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WorldHostingDays gathers the industry leaders and visionaries from around the world to present at our cloud festivals. WHD.usa 2017 is no exception. View our superior lineup of the top names in cloud, hosting, and internet infrastructure below. Keep watching as we add new top-tier speakers to our line up for 2017!

Katee Van Horn

VP of Global Engagement & InclusionGoDaddy

Katee Van Horn

VP of Global Engagement & InclusionGoDaddy
Katee Van Horn is the VP of Global Engagement & Inclusion for GoDaddy, driving the business imperative that more diverse teams build better products. She recently founded a coaching business, Bar the Door, LLC where she provides personal and professional coaching. Katee has the innate ability to quickly assess the individual, organization and leadership development needs and create appropriate and operative solutions. She is a reputable leader known for building and sustaining trusting, collaborative relationships and alliances to achieve business goals. Her focus is on outreach to diverse and underrepresented communities and building an inclusive culture for GoDaddy. Katee blogs about being a better human and is working on her first book about coaching. You can follow her blog and see upcoming speaking engagements at www.kateevanhorn.com.

Scott Schnell

Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Channel ManagementVerisign

Scott Schnell

Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Channel ManagementVerisign
As senior vice president of global marketing and channel management, Scott Schnell is responsible for Verisign's global marketing efforts as well as the company's registrar account management teams. Before joining Verisign in August 2012, Schnell co-founded and served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of VideoIQ, Inc., a video analytics technology company. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of sales, services and marketing at RSA Security, where he led the company to record revenue and successfully rebranded RSA and its then-parent company, Security Dynamics, to become the single RSA brand. Schnell also held senior-level positions in marketing and sales at Apple and Photonics Corporation. Schnell earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah.

Laurent Allard

Vice Chairman, Executive Board Member, head of Strategic Development OVH

Laurent Allard

Vice Chairman, Executive Board Member, head of Strategic Development OVH
With a total of 35 years of experience in the IT world, Laurent Allard has held various positions of responsibility in multinationals, including CGI, Logica and Axa. As CIO or CTO, he has led ambitious IT and organizational transformation projects in these global companies (such as the creation of AXA Tech in 2001). In February 2015, Laurent Allard joined OVH as CEO to structure the governance of the company, undergoing global growth. An important step in this mission was the creation of the 2015-2020 growth plan, and to ensure funding for it, the arrival of OVH capital from two external capital investors (KKR and TowerBrook funds). In March 2017, Octave Klaba (founder of OVH) and Laurent Allard changed their roles to meet two requirements of a company whose growth continues to accelerate: ensuring execution of the plan on a daily basis in the context of a constantly changing environment, and building the hyper-growth agenda. Octave becomes the CEO of the OVH Group and Laurent joins the OVH Board as Vice Chairman. His Strategic Development mission includes strategic planning, public affairs, and strategic alliances. Laurent is also Chairman of OVH’s strategic committee.

Jonathan LaCour

SVP, Product & TechnologyDreamHost

Jonathan LaCour

SVP, Product & TechnologyDreamHost
Jonathan has been programming from a young age, finessing his way through many programming languages. After cutting his teeth with several smaller jobs and personal projects, Jonathan joined VertiSoft Corp. in 1997, catapulting him into the culture of "software as a service" well before it became an industry buzzword. Jonathan harnessed his passion for user experience in the computer science program at Georgia Tech by taking courses in psychology, cognitive science, and education. Armed with this interdisciplinary experience, Jonathan is keenly aware of how people learn and solve problems. In 2007, Jonathan helped found ShootQ, a web-based studio management solution for professional photographers, where he served as CTO. In 2010, ShootQ was acquired by Pictage, where Jonathan served as the Vice President of Software Products. Jonathan joined DreamHost in 2011 as Vice President of Software Development, bringing with him his experience and knowledge running engineering and product teams. In 2012, Jonathan became DreamHost's Vice President of Product and Development. In 2014, Jonathan took over the Cloud business unit at DreamHost as the Vice President of Cloud, and in late 2016 was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Product and Technology. When not hunkered down behind his laptop, Jonathan loves spending time with his beautiful and brilliantly creative wife, Lacey, his daughter Colette, his son William, and their two dogs, Winston and Nelson. Beyond his culinary interests, Jonathan spends Saturday afternoons in the fall rooting for his alma mater and the University of Miami and enjoying his favorite southern creation - bourbon.

