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MSPs and IT leaders Conference
November 7 – 9, 2022 | Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Acronis #CyberFit Summit 2022

Cyber Protect the Future

All ticket proceeds benefit the Acronis Cyber Foundation

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Cyber Protect the Future

Join your peers in the MSP, hosting and IT spheres at the best service provider event of the year — Acronis #CyberFit Summit 2022 in Miami Beach. Through superstar keynotes, expert panels, and hands-on workshops, you’ll get deeper insights into the threat landscape, learn new business-building tips and discover a path to accelerate growth while securing customer loyalty.

CEO Keynote at the Acronis #CyberFit Summit 2022

In his Summit 2022 keynote, Acronis CEO Patrick Pulvermueller shares his vision for the future of the market, and how Acronis will continue to deliver value to its MSP partners. Patrick is joined on the main stage by Candid Wuest, VP of Cyber Protection Research; Oleg Melnikov, CTO; and Katya Ivanova, CSO. This presentation at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach begins the largest Acronis Summit to date.

Seven tracks to grow your MSP business

Winning with Innovation — The latest features, advances, products and integrations

Business Forward — Reduce complexity, improve efficiency and boost productivity

Revenue Accelerator — Practical marketing, sales and pricing strategies that drive growth

Hosting and Cloud Transformation — Deploy, protect, differentiate and thrive

La Oportunidad de LATAM — Spotlight on Latin America (delivered in Spanish and Portuguese)

Results Now Workshops – Designed to update your marketing strategies for today’s environment

Acronis #CyberFit Academy Training — Level up your team’s skills to unlock satisfaction, loyalty, and revenue

MSP luminaries at the Acronis Cyber Studio

Dave is the host of the Business of Tech podcast, and owner of MSP Radio. 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 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. Dave Sobel will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.
Dave Sobel
MSP Radio, Owner
Karl Palachuk will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery. Karl W. Palachuk has been an IT Consultant since 1995 and is one of the pioneers of the managed services business model. He is the author of more than twenty books, most of which are also available as audio books. Karl founded the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community in 2018. He maintains four blogs, including Small Biz Thoughts and Relax Focus Succeed, and produces three podcasts, including the SMB Community Podcast and The Killing IT Podcast. And in 2021, Karl founded the National Society of IT Service Providers – NSITSP.org – where he is now the Executive Director. Karl has owned several small businesses, including two very successful Managed Service companies in Sacramento, CA. He received his first Microsoft certification in 1995 and his first MCSE in 1999. He was an active, hands-on Systems Engineer until January of 2017. He now provides coaching and consulting services to IT professionals of all sizes.
Karl W. Palachuk
Small Biz Thoughts, Owner
Experienced Chief Executive Officer of OITVOIP with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Champion for the MSP community, Moderator of the MSP Subreddit (r/msp) with over 114k members, featured speaker on process and procedure and Expert at generating sticky VoIP revenue for IT professionals. Strong business development professional with a Masters of Engineering focused in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications from DeVry University-Florida. Ray Orsini will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.
Ray Orsini
CEO of OITVOIP
As a Porting Specialist, I am the bridge that transports you from your previous provider to OITVOIP. I acquire our clients’ information and port their numbers onto our system. To ensure that my task is completed efficiently and in a timely manner, I make sure to work closely with our carriers. MSP luminary, Daniel Lora, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.
Daniel Lora
Porting Specialist, OIT, LLC
Chris started Sondela Consulting to focus on his passion for working with MSPs to help them become more successful and more efficient by understanding and utilizing their tools more effectively. Sondela is a Zulu word for “Advance” which is a nod to Chris’s Southern African roots and is an apt name with his number one goal being to help MSPs gain a deeper understanding of their investment and realize profitability much quicker. The 14 years of experience Chris gained through previously running an MSP business combined with working at Autotask has given him greater insight and understanding into both sides of the industry and how a PSA tool can provide efficiencies and profitability when implemented properly. Chris can take you from zero to hero with your PSA tool, using it to its full potential, and maximizing every aspect of your business to ensure that every department is working in harmony. In a nutshell, Chris’s passion is to turn your MSP into a “well-oiled” machine. Chris co-hosts the PSAImpact podcast, a PSA independent series designed to help MSPs worldwide to get the most from their PSA tool and manage their business. MSP luminary, Chris Timm, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.
Chris Timm
Sondela Consulting, CEO
Rayanne is the owner of ABC Solutions, LLC in Clearwater, Florida providing accounting, tax, and PSA consulting services to IT Professionals throughout North America. She is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor in QuickBooks Desktop and Online. 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. With expertise in managed service providers, Sell My MSP provides unique guidance through the merger/acquisition process including business valuation services. She is the Treasurer with the National Society of IT Service Providers. Rayanne teaches courses through Bigger Brains and ITSP University to help IT Professionals understand their business finances and profitability. She also provides information through speaking engagements at various channel events, social media such as the PSA Impact Podcast series, and publishing articles through various IT Channel periodicals. MSP luminary, Rayanne Buchianico, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.
Rayanne Buchianico
ABC Solutions, LLC, Owner
Paco Lebron serves as CEO and Founder of ProdigyTeks Inc., a Managed Service Provider established in February of 2013, located in the West Loop of Chicago. Lebron guides a dedicated team of leaders and experts in assisting small businesses with high-quality service and support. MSP luminary, Paco Lebron, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery. He also currently co-hosts MSP Unplugged, a live, weekly podcast for aspiring IT businesses owners venturing into the MSP space. In addition, Lebron is co-founder of TechCon Unplugged, a dedicated national multi-day summit for information technology industry leaders, small businesses, and entrepreneurs of all scales to network and build business strategies.
Paco Lebron
CEO and Founder of ProdigyTeks Inc.
MSP luminary, Rick Smith, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.
Rick Smith
Renactus Technology LLC, Founder & CEO
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. MSP luminary, Richard Tubb, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.
Richard Tubb
IT Business Growth Expert, Tubblog
I have worked in IT since 1995, started my company Lawrence Technology Services in 2003 and my passion for technology is prevalent in everything I do. I have been a long time an open source advocate and utilize a variety of open source projects for client solutions. MSP luminary, Tom Lawrence, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.
Thomas Lawrence
Lawrence Technology Services, President
Agenda
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

Registration in the Luster Gallerie

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

Global Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall

8:00 am – 7:00 pm ET

Registration in the Luster Gallerie

8:00 am – 9:25 am ET

Breakfast in the Expo Hall

9:30 am – 10:20 am ET

CEO Keynote | Cyber Protect the Future with Acronis: the future starts now

Patrick Pulvermueller, Acronis CEO, Candid Wuest, VP of Acronis Research, Oleg Melnikov, Acronis CTO, Katya Ivanova, Chief Sales Officer, Acronis

10:20 am – 10:35 am ET

Chaos, Continuity and the MSP Ecosystem: The Case for BLAST Zone Engineering

Tony Thomas, VP of Strategy, ConnectWise

10:35 am – 11:05 am ET

Keynote | Expanding the Future of MSPs

Serg Bell, Acronis Founder and Chief Research Officer

11:05 am – 11:25 am ET

How Silvereye Empowers the Channel through Consolidation and Commitment

Cameron May, Chief Strategist at Silvereye Technologies

11:25 am – 12:15 pm ET

Keynote | From the Mafia to Ransomware Gangs: 50 years of justice with former FBI Director, Judge Louis Freeh

12:15 pm – 12:25 pm ET

The Secret to Creating a Sales Process that Works

Jennifer Pierce, Security Advisor and Partner Success Manager, Galactic Advisors

12:30 pm – 1:55 pm ET

Lunch in the Expo Hall

2:00 pm – 2:25 pm ET

Winning with Innovation | Roadmap 2023: A look into the future of cyber protection

Oleg Melnikov, CTO, Acronis, Alex Zinin, Chief Cloud Infrastructure Officer, Acronis

Hosting and Cloud Transformation | From Any to Any – achieving full data recovery and portability in hosted environments

Stephen Nichols, Director NAM Solutions Engineering, Acronis

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm ET

Business Forward | Grow Like a Pro: Acronis #TeamUp Program

Ryan Davis, Acronis, Tim Popovich, Climb Channel Solutions, Matthew Cochran, Hendrick Motorsports, Ken Varrone, Sourcepass, Lawrence Troemel, NobleTec

2:00 pm – 3:25 pm ET

Results Now Workshops | Pricing, packaging and margins: How MSPs can solve for profit

Pat Hurley, Vice President & General Manager, Sales, Americas at Acronis

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm ET

Hosting and Cloud Transformation | Future Proofing: Leveling Up Technical Customer Support with Cloud Know How

Matt Hocken, Director of Professional Services, Cloud Know How

2:30 pm – 2:55 pm ET

Winning with Innovation | This Is How You Do It: Cyber Scripting and beyond in Advanced Management

J. D. Perham, Acronis, Kelvin Tegelaar, CyberDrain.com

2:40 pm – 2:50 pm ET

Business Forward | Growth Obsessed: How Ingram Micro Cloud Empowers Forward – Thinking Growth

John Dusett, Executive Director, Cloud Services, US, Ingram Micro

2:45 pm – 3:25 pm ET

Hosting and Cloud Transformation | What Is the Future of Hosting and Cloud?

