Scott Horn

CMO, [24]7.ai


Scott joined [24]7.ai in 2015 as the Chief Marketing Officer and brings over 20 years of global marketing experience with leading technology companies. Prior to joining [24]7.ai, he was the VP, Global Marketing for Seagate Technology, a global storage technology leader, where he drove revenue with a redesigned product line strategy, focused digital and demand marketing efforts on enhancing customer acquisition and loyalty and spearheaded the companys rebrand from a component manufacturer to a technology solution provider. Previously, he spent 17 years in Seattle at Microsoft in marketing and product development roles across various lines of business, including Windows Phone, Windows Embedded and Developer Tools. Scott was a software developer for several years and holds both a BS in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.


Peter Meister

Senior Director - Research and Strategy, 2nd Watch

2nd Watch

As Sr. Director Strategy and Research for 2nd Watch, Peter is responsible for product strategy and research and how to leverage leading edge technologies and partners to drive innovation in the cloud. Prior to working at 2nd Watch, Peter lead Managed Services Consulting at DISYS and lead Next Generation Cloud Solutions at Microsoft. Peter was the Technical Group Product Manager for Private Cloud in the Server & Cloud Platform Division for Microsoft focusing on Public and Private Cloud with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Sever 2012 Platforms. Peter spent thirteen years at Microsoft and lead many waves of Product releases. Peter managed Product Management and Launch Readiness for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2 – Windows Server 2003 x64 Server and Windows Server 2003 Data Center Edition, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. As well Peter also managed Virtual Server 2005 and Virtual Server 2005 R2 and finally Compute Cluster Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003 launch readiness. Peter has been in Software Development and Information Technology for over thirty years and has presented around the globe on areas of Windows Server, Cyber Security, IT Innovation, Future Strategy and Direction and Hybrid Cloud Architecture. In his personal time, Peter rock climbs, kayaks and flies’ drones in the Pacific Northwest.


Omer Artun

Founder and CEO, AgilOne


Software entrepreneur and executive and published author (Predictive Marketing published by Wiley available at Amazon and other booksellers). Currently, Founder and CEO at AgilOne, the Customer Data and Engagement Hub. AgilOne allows marketers to deliver the most relevant and profitable customer relationships, online and offline, and simplifies the science of predictive data driven marketing with an easy-to-use, integrated solution.Prior to AgilOne, Omer was VP of Strategic Marketing at CDW/Micro Warehouse, $6B direct reseller of technology products. Prior to CDW, Omer headed Best Buys Business division.Between 1999 and 2002 he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, consulting high-tech and retail companies on strategy development. He specialized in analytical areas such as pricing, direct marketing, customer segmentation. Omer holds a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience and Physics from Brown University where he studied under Nobel Laureate Physicist Leon Cooper on pattern recognition, data mining and complex systems modeling at the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems. Omer was an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, teaching graduate-level relationship marketing and analytical marketing courses.


Jon Alperin

Director, A.I.Connect, DevConnect, & DevConnect Marketplace, Avaya


Jon Alperin leads the Avaya DevConnect program--Avayas global developer and technology partner program--leveraging a background as an application developer, solution architect, and product manager for the telecom and high-tech industries. Most recently, hes been busy launching Avayas A.I.Connect initiative, creating an ecosystem of AI-powered partnerships that extend and expand the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the contact center and unified communication spaces. Since joining Avaya in 2001, he has also supported the company with roles in corporate strategy, marketing and alliance development.


Gabby Nizri

Co-Founder and CEO, Ayehu


With nearly 20 years’ experience in technology innovation, Gabby is the driving force behind Ayehu. His multidisciplinary background in product engineering, sales and professional services brings together key elements necessary to deliver the company’s IT process automation solution that has proven to be a force multiplier for businesses facing operational IT and cyber security challenges. Since co-founding the company, Gabby has advanced his thought leadership in IT automation and been dedicated to setting the company on a path to strong growth and validation. He is an official member of the Forbes Technology Council and regularly contributes to key technology publications and audiences. The Ayehu platform continues to earn accolades from customers, partners and industry experts including Gartner, Red Herring and Deloitte. Prior to founding Ayehu, Gabby held various operational and management positions at successful Israeli technology enterprises including Infogate Online Ltd, Webmaster and Walla Communications.


Steve Weinstock

Business Development, BlueJeans Network

BlueJeans Network

Steve Weinstock is responsible for Business Development and Integration Partnerships at BlueJeans Network. He has worked at BlueJeans for over two years, primarily working with companies whose solutions augment the BlueJeans Meetings platform. Prior to joining BlueJeans, Steve held business development and strategic alliances positions with Avaya, ShoreTel, and others. When not working with partners, Steve enjoys his family and dogs, hiking, trail running, and competing in Spartan Races.