Emil Sayegh

CEOHostway

Emil Sayegh

CEOHostway
Emil Sayegh is an early pioneer of cloud computing and is recognized as one of the industry’s true veterans. A cloud visionary, he is credited with launching and leading the cloud computing and hosting businesses for HP, Rackspace, and Codero. Emil built the Rackspace cloud business while serving as the company’s GM of the Cloud Computing Division. Earlier at Rackspace he served as VP of the Product Group and launched the company’s private cloud and hosted exchange services. He later moved on to HP where he served as VP of Cloud Service and initiated the company’s public cloud services. In 2012, Emil joined Codero Hosting as Chairman, President, and CEO and led the next generation of cloud computing with the hybrid cloud.  In 2015 he led the successful sale of Codero to a consortium of telecom companies.   Since 2016, Emil has held the position of President and CEO at Hostway in Austin, Texas. Emil holds nine patents in the fiber optics interconnect field, and is known as one of the “fathers of OpenStack,” having developed the open source software. He earned his Bachelors from the School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ian Khan

Author and Technology Futurist

Ian Khan

Author and Technology Futurist
Three times TEDx Speaker, Author and Technology Futurist, Ian is a leading voice in the technology space. Author of Meaningful Conversations, Cloud Wars, The Internet of Things (IoT) A Concise Introduction, The Internet of Things & the Future of Innovation, Make Me Like You, 21 Steps & Get Ahead, Ian is deeply passionate about helping audiences simplify their understanding of Technology and how to uncover more value. Ian is a frequent contributor to industry publications, including McGraw Hill Education, Huffington Post, & Techvibes and is the host of the Innovation Times Podcast. Passionate about helping newer generations develop key technology understanding, Ian also works with educational institutions & nonprofit organizations. His recent work includes Chang School (Ryerson University), Schulich School of Business (York University) and others. Ian is also a founding member of IOTAC (Internet of Things Association of Canada), Canada’s Only Internet of Things Advocacy group and Nonprofit dedicated at providing a platform & advocacy support for IoT initiatives in Canada. His latest book is “Meaningful Conversations- Value Creation in the Era of Digital Disruption”, targeted at technology industry professionals seeking to create more value from where they are and with what they have. Ian also holds a PMP designation and lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son. Follow Ian on twitter at @IanKhanlive or visit him at www.IanKhan.com

Blake Irving

CEOGoDaddy

Blake Irving

CEOGoDaddy
Blake Irving is the CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, the world's largest platform for small business. Under Mr. Irving’s direction, the company has sharpened its focus on helping the world’s 200 million small, independent ventures to grow and thrive online—tapping a global-scale machine learning platform that powers their digital presence, communications, marketing, commerce, back-office administration and peer/community support. Prior to GoDaddy, Mr. Irving was EVP and Chief Product Officer at Yahoo!, a role in which he grew active users from 550 million to nearly one billion users—positioning Yahoo! to repass Google and Facebook as the world’s most popular online destination. Before Yahoo!, Mr. Irving spent 15 years at Microsoft in various senior roles, most recently as head of the Windows Live Platform where he was responsible for research, development and operations of Microsoft’s global cloud services. While at Microsoft, Mr. Irving created and grew MSN Messenger into the world’s most successful instant messaging platform with more than 70% global share, re-architected and grew Hotmail to 270 million users worldwide, and deployed their first billion dollar advertising system, adExpert. A technology pioneer for more than 30 years, Mr. Irving began his career at Xerox in 1981 during the heyday of PARC labs. He has since been at the forefront of innovation, having played a hand in numerous products and services that are now staples of the Internet, including computer typography, communications on the personal computer, online subscription services, digital advertising, and massive-scale services platforms known collectively today as “the cloud.” Mr. Irving is a graduate of San Diego State University and received an MBA degree from Pepperdine University, where he later served as a professor of business in the same graduate school. He is an avid cyclist, surfer and golfer—and currently resides in San Luis Obispo, CA. with his wife and two sons. Keep up-to-date with Blake at

