Acronis #CyberFit Summit
Miami, FL

October 25 – 27, 2021 | Join us in-person or virtually
World-class speakers
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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Aaron Garza
SVP of Business Development, Pax8
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Aaron Garza

I would describe myself as a problem solver who develops technology solutions to enable business growth and retention. Throughout my career, I have developed an internal database that has helped shape my perspective and acts as a compass when guiding and advising our partners. I’ve always been drawn to smart people who can simplify something profound. I am inspired by my children and motivated to provide them a bright future. I volunteer often with my family. Our time together usually includes at least one service project. I admire the details and the art of historical buildings. I could walk around for hours studying the structures.

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Alex Ruslyakov
Acronis Channel Chief
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Alex Ruslyakov

Alex Ruslyakov is head of the  Global Channel organization at Acronis, serving in the position of Channel Chief since late 2020. Alex drives world-wide partner programs and partner account management functions with a focus on the increase of Acronis partner ecosystem and fueling Acronis partners’ growth. Prior to that, Alex was leading the Global Sales Engineering organization at Acronis in the position of VP Global Sales Engineering.

Through his past 15 years at Acronis at different times, Alex held positions of Director of Global Professional Services, Director of Development – leading Cloud Solutions R&D Team, Head of Product Management for corporate products, and Technical Account Manager for strategic accounts. Alex started his career in 2003 as Sun Solaris Systems Engineer after getting his Master’s degree in computer science and software programming. He also graduated from Harvard Business School in Sales and Distribution Channel Teams Management.

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Alex Zinin
Chief Cloud Infrastructure Officer, Acronis
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Alex Zinin

Alex Zinin joined Acronis as our new Chief Cloud Infrastructure Officer in June 2021. As Chief Cloud Infrastructure Officer at Acronis, Alex brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, and is responsible for end-to-end planning, design, and operations of the Acronis Cloud infrastructure, including Data Centers, Acronis’ new global CyberNetwork, and distributed Points-of-Presence. He also oversees the relationship and management of hardware and software vendors, facilities, telecom, Internet service providers, the design and implementation of Acronis-optimized hardware and software solutions.

Most recently, Alex served in executive roles at Palo Alto Networks, Cinarra, Cisco, and Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia.

Alex received his Master of Science Degree in Computer Science with honors from Kazan State Technical University, as well as executive business education at INSEAD and Venture Capital Executive program at UC Berkeley.

He is also the inventor of a number of issued and pending patents.

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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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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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Amy O’Connor
Partner Marketing Specialist, Jamf
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Amy O’Connor

Amy brings a wealth of success in varied fields to her current role in Partner Marketing, having worked in financial, hospitality, arts, nonprofit, and education spheres prior to joining Jamf. After 2 years in Customer Success honing her product knowledge, and deep understanding of Jamf customers, Amy is delighted to be on the Partner Marketing team spending her days building strong alliances, strategy, and messaging with our Jamf Managed Service Providers. She also leads in the Employee Resource Group space, serving as the Vice President of Administration and a founding member of the [email protected] board.

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Ann Cloyd
Co-Founder, DeepTech Inc.
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Ann Cloyd

Ann Cloyd is a Co-Founder of DeepTech, Inc., an NYC based growth stage venture that provides information technology and real-time support for small and medium-sized businesses.  After graduated Edison Community College with a degree in Business Administration, Cloyd’s first business was offering turn-key technology management solutions to the NYC art gallery scene after identifying a gap in support for Apple Devices in Businesses. After 21 years, she still leads the company and is currently focused on transforming how end-users interact with their technology and support team.

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Ashley Duran
Channel Account Executive, MSPs, Jamf
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Ashley Duran

Ashley supports our MSPs by helping them get started and grow with Jamf. Ashley’s previous roles as a Healthcare Sales Executive and Apple Ambassador give her the experience and knowledge needed to help organizations scale their services quickly

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Brian Grayek
vCISO (virtual CISO), Cosant Cyber Security
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Brian Grayek

Mr. Grayek builds and leads security teams focusing on Applications Security, Threat Management, Vulnerability Management, and Security Operations Center for some of the largest enterprises on the globe, including Computer Associates, Verizon, Apollo Group, and Motorola.

