Join us July 28-30. Missing the in-person conferences? Finding it hard to connect with the channel when you can't be there face-to-face? We feel your pain.
That's why the Cloud Connections Summit was created. We're bringing all of the interactions from traditional conferences to a virtual space. Exhibition booths, interactive sessions, private meeting spaces, receptions, after hours events, and more. Let's get connected!
Charles works for Acronis Cyber Foundation in the role of Development Coordinator and daily communicates with partners and donors to be able to raise donations with the end goal of providing an education for all children. Acronis believes knowledge should be available for all children and so Charles works for this purpose everyday.
Chris Wiser is the Founder and CEO of 7 Figure MSP, a Digital Marketing, Coaching & Sales Agency and Wiser Organics, an all Organic CBD line of products, with both based in Austin, Texas.
7 Figure MSP focuses with helping Entrepreneurs grow their businesses through Online Marketing, Advertising and Sales Training. He is recently touted for his online courses – Facebook Ads for Beginners, 3 Steps to Your First Million and Linked Academy.
Wiser Organics focuses on delivering the best quality 100% THC free CBD products available on the market today. Our CBD products are made with the best products and have been certified 100% organic.
Chris has over 20 years of Technology industry experience, along with the past 10 years being Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Neverfail, a Austin, TX provider of Cloud Services for the Managed Service Provider Industry, and CEO of TechSquad IT, a Milwaukee, WI, provider of technology and network specialist services to small and midsize businesses (SMBs).
As both a public-facing entrepreneur and network specialist, Chris has been featured on The Entrepreneurs Radio Show, School for Startups Radio, SmallBizAmerica Radio and multiple network news stations including ABC, FOX, CNBC and NBC news. He has also been profiled in the Milwaukee Business Journal, and was the winner of the Milwaukee Small Business Times Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.
Chris is also a best-selling author having published "The Small Business Owners Guide to Stress Free Network Support," and "The Tech Multiplier: The World’s Leading Technology Consultants Reveal In Depth Case Studies of How the Smartest Businesses in the World are Leveraging Technology to Increase Profits and Reduce Waste While Safeguarding Data". Both books feature proven secrets and strategies on how to realize maximum sales and profits.
In September 2013, Chris was the subject of a documentary film titled, “The IT Guy,” which was broadcast worldwide on Biography Channel to multimillion number of viewers.
Jay McBain is one of the most visible and respected thought leaders in the global channel. Named to the 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 26-year career in various executive channel sales, marketing, and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, and ChannelEyes. Jay is the principal analyst for global channels, partnerships, and ecosystems at Forrester - one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world.
Technology Visionary and serial entrepreneur. After paying his way through college by starting an ISP in his bedroom, Joe spent several years building global networks for prominent mid-market organizations. In 1999 he formalized his consulting experience by founding Solid Networks, which has grown into an industry leading technology service provider headquartered in California’s Central Valley.
Best-selling author and famed FBI Special Agent spent 6 years undercover as Donnie Brasco resulting in one of the largest break-ups of organized crime in history.
Millions around the globe know Joe Pistone as "Donnie Brasco," arguably the most influential law enforcement agent in American history. His unrivaled undercover work lead to the imprisonment of hundreds of Mafiosi and rocked the American Mob to its core.In the years since leaving the FBI, Joe has become a highly sought-out keynote speaker. He has spoken around the world, from universities and educational institutions, to military gatherings and corporate events.
An award-winning journalist and veteran content producer for the B2B technology and telecommunications sector, Kris Blackmon is the Senior Content Director for Informa Tech’s channel brands. She leads event programming for all Channel Programs events, serves as director for the brands’ digital media and online education programs, runs all market intelligence offerings, and leads the prestigious annual MSP 501 initiative.
Larry Walsh is the leading go-to-market advisor to technology executives, channel leaders, and solution providers around the world. Widely known for his ability to cut through problems and challenges facing vendors, distributors, and solution providers, Walsh is sought for his advice, counsel, insights, and consultation on channel strategies and technology market trends. He and The 2112 Group team are responsible for crafting and shaping the channel strategies and programs of companies that span the hardware, software, cloud, and services spectrum of the technology industry.
In 2010, Walsh founded 2112 to provide the technology industry with greater clarity, intelligence, and guidance on the issues that affect it and strategies that produce better results.He’s a specialist in the development and execution of channel programs, disruptive sales models, and growth strategies for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations.
