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Hear from the biggest players in the industry about the latest strategies in Cloud Data Management™. Learn how Veeam® plus our Alliance Partners can accelerate your journey to the cloud. These sessions and speakers will provide you with tips and tricks, as well as the power to design your data management strategy intelligently. Take a break from learning and connect with your peers to enjoy featured entertainment.

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Tripp Crosby
Entertainer & Comedian
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Tripp Crosby puts smiles on the faces of millions as a comedic host, inspirational speaker and content creator.

He’s most widely known as the director and taller half of Tripp and Tyler, a world-famous YouTube sketch comedy duo whose shorts have amassed over 60 million views and made headlines on some of the world’s largest publications, including the Today Show, the Late Show, CNN Headline News, the Huffington Post and Mashable. You might be familiar with their most popular sketch, “A Conference Call in Real Life,” which is arguably the most influential workplace comedy short in internet history. In 2016, Tripp directed and appeared with Tyler in four episodes of TruTV’s Late Night Snack, and they are currently developing their own unscripted travel-related television show. Most of their time is spent working on digital content campaigns for a number of major brands like Fuze Iced Tea, Ford Mustang, Constant Contact, GoDaddy and Zoom, just to name a few.

While many know Tripp as a performer, his career started and continues to flourish behind the camera as a director and founder of Green Tricycle Studios, a production company based in Atlanta, GA. In 2014, Tripp was selected by Saatchi and Saatchi as a member of the Cannes International Film Festival New Director Showcase, and since then, he has continued to direct impactful commercials and various forms of branded content for major brands, such as Fuze Iced Tea, Verizon, Ford Mustang, Canon, Constant Contact and GoDaddy. Currently, Tripp is passionately developing his feature-length movie while documenting the process online in hopes of inspiring others to pursue their own personal career dreams. While early in this process, Tripp has already been attracting entities looking to help him along the way, like Pinewood Studios and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

When given the opportunity, Tripp loves inspiring people to be happier, more productive and more present in their professional lives by helping them recognize what it is they really want and what might be in the way. Every year, Tripp speaks to and hosts events for hundreds of thousands of professionals. Through telling his own story of how early Hollywood success almost ruined his career, teaching basic principles of improv (like listening, risk-taking and avoidance of self-judgement) or simply adding levity to a room of serious people by telling jokes, Tripp Crosby is sure to inspire.

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Keith Urban
Artist, four-time Grammy Award winner and the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year
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2020 is set to be a groundbreaking year of music for the four-time GRAMMY Award winner and 2018 (CMA) and 2019 (ACM) Entertainer of the Year, Keith Urban. It’s already seen the release of a new single, “God Whispered Your Name” and “Polaroid,” an Australian and European radio track (available for stream-only in the United States). In addition, Urban has announced that September 18th will see the release of his 10th solo studio album THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1.

2019 brought to a conclusion a nearly two-year stretch that began with the #1 simultaneous debut (U.S., Canada and Australia) of his 9th solo studio album, Graffiti U and concluded his critically acclaimed “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR,” which played to more than a million fans in seven countries on three continents.

Graffiti U follows 2016’s RIPCORD, that featured five #1’s, including “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which won Best Single at the 2017 CMA Awards and Favorite Country Song at the American Music Awards, where he also collected trophies for Favorite Country Album and Favorite Male Country Artist. In addition, it featured his 24th #1 song, “Coming Home” (featuring Julia Michaels).

Urban has had an album simultaneously atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia twice and is the only male Country artist to have achieved the mark even once. He now stands at #8 on Billboard’s All-Time Country Airplay Chart as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (38) – a streak that started in August of 2000.

In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Urban with its Horizon Award; he’s one of only a handful to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year, which he’s captured twice. The 2015 CMA Awards brought Urban his third win for Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” featuring Eric Church. It marked the first time in history that an artist has received the award in three consecutive years.

Besides four Grammy Awards, Urban has won thirteen Country Music Association Awards, fifteen Academy of Country Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards and four American Music Awards. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Urban’s musical virtuosity and fluidity has led to collaborations with a diverse group of artists that include, among others; Alicia Keys, Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Mayer, Julia Michaels, Justin Timberlake, Miranda Lambert, Nile Rodgers, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones and Vince Gill.

