Presenters

Mr. Fiore brings more than 25 years of senior level technology and sales management experience to Tech Data’s clients. After receiving a BS in Computer Science, his career path led to a CIO role for Baxa Corporation, a medical device manufacturer located in Englewood, Colorado.  His success in that role encouraged him to found and build his first consulting firm, Qortex, which succe...
Dr. Rolf Lindemann is responsible for the development and strategy of the company’s products and solutions. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in product management, R&D and operations from the IT security industry, he has deep knowledge of security markets and technologies. Dr. Lindemann is one of the leading experts in FIDO and has been a frequent speaker at industry events. Prior to...
Drew Sanford is the co-founder of CARVIR LLC, a security vendor focused on enabling managed service providers to bring enterprise class tools into the SMB space. Before founding CARVIR, Drew served as COO and co-owner of a Nashville, Tenn. based MSP that served customers in the Southern part of the United States focused on the automotive, manufacturing, distribution, and medical verticals. He has...
Ed Ackerman currently serves as Director of Alliances and Partnerships at Onfido. He joined the company in 2016 as Head of Client Management and has been instrumental in driving the company's commercial strategy and revenue growth. Prior to Onfido, Ed led a high performing team as Head of UK Channel Partnerships at Google. He started his career as a management consultant at Deloitte.  
Ed Correia is the founder and CEO of Sagacent Technologies, a 14-year-old managed service provider in Silicon Valley. As a 35-year information technology professional, Ed brings a unique blend of business management experience, operational know-how, and computer industry knowledge to Silicon Valley.Prior to founding Sagacent Technologies, Ed managed the West Coast sales and operations for a nation...
Ed Roberts has been involved in the computer industry for more than 20 years. He is the president and CEO of Lethos Inc., an IT consulting firm based in Southern California. Mr. Roberts is also the founder and chairman at large of the Southern California IT Professional Association, a non-profit corporation for community benefit based in Orange County, Calif. Ed has a technical background in rad...
Ed Mana is the founder and chief technologist of Technology On Demand, of Yorktown Heights, N.Y. For more than 18 years, Ed and Co. have provided technology services to various vertical markets, specializing in the audio/visual industry. These services include traditional IT services along with Crestron programming of both AV and lighting systems. Ed was one of the first Crestron Certified Pr...
Eric Fiske is a U.S. veteran who served in the armed forces for 11 years. After the service, Eric went back to school where he found his passion for ethical hacking. He worked for an organization for seven years as their senior information security engineer and just recently co-founded Hacket Cyber, an offensive security services boutique. Eric is a husband who is a father to four girls. He enjoys...
Eric Long is the president of TeraCloud, a Dallas-based cloud solutions provider with additional offices in Florida. His responsibilities include business and partnership development, with a key focus on creating innovative business solutions built around cloud and on-premise technologies.Eric has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector and has created and sold a number of companies,...
Eric Weiss is the Multimedia Editor for FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World. He has been covering the biometrics and identity industries for the sites for the past two years, building on nearly a decade of experience as a media and entertainment critic. During that time, he covered everything from games to film to the start-up tech community, with a strong focus on interactive media and Virtual and...
Erica Martinez-Rose co-founded Tech Rage IT in 2015 after experiencing moments of technology rage due to disappointing IT support at her former job. She was committed to stopping the madness and helping small businesses thrive with sanity-saving, surprisingly good IT support and a positive customer experience.   With more than 20 years of combined experience in marketing, information tec...
As Channel Marketing Manager, Erica Mikulsky designs and manages programs and partner-facing engagement opportunities, while driving power management solutions with partners in the US.  Eaton strives to expand product sales through channel partners who are looking to meet all of the power demands generated by the new data center. 
Co-founder of one of the first "pure play" MSPs in the industry and creator of the MSP Mastered® Methodology for Managed Services business performance improvement and transformation, Erick Simpson is a technology business and channel growth expert, influencer, thought leader, speaker, and author with four best-selling books and 50 white papers to his credit. He is also co-host of the ChannelPro 5...
