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Acronis #CyberFit Summit Miami

Helping MSPs Lead the Way in Cyber Protection

Miami featured speakers

Alexis Ohanian

Co-Founder of Reddit and Founder of Venture Fund 776

Brooke Baldwin

Author and former CNN Anchor

Summit coverage

Result-focused sessions for modern MSPs

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

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

Disaster recovery: essential for modern cyberthreat mitigation and regulations

Growing and protecting clients with cybersecurity-forward services

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

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

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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Patrick Pulvermueller
Chief Executive Officer, Acronis
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Patrick Pulvermueller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brooke Baldwin
Author and Former CNN Anchor
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Brooke Baldwin

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

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

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

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Pierre Garçon
Legend, Washington Football Team
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Pierre Garçon

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Candid Wüest
VP of Cyber Protection Research, Acronis
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Candid Wüest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Catherine Bond Muir
CEO, W Series
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Catherine Bond Muir

Catherine Bond Muir may not always have seemed the obvious candidate to found the world’s first all-female single-seater motor racing championship. A former intellectual property solicitor, in 2000 she moved into corporate finance and spent more than a decade working on sports and gaming deals. This included the sale of Chelsea FC to Roman Abramovich and the acquisition of Aston Villa by Randy Lerner. After a career break following the birth of her first and only child relatively late in life, she was ready for a new challenge.  

W Series was born at Catherine’s dining table. As a lifelong motorsport fan with treasured childhood memories of watching James Hunt racing on the television, she saw that while women’s sport was generally enjoying a boom in popularity the situation was only getting worse for women in motorsport. It has now been more than 45 years since a woman competed in Formula 1, and it is W Series’ mission to change this.   

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

Keeping Acronis MSP partners #CyberFit

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

Tickets

Acronis #CyberFit Summit, Miami, FL USA, October 25-27, 2021
Early Bird
By September 6
$300
Standard ticket
September 7 – on-site
$575
On-demand
Watch the sessions
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 Florida? 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.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

Registration Reception in the Luster Gallerie

8:00 am – 7:00 pm ET

Registration in the Luster Gallerie

8:00 am – 9:55 am ET

A Byte for Breakfast in the Expo Hall

9:55 am – 10:00 am ET

Day 1 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dan Havens

10:00 am – 11:30 am ET

Leading the Way in Cyber Protection

Serguei Beloussov, Patrick Pulvermueller, Phil Goodwin, Dan Hill, Oleg Melnikov, Candid Wüest

11:30 am – 12:15 pm ET

Keynote: A conversation with Alexis Ohanian – Reddit and beyond, lessons learned in my entrepreneurial journey

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

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm ET

Partner Awards

12:30 pm – 2:45 pm ET

Feed Your Network in the Expo Hall (Lunch)

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm ET

Business Building Workshops | What Does the MSP of the Future Look Like?

Erick Simpson, Rayanne Buchianico, Jamison West, Paul Redding, Jay McBain

Business Optimization | 94% of Attacks Arrive via Email – Strategies for Reducing Risks and Incidents

Michael Osterman

Tech Innovation | Acronis Roadmap with Acronis Product Management

Oleg Melnikov

Modern Cloud and Hosting | Driving Hosting Revenue with Cyber Protection: A Case Study

Melanie Purkis, Jeff Hardy

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm ET

Business Optimization | Maximizing your Relationship with Acronis: Getting and Staying #CyberFit

Alex Ruslyakov, Amy Luby, Righter Kunkel

Modern Cloud and Hosting | Protect and Defend Hosting Infrastructure: Real-World Use Case and Demo

Mark Wiener, Victor Fiss

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm ET

Tech Innovation | A Panel of Experts on How Automation and Delivery Drive Profits and Better Customer Outcomes

Harry Brelsford, Kevin Jaberg, Bryson Tyrell, Brian Kane, Gaidar Magdanurov

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm ET

Business Building Workshops | Workshop 1 on Finance: Managing and Scaling a Profitable IT Services Organization