Walsh personally oversees 2112’s consulting and strategy services, which provide channel and go-to-market assessments, channel program development and operations, executive coaching, and communications support. He’s deeply involved in 2112’s research, intelligence, and tools programs, which provide the market with data-driven insights for better go-to-market decision-making.
Technology vendors, solution providers, and associations seek Walsh’s guidance on channel and technology issues, including cloud computing, security, managed services, marketplaces, automated digital sales, and the Internet of Things. Channel professionals praise Walsh for his ability to marry technology and channels to create holistic strategies and communications streams.
A passionate industry advocate, Walsh is a frequent speaker at conferences and corporate events around the world, including Channel Focus, Channel Partners Conference & Expo, RSA Conference, Fog World Congress, Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals Conference, IT Nation, Microsoft Inspire, CompTIA ChannelCon, and countless vendor and distribution events.
Walsh is an award-winning journalist and an avid blogger and podcaster. When he founded 2112, he also launched Channelnomics, an analysis Web Site uniquely positioned to provide clarity into the business and economic drivers behind channel programs and relationships. He hosts POD2112, a podcast featuring candid conversations with industry executives and thought leaders. His commentary and articles frequently appear in publications, including Forbes, Fortune, Chief Executive Magazine, Channele2e, Channel Partners, TechTarget’s SearchITChannels, Demand Gen Report, Channel Pro, CRN UK, and more.
Luis is the CEO of Vancouver-based Ook, a 5-person MSP and 2019 recipient of the Canada Growth 500 list (#25 in Information Technology, #22 in Vancouver). Ook has appeared on the CRN MSP 500 and Pioneer 250 (2019) lists, as well as ChannelFutures’ MSP 501. Challenged with documenting his clients’ information systematically and transparently, Luis developed and commercialized SaaS app Monkey Box in 2013 (acquired by IT Glue in 2017). He spent the next three years at IT Glue as VP, Product and VP, Strategy, helping shepherd IT Glue’s growth to 100 employees while quadrupling its customer base. A consummate IT professional and product strategist, Luis presents frequently on MSP best practices, QBRs, strategies, and more. Fun fact: He played keyboards on tour with Colombian pop star Shakira, and still loves playing the occasional jazz gig (check out his 2 jazz albums on Apple Music).
Michelle Ragusa-McBain is a highly visible thought leader in the global technology channel. Entrepreneur Magazine named her as one of the top 4 people to inspire women to pursue a career in Tech and was recognized by SMB Magazine as one of the 150 most influential people in the global IT Business Community.
She currently is VP of Global Channel and Digital Strategy for JS Group. Most recently, she was Senior Director of Technology & Business Sales and Services at Office Depot. Prior she was a 13-year Cisco veteran and recipient of the prestigious “Cisco World Wide Innovation and Growth Award”.
Michelle sits on the Board of CRN Women in the Channel, serves as Chair Emeritus of Advancing Women in Technology for CompTIA, and Co-Founder of Tech Worlds Half non-profit. She is also a longstanding member of the National Women in Technology Group, where she has given speeches for young women in technology - most recently at NC State & Hofstra University. As a social media maven, Michelle is a highly visible member of the Global IT community and acts as a connector. She is an avid blogger and has taken her passion for women in technology, world travel, health & wellness to create awareness and inspire others. She is a passionate world traveler visiting 93 countries, & 6 continents.
She graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College with an MBA and B.S. in Global Business & Marketing where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship.
Randy served as both a Paratrooper and as a Green Beret in Korea. His military accolades include three Bronze Stars and the prestigious Purple Heart. He is the Vice Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) in New York. His Army helmet is on display at West Point. As a detective, he worked the streets of Harlem for 16 years, during which time the murder of Police Officer Philip Cardillo became the catalyst for one of the largest scandals in the history of the NYPD. To date, Randy is one of the most decorated police officers in NYPD history; he has appeared in or produced over 50 films and television shows; he is a published author and currently working on his 2nd book in conjunction with a Docu-series on his life.
Shawn’s unequaled blend of sophisticated magic and hilarious comedy has made him a highly sought-after act all over the world. With his many appearances in theatres, clubs, television (including Masters of Illusion and America’s Got Talent), cruise ships, private engagements, corporate functions, and at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, Shawn’s ability to blend the astonishing with the absurd has delighted countless audiences both here and abroad.