Jeff Hardy, Acronis, Robert Jacobi, Cloudways, Mark Hogan, IONOS, Patrick Dolan, Virtuozzo, Emily Sampson, Acronis

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Business Forward | Automation, integration and AI: mitigating the MSP talent shortage with technology

Steve Nichols, Acronis, Scott Harris, eGenera, Michael Frisby, Vuzion, Motti Elloul, Perception Point, Martijn van der Schaaf, Computicate

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Winning with Innovation | The Business Continuity Mindset: A new way of thinking

Tony Thomas, ConnectWise, Mike Goldberg, ConnectWise, Esteban Delgado, BIZITSS, James Slaby, Acronis

3:30 pm – 3:55 pm ET

Coffee Break

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm ET

Hosting and Cloud Transformation | Evolution of Cloud Brokerage: Challenges and Opportunities for IT Sellers

Miltos Antoniadis, VP of Sales, interworks.cloud

4:00 pm – 4:25 pm ET

Winning with Innovation | The Real Edge is EDR: Protecting endpoints and the people who use them

James Erby, Solutions Engineer, Acronis, Gili Moller, Director Product Management, Acronis

4:00 pm – 4:40 pm ET

Business Forward | Managing MSP and client risk in an age of surging cyberinsurance costs

Joe Brunsman, The Brunsman Group, Dave Millier, QuickProtect, Wayne Selk, CompTIA, Dave Pittinger, Pro Cloud Saas, Amy Babinchak, NSITSP, Colin Clark, Plenum Group

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Results Now Workshops | Get Every Client to Say Yes to Advanced Cyber Protection

Erick Simpson, MSP Expert, Influencer, Thought Leader

4:15 pm – 4:55 pm ET

Hosting and Cloud Transformation | Kidnapping the Cloud: the real and emerging threats of ransomware in hosting and cloud environments

Jeff Hardy, Acronis, Melanie Purkis, Liquid Web, Luis Casagrande, RackOne, Michael Frisby, Vuzion, Stravros Samiotis, interworks.cloud, Jeremy Warren, Monarx

4:25 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Winning with Innovation | Risk Round Table: What top security researchers are worried about right now

Candid Wuest, Acronis, Brian Grayek, Consulting CISO, Jurgen Weiss, ARES Cyber Intelligence, Dioly Alexandre, BlackShield Cyber, Steve Brining, Acronis, Mark Wiener, BizComGlobal

4:40 pm – 4:50 pm ET

Business Forward | Optimizing Client Infrastructure From The Outside In

Alan Conboy, Field CTO, Scale Computing

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET

Happy Hour in the Expo Hall

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET

Cyber Networking Dinner Party

7:00 am – 8:15 am ET

Cyber Dragon Cup

Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers, Steve McManaman, Liverpool Football Legend, Santana Moss, Washington Commanders

8:00 am – 9:25 am ET

Breakfast in the Expo Hall

8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

Registration in the Luster Gallerie

9:30 am – 9:50 am ET

Welcome to Day 2: The future started yesterday

Patrick Pulvermueller, Acronis CEO, Dan Havens , Acronis Growth Officer

9:50 am – 10:30 am ET

#CyberWomen – What’s next?

Tery Howard, Inter Miami, Tye Hayes, Founder & CEO of N-Ovate Business Solutions, Ashley Taylor, Head of Talent Acquisition, Acronis, Amy Babinchak, President of the Board, NSITSP, Claire Jedrek, Motorsports Presenter

10:30 am – 11:00 am ET

Acronis #CyberFit Partner Awards

Patrick Pulvermueller, Acronis CEO, Katya Ivanova, Chief Sales Officer, Acronis

11:15 am – 11:25 am ET

La Oportunidad de LATAM | Bienvenidos! Welcome to Our LATAM Partners

Fernando Alvaro, Regional Marketing Manager, LATAM, Acronis

11:15 am – 11:40 am ET

Revenue Accelerator | Strategic Marketing for the Modern MSP

Michael Callahan, Acronis CMO

11:15 am – 11:55 am ET

Winning with Innovation | Plugging the Leaks: Get compliant without a PhD using Acronis DLP

Matt Lee, PAX8, Stephen Nichols, Acronis, Jeff Hardy, Acronis

11:15 am – 12:15 pm ET

Results Now Workshops | Open the Magic Marketing Box: Free tools you can use right now to close more deals

Lorena Panama, Global Partner Marketing Manager at Acronis

11:25 am – 11:45 am ET

La Oportunidad de LATAM | The Acronis Global View of Latin America

Ezequiel Steiner, President / Chief Corp Development Officer, Acronis

11:40 am – 11:50 am ET

Revenue Accelerator | The Top 5 MSP Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Taher Hamid, VP of Business Development, AllTek Services

11:45 am – 12:05 pm ET

La Oportunidad de LATAM | LATAM By the Numbers: Where we are and where we are going

Agustin Mella, Acronis

11:50 am – 12:30 pm ET

Revenue Accelerator | Service Provider Growth Panel – What successful MSPs are doing now to keep growing

Michael Callahan, Acronis, Jay McBain, Canalys, Cameron May, Silvereye Tech, Kate Bissinger, Net3 Technology, Amanda Lee, PAX8, Roli Points, Sourcepass

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm ET

Winning with Innovation | Barbarians at the Gates: The MSP’s opportunity to protect local government

Tye Hayes, Founder & CEO of N-Ovate Business Solutions

12:05 pm – 12:30 pm ET

La Oportunidad de LATAM | Building and Growing a Successful MSP Business in LATAM

Diogo Lopes, Solutions Engineering Manager, Acronis

12:30 pm – 1:55 pm ET

Lunch in the Expo Hall

2:00 pm – 2:25 pm ET

La Oportunidad de LATAM | The 2023 Acronis LATAM Marketing Strategy: What’s next

Fernando Alvaro, Regional Marketing Manager, LATAM at Acronis

Revenue Accelerator | The Five Ways to Grow: A step by step guide to MSP profit and ARR

Alex Ruslyakov, Acronis Channel Chief, Chris Daggett, Director of Managed Services and Security, HUB Tech

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm ET

Winning with Innovation | What CISOs Really Want Now

James Slaby, Acronis, Wayne Selk, CompTIA, Pat Cannon, US Signal, Jeremy Warren, Monarx

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Results Now Workshops | Using Digital Growth Strategies: Applying modern digital market techniques to get more customers

Rita Buscher Kulis, Digital Marketing Media Manager, Acronis, Petar Hristov, Senior SEO Manager, Acronis

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm ET

Revenue Accelerator | Building a Profitable Cloud MSP – what I’d do different, what I’d do again

Joe Morgan, Cloud Program Director, Virtuozzo

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm ET

La Oportunidad de LATAM | Start Growing in LATAM with Acronis

Regis Paravisi, Regional Sales Manager Brazil, Acronis

2:45 pm – 3:10 pm ET

Winning with Innovation | Overcoming MSP Tool Sprawl: The magic of integrated tools

James Abercrombie, Senior Sales Engineer, Acronis

Revenue Accelerator | Build Your Winning Team to Grow

Dan Meyers, Chief Human Resources Officer, Acronis

2:55 pm – 3:25 pm ET

La Oportunidad de LATAM | Growth-Hack Your SP Business in LATAM – How they did it

Sebastian Lara, Acronis, Vinicio Vasquez, Telconet, Leonardo Gonzaga, Webplus, Esteban Rey, on-Cloud

3:30 pm – 3:55 pm ET

Coffee Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Keynote | Tomorrow’s Win Starts with Today’s Game: Building success across decades with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Basketball Legend, Entrepreneur, Q&A with Dan Havens, Acronis

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET

Happy Hour in the Expo Hall

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm ET

Closing Party

Sparkle Ballroom

The Acronis #CyberFit Academy training is an essential component of our annual Summit. Join us virtually and let your colleagues know, too.

Register today to attend a training session or two.
Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Tech Associate (ENGLISH)

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 Security features including our new Advanced Packs. Technicians will learn all necessary features and will be set up to take additional sessions like troubleshooting, Management, Disaster Recovery, Files, and Notary training in the Academy as needed.

November 14 – 17, 2022
10:00am – 3:00pm EST
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Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Tech Associate (SPANISH)

Obtenga 3 certificados en un día y califique a su equipo en el Programa de Partners de Acronis para obtener beneficios. Cubriremos la versión en la nube de nuestro curso Tech Foundation y nuestras funciones de respaldo y seguridad, incluidos nuestros nuevos paquetes avanzados. Los técnicos aprenderán todas las funcionalidades necesarias y se les preparará para realizar sesiones adicionales como Troubleshooting, Administración avanzada, Recuperación de desastres, Files and Notary en la Academia de Acronis de acuerdo a sus necesidades.

