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Speaker Schedule

Steve Van Lare

VP Engineering, Anjuna

Anjuna

Steve Van Lare is Vice President of Engineering at Anjuna, leaders in confidential computing software. He has 30years of experience in enterprise software, most recently serving as Vice President of Engineering at AutomationAnywhere. Previously, Steve held VP roles at 41st Parameter, a leader in fraud detection, as well as Oracle and AgileSoftware. He earned his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

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Chelle Johnson

CEO & Founder, Best You Career Advantage

Best You Career Advantage

Chelle is a first-generation college graduate who grew up with limiting beliefs, fear, and dysfunction. Through faith, resilience, grit, and determination, she achieved executive leadership roles in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources at Fortune 50 companies including Comcast, Lockheed Martin, Quest Diagnostics and Honeywell. She has lived and worked in Asia and Latin America, acquired her MBA, and speaks Spanish and English. She now helps high achievers and diversity allies discover and amplify their strengths and purpose and realize abundance in their careers and lives.Chelle is a career ally, change maker, and positive mental fitness authority who helps people be their best. She loves guiding people to get crystal clear on who they are and what they want, and building the courage and confidence to achieve those personal and professional goals. She is known for coaching and advising people to listen to their inner wisdom, take risks, build their bravery and have the courage to seek and live their best lives.

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Chris Carr

Co-Founder, Black Land Ownership

Black Land Ownership

My work is intentionally disruptive and confrontational and does not meet racist or sexist ideology where it is. I believe in providing teams and individuals with the vocabulary and language necessary to have challenging conversations in a productive manner, reconcile conflict that arises and provide information around awareness of cultural biases as well as tools to mitigate bias. My work is not performative and its not a checklist of what to say in order to sound “woke”. I start by surveying the overall structure of a company and the specific companys culture in order to work in custom fashion with each institution, group or community. I stay away from generic templates and instead create a custom made analytical survey and a solution-based problem-solving protocol that is uniquely suited to the company, institution or groups needs.

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Eduardo Fonnegra

VP, Marekting, Bondex

Bondex

Eduardo is the VP of Marketing and Communications at Bondex. Eduardo has worked in various spaces such as AI, Real Estate, Crowdfunding, and Blockchain & Crypto for over 3+ years. With a working experience with crowdcreate.us, a big name in the crowdfunding space, has successfully raised over 133 million dollars for various projects in the blockchain space. He is passionate about culture, sales, recruiting, and all of the other subtle human elements of business. Eduardo loves leading teams and delights in creating sophisticated technology solutions with an eye on design and user experience.

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Erik Day

VP & General Manager, North America Small Business, Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies

Erik Day has been at Dell (now Dell Technologies) for 18 years. During this tenure, Erik has held multiple sales, merchandising, operations and marketing leadership roles both domestically and internationally. As Vice President of Small Business, Erik’s goal is to advocate for small business across the US and Canada and ensure they are receiving the IT necessary to help their businesses grow and thrive. He believes that Small Business is the growth engine of the global economy and that technology will help them achieve their goals. Just this year, Erik developed and launched Dell’s new Small Business Advisor marketing campaign that focuses on how Dell can be a virtual IT advisor for your small business (https://youtu.be/Z16nZiVKd-c ). In May 2018, Erik graduated with his Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where he also received his Bachelors in 1994. Erik is an avid tennis player and a die-hard collegiate (SMU, UT Austin, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, Northwestern) and Chicago Based (Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs) sports fan. He is heavily involved in advocating for workplace equality globally for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgendered employees of all sized corporations. He is the Global Executive Chair of the PRIDE (LGBTAQ) Employee Resource Group at Dell Technologies and on the Board of Directors for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates this year. He has also served on the board of various other organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, AIDS Services of Austin, Nashville Cares and The Austin Tennis Club. He loves spending time at home in Austin or on Lake Michigan with his husband Craig and their 2 Samoyeds, Chester and Chase.