Mr. Grayek possesses strong capabilities in managing Security Architecture and Engineering, Security Operations, Cyber Security Incident Response (SIRT/CIRT), SIEM, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Risk Assessments, Governance (CMMC, SSAE18/SOC1, PCI, HITRUST), Vulnerability Management, NAC, DLP, DRP, BCP, MDM, penetration testing, web traffic monitoring, security investigations, forensics, and physical security.

Most recently for a Top 5 Security Consulting company, Mr. Grayek created a Security Operations Center from the ground up including recruiting and building the team, initiating operations, policy, and procedure development, and established all functions.

Mr. Grayek presently maintains the following designations:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ITILv3
  • Certified Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
  • FBI InfraGard TUF Member
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Brian Hazzard
Senior Product Manager, Rackspace Technology
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Brian Hazzard

Product Leader and futurist Brian Hazzard believes that empowered teams with a clear vision are unstoppable. He has led teams with this philosophy in B2B and B2C contexts within the email and blockchain industries.

As Director of Product at Voice, Brian led the product development for a first-of-its-kind social network built on the EOS blockchain. CEO Salah Zalatimo said “Brian is one of the most thoughtful Product Management leaders with whom I have worked. He provides sincere and careful guidance to his team, while also serving a key role in aligning stakeholders across the company. His superpower is his grip on frameworks – including the ones he authors.”

At Rackspace he is leading the transformation of the Hosted Mail division. Engineering Leader Alex Ezell said “Brian is one of the most creative thinkers I’ve ever worked with. He solves problems in unique and inspiring ways.”

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Brian Kane
Senior Director of Technology, NerdsToGo
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Brian Kane

With over 20 years of experience in IT, Brian Kane has spent time in the corporate sector, buying and designing technology and also on the Managed Service Provider side, building teams to support and manage Fortune 100 companies.

In 2020, Brian connected with David Colella, President and CEO of NerdsToGo, through a mutual party. Intrigued by the business model and eager to assist, Brian spent time discussing how to effectively scale NerdsToGo with David. With a background in building B2B systems, Brian saw the residential aspect of NerdsToGo that he believed could differentiate them in the market. As a result, Nerds brought him on as a consultant in 2020, and Brian became more acclimated with the brand.

NerdsToGo was acquired in September 2020. In December, after Brian met with the leadership team at Propelled Brands, he realized it would provide him an opportunity to leverage his experience and desire to build to a new level with a multi-brand organization.

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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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Bryson Tyrrell
Staff Systems Development Engineer (Cloud Platform Engineering), Jamf
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Bryson Tyrrell

Bryson Tyrrell joined Jamf in 2012 as a member of the IT department using Jamf’s own products to manage their Apple devices. He later moved into system administration and software development as a part of the team behind Jamf Cloud – the hosted platform for Jamf Pro. Now, Bryson uses his experience with AWS to lead the Platform Services team with a vision to deliver a unified experience for internal and third-party developers on Jamf’s APIs.

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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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Cheryl Rang
Executive Director, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro
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Cheryl Rang

Cheryl Rang is responsible for the business strategy, partner development, and overall growth of strategic Data Center Software infrastructure vendors, most notably our Backup & Recovery vendors including Acronis, IBM/RedHat, Lenovo DCG, Citrix, Veeam, APC, and more at Ingram Micro. Her team comprises over 100-vendor dedicated associates whose expertise encompasses the areas of vendor management, marketing, field sales, recruiting, technical consulting, and inside sales. As Director, her focus is leading the evolution of business initiatives around next-gen partners, hybrid cloud, data center software, and infrastructure.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. On a personal note, Cheryl resides in Buffalo with her husband and 2 young children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, boating, and spending time with friends and family.

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Chris Bolek
National Cloud & Carrier Network Solution Architect, US Signal
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Chris Bolek

As a Solution Architect for US Signal, Chris enjoys designing and customizing solutions to address the unique challenges faced by our customers and partners.  Chris specializes in designing scalable multi-tenant cloud hosting and customized data protection solutions.  Chris joined US Signal in 2004 and has worn many hats including Supervisor of the Network Operations Center, Data Engineer, Manager of Circuit Design and Provisioning and Carrier Sales Engineer. Before joining US Signal, Chris held technical and management positions with Choice One Communications and US Cellular and served in the U.S. Air Force as an Electronic Countermeasures technician.