Dan Tomaszewski is the founder and President of Everything MSP, an online community for MSP and IT service businesses to learn, share, and grow. Additionally, Dan is the President of Green Light Business Technology, an MSP in Grand Rapids, MI since 2003. While Dan has been an entrepreneur for the bulk of his career, he also worked for a Silicon Valley IT startup and Fortune 500 companies. He has been in the technology industry for 20+ years and as an MSP veteran he has helped others build and grow their businesses.
Glen Brynteson built his first Oracle professional services firm into a multinational consultancy by creating unique solutions to solve clients’ unmet needs. Twenty-five years later, Mr. Brynteson has never stopped working to get closer to his customers to better understand their challenges and to identify solutions that work to complement their decision-making process. As CEO of Market Awareness, he provides strategic leadership for a company based on a dedication to personally serving the unique Voice of the Business needs of companies seeking to outperform and outmaneuver their competition.
A seasoned strategic intelligence professional, Mr. Brynteson launched Market Awareness in response to his own constant and unmet need for reliable, data-driven insights into his clients’ perspectives and perceptions. As the demand for business and product intelligence grows, he works to maintain the company’s signature dedication to quality and service while constantly innovating to provide deeper, more powerful solutions to the real intelligence challenges facing real companies.
Seeing a massive gap in the intelligence education arena, Mr. Brynteson assembled an experienced team to create interactive training solutions based on their extensive experience on implementing those intelligence solutions for organizations. In 2014 he formed VoiceoftheBusiness Academy to provide Customer Experience (CX) and Competitive Intelligence (CI) online certified training solutions. The Academy has now amassed over 75 courses that are scripted, professionally voiced, animated, and produced.
In 2016 Mr. Brynteson launched the non-profit TrainOurTroops. TrainOurTroops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that focuses on training veterans with advanced online courses of the latest strategies and solutions that organizations are looking to hire in the marketplace. TrainOurTroops provides advanced education and resources that are needed to get veterans involved and engaged in the marketplace to obtain solid positions to support their families and excel in their individual careers.
JK Chelladurai is responsible for OneBill’s technology direction, operations and product development. JK has over 30 years of experience in software development including 20+ years of experience in building BSS/OSS solutions for the Telecommunications industry.
Prior to founding OneBill, JK was one of the founding team members of Portal Software (acquired by Oracle in 2006), creating the first real-time billing and revenue management platform for internet and communications service providers, which is now popularly known as Oracle BRM.
JK holds BS degree in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India.
Mark Lammert CPA has 32+ years of telecom & tax experience which started in the competitive environment following the 1984 breakup of AT&T and the "Baby Bells." Mark is a CPA in both Florida (1991) and Missouri (1987). While in public accounting, Mark served many audit clients in various industries, such as telecommunications, retail, construction accounting, and public utilities. Mark is an active marathon runner and sports enthusiasts. He has completed over 37 marathons across the USA.
The CEO of Datagate, Mark Loveys is a serial software entrepreneur with a successful track record in founding, growing, and exiting multi-national financial-software businesses. Mark is passionate about using technology to make businesses more efficient and has a strong focus on helping the fast-growing VoIP and UCaaS industry.
Micah is the founder/MD of TeamMate Technology. Previously he was Founder/CEO of VoIP Logic from inception through sale to BroadSoft (Formerly NASDAQ: BSFT until sale to CSCO). For over 20 years Micah has been a hands on entrepreneur founding and operating companies that innovate in technology and delivery model in the telecommunications industry.
Paul Mancuso is the President and CEO of Vital Integrators based out of Lafayette, LA. Vital Integrators currently employs 10 staff members and has customers along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. Paul has a unique perspective and understanding of the IT industry as a Managed Service Provider but also installs and designs audio, video, and lighting systems for churches and businesses that have a strong desire to integrate those systems around a core IT infrastructure. He desires to provide a personal and accurate service to clients by helping both businesses and end users fully utilize technology to enhance day to day operations. As a Managed Service Provider, Vital Integrators focuses on putting client security first with a custom security and productivity platform.