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Mariana Danilovic

Managing Director , Infiom, LLC

Infiom, LLC

Mariana Founded and manages Infiom, a global consensus blockchain economy for creation of DeFi, NFTs, and Consensus Blockchain Ventures. Prior to Infiom, she was the Managing Director of BitAngels, the first crypto angel network formed in 2013 that invested in launch of Ethereum. She is an Advisor to SuperWorld, Open Therapeutics, Alysida Health, uPrime, and System9.Mariana was EVP Business Development for NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN) and Head of Business Development, Content Aggregation and Programming for MediaZone, a broadband video company launched and owned by NASPERS Internet (largest investor in Tencent). Mariana also founded and directed the Digital Media Incubator at KPMG LLP. Portfolio companies raised angel investments from Michael Jackson, Beny Alagem, Al Copeland, IdeaLab, David Gefen, Brian Singer, Bob Daly, Jeff Pollack of Handprint Entertainment and John Gee, Executive Director of NASA Ames Research Incubator, and VC funding from Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia, Intel, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Dell, Panasonic, and Chase Capital Partners.Mariana served on the New Media Board and serves on the International Committee of the Producers’ Guild of America and is a member of the Television Academy. Mariana served on the Board of the Tim Draper’s Zone Ventures Club and on the Mayor Riordan’s Digital Coast Roundtable.

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Amelia Paro

Channel Chief, Kaseya

Kaseya

Amelia Paro is an award-winning speaker and experienced sales professional with over ten years in the technology industry in B2B and B2C environments. Past sales experience includes IT hardware/software and IT consulting and services. Amelia brings a wealth of experience from managing and growing a successful MSP in AZ and working with clients across the US in the financial sector, non-profits and unions, and Fortune 500 retail organizations. She has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by MSPs and has extensive experience with the development of strategies for fast-tracking ROI after adopting a new technology solution. Amelia experienced great success during her years with her MSP and is passionate about seeing Partners gain the same success and profitability. partners around the globe. list pays tribute to the below-the-radar best and brightest who power the channel every day. Amelia then went on to receive the prestigious 2022 Channel Chief award given by CRN to influential leaders who, through their dedication, industry stature and advocacy, continue to shape the IT landscape with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships. When not traveling to one Channel event after another, Amelia spends her time hiking the beautiful Arizona mountains, spoiling her dogs, and advocating for Animal Rescues, in the fight to abolish animal abuse and neglect forever.

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May Mahboob

Co-founder, MDB Financials

MDB Financials

Co-Founder of MBD Financials: Photorealistic, Decentralized Metaverse Business District. A Decentralized District That Empowers Individuals To Create Their Own Financial Eco System. Entrepreneur, Executive Leader, Innovator, Visionary, and Creator. A disruptor of systemic barriers of poverty, inequality, and segregation. Providing accessibility of resources, opportunities, financial inclusion through the use of emerging technology such as digital finance, cryptocurrency, web 3, metaverse, blockchain, and financial literacy.

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Piroune Balachandran

Co-Founder, Nodestar

Nodestar

Piroune is a Co-Founder at NodeStar, a Web3 Strategy & Advisory firm helping Web2 Brands leverage innovative Web3 solutions and supporting Web3 Startups with strategy, operations, business development, and fundraising. A 2x Founder in the E-Commerce and Fashion-Tech space, Piroune has 6+ of consulting experience with Cornerstone Research (NYC), advising Fortune 500 companies, top law firms, and government organizations. Active in crypto since 2018, Piroune advises Web3 startups on product, strategy, operations, and business development. He also writes and publishes blockchain-related research and insights, and his work has been featured in online publications.