Rayanne Buchianico

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm ET

Business Optimization | The Future of the MSP and Security Survey: An Analyst, Media and MSP Deep-Dive into the Latest Findings

Dave Sobel, Jay McBain, Rich Freeman, Ronaldo Espinoza, Josh Beil

Modern Cloud and Hosting | Profit Up, Churn Down: The Power of Hosting Ecosystems

Manny DeJesus, Brian Hazzard, Patrick Dolan, Joe Morgan

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm ET

Tech Innovation | Learn how Zero trust can be an additional approach to preventing attacks

Ryan Bowman

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET

Networking Reception in the Expo Hall

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET

Taco Bout the US Public Sector with Acronis SCS

This event is a great opportunity for Service Providers looking to start or expand their business into the US public sector. Hosted by Acronis’s independent US subsidiary, Acronis SCS, this event will feature an open bar, free fiesta themed dinner, and education stations ready to arm you with the resources needed to generate public sector revenue today.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Find RSVP link in the Mobile app!

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

MSP Community Dinner: Thank you for your business, come have dinner and drinks on us

Amy Luby

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

RSVP closed

6:30 am – 7:45 am ET

Cyber Dragon Cup

7:30 am – 9:25 am ET

A Byte for Breakfast in the Expo Hall

7:45 am – 8:15 am ET

Women in Tech Breakfast Book Signing

Former CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin will sign complimentary copies of her Wall Street Journal best-seller “Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power”, prior to her hosting of the immediately-following Women in Tech Breakfast panel discussion.

8:15 am – 9:15 am ET

Women in Tech Breakfast Panel Discussion

Brooke Baldwin, Author and Former CNN Anchor, Ann Cloyd, Amy O’Connor, Dr. Wanda Eugene, Amy Luby, Katya Ivanova

9:15 am – 9:30 am ET

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Dan Havens

9:30 am – 10:00 am ET

Keynote: A conversation with Chris Voss – Never split the difference

Chris Voss, CEO Black Swan Group and Former FBI Negotiator

10:00 am – 10:45 am ET

Roundtable: Meet the Acronis Leadership Team

Pat Hurley, Amy Luby, Ezequiel Steiner, Alex Zinin, Katya Ivanova, Oleg Melnikov

10:45 am – 11:00 am ET

New Threats… New Opportunities… What’s your next move?

Craig Weir

11:00 am – 11:15 am ET

Networking Break

11:15 am – 11:45 am ET

Tech Innovation | Behind the Scenes: How Secure Software Development and Acronis MSP Protection Prevent Cyberattacks against MSPs

Candid Wüest, J.D. Perham

11:15 am – 12:15 pm ET

Business Optimization | Working with the Modern Cloud Distributor: How to Profit from the Model

Rich Freeman, Kyle Fenske, Aaron Garza, Maria Moran, Cheryl Rang

11:15 am – 12:45 pm ET

Business Building Workshops | Workshop 2 on Positioning, Pricing and Selling Managed Security Services: Two Real-World Case Studies of MSPs Transforming into Security-First Organizations

Erick Simpson, Cramer Snuggs

Business Building Workshops | Using Compliance Audits to Sell and Show the Value of your services to meet HIPAA requirements and prepare your MSP for CMMC Compliance

Paul Redding

11:45 am – 12:15 pm ET

Tech Innovation | EDR – Best practices in running a strong cybersecurity practice

Candid Wüest

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm ET

Business Optimization | Acronis #TeamUp Program: Growing Business Through Sports Partnerships

Christian Lau, LAFC CTO, Scott Wiles, TeamLogic IT President, Dan Havens

Tech Innovation | Achieving Next-Level Business Resilience and Efficiency for your Clients

Jeff Ready, CEO of Scale Computing

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm ET

Feed Your Network in the Expo Hall (Lunch)

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm ET

Business Optimization | How to Jumpstart MSP Growth with Modern Disaster Recovery Services

Keith Lukes

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm ET

Tech Innovation | The Server Closet is Dead / Long Live the Server Closet: Discuss!