Robert Jacobi

PresidentJoomla.org

Robert Jacobi

PresidentJoomla.org
Robert Jacobi brings practical and economical technology solutions to managing, deploying and evaluating content. Focus on Fortune 50 to small sized businesses expanding their web presence and content management. Specialties: Joomla, Content Management, Java, PHP, CSS, XML, HTML, SQL, Open Source Tool

Mike Masnick

CEO/ FounderTechdirt

Mike Masnick

CEO/ FounderTechdirt
Mike Masnick is the founder & editor of the popular Techdirt blog as well as the founder of the Silicon Valley think tank, the Copia Institute. In both roles, he explores the intersection of technology, innovation, policy, law, civil liberties, and economics. His writings have been cited by Congress and the EU Parliament. According to a Harvard Berkman Center study, his coverage of the SOPA copyright bill made Techdirt the most linked-to media source during the course of that fight. Masnick and Copia have also been key players in the ongoing battles over net neutrality and encryption. Masnick is also known for coining the term "The Streisand Effect," to describe how attempting to stifle speech online can serve to draw even more attention.

Marc Noet

CEOdataprovider

Marc Noet

CEOdataprovider
Marc Noët is CEO and Co-Founder of Dataprovider.com, the leading data company on structured web data. Dataprovider indexes and structures the web since 2008 to help you gain insights about companies and usage. Currently Dataprovider helps hosting companies, registries, registrars as well as professional and financial service providers in 50 countries. Clients have access to a data platform containing almost 300 million unique domains and websites. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands with 3 offices on 2 continents. Opening the third continent in 2018. Prior to founding Dataprovider.com Marc served as regional CEO for Isobar, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Mike Godwin

Senior FellowR Street Institute

Mike Godwin

Senior FellowR Street Institute
Godwin is an American attorney and author. He was the first staff counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and he created the Internet adage Godwin's law—if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or his deeds—and the notion of Internet meme, as reported in the magazine Wired of October 1994. From July 2007 to October 2010, he was general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation. In March 2011 he was elected to the Open Source Initiative board. Godwin has served as a contributing editor of Reason magazine since 1994. He is currently a senior fellow at the R Street Institute.

Christian Dawson

Co-FounderOpen-i Advisors

Christian Dawson

Co-FounderOpen-i Advisors
Christian Dawson is Executive Director of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) where he works to make the Internet a better, safer place for the businesses that make up the Cloud. Dawson is also Co-founder of Open-i Advisors Inc.

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Terry Bernstein

DirectorVerisign

Terry Bernstein

DirectorVerisign
Terry Bernstein, Director, Product Management at Verisign, is responsible for Verisign’s Enterprise DNS services, including Managed DNS, DNS Firewall, and Recursive DNS. Terry’s previous experience includes Product Management roles at a Smart Grid startup, at Cisco Systems, as a technology consultant at SRI Consulting and as a network manager in the Pentagon. He is a co-author of the book, Internet Security for Business (1996). Terry received BS  and MS degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. 

Lance Crosby

Founder & CEOStackPath

Lance Crosby

Founder & CEOStackPath
Lance Crosby, founder and CEO of StackPath, founder and former chairman and CEO of SoftLayer Technologies and GM of Cloud Innovation at IBM (acquired by IBM in 2013 and now the foundation of IBM’s Cloud Computing division). Lance’s vision for StackPath began in his work with cloud technology and has manifested to a multi-product platform leading businesses to a secure internet. Prior to SoftLayer, Mr. Crosby spent five years with The Planet as chief operations officer where he managed all operations including sales, provisioning, product selection, managed services, application development, engineering, information security, business development, and legal departments. Serving in prior executive management roles at Catalog.com and Dallas Internet, he brings extensive experience in leadership and management skills coupled with extensive technical skills in software and hardware environments. Mr. Crosby holds bachelors’ degrees in finance and management, a Master of Science in finance, a Master of Business Administration and an Honorary Doctorate (2015) from Tarleton State University, a part of the Texas A&M University System. Mr. Crosby’s legal education includes a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Texas and is an active member of the State Bar of Texas.