A professional with 14 years’ experience in the industrial IoT area, Flavio Devide’ is responsible for the development of the edge and IoT market for Dell Technologies Design Solutions, which for more than 15 years has been serving over 4,000 customers on more than 40 different verticals, with products and services dedicated to scale and optimize their core business.
Frank Ballatore is president of The New England Computer Group, Inc. (NECG), a Connecticut-based technology consulting firm. Frank has a vast background in personal computing dating back to 1981. In his corporate career at Unilever and then Citicorp, he held a number of positions that all involved automating financial control tasks that had previously been done manually. This led to his love of co...
Frank Bravata is a technology expert, serial entrepreneur, public speaker, best-selling author, podcaster and Veterans’ supporter. His company, Cyber Brigade, leverages his military experience to bring cutting-edge cyber security and technology solutions to his clients. He has been interviewed and written for outlets such as Reuters, The New York Time, Forbes, The Daily News, Long Island Busines...
Frank Pittman is the National Account Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Rack and Power products in the Server Options category, specializing in UPSs and PDUs. In this role Frank is responsible for sales for the Americas region through all channels and all go-to-markets. For the past 3 years, Frank has trained and educated distributors, partners and end users alike on the benefits of Hewlet...
Frank Suglia is the Director of Global Technical Sales at BitTitan, helping channel partners plan, configure, and execute complex migration projects and scenarios. As co-founder and former CTO of Strategic SaaS, an Austin-based Microsoft cloud services partner and IT management company, Suglia brings more than 30 years of experience in technical sales and service delivery management at Fortune 500...
 A recognized IT and managed services CEO and operations and sales expert, Gary Beechum began his career of more than 20 years in the sales and marketing industry, and applied this experience to help transform a professional IT services organization into one of the first pure-play MSPs in the SMB space in 2005.  Developing a value-priced sales methodology for an “all you can eat” managed...
Gary Bixler is the founder and principal consultant at Bixler Enterprises, which focuses on delivering marketing, channel, business, and strategy consulting to leading technology companies around the world. Bixler is a 20-year veteran of the high-technology market segment with broad experience that crosses all marketing disciplines, including strategic, technical, product, channel, and field marke...
Gary Pica is a pioneer in the managed services field. His first MSP, Dynamic Digital Services, was “early to market” in the MSP arena. It quickly became one of the fastest-growing MSPs in the country, with more than 7,000 endpoints under management, generating over $500,000 of monthly recurring revenue.Gary has since launched TruMethods, a coaching, peer, and accountability firm aimed at helping I...
Mr. Stroupe came to the FBI’s, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division from the private sector in 2006.  Since then, he has worked exclusively in the CJIS Division’s Biometric Services Section in Clarksburg, West Virginia leading a variety of technical and operational efforts.  In 2013 he was tasked as the operational lead for the transition from the FBI’s IAFIS System to t...
Gates is an engaged and dynamic professional with over 30 years of experience in IT. He is focused on providing IT strategy, process and technology solutions to financial services, MRD and advising a wide range of tech companies, from start-ups to F500 companies. He has an MBA in Finance, and his strengths lie in business development, strategic partnerships, technology innovation, project manageme...
In his role as President & CBDO for Scytáles, Geoff manages business development activities and the company’s relationships within the digital identity community. In his prior job, Geoff worked in cooperation with the North American motor vehicle administrations and other Government issuing authorities on their identity management and identification security efforts. He has over 25 years’ expe...
George Monroy is the CEO of Monroy Information Technology Services. In 2004, he started his own company in Richmond, Texas, after working in the corporate world. The first client was a multinational corporation headquartered in Dallas that provided a wide range of technology products and services used for developing energy and natural resources. Along the way he picked up some smaller companies as...

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