November 22 – 25, 2022
8:00am – 12:00 pm CDT
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Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Tech Associate (PORTUGUESE)

Ganhe 3 certificados em um dia e qualifique sua equipe técnica para benefícios no Programa de Parceiros Acronis. Cobriremos a versão em nuvem de nosso curso Fundamentals e os recursos de Backup e Segurança, incluindo nossos novos Pacotes Avançados. Os técnicos aprenderão todos os recursos necessários e poderão realizar sessões adicionais como solução de problemas, gerenciamento, recuperação de desastres, arquivos e notarização, conforme necessário.

December 6 – 9, 2022
9:00am – 1:00 pm BRT
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Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Sales Associate (ENGLISH)

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.

December 6 – 9, 2022
11:00am – 2:00 pm EST
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Acronis #CyberFit Academy Cloud Tech Recertification (ENGLISH)

Have you already earned our certification in the past?  Take this abbreviated course that will cover common support issues, what’s new features, and high-level refreshers.  Earn all of your recertifications in one short course with each topic taking about 20 minutes.  Exams will be the same as for the original course to ensure retention.

November 14, 2022
11:00am – 2:00 pm EST
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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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Judge Louis Freeh
Former Director FBI, Global Vice Chair and Managing Director, AlixPartners
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Judge Louis Freeh

Honorable Judge Louis Freeh advises senior leaders of global companies and governments on complex investigative, governance, compliance, and regulatory matters.

Since leaving government service, Louis Freeh has been appointed by courts, corporate boards and governments to help the world’s largest companies navigate legal and compliance issues related to the FCPA and similar anti-corruption regulations. Louis Freeh firsthand experience with U.S. judicial, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, national governments, and leaders of global businesses allows him to assist organizations in navigating crisis situations and complex, multi-jurisdictional matters quickly and strategically. His expertise and leadership qualities advise and support Boards, governments and CEO’s on a range of sensitive undertakings including investigations and enhanced due diligence, litigation strategy, compliance monitoring and assessments, and liaison with regulatory authorities.

Louis Freeh was founder and chairman of Freeh Sporkin and Sullivan, and Freeh Group International Solutions from 2007 -2020. Prior to that, he was FBI director and a former federal judge.

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Basketball Legend, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises
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Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate that provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Johnson parlayed the skills and tenacity he acquired on the court into a winning formula for his successful business ventures.

For the last two decades Johnson has consistently turned heads with his unprecedented partnerships. In his early years as an entrepreneur, he forged an alliance with Sony Pictures to develop Magic Johnson Theatres. In 1998, he teamed with Starbucks to become the only franchisee in the history of the company, acquiring and eventually selling 125 stores in a lucrative move which further solidified his position in the business world. Both ventures served as catalysts for redevelopment in urban communities, and are widely recognized as the corporate blueprint for engagement and success with urban consumers across America.

Still a commanding presence in the sports world, he made history in 2012 when he became co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a Major League Baseball franchise that was purchased for an astronomical $2 billion dollars. It was the highest purchase price for any professional sports team at the time. He also co-owns the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club, and eSports franchise Team Liquid.
Johnson continues to expand his influence through a number of other investments. He currently has controlling interests in EquiTrust, a $20 billion financial services company, and SodexoMAGIC, a food service and facilities management company.

The Lansing native is constantly evolving and remaining relevant in a dynamic digital age by broadening his scope into infrastructure and technology. In 2015, Magic Johnson Enterprises and Loop Capital formed an alliance to create MJE-Loop Capital Partners. The firm raised a fund committed to investing millions of dollars on infrastructure improvement in the United States.
Operating under the philosophy that true success is making others successful, he is one of the leading investors in a number of minority-owned tech companies that include Uncharted Power, an award-winning power and data infrastructure technology company; Jopwell, a diversity and hiring recruiting platform; and ShotTracker, a company that makes wearable technology for basketball players that helps track player and ball movement. In 2021, Johnson was appointed to the board of directors for Fanatics, a sports licensing company, and Cameo, a company that lets celebrities sell personalized messages to fans. With his unique positioning as a businessman spanning multiple industries and generations, he aims to help companies expand and foster a positive impact domestically and globally.

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Tery Howard
Head of Technology, Inter Miami CF
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Tery Howard

Tery Howard is the founder of Peer Vision Consulting, whose focus is on assisting clubs and venues with strategic planning and resource structuring, delivering transformative and sustainable technology that is competitive and operationally effective. Tery has worked with several venues and clubs, most notably NASCAR, Oklahoma Thunder, Tampa Bay Lighting and Inter Miami Club Futbol as of Head Technology, focusing on the stadium construction/build projects.

Prior to Peer Vision, Tery spent 19 years as the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, responsible for the innovation and strategy with a primary focus on club and venue technology, converging broadcast media, infrastructure, telecommunications, analytics, and business systems,  positioning the organization at the forefront of the industry.  Prior to the Dolphins, Tery started her career at Carnival Cruise Lines, pioneering the technology to automate Carnival’s fleet, over a period of 15 years.

In June, 2018 Tery was awarded the Executive of the Year award at the Stadium Business Summit, a global gathering of stadium industry leaders and renowned executives.  Tery was recognized for her achievements as a sports venue leader, pioneering the vision of digital transformation and fan experience.   Tery has also been recognized by SportsBusiness Journal as a Game Changer in Sports for her innovation and impact on the industry.  Tery was a finalist for the Technology Leader of the Year Award at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.  Under her leadership, the Dolphins were recognized by InfoWorld as one of the “Top 100” companies that have made the best use of technology to enhance their business and also recognized by PC Magazine as one of the “Top 10” companies using technology in intelligent ways to improve their business. Finally, with Tery at the helm, her team was recognized by ComputerWorld as leaders in “Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless.”

Respected throughout the industry, Tery has published articles and is frequently called upon to contribute to IT presentations, panel discussions and workshops, locally and globally.  Tery is actively involved in various community initiatives and advisory boards, providing guidance and a leadership role in the community and beyond.  Tery was recognized by the FBI Cyber Division for her vision and support of the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge and was tapped as the recipient of the “Glass Ceiling Award” from Florida Diversity Council. She now serves as an advisor to the Florida CIO Executive Council and Sports and Entertainment Alliance and Technology. Additionally, she serves on the St. Thomas University’s Dean’s Advisory Council, as well as engaging in speaking and panel member invitations throughout the U.S. and abroad on a variety of technology topics.

Tery resides in Miami Florida with her husband, Eric, and three children.

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Serg Bell
Chief Research Officer and Founder, Acronis
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Serg Bell

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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Pat Willis
San Francisco 49ers
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Pat Willis

Patrick Willis is widely recognized as one of the greatest linebackers in football history. He attained unrivaled success from his high school days playing in Bruceton, Tennessee, to his four years dominating the Southeastern Conference while playing at Ole Miss, to his 8-year career as a legendary linebacker for the 49ers. He demonstrated at every level through hard work, determination, and perseverance along the way what it means to be a champion at heart and role model to others.

As the oldest of four children growing up in a small town with very limited resources, Patrick served as both a big brother and mentor to his younger siblings. He held various jobs early in life to help contribute to his family. By the time he reached high school, Willis was a standout football, basketball, and baseball player. While starring at Central High as a running back and linebacker, Willis became the first player in Tennessee history to be nominated for the Mr. Football Award as both a lineman and back in the same season.

Despite that success, he was regarded as a 3-star prospect and received limited scholarship opportunities to play Division I college football. When Willis visited Oxford, MS, he knew right away that Ole Miss was the place for him. As a true freshman in 2003, Willis made an immediate impact for the Rebels, playing in all 13 games and contributing on defense and special teams. He also excelled in the classroom, earning the Scholar Athlete Award from the Ole Miss chapter of the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame.

During his sophomore year, he developed into one of the best linebackers in the Southeastern Conference, receiving honorable mention All-SEC honors from the Associated Press. By his junior year, Willis dominated at middle linebacker, leading the conference in tackles per game and being named SEC Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All-SEC, and 1st Team All-American.

Although tempted to declare for the NFL Draft following that campaign, Willis remained at Ole Miss for his senior season, which turned out to be a great decision. He once again led the SEC in tackles and was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was a consensus 1st Team All-American, and won the prestigious Butkus Award as the most outstanding linebacker in college football.

The following spring, Willis was selected 11th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2007 NFL Draft. It didn’t take long to demonstrate that he would achieve similar success in the league. As a rookie, he led the NFL in tackles, was selected to the Pro Bowl, named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and was selected as a 1st Team All-Pro. That success continued throughout his career, with Willis being chosen for seven straight Pro Bowls, receiving five 1st Team and two 2nd Team All-Pro selections, and widely being regarded as the most dominant linebacker in the NFL.

Following his eighth season, which was cut short by a foot injury that required surgery, Willis was forced into early retirement from the league. His impact over the first seven years of his career did not go unnoticed. Willis was inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame, receiving his “Red Jacket”, in 2021. That same year, he was also selected as a finalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the highest honor a football player can attain.

