Presenters

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...
Gil Cargill launched Cargill Consulting Group Inc. in 1978 and has spent the past 47 years as a consultant, speaker, and trainer teaching salespeople and sales managers the importance of developing sales processes, the advantages of implementing new technology, and the benefits of tracking sales performance.  In 2015, the Sales Lead Management Association named him one of the "Top 10 Most Ins...
Grant Thompson is a founding partner of MG Technology Group, a leading cloud services company. As a solutions architect with a diverse technical and business background, Thompson helped build MG Technology Group on the premise that businesses need solutions that fit their unique needs and IT companies need a service provider they can trust. MG Technology Group’s successful reseller program...
Hamza Ghadyali is an AI solutions specialist in the AI Center of Excellence at SAS.He works with large organizations to identify the best opportunities for leveraging AI. His team strategically aligns business goals with cutting-edge analytical capabilities in order to deliver state-of-the-art solutions. Hamza also holds patents in computer vision systems for applications in manufacturing and reta...
Harry Brelsford is a long-time channel partner and the founder of SMB Nation Inc., an industry organization based in Bainbridge Island, Wash., that has more than 40,000 SMB-focused technology consultants or “tribal members.” He oversees SMB Nation’s popular events worldwide, including webinars, workshops, and multiday conferences, and is the publisher of SMB Partner magazine.Harry holds an MBA and...
Heath Adams is the CEO and founder of TCM Security. He is an industry leader in the cybersecurity and ethical hacking space. Heath loves to hack and has a strong background in penetration testing, having performed various assessments from network, wireless, web application, IoT, mobile, physical, and more.  Heath also loves to teach. Known as “The Cyber Mentor” online, Heath has taught o...
Herman Pool is a marketing specialist who has helped thousands of IT business owners get new leads and close more deals. He has been voted the top speaker at dozens of industry events and won 27 awards ranging in categories from best marketing service to best customer support. Herman has also been a consultant for Jay Conrad Levinson, the author of the best-selling marketing book Guerrilla Marketi...
Howard M. Cohen has been a senior executive in some of the most highly reputed channel partner organizations in the IT industry for more than 27 years. During that time he has managed every facet of a channel partner business including sales, marketing, professional services, operations, and channel partner management.An experienced strategist and program designer, Howard has served on many adviso...
Ian Pitts is president and chief executive officer of Syn-Apps. He has been in the technology industry for more than 20 years and has led the strategic direction of Syn-Apps since its founding in 2001. Earlier in his career, he held various technology roles with multiple Fortune 500 companies including Cisco Systems, General Dynamics, Motorola, and Starwood Hotels.  Since founding Syn-Apps, I...
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 is an ITIL certified IT professional with 25 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. After a year with the RCMP as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Ian worked as a...
Ivan O’Connor is a member of the executive management team at ActionPoint Technology Group. As head of IoT, Ivan drives andmanages the strategic development of the IoT practice within ActionPoint, growing revenues, developing IoT products andsolutions, and forging and managing key Tier 1 channel EMEA partnerships with Dell and Microsoft EMEA.
J.B. Fowler is the chief product officer for Domotz, a SaaS-based company that helps managed service providers, IT departments, and integrators run their businesses more efficiently using remote network monitoring and management. J.B. has over 18 years of experience in the audio/video networking industries, including a couple of years as vice president of business development with Luxul, seve...
James Carroll is a penetration tester and co-founder of Hacket Cyber. James has extensive experience in breaking security defenses and locating sensitive information inside corporate networks, and exfiltrating that data in ways that are hard for normal security defenses to recognize. James has worked with Fortune 100 organizations, professional sports teams, large publicly traded companies, and so...
James McKinney is founding partner and president of Loop Communications. James’ work ethic is inspired by his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. His philosophy of customer service can be summed up by the motto of the Corps: Semper Fidelis, which translates to “always faithful.” He believes that being there for your customers is the guiding principle and priority of any good company. Prior to Loop,...
Jamie Duff is an experienced sales leader with nearly 20 years’ experiencing working in the information technology and managed services industry. In his current role at Vade Secure, Jamie is tasked with accelerating the growth of Vade Secure’s corporate sales business in North America, both by hiring and managing a team of talented sales professionals and by building channel of MSPs from the Micro...
Jamie Lembeck, development manager for Kaseya IT Complete,comes to ID Agent with significant MSP experience using Dark Web ID as a lead-generation tool, to secure meetings with IT decision makers and to close MRR business. His background is extensive in building strategic long-term alliances, pioneering innovative sales and marketing techniques, and leading well-trained teams that are motivated to...

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