He’s long supported numerous charities. His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised over $4.2 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and is a longtime supporter of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation.

Veeam speakers

William H. Largent
CEO and Chairman of the Board, Veeam Software
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William has been part of Veeam’s growth since its inception in 2006, and has more than 30 years of operations and leadership experience in growth companies. Prior to joining Veeam, he was CEO of Applied Innovation, Inc., a public company previously traded on the NASDAQ – National Market System. William also worked with other members of the Veeam executive team at Aelita Software where he was Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Prior to Aelita, William was CFO of Plug Power where he managed the company’s initial public offering with Goldman, Sachs & Co. as lead underwriter, raising more than $150 million in equity. His earlier career includes executive positions with Liebert Corporation, Metatec Corporation, and others. He began his career with Touche Ross & Co., now Deloitte.

Danny Allan
CTO and Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
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As Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Product Strategy, Danny is responsible for envisioning and communicating the Veeam vision for Cloud Data Management. He collaborates with enterprise customers and large service providers to assess and ensure long-term industry success. 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 multiple software patents in the cloud and security field.

Follow Danny Allan on Twitter @DannyAllan5 or @Veeam

Jim Kruger
Chief Marketing Officer, Veeam Software
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As Veeam’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Jim leads Veeam’s global marketing organization with. He has more than 25 years of experience in leading all facets of marketing. Previously, Jim was Senior Vice President of Product & Solution Marketing for Veeam and oversaw all aspects of product and alliance solutions marketing, plus competitive, research and sales acceleration. Prior to this, he was CMO at Intermedia, offering Unified Communications as a service to small businesses. He spent 16 years at Polycom in a variety of roles from Executive Vice President/CMO to leading product marketing and product management for the Voice division to Vice President/General Manager over a $200M business. Prior to Polycom, Jim served in several senior marketing roles with GTE (Verizon) wireless and Palm.
Jim has an MBA from California State University, East Bay, and a BA from University of California, Berkeley.

Anton Gostev
Senior Vice President, Product Management, Veeam Software
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Anton is responsible for strategic planning and technical direction for Veeam products. He is well-known in the virtualization community for leading Veeam Community Forums, which have over 23,000 registered members. Before joining Veeam, Anton spent over five years at Aelita Software (later acquired by Quest Software), where he was responsible for the program management of multiple enterprise Windows management solutions. Anton’s IT background includes various positions in software development (six years), software analysis and program management (six years), and now product management (six years and counting).

Follow Anton Gostev on Twitter @Gostev or @Veeam

Dustin Albertson
Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
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Dustin Albertson (VCAP-CIA, VMCE, AWS-TP) is the senior cloud solutions architect product management, alliances group at Veeam Software, based in South Carolina, USA. Dustin is an active member of the virtualization and service provider communities. Dustin’s career started in telecom before focusing on virtualization and cloud technologies. His main areas of expertise are VMware and networking with a strong focus on cloud service providers and public clouds.

Follow Dustin Albertson on Twitter @clouddizzle

Adam Bergh
Senior Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
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Adam Bergh is Veeam Software’s senior global alliance architect for NetApp and Healthcare Solutions. Adam is a 20-year IT industry veteran in the networking, engineering and data center fields. During this time, he emerged as a subject matter expert in enterprise storage, hybrid cloud and business continuity solutions, while working for one of the largest system integrators in North America. Adam’s passion for healthcare data availability is only matched by his passion for his family and the University of Wisconsin Badgers.

Follow Adam Bergh on Twitter @ajbergh

Karinne Bessette
Technologist, Veeam Software
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Karinne Bessette is a technologist at Veeam within the Product Strategy Team, based in the United States. Karinne has a strong technical background in network and security with certifications from Cisco for Security (CCNA) and Routing & Switching (CCNA), as well as CompTIA Network+ and Security +. She is well-versed in multiple operating systems, achieving Linux Professional Institutes Essentials and CompTIA A+ certifications. She has developed project management skills to self-manage tasks in a goal-oriented fashion, obtaining the Project+ from CompTIA. At Veeam, Karinne has worked as a customer support engineer supporting Veeam products. In her time at Veeam, she has written and updated documentation, completed VMCE certification, led a team as a technical senior and has pushed to obtain technical knowledge outside of the scope of her role.

