Presenters

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...
Kevin Taylor is the segment development manager for smart cities at Axis Communications. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing strategies and building channel relationships to expand Axis’ presence as a thought leader and facilitator in the rapidly emerging smart cities space in North America.   Kevin has more than 18 years of experience building market share in the low...
Larry Meador is the channel manager of GreenLink Networks, a channel-only business VoIP services company. Larry is a veteran of both the retail and the reseller/MSP channels. From a retail perspective, Larry has experience on “both sides of the table,” having managed a $100 million computer peripherals category for a national retailer and then moved onto the sales side of the table calling on all...
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...
Lauren Sands is an inside systems engineer at Cisco. Lauren was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, and studied IT at George Mason University where he first got introduced to networking. From there, he interned at LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton Inc. in NYC as an IT support analyst, and eventually became the network administrator for Loro Piana, an Italian fashion house specializing in baby cash...
Lawrence Cruciana, CISSP, CISM, CMMC-RP, is the founder and president of Corporate Information Technologies (CIT). He leads CIT’s cybersecurity business practice, focusing on identifying and mitigating information-centric risk in upper-SMB and midmarket organizations. With over 20 years of information technology (IT) experience in regulated enterprise, financial, and critical manufacturing busines...
Labeled as an “uber-networker” by the Washington Post, Lee Odess has nearly 20 years of experience starting, building, and leading businesses with an exceptional track record for sales growth and marketing effectiveness. Prior to starting Group337, The Inside, and Security Industry Metrics, Lee served as Vice President of Strategic Partnering for Allegion PLC, where he was charged with identifying...
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...
After spending 25 years as a Microsoft Dynamics Partner, Linda Rose decided to sell it all and retire. Well … almost. Linda has created, bought, and sold four companies during her business career. Her recent sale of her Microsoft Dynamics Cloud hosting company to a private equity firm allowed her to turn in the keys to her office and walk out the door 45 days later and begin her 500-mile backpacki...
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.
Lisa Sullivan is the Senior Vice President, Travel and Transport for IDEMIA Identity & Security North America (ISNA), a long-time market-leader in identity and security solutions for both government and commercial customers. In this critical role, Ms. Sullivan serves on IDEMIA’s Executive Committee and leads flagship accounts at the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) and Customs...
Since founding the Alvarez Technology Group (ATG) in 2001, Luis Alvarez has grown the company from a small, two-person consultancy to a premier technology solutions provider in California, delivering security, IoT, and IT services. ATG is the leading managed security services provider on the Central Coast of California and supports many industries and private and public sector organizations. ...
Luis is a director, marketing, at SolarWinds MSP and CEO of Vancouver-based Ook, a five-person MSP that caters to small and medium businesses. Ook has appeared on the Canada Growth 500, CRN MSP 500, and Pioneer 250 lists, as well as ChannelFutures’ MSP 501. A consummate IT professional and product strategist, Luis presents frequently on MSP best practices, QBRs, IT strategy, and more. Fun fact: He...
Malik Khan, founder and CEO of PointClick Technologies, has over 20 years of experience in the information technologies managed services, cloud, and consulting industry. In 2007, Malik founded PointClick Technologies to focus on end-to-end cloud hosting services that spans beyond infrastructure management. The company offers cloud hosting and web application management services with a focus on cyb...
Manal El-Ramly is a seasoned and effective professional specializing in meeting the needs of large enterprises, using her natural strategic sense coupled with her broad expertise and knowledge enabling companies to amplify their communication and data strategies and tactics. She is inspired to help companies streamline their business, communication, and data processes through the use of technology...
Manuel Palachuk is the coach who will take you to the gym, not just send you there! He is the author of the book Getting To The Next Level: A Blueprint For Taking You And Your Business To The Top, and he is working on his next book Agile Service Delivery: The Ultimate Secret To Making Work Flow. He has over 30 years of business, management, and training experience in the computer and electron...
Manuel (Manny) Lloyd is CEO and president of Manuel W. Lloyd Consulting, an IT services provider with offices in Alpharetta, Ga., and Wilmington, N.C.Manny’s love of technology began when he created motherboards from the spare parts his mother brought home from work. His tech background includes a stint in programming and technology training in the U.S. Marine Corps.After his military service Mann...
Marie Cheung-Ong is the Americas Partner Sales Development Manager for HP Inc. In this role she is responsible for driving key channel sales initiatives to spur profitable growth with partners and drive partner pipeline generation in SMB, public sector, and mobility. During her 29-year tenure at HP, Marie has held a variety of management positions in marketing, strategic planning, and channel sale...
Mark Elliott is chief revenue officer for The 20. For over 25 years, he has been helping businesses develop strategies to analyze, manage, and overcome the ever-changing technology challenges they face. A central focus has been security and HIPAA compliance. His experience includes preventing, detecting, and responding to hackers and threats,  ensuring that an organization is safe from invasi...
Mark Smith is the business development director of The ChannelPro Network, the premier resource for growing IT service companies. Mark was was the founder of Windows NT Magazine, with a reach of 1.5M unique enterprise IT professionals in 160 countries. Mark sold Windows NT Magazine to Penton Media for $100M. EH Media has helped customers generate thousands of leads, and Mark teaches these marketin...
Mark Woldman is in the business of helping others with their businesses. As a partner at Xcellerate, Mark is focused on expanding the managed service provider client base and ensuring those clients are positioned for success. Mark has spent more than 20 years in IT outsourcing, software, and consulting, with nearly half that time working with MSPs. He has lectured from Los Angeles to Hong Kong and...
Matthew Thompson, CISSP, is an industry-recognized thought leader in the area of Identity and Security Management and currently leads IDEMIA's Civil and Digital Identity Business in North America. Matt is an innovator in the digital identity space, having co-founded ID.me, which was named to the “100 Brilliant Companies” list in 2014 by Entrepreneur Magazine. Matt has spent years working in the pu...

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