Denyse Drummond-Dunn

President & Chief Catalyst, C3Centricity


Denyse Drummond-Dunn founded C3Centricity because she saw too many organisations struggling to put their Customers, Consumers, Clients first. Companies that are customer centric grow seven times faster than those that aren’t.She has 30+ years experience in senior global executive roles with Nestlé, Gillette, and Philip Morris International. Today Denyse provides strategic counsel to the executive teams of billion-dollar global brands, but also helps SMEs and not-for-profits whenever she can. She catalyses organisations by optimising their customer insights to increase the ROI of their information investments. A customer-first strategy future-proofs vision, improves brand building, increases the success of innovation and guarantees more engaging communications. She’s a new-age global marketer, combining creativity with technical expertise and cultural sensitivity. Her book Winning Customer Centricity: Putting Customers at the Heart of Your Business – One Day at a Time is called a must-read for todays and tomorrows marketeers by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. Denyse is an avid blogger on both her own site C3Centricity.com and invited guest blogger on many others. She has been voted a top global blogger on Leadership and Innovation.She holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Loughborough University, UK and diplomas in Organisational Leadership and Innovation from IMD in Switzerland and LBS in London. When she’s not flying around the world for her clients, she can be found in the air (she’s a pilot), under the sea (she’s a Divemaster) or in front of a screen. (she’s a Geek too!)


David Hyman

President, Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions

Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions

David Hyman is President of the Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions (CTWS), a new think tank dedicated to both expanding and diversifying the technology workforce by helping every American understand that a tech career is available to them, regardless of background and educational level. Mr. Hyman took a non-traditional route to becoming a professional with a mixture of community college, online education, in-person education, trade work, and entrepreneurship. He has spent the past 20 years as a teacher and administrator, serving students from Pre-K through 12th grade.


Eran Levy

Director-Head of Thought Leadership & C-Suite Marketing, Cisco


Eran is the head of Cisco’s Thought Leadership practice and the Executive Director of Connected Futures, Cisco’s research-based publication for the C-suite. He directs original market research, analysis, and reporting, to help executives understand how technology shapes industries and economies and creates a competitive advantage. Eran joined Cisco in 2008 to lead regional strategy and business development, working with global leaders to help them take on a new digital journey to become more competitive and capitalize on business opportunities.Before joining Cisco, Eran served as a Director of Product Management at Nokia, where he led the definition of the company’s multiservice access solutions. Started at fast-paced cyber-security startups, he brings 20 years of experience in setting business growth strategies. Today at Cisco Eran oversees market research and analysis, thought leadership publishing, and C-suite marketing and events.


Stan Black

SVP and Chief Security and Information Officer , Citrix


Stan Black, CISSP, is the SVP and Chief Security and Information Officer at Citrix where he is in charge of the secure delivery of applications and data. Black has merged the role of CIO with CSO to create one larger global technology and security organization. By doing this, he is breaking down traditional IT silos, transforming his organization from a traditional IT shop into a more strategic technology and security team that proactively defends information and mitigates threats. Black and his team stop 54 billion attacks per quarter. His organization also monitors the global threat landscape and manages incident response and physical security to protect the safety of Citrix employees. Black is a seasoned security veteran with more than twenty years of experience in cyber security, reducing business risk, threat intelligence, corporate data protection, infrastructure simplification and crisis management. Past positions include Chief Security Officer at Nuance Communications, and Chief Risk and Security Architect at EMC and RSA. His experience has provided him the opportunity to deliver durable security and risk solutions to global 1000’s, countries and public agencies around the world. In 2018, he was named a Cyber Security Excellence Awards Gold Winner. Black holds a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.


Ben Pring

Co-founder and Managing Director for Cognizant Technology’s Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant Technology Solutions

BEN PRING is the co-founder and Managing Director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. He is a co-author of the best-selling and award winning books, What To Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) and Code Halos; How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business (2014). Ben joined Cognizant from Gartner where he spent 15 years researching and advising on areas such as Cloud Computing and Global Sourcing. Prior to Gartner Ben worked for a number of consulting companies including Coopers and Lybrand. Ben sits on the advisory board of Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program and was a Bilderberg 2018 participant.


Alan Rihm

CEO, CoreDial, LLC

CoreDial, LLC

Alan sets the strategic direction of CoreDial, working closely with the management team on all sales, marketing and operational issues. Alan founded CoreDial after spinning off a VoIP division of a ten (10) year old Internet Service Provider in July of 2005. As CEO, Alan has been instrumental in establishing the company as a premier channel focused cloud software and services provider, with over 200 channel partners at the beginning of 2014. These channel partners leverage the company’s service delivery platform to white label high quality, feature rich cloud communications services like Hosted PBX, Hosted VoIP, SIP Trunking, Unified Communications and all related products and services. Under Alan’s leadership, the company has experienced tremendous revenue growth and customer retention rates, and his laser-like focus on enabling Interconnects, Managed Service Providers, and Carriers to succeed at selling, delivering, managing, and invoicing for cloud communications products and services has enabled channel partners to realize industry leading profits and success. Alan invests much of his time helping the company to build on its entrepreneurial culture, attracting talent, and keeping the company’s management team focused on maturing the company and adjusting to ongoing market opportunities and threats. Alan has been a successful entrepreneur in the Philadelphia region since 1995, and has a deep background in guiding Service Providers and software companies to critical mass through profitable growth. Alan is a graduate of Drexel University.


