Associate. This course sets technicians up to take additional courses in our Acronis #CyberFit Academy and also helps complete the training qualifications of the Partner Program.

10:00 am – 11:30 am GST

CEO Keynote

11:30 am – 12:00 pm GST

Acronis Roadmap – with Product Management

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm GST

Panel Discussion

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm GST

Keynote

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm GST

Business Track

Tech Track

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm GST

Peer-to-Peer Discussions featuring industry experts

Peer-to-Peer Discussions featuring industry experts

9:00 am – 4:00 pm GST

Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Tech Associate

Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Sales Associate

Acronis #CyberFit Academy Tech Associate

Earn 3 certificates in one day and qualify your team in the Acronis Partner Program for benefits. We will cover the Cloud version of our Tech Foundation course and our Backup and Protect features including our new Advanced Packs. Technicians will learn all necessary features and will be set up to take additional sessions like troubleshooting, Disaster Recovery, Files, and Notary training in the Academy as needed.

Earn 3 of our Sales certificates in one sitting. You’ll learn everything your team needs to be conversant on the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and gain the certifications needed to maintain your Partner Program standing. Salespeople will be taught Acronis’ licensing scheme and product features, while also learning sales skills, go-to-market tactics, and how to overcome objections.

This course will focus on the technical implementation of Acronis Cyber Protect 15. By taking this course, your technician will earn 3 certificates including our Foundation course, Backup and Protect Associate. This course sets technicians up to take additional courses in our Acronis #CyberFit Academy and also helps complete the training qualifications of the Partner Program.

Travel info

Book your hotel room today! Acronis has secured a number of rooms at W Dubai – The Palm at a discounted rate: 1100 AED per night for single occupancy, and for 1200 AED per night for double occupancy. The above rates are subject to 7% municipality fees, 10% service charge, 5% VAT and AED 20 Tourism Dirham per room per night. More details about the booking and cancellation policy can be found below in the FAQ below.
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Training and certification sessions

Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Tech Associate

Earn 3 certificates in one day and qualify your team in the Acronis Partner Program for benefits. We will cover the Cloud version of our Tech Foundation course and our Backup and Protect features including our new Advanced Packs. Technicians will learn all necessary features and will be set up to take additional sessions like troubleshooting, Disaster Recovery, Files, and Notary training in the Academy as needed.

9:00 – 16:00 GST

9 December, 2021
Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Sales Associate

Earn 3 of our Sales certificates in one sitting. You’ll learn everything your team needs to be conversant on the Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and gain the certifications needed to maintain your Partner Program standing. Salespeople will be taught Acronis’ licensing scheme and product features, while also learning sales skills, go-to-market tactics, and how to overcome objections.

9:00 – 16:00 GST

 

9 December, 2021
Acronis #CyberFit Academy Tech Associate

This course will focus on the technical implementation of Acronis Cyber Protect 15. By taking this course, your technician will earn 3 certificates including our Foundation course, Backup and Protect Associate. This course sets technicians up to take additional courses in our Acronis #CyberFit Academy and also helps complete the training qualifications of the Partner Program.

9:00 – 16:00 GST

9 December, 2021

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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 2021/22 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.

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 at our Dubai summit 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.

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.

What are the system requirements for attending the Summit virtually?

You can attend the Summits from any of your devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile).

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 this area. We are following guidance from local health departments regarding the event. The Acronis team, our event vendors, and partners are committed to making sure that you have the safest, most unforgettable experience while attending.

Latest COVID-19 updates of the W Dubai – The Palm are available here.

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 in person, you’re welcome to attend the virtual component of our Miami or Dubai summits.

What is the W Dubai – The Palm Hotel booking and cancellation policy?

BOOKING POLICY: W Dubai – The Palm for 1100 AED per night for single occupancy W Dubai – The Palm for 1200 AED per night for double occupancy. The above rates are subject to 7% municipality fees, 10% service charge, 5% VAT and AED 20 Tourism Dirham per room per night. The above rates are inclusive of daily breakfast in Liv restaurant. Should you require any support with your booking, please contact [email protected].

CANCELLATION POLICY: From 179 days to 91 days prior to arrival – 50% room revenue. From 90 days to 31 days prior to arrival – 80% room revenue. Within 30 days or less prior to arrival – 100% room revenue.

COVID19 IMPOSSIBILITY: COVID positive test result produced 48 hours prior to arrival, Impossibility to travel Closure of borders, Airport Closure in UAE or client destination(s) Lockdown restrictions for UAE or client destination(s) Impossibility to host the event due to meeting/event could be cancelled without any penalty free of charge.