Follow Karinne Bessette on Twitter @VeeamRin

Jonathan Butz
Healthcare Director, Veeam Software
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Before joining Veeam in 2018 to run the healthcare practice, Jonathan was a part-time CTO for hospitals in Philadelphia and the Bay Area, advocating platform and functional transformation with an emphasis on reducing cost, increasing capability and reducing complexity. Before that, he was a healthcare strategist and product manager for VMware. Jonathan is passionate about delivering value to healthcare and brings relevant experience serving providers, a strong business acumen and a deep technical background that covers the entire data center.

Jason Buffington
Vice President, Solutions Strategy, Veeam Software
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Jason Buffington is a vice president within the Product Strategy Team at Veeam. He has been in the data protection industry for over 30 years, working on a variety of backup, replication/failover and BC/DR solutions within data protection vendors and Microsoft. Prior to joining Veeam, Jason was the principal analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), covering many data protection vendors and providers in the IT industry. Outside of IT, Jason is an active volunteer leader in Scouting BSA. At Veeam, Jason focuses on accelerating the success of enterprise customers through Veeam's key Alliance Partnerships, as well as strategic special projects, evangelizing thought leadership at key industry events and communicating Veeam’s long-term vision and strategy.

Follow Jason Buffington on Twitter @JBuff

Michael Cade
Senior Global Technologist, Veeam Software
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Michael Cade is a senior global technologist for Veeam Software. Based in the UK, Michael is a dynamic speaker and experienced IT professional who meets with customers and partners around the world. As an active blogger and social media persona, Michael is influential throughout the industry. His expertise and advice are sought after on data center technologies, including virtualization and storage. Michael is a leading member of multiple technology organizations, including VMware vExpert, NetApp A-Team, Veeam Vanguards and Cisco Champions.

Follow Michael Cade on Twitter @MichaelCade1

Stephanie Dionne
Senior Product Marketing Manager VCSP, Veeam Software
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Stephanie Dionne is a senior product marketing manager at Veeam Software, joining the team in 2018 to lead the product marketing and go-to-market strategy for Veeam Cloud Connect, now evolving to Veeam’s Off-site Backup and DRaaS use cases. Her areas of focus include channel GTM, partner and sales enablement, and product launch support. Stephanie's IT experience spans 20 years, initially in tech support and IT administration (she can troubleshoot the heck out of Windows Vista), and is evolving into channel marketing leadership from the perspectives of both partner and vendor.

David Hill
Global Technologist, Veeam Software
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David is a global technologist working within Veeam’s product strategy group, developing the company’s multi-cloud strategy. Prior to joining Veeam, David was the lead evangelist at VMware in the public cloud business unit. Over the past 20 years, David has been a successful entrepreneur, architect and business consultant working with some of the top consultancies and businesses around the world. David is a regular contributor to the virtualization community, a vExpert since 2012 and a former Veeam Vanguard.

Joe Houghes
Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
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Joe Houghes is an Austin, Texas native and is currently a solutions architect with Veeam Software. He works to help others automate IT operations tasks and focus on higher-level functions. Joe challenges people to step outside their comfort zone and acquire new skills. He believes that everyone should work to share more and teach others. Joe volunteers as a co-leader for the Austin VMware and PowerShell User Groups, encouraging people to share their knowledge of technologies along with their unique perspective. He's also easy to spot by his big grin and the greeting of "Howdy y'all."

Follow Joe Houghes on Twitter @jhoughes

Alec King
Vice President, Product Management, Veeam Software
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Alec King is the vice president of product management in Veeam R&D, where he’s been designing and building products for enterprise and cloud for over 10 years. Before joining Veeam, Alec developed systems management solutions at companies like Siemens and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Alec’s experience in real-world enterprise IT operations provides him the foundation to build practical, scalable and innovative solutions for Veeam.