Dan O'Connell

CSO & Board Member, Dialpad


Dan started his tech career building the AdWords Inside Sales team at Google under Sheryl Sandberg. After Google, he joined AdRoll as the Vice President of Sales, scaling its global sales and support teams. This early exposure to sales organizations highlighted the critical need for businesses to understand their sales and support conversations in real-time, and became Dans catalyst for joining the team at TalkIQ as CEO & President. In May, Dan spearheaded the acquisition of TalkIQ by Dialpad, and now serves as a board member and Chief Strategy Officer, where he partners across all business functions to define and drive Dialpads strategic direction and product vision for the future of work.


Adam Carter

Director of Solution Marketing, Dynatrace


Adam Carter is a software industry veteran, with over 20 years of experience in consulting, sales, and marketing. Based in Seattle, Adam works with Dynatrace’s strategic cloud partners to develop solutions and collateral to enable customers using Dynatrace.


Eric Riz

Founder & CEO , Empty Cubicle, Inc.

Empty Cubicle, Inc.

An entrepreneur focused on driving change and improving corporate efficiency, Eric is the Founder & CEO of Empty Cubicle; the worlds first verified job platform. Eric is the force behind the corporate vision of the company, changing the way organizations hire world-wide, and filling a recognized gap in the hiring process. With the launch of Empty Cubicle’s proprietary technology, Eric has created disruption in the HR space, drastically reducing the amount of time companies spending sourcing and vetting new hires.In addition to his role at Empty Cubicle, Eric is a sought-after keynote speaker and author, delivering speeches on business and technology topics around the world. His thoughts have been featured in The Globe and Mail, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox Business, The Motley Fool and Huffington Post. Eric sits on the Microsoft Cloud Advisory Board, acts as a Judge for the Microsoft Imagine Cup as well as a Mentor for Futurpreneur Canada. He is also a 6-time recipient of the SharePoint MVP award and was named one of B2BNN’s 2016 HR Influencers.


Scott Kolman

VP, Portfolio Marketing, Five9


Scott Kolman is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Five9 with responsibility for the overall positioning and promotion of the Five9 product portfolio. Scott has an extensive background in technology marketing and is a recognized professional with expertise in the contact center, cloud and customer experience industry. Prior to joining Five9, Scott held marketing leadership positions at Genesys, Synchronoss Technologies, SpeechCycle, Amdocs, Lucent Technologies and Octel Communications. Scott if a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events as well as a prolific blogger.


Bishnu Nayak

CTO, FixStream


Bishnu has a flair for all things Cloud technology, Big Data and APIs. Bishnu is the CTO of FixStream, an emerging AIOps startup in Silicon Valley where he guides FixStream’s overall technology, product strategy and roadmap, R&D and engagement with technology partners, enterprise customers and service providers. Prior to FixStream, Bishnu spent thirteen years at AT&T in various executive architect and strategist positions. While in AT&T, he has led AT&T Big Data Platform strategy and delivered a Cloud Big Data PaaS using Openstack and Hadoop. Prior to that, Bishnu led the AT&T Cloud Computing Center of Excellence with a large team of cross-organization SMEs to develop the company handbook for “Applying Cloud Architecture and Principles” and a broad set of operating practice papers covering cloud fundamentals, practices, policies, governance, design patterns and guidelines for cloud applications and service delivery. Bishnu has also led AT&T Mobile Center of Excellence (MCoE) to deliver a PaaS for development and testing of mobile applications across platforms and devices using a common set of tools, standards and practices. Additionally, Bishnu successfully delivered solutions architecture for AT&T U-Verse mobile, AT&T Developer program, API monetization, M2M Billing, mHealth and LTE monetization etc. He was also heavily involved in AT&T Foundry innovation program and adoption of Agile methodology for software delivery in AT&T. Bishnu is very passionate about cutting-edge technologies and is very active in various industry recognized communities, blogs and forums. Due to his technology influence and presence in the industry, he was invited to become a member of the Forbes Technology Council (ForbesTechCouncil.com) where he has been actively participating and contributing since 2016.When Bishnu is not busy researching and experimenting the latest cool technologies, hes a gourmet cook in the kitchen and is an avid St louis Cardinals baseball fan.


