Featured Speakers 2017

Ryan Gourley
Territory Manager
Ryan is a Technology Sales Professional with experience in Channel Sales, Business Development, and Account Management. He Covers Florida, Mississippi and the Caribbean. He is known for us consultative sales approach offering Data Protection for the Modern Datacenter.
Pat Pinchera
Director of Sales Tegile Systems
Pat is a Systems Architect and Engineer for small, medium, and large enterprises. Design and architect IT solutions, including storage infrastructure, high performance computing, information lifecycle management, messaging, database and application development. Experience with large enterprise accounts and government system integrators. Design and explain solutions with a business objective in mind. Able to explain complex technology to a broad audience, technical and managerial. TS/SCI, SSBI.
Mitchell Wright
Territory Manager ForgeRock
An accomplished, results-oriented marketing professional specializing in B2B lead generation and strategic marketing campaigns, with a hands on working knowledge of social media marketing strategies, marketing automation and database marketing with proven results in formalizing processes and managing the execution of projects from concept and strategy to launch.
Matt Wilson
Territory Manager
Matt has over 15 years in IT leadership experience In his my role with Cologix, he leads the North America channel team, responsible for channel sales, partner enablement, channel marketing, and ongoing interaction with Cologix’s partners in the US and Canada.
Mati Pitkanen
Director Solutions Marketing
Mati Pitkanen has more than 25 years IT industry experience, beginning her career as an Oracle Database Administrator.  She joined BMC in 1996 and has held technical and customer facing roles in the US and EMEA. Most recently Mati spent five years leading a customer care team that ensured BMC’s customers obtained top value from their solutions. This led Mati to her current role as the Solutions Marketing Director for the BMC Performance and Analytics business.
Blain Barton
Technology Evangelist
Raised in Spokane Washington, Blain Barton has been with Microsoft for over 22 years and has held many diverse positions and is the author of "Microsoft Public Cloud Services - Setting Up Your Business in the Cloud" located at http://aka.ms/blainsbook. His career started in 1988 as a Team Leader in Manufacturing and Distribution, progressed to PSS Team Manager for Visual Basic within Microsoft Product Support, Product Consultant for Microsoft Word Division, OEM Systems Engineer and currently serves as a Senior Technical Evangelist working with IT Professionals.
Bobby Conway
Territory Manager
Like you, Bobby Conway has seen IT security evolve.  It went from tactical and separate to a more of holistic well-balanced strategy for organizations (and everything in between).  Bobby has over a decade of experience guiding local, national, and multi-national organizations around specific IT-security related challenges.  After obtaining his Bachelor of Science from The University of Florida he has focused on concepts like securing data at rest and in transit, identity / privilege, and secure desktop management over his 15 year career.  Bobby has proven to be a knowledgeable and highly credible technical / consultative Sales Professional with accolades coming from peers and customers alike.
Sandino Napolis
Regional Account Manager
Sandino is a regional Account Manager, Enterprise Sales, with Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company. Sandino has helped hundreds of Healthcare, Education, Financial Services, Energy and State/Local government organizations harness value from all their data, including Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT). Unlocking value from data and analytics insight has enabled new revenue streams, operational efficiency, outstanding service and risk mitigation.
Michael Goldstrom
Senior Systems Engineer
Michael is based out of Denver and has had a long distinguished career with EMC, DELL and now happy go be with Nimble Storage
Aaron Flores
Director of Sales Western Region
RECOVER TO ANY SECOND Enterprise Flash Storage with BackDating™ enables instant recovery of Applications and Data to any second. FLASH FOR EVERY APP Our TierX™ tiering engine combined with NoDup™ data reduction provides you the most cost effective storage solution available today. Providing high performance with a flash-first architecture and high capacity media for scale. ELIMINATE COMPLEXITY Installed and operational in 15 minutes. Providing application and data recoverability for existing databases and applications with zero upfront configuration or additional
Kelly Bashford
Regional Manager, Arbor Networks
Kelly Bashford is the Regional Manager for Arbor Networks, responsible for the Mountain States/Pacific Northwest Region. With over 17 years of industry experience, Kelly has worked for Arbor Networks over the past 3 ½ years specializing in assisting Enterprise and Service Provider customers with industry leading DDOS solutions throughout the Region.