Razor’s Edge is your chance to cut through the complexity and shape YOUR digital transformation. There will be overview sessions of the most current offerings in software, hardware, and technology services. You’ll have a chance to talk directly with representatives from the leading technology and software suppliers as well as Razor Subject Matter Experts.
Get a head start on your 2020 IT planning and take a deep dive into the major issues facing tech-empowered companies today, including: cybersecurity, digital transformation and strategy,
infrastructure upgrades, network and system administration, software as a service (SaaS), enterprise resource planning applications, data protection, and cloud services.
Spots are filling up fast, so don’t delay. Just like in the world of information technology, every second counts! Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches.
The Future Hunters
Erica is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She evaluates emerging social, technological, economic, political, demographic and environmental trends – and identifies the strategic implications (the “So what?”) of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and public sector clients. Erica’s ability to connect-the-dots, spot patterns, think critically and analytically, and translate that into actionable strategies is what has made her an invaluable asset to clients.
Erica frequently speaks to a wide range of global audiences about trends that are shaping the landscape today. She has also authored numerous articles and industry white papers on cutting-edge, future-focused topics. Erica is recognized in the industry as having a unique, innovative and fresh perspective.
Seth Joyner was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 8th round of the 1986 NFL Draft.
Joyner's unique combination of strength and quickness allowed him to excel in all defensive statistical categories and propelled him to three Pro Bowl accolades; being selected in 1991, 1993, and 1994.
He was named 1991 NFL Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated. He was a member of the Super Bowl XXXIII Champion Denver Broncos in 1999, which turned out to be his last game.
Ray White is the WW Artificial Intelligence Leader under the Cisco Systems Alliance and Deputy CTO, Office of Technology and Strategy in the Americas at NetApp Inc. With revenues of $6.15 billion in 2018 and 10,000 employees worldwide, NetApp is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, NetApp accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Ray has 21+ years of industry experience in information technology software, hardware and sales and services. Ray has been working with NetApp since 2005, Ray has achieved the highest levels of consistent performance throughout his tenure in both sales and technical leadership.
Prior to NetApp Ray was a leader and engineer at major service provider, Road Runner during the internet boom, Ray is an expert in Cyber security, advanced networking, software development and all things Artificial Intelligence.
Regional Partner Cybersecurity Specialist - Cisco
Aaron Zaccaria is a Cybersecurity Partner Account Manager (CyPAM), managing the development and growth of strategic Cisco partners such as Razor throughout New York City and New Jersey. With an extended team of security engineers and sales specialists, Aaron guides the partner community in building their proficiency around the Cisco security portfolio. Focused on driving partner mindshare around Cisco security and evangelizing cybersecurity in the channel, Aaron helps partners realize their vision of a comprehensive cybersecurity practice, driving channels sales teams toward technical proficiency and accelerated growth, and helping channel leadership to deliver exceptional outcomes to their customers.
Verizon Solutions Architect
Jonathan is the Channel Solutions Architect for the Verizon Mobility CoSell program responsible for sales education, solution development and technical execution for the Tier 1 VADs. He also supports the technical sales efforts of the Elite VARs for the Verizon Mobiility CoSell program.
Jonathan is a veteran with Verizon who started in 2002. He has held multiple positions within the company including: Verizon owned Retail Communication stores, B2B and 5 years in Verizon Enterprise Solutions group supporting Retail, Hospitality and Automotive/Manufacturing verticals.
Jonathan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.
He is an Army veteran. He resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and his three rescue dogs.
Verizon National Channel Manager
Irene is the Nat’l Channel Manager for the Verizon Mobility Business Agent Program responsible for sales, strategy, execution and the client relationship. Her goal is to mutually maximize growth and profitability by leveraging the unique distribution and capabilities of our partner ecosystem and as a result, be the recognized Market Leader amongst the space in which we serve.
Irene is a veteran with Verizon who started her career in 1988. Irene has held multiple leadership positions throughout the years including Director for Verizon’s largest Distribution channels including: Company owned Communication stores, Indirect National Retail and Agent Distribution. Additionally, Irene spent 6 years with Verizon Enterprise Solutions leading one of the largest vertical sales teams in the Media & Entertainment space responsible for Voice, Data, Security, Cloud & Professional Services to the tune of $100M in annual sales.
Irene is a people person who cares greatly about delivering best possible outcomes to all she comes in contact with. Irene loves to travel, is fluent in both English & Greek and cherishes quality time with her family & friends.
Irene holds a Business Administration degree in Economics from Montclair University and lives in Belmar, NJ
President and Co-Founder, Layer 8 Security
Kevin Hyde is an expert in establishing cybersecurity operations and programs for private industry and the intelligence community. He is the President and Co-Founder of Layer 8 Security.