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Chris Richardson
Deputy CIO – Product Ownership and Leadership Development, Arizona State University
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Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a Founder & Co-host of the Urban Complex podcast (smarter cities for a stronger tomorrow). He is employed by Arizona State University (rated #1 in innovation six years in a row) as deputy CIO of product ownership and is currently serving as the CIO for the Arizona Department of Education.

Chris has been leading the transformation of ASU into a Smart Campus and is a champion for initiatives like the ASU Mobile App (a comprehensive engagement layer for all of ASU’s constituents), ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (powered by AWS) and the ASU/Cox Collaborative.

Formerly, Chris was with Honeywell for twelve years as they built a complex connected ecosystem of products and services.

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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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Chris Wallace
Senior Security Engineer, F1 Computer Solutions
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Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace is currently the Senior Security Engineer at F1 Computer Solutions, a Managed Service Provider in Manassas, VA. Throughout his career, he has slightly enjoyed the diverse landscape that is information security and, in this area, has a hand in regulatory compliance for applicable F1 clients with NIST Special Publication 800-171, Protecting CUI in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations as well as the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, eventually.

In his spare time (ha!), Chris enjoys landscape oil painting a-la Bob Ross.

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Christian Lau
Chief Technology Officer, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)
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Christian Lau

As Chief Technology Officer at Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Banc of California Stadium, Christian’s focus is on defining the technical vision of the organization. His primary area of interest is the use of technology to enhance the guest experience, eliminate friction and provide additive experiences for customers. From the beginning of his tenure, Christian has embraced the idea that his organization will try anything once. He has turned Banc of California Stadium into a test facility for partners, prospective partners and technology companies to collaborate on the development of conceptual ideas that have proven to be a guiding force for next generation guest experiences in arenas, stadiums and large venues worldwide.

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Collin Apodac
Solutions Engineering Manager, Acronis
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Collin Apodac

Collin has been a part of the IT industry for the better part of 13 years. Prior to joining Acronis he held roles in various disciplines of IT; ranging from Level 1 Helpdesk to owning and operating a successful MSP in Southern California. He holds certifications in Network Security and enjoys working with partners to expand their overall Security portfolio. He has also designed, deployed and maintained numerous Cloud/Hybrid Architecture stacks for a wide variety of verticals. In his downtime he enjoys spending time with his family at the lake, golfing as much as humanly possible and deploying new and innovative platforms in his Home Lab.

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Craig Weir
Global Director, Cloud Cybersecurity, Ingram Micro
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Craig Weir

Craig Weir is the Global Dir. of Cloud Cybersecurity, responsible for the growth, acceleration, and direction of Ingram’s portfolio across the channel. He is passionate about digital transformation, the behavioral shift required to support this and the fundamental change in how we deliver value to our customers. Craig joined the Cloud organization in 2018.

His previous role was Dir. of Cisco Global Sales where we spent 6 years traveling the world, building a best-in-class Cisco practice while helping shape Ingram Micro’s long-term corporate strategy. Prior to this, Craig ran Ingram Micro Canada’s Software & Cisco practice. He’s been in the technology space for 20 years, first launching his own SMB consulting company after University.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, in Marketing and Business Management from the University of Guelph, Canada. He has an amazing family with 3 young children and lives outside Toronto.

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Cramer Snuggs
Founder and CEO, Cascade Technologies
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Cramer Snuggs

In addition to his role as Senior Security Evangelist for Acronis, Cramer Snuggs is also the Founder and Chief Executive of Cascade Technologies, an MSP based out of Myrtle Beach, SC. Cramer graduated from Lees-McRae College (LMC) where his professional career began when he took his first role in IT as a Computer Technician for LMC. An entrepreneur at heart, Cramer started Cascade Technologies in 2017, and has grown it into an international organization with clients across the U.S. and in Latin America.

Cramer and Cascade Technologies leverage Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud to provide world-class protection to all Cascade customers, both large and small. “My career and company have always been something special to me because every day I know I am making a difference in people’s lives and organizations.”

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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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Dan Hill
CEO, UbiStor
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Dan Hill

As a founding partner of UbiStor, Dan Hill has worked to create the vision and value for its clients by providing affordable solutions that leverage emerging data and cloud technologies, both public and private. Dan directs all sales strategy and technology, focusing on end user, vendor, and channel relationships. Dan has been in the technology business for over three decades specializing in data management and disaster recovery for a good portion of that time.

