Presenters

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, an industry leader in the cybersecurity and ethical hacking space, is the CEO and founder of TCM Security. 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 over 500,000...
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 chief Information security officer for Cyjax in the U.K. and CTO of Octopi Managed Services in Canada. Ian 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 p...
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...
Jamison West is a strategic coach with ConnectStrat. James has been a serial entrepreneur for 25 years. He built Arterian (formerly JWCS), an MSP that he grew from a one-man shop to 40 staff through both organic growth and the acquisition of four other IT services companies.  He went on to co-found three SaaS companies including Teamatics, SmileBack, and TimeZest; he currently serves as a fra...
Jason McNew has over 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, including 12 years at the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) and Camp David, where he worked on some of the most secure systems in the world, for some of the most important customers in the world. While at WHCA, Jason held what is known as a “Yankee White” security clearance, also known as a PSD (Presidential...
Jason Pizzo is co-founder and co-owner of I.T. Solutions of South Florida with his wife Deana. As CIO, he handles a wide range of responsibilities, including project management, customer account management, sales management, and technology consulting. I.T. Solutions of South Florida, based in Lake Worth, Fla., consistently earns a spot on the MSP 500 and MSP 501 lists annually. Jason was also a fi...
Javier Mira is President and CEO of FacePhi, the leading Spanish company in user identity verification technology, specialized in digital onboarding and biometric solutions: facial, periocular,fingerprint and voice recognition. With a multicultural profile and more than 20 years of experience, he is an expert speaker at conferences related to biometrics, innovation, digital transformation and entr...
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 CISO/CEO of Interactive Security Training LLC. Jay is a multi-certified information security subject matter expert with more than 40 years of professional experience, which includes security and compliance, integration and transformation initiatives, IS management process, and operational metrics definition and documentation. Customers include insurance companies, Microsoft, phone...
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...
Jeff O'Heir is a veteran journalist and editor who has spent much of his career covering the business leaders, issues, and trends that define the IT and consumer technology channels. His work in print, online, and on stage has showcased, educated, and connected small and large solutioin providers, MSPs, channel pros, and vendors. In his role as event content director and community manager for The...

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