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Todd Davis

VP of Marketing, Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv Networks

Todd has 19 years of B2B and channel marketing experience and enjoys collaborating with service providers, business customers, industry analysts, and team members. Throughout his career, Todd has worked as a Manager and Analyst for Marketing and HR organizations with AT&T and as a digital media entrepreneur. As VP of Marketing for Adaptiv Networks, Todd is focused on channel sales and marketing enablement to help partners build SD-WAN sales pipeline.

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Bernard Breton

CEO, Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv Networks

Bernard is an experienced executive in the field of telecommunication software, with international experience in marketing, sales, product management, research & development, business operations and mergers and acquisitions. Bernard has led start-ups and spin-offs; and held leadership positions in large international companies including Ericsson and InfoVista. Bernard is an Electrical Engineer by education and a customer focused business executive by inclination.

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Tim Hughes

Regional Sales Director, Aryaka

Aryaka

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Sudhir Sakhuja

Director, Americas, Coevolve

Coevolve

Sudhir Sakhuja is the Managing Director, Americas for Coevolve LLC responsible for managing and growing Coevolve’s Telco-Independent, Co-Managed global SD-WAN, and Multi-Cloud Networking business in the Americas. Sudhir has been with Coevolve since November 2014 and has led SD-WAN solution sales and technical designs for multiple domestic and global enterprise clients with deployment in more than 75 countries. SD-WAN as an industry was just starting to come out of stealth mode around late 2014, focusing on SDWAN since its inception provided Coevolve and Sudhir the opportunity to lead some of the industry’s initial large global SD-WAN deployments. Sudhir has also published multiple LinkedIn pulse articles on the topic and is extremely passionate about the role SD-WAN and SASE technology plays in enabling enterprise cloud and digital transformation. Prior to Coevolve, Sudhir was a Senior Technical Sales Consultant with AT&T Global Client Services managing WAN, Unified Communications, and Security solution designs for multiple Global 500 enterprise clients. Sudhir has 22 years of combined work experience in the US and globally. He has thrived in various senior roles focusing on network solution sales and technical consulting with experience across multiple client verticals globally. Along with his wide work experience, Sudhir also has a strong academic foundation with a Bachelors of Engineering (BE) from India, MS in Telecom from Boston University, and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from University of Chicago. Sudhir lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Sudhir enjoys practicing meditation and actively participating in his children’s sports activities.

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Lee Brumagin

SR. Sales Engineer Southeast, Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint

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Mark Abolafia

COO, Datavision, Inc.

Datavision, Inc.

Mark serves as Chief Operating Officer at Datavision, responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations including overall P&L management, service offer development, marketing, partnership/alliances, recruiting, business development and service delivery functions.His previous positions include senior roles in managing Service Provider consulting and systems integration businesses, as well as business development in various software and consulting companies in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical/life sciences and financial services verticals. Mark’s educational background includes a B.S., Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and an M.B.A., Finance/International Business from New York University, Stern School of Business. He also enjoys scuba diving, skiing, cycling, and generally anything to do with water, frozen or otherwise.

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Eric Burger

Professor, Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Dr. Burger is a Professor at Georgetown University. He was on detail to the White House as the Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and prior to that on detail to Federal Communications Commission as its CTO. Dr. Burger contributed to the Secure 5G and Beyond Act Implementation Plan, as well as ensured funding and support for the R&D and scaling of 5G IoT, smart city, and mobile applications. His research and teaching covers cybersecurity, distributed computing, DLT, systems economics and risk, policy, and network governance. He serves as an advisor to numerous companies and prior to his government service served on corporate boards. Prior to Georgetown he was CTO of several public and private network equipment and enterprise software companies. Dr. Burger holds over 20 patents and has published over 20 IETF, 3GPP, and W3C standards. He served on numerous industry association boards. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has a SBEE, MBA, and PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Naina Raisinghani

Product Manager, Google

Google

Naina Raisinghani is a Product Manager on the AMP Project. She focuses on helping developers be more productive with AMP. She previously spent 2 years as a Software Engineer on the Chrome team working on making the rendering engine pixel perfect.