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Rayanne Buchianico
Owner, ABC Solutions, LLC
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Rayanne Buchianico

Rayanne is the owner of ABC Solutions, LLC in Clearwater, Florida providing accounting, tax, and PSA consulting services to IT Professionals throughout North America. She is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor in QuickBooks Desktop and Online. 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. With expertise in managed service providers, Sell My MSP provides unique guidance through the merger/acquisition process including business valuation services.

She is the Treasurer with the National Society of IT Service Providers. Rayanne teaches courses through Bigger Brains and ITSP University to help IT Professionals understand their business finances and profitability. She also provides information through speaking engagements at various channel events, social media such as the PSA Impact Podcast series, and publishing articles through various IT Channel periodicals.

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Steve McManaman
Liverpool Football Legend
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Steve McManaman

Ian Rush was once asked to name the most promising player in Liverpool’s ranks and he replied Steve McManaman.

Macca, who was an Everton supporter, arrived at Liverpool at 14 years of age. Ten days after his first England Under-21 international, Steve got his first taste of first-team action when he came on as a substitute against Sheffield United at Anfield. He next appeared in the starting line-up in the opening game of the 1991-92 season. Macca had a sensational season, playing 51 games and scoring 10 goals, and crowned it with a man-of-the-match performance in the FA Cup final at Wembley against Sunderland. He kept on going the following season by playing 41 and scoring seven goals.

When Roy Evans took over in 1994, Macca was given a free role and no longer being tied to the wings, which inspired him to new heights. Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 6-1 in the first game of the season, and he netted twice.

His best performance was the 1995 Coca-Cola Cup final at Wembley when he scored two fantastic goals in a 2-1 win over Bolton. So good was his performance Kopites called it ‘The McManaman final.’

He then enjoyed a fantastic 1995-96 season and his link-up play with great friend Robbie Fowler was just sensational.  Liverpool showed championship form at times but the season ended in disappointment. The summer went well though for him when he starred for England in Euro 96, reaching the semi-finals.

That autumn speculation was rife that Juventus and Barcelona were going to offer £12 million pounds for him.

In 1997-98 captain John Barnes left Liverpool and Macca, now the most experienced player in the side, became vice-captain to Paul Ince. He scored 12 goals that season, including sensational goals against Celtic and Arsenal.

Macca’s ninth and last season was not a pleasant one. Tiredness had set in from playing constantly for years and niggling injuries prevented him from impressing new boss Gerard Houllier. In the beginning of November, Macca was ordered to take complete rest until Christmas.

At the end of January, he announced he would be leaving for European champions Real Madrid on a Bosman deal. Real discovered the lad could also play and he starred in the Champions league final in his first season, scoring a superb goal.

He later came back to England to play for Manchester City alongside good mate Robbie Fowler, and is now a respected football TV pundit. Previous Clubs: Real Madrid, Manchester City

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Santana Moss
Former Football Player, Washington Commanders
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Santana Moss

Santana Moss is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he earned All-American honors. Moss was picked by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, where he spent 4 seasons with the team, before playing for the Washington Redskins for 10 seasons. Moss was selected as an All-Pro in 2005.

Known for his big play potential, Moss started the 2005 season off with a bang in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys, where he caught two touchdown passes of 39 and 70 yards from Mark Brunell in the last five minutes to come from behind and beat the Cowboys 14–13.

His 2005 season with the Redskins was the best in his professional career, with 84 receptions for 1,483 yards (second highest in the NFL that year), setting a new Redskins single-season receiving record – a record he still holds to this day, and nine touchdowns. In 2005, Moss also was selected to his first NFL Pro Bowl. Moss recorded 18 rushing yards and 3 catches for 39 receiving yards at the Pro Bowl.

In the 2010 season, Moss recorded 1,115 receiving yards making this the fourth time in his career that he recorded over 1,000 receiving yards. He achieved a new career high of 93 receptions to go along with six touchdowns in the 2010 season.

After the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 season, he surpassed 10,000 career receiving yards making him the seventh active player at that time to reach this milestone.

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Aliona Geckler 
SVP Business Operations / Chief of Staff, Acronis
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Aliona Geckler 

As SVP Business Operations / Chief of Staff Aliona is responsible for the CEO’s operations and Rhythm of Business; oversees internal communications, Acronis culture, corporate initiatives, and special cross-company projects.

She also brings a passion for diversity and women in leadership, launching a new Women in Tech program this year that will help elevate women’s careers within the Acronis community through mentorship opportunities.

Aliona brings two decades of leadership and operations management. Before joining Acronis in early 2019, Aliona spent 11 years at Microsoft, serving as a Chief of Staff for Global Services at Microsoft HQ as well as leading several divisions on her own (Microsoft Services, Microsoft Business Solutions etc). Before Microsoft Aliona served as a Vice President for Global Marketing at IT-consulting company Columbus IT (HQ in Denmark).
Aliona holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and lives in Singapore.

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Karl W. Palachuk
Owner of Small Biz Thoughts
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Karl W. Palachuk

Karl W. Palachuk has been an IT Consultant since 1995 and is one of the pioneers of the managed services business model. He is the author of more than twenty books, most of which are also available as audio books.
Karl founded the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community in 2018. He maintains four blogs, including Small Biz Thoughts and Relax Focus Succeed, and produces three podcasts, including the SMB Community Podcast and The Killing IT Podcast. And in 2021, Karl founded the National Society of IT Service Providers – NSITSP.org – where he is now the Executive Director.
Karl has owned several small businesses, including two very successful Managed Service companies in Sacramento, CA. He received his first Microsoft certification in 1995 and his first MCSE in 1999. He was an active, hands-on Systems Engineer until January of 2017.
He now provides coaching and consulting services to IT professionals of all sizes.

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Erick Simpson
MSP Expert, Influencer, Thought Leader
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Erick Simpson

Erick Simpson built and sold one of the very first MSPs in the industry and co-founded MSP University, where he grew and coached a channel of 30,000 IT Solution Providers through their MSP transformation.

He is the creator of the MSP Mastered® Methodology for business performance improvement that has been licensed by numerous IT channel distributors and vendors. Erick is a technology business & channel growth expert, influencer, thought leader, speaker and author with 4 best-selling books and 50 white papers to his credit, and he co-hosts the ChannelPro 5 Minute Roundup Podcast.

He builds channel improvement programs for IT distributors and vendors and his consultations help IT organizations overcome business challenges to realize rapid, profitable growth.

Erick’s industry recognition includes Channel Futures’ 7 Thought Leaders Defining the MSP Market, Jay McBain’s 100 Most Visible Channel Leaders, 2 Time ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries, 2 Time MSP Mentor 250 and SMB Nation’s SMB 150 award recipient.

https://www.ericksimpson.com/

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Kate Bissinger
Marketing Director, Net3 Technology, Inc.
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Kate Bissinger

Kate Bissinger is the Marketing Director for Net3 Technology, a national cloud service provider and CSP Platinum Partner of Acronis.

She began working in the cloud sector 8 years ago and has built the Net3 marketing program from the ground up. That program works closely with sales and technical resources to provide meaningful and practical marketing throughout the customer lifecycle.

A true B2B marketer, Kate enjoys finding new and creative ways to connect with prospective customers and clients through social media initiatives, strategic email campaigns, and interactive events to engage with IT professionals.

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Chris Timm
Technical Director, Sondela Consulting
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Chris Timm

Chris started Sondela Consulting to focus on his passion for working with MSPs to help them become more successful and more efficient by understanding and utilizing their tools more effectively. Sondela is a Zulu word for “Advance” which is a nod to Chris’s Southern African roots and is an apt name with his number one goal being to help MSPs gain a deeper understanding of their investment and realize profitability much quicker.

The 14 years of experience Chris gained through previously running an MSP business combined with working at Autotask has given him greater insight and understanding into both sides of the industry and how a PSA tool can provide efficiencies and profitability when implemented properly. Chris can take you from zero to hero with your PSA tool, using it to its full potential, and maximizing every aspect of your business to ensure that every department is working in harmony. In a nutshell, Chris’s passion is to turn your MSP into a “well-oiled” machine.
Chris co-hosts the PSAImpact podcast, a PSA independent series designed to help MSPs worldwide to get the most from their PSA tool and manage their business.

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Katya Ivanova
Chief Sales Officer, Acronis
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Katya Ivanova

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

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Kelvin Tegelaar
Founder and Tech Blogger, CyberDrain.com
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Kelvin Tegelaar

Kelvin Tegelaar is the founder and tech blogger at CyberDrain.com, a tech blog oriented at MSPs and IT-pros. His scripts, presentations, and knowledge are used in almost all current RMM products and have earned him 3 Microsoft MVP awards.
When he’s not blogging he’s a partner and CTO at Lime Networks B.V. where he handles the strategic and technical operations, Kelvin enjoys helping other MSPs achieve success by making scripting more accessible and easier to understand, in the hopes that all will embrace automation. Kelvin is also the founder of https://cipp.app. A multitenant M365 management application is used by over 1200 MSPs today.

