- Jeanne Morain - principal researcher and consulting strategist at iSpeak Cloud™. Morain has two decades of experience in systems management, virtualization and cloud computing and has participated in the implementation of solutions for millions of users across Fortune 2000 companies. She will speak on digital transformation, the dawn of the business buyer age, multimodal marketing and technology trends for the digital age.
- David Stelzl - consultant, speaker and author specializing in high-tech sales and marketing. Stelzl's presentations continue to bring new perspective on how the reseller model should work, how high-tech solutions should be positioned, and how to maintain margins in a commoditizing industry of networks and computers. He will present on creating the security value proposition, closing new business and the secret to selling security.
- Rick Villars - vice president, data center and cloud, IDC. Villars is a senior member of IDC's IT Infrastructure research team, which assesses the development and adoption of solutions for data center transformation and exploitation of rapidly evolving technologies in the areas of Big Data and Cloud. He develops IDC's viewpoints on the evolution of converged IT infrastructure as well as the adoption of public and private cloud solutions.
- Meredith Whalen - senior vice president, IT executive and industry research, IDC. Whalen is responsible for IDC's global research and go-to-market strategy for technology professionals. She oversees the research operations, client services and marketing activities aimed at technology professionals who work in both IT organizations and lines of business.
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