Presenters

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. 
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 and...
Esteban Blanco is chief geek officer and owner of Blanco I.T. He has two decades of experience in the field of information technology. Esteban is very involved in his community and a strong advocate for small businesses in Texas. He is also a professional vocalist with a passion for travel. Esteban’s love of music led to his emigration to the United States in 1997 when he was invited to join the...
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.
Frances Zelazny is Co-Founder & CEO of Anonybit, a decentralized biometrics infrastructure (not blockchain!) that is breaking new ground in the area of user privacy and digital security. With over 25 years of experience scaling up enterprise SaaS companies in cyber, fintech, digital identity and analytics, Frances leads with strong vision and operational capacity. In prior roles, Frances...
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...
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...
Henry Timm is president and CEO of Phantom Technology Solutions, a managed IT services provider based in Rolling Prairie, Ind., serving partners located throughout the Midwest United States. Henry's passion for solving complex problems has led to an extensive career working in IT leadership, networking, support, and software development positions over the last 15+ years. Building on his experience...
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...

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