Alison Haswell

Product Evangalist Translate.com

Alison Haswell

Product Evangalist Translate.com
Alison Haswell is the Product Evangelist at Translate.com, the Chicago based technology startup. Alison brings her extensive knowledge of linguistics and cultural studies to Translate.com. She has a passion for bringing down language barriers and working with companies to reach a global audience through Translate.com’s state of the art language technology platform.

Peng Zhao

CEOHyper

Peng Zhao

CEOHyper
Technology leader, founder, and visionary,  having started his cloud journey in 2003 building "private clouds" on Xen. Lead build out of China Mobile's first public cloud, BigCloud IaaS. Currently, leads innovative global cloud startup HyperHQ, tackling the promise of the container-native cloud.

Peter Edquist

Sales Director, North & South AmericaWebsPlanet

Peter Edquist

Sales Director, North & South AmericaWebsPlanet
Peter Edquist is WebsPlanet's North & South America Sales Director. Having more than 7 years of international business development experience in a variety of industries, Peter is a multilingual techie helping WebsPlanet build and manage strategic relationships throughout the region. His entrepreneurial background and passion for technology combine for a special interest in SMB online presence and marketing.

Tony Perez

VP of Product Management for Godaddy's security products Sucuri

Tony Perez

VP of Product Management for Godaddy's security products Sucuri
Tony is one of the Co-Founders of Sucuri. Today he is the VP Product Management for the Website Security product line at GoDaddy. He has spent the better part of 7 years building an organization designed to deliver a complete security solution to website owners and organizations of all sizes. He is adamant about the effects and correlation between human behavior and cybersecurity, and focuses his energy on awareness and education. He is a former US Marine, holds his undergraduate degree in Technology Management, and is an active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and competitor.  

Daniel Wette

CEOrankingCoach

Daniel Wette

CEOrankingCoach
CEO, Co-Founder, Serial Enterpreneur, more than 20 years Online Marketing Experience

Paolo Remo Storti

CEO and FounderZextras

Paolo Remo Storti

CEO and FounderZextras
With an Economics degree and a Master in Business Administration, Paolo Storti is has been bringing innovation into the Public Administration sector for nearly 20 years through high-quality solutions. Entrepreneur, speaker and expert in the Open Source world he chose Open Source itself as its main activity providing services and consulting to the Public Administration. Active spokesman of themes ranging from the italian C.A.D. (Codex for the Digital Administration) to Open Source Business Models, he’s been attending, organizing and participating in many events worldwide. Paolo Storti is also a supervisor and speechmaker of the Seminar for Open Source Technologies at the Department of Economics and Business University of Padua and is also a columnist for Public Administration and IT topics in several national journals.

Navaneeth Suresh K

Product Marketing ManagerZoho Mail (Workplace)

Navaneeth Suresh K

Product Marketing ManagerZoho Mail (Workplace)
As a Marketing Analyst for Applications Manager, (ManageEngine - the on-premise IT management software solutions division of Zoho Corp), I handled ideating and implementation of marketing campaigns (email campaigns, third-party site ads, social media campaigns), analysing their effectiveness in lead-generation and conversion, optimization of landing pages on the product website, generating content for web pages, ads (design and copy), social media feeds, competitor analysis and campaigns, sales-readiness material, customer testimonials and case studies, and blogs, for nearly two years (May 2014 - Jan 2016) after I graduated from B-school with an MBA in marketing. I now do all the above for Zoho Mail aka Workplace, a suite of productivity and collaboration tools, from Zoho Corp. I love writing and am passionate about exploring growth hacking opportunities, business development and strategic partnerships, and building strong partner sales channels.

Anders Berggren

CTOHalon Security

Anders Berggren

CTOHalon Security
Anders Berggren is the 31-year old CTO of Halon, a scriptable email gateway, which he was also part of launching a little more than 11 years ago. In addition to Halon, he has been working for different kinds of service providers, contributing to open source software, and participating in various working groups. His main interests are internet infrastructure and security, and email in particular.

Aaron Harvey

Channel Development ExecutiveSiteLock

Aaron Harvey

Channel Development ExecutiveSiteLock
Aaron Harvey is an Channel Development Executive at SiteLock Website Security who helps play a key role in optimizing existing partners and develops new strategic partnerships. His passion and knowledge for website security has proven invaluable to industry leaders and thousands of business websites online.

