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Partner Sequoia Capital
As a partner, Carl focuses on infrastructure technologies, cloud and SaaS, and provides operating expertise to Sequoia’s portfolio companies. Previously, he was president and COO of VMware, where he helped grow the company from $31M in his first full year to $7B in revenue. Prior to that, Carl was vice president of North America Sales at Inktomi and also held sales leadership positions at 3Com, EMC and Lucent Technologies. He currently sits on the boards of Zoom, Cohesity, Snowflake, UiPath, Palo Alto Networks and Workday.
Rock Climber & Star of the Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo
Alex achieved his lifelong dream when he scaled the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park—without a rope. His amazing, free-solo feat was captured in the award-winning documentary film, Free Solo. Alex has been profiled by 60 Minutes and The New York Times, and was featured on the cover of National Geographic. He founded an environmental non-profit called the Honnold Foundation, maintains a simple existence living out of his van, and travels the world in search of the next great vertical adventure.
Executive Vice President, Global Cloud
As a member of the executive team, Nimesh is responsible for the overall strategic direction, sales growth and business development of Ingram Micro’s global cloud business. He oversees the design and implementation of harmonized global business practices throughout the organization and he architects world-class solutions to meet diverse customer needs. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Tech Data Europe.
Senior Vice President, Global Cloud
Renée leads Ingram Micro’s global cloud go-to-market organization and is responsible for the division’s organizational management, as well as its strategic direction, sales growth, marketing and business development activities. With more than 25 years of business unit leadership experience, she’s a driving force behind identifying and cultivating new opportunities in cloud computing for the company.
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President
David is responsible for all technology development, IT and datacenter operations, vendor recruiting and onboarding, product management and product marketing. He’s a hands-on technology and market development leader with nearly 30 years of experience at international companies. Prior to joining Ingram Micro, he served as CEO and CTO of Ensim Corporation, which was acquired by Ingram Micro in 2016.
IBM Global Business Partners
Dorothy leads the North America channel and is known for her experience and skill in growing a cloud-native channel. Prior to that, she spearheaded the development of Amazon Web Services’ global channel program. Dorothy created and launched the AWS reseller program, which saw a 110% growth in revenue, and was a driving force in helping AWS’s channel ranks skyrocket to tens of thousands of global consulting partners.
Ingram Micro France
Sophie leads Ingram Micro France in delivering significant overall growth in the past years. She’s largely responsible for the company’s positive transformation that resulted from placing a greater emphasis on operational excellence.
Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner Group
Gavriella leads global recruitment, enablement and engagement of Microsoft’s fast-growing partner ecosystem. This global portfolio of channel partners has influenced over $1 trillion in ecosystem revenues at Microsoft. As a C-Level executive and thought-leader with over 20 years of leadership in digital and cloud transformation roles, she focuses on driving digital transformation for partners and customers.
Chief Growth Officer
Scott has been a key member of the MassChallenge team since 2010. As the chief growth officer, he oversees new program development, geographic expansion and all MassChallenge activity in North America. Previously, he served as senior director of partnerships and helped secure over $14M in commitments. He’s a strong advocate for entrepreneurial ecosystems and designs programs and activities with an “entrepreneur-first” mentality.
Jon is the founder of Bore No More, an idea lab for increasing personal and employee engagement. He’s authored several books and was named one of the “Top 40 business professionals under the age of 40” by American Business Journals. For over 15 years, Jon has delivered funny, fast-paced presentations that draw on his experience as a corporate executive, social experimenter, professional comedy magician, author, thought leader and engagement expert.
Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor Morgan Stanley
Carla is responsible for the structuring, marketing, and execution of public and private equity financings at Morgan Stanley. Fortune magazine named her among the 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America, while Black Enterprise named her as one of the Top 50 African Americans on Wall Street. She is also an accomplished author of Expect to Win, a successful gospel recording artist and a popular motivational speaker.
