Total Members: 6855

Conference Speakers

Larry Walsh

CEO
The 2112 Group

Larry Walsh is one of the most recognizable figures in the IT channel and security communities. Walsh is also the founder of Channelnomics and the 2112 Group. He is a seasoned journalist, analyst, author, and industry commentator.

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Bill Lipsin

VP of Global Channels
NetApp

Bill Lipsin is the Vice President of Global Channels with NetApp. Bill is a respected channel leader with more than 30 years industry experience on the vendor, system integrator and reseller sides of the channel. He has been recognized as a CRN Top Channel Chief multiple times. 

Rod Baptie

President
Baptie & Company

Rod is formerly Managing Director of WBN (a leading hi-tech agency). In 1993 he launched Baptie & Co, which began organizing conferences addressing key sales and marketing issues for senior executives in the technology and telecom industries.

Heather K. Margolis

CEO
Channel Maven Consulting

Heather K. Margolis is the founder of Channel Maven Consulting and is passionate about enabling manufacturers and their channel partners to drive more business through their channel programs. Heather speaks to a variety of audiences about entrepreneurship, building a service business, and B2B strategy.

Taylor Macdonald

SVP Global Channels
Intacct

Executive at Deltek and Sage Software and was founder and president of Macdonald Consulting Group. He is the most frequent and top rated keynote speaker at channel partner, AICPA Tech, Information Technology Alliance, channel and industry events.

Chris Rimer

VP, NA Business Partner Ecosystem
IBM Cloud

Chris Rimer is Vice President of the North America Cloud Business Partners and Channels organization for IBM Cloud. He led the establishment and development of Google’s worldwide and Americas Cloud Platform partner business organizations.

Tom Flink

Senior VP, Global Sales & Services
RES Software

Tom Flink leads the team that delivers RES market-leading workspace solutions to over 2,500 customers around the globe. CRN Magazine has recognized him as an industry Channel Chief for the last seven years running and in 2015 he was named one of “The 50 Most Influential.”

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Sherrick Murdoff

VP- Partner Investments
Salesforce.com

As Vice President of Partner Investments, Sherrick leads partner investments globally for Salesforce. Making over 30 investments in 8 different countries, Sherrick invests in partners to help scale the ecosystem and drive customer success. 

Carmen Sorice III

Senior VP, Global Channel Sales
Sungard Availability Services

Carmen Sorice III is Senior Vice President and Channels Sungard Availability Services. Sorice’s experience and success in building channel programs has been recognized by CRN, which named him to their list of Top 20 Networking Channel Chiefs in 2008, Top 20 Storage Channel Chiefs in 2009 and 2010, and Channel Chief in 2013, 2014, and 2015. 

Richard Flynn

Founder & Senior Principal
The Spur Group

Richard Flynn leads The Spur Group’s channel management practice, leveraging over 15 years of experience in channel management, marketing strategy and executive communications. Richard worked for Microsoft and other technology companies where he led channel management groups.

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Mark Emanuelson

Head of Client Engagement
Vertiba, an active element of Publicis.Sapient

Mark Emanuelson has over 20 years of experience managing global marketing, business development and sales teams. After leading international channels at industry leaders like Cisco and Panasonic, he moved to the cloud to lead European teams for top Salesforce.com platinum partners.


Claudio Ayub

VP Chief Channel Strategist
Perks Channel

Claudio brings over 20 years of global channel marketing experience to Perks. Claudio is a management strategist with cross-functional expertise in business, finance, sales and marketing, strategic planning, and customer relationship management.



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Colleen Kapase

VP Partner GTM 
VMWare

With a 15 year channel career and highlighted by seven years at VMware, Mrs. Kapase leads the Partner Go-to-Market and Partner Experience teams. Mrs. Kapase also worked on channel strategy for clients including Compaq, HP, Inktomi, and Citrix.

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Laz Gonzalez

Cheif Strategy Officer
Zift Solutions

As Chief Strategy Officer, Laz guides the strategic direction of Zift Solutions and works directly with prospects and customers, combining his industry insight and expertise with Zift’s technology and data to ensure channel program success.

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Daniel Nissan

President
StructuredWeb

Daniel is the founder and President of StructuredWeb, a leading provider of channel marketing software and solutions to global tech companies such as Intel, Commvault and Kaspersky Labs. Daniel has lead the visionary strategy behind StructuredWeb driving the company's innovation and success.

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Stephen DiFranco

Principal
IoT Advisory Group LLC


Stephen most recently lead the Broadcom’s IoT business unit where he served as SVP & GM.   He was responsible for the 450-member hardware engineering, software development, platform, sales and marketing team. DiFranco was also responsible for the company’s community of developers, VARs & IoT partners and alliances.  