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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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David Klauser
Sales Director Americas, Virtuozzo
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David Klauser
  • 20+ years of enterprise infrastructure transformation ​
  • Specialize in helping enterprise and partners accelerate revenue goals ​
  • Converged, Hyperconverged, Cloud, & Digital Workspace Specialist ​
  • Passionate about helping our partners grow their business
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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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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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Ezequiel Steiner
Acronis Business President
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Ezequiel Steiner

Ezequiel Steiner is a President and a member of Acronis’ Board of Directors. Until 2016 he was a General Manager for the Access Business Unit as well as Head of Business Development at Acronis. Before joining Acronis in June 2013, Steiner served as CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board at Acumatica, Inc. From 2004 to 2009, he served as Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development of SWsoft, today known as Parallels. Steiner led Parallels’ business development efforts and was responsible for its strategic alliances, technology partnerships, and acquisitions.

Previously, Ezequiel spent several years in sales management and business development positions at IBM, where he was awarded the IBM Role Model Award and was instrumental in the successful displacement of IBM competitors from major accounts. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Gaidar Magdanurov
Chief Success 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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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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Greg Howard
Director, Strategic Account Sales, Acronis
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Greg Howard

With over 20 years’ experience in the service provider vertical, Gregory Howard is a proven cloud and cyber security veteran. He has worked in senior positions at VeriSign, Web.com, Parallels, and Acronis helping partners safely maximize their opportunity in the cloud. As an expert in sales and business development Gregory takes great pride in working closely with his partners to ensure the right GTM plan and execution to deliver high quality managed security services to their end customers.

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Harry Brelsford
Founder, SMB Nation
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Harry Brelsford

Harry Brelsford is the founder of SMB Nation from Bainbridge Island, Wash. He is a long-time SMB channel partner who has served customers and mentored other partners. He oversees the popular SMB Nation workflow including marketing analytics, content and events (webinars, workshops and multi-day conferences).

He holds an MBA in Project Management from the University of Denver (and numerous certifications such as MCSE, MCT, CNE, et al) and is the author of 23 books on technology and business topics. His 20 years of SMB technology experience were supplemented by teaching 12+ years at night as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University and other higher-learning institutions. He served as the Dean in the Graduate School of Technology at Aspen University (where he was awarded a PhD in Letters).

An active entrepreneur, Harry is the force behind the Pocket MBA, Telephonation, Cloud Nation and XPmigrations.com. His latest startup is 420MSP.

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Ilya Baimetov
Chief Product Officer, SIT Alemira and Director of Technology, Acronis
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Ilya Baimetov

Ilya Baimetov is the Chief Product Officer of SIT Alemira. Formerly product manager/architect at Microsoft’s Azure, Acronis, Odin, Parallels. Contributed to ideation and development of products such as Mighty Call, Parallels Desktop, Virtuozzo, Odin Cloud Blue, and Acronis Cyber Protect.

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J.D. Perham
Solutions Architect, Acronis
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With 5+ years of experience as a sales engineer with Acronis, John currently works with some of the company’s largest enterprise customers, helping them develop, deploy, and maintain software to ensure system uptime and business continuity. John’s expertise also includes working with smaller to medium businesses so he understands the complexity of needs that can range from various customer deployments.

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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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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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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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Jeff Hardy
Product Marketing Manager – HSP, Acronis
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Jeff Hardy

Jeff has worked in technology for his entire career and been knee-deep in the hosting and service provider space for 17 years. His career has covered all the angles – from hardware, software, and hosting, to the cloud while working in large enterprises, small startups, and the in-betweens. He specializes in messaging, human behavior, economics, and “solving the human puzzle” of marketing and communications. At Acronis, his mission is to make the Hosting Service Providers (HSP) space safer and more profitable.

He’d love to meet you, so come up and say hello.