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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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Joe Brunsman
Best Selling Author
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Joe Brunsman

Joe is an author, speaker, and insurance broker. He is a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and the United States Naval Academy where he obtained a degree in Systems Engineering (Robotics). As an IT he specialized in database management and network security. In 2019 he completed his Masters of Law in Cybersecurity Law at the Carey School of Law.  Joe uses his technical background to specialize in solving complex insurance problems for businesses across the country.

He is the co-author of three bestselling books on insurance: True Course: The Definitive Guide for CPA Practice Insurance, Open Before Crisis: Cyber Insurance for CPA Firms, and Damage Control: Cyber Insurance and Compliance. In early 2021, his chapter on Risk Management and Transference Issues in Blockchain Technologies was published in The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business. In addition, he has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles found in nationwide magazines. His next book on Tech E&O insurance is slated to be published in late 2022.

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Cameron May
Founder and Chief Strategist, Silvereye Technologies
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Cameron May

Cameron May, Founder and Chief Strategist of Silvereye Technologies, has spent 10 years on Acronis’s Partner Advisory board as a strategic public sector partner, and now a strategic cloud distributor for enterprise managed service providers.

As a villain of the software channel industry, Cameron prefers to craft creative partnerships and shake up the classic roles and activities held by an industry that needs accountability.

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Ezequiel Steiner
President / Chief Corp Development Officer, Acronis
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Ezequiel Steiner

Ezequiel Steiner is the President of Business Operations and a member of the Board of Directors at Acronis. Ezequiel joined Acronis in 2013 to run the Access Business Unit and remained at the company until 2016. During those years, he also managed business and corporate development, the OEM business, finance and legal, as well as other back-office functions. He also joined the Acronis Board of Directors.

In 2016, Ezequiel stepped down from his daily responsibilities at Acronis to run Parallels Holdings. As CEO of Parallels, he managed the divestitures of the Odin, Plesk and Parallels businesses, as well as the revitalization of the Virtuozzo business. While at Parallels, Ezequiel remained as an Advisor and a Board Member at Acronis. He returned to Acronis in 2019 to his current role, President of Business Operations.

Before joining Acronis in 2013, Ezequiel served as CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board at Acumatica. He remained Chairman of the Board at Acumatica until 2019 when the company was acquired by private equity firm EQT. From 2004 to 2009, he served as Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development of Parallels. Previously, Ezequiel spent several years in sales management and business development positions at IBM, as a management consultant at General Electric and as a software developer with Xerox. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Pat Hurley
Vice President & General Manager, Americas, 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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Amanda Lee
CVP of Global Communications, Pax8
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Amanda Lee

As Corporate Vice President of Global Communications, Amanda provides leadership, planning, and execution for Pax8’s strategic communications. She is responsible for corporate internal and external communications, media and public relations strategies, analyst relations, and crisis communications. She leads the planning and successful execution of programs and initiatives that support, promote, and protect Pax8’s business objectives, brand, and reputation. Amanda is responsible for developing and leading the execution of a communications and public relations strategy that supports Pax8’s mission, vision, and values.

With over 18 years of experience, Amanda has worked with Fortune 500 companies, SMBs, and U.S. Congress to provide overall strategy and communications planning. She has won numerous awards, including Women of the Channel, CRN UK A-List, CRN UK Diversity Award, Ragan Communications Team of the Year, and is a Steve Award winner. Amanda holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in Public Relations and Communications from Georgetown University. She is also a community advocate, serving on the Advisory Board of Voices for Innovation and Community Leader for The Women In Tech (WIT) Network—Denver. She founded TechStart Denver, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering future technology leaders.

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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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Candid Wüest
VP of Acronis Research
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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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Ashley Taylor
Head of Talent Acquisition, Acronis
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Ashley Taylor

As the Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Acronis, Ashley brings 15 years of experience in the talent space and oversees the firm’s talent acquisition strategy and operations across 30+ countries to drive efficiency and scale for growth. She is also responsible for refining employer branding and key diversity, equity and inclusion efforts focused on supporting and advancing women in technology, a topic she is extremely passionate about.

Prior to Acronis, Ashley was most recently with The Boston Consulting Group where she oversaw hiring top-tier talent across North America, developed and launched a nation-wide program for women in consulting, and shaped global transformation initiatives focused on employer branding and digital talent pools.

Ashley holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Babson College. Outside of work, Ashley serves on the board of Fill-A-Need Foundation helping children and families with Autism and volunteers as a Big Sister and Mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

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Dioly Alexandre
CEO, BlackShield Cyber Inc
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Dioly Alexandre

Dioly Alexandre is the Chief Executive Officer of BlackShield Cyber Inc, an Arizona based Critical Infrastructure Cyber Warfare & Compliance Management company serving the Small to Medium Enterprise space of the 16 critical industries defined by DHS. Alexandre is a well-known for being one of the few people in the cyber security space with a background stemming from Black hat hacking.
As a business leader, Alexandre has insights into solving complex security issues effectively within business operations. As a hacker first, He has an intimate understanding of how that mindset is shifting in the current security landscape.
Building a company in such high stakes environments has given Alexandre insights into working with Critical Industries, all of which must follow complex Cyber Security laws and compliances. Alexandre is of the few who can bridge the gap between the complex nature of cyber security, and the practical nature of business as seen from the eyes of management, operational and technical alike. Ensuring SME companies can effectively secure themselves against issues stemming from cyber-attacks.

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Dave Sobel
Owner of MSP Radio
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Dave Sobel

Dave is the host of the Business of Tech podcast, and owner of MSP Radio.    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 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.

“The Business of Tech” is a leading IT services focused news and analysis podcast and YouTube show, with thousands of listeners and subscribers.   He also co-hosts of the podcast “Killing IT”, and authored the book Virtualization: Defined.  He was a CRN Channel Chief, on the CRN UK A-List, a Channel Futures Circle of Excellence winner, one of Channel Pro’s 20/20 Visionaries, and has a MSPmentor 250 member for multiple times.   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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Brian Grayek
Consulting CISO
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Brian Grayek

Mr. Grayek has more than 40 years of experience in Information Security, has been a vCISO, CTO, a Vice President of the 7th Largest Software Company, and has held executive positions in several Fortune 100 and 500 companies. He has been the featured speaker in many world-wide Security events such as RSA, the White House, Secret Service, ISSA, Infragard, and has given presentations in England, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, South Korea, and France, to name a few. Mr. Grayek has been a part of security incident investigations teams that have involved the FBI, the Secret Service, and several State Attorney General’s offices.

Mr. Grayek builds and leads company’s security efforts and teams. His efforts have focused on Applications Security, Threat Management, Vulnerability Management, and Security Operations Centers for some of the largest enterprises on the globe, including Cognizant, CGI, Computer Associates, Verizon, Apollo Group, and Motorola.

Mr. Grayek possesses strong capabilities in managing Security Architecture and Engineering, Security Operations, Cyber Security Incident Response (SIRT/CIRT), SIEM, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Risk Assessments, Governance (SOC2, PCI, CMMC, HIPAA/HITRUST), Vulnerability Management, NAC, DLP, DRP, BCP, MDM, web traffic monitoring, security investigations, forensics, and physical security.

Recently for a Top 5 Security Consulting company, Mr. Grayek created a Security Operations Center from the ground up including recruiting and building the team, initiating operations, policy, and procedure development, and established all functions to handle over 250 clients’ security.

Mr. Grayek now is a Virtual CISO (vCISO) for several companies, does Risk Assessments, and assists companies in becoming more secure and for those that want to gain security regulation compliance.

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Amy Babinchak
President of the Board, National Society of IT Service Providers (NSITSP)
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Amy Babinchak

Amy has operated a best-in-class MSP for over 20 years and two other related IT businesses providing support to other IT professionals in tech and mergers and acquisitions.
She is a highly respected technology business and M&A expert, influencer, thought leader, speaker, author and teacher. Amy runs peer groups and consult IT business owners through growth and service issues. She is known for her passion for the industry and independent thought.
Her industry recognition includes 16-time Microsoft MVP, MSP 501 recipient, 100 Most Visible Channel Leaders, SMB 150 awardee and many more.

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Michael Goldberg
VP, Global Sales – UMM & BMS, ConnectWise
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Michael Goldberg

Mike Goldberg has more than 20 years of experience in the IT channel and software sales. He is passionate about building partnerships that drive rapid growth and maintains a strong track record of sales leadership.

Mike leads the global sales teams for ConnectWise Unified Monitoring and Management (UMM) and Business Management System (BMS) platforms. He serves the community, channel, and strategic relationships based on a variety of revenue and product adoption focused positions held in the channel. These include Vice President of Sales at Axcient and Vice President of Global Inside Sales at FireMon.

When he’s not working, he loves spending quality time with his family.

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Tony Thomas
Vice President of Strategy, ConnectWise
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Tony Thomas

With me, it’s all about the startup mindset, leveling the playing field, and leaving something more innovative than what you found.

As Vice President of Strategy at ConnectWise, I’m responsible for executing our ambition to be the most innovative, trusted, and delightful company in our industry.