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Jeff Stollman

Chief Scientist, RMTM

RMTM

I develop solutions to difficult problems across a wide range of disciplines. Disciplines I work in include blockchain, sensors and robotics, business process engineering, federal business capture, strategic sourcing, cybersecurity, privacy and institutional change. In fact, it is the cross-fertilization that comes from this diversity, along with personal IP in the form of frameworks, processes and templates, that has prompted firms such as IBM, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Ford, and a wide array of federal agencies, including the Us Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community to retain me to solve some of their difficult problems. In the area of blockchain, I have developed enterprise tools for supply-chain integrity, scalable block validation to support millions of transactions per second, and a tool to prevent blockchain lock-in that also supports the Right to be Forgotten.

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David Silver

Partner, Silver Miller

Silver Miller

David is also recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America representing victims of crooked and abusive cryptocurrency exchanges and fraudsters acting under the guise of being blockchain technology start-up businesses, helping investors who have been exploited after investing in digital assets such as bitcoin, Ether, and multiple alternative cryptocurrencies. In 2015, David was named lead Class Counsel in the litigation against now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy, where he led the effort in recovering for the Court-certified class of Cryptsy customers settlements and judgments valued in excess of $100 million. With additional class/group action lawsuits against Coinbase, Kraken, BitConnect, and other cryptocurrency exchanges and alt-coin promoters, David continues his fight for individuals aggrieved by exploited members of the cryptocurrency community.

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Dr. Bryan Ritchie

CEO, SIMBA Chain

SIMBA Chain

Bryan Ritchie is the Chief Executive Office of Simba Chain, the API development platform to create decentralized and trustless apps to interface with smart contracts on multiple block chains. The company just raised its “A” round and is growing rapidly. More recently, Bryan was Notre Dame’s first vice president and associate provost for innovation, leading the University’s IDEA (Innovation, De-risking, and Enterprise Acceleration) Center, where he worked closely with deans, alumni, faculty, and students to commercialize intellectual property. Over 5 years he oversaw the formation of over 150 companies, was the general partner and chief investment officer for the Pit Road Fund, and was the founder of the IDEA Week entrepreneurship conference and celebration. Bryan has extensive experience in both industry and the academy. Before Notre Dame, he ran the venture capital firm GrowthSPORT. As president and CEO, he guided its investing activities, focusing primarily on seed-stage technology companies. He has formed multiple information technology companies of his own during his career and also held management positions with Century Software, Dayna Communications, IBM, Novell, IOMEGA, Megahertz, and 3Com. He has consulted for Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Seagate, Verizon, Givaudan, and over 100 other companies. Ritchie also spent four years directing technology commercialization at the University of Utah, first as associate vice president for technology venture development and then as associate vice president for research. He oversaw more than 200 new startups, more than $700 million in investment and grants, an average of 90 licenses per year, and 90+ patents per year. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and holds an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in political economy from Emory University. As a member of the faculty at Michigan State University, he rose from assistant to associate to full professor of political economy and was part of the core faculty of the Asian Studies Center. In addition, he served as director or co-director of two student entrepreneurship programs and as associate director for external strategy of the MSU BioEconomy Network, which coordinates the university’s initiatives to promote Michigan’s bioeconomy through research, policy and economic analysis, education, corporate and government collaborations, and commercialization. Fluent in Thai and conversant in several other Asian languages, Ritchie is the author of two books: Systemic Vulnerability and Sustainable Economic Growth: Skills and Upgrading in Southeast Asia and, with MSU’s Lindon Robison, Relationship Economics: The Social Capital Paradigm and its Application to Business, Politics, and Other Transactions.

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Agustin Barbara

Managing Partner, The Crypto Lawyers

The Crypto Lawyers

Agustin M. Barbara is a managing partner at The Crypto Lawyers and actively assists the firm in handling a wide range of cryptocurrency and blockchain related matters and disputes, including issues with leading cryptocurrency exchanges such as deposit and withdrawal restrictions, account suspensions and terminations, chargebacks, and frozen assets. Agustin also helps represent victims of cryptocurrency scams, thefts, and frauds, by vigorously investigating and pursuing perpetrators in order to recover funds and shut down these often criminal organizations.In addition, as a registered patent attorney, Agustins practice involves securing and enforcing intellectual property rights for high profile clients, representing NFT issuers, artists, and NFT platform operators from start to finish, including the prosecution and protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and related litigation.