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Jeff Ready
Chief Executive Officer, Board Member, Co-founder, Scale Computing
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Jeff Ready

Jeff is the CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. Prior to founding Scale Computing, Jeff was co-founder and CEO of Corvigo, a Linux-based anti-spam appliance, where he oversaw the company from startup through funding to acquisition. After the acquisition, Jeff served as VP of Marketing at Tumbleweed Communications. Prior to Corvigo, Jeff was co-founder, COO and VP of Marketing at Radiate. Jeff holds a degree in Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

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Jerry Koutavas
President, The ASCII Group
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Jerry Koutavas

Jerry Koutavas, President of The ASCII Group, is responsible for fostering business relationships and overseeing the development of services and offerings that directly enhance the value and business model of each ASCII MSP member. Jerry previously served as Vice President of Business Development, where he led initiatives to promote the expertise of ASCII solution providers to SMB customers at national end user facing events, including Microsoft TS2 events and Comdex, while further developing regional MSP Success Summit peer events that continue today.

A widely-recognized figure in the IT industry, Jerry has more than 25 years of experience in the Channel and was honored by ChannelPro in their 20/20 visionaries list as a Visionary Channel Leader.

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Jess Coburn
CEO and Founder, Applied Innovations
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Jess Coburn

Jess Coburn is CEO and founder of Applied Innovations, a leading provider of Managed Cloud, IT and Cyber Security services that is focused on helping businesses leverage their technology to drive success.  Since 1999, Jess’s team at Applied Innovations has assisted thousands of companies around the globe to get the most out of their IT resources.  Applied Innovations was one of the first two providers in the world to collaborate with Microsoft and build an all Microsoft Cloud on Windows Server and remains an active Microsoft partner and contributor to multiple early adopter and futures councils around cloud technologies. Jess has earned multiple certifications over the course of his career and has had the honor to serve on several advisory boards, panels and been a featured guest in multiple keynotes because of his forward-thinking and innovative approach to leveraging cutting-edge cloud technologies.

https://jesscoburn.com/

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Joe Morgan
CEO at Joe’s Datacenter, LLC
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Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan studied and taught at Vatterott College in Kansas City. Prior to owning his own business, he worked for the Excelsior Springs School district as the System Admin and interim Director of technology. He has a certificate in cybersecurity from Harvard and a certificate for Cloud and DevOps from MIT. Joe’s Datacenter specializes in bare-metal servers, server colocation, cloud services, web hosting, and virtual private servers. Joe currently serves as the lead advisory board member for Virtuozzo in the United States and also serves on the advisory board of the Missouri State University design thinking program.

He is a member of Forbes Young Entrepreneur Council, the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust and the  Kansas City Tech Council.

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John Zanni
CEO at Acronis SCS
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John Zanni

John Zanni has been a leading voice in the cyber industry for more than 25 years.

He currently serves as CEO of Acronis SCS, an American cyber protection and edge data security company exclusively dedicated to meeting the unique needs of the US public sector, including federal, state and local government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit institutions.

Prior to leading Acronis SCS, a role he has held since the company’s creation in 2018, John held senior positions at Acronis AIG, an international company, including President, Chief Marketing Officer, Senior VP of Channel and Cloud Strategy, and Senior VP of Cloud and Hosting Sales. Before joining the Acronis family, John spent more than 4 years at Parallels and 16 years at Microsoft. He earned his BS in Physics from California State University – Northridge.

Before transitioning to the tech field, John had a somewhat unconventional start to his career, first working as the chef and manager of his family’s French restaurant in Southern California for 13 years. There he learned how to successfully run a small business and interact with stakeholders – skills that have informed his leadership style ever since.

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Jon McCarrick
Global Head of Partner Evangelism, Acronis
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Jon McCarrick

on 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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Joshua Beil
Director of Research & Analyst Relations, Acronis
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Joshua Beil

Joshua brings over 20 years of marketing and research experience in Internet infrastructure, having spent the last 10+ years in the cloud software space. At Acronis he is responsible for analyst relations, primary research efforts, and customer success stories. Prior to Acronis, he spent 6 years with Parallels/Odin.

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Katya Ivanova
VP WW Inside Sales, Acronis
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Katya Ivanova

Katya Ivanova leads Global Inside Sales at Acronis. Katya has been with the company since 2011 and held different positions in Sales and Technical Support.  Katya holds vast international experience, her teams are supporting strong partner ecosystem that reaches customers in more than 150 countries worldwide. Katya is responsible for execution of sales strategy and the development of critical programs to help Acronis attract new service providers and support growth of existing partner network.