Prior to moving to Tampa, I was a partner in a software company called LANware, Inc. which developed network monitoring software and later sold it to a public company. In addition, I have managed a variety of industry-leading IT management software products/suites, led due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, created go-to-market plans for emerging technologies, and cultivated significant partner/market share growth. My background includes design, implementation, and troubleshooting TCP/IP networks, attending the University of Houston for MIS, and teaching network engineering courses at MTI College of Business and Technology in Houston, Texas.

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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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Claire Jedrek
Motorsport Presenter
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Claire Jedrek

Claire is Singapore’s only female race car driver, a former TEDx speaker, mother of two, and has 15 years of media experience in the Lifestyle and Motorsports industry. Having sold her previous business The Karting Arena, she is currently the co- owner of The Film Dispensary, a marketing company working in robotics and the blockchain tech.

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Jennifer Pierce
Senior Security Advisor & Partner Success Manager, Galactic Advisors
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Jennifer Pierce

Jennifer Pierce is a Security Advisor & Partner Success Manager enabling MSPs to protect their businesses & grow like never before. With a background in sales, marketing, and consulting for the past 15 years, Jennifer has enjoyed helping businesses innovate new processes to do more with the same resources, while creating relational experiences to create brand loyalty.
A longtime advocate for Businesses, she has served as an Ambassador for the Katy Chamber of Commerce for a decade & is currently the president of the Katy Business Association where she has forged alliances with other community groups. Her passion for helping business owners has led to her newest challenge at Galactic Advisors- helping in their mission to protect 1 Million people!

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Lorena Panama
Global Partner Marketing Manager, Acronis
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Lorena Panama

Lorena Panama is Global Partner Marketing Manager at Acronis. With over 15 years’ marketing experience with top telcos and software companies, she helps drive B2B marketing initiatives, partner marketing strategies and co-marketing campaigns. She specializes in nurturing partner relationships, developing thru-partner marketing content and driving custom communication strategies. With degrees in both marketing and engineering, she confidently delivers the right tools, resources and insights to help partners achieve their goals.

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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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Tye Hayes
Founder & CEO, N-Ovate Business Solutions
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Tye Hayes

Technologist, Solutions Architect and Business Strategist—Tye Hayes leads with over 20 years of experience in delivering efficiency, reliability, and innovation in the Information Technology industry.

As the founder and CEO of Atlanta-based tech firm N-Ovate Solutions—Hayes provides comprehensive solutions for companies and organizations within the technology, education, and government sectors.

N-Ovate Solutions specializes in providing thought-leadership, project plans, operations management, and technology activations; while helping clients maximize strategic spend with innovative solutions, optimize operational cost, and secure, streamlined solutions to technology problems.

Hayes served as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for the City of Atlanta, Leading digital transformation following its cyber breach in 2014, Hayes guided the City through Superbowl LIII and a global pandemic. She has also served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Atlanta Public Schools. In this role, Hayes stabilized and restructured the district’s IT operations by focusing on innovation and citizen-centered services, increasing the agencies’ overall efficiency and equity through updates and business process improvements.

With a comprehensive understanding of IT services, Hayes previously served as an Information Security Officer for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics where she led the Information Security Compliance and Governance group. In this role, she directed information and data integrity for all IT functions, helping the company create its first Information Security Roadmap and an Integrated Forensics and Computer Incident Response team.

Hayes’ established track record of technology leadership and digital transformation have been recognized by both local and national organizations. Hayes was a 2014 recipient of the prestigious CIO 100 Award as well as the recipient of the STEM Women of Color for IT Leadership Award and the Modern-Day Technology Leader, Black Engineer Award.

With an unwavering dedication to digital literacy for all people, Hayes serves a number of organizations leading discussions on technology tools for learning and achievement as well as teaching her strategy for technical decision making that leads to robust information technology systems for small businesses and corporations alike.

Hayes has made long-lasting contributions to our nation as a former United States Navy Officer. She holds a master’s degree in Managerial Strategy and Economics from New York Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from Georgia State University.

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Roli Points
Co-Founder and Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Sourcepass
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Roli Points

Roli Points is a Sourcepass co-founder who serves as their Vice President of Strategic Alliances. A passionate leader and a technology enthusiast, Roli is responsible for building programs and driving strategic partnerships with partners such as Acronis.  In addition, Roli supports the continuing evolution of the Sourcepass sales and marketing function and go-to-market strategy.  Prior to Sourcepass, Roli has held multiple core leadership positions in her career at places like Neustar, GoDaddy and Vonage.

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Tim Popovich
President – North America, Climb Channel Solutions
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Tim Popovich

Tim has spent 19+ years at Climb Channel Solutions.  His journey began in October of 2003, where he was hired as an Inside Account Executive.  He was promoted to Manager of the Virtual Solutions Team when the company distributed VMware and managed that team through 2008.  Over the course of the next 10 years, Tim was Sales Manager and Director of Sales for the company’s VAR segment of business.  He was promoted to VP of Sales in January of 2018, VP of Sales & Operations in January 2022 before being named President, North America in July 2022.  Prior to Climb, Tim spent the beginning part of his career at Depot America, a distributor for HP and Lexmark spare printer parts.

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Jeff Hardy
Solutions Marketing Manager, Service Providers, Acronis
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Jeff Hardy

Jeff has been knee-deep in tech for his entire career. He has covered all the angles – from hardware, software, and hosting, to SaaS and the cloud while working in large enterprises, small startups, and the in-betweens. He specializes in messaging, human behavior, economics, and “solving the human puzzle” of marketing and communications.

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Ray Orsini
CEO of OITVOIP
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Ray Orsini

MSP luminary, Ray Orsini, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.

Experienced Chief Executive Officer of OITVOIP with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Champion for the MSP community, Moderator of the MSP Subreddit (r/msp) with over 114k members, featured speaker on process and procedure and Expert at generating sticky VoIP revenue for IT professionals. Strong business development professional with a Masters of Engineering focused in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications from DeVry University-Florida.

https://www.reddit.com/r/msp/ 

https://www.youtube.com/oitvoip

 

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Matthew Cochran
Director of Information Technology, Hendrick Motorsports
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Matthew Cochran

With over 25 years of professional IT experience, Matthew Cochran combines a highly technical skill set with motivating managerial and interpersonal methodology to transform an ordinarily cost-associated business component into a competitive advantage. The information technology director oversees a staff of 19 who handle business and engineering applications, software development, and tech services across the Hendrick Motorsports campus.

Matthew specializes in Cloud Migration, the Microsoft Ecosystem, data center design, and project management among many other skills.  Since joining Hendrick Motorsports in January 2001, he has shared in the team’s success including over 175 Cup series wins, 10 Cup series championships, 1 Truck series championship, and 1 Xfinity series championship.

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Rick Smith
Founder & CEO, Renactus Technology LLC
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Rick Smith

MSP luminary, Rick Smith, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.

Rick is the Founder and CEO of Renactus Technology LLC., a Managed Serviced Provider based in Union, NJ.  Renactus primary focus is to provide professional in-house IT services to small and medium businesses, who do not have on-staff support or expertise.  The goal at Renactus is to relieve the business owner of the stress and complications of their technology and “Simply Make IT Work” for them.

A 1992 graduate of the University of Rochester with a BA in Economics, Rick spent a few years working in the finance sector, but was quickly drawn to the exciting world of technology and the internet.  Initially building and repairing computers for friends and family as a hobby, that quickly turned into a home-based business, forcing him to leave the corporate world and focus on his true passion.

Rick is also the co-host of MSP Unplugged, a weekly live podcast that offers tips, tricks and strategies to IT business owners.

As a father of 3 girls, Rick has learned the 3 traits that serve him best in business: patience, understanding and seeing things from a different perspective!

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Rita Buscher Kulis
Digital Marketing Media Manager, Acronis
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Rita Buscher Kulis

As Senior Digital Media Manager Rita is responsible for overseeing Acronis’ global paid digital marketing efforts.

She brings a passion for creating connections and telling stories through digital and traditional marketing tactics. When not in the office, Rita enjoys exploring new places near and far.

Rita brings almost two decades of leadership and marketing management. Before joining Acronis in early 2020, Rita worked on in-house and agency marketing teams managing company brands through a variety of social media, public relations, campaign management, integrated marketing, content marketing, and digital marketing roles.

Rita holds Undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Marketing/Public Relations, as well as a Master’s Degree in Communications Management from Simmons College in Boston, USA.

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Dave Millier
CSO, Quick Intelligence
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Dave Millier

Dave is the CSO of Quick Intelligence, a boutique VAR cybersecurity consulting and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) specializing in playing the “trusted advisor” role for over 100 clients, from SMB to enterprise. He is a recognized expert in the cybersecurity field, has been singled out by IT Business as one of the 8 Toronto cybersecurity experts you should know, and speaks regularly at local and global conferences.

Dave is one of the founders of TASK, the Toronto Area Security Klatch, as well as Sector, Canada’s largest and most successful cybersecurity conference, where Dave is one of the Advisors. Dave acts as the moderator annually for The Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Security Summit.

