Marc Malizia is co-founder and CTO of RKON Technologies, responsible for the company’s overall technical vision and strategy. Since he helped start the company in 1998, Malizia has played a key role in creating many of RKON Technologies’ products and professional service offerings, as well as building the company’s internal computing platform, which serves as the basis of the brand’s cloud and managed services portfolio.
Prior to RKON Technologies, Malizia was director of engineering at LAN Systems.
Malizia holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from University of Illinois and a master’s degree in telecommunications from DePaul University.
Roger Strukhoff has spent 25+ years in Silicon Valley and other technology regions. He was an Editorial Director and Publisher at IDG; served as Director, Global Publications at Tibco Software; and is co-founder of JavaOne and Cloud Expo. He founded the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research in Asia in 2011. He has been named one of the Top 50 IoT Thought Leaders in the World. He received his BA from Knox College, Certificate in Technical Writing from UC-Berkeley, and conducted MBA studies at Cal State-East Bay.
The SaasAddict Blog began in 2012 around the premise that SaaS (Software as a Service) will become the future and standard of the software and computing industry. That Future indeed materialized as SaaS is now King and shows no sign of backing up.
This is the third year SaaS Addict continues to cover the latest news and insights.
Nick Earle leads Cisco's global Cloud and Managed Services Sales and Go To Market (GTM) strategy. This includes responsibility for the creation of new software and services-based business models for the company's global channel partners, as well as connecting Cisco's largest service provider and end-user customers to Cisco's cloud portfolio.
Previously at Cisco, Earle led the Worldwide Services Field organization, during which time its revenue grew to more than $10 billion. He also has led the vision to deliver new business models, solutions, and strategic partnerships in the Global Enterprise Theatre. Prior to that, he was responsible for the European Services Sales business in 20 countries. Common to all...
Senior Vice President, Global Cloud and Managed Services Sales / Cisco
Scott is the Director of Consulting Services CGI. Scott’s role is focused on building solutions that augment and support the missions of US Federal Agencies. Scott has been an IT professional for more than 20 years. He has also worked as the Director Cloud Strategy at Lockheed Martin, Chairman IASA Board Of Education at International Association of Software Architects (IASA) and worked as the Senior Enterprise Architect at Microsoft. Scott's articles can periodically be seen on CloudTweaks as well as a number of other sites he has helped contribute to.
Director of Consulting Services / CGI
Richard currently is the Director of IT for OSG, an International IS/IT Company based out of Irving, Texas USA. With over thirty years of hands on experience, and 16 vendor certifications, he directs and/or assists many Fortune 500 companies in the direction of Cloud, Infrastructure and Migrations. He is a professional speaker and author of both Science and Non Fiction.
Gary is the co-founder of the first independent cloudware comparison website. With decades of experience in the technology industry, Gary is well-placed to discuss the pros and cons of the latest cloud-based applications to hit the market.
Tony Pagano, CEO and founder of StrataScape Technologies, has over 20 years of hands-on experience in diverse industries such as Education, Finance, Insurance, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and Cloud Services. Now with StrataScape Technologies, Tony evangelizes highly reliable and elegantly simple Cloud computing strategies and solutions; making Information Technology a tactical and disruptive advantage for their clients’ businesses. Further, he drives to add value to the cloud services being consumed – benefiting cloud service providers through establishment of an ecosystem which will enhance the cloud service and draw customers to it. Tony also believes in “networking for life,” and is always happy to facilitate an introduction or extend any assistance – so share your contact information!
Evelyn de Souza focuses on developing industry blueprints that accelerate secure cloud adoption for business as well as everyday living. She currently serves as the Chair of the newly formed Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) data governance and privacy working group. Evelyn was named to CloudNOW's Top 10 Women in Cloud Computing for 2014 and SVBJ’s 100 Women of Influence for 2015. Evelyn is the co-creator of Cloud Data Protection Cert, the industry's first blueprint for making data protection "business-consumable” and is currently working on a data protection heatmap that attempts to streamline the data privacy landscape.
Evelyn has recently been added to the CloudTweaks 12/12 Program where her valuable insight can be enjoyed, shared and discussed each month.
Evelyn de Souza
Security Consultant / Cisco
Mr. Johan Christenson is the CEO of City Network which is headquartered in Sweden. Mr. Christenson previously founded one of the leading hosting companies in Scandinavia and has spent more than 20 years in the industry. He went on to create City Network in 2002 and launched City Cloud in 2009 which then was one of the first public clouds in Europe. Today City Cloud is one of the leading public clouds and is fully built on OpenStack.
Vineet is the CEO and co-founder of Egnyte. Prior to Egnyte, Vineet founded and successfully built Valdero, a supply chain software solution provider, funded by KPCB, MDV and Trinity Ventures. He has held a rich variety of senior operational positions at companies like KPMG, Bechtel, etc. in the past. He has 20 years of experience in building capital-efficient and nimble organizations. Vineet earned a BS in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and received an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Daniel is a Manchester-born UK native who has abandoned cold and wet Northern Europe and currently lives on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. A former Financial Consultant, he now balances his time between writing articles for several industry-leading tech (CloudTweaks.com & MakeUseOf.com), sports, and travel sites and looking after his three dogs.