Sameer Padhye

Founder & CEO, FixStream


Sameer is Founder and CEO of FixStream, Inc. Prior to FixStream he served in a variety of senior management roles at Cisco Systems Inc. for twenty years. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Service Provider Line of Business at Cisco. He also chaired the company’s strategy board in this area. Earlier he worked as Vice President of Service Provider Marketing, and was responsible for marketing Cisco Systems® products, services, and solutions to a worldwide base of service provider customers. At different points he was responsible for enterprise and service provider sales in different theaters including Vice President of Sales in the Cisco Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Japan and AsiaPac region. Currently he is based in Cupertino, California, where he is responsible for FixStream Inc.’s global operations. Sameer is an avid badminton player and early in his career worked as a commercial airline pilot.


Diane Chaleff

G Suite Lead for Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

Google Cloud

Diane is the G Suite Lead for Office of the CTO at Google Cloud, focusing on building strategic relationships with the world’s top Enterprises to foster collaboration at work.Diane comes from the Google Drive team, where she led the development of Team Drives, a complete rewrite of Drive including the back-end API, and front-end to scale Drive for the needs of our largest customers. She also led the acquisition of Synergyse (now branded as G Suite Training) to provide contextual product support. Previously, Diane worked for AppNexus and Applied Predictive Technologies.Diane attended Lehigh University where she earned degrees in Information Systems & Engineering and Business. Outside of work, she volunteers with Minds Matter to help low income students prepare for the SAT (college entrance exam), and enjoys running, climbing, and skiing.


Nick Cromydas

Co-founder, Hunt Club

Hunt Club

Nick Cromydas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hunt Club, a tech-enabled recruiting service based in Chicago that specializes in helping hiring managers and decision-makers find the best passive talent. Cromydas is also the Co-Founder of New Coast Ventures, an innovation studio and boutique venture capital fund focusing on early-stage investments. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016.


Michael Brehm

CEO, i2x


Prior to starting i2x, Michael was the founder and Managing Director of Rebate Networks, a company builder and investment firm focused on e-commerce ventures. He led the company through its explosive growth period expanding across 30 countries and building a team of 10,000 employees by 2010. He also served as co-founder and partner of Redstone, a Berlin-based Venture Capital firm that manages multiple corporate and institutional venture funds. Prior to his roles at Redstone and Rebate Networks, he was venture partner at Target Partners for over five years.Mr. Brehm received a degree in business administration from WHU in Vallendar (Germany) and also studied at CEIBS in Shanghai (China) and EGADE in Monterrey (Mexico).


Doug Lhotka

CyberSecurity Architect, IBM


Doug leads the Security Architects for IBM North America, coaching that talented team as they mature and grow their skills in a evolving and dynamic field. As a practicing architect, he helps security and business executives across many industries manage risk and secure strategic initiatives.Dough earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Anthropology, and Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado, where he served on the advisory board for the Engineering Management program. Doug has authored patents, papers and books on subjects ranging from photographic lighting and human factors to architecture governance and 3D painting for fine art. Doug is in demand as a speaker on cybersecurity for executive, business, security and end-user audiences.An avid out-doors-man and photographer, Doug lives in the Colorado forest with his wife and their four-footed and hoofed children. He spends as much of his time as he can not doing security work in the Rocky Mountains.


Kasi Viswanath Kollati

Associate Director, Incessant Technologies

Incessant Technologies

Kasi has got over 11+ years of experience in software and product development and experience with Artificial Intelligence, Business Process Management (BPM), Business Rules Management (BRM), Knowledge Management (KM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Banking functionalities. He has been instrumental in leading the Consulting Practice of Incessant Technologies and manages the overall thought leadership in the company


Pravin Mahajan

Head of Product Marketing, Infinera


Pravin Mahajan currently serves as the head of product marketing for Infinera. Pravin has over 20 years of experience across Silicon Valley and Asia in service provider and enterprise networking markets. Prior to Infinera, Pravin held marketing, systems engineering and frontline sales leadership roles at Cisco, Microland and HCL. Pravin has led major go-to-market initiatives, winning consecutive B2B industry marketing awards. Pravin holds MBA from SPJIMR Mumbai and Bachelors in Engineering from BITS Pilani.


Chris Wade

Co-founder & CTO, Itential


Chris co-founded Itential in 2014 to simplify and accelerate the adoption of network automation and to transform network operations practices. Using a model-based approach, Chris led the innovation and development of the company’s flagship portfolio of dynamic, multi-tiered network automation applications. Prior to establishing Itential, Chris gained a wealth of experience in the SDN, NFV and OSS/BSS markets and held leadership positions at global organizations including Alcatel-Lucent, ReachView Technologies and Micromuse.


Nick Bilogorskiy

Cybersecurity Strategist, Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

Nick Bilogorskiy leads cybersecurity strategy at Juniper Networks. As a founding member at Cyphort, which was recently acquired by Juniper Networks, Nick created and led the Cyphort Labs Threat Research team. He also played a critical role designing Cyphorts malware detection logic and product user experience. Prior to Cyphort, Nick was chief malware expert at Facebook and also held security research leadership positions at Fortinet and Sonicwall. Nick is fluent in reverse engineering, analysis, pattern writing and malware tracking. He has presented and published research papers at major security conferences including Virus Bulletin, ISACA and SecureWorld. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and philosophy from Simon Fraser University and a GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) certification, as well as multiple patents in computer security.