President, Western Region
Converge Technology Partners
Cindy oversees the integration and sales enablement efforts across Converge’s sister organizations: Corus360, Blue Chip Tek and Key Information Systems. Previously, she founded the Denver office of Corus360, growing it to 25-people strong over a 5-year period. In 2017, Cindy was recognized as the Denver-Woman of the Year by Boulder County.
Chief Financial Officer
Ingram Micro Inc.
Gina leads Ingram Micro’s global finance organization, where she’s responsible for financial planning and analysis, financial operations, controllership, internal audit, tax, treasury and risk management, investor relations and global business processes. With more than 20 years of finance experience, Gina was named one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council.
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
As a key member of VMWare’s executive leadership team, Robin is responsible for leading all aspects of the global marketing organization, including corporate marketing, partner, segment and field marketing. Drawing on her 25+ years of marketing experience in the enterprise software and services sector, Matlock plays a key role in positioning VMWare as a market leader in mobile cloud.
General Manager Red Hat Synergy,
IBM Hybrid Cloud
Steve leverages the full power of Red Hat Synergy and IBM Hybrid Cloud to provide leadership and guidance as both companies come together during the current process of acquisition. Prior to this, Steve served as the general manager for IBM Cloud Labs in IBM Hybrid Cloud, where his mission was to ensure the success of their clients’ cloud journey with IBM Cloud technologies.
Chief Executive Officer
Siobhan oversees global operations at MassChallenge while supporting the organization’s future expansion. Prior to that, she served as chief growth officer at the Grommet, where she was responsible for the wholesale business and programs that supported entrepreneur growth. Before that, she was a founding member of C Space, where she managed the global rebrand and drove revenue to $100 million.
Global Head of IoT
Ben is responsible for the overall strategy, solution development and execution of IoT across Ingram Micro. He’s in charge of strategic initiatives with Ingram Micro’s parent company, HNA Group, and he works with country leaders on local execution and go-to-market. Prior to this, Ben served as director of special projects for the office of the CEO, where he advised on key strategic initiatives and was involved in numerous key M&A transactions.
Chief Strategy Officer
Anuj drives Cisco’s overall strategic direction and is responsible for Cisco’s Strategic Alliances, focusing on co-developments with partners around key markets. He also sits on the review board for Cisco Investments and helps guide the company’s efforts with startups and the global venture community.
Amazon Web Services
Sandy leads the Web Services business unit within Amazon.com, and is one of the leading pioneers in the digital business revolution. Forbes named her one of their 2016 Digital Influencers, and she’s generally recognized as one of the most powerful and influential women in technology. She’s also an international speaker and the author of three best-selling books.
Peter is an engineering executive and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, where he focuses on enterprise investing. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix, where he was responsible for revenue, product management, business development and strategic direction.
Principal Director of Engineering
Sean is an executive leader in AI, platform engineering and business management. He began his career when he was recruited into Microsoft’s Developer Division straight out of undergrad. Prior to his current role, he earned a Technical Emmy Award for helping make Windows XP and Windows Media platforms the #1 most used music and entertainment platform. He also served as the senior director for Xbox and was responsible for delivering over 10x revenue growth in under five years through a mix of business strategy, product design, and engineering of entertainment experiences.
Chief of Staff, SoftwareONE
As the Chief of Staff for SoftwareONE’s North American organization, Shelly has an ever changing role. Currently this includes leading sales markets, driving sales enablement initiatives, managing special projects and overseeing key publisher relationships. In addition, as a champion of diversity initiatives, Shelly serves as an executive member of SoftwareONE’s “Women in Technology” Board that she helped launch two years ago with a great group of women from across their organization.
Shelly is an IT industry veteran with over 25 years of business experience within both the distribution and reseller space. A versatile leader, she has held executive level positions in procurement, marketing, sales, product management, operations and M&A. Before joining SoftwareONE, Shelly worked for a number of F500 companies including Avnet, Insight and Microage/Pinacor and has lead teams of over 400 employees.
Shelly holds three Bachelor’s degrees from Minnesota State, Mankato, and is the proud mother of 3 children.
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