Frank Palumbo - Cisco at VeeamON
Frank Palumbo,
Cisco Highlights
Mark Russinovich - Microsoft at VeeamON
Mark Russinovich,
Microsoft Highlights
Bill Philbin - Hewlett-Packard at VeeamON
Bill Philbin,
HPE Highlights
Sanjay Poonen - VMware at VeeamON
Sanjay Poonen,
VMware Highlights

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VeeamON 2017 Speakers

Guest speakers

Sanjay Poonen
Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations, VMware
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Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013 and is responsible for worldwide sales, services, ecosystem and alliances, global marketing and communications, and cross-portfolio product marketing.

Previously, Poonen held the role of executive vice president and general manager for the end-user computing business unit at VMware. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, products, engineering, marketing and sales across all of VMware's end-user computing offerings.

Before VMware, Poonen was president and corporate officer of platform solutions and the mobile division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in product development and sales, including leading SAP’s analytics, big data, mobile and all industry business units, driving many solutions to industry-leading market positions.

Prior to SAP, Poonen held executive roles at Symantec, Veritas and Informatica. He began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft and then worked in the same position for Apple. Poonen holds two patents, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar. He has a master's degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Mark Russinovich
Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure
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Mark Russinovich is chief technology officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform.

A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Mark earned a doctorate in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Today, he remains the primary author of the Sysinternals tools and website, which include dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences, such as IP Expo, Microsoft Ignite and Build, and RSA Conference. He has also authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers “Zero Day,” “Trojan Horse” and “Rogue Code.”
Frank Palumbo
Senior Vice President Cisco Global Data Center & Virtualization Sales, Cisco
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As Senior Vice President of Global Data Center & Virtualization Sales at Cisco, Frank Palumbo is responsible for growing the company’s unified fabric data center architecture sales, while helping customers achieve positive business outcomes. The portfolio under Palumbo’s purview encompasses servers, security, switches, management and automation and multi-cloud orchestration solutions, storage networking, virtual networking and application networking.

Palumbo has been instrumental in creating Cisco’s data center business more than five years ago and growing it into the market leader that it is today. Prior to joining Cisco 20 years ago, Palumbo held a number of sales and marketing roles at Wang Laboratories.

Palumbo holds a degree in business administration from Rutgers University, and has a passion for marathons, triathlons, Giants and Yankees.

Bill Philbin
Senior Vice President and GM for Storage & Big Data Segment Solutions, Data Center Infrastructure Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Bill Philbin is the senior vice president and general manager for storage and big data segment solutions within HPE’s Data Center Infrastructure Group. Prior to this role, Bill was responsible for data protection, data retention and software-defined storage products.

He has over 30 years of high technology experience with P&L responsibility, managing engineering, services, marketing and business development functions.

Prior to joining HPE, Bill was senior vice president and general manager of core storage at NetApp. In this role, he was responsible for the complete storage systems portfolio. Before joining NetApp, he was vice president of product development at IBM. He has also had senior executive leadership positions at Telelogic and several pre-IPO and publicly held software companies.

Bill attended the University of Scranton, where he majored in computer science.

He is based in Denver.

General session speakers

Ratmir Timashev
Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Veeam Software
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Ratmir Timashev possesses a rare combination of proven business savvy, forward-looking technical knowledge and market vision. As Veeam® Software’s co-founder, Ratmir brings to bear more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience building, advising and investing in successful technology companies.

In 1997, he founded Aelita Software, provider of award-winning Windows Server systems management software. In 2004, Aelita was acquired by Quest Software, and after ensuring the successful continuation of Aelita’s products and strategy at Quest, Ratmir founded Veeam Software to provide similar systems management solutions for virtualized server infrastructures. Over the last decade, Ratmir’s vision and drive has seen Veeam grow into a $500 million company and the innovative provider of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™.

Ratmir earned a master’s degree in chemical physics from the Ohio State University in 1995. He continues to share his knowledge and ideas to fuel innovative IT solutions around the world.