Dmitry Kniazev
Technical Analyst, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
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Dmitry Kniazev (or just DK) is a technical analyst on the Product Strategy Team at Veeam. One side of his work is community-oriented and involves running the Vanguard program, which is Veeam's top-tier influencer community. The other side is more technical and involves evangelizing Veeam's solutions and strategy, hosting technical sessions and webinars. DK is a Veeam Certified Engineer and a vExpert with a focus on agents, Linux and disaster recovery.

Follow Dmitry Kniazev on Twitter @vmdk_co

Dan Kogan
Vice President, Global Product and Solutions Marketing, Veeam Software
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Dan Kogan is the vice president of global product and solutions marketing at Veeam. In his role, Dan oversees the messaging, positioning, pricing, packaging and go-to-market strategies for all Veeam products, strategic technology alliances, cloud and service provider offerings and Veeam’s competitive intelligence. Prior to Veeam, Dan was the chief marketing officer at Azuqua, a leading SaaS-based application integration platform, where he led them from their Series B investment through a period of unprecedented growth that ultimately resulted in their successful sale to Okta. Dan was also senior director of product marketing at Tableau Software and held a variety of product marketing leadership roles across the U.S. and Asia in his nine-year career at Microsoft preceding Tableau. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts from the Business Leadership Program at the University of Puget Sound. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Caitlin, and two sons, Sam and Jack.

Follow Dan Kogan on Twitter @dankogan1

Andy Langsam
Senior Vice President of Public Cloud Solutions, Veeam Software
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As senior vice president of public cloud solutions, Andy joined Veeam in 2019 and is responsible for driving Veeam’s public cloud go-to-market strategy and execution. A seasoned senior executive with almost 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations, Andy has worked for large technology companies focused on the enterprise and more recently for VC backed growth companies focused on IT Infrastructure software solutions.

Before joining Veeam, Andy was COO of N2WS Inc, a VC backed fast-growing private company that focused on public cloud native backup solutions. Prior to N2WS, Andy was executive vice president of sales and operations at GFI/LogicNow, a leading RMM solution provider that was ultimately sold to Solarwinds in a $500M transaction. Additionally, Andy was COO of ScriptLogic the leading Desktop Management solution in the market at the time as well as vice president of sales at BMC Software. Andy began his career with IBM after earning a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Baylor University.

Shawn Lieu
Senior Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
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Shawn Lieu is a solutions architect with the Global Alliances Team at Veeam Software. He is based out of Atlanta, GA. His focus areas include virtualization and data protection technologies. Shawn is an active member of the virtualization community, where he is a member of the Cisco Champions.

Follow Shawn Lieu on Twitter @ShawnLieu

Petr Makarov
Product Analyst, Veeam Software
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Petr is a product analyst for product management global alliances at Veeam Software. Petr is responsible for all software and platform-specific integrations.

Melissa Palmer
Product Strategy Technologist, Veeam Software
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Melissa is a product strategy technologist at Veeam and an information technology infrastructure enthusiast with a focus on virtualization and emerging technologies. Melissa is a VMware Certified Design Expert and has designed and managed both small and very large enterprise VMware environments during her career. Melissa is very active in the technology community as the creative director of the Virtual Design Master Challenge and as a part of the vExpert, Cisco Champion and NetApp A-Team.

Follow Melissa Palmer on Twitter @vMiss33

Nikola Pejkova
Technical Analyst — Community Manager, Veeam Software
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Nikola Pejková is a technical analyst and community manager for the Vanguard program at Veeam, based in Prague, Czech Republic. Nikola’s experience includes account sales management in IT, product management related to cloud applications and internet of things, as well as project management from her previous positions in both worldwide companies and local start-ups. Within Veeam, she is an expert in influencer program management.

Follow Nikola Pejkova on Twitter @NikolaPejkova

Dave Russell
Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, Veeam Software
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Dave Russell is vice president, enterprise strategy at Veeam Software. Dave has nearly 30 years of experience in the backup/recovery and storage management industry as a developer (IBM), industry analyst (Gartner) and strategist (IBM and Veeam). At Veeam, Dave is responsible for driving strategic product and go-to-market programs, spearheading industry engagement and evangelizing Veeam’s vision for the enterprise at key events across the globe. Dave works closely with the Veeam executive leadership team to accelerate Veeam's growth in the enterprise.