Frank Yue

Solutions Architect, KEMP Technologies

KEMP Technologies

Frank Yue is a technology evangelist that translates products and technologies into business needs and values. Mr. Yue looks at the evolving technology landscape and how it impacts IT architectures and organizations. He writes blogs, produces white papers, and speaks at conferences and events related to application networking technologies. Mr. Yue has over 25 years of experience building large-scale networks and working with high performance application technologies focusing on optimizing end-to-end application access. Mr. Yue is currently a Solutions Architect for Kemp Technologies and has had various technical and marketing roles for application networking and security companies. Mr. Yue is a scuba diving instructor and background actor when he is not discussing technology.


Bernard Herscovici

Founder & CEO, KodaCloud


Prior to founding the company, Bernard was vice president of Wi-Fi at Ericsson, founder and CEO of BelAir Networks, a company that was sold to Ericsson in 2012. Prior to BelAir, Bernard was the president of Breezecom Inc. and vice president at Newbridge Networks. Bernard has co-authored several patents and has an MBA from the University of Ottawa and Master of Science in Wireless Communications from the University of Toronto (Canada).


Gadi Oren

VP of Product, LogicMonitor


In his role as Vice President of Product, Gadi is responsible for the companys strategic vision and product initiatives. Previously, Gadi was the CEO and Co-Founder of ITculate, where he was responsible for developing world-class technology and product that created contextual monitoring by discovering and leveraging application topology. With over 18 years of industry experience from IT operations management and monitoring to storage and cloud, Gadi previously served as the CTO and Co-founder of Cloudoscope. Prior to Cloudoscope, Gadi was head of Product Management for analytics and manageability BU at NetApp. He served in leadership roles for some of the fastest growing and industry-transforming companies. Gadi has a management degree from Sloan MIT and B.Sc. Eng. in computer science and electrical engineering from the Technion in Israel.


Chris Savio

Senior Strategy Manager, LogMeIn


Chris Savio is a Senior Strategy Manager for LogMeIn’s Support Solutions business. He and his team help shape the product direction, and own the development and implementation of the go to market plan for Rescue and Prompt ai. Prior to his current role, Chris worked as an evidence-based consultant helping clients develop and enhance product offerings, and compile actionable customer insights.


Paul Brittain

VP, Product Strategy, Metaswitch


Paul has over 30 years’ experience in data and telecommunications protocols, products and network design – spanning arcane details of SDLC links right up to multi-national IMS and architectures.As VP Product Strategy, Paul co-ordinates roadmap and strategy across the entire portfolio of Metaswitch products, with particular emphasis on Cloud and Automation. Having previously managed our global SE team, working closely with carriers of all sizes, and in all markets and geographies, he has the in-depth real-world knowledge and experience necessary help operators to fully exploit the ever-accelerating pace of change in technology and end-user expectations.Paul joined Metaswitch in 1986 after studying Mathematics at Cambridge University. He is the author of, or major contributor to, several IETF RFCs, multiple white papers, and patents covering everything from protocols deep in the network to innovative user experiences for multi-modal communications. When not at work, he can most often be found sailing around the Scottish islands.


Wes Jensen

CEO, Netrolix


Mr. Jensen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Netrolix. He is a forward thinking evangelist of artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning. Mr. Jensen has over 20 years of experience leading technology, network engineering and service organizations responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining compute, IT, security and connectivity infrastructures for Fortune 500 enterprises and service providers. He has had held technical leadership positions at CenturyLink/Level 3, Global Cloud Xchange, XO/Verizon, and more. Prior to entering private enterprise Mr. Jensen served in Special Operations in the U.S. Army.


Chris Bauserman

VP, Product & Segment Marketing, Nice inContact

Nice inContact

Chris Bauserman is VP, Product and Segment Marketing at NICE inContact, a NICE company. Chris has successfully driven technology strategy and go-to-market growth initiatives for software startups and large enterprises over the past 20 years, focusing on solutions that help organizations improve customer experience. He currently leads product marketing and market intelligence for NICE inContact, a leader in cloud contact center software.


Anand Srinivas

CTO & Co-founder, Nyansa


Anand Srinivas is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Nyansa, a user performance management and network analytics company in Palo Alto, Calif. Prior to starting Nyansa in 2013, Anand was an SDN/NFV Consultant for Overture Networks, and prior to that, he was the Lead Algorithms Architect at Plexxi Inc., responsible for core contributions to SDN system architecture, algorithmic architecture and protocol/API design. Earlier in his career, Anand worked as a Senior Systems Engineer and Principal Engineer for Airvana, where he was responsible for detailed algorithm specifications for LTE product differentiators. Anand holds a B.A.Sc in Computer Engineering from University of Toronto. He also holds an S.M., Dual in EECS and Aero-Astro and a PhD in Wireless Networking and Algorithms from MIT.