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Angelica Zolnierowicz

Attorney, The Wagoner Firm PLLC

The Wagoner Firm PLLC

Angelica Zolnierowicz is a Complex Litigation Attorney, licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York, North Carolina, and Maryland. Early in her career, Ms. Zolnierowicz developed a deep understanding of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and white-collar matters. As a Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, she has spoken extensively about ways blockchain is becoming the method of choice for storing highly sensitive data and supply chain information, as crypto continues to change the face of commerce. Ms. Zolnierowicz received her LL.M in National Security Law with a Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, she was LL.M Editor of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy. Ms. Zolnierowicz was also selected to represent Georgetown, following clearance by the Department of Justice, to travel to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba to observe 9/11 military commission hearings. She was also the Deputy Director of Georgetown Law’s National Security Law Program. Ms. Zolnierowicz received her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. During her J.D. studies, Ms. Zolnierowicz received the competitive American Council for Polish Culture Scholarship to study international trade and business law at The Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Following the completion of this program, she was awarded a Certificate with distinction in Comparative and International Trade Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Zolnierowicz received a Master of Arts in International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, both from Boston University.

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Danny Jenkins

CEO, Threatlocker

Threatlocker

Danny Jenkins, CEO & Co-Founder of ThreatLocker, a cybersecurity firm providing zero-trust endpoint security, is a leading cybersecurity expert with over two decades of experience building and securing corporate networks, including roles on red and blue teams. He is dedicated to educating industry professionals about the latest cyber threats and frequently speaks on the topics of ransomware and zero trust.

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Lisa Faulkner

CMO, TNNS Pro

TNNS Pro

Lisa is our CMO and lead educator to sponsored athletes and organizations. She was a womens basketball player and coached for sixteen years prior to pivoting into the blockchain world. Now is part of the founding TNNS team that is democratizing sports and helping athletes leap into web 3.0.

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Jim Debald

Chief Revenue Officer, White Label Communications, LLC

Ravi Chamria

CEO, Zeeve





Moderator List

Jeff Dworkin (Moderator)

Managing Director, Cloud Voice Alliance

Cloud Voice Alliance

Jeffrey Dworkin is a proven B2B marketing executive with a strong track record of delivering growth through multiple environments, including electronic, social, and traditional marketing programs. By combining elements of both content and product marketing, carefully tracked and refined with a deep understanding of analytics, Jeff has created proven marketing initiatives that have driven double digit growth in web traffic, as well as substantially increased prospect acquisition and lead conversion. Most recently Jeff was the Director of Marketing for Sangoma Technologies where he led the selection and implementation of a Marketing Automation Platform, and used a variety methods including Content Marketing, SEO and SEM techniques to increase web traffic by over 55% and unique visits by over 70%. Relevancy of the website was increased by over 60%. This resulted in over 100,000 net new prospects, over 100% growth in Visitors, over 85% growth in prospects and 140% growth in Marketing Qualified Leads. Prior to Sangoma, Jeff was enterprise marketing manager with Dialogic. In that role, he was responsible for creating and managing the market strategy for Dialogic’s Open Source, Fax, Fax-Over-IP and IVVR Markets. Prior to Dialogic, Jeff held executive product management and business development positions with a number of technology firms, and was a founder of iFace.com, which was eventually acquired by Rare Medium (Nasdaq:RRRR). Jeff holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and started in the technology sector nearly 25 years ago as an IVR developer, and has an extensive background in technology, product management and marketing. He is a regular speaker on various communications topics, including TDM-to-IP Migration Strategies, Unified Communications and Microsoft Lync, Open Source Telephony, Business Enabled Communication Process and Interactive Voice Response System Design.

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Mostafa Razzak (Moderator)

CEO, JMR Connect

Zeus Kerravala (Moderator)

Principal Analyst, ZK Research

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