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Pat Cannon
Field CTO, US Signal
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Pat Cannon

Pat Cannon is US Signal’s Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As a seasoned professional with over 15 years of IT consulting and leadership experience, Pat has extensive experience architecting scalable, secure, and resilient solutions for customers in a wide variety of industries. Pat’s experience as an IT consultant allows him to look at business objectives and technology options to produce solutions that have a meaningful impact on customer operations.

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Jürgen Weiss
Cyber Intelligence Expert & CEO, ARES Cyber Intelligence GmbH
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Jürgen Weiss

Juergen has more than 20 years of experience in the international IT industry. He founded his first own company in 2015 in Austria. In 2019 he founded his other company ARES Cyber Intelligence (www.ares-ci.com) and has focused his competences on fighting cybercrime.

His expertise in profiling, negotiation and cyber crisis management has prevented huge damages in more than 100 incidents in the last two years and helped the affected companies in recovery and protection.

In 2021, he and his team were able to recover 34 affected companies at the same time from ransomware. This was his reason to invest in research of quantum cryptography and high performance computing in the future and to develop a centralized incident response platform.

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Alex Ruslyakov
Acronis Channel Chief
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Alex Ruslyakov

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

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

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Daniel Lora
Porting Specialist, OIT, LLC
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Daniel Lora

MSP luminary, Daniel Lora, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.

As a Porting Specialist, I am the bridge that transports you from your previous provider to OITVOIP. I acquire our clients’ information and port their numbers onto our system. To ensure that my task is completed efficiently and in a timely manner, I make sure to work closely with our carriers.

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Thomas Lawrence
President, Lawrence Technology Services
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Thomas Lawrence

MSP luminary, Tom Lawrence, will be recording industry podcasts LIVE from the Acronis Cyber Studio in the Luster Gallery.

I have worked in IT since 1995, started my company Lawrence Technology Services in 2003 and my passion for technology is prevalent in everything I do. I have been a long time an open source advocate and utilize a variety of open source projects for client solutions.

https://lawrencesystems.com/ 

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Ken Varrone
Chief Product Officer, Sourcepass
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Ken Varrone

Ken Varrone began his career at Network Solutions and Technology in 2010, where he served as both Partner and Chief Technology Officer. In 2022, Ken joined Sourcepass following their acquisition of NST. He now serves Sourcepass as Chief Product Officer and active board member. Ken is responsible for defining and driving the Sourcepass technology investments that shape our full portfolio of service capabilities. He has 15+ years of experience evaluating IT trends and advising the Client Strategy Team on what technologies will create market differentiation and most relevant to invest and deploy. Ken’s most exciting endeavor to date, is the development of industry innovative software that will revolutionize the MSP space.

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Jay McBain
Chief Analyst, Canalys
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Jay McBain

Jay McBain is one of the most visible and respected thought leaders in the global channel. Named 2021 Channel Influencer of the Year by Channel Partners Magazine, Top 40 Under Forty by the Business Review, as well as numerous channel magazines top influencer lists, he is often sought out for industry guidance and future trends. He has spent his 28-year career in various executive channel sales, marketing, and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, Autotask, ChannelEyes, and Forrester. Jay is chief analyst at Canalys – the world’s leading research firm with a distinct focus on channels, partnerships, alliances, and ecosystems.

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Melanie Purkis
Director of Managed Hosting Products, Liquid Web
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Melanie Purkis

Melanie Purkis is the Director of Managed Hosting Products at Liquid Web. Her career spans nearly 30 years and includes professional leadership, project management, process development, program management, product marketing, network engineering and technical support. She is also a U.S. Army veteran.
Passionate about looking to the market to drive strategic decisions and finding unique niches in competitive industries, she now helms a team responsible for product success organization-wide. She is a champion for women who are considering a career in technology. She encourages women seeking to enter the tech world to understand that there is a wide range of opportunities, such as business, finance, legal, marketing, and creative, that many do not even realize. The field is wide-ranging and full of opportunities, as she herself has experienced.

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Vinicio Vasquez
Cloud Product Manager LATAM, Telconet
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Vinicio Vasquez

Passionate about the Development and Growth of the Human Being, Innovation, Technology, Business, Entrepreneurship and Exponentiality; with a track record of more than 15 years in the DataCenter and Cloud Computing market developing design, construction, operation programs and commercialization of DataCenters and Cloud Computing, more than 15 years in the Development of Products and Services for DataCenter and Cloud Computing, Advisor and Consultant in the Development of New Business Models and Digital Transformation, Mentoring StartUps in the development of Exponential Products and Services.

Apasionado por el Desarrollo y Crecimiento del Ser Humano, la Innovación, la Tecnología, los Negocios, el Emprendimiento y la Exponencialidad; con una trayectoria de más de 15 años en el mercado de DataCenter y Cloud Computing desarrollando programas de diseño, construcción, operación y comercialización de DataCenters y Cloud Computing, más de 15 años en el Desarrollo de Productos y Servicios para DataCenter y Cloud Computing, Asesor y Consultor en Desarrollo de Nuevos Modelos de Negocios y Transformación Digital, Mentoring a StartUps en desarrollo de Productos y Servicios Exponenciales.

 

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John Dusett
Sr. Executive Director, Ingram Micro Cloud
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John Dusett

John Dusett serves as Executive Director for Ingram Micro’s Cloud Services, leading the company’s US Cloud division. In this role, Dusett is responsible for all go-to-market functions that enable the transformation of Ingram’s traditional B2B IT business to a high-growth cloud services business.  He leads a team of technology experts, marketing gurus and sales professionals focused on helping MSP’s and IT Resellers transform their business to capture growth in cloud services.

Dusett is a 25-year veteran of the B2B Technology industry where he has led teams in sales, marketing, service delivery and product development.  His past roles include global leadership of an analytics & BI agency serving the B2B technology industry and running regional managed services businesses.  Prior to assuming the current role leading the US Cloud division, he was Director of the Microsoft Business Unit for Ingram Micro.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Health Services of Buffalo.  John Dusett joined Ingram Micro in 2016.

Dusett resides in Buffalo, New York with his family where he enjoys coaching youth sports, being active outdoors in all seasons and spending time with his wife and two daughters.  He is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business.

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Michael Frisby
Senior Vice President Cloud Services, Vuzion
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Michael Frisby

Michael is passionate about creating world-class experiences and innovative technology solutions that help businesses achieve their goals.

With more than 25 years of experience in selling IT and cloud solutions to SMBs, Michael’s expertise lies in combining technology and customer requirements into real-life solutions.

As Senior Vice President Cloud Services, Michael is responsible for leading the Microsoft cloud and security services business across Vuzion and the broader Infinigate Group.  Focused on delivering against the company’s promise of value-add distribution, helping the IT channel build successful cloud businesses.

He previously led Microsoft’s SMB Managed Reseller channel across Western Europe, accelerating the transition to selling cloud services, and built the Office 365 Syndication business to one million users.

Married with 3 children, he spends most of his spare time with the family, and is an enthusiastic skier and avid Formula 1 fan.

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Matt Lee
Senior Director of Security and Compliance, Pax8
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Matt Lee

Matt Lee has dedicated the last 10 years to raising the security tide in the SMB market. His efforts have served in every capacity in a growing MSP that grew to support 20,000 endpoints. His leadership around technology direction and security/compliance protected and elevated over 17,000 people in Small to midsize businesses in five states. He has since taken on a new role as a force multiplier under Brad Fugitt as the Senior director of Security and Compliance at Pax8. He is driving the external thought leadership to empower MSPs to continue to grow in their security knowledge and operability. He lives to ensure his children maintain the same quality of life we do around technology, which is imperiled daily by threat actors.

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Lawrence Troemel
Managing Partner, President CEO, NobleTec
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Lawrence Troemel

Lawrence Troemel has over 30 years experience selling IT products and services. He is the top individual salesperson for 8 years in a row at one of the largest 3rd party maintenance providers for IBM mid-range and mainframe computers. He founded several MSP companies and sold those companies to Large Channel Partners. He is the founder of the 1st company in the Midwest to offer Microsoft Certified Training classes for MSP and MCSE certifications. Lawrence managed the Top Producing Sales Teams at 3 different Channel Partners that each had annual revenues exceeding 2B in sales. Lawrence is a published author of “Timeless Strategies for the Successful Entrepreneur.” He is currently the President and CEO of NobleTec. NobleTec is 3 years old and has annual sales of 20M, with heavy emphasis on Cloud Licensing and Security Services and Helpdesk and Managed Services. NobleTec is a Tier 5 Acronis partner and Acronis delivery partner to The Chicago Bears.