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Keith Lukes
Director of Channel Solutions, UbiStor
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Keith Lukes

Keith has over 25 years of industry experience and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Communication Systems. After 20 years in several different technical and leadership roles, Keith joined UbiStor in 2014 as the Director of Channel Solutions. During that time, he has integrated several new channel partners and technologies into our ecosystem greatly increasing our customer reach. His focus on marketing, sales enablement, and training coupled with his extensive technical experience allow him to have in-depth sales and technical discussions with our partners and their end customers.

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Kevin Jaberg
Chief Technology Officer, Mapletronics
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Kevin Jaberg

Kevin Jaberg currently holds the title of Chief Technology Officer of Mapletronics where he also serves as the Chief Security Officer. Kevin has worked in various positions throughout Mapletronics during his 22 year career with the company. He enjoys the ever changing landscape of technology and has a passion for helping organizations come up with solutions for technology hurdles they encounter.

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Kyle Fenske
Director of Inside Sales – East, Climb Channel Solutions
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Kyle Fenske

Kyle has 10+ years of experience and expertise in enabling the North American IT Channel. His track record in accelerating partner’s go-to-market has been primarily around developing channel enablement programs that help VAR’s and MSPs expand their business with new solutions. At Climb Channel Solutions, Kyle has quickly led the launch, development, and execution of Climb’s new Cloud Marketplace, Expedition. The Expedition Marketplace is enabling over 1,200 MSPs with emerging technology vendors to expand their business.

With a wide range of experience in the areas of Information Security, Data Center, and the Cloud, Kyle combines his optimistic personality with innovative thinking to hyper-focus on execution in the channel. He is always ready to embark on new adventures with resellers, MSPs, and vendor partners.

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Larry Walsh
CEO and Chief Analyst, The 2112 Group
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Larry Walsh

Larry Walsh is the leading go-to-market advisor to technology executives, channel leaders, and solution providers around the world. Widely known for his ability to cut through problems and challenges facing vendors, distributors, and solution providers, Walsh is sought for his advice, counsel, insights, and consultation on channel strategies and technology market trends. He and The 2112 Group team are responsible for crafting and shaping the channel strategies and programs of companies that span the hardware, software, cloud, and services spectrum of the technology industry.

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Manny DeJesus
Vice President of Product, Email & Productivity Apps, Open-Xchange
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Manny DeJesus

Manny DeJesus has been a product leader in the hosted email space for over a decade. Working with both Rackspace and Open-Xchange, he has helped build and grow email platforms serving hundreds of millions of users.

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Maria Moran
Senior Cloud Development Manager, D&H Distributing Co. Inc.
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Maria Moran

Maria is a 20+-year Industry Veteran known for building strong relationships in both the IT Distribution and Reseller space while increasing Partner revenue, profitability, and value through strategic development, education, and execution. As a member of the D&H Cloud Leadership team, Maria is responsible for growing D&H’s US Cloud and Managed Services Business by engaging with VAR and MSP Partners to leverage D&H’s many Cloud Experts, Programs and Vendor relationships.

Prior to joining D&H’s Cloud Team in May, Maria spent 5 years at Ingram Micro managing and supporting Ingram’s largest and most Strategic Accounts. She was also an integral part of the team responsible for building Ingram Micro’s Cloud and Managed Services Business. Prior to Ingram Micro, Maria spent many years developing Cloud Business at a large regional reseller and working in the Corporate IT Education space.

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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.

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Mark Wiener
President, BizCom Global
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Mark Wiener

Mark Wiener is a professional agent of change. His current role is president of BizCom Global, a Managed Cloud Service Provider that serves professional services and manufacturing clients with a cloud-first approach to business productivity, security, and efficiency. With his 30 years of experience working with companies from the halls of the fortune 500, down to the local mom-and-pop businesses, Mark helps companies improve their operational performance with planned and proper implementation of technology, which includes appropriate security controls.

Mark brings unique perspectives around emergency incident management to the technical services industry, with experience gained from days managing incident command for more than two dozen mass causality incidents in New York City. This experience has allowed for his customers to be prepared and for systems to be tested and when all fails a streamlined recovery.