Raghu Murthi

Senior Vice President, HostingGoDaddy

Raghu Murthi

Senior Vice President, HostingGoDaddy
As Senior Vice President of Hosting at GoDaddy, Raghu oversees our industry-leading web hosting and web pro services business, driving best in class performance and service for millions of web developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to help bring their ideas to life online. He joined GoDaddy after more than 20 years in the tech industry, in addition to running a private consulting company. At Amazon he led the Kindle group with K-12 and college-level teams that delivered digital transformation to the classroom, as well as product development and Windows services. At Microsoft, he led the hardware and systems group for Xbox Kinect, driving end to end development of the system hardware. And at Intel he led teams focused on server and workstation product management, marketing, and market development. Raghu graduated from Madras Christian College

Michael R. Nelson

Public Policy Cloudflare

Michael R. Nelson

Public Policy Cloudflare
Michael R. Nelson works on Internet-related global public policy issues for Cloudflare, a company that has improved the performance and security of more than 6 million web properties. Prior to joining Cloudflare in early 2015, he was a Principal Technology Policy Strategist in Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group and prior to that was a Senior Technology and Telecommunications Analyst with Bloomberg Government. In addition, since January, 2009, Michael Nelson has been teaching courses and doing research on the future of the Internet, cyber-policy, technology policy, innovation policy, and e-government in the CCT Program at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Nelson was Director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM, where he managed a team helping define and implement IBM's Next Generation Internet strategy.

Greg Howard

Senior Director, Americas Cloud SalesAcronis

Greg Howard

Senior Director, Americas Cloud SalesAcronis
At Acronis, Gregory Howard heads the Americas Cloud Sales Team responsible for new channel partner acquisition, growth, and strategy. With over 20 years’ experience in channel cloud sales and enablement, he has seen the birth of cloud compute from many different vantage points and through many different channel partnerships.  Prior to Acronis, Howard held senior management roles at VeriSign, Web.com, and Parallels. Most recently, at Parallels, he ran the field sales team for Odin, selling automation software for Cloud Service providers. Under his leadership that business grew 350%; Parallels quickly became the industry standard for cloud brokerage and enablement servicing over 12 million SMBs worldwide.

Jan-Jaap Jager

CROAcronis

Jan-Jaap Jager

CROAcronis
As the Chief Revenue Officer at Acronis, Jan-Jaap Jager brings more than 16 years of experience in the IT industry. Previously, he was CEO of the Intergenia Group, one of the largest hosting companies in Europe. Jan-Jaap has extensive experience in developing and growing emerging markets. In 2006, he joined SWsoft, now known as Parallels, with the task of building a whole new region from scratch that contributed substantially to Parallels’ revenue. Prior to joining Parallels, Jan-Jaap was a pioneer within Microsoft Germany, where he led the development and execution of the Microsoft hosting strategy. Jan-Jaap holds a BA in International Economics and Management from Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, The Netherlands, as well as an advanced degree from the University of Würzburg, Germany.

Igor Seletskiy

CEOCloudLinux

Igor Seletskiy

CEOCloudLinux
CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable, and Seletskiy is at the helm of this undertaking. He is the innovator responsible for the strategic direction of the company and all products within the CloudLinux brand. Prior to founding CloudLinux in 2009, Seletskiy founded PSOFT, the pioneer of the multi-server control panel called H-Sphere. PSOFT also brought to market FreeVPS, a container-based virtualization product; CP+, a simple, single server control panel;

Reed Meseck

Business Development Executive - Service Providers Storage and Software Defined InfrastructureIBM Systems

Reed Meseck

Business Development Executive - Service Providers Storage and Software Defined InfrastructureIBM Systems
Reed Meseck is Business Development Executive – Service Providers for IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure. In this role, Mr. Meseck can leverage his more than 25 years of technology and executive management experience to help add business value from a number of different perspectives to IBM’s portfolio and add value for clients seeking solutions to today’s challenges. Mr. Meseck has worked in a broad spectrum of technical and executive roles and he has spent the past 10 years at IBM. His executive roles span over two decades, and include career experience such as building data centers, pioneering new technology, building and staffing research and development centers, re-engineering existing corporations and product lines, and building and operating some of the highest volume internet sites worldwide.