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Wayne Selk
VP, Cybersecurity Programs and the Executive Director, CompTIA ISAO
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Wayne Selk

Wayne is VP, Cybersecurity Programs and the Executive Director for the CompTIA ISAO.  He is co-author-contributor and past facilitator for the ConnectWise MSP+ Framework, Playbooks and Certify Fundamentals and Advanced Courses. Wayne uses his more than 25 years of experience and leadership in planning, managing and delivering information security deployments to help CompTIA members secure their and their customer’s sensitive/business critical data. He joined CompTIA in March 2022 and ConnectWise in 2018 when the company acquired Sienna Group, a security solutions provider. During his five years at Sienna Group, he served as a principal consultant who focused on data classification, FISMA compliance and managed security services. Prior to that, he was a senior director of federal services for Symantec where he oversaw delivery and project management functions for the Department of Defense and other federal organizations, a network engineer for BAE Systems who identified and documents information security best practices, and a senior network management architect for Belenos Inc. where he developed a network management practice for the company’s southeast region. Wayne held the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and recently acquired the Certified Data Protection Solutions Engineer (CDPSE). He currently resides in the Tampa Bay Area.

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Leonardo Gonzaga
CEO of Webplus
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Leonardo Gonzaga

Leonardo Gonzaga has more than 23 years of experience in the business area in information technology companies such as HP, UOL Diveo, Ascenty and Dell.

He is currently the CEO of Webplus, a Brazilian company that has distinguished itself as a provider of cyber security solutions and was the first company to receive recognition as Acronis Platinum Service Provider in Brazil.

Graduated in information technology, with specializations in innovation from UC Berkeley and entrepreneurship from Babson College, today his main role is to support the growth and development of new MSPs in the process of adopting Acronis solutions for the Brazilian market.

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Emily Sampson
Business Development Director, Cloud Europe, Acronis
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Emily Sampson

Emily Sampson, Business Development, leads the Acronis Strategic Service Providers Initiative in Europe. Passionate about people and creating trusted partnerships, Emily has pioneered several global programs over the past 15 years with SaaS & IaaS players such as LeaseWeb, SoftLayer & Microsoft. Emily holds a dual degree: BA Honors & Diplom-Betriebswirtin in European Business Studies from the Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany & the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

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Agustin Mella
General Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean, Acronis
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Agustin Mella

As the General Manager of Acronis Latin America and the Caribbean, Agustin brings nearly two decades of experience in sales, marketing, and strategy in the tech industry. Agustin is responsible for developing and executing strategic plans to achieve sales targets and expand the customer base at Acronis, while building and maintaining strong, long-lasting customer relationships. Prior to joining Acronis, Agustin was a strategic leader at Microsoft, driving end-to-end SMB and public sector business marketing strategies and defining the rhythm of business and sales processes at Microsoft for over nine years. Agustin holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Universidad del CEMA (UCEMA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Kristin Allen
Senior Program Manager, Technology Ecosystem, Acronis
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Kristin Allen

Kristin leads our #CyberFit Technology Partner Program. She works with partners across our technology ecosystem to bring to market compelling new solutions that both extend the capabilities of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and integrate Acronis cyber protection solutions with popular tools used by the service provider and IT community.

Kristin benefits from security-related domain knowledge gained through previous roles with firms Navisite, Intralinks and Sophos.

Connect with Kristin is you are a developer looking to build a custom solution, an ISV who wants to share their integration with our growing technology ecosystem, or are a service provider interested in exploring Acronis’ integrated solutions.

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Stavros Samiotis
PAM, Acronis Certified Trainer, interworks.cloud
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Stavros Samiotis

Stavros is the Sales and Presales Account Manager. Also he is Acronis Certified Trainer. He is passionate about the cloud transformation and Backup, Disaster Recovery and Cybersecurity. Before joining interworks.cloud he held positions in sales, business development and Presales always related to backup, storage, high availability and Cloud. Stavros holds a degree from Technical Education institute of Piraeus in Computer Systems and Robotics and many certifications in various vendors and especially Acronis in Backup and Disaster Recovery.

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Jeremy Warren
CEO of Monarx
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Jeremy Warren

Jeremy Warren is the CEO of Monarx, a cybersecurity company specializing in protecting websites from attack. Monarx’s proprietary technology detects & prevents malicious activity proactively, automatically, and safely. Monarx saves time & money for hosting providers around the world, and enables them to drive extra revenue by reselling active protection to their customers.
Prior to joining Monarx, Jeremy was the Chief Technology Officer at Vivint Smart Home, the largest home automation company in North America. In this position, Jeremy was responsible for all of Vivint’s product-related software development and analytics capabilities, as well as its technology roadmap, partnerships, and strategy. He joined Vivint upon its 2012 acquisition of 2GIG Technologies, where he was also the CTO.
Prior to 2GIG, Jeremy was the Chief Technology Officer of the U. S. Department of Justice, where his responsibilities included formulating the Department’s technology strategy, providing technology expertise in program oversight, performing research, and coordinating all aspects of the Department’s technical architecture. Jeremy was also the Chief Architect of Lavastorm Technologies, where he focused on rules-based processing systems, data mining, and statistical analysis.
Jeremy studied computer science engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Esteban Delgado
CTO of BIZITSS
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Esteban Delgado

More than 30 years’ experience in the field of business information technology following emerging technologies and staying current with all business relevant technology. Started off supporting and mastering desktop, server, network, while more recently focusing on security, virtualization, and cloud.

For more than 10 years now, filling the role of partner and CTO at BIZITSS, a Miami based Managed Services Provider. Current concentration is on a more wholistic approach to supporting business with technology. This requires utilizing the most effective technology solutions to improve business.

Also share my experiences and mastery by teaching with one of the country’s leading providers of technology training to business and Government. Currently AWS Authorized Instructor, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and Google Cloud Authorized Trainer.

Tickets

Acronis #CyberFit Summit 2022, Nov 7-9, 2022, Miami, FL, USA
Early Bird
till August 1, 2022
USD 300
Standard ticket
August 2, 2022 – onsite
USD 575

Venue info

Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel
4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Get directions Hotel website

Acronis #CyberFit Summit 2022
Sponsors and Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend this conference?

The Acronis #CyberFit Summit is 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, this event is tailor-made for managed IT service providers, distributors, resellers, CISOs, enterprise architects all the way up to CIOs. Discover the latest updates and successes with EDR, DLP and more; hear leading enterprise CISOs discuss what they really need now; explore disaster recovery; get hands-on with workshops and certification courses; and more at Summit 2022.
From support management to the corner office, if your job includes cyber protection, you need to be here.

What is the Ticket 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.

What is the format of the Acronis #CyberFit Summit 2022

This year the Summit will be an in-person event. However, our popular #CyberFit Academy training sessions will be available remotely as well remote.
In-person attendees at our Miami summit gain access to exclusive sessions, interactive panels, special events, and networking opportunities. Details regarding these events will be shared with registered attendees in the months ahead.

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 $34.00 plus 14% tax per room per day will also apply to all guest rooms. Total rate per night is $ 345.42 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 for free up to 72 hours prior to arrival date. If cancelled past that deadline, the advance payment for the first night will not be refunded.

What is included in my ticket?

There is one level of admission – All-Access.
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 enjoy all of the social and networking opportunities. It also includes all meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – on event days along with the Welcome Reception on Sunday and our famous Closing Party on Tuesday evening with plenty of food and entertainment.

What’s the attire for the event?

Even though this event is in sunny Miami Beach, please plan on wearing business-casual attire during the conference.

What about Acronis Partners at the Summit?

There will be technology and sponsorship partners at the Summit. You can decide to allow us share your details with them to benefit from relevant industry information and promotional offers. Our partners can contact you with details about business-related promotions, other events, products and services and other related information. You can opt out and unsubscribe at any time.

What language will the Summit be held in?

English is the primary language of the Summit.

The breakout track La Oportunidad de LATAM, as well as the Acronis #CyberFit Academy training program will have sessions in Spanish and Portuguese.

How can my organization become a sponsor of the Summit?

2022 is going to be our biggest event yet and we have designed a new range of ways to sponsor and participate this year. If you or your organization is interested in being a Summit sponsor can contact us directly at sponsorsummit@acronis.com to learn about sponsorship packages and opportunities.

COVID-19 Response

Please note: all non-U.S. citizens traveling to the United States by air are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. To be sure that you meet the requirements, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html

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

For more information on the venue hotel’s health and safety program, please visit: https://www.fontainebleau.com/updates

Acronis is committed to creating a safe and energizing event that will allow us to effectively meet with our partners in person in Miami.

Acronis Events mobile app login instructions

  • Step 1: Download the App via Google Play Store or Apple App Store
  • Step 2: Log in using the email that you used to register.
  • Step 3: Once you submit your email in the login form, you will get a system email with your unique access code (four digits). Enter this code in the form to complete the login.

If you do not receive the system email with your access code within two minutes, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find that email, contact us at Summit2022@acronis.com and we will solve your login issue.

Pro tips

  • Make sure you’re logging in with the same email that you used during Summit registration.
  • If you entered the code provided in the system email, but received an error “Invalid code,” make sure you copy/paste only the four digits without the space at the end.

Acronis Cyber Foundation

All proceeds from ticket purchases go towards the Acronis Cyber Foundation Schools Initiative. For this reason, tickets are non-refundable. To find out how your support will improve the lives of boys and girls in underserved communities, visit https://acronis.org/schools-initiative.