In his 20 years of service to the Marine Corps, he served at the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, and around the globe. He was responsible for creating and deploying cyber maturity models and training pipelines for small, allied nations.
Kevin utilizes his former experience as a spokesman for the Marine Corps by being featured on television news programs, and in multiple print and web publications such as Modern Healthcare, Business Journals, CSO Magazine, and on Executive Leaders Radio.
Kevin was honored as one of Philadelphia’s top Veterans of Influence, by the Philadelphia Business Journal in July 2016. He is on the Executive Board of Folds of Honor, an organization that provides scholarships for children and spouses of fallen service members. Additionally, Kevin serves as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer for local universities.
Managing Partner, BVP
Nick Robak is our Managing Partner, leading BridgeView Partners’ strategy, business development and delivery efforts. Nick is an accomplished Business Technology Executive with 20 years of experience understanding the challenges IT leaders face and the corresponding business pressures to drive efficiencies. He has effectively leveraged organizational design, strategic partnerships, and operational best practices to establish high performing cultures and services of notable business value.
In his prior role of VP of IT Technology Operations at Independence Blue Cross, he transformed the IT Infrastructure to a best-in-class operating environment. The results strengthened and improved systems performance, scaled platforms for business growth and lowered operating costs to allow for more innovative business investment and solutions. Other roles include Chief Technology Officer at DecisionOne, Senior Director of eBusiness at Visalign, and Senior Director Infrastructure Support Services at Advanta Corp.
North East Territory Account Manager - StorageCraft
Paul Sorge is part of StorageCraft channel sales team in the Mid-Atlantic geography. Paul brings 35 years of experience in IT infrastructures and architectures. Prior to joining StorageCraft, Paul spent many years with Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Molex as an Account Manager in the Northeast where he was responsible for generating new business opportunities for both end-user and channel partner customers. At Cisco Systems in New York City as a Commercial Account Manager, Paul led many data center client transitions around fiber channel over ethernet, hyper convergence, and 10/40GbE migrations and conversions.
Solutions Consultant - OpsRamp
After graduating from California Polytechnic University in Computer Engineering, Michael relocated to Washington D.C. to work with the federal government. There he spent the next 15 years working across both the public and private sectors in various IT roles as a trusted advisor to IT executives.
Sr. Partner Development Manager - Microsoft
Mr. Gharun Hester has been with Microsoft for 12+ years, currently working within the One Commercial Partner organization. His career has been focused on driving solution sales and partnerships, serving both Commercial and Public Sector markets. He is passionate about digital transformation and emerging technologies within AI.
Mr. Hester is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration. While at Georgetown, he also earned a minor in Theology and was a multi-sport letter winner in football and basketball.
Mr. Hester lives in Vienna, Virginia and is a native of the Washington, D.C. area.
Healthcare Master Solution Architect - HPE
Duane Fafard has worked in the IT field for over 20 years and has earned a Bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems.
Prior to working for HPE, Duane worked for a Healthcare integrator for 10 years and in that time he managed the Certification Lab where he did performance testing on multi-vendor storage arrays and servers. He is passionate about implementing technology solutions that are designed to meet the Healthcare needs of the communities where each health system serves. During his 9 years at HPE, Duane has worked closely with Agfa HealthCare, Epic, MEDITECH and other ISVs to develop, test, and certified solutions. Duane routinely speaks at national conferences and executive briefings to give insight on how the HPE solutions interact with the ISVs software and how HPE collaborates with the different ISVs. Duane lives south of Boston with his wife and two boys, where they enjoy scouting and walks along the Atlantic shoreline.
Channel Manager - Chorus Communications
As an industry veteran with over 24 years in Technology and Telecommunications, Amy Servis has a comprehensive history of successes in building strategic partnerships and delivering customized solutions for clients to increase their productivity. Amy's passion for service and support has helped her create long-standing relationships in all verticals, including Non-Profits, Government Agencies, and Healthcare.
Employed with Chorus Communications since April 2020, Chorus Communications is an award winning Technology Consulting Firm that has build an unmatched reputation with its sales partners, suppliers, and customers. Founded in 1995, Chorus is highly regarded as a progressive Master aGency known for its top-level knowledge, support and tools. Chorus offers an extensive and sophisticated portfolio of cutting-edge products and services designed to meet today’s ever-evolving world of technology. The experts at Chorus provide knowledgeable vendor and solution recommendations that are crucial to a business’s success. Chorus is the source for Everything Technology.
How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamic s change? Find out from those leading the charge.
Now is your chance to cut through the complexity and shape YOUR digital transformation. There will be overview sessions of the most current offerings in software, hardware, and technology services. You’ll have a chance to talk directly with representatives from the leading technology and software suppliers as well as Razor Subject Matter Experts.