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Melanie Purkis
Director of Managed Hosting Products, LiquidWeb
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Melanie Purkis

Melanie Purkis is the Director of Liquid Web’s Managed Hosting Products & Services. Melanie has more than 25 years of experience with professional leadership, project management, process development, and technical support experience in the IT industry.

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Michael Osterman
Principal, Osterman Research
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Michael Osterman

Michael Osterman is the principal of Osterman Research, Inc., founded in 2001. Since that time, the company has become one of the leading analyst firms in the messaging and collaboration space, providing research, analysis, white papers and other services to companies like Dell EMC, Quest, Proofpoint, Trend Micro, Mimecast, Micro Focus, Malwarebytes and many others.

Prior to founding Osterman Research, Michael was the Vice President of Market Research at Creative Networks, a leading market research and consulting firm focused on the messaging and directory markets.  Michael has also held positions with the SRI International Business Intelligence Center, Ryan Hankin Kent, ElectroniCast and Gnostic Concepts.  His background includes research and analysis of various markets, including computer-aided software engineering, data communications, telecommunications, and fiber optic components.

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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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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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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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Patrick Dolan
Director of Cloud Solutions, Virtuozzo
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Patrick Dolan

Patrick Dolan is determined to help businesses grow, starting with Virtuozzo’s partners and their customers. He specializes in go-to-market strategies, product positioning, and creating value. His knowledge of the hosting industry includes nearly 20 years of experience using hosting products as an end-user and compiling 10 years working in the industry. His fascination with the industry and how it can help businesses began with the dot-com boom where he transformed businesses with innovative eCommerce solutions. Today he is proud to continue contributing to the industry by collaborating with partners to deliver modern hosting solutions.

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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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Paul Redding
VP Partner Engagement and Cybersecurity, Compliancy Group
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Paul Redding

Paul is the VP of Partner Engagement and Cybersecurity at Compliancy Group. Paul’s extensive experience and understanding of security compliments Compliancy Group’s regulatory and HIPAA compliance expertise. With Paul as a member of Compliancy Group’s team, MSP partners can be confident that their business will evolve and grow.

Compliance makes security happenTM. The regulatory compliance market is rapidly growing, MSPs offering Compliance-as-a-Solution will see tremendous profits. Paul saw the huge opportunity in the regulatory compliance industry and made the conscious decision to partner with the best solution in the market.  Compliancy Group’s platform is the catalyst for the MSP evolution, providing him the opportunity to effect change in a way that was not possible as an independent MSP.

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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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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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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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Rich Freeman
Executive Editor, ChannelPro Network
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Rich Freeman

Rich Freeman is founding and executive editor of the ChannelPro Network, where he’s responsible for setting overall editorial direction, covering industry trends, and reporting on breaking news in the SMB technology market. A veteran writer and editor, Rich has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. His articles and white papers have appeared on the websites of Computerworld, Network World, CIO, InfoWorld, and Redmond Channel Partner magazines, among others.

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Richard Tubb
The IT Business Growth Expert
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Richard Tubb

Richard Tubb is one of the best-known experts within the global IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) community. He launched and sold his own MSP business before creating a leading MSP media and consultancy practice. Richard helps IT business owner’s take back control by freeing up their time and building a business that can run without them. He’s the author of the book “The IT Business Owner’s Survival Guide” and writer of the award-winning blog www.tubblog.co.uk

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Righter Kunkel
Head of Acronis #CyberFit Academy
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Righter Kunkel

Righter is responsible for all internal and external education, certification, and evangelism at Acronis. He leads a team of trainers and evangelists, working in close collaboration with the marketing team, to drive sales enablement for Acronis’s inside sales, field sales and marketing team, in addition to all of Acronis’s partners, distributors, resellers and service providers. Righter plays a crucial role in driving business growth working in close collaboration with the Acronis executive team and ensures high productivity of Acronis’ sales and marketing. In an age where the attention span of most people is shrinking, this person will know how to teach online content remotely thereby driving increased awareness and engagement of Acronis and its robust offering and platform.

Righter has over 20 years of leadership experience in the public sector/commercial education and consulting industry. Righter has a deep working knowledge of operating a global for-profit partner, employee, and customer training business to include the internal business functions of development, certification, enablement, sales, services, and operations.

