Presenters

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...
Lori Hardtke is the owner and president of ByteWize Inc. She is a solo MSP and entrepreneur, a technology educator, and author who specializes in highly effective technology strategies for small businesses. The most interesting aspect of her Arizona-based business, where a majority of her clients are located, is the fact she lives full-time in Hawaii.  Lori teaches a class on “How To Be...
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...
Matt Whitlock is responsible for the strategic direction and technical content of ChannelProNetwork.com. He brings more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology industry to his reviews, analysis, and general musings about all things gadget and gear. Matt’s decade of experience in online media, community management, and web development has been instrumental in propelling the ChannelPro b...
Matthew Nederlanden is CEO and founder of SCW. After leading Security Camera Warehouse, an INC5000 company, for 10 years, Matthew knew that there had to be a better way to do surveillance. So, he set out to build the survail team and project. Survail is a hybrid cloud, computer-vision based learning platform that makes any security camera smart, so that you can take a more proactive security appro...
Matthew Thompson, CISSP, is an Identity and Security Industry expert who drives growth by creating trust-based environments that cultivate partnership across industry, leadership among team members, and entrepreneurship throughout organizations. Whether on the battlefield, as a corporate executive or launching and operating start-ups, Matt leads with the vision and determined execution that moves...
Strategic innovator, market visionary, and forecasting guru, Maxine Most, brings decades of practical expertise in the unpredictable and volatile world of emerging technology to the rapidly evolving biometrics and digital identity marketplace. With a stellar reputation for accurately anticipating market twists, turns, and trend, Maxine offers deep, knowledge-based market intelligence, crafts inn...
Melanie Gass, aka The Microsoft Princess, is the president of CenterPoint Solution LLC, a technology firm that focuses on providing Microsoft productivity solutions through training and consulting to corporations and other businesses worldwide. Melanie has been an expert in Microsoft products since 1998 and has written numerous books sold through retailers and via Microsoft’s Courseware Marketplac...
Micah Willbrand is Chief Product Officer in the Advanced Recognition Systems (ARS) division at NEC Corporation of America (NEC). In his current role, Mr. Willbrand leads the product strategy for NEC’s next-generation digital identity management platform, NEC I:Delight. Under his leadership, he brings over 20 years of experience focused on digital identity verification and the prevention of financi...
Michael is the founder and president of itSynergy based in Phoenix, Arizona for over 20 years. itSynergy focuses exclusively on providing strategic technology management for small and midsized organizations on a fixed monthly fee. Michael is a Certified Ethical Hacker – a certification which he utilizes daily to counsel customers on the world of cybersecurity and risk management. Michael’s service...
Michael Davis runs the pre-sales and implementation teams at Broadleaf Services, a company dedicated to helping midmarket clients with their data center infrastructure needs such as consolidation, disaster recovery, business continuity, hybrid cloud deployment, and infrastructure as a service. Mike is a consultative business leader with a background in technical and project management as well...
Mike Harvath, president and CEO, founded Revenue Rocket Consulting Group LLC in 2001 after having led several multimillion dollar technology companies through both turn-around and rapid-growth phases, increasing revenues ranging from 30 percent to 100 percent.   Prior to that, Mike managed a $600 million region of a multinational information technology company that grew a considerable 60...
Michael Klein is president of Computer Directions Inc., a full-service computer and management consulting firm founded in 1987. Michael is also a founding member and serves on the executive board of the New York Small Business Server Group. A frequent lecturer whose monthly talks for IT business owners have run at Microsoft’s New York offices for several years, he is regularly asked for feedback o...
Michael O'Hara is owner and principal consultant of MEDSEC Privacy Consulting. He has spent 30 years in the information security and technology industry. As a CISSP, Michael is a thought leader and has made it his life’s mission to spread awareness about cyberthreats to business and laypeople alike. Michael embodies the concept of threat x vulnerability = risk. He incorporates all aspects of cyber...

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