Phil Goodwin, Jess Coburn, Joe Morgan, Alex Zinin

Tech Innovation | The Need for Public Sector and Private Regulated Industry Cyber Hygiene

John Zanni, Devon Stephen, Chris Richardson, Stacey Wright

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm ET

Business Building Workshops | Workshop 3 on Operations: Managing and Scaling a Profitable Service Desk

Jamison West

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm ET

Business Optimization | Grow and Scale Cloud Revenue with Virtual Workspace Protected by Acronis

Chris Bolek

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm ET

Business Optimization | Capture & Retain: Keeping Engaged with Profitable Customers

Larry Walsh

Tech Innovation | Online Corporate Training for Businesses or Advancing Online Corporate Training with Virtual Labs

Ilya Baimetov

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm ET

Business Optimization | The Public Sector Speaks: Certifications and Compliance in the Cloud Age

John Zanni, Brian Grayek, Chris Wallace, Keith Lukes

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm ET

Business Building Workshops | Celebrating the Modern MSP Community

Tech Innovation | CSI Cyber Miami: Forensic Analysis of a Ransomware Attack and Defense

Collin Apodac, Candid Wuest

Five Misconceptions about Apple in the Enterprise

Sam Weiss, Ashley Duran

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm ET

Happy Hour in the Expo Hall

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm ET

Closing Reception on the Ocean Lawn

9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET

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.

Jon McCarrick

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.

Righter Kunkel

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.

Mark Hammer

9:55 am – 11:30 am ET

Leading the Way in Cyber Protection

Patrick Pulvermueller, SB (Serguei Beloussov), Phil Goodwin, Dan Hill, Oleg Melnikov, Candid Wüest, Dan Havens

11:30 am – 12:15 pm ET

Keynote: A conversation with Alexis Ohanian – Reddit and beyond, lessons learned in my entrepreneurial journey

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

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm ET

Partner Awards

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm ET

CSI Cyber Miami: Forensic Analysis of a Ransomware Attack and Defense

Candid Wuest, Collin Apodac

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm ET

Acronis Roadmap – with Product Management

Oleg Melnikov

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

LIVE Discussion: MSP Chat with Erick Simpson

Erick Simpson

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm ET

Behind the Scenes: How Secure Software Development and Acronis MSP Protection Prevent Cyberattacks against MSPs

Candid Wüest, J.D. Perham

94% of Attacks Arrive via Email – Strategies for Reducing Risks and Incidents

Michael Osterman

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm ET

Protect and Defend Hosting Infrastructure: Real-World Use Case and Demo

Mark Wiener, Victor Fiss

Protecting Acronis, Partners and Clients Against Supply-Chain Attacks: What You Need to Know

Ed Amoroso

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm ET

LIVE Discussion: Business of Tech: Acronis #CyberFit Summit Edition

Dave Sobel

8:15 am – 9:15 am ET

Women In Tech Breakfast, hosted by Brooke Baldwin, Author and Former CNN Anchor

Ann Cloyd, Amy O’Connor, Dr. Wanda Eugene, Amy Luby, Katya Ivanova

9:25 am – 9:30 am ET

Day 2 Opening Remarks

9:30 am – 10:00 am ET

Keynote: A conversation with Chris Voss – Never split the difference

Chris Voss, CEO Black Swan Group and Former FBI Negotiator

10:00 am – 10:45 am ET

Roundtable: Meet the Acronis Leadership Team

Pat Hurley, Alex Ruslyakov, Gaidar Magdanurov, Katya Ivanova, Alex Zinin, Oleg Melnikov

10:45 am – 11:00 am ET

New Threats… New Opportunities… What’s your next move?