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Rolando Espinoza
QSA, CISSP, CISA. VP of Governance, Risk and Compliance, Security Validation, LLC
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Rolando Espinoza

Rolando Espinoza QSA, CISSP, CISA. Experienced security professional with over 25 years in Security, Audit and Risk Management roles. Led global risk assessments and audits for fortune 500 companies as well as developed the IT Internal Audit function with a focus on Cyber Security at multiple companies. Work experience encompasses multiple Information Security and IT fields such as: Identity and Access Management, Security Engineering, Systems Programming/Administration, and End User support. Previous employers include Party City, JP Morgan Chase, Wyndham Worldwide, Morgan Stanley, Lucent Technologies, Credit Suisse First Boston, and NY Con Edison.

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Ryan Bowman
Director of Solutions Engineering, ThreatLocker
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Ryan Bowman

Ryan Bowman is the Director of Solutions Engineering at ThreatLocker, an Orlando-based cybersecurity firm providing zero-trust endpoint security.  Ryan is an IT and Security professional with 20+ years of experience as an MSP and IT Services provider.  He is dedicated to assisting partners in understanding the zero trust architecture and successfully implementing zero trust security solutions to protect organizations from cyber attacks.

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Sam Weiss
Manager, Solution Partner Program, Jamf
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Sam Weiss

Sam manages the Solution Partner Program at Jamf. This dedicated team focuses on helping third parties bring Jamf integrations to life, fostering a powerful ecosystem of enterprise Apple solutions.

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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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Scott Wiles
Owner, TeamLogicIT
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Scott Wiles

Scott Wiles is the owner of TeamLogic IT in Melbourne, Florida.   For 35 years, Scott has been an IT leader working as vice president for IT Infrastructure and Information Security at AMC Theatres, vice president of distributed systems for UMB Bank, and held positions at Sprint, EDS and Aerojet. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Scott has extensive experience working with a number of industry compliance standards (PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, CMMC, FINRA, GLBA, etc.) as well as leading the efforts to secure world class E-commerce and financial platforms.  He enjoys using that experience to help small and mid-sized businesses address their needs in securing their businesses.

Scott graduated with a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University.  He and his wife of 31 years, Melissa, have two grown children and reside in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

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Stacey Wright
VP of Cyber Resiliency Services, Cyber Crime Support Network
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Stacey Wright

Stacey A. Wright, CISSP, is CSN’s Vice President of Cyber Resiliency Services. Stacey leads projects to assist the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in developing the cyber domain for the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and the development of the international Cyber Classification Compendium. She works with multiple partners and stakeholders around the world, particularly in state and local governments, and law enforcement.

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Topher Tebow
Senior Cybersecurity Researcher, Acronis
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Topher Tebow

Topher Tebow is a cybersecurity researcher, focusing on community collaboration and threat analysis. Topher has been working with malware and other cyberthreats for more than a decade, beginning with web-based malware before moving into endpoint protection. Topher has written technical content for several companies, covering topics from security trends and best practices, to the analysis of malware and vulnerabilities. In addition to being published in industry publications like Cyber Defense Magazine and Security Boulevard, Topher has contributed to articles by several leading publications, and spoken at international cybersecurity events.

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Victor Fiss
Worldwide Solutions Engineering Senior Director, Acronis
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Victor Fiss

Victor Fiss has had a distinguished career leading teams to implement, integrate, and manage enterprise, SMB, Enterprises, and Service Providers wide solutions.

As Worldwide Sr. Director of Solutions Engineers, he oversees the coordination of solutions engineers for ACRONIS solutions.

He is responsible for the team’s goals and initiatives with sales, product management, development, and worldwide customer support.

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Wanda Eugene Ph.D.
Executive Director, Research Assistant Scientist, University of Florida 
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Wanda Eugene Ph.D.

Wanda Eugene Ph.D. prepares leaders with the business and technical skills necessary to achieve lasting change. She is the Director of the Collaboratory for Inclusive Entrepreneurship at UF Innovate which seeks to inspire, educate, and empower women and minoritized populations to attain leadership in all phases of the innovation lifecycle. In this role, she leverages her expertise to support the development and implementation of a clear strategy for contributing to a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable tech entrepreneurship ecosystem across the state of Florida. Additionally, she is the co-founder and Managing Director of DEEP Designs. Dr. Eugene holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering, a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in Instructional Technology and African American Studies, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering.

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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