Peter McKay
Co-CEO and President, Veeam Software
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As president, chief operating officer and member of the board of directors, Peter is responsible for the sales, sales operations, marketing, finance and human resources at Veeam®, and his charter is to drive the company’s accelerated growth into the enterprise.

Prior to Veeam, Peter held a number of senior leadership roles within VMware's Americas organization. He joined VMware as vice president sales, end-user computing, Americas. From this position, he was promoted to Americas chief operating officer, responsible for optimizing the alignment and integration of all go-to-market functions, then to senior vice president, Americas enterprise, and then ultimately to senior vice president and general manager, Americas.

Peter joined VMware through the acquisition of Desktone, where he was president and CEO from 2010 to October 2013. Prior to Desktone, Peter was president and CEO of two other successful venture-backed companies: Watchfire, a security solutions provider (acquired by IBM in 2007), from 2001 to July 2008 and eCredit (acquired by Internet Capital Group) from 1998 to 2001. He also served as executive-in-residence at Insight Venture Partners.

Paul Mattes
Vice President, Global Cloud Group, Veeam Software
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Paul Mattes currently leads Veeam’s® Global Cloud Group, which is responsible for accelerating the company’s strategic growth in Availability solutions, leveraging private, managed, hybrid and public clouds.

Paul has over 25 years of experience in a diverse set of disciplines, including enterprise sales / services leadership, strategic business consulting, software architecture and engineering, and data center operations. Through the years, he has worked across a wide range of industries, including health care, pharmaceutical research, financial services, retail and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Veeam, Paul was the general manager for cloud and enterprise sales for the Americas at Microsoft. His teams delivered advanced workload solutions for Azure, big data and analytics, the internet of things (IoT) and Azure Site Recovery. During his 13+ years at Microsoft, he held positions of increasing responsibility across the company in groups that included developer and platform evangelism, enterprise sales, industry solutions development and R&D.

Danny Allan
Vice President, Cloud & Alliance Strategy, Veeam Software
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Danny Allan is responsible for envisioning, designing and delivering cloud strategies and solutions. He works with service providers and strategic partners to assess and ensure long-term value opportunities. With 20 years of technology experience, he is passionate about solving customer problems and software innovation. Previously, Danny was CTO of Desktone, a software platform for service providers offering hosted desktops, which was acquired by VMware. Earlier in his career, Danny was director of security research at IBM and a member of the security architecture board, where he co-authored the IBM Secure Engineering Framework. He holds several software patents in the cloud and security field.
John Metzger
Vice President of Global Product Marketing, Veeam Software
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John Metzger, vice president of global product marketing at Veeam® Software, leads a dynamic team of product marketing, competitive and market research experts. Veeam’s Product Marketing team is responsible for the messaging, positioning and go-to-market strategy of Veeam's innovative and market-leading Availability Platform, in addition to leading the technical evangelism and marketing of Veeam’s alliance solutions. John has been with Veeam for five years. Before Veeam, John led product marketing for Sophos’ flagship anti-malware solution and was a product manager at America Online.
Rick Vanover
Director, Technical Product Marketing, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
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Twitter: @rickvanover 
Rick Vanover (Cisco Champion, Microsoft MVP, vExpert) is the director of technical product marketing and evangelism for Veeam® Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick’s IT experience includes system administration and IT management with virtualization as the central theme of his career recently.