Paul excels in the field of network and systems integration, as well as managing corporate networks. He specializes in finding better, more efficient, and more creative ways of accomplishing goals, which frequently prove to be more cost-effective. He is extremely motivated by the challenge of helping to redirect the course of an organization through the proper use of technology, and he takes great satisfaction in helping them save money in the process. Paul resides in Lafayette, LA with his wife Misty and sons Landon and Greyson.
Paul is the VP of Partner Engagement and Cybersecurity at Compliancy Group. As the former CEO of Carlin Bradley, a Business Solutions Provider, Paul’s extensive experience and understanding of security compliments Compliancy Group’s regulatory and HIPAA compliance expertise. With Paul as a member of Compliancy Group’s team, MSP partners can be confident that their business will evolve and grow.
Peter is CEO and co-founder of TruGrid, which reduces remote access cost and complexity for service providers & under-served mid-market companies. TruGrid SecureRDP replaces VPN with a Zero Trust technology that blocks all malware & data leaks between remote users and corporate networks
Accomplished technology professional with over 20 years of experience delivering technology solutions.
Led complex technology deliveries for enterprise organizations, including AT&T, General Electric, McDonald’s Corporation, Abbott Labs, Accenture, Nike, US Department of State, and many large US hospitals.
Expertise in cybersecurity, messaging platforms, computer networking, virtualization, and Azure Cloud, and well-versed in Citrix and VMWare technologies.
Co-authored the 1997 book, “Windows NT Installation, Configuration, and Customization.”
Studied Physics at the University of Lagos, and Computer Science at the College of DuPage.
Primary passion is using technology to achieve business efficiencies and profitability. Other interests include reading and playing the game of chess.
A serial entrepreneur born in San Francisco and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley that is passionate about deconstructing business concepts and building them into profitable business models through technology, automation, and scalability.
Tony has evolved his latest endeavor, CloudPlus, from the fourth ever hosted Microsoft Exchange offering when he founded it in 2003 to an industry first: a true hosted services distribution platform.
In addition, Tony brings over 25 years of experience as a sales, marketing, and business development leader driving integrated solution sales. He held key roles at GTE, Schlumberger, and Oculan where he spearheaded the company’s expanding domestic and international sales and channel initiatives. Tony spent several years working with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies regulating IT Security practices throughout the United States. He is deeply involved in the tech community, previously serving as a mentor for SCORE and currently serving on the Board of Advisors of and mentoring entrepreneur groups at St. Petersburg College (SPC). He is an active member of CompTIA – involved with the Community Councils and Advisory Committees.
As a leader with excellent organizational skills and a strong suit for planning and multiple years of experience in the VoIP space, my role as Director of Operations is to make sure our organization runs efficiently by following procedures and policies. I oversee each department to work with the executive team on how to improve the strategy on how we operate. I come from a background of Early Childhood Education that created the fundamental of processes, strategy, and relationships with people. My goal is to ensure our clients and partners have a successful onboarding and that our team can make that happen. I enjoy my career as I am part of a family here at OITVOIP and I have the ability for constant growth personally and professionally.
As the Project & Implementation Manager, I handle onboarding for new clients and white label partners. I am involved in various departments in OIT and constantly strive to improve efficiency and the level of customer service we bring to our clients. I have several years of experience in the VoIP space and my goal is to make sure that all of our clients and partners have the highest level of quality and satisfaction.
Dedicated Lead Tech professional who provides technical support to many companies utilizing the VOIP Services. We all know calling for Support can be a pain but I strive to be the opposite of pain. I welcome everyone as family and provide the best customer support possible. Ensuring clients have a great experience fulfills my love for my career.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, IT Service Management, Team Building, and Servers. Strong business development professional with a Masters of Engineering focused in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications from DeVry University-Florida.
I help Managed Service Providers, VARs, ITSPs, and ISPs engage their clients in new ways including unified communications and cloud collaboration.
I am a versatile leader in sales management and business/brand development, that has established myself as an expert in identifying, leveraging, and kick-starting growth opportunities for both his employer and customer base. I pride myself on capitalizing product knowledge and vast industry experience in transforming prospects into long-term relationships and friendships. During my career, I've held leadership positions within various Pittsburgh and nationally based companies. I am decorated U.S. Army veteran and have successfully leveraged my military leadership abilities to drive breakthrough performance by cross-functional teams in both large enterprise such as Exxon Mobile, Thomson Reuters, Generac, Broadsoft, Verizon thru mid and SMB markets.