Acronis #CyberFit Summit
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Learn from the best! As the premier event series dedicated to enhancing your cyber protection business, we attract the top channel, cybersecurity, and industry experts from across the globe.rn
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Patrick Pulvermueller
Chief Executive Officer, Acronis
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Patrick Pulvermueller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Amy Luby
IT Channel Evangelist, Acronis
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Amy Luby

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

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Candid Wüest
VP, Cyber Protection Research, Acronis
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Candid Wüest

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

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

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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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Amy Babinchak
President, Harbor Computer Services
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Amy Babinchak

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

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

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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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Joel Zaidspiner
Associate Publisher, ChannelPro-SMB Magazine
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Joel Zaidspiner

Joel Zaidspiner is Associate Publisher for ChannelPro-SMB Magazine and a senior executive at the ChannelPro Network. He has been with ChannelPro for about 12 years and was formally with CMP Media. Zaidspiner is a mainstay at industry events and works closely with the Publisher on day to day operations and editorial strategy for ChannelPro Network media properties.

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Craig Joseph
Chief Alliance Officer, Acronis
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Craig Joseph

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

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Rayanne Buchianico
Owner, ABC Solutions, LLC
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Rayanne Buchianico

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

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

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

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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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John Perham
Solutions Architect, Acronis
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John Perham

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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Willam Toll
Head of Product Marketing, Acronis
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Willam Toll

William is focused on connecting Acronis products with the community.

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

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Florence Jule
Global Channel Marketing Manager, Acronis
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Florence Jule

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

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Nick Grebennikoff
Chief Development Officer, Acronis
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Nick Grebennikoff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mareva Koulamallah
Head of PR & Communication EMEA, Acronis
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Mareva Koulamallah

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

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

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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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James Abercrombie
Senior Sales Engineer, Acronis
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James Abercrombie

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

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Cramer Snuggs
Founder and CEO, Cascade Technologies
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Cramer Snuggs

A Lees-McRae College graduate, Cramer’s career started at a young age as a Computer Technician. At 25 years old, he established an IT Consulting company that today is doing business in 9 states across the United States, as well as customers in Latin America.

With a strong background focusing in Networking and Cyber Security, he has leveraged the Acronis Cyber Protect platform to provide world class protection to all of his customers, both big and small. Utilizing private owned storage, based in Fremont, California, Cascade Technologies works with IT Partners across the United States and in Latin America to provide the resources needed for IT Firms to provide secure Disaster Recovery and Cyber Protection solutions to their customers as well.

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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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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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Jay McBain
Principal Analyst, Forrester
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Jay McBain

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

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

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

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

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

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Yury Averkiev
VP, Product Management, Acronis
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Yury Averkiev

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

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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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Steve McChesney
Chief Marketing Officer, Acronis
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Steve McChesney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Neil Morarji
General Manager, Asia Pacific at Acronis
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Neil Morarji

Neil comes with over 20 years of experience in the Cloud and Digital Transformation space. Prior to joining Acronis, he managed Ingram Micro’s Cloud Platform Business (Odin) in APJ. He was responsible for business growth, Professional Services and Alliance Management, driving and maintaining sustained growth across regional cloud partners. And before that, Neil held the position of a managing director at Parallels and Odin in Australia and New Zealand, building trusted partnerships with some of the countries’ largest services providers and hosters.

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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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Markus Bauer
Technology Evangelist EMEA, Acronis
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Markus Bauer

Markus holds a degree in Information Electronics and has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry with extensive expertise in Business Development, Marketing, Sales, as well as Presales and distribution of products and services. He held various Sales and Channel positions in which he, amongst other things, imparted technological expertise to Partners. Moreover, he was responsible for the expansion of the Channel Business and provided a reputable and knowledgeable reference point for Suppliers as well as Partners.

Markus’ mission at Acronis is to drive strategies and share technological expertise with Partners, Customers and Resellers. He works on all Channel levels and is responsible for Acronis trainings and workshops throughout EMEA.

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Jon McCarrick
Global Head of Partner Evangelism, Acronis
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Jon McCarrick

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

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

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Steve Brining
Partner Technology Evangelist – Cyber Protect, Acronis
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Steve Brining

Steve Brining serves as the partner technology evangelist for Acronis Cyber Protect at Acronis. Prior to Acronis, Mr. Brining honed his skills for over 20 years as a cybersecurity expert at PatchLink, McAfee, BeyondTrust and other technology companies. Mr. Brining holds a Masters in Business Administration in E-Business and Masters in Science in Technology and Innovation Management with specialization in Cybersecurity and is a Commanding Officer in the Arizona Army National Guard.

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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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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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Amos Dong
Partner Technology Evangelist, Acronis
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Amos Dong

Amos is passionate in latest technology trends. He comes from a solid technical IT infrastructure background. He has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry. Holding multiple certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, and Red Hat. His interests and specializations include Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange Server, Hyper-V and VMware virtualization, Office 365 and G Suite, Cisco Routing and Switching, Network Security, and Linux Server.

Among some of the companies that he had been with previously are Microsoft, IBM, T-Systems, Atos, HCL, NCS, and Visa. He held positions ranging from Solutions Architect, Presales and Techncial Consultant, Systems and Network Engineer, IT Manager, and Technical Trainer. Amos likes sharing his knowledge and experiences with others. His current and last 2 job roles were Training related.

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Ron Eo
Head of Curriculum and Training, Acronis
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Ron Eo

As Head of Curriculum and Training, Ron is responsible for curriculum and training development for enabling partners, end-users and employees at Acronis.

With over 15 years of training delivery, management and development experience in the IT software and training industry in Apac, Ron has a deep working knowledge of how training and enablement can transform individuals and companies and accelerate returns on investment.

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

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.