Veeam technical experts

Alec King
VP, Product Management, Veeam Software
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Alec King is Vice President of Product Management at Veeam, driving R&D for enterprise management and orchestration. Before joining Veeam in 2008, Alec designed, developed and deployed systems management solutions for 15 years in both the private and public sector at companies like Siemens and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Alec’s experience in real-world IT operations provides him the foundation to build practical, scalable and innovative management solutions for Veeam.
Anthony Spiteri
Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
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Anthony Spiteri focuses on Veeam’s® service provider products and partners in his role as technical evangelist. He takes a key lead on contributions to the products associated with the cloud and service provider business. Since 2002, Anthony has worked as a hosting and cloud professional with leading service providers in Australia, helping to push the boundaries of virtualization and cloud. In roles that included lead architect, he was responsible for the technical and strategic direction of the providers’ platforms, as well as directing research and development efforts into new products, while also continuing to improve and evolve their platforms. Anthony is a six-time VMware vExpert, and his experience has included evangelistic roles at roadshows and events, presenting sessions and community talks on leading technologies. Anthony’s specialities include: vCloud Suite, specializing in vCloud Director and vSphere; network virtualization technologies working with VMware NSX; hyper converged technologies design and implementation; cloud management platforms and automation technologies; storage area network technologies design and implementation; backup and replication products. Anthony has a master’s degree in network and system administration (distinction) from Charles Sturt University.
Anton Gostev
VP of Product Management, Veeam Software
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Twitter: @gostev 
Anton is responsible for strategic planning and technical direction for Veeam® offerings. He is well known in the IT community for speaking at various conferences and leading the Veeam Community Forums - a popular virtualization and data protection board with tens of thousands of registered members. Anton’s IT background includes positions in software development (five years), software analysis and program management (five years), and in product management since 2008. The software products Anton has managed during his career have won over 70 major industry awards. Anton has also been awarded multiple patents, as well as the titles of VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management.
Clint Wyckoff
Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
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Twitter: @ClintWyckoff 
Clint Wyckoff is a global technical evangelist at Veeam® with a focus on all things Microsoft. He is an avid technologist and virtualization fanatic with more than a decade of enterprise data center architecture experience. Clint is an energetic and engaging speaker and places a large emphasis on solving the real-world challenges IT professionals face. Additionally, he is a 2x Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, a 2x VMware vExpert, as well as a Cisco Champion. Clint is also a Veeam Certified Engineer (VCME) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Jeff Crum
Director of Product Marketing, Veeam Software
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Twitter: @VirtualCrum 
Jeff Crum is director of product marketing at Veeam® Software, where he drives product messaging and positioning, while leading go-to-market strategy for Veeam’s product line. Jeff has over 20 years of IT storage, backup and data management experience across product marketing, product management and software development roles at various companies, including EMC, Veritas and ExaGrid, in addition to Veeam.
Luca Dell’Oca
Cloud Architect, Veeam Software
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Twitter: @dellock6 
At Veeam®, Luca works with the biggest service providers and telecommunication companies to help them use, at full potential, the Veeam technologies developed for cloud and service providers. Luca is the author of the Veeam Cloud Connect book and a multitude of technical resources related to service providers and cloud technologies.
Michael Cade
Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
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Twitter: @MichaelCade1 

Michael Cade is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam Software. Based in the UK, an IT Professional with over 14 years of industry experience with a key focus on Data Center technologies including Virtualization, Storage and Data Center. Michael is very active around the social media sphere blogging and tweeting relevant technical content. He has seen many different areas of how IT works, from the Helpdesk to the Datacenters. Michael is a member of several community programs including VMware vExpert, NetApp A-Team and Cisco Champions.

Michael is a member of several community programs, including VMware vExpert, NetApp A-Team and Cisco Champions.

Michael White
Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
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Twitter: @mwVme 
Michael White (vExpert, VMware VCAP6-DCV, Veeam® Certified Engineer) is a technical evangelist for Veeam Software. Michael is a popular blogger and speaker whose career started in professional services before focusing on virtualization. His main areas of expertise are VMware design and implementation, particularly around disaster recovery and business continuity.
Mike Resseler
Director of Product Management, Veeam Software
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Twitter: @MikeResseler 
Mike Resseler is director of product management for Veeam® Software. Before, he was working as an evangelist and presented on many occasions at large events such as MMS, TechEd, Ignite and many more. Mike has been awarded the MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2010 and has received the Hyper-V MVP since 2014. His major hobby is discussing and developing solid disaster recovery scenarios.