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Mark Palmer

Director Strategic Development, Granite Telecommunications

Granite Telecommunications

Mark Palmer is Senior Director of Relationship Development at Granite Telecommunications. Mark currently works with the Granite Channels team promoting non-POTS service to partners nationwide. Mark previously worked at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1995 - 1996 as a service splice technician upgrading phone services at older facilities. In 1999, Mark moved his career to direct sales, working for Network Plus. By 2001, Mark was helped launch a new Network Plus office in Philadelphia, PA. Mark joined the Granite Telecommunications team shortly after its founding in 2002, selling analog phone lines. In 2011, he was asked to help start the data team at Granite to sell non-POTS service to our customer base. In 2015 Mark was named one of the first directors in the Relationship Development team, which was more proactive in understanding customer goals and ensuring that we were helping to meet them. In 2017, Mark hit his 15th year with Granite Telecommunications. Mark currently works with the Granite Channels team continuing to work and develop programs introducing current clients and agents to next generation products Granite delivers today. Mark lives in Rhode Island with his wife and three children. He is currently the Vice President of the non-profit, Burrillville Junior Hockey League and very much enjoys coaching his children’s’ hockey teams.

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Ryan Harrelson

Founder, Metadata Engineering

Metadata Engineering

The years I have spent in the Technology space specifically around network, collaboration, and telecom have allowed me to not only work but learn and develop as new technologies are developing. This unique knowledge of both the hands on technical components and the business aspects of the technologies allows me to help those around me making decisions for where they should be looking.

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Scott Schwalbe

CEO/Co-Founder, NimbeLink

NimbeLink

As Co-Founder and CEO of NimbeLink, Scott has a long history of building profitable businesses and successful teams. In his role at NimbeLink, he is responsible for corporatevision, strategy, and the overall leadership of the company. Prior to founding NimbeLink in May of 2013, Scott held leadership roles forseveral industry-leading companies, including Logic PD, HDM, and Celestica. Healso served and retired after 20 years in theU.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Linguist. He earned his BS at New York University and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

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Sam McHugh

Head of Sales, SE region, Open Systems

Open Systems

Sam McHugh is a 20 year veteran of B2B Technology. Currently he is the Head of Sales for the Southeast region for Open Systems. His expertise ranges across many key areas of IT such as SD-WAN/SASE, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Mobile connectivity and more. In the past year, Sam has lead deals with large enterprises including Disney, Mercedes-Benz, ABC as well as numerous healthcare, finance and government organizations. As part of Open Systems, Sam enjoys being a technical solution consultant first and foremost to help find the best technology, people and processes that enterprise customers can use to run their operations securely and reliably 24/7. Sam graduated from Cornell University and resides in Sarasota, FL.

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Todd Paul

Aryaka, Principal Architect Southeast Region

Principal Architect Southeast Region

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Eric Hernaez

President, RabbitRun Technologies

RabbitRun Technologies

Eric is CEO of RabbitRun Technologies, Inc., an innovator in the SOHO SD-WAN space. Previously Eric was Founder & President of SkySwitch, a leading provider of channel-only white label UCaaS to MSPs, which was acquired by BCM One in December 2020. His experience in the service-oriented software space dates to 1999, when he founded telic.net, one of the first service providers to offer communications Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Since then, he has worked with several pioneering cloud native software companies including Solegy, Netmobo and NetSapiens.

