CLOUD CHANNEL SUMMIT AGENDA

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  • 7:30-8:30

    Breakfast/Registration

  • 8:30-8:45

    Welcome/Introduction
    Jeff Kaplan

    To watch a video of opening remarks, click here.

  • 8:45-9:15

    Speed Networking, hosted by Rhianna Collier, VP SIIA – A great opportunity to quickly meet a large number of fellow attendees in a series of quick one-on-one meetings to kick off the Summit.

  • 9:15-9:30

    Industry Overview
    Jeff Kaplan

  • 9:30-10:00

    Kickoff Keynote – Where’s the Channel in the Cloud? A State of the Industry

    Tim FitzGerald, Vice President, DataCenter & Cloud Technology Solutions Practices, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas

    To download a PDF of this presentation, click here.

    To view the keynote video, click here.

  • 10:00-10:40
    Cloud Marketplace Panel – Forecasting New Market Opportunities for Cloud Channels
    Moderator: Jeff Kaplan
    Nima Badiey, Business Development, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal
    James Mumma, Executive Director, Comcast Business Services
    Dipan Patel, Executive Director, Cox Communications
    Jamie Perlman, Sr. Director of Business Development, Box
    Daniel Saks, President and CEO, AppDirect


    To watch the video of this session, click here.

  • 10:40-11:00

    Networking Break

  • 11:00-11:30
    Keynote – Redefining Channel Relationships in Today’s Cloud Ecosystems

    Ron Huddleston, Senior Vice President of ISVs and Channels, Salesforce.com

    To download a PDF of this presentation, click here.

    To watch the video of this session, click here.

  • 11:35-12:15

    Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Industry Roundtable – Cloud Partner Success Stories: What’s Working and What’s Not

    Moderator: Jeff Kaplan
    Feyzi Fatehi, CEO, Corent Technology
    Russell Hertzberg, Vice President Technology Solutions, SoftServe Inc.
    Kevin O’Brien, Senior Director, ISV/OEM Business Development, Oracle
    Chris Rimer, Global Head of Partner Business, Google Cloud Platform, Google Enterprise
    Colleen Smith, Vice President, SaaS/Cloud, Progress Software Corporation

    To watch the video of this session, click here.

  • 12:15-1:30

    UnConference Lunch Session, hosted by Katherine Hunt, Director CompTIA: Create the discussion topic of greatest interest to you and share ideas with your peers during this highly interactive, attendee-driven session.

  • 1:30-2:00

    One-on-One Executive Fireside Chat – Key Trends Reshaping Partner Relationships in the Cloud

    Dave O’Callaghan, SVP of Global Channels & Alliances, VMware

    To download a PDF of this presentation, click here.

    To watch the video of this session, click here.

  • 2:05-2:45

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Roundtable – Creating New Customer Opportunities via Cloud Partnerships

    Moderator: Andy Schroepfer, Founder & CEO, Big Cloud Sales
    Tom Halle, Sr. Director, Global Alliances, Savvis/CenturyLink
    Nikesh Kalra, Global Cloud Services, Equinix
    Brian Matsubara, Head of Global Technology Alliances, Amazon Web Services
    Sean McCaffery, Vice President of Channel Sales and Operations, ViaWest
    Sanjay Sharma, Director of Business Development, HP

    To watch the video of this session, click here.

  • 2:50-3:30

    SMB Market Roundtable – Capitalizing on New Channel Opportunities to Extend the Reach of Cloud Services

    Moderator: Katherine Hunt, Director of Communities, CompTIA
    Mike Desai, Senior Director, Global Business Development & Strategy, Ping Identity
    Matthew Kenneally, Vice President Strategic Alliances, CallidusCloud
    Eric Keosky-Smith, Development Director, InfusionSoft
    Adam Nelson, Head of Channel Sales and Partnerships, Dropbox
    Jonathan Sass, Category Manager, Cloud Services and Software, Spiceworks


    To watch the video of this session, click here.

  • 3:30-3:50

    Networking Break

  • 3:50-4:30

    Big Data Roundtable – Creating New Customer Value via Cloud BI/Integration Solutions  

    Moderator: Rhianna Collier, Vice President of the Software Division, Software and Information Industry Association
    Eileen Boerger, CEO, CorSource Technology Group
    Darren Cunningham, VP, Marketing, SnapLogic
    Scott Geffre, Vice President of Product Development, Informatica Cloud
    Sharon Gordon, VP, Alliances & Emerging Market Sales, Birst
    Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy, MuleSoft


    To watch the video of this session, click here.

  • 4:35-5:15
    Channel Industry Roundtable: What are Today’s Best Practices for Building Successful Cloud Partnerships?

    Moderator: Jeff Kaplan
    Kris Bliesner, CEO and Co-Founder, 2nd Watch, Inc.
    Nick Freund, Director of Business Development, BetterCloud
    Michael Gerardi, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales and Business Development, Aria Systems
    David Hoff, CTO and Co-founder, Cloud Sherpas
    Carlos Román, Director, Insight Cloud Programs, InsightCloud Solutions


    To watch the video of this session, click here.

  • 5:15-5:30

    Summit Wrap-Up

  • 5:30-7:00

    Reception