Presenters

After joining Autotask in 2016 as an Account Executive, Ian is a Channel Account Manager for Datto covering the southeast region from Texas to Florida. He currently focuses his efforts on bringing value to his customers and setting them up for success as channel partners. A native of Washington, DC, he moved to Texas in 2013 to focus on the technology industry.
Ian Thornton-Trump, CD, CEH, CNDA, CSA+ is an ITIL certified IT professional with over 20 years of experience in IT security and information technology. From 1989 to 1992, Ian served with the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Intelligence Branch; in 2002, he joined the CF Military Police Reserves and retired as a Public Affairs Officer in 2013. In Canada, Octopi Managed Services Inc. delivers managed...
Jay McBain is one of the most visible thought leaders in the global technology 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 24-year career in various executive channel sales, marketing, and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, Autotask, and C...
Jayson Ferron is an information security subject matter expert (SME) with multiple certifications. He has more than 40 years of professional experience, which includes security andcompliance, integration and transformation initiatives, IS management process, and operational metrics definition and documentation. As a noted speaker and author, Jay has presented at many events including user groups,...
Jeannine is the Sr. Director, Channel Marketing at StorageCraft. In this role, Jeannine is responsible for the strategy and execution for channel engagement and enablement in North America. She's passionate about representing the channel's interest in all things StorageCraft.  This includes collaborative efforts around channel education and communication and ensuring partners are readied to s...
Jeff Bendix started his business in 2000 as a toner cartridge remanufacturer and quickly refocused the company on managed print services. Many years ago, he also added managed IT services to broaden their service offerings and have been serving the complete technology needs of their customers for many years. Jeff has served on many industry boards and committees, including the International Imagin...
Over a nine-year tenure at Juniper Networks starting in 2005, John grew the business by more than 500 percent. In 2014, he joined HP to lead the networking business in Canada where his role evolved to several sales leadership positions prior to his final executive position there. He served as vice president and general manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Canada, responsible for leading HPE’s C...
John Eckstrom is president and CEO of Carolina Business Equipment (CBE), of Columbia, S.C. He started in November 1994 as the company’s controller and moved to the general manager position in March 1995. At the end of that year he purchased half of the company and became its president; five years later he became its sole owner.Over the past 10 years CBE has moved into three new geographic markets,...
John Krikke is a partner and Vice President of Onward Computer Systems, a 28-year-old organization that offers complete IT solutions and managed services to small and medium sized businesses in Southern Ontario.John has been involved in the IT technology industry since 1986. In 1993 he formed Krikke Computer Services (KCS), an innovator in providing managed support services for small and medium si...
Jon Clay is responsible for managing marketing messages and external publication of all the threat research and intelligence within Trend Micro as well as different core technologies. As an accomplished public speaker with hundreds of speaking sessions around the globe, Jon focuses on the threat landscape and the use of big data in protecting against today’s sophisticated threats. Jon is also a vo...
Josh Peterson is the co-founder Bering McKinley, a consulting firm for MSPs and IT solution providers. Josh has been in the IT Solution Provider arena for the last 15 years. First as an owner, then as a management consultant with Taylor Business Group for 8 years, and now as founder of Bering McKinley.  Josh’s track record of developing management solutions for 100s of MSPs, VARs, and in...
Joshua Liberman is President and founder of Net Sciences, Inc. He started PC Services in 1990, providing Novell networking and becoming a Master CNE. Since starting Net Sciences in 1996,  Joshua has built and secured hundreds of networks in New Mexico and the area. Joshua has been a rock and ice climber, martial artist, and lifelong photographer. He speaks five languages and has tra...
Karl formed an IT consultancy in January of 2000 as a side interest. In 2009 he saw the opportunity move it into a managed service practice that focused on sound IT practices along with cybersecurity and compliance. He hired his first employee in 2009 and grown it quickly since. The business was founded in the Phoenix market and now has offices in Atlanta and San Francisco as well. Karl serves on...
Karl W. Palachuk has built and sold two successful managed service business in Sacramento, Calif. He is a business coach, and the author of seventeen books. His books include "Managed Services in a Month," "The Network Documentation Workbook," and the 4-volume set, "The Managed Services Operations Manual." In fact, Karl has written and produced more training materials for SMB IT consultants t...
Keith Lubner acts as an advisor, mentor, and executive coach to several of today’s leading sales and channel focused organizations on strategies, tactics, and programs to accelerate growth. He is a world-wide recognized expert on sales, sales enablement, channels, marketing, and leadership. His training programs and workshops have been delivered across the globe to several start-up and multi-natio...
Keith has been an IT channel pro for over 25 years and brings all his experience together to lead the charge for ChannelOnline. To break away from the day to day demands of work, he likes to hike, garden, rock climb, sail, or hide with a good book.
Kelly Borkowski is a Senior National Account Manager for Belkin International, which includes the Belkin, Linksys and Wemo brands. Most recently, Kelly leads the commercial sales team supporting National Solutions Providers, where she manages full strategic planning for the networking division.With over ten years of experience, Kelly has demonstrated an exceptional record of accomplishments drivin...
Kelly White is the President of Silvertail Software, a software consultancy specializing in XAML solutions for the Windows Phone and Windows 8 App Stores. He has more than 13 years of industry experience building Web applications, and has a passion for startups as a serial entrepreneur. Kelly has served on the organizing boards for the Portland Code Camp, Portland Startup Weekend, and the Oregon...
Ken Thoreson, Acumen Management Group, Ltd. President, is a sales leadership professional who “operationalizes” sales management systems and processes to pull sales results out of the doldrums into the fresh zone of predictable revenue. He is a thought leader and recognized as an expert in sales execution, channel management, revenue generation, sales analysis, compensation, forecasting, recruitme...
Larry has over 25 years of channel experience. His first tenure with ChannelOnline was 2002 - 2007, and after a brief departure, he rejoined in 2010. Larry remains with us today managing the Eastern Region. When he’s not busy being a ChannelOnline evangelist or spending time with his three grown kids, he keeps busy through golf, hiking, playing music, and dabbling in photography.
Lauren has had a distinguished career as a leader in business in the tech industry. A lover of all thing’s tech, Lauren joined Datto after 5+ years at Red Hat. At Red Hat, Lauren managed all North American Enterprise Telco accounts with a focus on technical training solutions. Today, Lauren serves as a Channel Development Manager for Datto, representing Datto at numerous trade shows and technology...
Leon J. Rutkowski, New England territory manager for StorageCraft, is a respected industry sales veteran of the high technology computer storage, backup/DR, cloud, and infrastructure business. He is actively engaged in the sale of StorageCraft’s revolutionary OneXafe andShadowXafe object-based storage, backup/DR, and cloud solutions that bring new ease of management and lower costs to the importan...
Lisa Shorr is a certified image consultant and owner of Shorr Success and co-owner of Secure Future Tech Solutions, an MSP in Warwick, R.I. With more than two decades of experience in the sales and marketing arena, she conducts workshops and coaches MSPs on professional development and corporate branding.
In less than a decade, Luis Alvarez has grown the Alvarez Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) from a small two-person consultancy to the premier information technology (IT) solutions provider on the California Central Coast, delivering IT services to more than 200 companies throughout the state. A visionary who never shies away from exploring exciting new technologies that might give his clients a compet...

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