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Expert Presenters

Nick Cavalancia

Nick Cavalancia has over 25 years of enterprise IT experience, is an accomplished consultant, speaker, trainer, writer, and columnist, and has achieved industry certifications including MCSE, MCT, Master CNE and Master CNI. Nick has owned an MSP focused on the SMB, an enterprise IT consulting company, and today runs Techvangelism, where he serves the IT community as a technical evangelist, working with some of the most recognized tech companies today. Nick has authored, co-authored and contributed to nearly two dozen books on Microsoft technologies, and regularly speaks, writes and blogs on a variety of topics.

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman brings more than 15 years of experience to his role as Executive Vice President of Digital Solutions at Switch. Using the latest innovations, such as AI, machine learning, data center design, DevOps, cloud and advanced technologies, Mr. Kleyman delivers solutions to customers that help them achieve their business goals and remain competitive in their market.

Orin Thomas

Orin Thomas is an MVP, an MCT and has a string of Microsoft MCSE and MCITP certifications. He has written more than 30 books for Microsoft Press IT Pro topics. He is an author at PluralSight and is a contributing editor at Windows IT Pro magazine. He has been working in IT since the early 1990's and regularly speaks at conferences in Australia and around the world.

Chris Hertz

Chris Hertz is the Chief Revenue Officer at DivvyCloud, where he drives strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for DivvyCloud and its customers. His sales and marketing teams work with customers and partners to deliver amazing experiences, identify areas of collaboration, drive innovation and unlock value.

Paul Nicholson

Paul Nicholson brings 24 years of experience working with Internet and security companies in the U.S. and U.K. In his current position, Nicholson is responsible for global product marketing and strategy at San Jose, Calif.-based application networking and security leader A10 Networks. Prior to A10 Networks, Nicholson held various technical and management positions at Intel, Pandesic (the Internet company from Intel and SAP), Secure Computing, and various security start-ups.

James Manning

James Manning has spent the last 8 years working for Panda Security as a Pre-Sales Engineer in North America. This experience combined with his prior stints as a threat researcher and analyst give him expert firsthand knowledge of the threat landscape. James is passionate about tech and loves to work with customers to solve their most complex IT challenges.

Jorn Lutters

Jorn Lutters is a senior security architect for Sophos' Public Cloud Group, and as such he gets to tinker with lots of cool security tech in the cloud.

Dakota Brewer

Dakota Brewer is a solutions engineer at Netwrix. He relies on his experience as an IT administrator to diagnose and prevent the problems that he has seen before to help companies to increase productivity, fortify their security, and organize compliance requirements.

Kurt Roemer

Kurt Roemer is the Chief Security Strategist for Citrix, where he leads the security, compliance, risk and privacy strategies for Citrix products. As a member of the Citrix CTO Council, Roemer drives ideation, innovation and technical direction for products and solutions that advance business productivity while ensuring information governance.

Kurt Roemer

Thomas Martin, Founder, NephōSec
Thomas Martin is the founder of NephōSec, where he and his team help startups to Fortune 500 multinational companies - spanning industries as diverse as consumer retail, travel, and financial services - securely adopt cloud-based technologies. His team has pioneered automated remediation in thousands of cloud accounts under monitored management with individual resources in the millions. As a prior CIO and technologist at the General Electric Company, he has led the migration of 9,000 legacy workloads to public and private cloud infrastructure.Since leaving GE in 2017, Thomas has dedicated his efforts to helping companies and technologists by sharing his in-depth expertise and insights related to enterprise cloud adoption, application migration, and the management of cloud technologies at scale.

Taka Mitsuhata

Taka Mitsuhata, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, A10 Networks