Dave Mitchell

Vice President - ISVs, CSPs and Embed Partnerships, Global Business Partnerships IBM Global Markets, Global Business Partners

Dave Mitchell

Vice President - ISVs, CSPs and Embed Partnerships, Global Business Partnerships IBM Global Markets, Global Business Partners
Dave Mitchell has been Vice President, ISVs, MSPs and Embed Partnerships, North America since January 2016. In this capacity he is responsible for business development, revenue and partnerships with all North America based Independent Software Vendors, Managed Service Providers and Cloud Services Providers. Dave is also responsible for IBM’s embedded solution partnerships, where technology partners embed IBM software, systems and cloud services into their solutions. Prior to this role, Dave was Vice President, Business Development and ISVs, North America. In this capacity he was responsible for IBM’s partnerships for software, systems and cloud services with all North America based Independent Software Vendors. This includes business development, technical enablement and embedded software sales. From January 2013 to January 2015, Dave was Vice President, WebSphere business partner ecosystem and general business segment. Dave was responsible for all aspects of the WebSphere channel business including business development, partner alliances and all forms of business partner revenue streams. This included the WebSphere reseller business, embedded software partnerships, subscription and support, partner influence and inside sales. Dave Mitchell was previously Director of Strategy and Emerging Business for ISV and Developer Relations Worldwide. Dave has held a number of international positions during his 20 year career at IBM.

Ken Simpson

CEO and FounderMailChannels

Ken Simpson

CEO and FounderMailChannels
 

Brad Lemire

VP Business DevelopmentSedo

Brad Lemire

VP Business DevelopmentSedo
Brad Lemire is Sedo's Vice President Business Development. In 2010 he joined Sedo as Director of Business Development. Brad is responsible for distribution, partnering and business development activities in North America. Brad Lemire began his career with AT&T during the early .com era. As the Web grew he seized the opportunity to fine-tune his business development skills working for internet and mobile startups in Boston. Through his hard work those companies either became public or were acquired. Later, he joined VeriSign, where he led their business development and partnering efforts in the mobile data space. He holds an MBA and is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Robert Schovenberg

CEOCM4all

Robert Schovenberg

CEOCM4all
Robert Schovenberg studied business administration in Cologne and Berlin. He ventured into the Internet business by founding his first company during his university studies in 1998. In 1999, Robert co-founded CM4all with Cornel Schnietz. As CEO, he successfully drives the continuous growth of the company and its brands CM4all and web4business.

Wouter de Vries

CEOPatchman

Wouter de Vries

CEOPatchman
Wouter de Vries is CEO of Patchman, the preemptive security solution for web hosters to mitigate and resolve abuse in an effective and efficient manner. Back in 2004, he founded one of the major web hosting providers in The Netherlands: Antagonist. With his Computer Science background and over 15 years of experience in the hosting industry, he noticed that all hosters have a huge security challenge in common. Out-of-date CMSs (such as WordPress) are the #1 used entry point by hackers to upload and execute malware on web hosting servers. However, pushing customers to update their CMS is a losing battle and it’s impossible to safely update CMSs automatically. What to do? Wouter and his team came up with an innovative approach to resolve this issue once and for all: Patchman was born.

Robert Zimmer

Vice President, Strategy & Business DevelopmentGamaSec

Robert Zimmer

Vice President, Strategy & Business DevelopmentGamaSec
A management consultant and entrepreneur, Rob brings more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, information technology, telecom, banking, and government. He offers a proven track record of success in strategic alliances, strategic planning, business development, sales and marketing. Rob held various leadership positions spanning two decades at IBM where he served as the global strategy leader for a multi-billion dollar alliance portfolio of major information technology players, managed the corporate strategic planning cycle, and prepared senior management teams for business strategy reviews with the chairman. Through his leadership, Rob has transformed alliances into growth engines and driven numerous go-to-market strategies to long-term success.