Follow Dave Russell on Twitter @BackupDave or @Veeam

Tom Sightler
Vice President of Product Management, Veeam Software
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Tom Sightler is currently vice president of product management for Veeam Software with a specific focus on Veeam's enterprise feature set. In this role, Tom works with large customers around the globe to develop and prioritize features to meet these demanding customer requirements. Tom has been in the IT industry for over 30 years with prior roles involving infrastructure and enterprise application support for a number of global organizations.

Tim Smith
Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
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Tim Smith is a solutions architect at Veeam, focusing on emerging technologies. He works to help architect Veeam’s latest solutions into customers’ data centers. Tim is also a VMUG leader for Cincinnati, OH, as well as a blogger at tsmith.co, and he creates training videos at v101.tv. He enjoys connecting with the community and learning new technologies.

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Chris Spencer
Director of Product Marketing, Veeam Software
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Chris Spencer is the director of the Global Product Marketing Team for the Veeam Availability Suite product portfolio. He has two decades of enterprise cloud and software experience, including product marketing, product management and licensing. Chris received his Master of Business Administration from McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Anthony Spiteri
Senior Global Technologist, Veeam Software
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Anthony Spiteri is a global technologist, vExpert, VCIX-NV and VCAP-DCV working in the product strategy group at Veeam. He currently focuses on Veeam’s service provider products and partners. He previously held architectural lead roles at some of Australia's leading cloud providers. He is responsible for generating content, evangelism, collecting product feedback and presenting at events.

Follow Anthony Spiteri on Twitter @anthonyspiteri

Kirsten Stoner
Technical Analyst, Veeam Software
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Kirsten Stoner is a technical analyst on the Product Strategy Team at Veeam Software. Kirsten has specialization focused on technical community interaction in forums and events online and around the world. Kirsten holds the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) credential and specializes in Veeam’s backup and management products. Kirsten has an additional specialization in Veeam’s popular Community Edition, a free offering to the IT community.

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Rick Vanover
Senior Director, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
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Rick Vanover (Cisco Champion, VMware vExpert) is senior director of product strategy for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, OH. Rick’s experience includes system administration and IT management with virtualization, cloud and storage technologies being the central theme of his career recently.

Follow Rick Vanover on Twitter @RickVanover or @Veeam

Edwin Weijdema
Principal Security Architect EMEA, Veeam Software
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Edwin Weijdema is a principle solution architect at Veeam, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has over 25 years of experience designing, implementing and managing data center technologies for large companies. His areas of expertise include virtualization, networking and storage solutions. He knows what it takes to add business value to partners and customers. He is a veteran vExpert, Cisco Champion 2015 and holds several other certifications.

Follow Edwin Weijdema on Twitter @Viperian

Andrey Zhelezko
Technical Analyst, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
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Andrey Zhelezko is currently working as a technical product analyst on the Veeam Product Strategy Team and is a certified IT professional with over a decade of industry experience. Initially doing technical support for various solutions, including Veeam Backup & Replication, he has practical expertise, which helps him to speak the same language as Veeam community members. You can always find him presenting at different offline/online events, where he loves to solve the challenges associated with data protection. His motto is to help others realize the beauty and power of virtualization and cloud technologies.

Follow Andrey Zhelezko on Twitter @AndrewZhelezko

Kirill Zverev
Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Veeam Software
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Kirill Zverev is a senior global product marketing manager for Veeam Software, combining over five years of product marketing, content marketing and project management in the IT industry. Kirill is passionate about how data is shaping the world around us and strives to educate businesses on best-in-class solutions for data management and protection. Over the years, Kirill has developed strong knowledge across multiple marketing and technology areas, including virtualization, cloud computing, automation and BCDR.

Cody Ault
Senior Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
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Cody has been at Veeam for nine years, holding various roles, including technical lead for the US support team and is one of the national solution architects focusing on performance/scalability, security, monitoring/reporting and database.

