Moe Abdula is one of the enthusiastic leaders of IBM's Cloud portfolio. As Vice President of Cloud Foundation Services Product Management, Moe provides direction for worldwide product development and go to market initiatives across the Cloud portfolio â€“ with special focus on Infrastructure and Hybrid solutions. Moe also leads the business management teams responsible for prioritization of strategic investments.
During the last 15 years, Moe has held numerous development and field roles in IBM Software â€“ most recently as the Director of Tivoli Cloud and Mobility Strategy.
Prior to joining IBM, Moe held a number of research associate roles and lectured on Early Object Oriented computing concepts. Moe attended the University of Leeds in the UK, where he received an honors bachelor's degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering.
Apart from contemplating clouds, Moe has passionate interests in football (soccer) and the unexpected experiences of life his two beautiful children drag him into!
VP, IoT Software Platforms IoT Systems & Software Group - Cisco
4:30PM | Tuesday, January 26
John joins Cisco as Vice President, IoT Software Platforms. John manages the development of platforms that enable developers and solution providers to access Cisco's IoT infrastructure capabilities. John brings over two decades of industry experience delivering complete lifecycle solution frameworks across the software industry, from product design to development and business operations. With expertise in engineering discipline and scale and extensive experience building robust developer communities for software platforms - John will help enable and invigorate the IoT developer community.
IoT Systems and Software is critical to Cisco delivering Infrastructure, network, and platform services for IoT applications and SaaS offerings to run at the extreme edge/fog. The IoT Software application platform offers open APIs and application development environments for customers, partners, and third parties to design, develop, and deploy their innovative solutions.
Before joining Cisco, John was the Chief Architect, General Manager, and Vice President of Engineering at Mashery, an Intel business that is a leader in application programming interface services and governance. John brought Mashery additional focus on balancing business and technology needs and was uniquely skilled to lead Mashery's engineering operations towards an enterprise-grade state that lead to a successful acquisition with Intel.
John spent time at Intuit where he was responsible for the Intuit Partner Platform's infrastructure, data programmability, data correlation analytics, and SaaS solutions for both developers and customers. John also spent twelve years at Microsoft focusing on developer-facing technologies including MSDN, SQL Server, and High Performance Computing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.
Chief Marketing Officer - Shoretel
9:30AM | Wednesday, January 27
Mark Roberts joined ShoreTel in December 2013 as chief marketing officer, bringing 20 years of technology sales, marketing and product management experience. Roberts has spent most of his career at technology companies, holding senior positions at Mitel, NexTraq, Polycom, 3Com and Intel. While the CMO at NexTraq he implemented changes in marketing functions that resulted in a substantial increase in new business coming from marketing activities, and his revamping of product positioning and sales tools contributed to overall business growth.
As ShoreTel's CMO, Roberts leads marketing strategy, product marketing, demand generation, branding and external communications. He holds an MBA in marketing from Leicester University in the United Kingdom.
Director of Strategic Programs - Digium
Steven Sokol is the Director of Strategic Program at Digium. He has previously served as the Marketing Director for Asterisk and as a product manager. He joined the company in the summer of 2007 when his company, Sokol & Associates, was acquired. While at Sokol & Associates he developed and marketed the Asterisk Bootcamp training program and managed a staff of highly skilled Asterisk consultants and contract developers. In 2004 Sokol & Associates and Edvina AB partnered to launch AstriCon, the annual Asterisk conference and exhibition. Prior to discovering Asterisk, Sokol designed and managed the development of the e-IVR voice processing platform and provided communications consulting services.
VP of Product Management - Masergy Communications, Inc.
Masergy Communications, Inc.
Dean Manzoori is Vice President of Product Management at Masergy, a managed networking and cloud services provider. He brings over 25 years of telecommunications experience in a variety of roles including operational management, strategic planning and business development. Dean co-founded In 2004, Dean Co-founded Broadcore to bring cloud communications capabilities to enterprises globally. Broadcore was acquired by Masergy in July 2012. In his current role Dean is responsible for Cloud Unified Communications product strategy at Masergy. He holds a BSEE from CSU, Long Beach with Great Distinction and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Dean is a frequent speaker at industry events including ITEXPO, Channel Partners Conference and ITPX Telecommunications Conference.
Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist for the Western US at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners with a focus on emerging technologies including IaaS, PaaS, and DevOps. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and found his passion in technology as a C and Smalltalk developer.Presenter at Gigaom Structure 2014 - â€œOpen Hybrid Cloudâ€Presenter at Gartner Datacenter 2014 - â€œEnabling the Business with DevOpsâ€
Ted has been providing consulting assistance for twenty years over a wide range of IT projects with focus around Unified Communications and network infrastructure. Recent projects center around planning, procuring, and deploying premise and hosted UC and enterprise conversions to SIP trunking. Ted periodically speaks at conferences and has published articles on communications-related topics.
I was raised in a small farm town in Utah. Where my parents, gave me an excellent start in my life. We learned to work and I acquired a lot of great skills. At age 19 I was shipped off to a little country in Central America called El Salvador. There I learned about sowing and reaping and picked up a few more skills that have helped me in business. Came home Graduated with a Masters Degree in Business, got married and started my 2nd business. (my first being a window washing company.)
I would generate leads and customers by cold calling every morning and I would often times go out and knock doors to let people know about my service. It was a great time because I didnâ€™t know any better. Nothing is more powerful than a young, ambitious, naive entrepreneur. I was worth about 6 million but shortly thereafter I was broke. Lost it all at age 28. It was then I realized I had messed up and needed some more education, some better ideas and ultimately a better philosophy.
The next year I spent hours at Barnes and Noble. I read 150 business books, which gave me more skills and a better life philosophy. I launched a couple other companies, which one did about 4 million in just a couple of months. It was about that time when I came upon a Whiteboard Videos on Youtube.
100 trips to Best Buy and 3 weeks later we launched our First Whiteboard Video. Ydraw was born and shortly after Yinc Marketing. I now love speaking about online marketing especially video marketing. I get to work with companies like Ford, Google, Disney, Oracle etc. I want to help the audience learn and understand the power behind Video Marketing. After Ispeak I want that company to go home and generate sales, capture leads, enhance their brand and get in front of the right audience with video marketing.
I love educating and seeing other companies have the same success that we have had.
One of the key things for us at ITEXPO is the diversity of the audience. It's not just a reseller show, it's not just a service provider show, it's not just an enterprise show. We have an opportunity to meet with a very diverse goup and its also a good place to run into the mid-market.
Alan Percy Audiocodes
The event is very representative of modern day technology and the new state of the art. It's the people introducing the new things. It reminds me very much of the shows where we introduced the original Apple 2 computer. In those days, the computer shows were a little less professional but we'd go there and you'd see all the products from the different companies. You'd see the all components they're made from, you'd see applications, you'd see software, you'd see the people selling computers. It was a great fun thing and that's what you see here."
We have the opportunities to see all the important people in the industry. Whether it's on the analyst and press side or the customer side on the exhibit hall floor. We see everybody at these events.
Jeff Dworkin Sangoma
"It was absolutely amazing - this is one of the best shows ever. Every time I come here, every year I come here I feel like I learn a lot and the experience is amazing."