Colin Ball

Sales Director UK Link11

Colin Ball

Sales Director UK Link11
Colin Ball can look back at a great track-record of building up channels for well-known IT and security vendors in the United Kingdom. As the Link11 Sales Director UK, Ball is responsible for the newly established direct sales business within the United Kingdom.

Itai Sadan

Cofounder & CEODuda

Itai Sadan

Cofounder & CEODuda
Itai Sadan is the CEO and cofounder of Duda, a leading responsive website builder for digital marketing agencies and all web professionals that serve small businesses. Duda was ranked 224 in Deloitte’s Fast 500 list for 2016, and is named as one of Google’s Preferred Website Builders. Currently, there are over nine million websites hosted on Duda’s platform. Prior to founding Duda, Sadan was a director at SAP where he managed the SAP Discovery System program and was in charge of relationships with IBM, HP and Fujitsu. At age 21, he also founded InterSight, a startup for data storage.Sadan has a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Ben Gurion in Israel.

Joachim Antonsen

Director, North AmericaePages

Joachim Antonsen

Director, North AmericaePages
Jo Antonsen heads up ePages’ partner development and management throughout North America. Having joined ePages in 2010, he has extensive experience of the European and American technology markets. Having gained a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Management from ESADE Business School, Antonsen also studied in Austin, Texas. Having initially joined ePages’ Sales division in Barcelona, he moved to New York in 2014. Jo speaks Spanish, Catalan, English, French, and German.

Jerry Probst

International Business Development ManagerEBRC

Jerry Probst

International Business Development ManagerEBRC
Jerry Probst is currently holding the position of International Business Development Manager at EBRC, one of Europe’s leading provider of: - Trusted Managed Services - Trusted Cloud Europe Europe - Trusted Data Centre Services - Trusted Resilience Services - Trusted Advisory Services - Trusted Security Europe Numerous prestigious awards ensure the company recognition and demonstrate the success of its strategy: EBRC was awarded in 2016 with the “Best Cloud Transformation Methods” by EuroCloud Europe Awards, in 2015 with the “DataCloud European Cloud Enabler Award” (Category: Cloud Service Provider Europe), the 2015 Uptime Institute Brill award for efficient IT (“Data Center Facilities Management” category), “European Award for Cloud Services” in 2012 or the “Best Regional European Data Centre Facility” in 2010. Before joining EBRC in 2006, Jerry occupied various sales responsibilities for global IT Service providers and system integrators. Jerry has broad experience in corporate, business, infrastructure and ICT strategies and contributes actively to EBRC international and national business development.

Ivan Mudryy

Business Development ManagerSpamExperts

Ivan Mudryy

Business Development ManagerSpamExperts
Ivan Mudryy is Business Development Manager at SpamExperts, the Amsterdam based leading provider of professional email security solutions. Ivan has always shown interest in technology, having worked for a mobile communication startup, TV & mobile entertainment company. Ultimately, his professional experience has helped him discover his passion for sales. With strong negotiation skills and enthusiasm, backed up with a solid technical knowledge of SpamExperts solutions, he is always keen on delivering the best for clients.

Mike Demo

Product Evangelist BoldGrid

Mike Demo

Product Evangelist BoldGrid
Mike "Demo" Demopoulos is a longtime lover of Open Source Software. He currently works at BoldGrid (a WordPress Site Builder) as an Evangelist. He has spoken at numerous open source events around the world. Mike is also a contributor to Huffington Post as well as other publications. He also volunteers as Treasuer for Open Source Matters.

Ashley Stephenson

CEOCorero

Ashley Stephenson

CEOCorero
As Chief Executive Officer, Ashley Stephenson leads Corero’s global expansion strategy. A seasoned executive with a proven track record in the technology industry, he brings a notable record, having co-founded or led several technology companies as Chairman or CEO. An IT industry executive and Internet technology entrepreneur, Stephenson has operating experience in the United States, Europe and Asia. As CEO he drives Corero’s global strategy, focusing on the company’s growth by capitalizing on its market leading and unique First Line of Defense® product offerings and strong blue-chip customer base. Previously, Stephenson was CEO of Reva Systems, acquired by ODIN, and Xedia Corporation, acquired by Lucent. He was awarded "CEO of the Year" by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council for his work at Xedia Corp.