Chris Arceneaux
Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
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Chris Arceneaux is a solutions architect working in the VCSP engineering group for Veeam Software with over 17 years of experience. While he began his career as a sys admin, focusing on networking, server administration and virtualization, Chris’ passion has always been automation. Chris is also an active member of the vCommunity as a VMUG Leader and vExpert and has achieved many CompTIA, Cisco, VMware and AWS certifications.

Billy Cashwell
Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Veeam Software
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Billy Cashwell has over 25 years of experience in the data protection industry. He has great experience in many roles, ranging from IT admin, technical support, sales and product management. Billy is extremely relationship focused and actively "works for the customer." He thrives on direct conversations and customer empathy.

Charles Clarke
Director, Solutions Architects North America, Veeam Software
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Charles Clarke is a 25-year veteran of the global IT industry and has been working with Microsoft and VMware technologies for the vast majority of that time. His experience with System Center stretches back to MOM and SMS (pre SCOM and SCCM) and now focuses on optimizing virtualized environments and ensuring organizations get the best from Veeam Cloud Data Management Platform. When he's not out cycling and playing guitar (not at the same time), Charles is director of solutions architects at Veeam Software North America.

Rasmus Haslund
Principal Technologist, Sales Acceleration – VMCE, Veeam Software
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Rasmus has been the driving force behind Veeam's certification program as well as being one of Veeam's certified instructors in various other vendors.

Neil Henderson
Senior Customer Support Engineer Tier 1, Veeam Software
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Neil Henderson is a senior customer support engineer, Tier 1 and Veeam Certified Architect working in Veeam support, who specializes in the deployment and configuration of Veeam Backup & Replication using best practices. In his current capacity, he utilizes his VMCA certification to educate customers and other support engineers on best practices to achieve the best results and experience with Veeam Backup & Replication. In the current landscape of all business, data is the most valuable asset, and Neil’s passion is aimed toward ensuring mission-critical data is secured and recoverable when it is needed most.

Neil has been working in the technology field for five years and has served in a wide variety of roles, including help desk, enterprise systems monitoring, application support and data center systems administration.

Rose Herden
Senior Inside Systems Engineer, Veeam Software
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Rose is an expert systems engineer, based in Sydney but working across the entire Australia and New Zealand region. She helps organizations large and small, across numerous industries, ensure their data is always available. She was integral in the launch of the official Veeam Certified Course in ANZ, training over 200 students across the Asia Pacific and North America region, culminating in being awarded Trainer of the Year in 2018. Rose is currently pursuing her degree in psychology with a minor in criminology. These additional skills have allowed her to gain a different insight into the technological world from the impact of disaster and trauma on individuals to theories of social behavior.

Timothy Hudson
Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
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Tim Hudson is a solutions architect at Veeam Software in the VCSP engineering group. He spent a decade in the service provider community of the Midwest before joining Veeam. His IT background contains a focus on virtualization, storage and network technologies. His certifications include VCP, VCAP, CCNA and AWS achievements.

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Vyacheslav Kuznetsov
Team Lead of Customer Support, Veeam Software
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Vyacheslav is a team leader of customer support, Tier 3 at Veeam Software. He has strong development skills and deep technical knowledge of Veeam products.

Michael Leworthy
Director, Product Marketing, Veeam Software
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Michael Leworthy focuses on assisting customers of all sizes with advancing their data center strategy, using the data protection solutions that Veeam offers. As a director on the Enterprise and Platform Global Marketing and Solutions Team, helping enterprise customers transform their business through Cloud Data Management and the Veeam Cloud Data Management Platform is his core focus. Prior to Veeam, he worked for Microsoft owning programs, including Azure Hybrid Cloud strategy and Azure management and security solutions.

Greg Loughmiller
Technical Enablement Engineer, Veeam Software
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Greg Loughmiller is Veeam Software’s technical enablement engineer for the NetApp Alliance based in Atlanta, Georgia. Greg is a 30-year IT veteran in engineering, enterprise architecture and data protection. During his career, Greg has had a focus on data protection strategies for both structured (databases) and un-structured data (NAS). Here at Veeam, Greg’s passion is to share the value of Veeam technology and how Veeam can solve data protection business problems. Outside of his professional life, Greg enjoys spending time with his family and following the Atlanta Braves, and he has officiated football for 31 years.