Sandra Glaser Cheek 

VP Global Channels
Brocade/Ruckus

Sandra is known for staying ahead of emerging trends and keeping her finger on the pulse of channel sales, enablement and marketing strategies. Sandra is a seasoned, global business leader and has previously held channel sales and marketing leadership roles at Adobe and VMware during high growth periods. 

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Jamie Mendez

Director
IBM Partnerworld - IBM

Jamie Mendez has global responsibility for IBM’s PartnerWorld and channel program infrastructure initiatives. PartnerWorld is the program management system framework for guiding IBM Business Partner relationships including the membership program, web portal, communications, education and events. 

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Oil Thordarson 

Founder & CEO
Alvaka Networks

Oli Thordarson is founder and CEO of Alvaka Networks. His passion on backup and disaster recovery has been fueled by his witness of many preventable disasters and problematic recoveries over more than three decades in the Information Technology profession. 

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Tarkan Maner

Chairman and CEO
Nexenta

Tarkan is the executive chairman, CEO and one of the leading investors at Nexenta, global leader in Open Source-driven Software Defined Storage. He is the winner and lead judge of the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Program; and the recipient of the TechAmerica Community Service Innovator Award. 

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Steve Greene

VP Global Channel Marketing
Wacom

Steve has developed hundreds of NA channel marketing programs and promotions for AT&T Mobility, AT&T Services, Bell & Howell, Cisco, DHL Express Americas, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony, Sony Ericsson and others. He leads the global channel marketing organization at Wacom. 

Steve Hale

VP Worldwide Channel Sales, Partners & Alliances
Zilliant

Steve Hale is the VP of WW Channel Sales at Zilliant. Prior to Zilliant, Steve was Vice President Global Channel Sales for Sophos and Novell, and was responsible for global channel sales strategies and executing including sales, marketing and enablement with channel ecosystems of over 30,000 Partners worldwide.

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D. Martin

VP, NA Partners & Alliances
Red Hat

Martin is responsible for indirect routes to market including Solution Providers, ISVs, OEMs, Cloud Providers, Systems Integrators and Distribution. He is also an active member in Business Executive for National Security.

 

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Mark Schlief

Customer Success Director
Aprimo

Mark brings over 30 years of technology consulting and product development experience, focused exclusively on the development of channel marketing automation solutions for the past 15 years.



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Dave R Taylor

CMO
Impartner

Dave R Taylor is Chief Marketing Office of Impartner, the industry's most award-winning SaaS-based Partner Relationship Management solution, helping companies worldwide manage their partner relationships and accelerate revenue through indirect sales channels. 

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Ross Brown

Senior VP Worldwide Partners & Alliances 
VMware Inc.

Ross serves as the Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partners and Alliances for VMware, helping our partners integrate VMware technology and our unique vision for the Software Defined Data Center into their services and solutions.

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Seth Pomeroy

Partner-In-Charge of CFO and Accounting Technology
The NDH Group

Seth is the Partner-in-Charge of CFO and Accounting Technology services at The NDH Group, Ltd. Prior to joining NDH in February, 2004 Seth managed the CFO and accounting technology division of Chicago based Rome Associates LLP. He began his professional career in brokerage and trading. His experience in capital markets was instrumental in his pursuit of managing real-time results and forecasting for NDH’s customers. 

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Pete Koliopoulos

Most Recently VP Global Software Channels & Alliances

Pete recently left Quest Software which was spun out from Dell Software. Pete is a five-time channel chief and has over 30 years’ experience in high technology in both software and hardware with leadership positions in channels, marketing and sales.

 

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Dean Douglas

President Enterprise Segment
CenturyLink

As CenturyLink's President, Sales and Marketing, Dean Douglas is responsible for revenue generation and driving long-term growth for the company in the business and consumer marketplaces. Douglas previously served as CEO of LLC Internation, a technical services firm for the mobile industry. 

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Rob McCarthy

VP of Channels
Megapath

Rob is 25 year veteran in Telecom with consistent track record of success across a variety of roles with a primary focus on growing new business through indirect channels by building and leading innovative teams, as well as, forging strategic partnerships. 

Channel Speaker

Bill Hennessy

Business Technology Solutions Director
Maritz

Bill focuses on advancing the application of persuasion to Maritz’s clients. Bill invented the Persuasive Design Lab® in 2010 to help clients design loyalty and incentive programs based on the latest science in behavioral economics and neuroscience. He has 12 years experience in consumer and commercial loyalty and channel incentive program design and operation.

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Tiffani Bova

Global Customer Growth & Innovation Evangelist
Salesforce

Tiffani Bova is the global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce, where as an industry thought leader, she watches overall market trends to uncover best practices on how to improve sales performance and enhance the overall customer experience.