Bhanu Singh

VP, Engineering, OpsRamp


An industry veteran with deep background in software for IT Operations, Bhanu comes to OpsRamp from BMC Software where he managed the R&D and Customer Engineering organization for the entire Digital Service Management business (Remedy product line, Atrium CMDB, Remedyforce, and BAO) for 6 years, a $500M+ business unit with $50M+ R&D budget. He was responsible for covering all aspects of software development, delivery and maintenance. Bhanu was instrumental in hyper growth of the DSM business and was instrumental in pivoting the product and business into cloud. During this time he was key initiator in many acquisitions and integration of technology and business units on the Remedy ITSM solution and DSM organization. Most recently, he was the brain and driver behind transforming BMC Remedy AR System platform and BMC Atrium CMDB from a C/C++ client/server architecture to Open Source Web 2.0 SOA architecture using Java/OSGi/Spring technology stack – The platform was released in 2015 as Remedy 9. The platform transformation laid the foundation for the future of multi-cloud, multi-channel and multi-device innovation in the BMC’s DSM strategy by bringing open-source microservices architecture and an integrated technology stack together.Bhanu holds a Master in Software Engineering and Bachelor in Computer Science & Engineering. He holds executive management degrees in business administration and certification in project management, Agile Scrum, Six Sigma green belt and ITIL.


Rajan Krishnan

Group Vice President, Oracle Product Development, Oracle


Rajan Krishnan is a group vice president in Oracle product development. He is responsible for outbound product management for Oracle Cloud applications across enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, human capital management and customer relationship management. Prior to this role, he was vice president for Oracle industry CRM products. He came to Oracle via the Siebel acquisition in 2006. Krishnan has more than 25 years’ experience in product development, product strategy, product management, marketing, and sales across the information technology and pharmaceutical industries. Krishnan holds an MBA from the IMD business school in Switzerland, a post-graduate diploma in international trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and a B-Pharm with honors from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.


Ryan Walsh

Chief Channel Officer, Pax8


Ryan Walsh oversees the buildout of the Pax8 product portfolio and drives the market requirements and development of the Pax8 Command Console.Ryan served as vice president of product management for MX Logic, a cloud-based email and web security company that was acquired by McAfee in 2009. Following the acquisition, Ryan directed the product teams responsible for McAfees portfolio of cloud-based email and web solutions for the Content and Cloud Security division, and later led the product unification and hybrid cloud development effort for the companys web security product lines.Ryan has dedicated his career to enabling business improvements with Internet or IT-based solutions and startups. He started his career building a reengineering practice at Deloitte & Touche in the Consulting division.Ryan holds a BA in Business Economics from Colorado College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Natasha Tamaskar

VP of Global Marketing, Channels & Sales, Radisys


Natasha heads corporate & product marketing and sales strategy for Radisys. Named last year as one of the Global Telecoms Business 50 Women to Watch, Natasha brings nearly 20 years of telecom industry experience with particular expertise in product and corporate marketing, product strategy and business development for cloud, SDN/NFV, wireless and security solutions. Prior to Radisys, as the VP of Cloud Strategy, she was responsible for GENBANDs Kandy.io PaaS strategy and business development. Natasha also spearheaded and launched several of GENBANDs key strategic solutions including Wireless Gateway, Network Security and WebRTC as the VP of Strategic Marketing. She also launched and chaired the Small Cell Forums first interoperability charter and group. Prior to GENBAND, Natasha held various senior leadership positions in Product Management, Product Development, Product Marketing and Technology for NextPoint Networks, Reef Point and Nortel. Natasha holds a Ph.D. in Computational Physics from the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University.


Srinivas Mukkamala

CEO, RiskSense


Srinivas Mukkamala is one of the Co-founders and CEO of RiskSense a cyber security Spinoff of New Mexico Tech. Srinivas has been researching and developing security technologies for over 15 years, working on of malware analytics (focuses on medical control systems and nontraditional computing devices), breach exposure management, Web application security, and enterprise risk reduction. Srinivas was one of the lead researchers for CACTUS (Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the US). Dr. Mukkamala has over 120 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of information assurance, malware analytics, digital forensics, data mining, and bioinformatics. He has a patent on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing.


Maddy Martin

Head of Growth & Education, Smith.ai


Maddy Martin is the head of growth and education for Smith.ai, which provides small-business communication services, including their virtual receptionist and intake service, live web chat, and Keypad cloud phone system. She has spent the last decade growing tech startups from New York to California, and has expertise in digital marketing, lead generation, funnel conversion, email marketing, business development, partnerships, affiliate marketing, SEO, social media, and event marketing.