Travis Miller
Product Marketing Analyst, Veeam Software
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Travis Miller started his journey with Veeam in 2013 as a support engineer. Then, he moved on to an integrations specialist role in 2016, assisting customers with best practices and new deployment scenarios. In 2019, he joined the Global Product Marketing Team with a focus on Veeam Agents, Nutanix AHV and storage integrations. Travis holds the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification.

Sam Nicholls
Principal Product Manager, Veeam Software
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Sam Nicholls is a public cloud principal for global product marketing at Veeam, combining over 10 years of sales, alliance management and product marketing experience in the IT industry. Sam has developed a strong track record of success and knowledge across multiple markets and trends within today’s enterprise, including cloud computing, virtualization, hyper-converged infrastructure and data protection technologies.

Amanda O’Neill
Senior Manager of Channel Product Marketing, Veeam Software
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Amanda is an enthusiastic, results-oriented marketing professional with over 13 years of experience in the technology industry — focusing eight of those years on channel marketing. She has profound knowledge in content development, program and promotional management, and marketing communications. With experience working in both small and large organizations, Amanda has the unique ability to create groundbreaking marketing strategies out of complex situations, paving the way for selling success. Currently, she works on the Global Channel Marketing Team at Veeam, producing enablement materials that help partners successfully go-to-market with Veeam products and solutions.

Dmitry Popov
Product Manager, Veeam Software
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Dmitry is a senior analyst on the Veeam Product Management Team, mainly focused on Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows (successor of Veeam Endpoint Backup) and Veeam Backup & Replication’s epic features, such as agent management, tape support, Staged and Secure Restores, and others. Before joining Veeam, Dima spent more than 10 years in various IT roles working for Blackberry, Intermedia and Rusal.

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Jeff Reichard
Senior Director of Enterprise Strategy, Veeam Software
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Jeff Reichard is a senior director of enterprise strategy at Veeam. He has 25 years of experience in data protection/availability, business continuity and regulatory compliance solutions. His previous roles have ranged from building SAN and data backup solutions to systems engineering and engineering leadership, serving public sector and enterprise customers. He most recently led Commvault’s federal civilian systems engineering team. At Veeam, Jeff evangelizes Veeam’s vision for Cloud Data Management with customers and partners around the world.

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Dmitry Rybakov
QA Team Leader, Veeam Software
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Dmitry has been doing quality assurance for Veeam products for more than four years. He has been working on Veeam Availability Orchestrator since its inception and now leads the quality assurance team on the project. Before joining Veeam, Dmitry spent over six years being responsible for preparing disaster recovery solutions in different kinds of industries.

Dmitry Tischenko
Experienced Developer QA, Veeam Software
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Dima is a software developer with seven years of experience and has been working on Veeam Availability Orchestrator for three years since its first version. His main expertise in Veeam Availability Orchestrator lies in the mechanisms of automated recovery and what it does with the protected infrastructure in the case of a disaster.

Leah Troscianecki
Product Marketing Manager, Veeam Software
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Leah joined Veeam in 2014 as an early member of the Global VCSP group, a team dedicated to making Veeam a successful player in the cloud and managed services space. In her time at Veeam, she has helped launch and build demand for award-winning data protection solutions and purpose-built add-ons for service providers. With many live in-person and virtual Veeam events under her belt, she’s always excited to chat about what’s new, now and next for our Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners. She is also a proud alumna of The Ohio State University and enjoys cheering on their (American) football team on game-day Saturdays.

Edward Watson
Product Marketing Manager, Veeam Software
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Edward Watson is a global product marketing manager at Veeam Software. In his role, Edward leads the launch and adoption of Veeam’s cloud solutions with a focus on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Prior to Veeam, Edward worked at a global IT service provider where he helped bring numerous cloud offerings to market. With cloud weaved heavily throughout his career, Edward has a passion for communicating the value of the cloud and inspiring businesses to protect data wherever it resides.

Polina Vasilyeva
Product Management Analyst, Veeam Software
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Polina Vasilyeva is a product management analyst at Veeam. She has over a decade of industry experience with the main areas of interest in cloud and virtualization technologies. Her primary focus is on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to support its growth, development and enhancements.