Craig Weir

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

A Panel of Experts on How Automation and Delivery Drive Profits and Better Customer Outcomes

Harry Brelsford, Kevin Jaberg, Bryson Tyrell, Brian Kane, Gaidar Magdanurov

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm ET

The Alternative Cloud: MSPs, Your Time Has Come!

David Klauser, Joe Morgan

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm ET

Capture & Retain: Keeping Engaged with Profitable Customers

Larry Walsh

Acronis #TeamUp Program: Growing Business Through Sports Partnerships

Christian Lau, Scott Wiles, Dan Havens

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm ET

Maximizing your Relationship with Acronis: Getting and Staying #CyberFit

Alex Ruslyakov, Amy Luby, Righter Kunkel

Advanced security via integration: Acronis way to deliver best in the class cyber protection

Nick Grebennikoff

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm ET

LIVE Q&A with George Russell and Pierre Garçon

Live Virtual Q&A with Williams Racing Formula One Driver George Russell and Washington Football Team Legend Pierre Garcon. Discuss data, sport and cyber protection.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET

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.

Jon McCarrick

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.

Righter Kunkel

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.

Mark Hammer

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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.

9:00am to 6:00pm ET

October 27, 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.

9:00am to 6:00pm ET

October 27, 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.

9:00am to 6:00pm ET

October 27, 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 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

COVID-19 Response

Onsite COVID Protocols – Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel

Acronis is committed to creating a safe and energizing event that will allow us to effectively meet with our partners in person in Miami. With that goal in mind, we would like to share with you the following guidelines we are putting into place to ensure a safe and successful Acronis #CyberFit Summit in Miami.

  1. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and Acronis staff will be required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth while at the event, even if you are vaccinated. Recent studies and guidance from the CDC state that both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals can transmit the COVID-19 Delta variant. Speakers will be allowed to remove their masks while on stage and everyone in attendance will, of course, be permitted to remove their mask while eating.
  2. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and Acronis staff will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival onsite at the event or proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid/antigen test 48 hours prior to arrival onsite at the event. We will have a COVID-19 PCR testing station at the event for anyone needing to show proof of a negative test prior to returning home.
  3. Physical distancing measures will be in place at all Summit venues.
  4. We will check the temperature of every person prior to entry at the Acronis event space and will conduct random spot checks throughout the day. We will also send out daily symptom check questionnaires.
  5. If you are not yet vaccinated, we encourage you to get vaccinated prior to attending the event. Ideally, you would have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose two weeks prior to the event start date.
  6. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event space, and we are implementing enhanced cleaning protocols of each room every day.
  7. Additionally, prior to the event, if you come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you feel ill, we encourage you to contact your doctor, stay home, and participate in the virtual event experience.

For the most up to date Miami-Dade County information, please visit https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/safety-guidelines.page

Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach, In response to COVID-19, has created their own “Bleau Clean” safety program. For more information on the hotel’s health & safety protocols please visit: https://www.fontainebleau.com/updates

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 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.

What are the benefits of attending in person?

In-person attendees at our Miami 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.

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.

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 Summit from any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile).

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 are the Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach booking details and cancellation policy?

Our special rate for a standard room is $269.00 plus 14% tax per night. A hotel fee of $33.00 plus 14% tax per room per day will also apply to all guest rooms. Total rate per night is $344.28 inclusive of hotel fee and tax.

At this time, you will only be charged for a one-night stay to hold your reservation. Upon check-in, a method of payment will be required for the remaining room nights, taxes, hotel fee and incidentals ($75 per day). Unused incidental charges will be refunded at check-out and will take 5 to 7 business days to appear back on your account.

Cancellation Policy: Hotel rooms can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival date.

Acronis Partners

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Here is a list of our partners: Ingram Micro, GoDaddy, Pax8, Ubistor, CLIMB Channel SolutionsUS SignalScanSource, Open Xchange, interworks.cloud, JAMF, UTOT, Scale Computing, Joe’s Data Center, intY, Virtuozzo, Sherweb, Accxia, D&H.