John Byrnes

Principal Computer Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International

SRI International

John Byrnes, Ph.D., is a principal computer scientist in the Advanced Analytics group of the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International. His research focuses primarily on statistical pattern detection as a technique for the discovery of hidden structure in large amounts of data. He applies these techniques to the self-organization of collections of natural language text in support of machine understanding of language. He has also applied pattern recognition techniques to formalized knowledge and is interested in automated machine reasoning.Byrnes is currently a principal investigator on multiple projects involving the analysis of scientific and technical publications and patents in order to track and forecast the emergence of technical capabilities and to carry out retrospective analyses of technical achievement.Prior to joining SRI in 2009, Byrnes carried out research at Fair Isaac Corporation including the application of natural language clustering techniques to automate the generation of proof plans for automated reasoning and novel language compression techniques to develop content-based routing at fiber-optic data rates. He researched novel signal processing representations and algorithms at Kromos Technology from 2000 to 2002.Byrnes holds a BS in mathematics and a Ph.D. in pure and applied logic from Carnegie Mellon University.


Jonnie Enriquez

Manager, Customer Success, TeamSupport


Jonnie Enriquez is a leader, influencer and strategic doer. For 15 years Jonnie has pushed and challenged herself academically and professionally, taking extreme ownership in leading and evolving customer experience.Jonnie is currently the Manager, Customer Success at TeamSupport. She is responsible for revenue expansion, churn reduction, customer satisfaction, and influencing future lifetime product value through customer advocacy and cross-departmental programs. As a charismatic leader, Jonnie manages customer needs and expectations as well as maintains and builds relationships with key stakeholders in order to achieve goals and impact change. Outside of work Jonnie enjoys helping young professionals navigate the waters of Corporate America. She is committed to helping others pilot their careers with pointed mentorship and coaching along the way. She has a passion for serving the homeless in her local community and enjoys every opportunity she can to go shopping!


Nathan Beck

Business Development Manager, Testfire Labs

Testfire Labs

Nathan brings to the Testfire Labs team, a wealth of product management and business development experience. He leads the companys sales efforts and provide expertise to the customer success and product management teams. Nathans career has focused on supporting and growing Edmonton startups, including Good Food box and Localize. An entrepreneur and founder of a variety of companies, the most recent of which is Northern Sessions, Nathan is an advocate for the local tech ecosystem and actively involved in entrepreneur, tech, and research focused events through various organizations throughout the City.


Rahul Vijay

Head of Tech Sourcing, Uber


Manages tech deals @ Uber. Board advisor, global keynote speaker and mentor. His team helps make outside technologies a competitive advantage to Uber. Heading global mobility, IoT, wireless, messaging, voice, network, telecom, data center, cloud, contact center & connectivity strategic sourcing, relationships and spend at worlds most valuable private company.


Jen Snell

VP, Product Marketing, Verint


Jen Snell is Vice President of Product Marketing for Verint Intelligent Self-Service. As a recognized marketing leader for emerging technology and enterprise artificial intelligence, Jen is leading marketing strategy and user engagement programs. Jen is a frequent speaker and a leading contributor on topics shaping the development and design of interactive technologies. As both a visionary and a pragmatist, she translates the broad visions of technology leaders across the enterprise into actionable insights and purposeful solutions. Jen ensures that Verint’s Intelligent Self-Service solutions deliver remarkable user experiences that advance her clients business goals.


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Omar Tawakol

CEO, Voicera


Omar Tawakol (linkedin.com/in/omartawakol/) is ceo and co-founder of Voicera. Voicera leverages AI technology to harness the power of voice in the workplace. Prior to Voicera, Omar Tawakol was the founder and CEO of BlueKai which built the largest digital consumer data marketplace and DMP. After Oracle acquired BlueKai in 2014, Omar became the SVP of the Oracle Data Cloud whose data was used by 97 of the top 100 marketers. Omar earned an MS in computer science from Stanford University and a BS from MIT. Omar has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at the DMA, Cannes Lions Festival of Innovation and the Stanford MBA program.


Bryan Stokes

Senior Director, Product Management, Vonage


As Senior Director, Product Management for Vonage, Bryan Stokes focuses on delivering synergistic products combining the Company’s UCaaS and CPaaS technology. Bryan joined Vonage in 2009, serving in several leadership roles during his time with the Company. Most notable achievements during his tenure include building a project management group in customer care, leading the digital customer self-service team, and launching several of Vonage’s consumer-facing products. Prior to joining Vonage, Bryan held several technology-related roles at ad agencies, large and small, including Google subsidiary DoubleClick, as well as start-up companies in the corporate legal and political fundraising arenas. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University.


John Sallaway

CEO & CO-founder, vSpatial, Inc.

vSpatial, Inc.

John is the CEO and co-founder of vSpatial, Inc., an AR/MR/VR software application delivering an immersive workspace that connects individuals to their co-workers and their data in a more meaningful way than todays phone, tablet and PC experiences. Prior to joining vSpatial, John enjoyed a successful legal career where he was instrumental in developing one of the nations largest fully remote law firms. John is a recognized thought leader and commentator on the future of work, remote work and the workforce of the future.