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Mike Geller

Distinguished Cyber Security Architect , Radware 

Radware 

Michael Geller has over 30 years of experience in advanced technology development and operations in Cyber Security. Mike is currently a Distinguished Cyber Security Architect focusing on protecting critical workloads, their API and the networks that deliver them. As an Adjunct Professor at University of Miami, Mike is a lead Instructor for the Cyber Security program.As a Principal Engineer at Cisco, Mike held several leadership positions over the 24 years there. Most recently as a leader in the GSAT or Global Security Architecture Team, responsible for security architecture across Cisco. Michael is a company leader for Security and Threat Defense. Michael’s recent focus is on 5G Security and the path to it – including security for cloud native as it relates to 5G Stand Alone and how to get there via 5G NSA and 4G. Michael’s research, development and customer facing work includes a 4G/5G threat surface analysis, segmentation and zero trust for the 5G network as it applies to application delivery and network slicing, and route science and security. Michael also focuses on the MSSP side of security delivery with a NetOps and SecOps focus now moving to a DevSecOps focus too. Michael led the ATIS Cybersecurity efforts and is active in other standards and consortium groups. Michael is deeply involved in go to market and technical evolution of the Threat Defense and Security As A Service for Cloud Providers, Service Providers and Enterprise building on traditional and evolving architectures and controls such as MSSP, NFV, Mobility and SDN. Prior to joining Cisco Michael designed and delivered the foundational technical systems for health care, education and public safety. He holds a Master’s of Science in MIS University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics. Michael is a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and most enjoys the company of his Wife, Rebecca and two children, Sarah and Ben.

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Pablo Duranti

Director Sales Engineering, Transtelco

Transtelco

With over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, Pablo Duranti has had the fortune to lead multiple pre-sales organizations in international and multicultural environments. With a passion for innovation, he has succeeded in keeping the balance between customer needs, technology application and operational efficiency.With the emergence of Covid-19, he focused on understanding how communication patterns have changed to better build the bridge and minimize the distance between end user and applications. This effort resulted in new and innovative ways to support companies adjusting to our new reality using SD-WAN Technology.

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Chris Chirico

COO, VergX

VergX

Chris Chirico is the COO of VergX. Prior to joining the company, Chirico was the COO of CentileHosted, a unique single-source provider of Hosted PBX and Cloud Services. There he was a key member of the leadership team overseeing the day-to-day operations and was directly responsible for the company’s growth, managing the sales, operations and technology departments. Chirico was also a critical team member at Alteva, formerly NYSE listed BroadSoft Service Provider specializing in Hosted PBX & UC services. There he was responsible for channel performance, direct sales, sales operations, account management and sales engineering. He increased revenue streams and efficiencies by designing processes and procedures to empower sales, increase margins and streamline operations. Now, as a key member of the leadership team, at VergX, Chirico focuses on the company’s strategic growth and development.

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Nelson Nahum

CEO, Zadara

Zadara

Nelson has over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software infrastructure industry. He is known for creating innovative products and successfully bringing them to the market. Prior to co-founding Zadara, he was a Fellow and Vice President of Software Engineering at LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for an engineering team of over 250 people. Previously he was CTO and co-founder of StoreAge Networking Technologies, which was acquired by LSI in 2006. At StoreAge, he invented the out of band storage virtualization system, building and leading the engineering to a successful product that was adopted by HP and led to the acquisition of StoreAge by LSI. Nelson holds 10 patents related to storage technologies. He is a graduate of the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.

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Harry Moseley

Global CIO, Zoom

Zoom

Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firms competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the companys transformation to the worlds best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.

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Moderator List

Ryan Harrelson (Moderator)

Founder, Metadata Engineering

Metadata Engineering

The years I have spent in the Technology space specifically around network, collaboration, and telecom have allowed me to not only work but learn and develop as new technologies are developing. This unique knowledge of both the hands on technical components and the business aspects of the technologies allows me to help those around me making decisions for where they should be looking.

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Erik Linask (Moderator)

Group Editorial Director, TMC

TMC

Erik Linask is Group Editorial Director of TMC. During his tenure at TMC, he has supported the production and development of TMCs print publications and, most recently, managed the day-to-day operations of the industry’s leading Web site, TMCnet, which currently serves more than 1 million unique monthly visitors. Currently, he oversees TMC’s four print publications as well as TMCnet, and covers a wide range of topics in the IP Communications and Information Technology arenas, including his blog, Convergence Corner, on TMCnet. Erik also develops to conference programming for ITEXPO, and TMCs other communications and technology events, including Software Telco Congress. Prior to joining TMC, Erik was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, an international securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.

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