John Christly

SVP of Cybersecurity and CISO, WHOA


Mr. Christly leads cybersecurity and compliance efforts which provide support to in-house corporate teams, as well as customers and partners. He has over 27 years of industry experience including general management, revenue growth and retention, go-to-market strategy, product development, business operations, and cybersecurity strategy. He brings extensive cybersecurity expertise in both cyber attack detection, prevention, and response as well as computer, mobile, cloud, and social forensic analysis.John formerly served as the Global CISO for Netsurion and EventTracker, where he was responsible for corporate information security and compliance and he oversaw a compliance portfolio of over 13,000 customers. Previous to that he served as the CISO and HIPAA Security Officer for Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He also has served as the HIPAA Security Officer for Memorial Healthcare System, a multi-hospital public healthcare system. As Chief of Security, he also created and led the computer forensics division for eTERA Consulting, a firm located in Washington, D.C. that served AMLAW 100 clients.He is an MSI Senior Fellowtm and holds various certifications including the ISC2 CISSP, PMP, Certified Fraud Examiner, AccessData Certified Examiner, HIPAA Security Specialist, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Kaizen Facilitator, Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist, and is a Florida Licensed Private Investigator. His experience includes several industry regulations and standards including HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, FERPA, FCPA, FIPA, ISO, 23 NYCRR Part 500, and PCI DSS.As an accomplished author and blogger, his articles have appeared in publications such as Security Magazine, Executive Insight Magazine, 24/7 Magazine, and the ISSA Journal. He is frequently quoted in industry news sources, and is often a keynote and panel speaker at international, national, and regional events.


John Antanaitis

CMO, ZiipRoom


John Antanaitis is the CMO at ZiipRoom, Inc. With 20+ years in high-tech communications, he is responsible for marketing strategy and execution as well as directly supporting ZiipRoom roadmap planning. As a passionate voice of the customer, John filters all marketing activities through the lens of end users.John is a regular speaker and panelist at industry events including InfoComm, Enterprise Connect, and ITEXPO and has keynoted and presented at events in Asia, Europe, Africa and across the Americas.John joined ZiipRoom in 2018 after spending over 10 years at Polycom where his product marketing and product management teams drove revenue from $200M to a peak of $1.5B. Prior to Polycom, John spents several years marketing and general management for Stanley Tools and Fortune Brands and nearly a decade with Motorola, working in various disciplines including Engineering, Operations Management, and Marketing in the rapid-growth mobile phone industry. John has a Master of Management (MBA) from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.A native of Chicago, John resides in Austin, Texas staying very active with his wife and their four children.


Moderator List

Jon Arnold (Moderator)

Principal, J Arnold & Associates

J Arnold & Associates

Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent analyst providing thought leadership and go-to-market counsel with a focus on the business-level impact of digital transformation in the workplace. Core areas of expertise include unified communications, cloud services, collaboration, Internet of Things, future of work, contact centers, customer experience, video, VoIP, and social media.He has been consulting in many of these areas since 2001, and his independent practice was founded in 2005. JAA is based in Toronto, Ontario, and serves clients across North America as well as in Europe. Jon’s thought leadership can be followed on his widely-read JAA’s Analyst Blog, along with daily commentary on Twitter and Linked in. His thought leadership is also regularly published across the communications industry, including BCStrategies, Ziff Davis, No Jitter, TechTarget and Internet Telephony Magazine. In both March 2017 and January 2016, Jon was cited among the Top Analysts Covering the Contact Center Industry, and also in 2017, Jon has been cited as a Top 10 Telecom Expert, and Six Business Communications Thought Leaders to Follow. Previously, GetVoIP.com named Jon a Top 50 UC Experts to Follow in 2015, as well as a Top 100 Tech Podcaster in 2014. For JAA’s blog, it was recognized as a Top Tech Blog in 2016 and 2015, and has had other similar accolades going back to 2008.Additionally, Jon is a UC Expert with BCStrategies, a long-serving Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, speaks regularly at industry events and accepts public speaking invitations. He is frequently cited in both the trade press and mainstream business press, serves as an Advisor to emerging technology/telecom companies, and is a member of the U.S.-based SCTC.


Paula Bernier (Moderator)

Executive Editor, TMC


Paula Bernier is Executive Editor at TMC where she writes, edits and manages editorial content for INTERNET TELEPHONY, CUSTOMER, Cloud Computing, and IoT Evolution magazine. Shes also a regular contributor to Content Boost, and TMCnet and its various channels and communities. And she speaks and moderates TMC webinars. Bernier was formerly editor in chief of xchange magazine, where she worked for more than 11 years. She’s also acted as a senior writer for Inter@ctive Week. Bernier got her start in telecom at Telephony magazine, where she spent nearly five years, leaving as the news director. Bernier also has been on the reporting staffs of various mainstream daily and weekly newspapers in Iowa, Minnesota and South Carolina.