John Cowan, Co-founder and CEO – 6fusion
John is a 6fusion founder and co-inventor of 6fusion’s WAC algorithm. He is regarded as the company’s business model visionary. In addition to 6fusion’s day-to-day management responsibilities, John is responsible for the overall strategic vision and commercial direction of 6fusion. A 12-year veteran of business and product development within the IT and Telecommunications sectors, his tenure includes success creating new business during the period of telecommunications deregulation as well as developing and launching new technology products and services globally.
Reuven Cohen, Chief Technology Advocate – Citrix
Reuven is recognized as an early innovator and thought leader in cloud computing. He leads worldwide advocacy efforts for Citrix, with a particular focus on increasing the reach and influence of Citrix’s extensive portfolio of technology solutions used by more than 330,000 customers and 100 million end users across the globe.
A successful entrepreneur, Reuven founded Enomaly, which was among the first to develop a self-service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform in 2005, and acquired by Virtustream in 2012. Reuven also founded SpotCloud in 2011, the first commodity style cloud computing Spot Market.
NC Tech Talk Broadcasts Live from Outlook for IT 2015
Marc Montoro of NCTA hosted a special edition of NC Tech Talk, live from Outlook for IT 2015. The following guests stopped by to discuss the direction of the their own companies, as well as the NC tech sector.
Kent Winrich, Director of Broadband and Infrastructure Services – Fibrant
Winrich has over 20 years of experience designing and overseeing fiber networks. Most recently he was responsible for the complete European 100/10 gig fiber network for Hibernia Media, as well as managing other engineers around the world. During his tenure at Hibernia, he doubled the footprint of the optical and IP network. He also managed fiber optic projects such as the Sochi Winter Olympics where 14 High Definition video feeds, 124 channels of audio and 1 Gig of Ethernet were sent and received from Sochi. Other projects included the High Definition Feeds, over fiber, for the 2014 French Open; and 2014 Wimbledon tennis matches.
Wayne Ianuario, VP, Southeast Region – MAC Source Communications
Wayne Ianuario joined MAC Source team in 2012 as Vice President, Southeast. Wayne has twenty plus years of experience in Telecommunications and Information Technology. Wayne’s past experience included building and managing “New Business Structures” and “Sales Teams” for major companies, such as Michelin, IKON and Relational Technology Services. Wayne is now building and expanding new markets for MAC Source Communications in the Southeast. Wayne is a graduate of University of South Carolina with BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Marketing. In addition he has earned his MBA from University of South Carolina in Finance and Accounting.
Brian Cesca, Charlotte Region General Manager – DataChambers
Brian Cesca joined DataChambers in 2012 with more than 15 years of experience in information technology and business development. He previously was a partner and vice president of sales at Trust Technology Solutions and also sold technology services and solutions for Stanford Keene and Yoh IT. In addition to being a involved with the North Carolina Technology Association and CoreNet Carolinas, Mr. Cesca is also heavily active with Apparo, an organization providing technology expertise to nonprofits in the Charlotte area.
Simon Boardman, VP of Marketing – Eagle Creek Software Services
Simon has 29 years of experience in technology and services sales and marketing. Simon joined Eagle Creek in 2011, where he is responsible for the company’s marketing strategy and execution. Prior to this he co-founded and was CEO of Covente, a marketing services and outsourcing agency since 1993. He has worked in direct, channel sales and management at Miracle Software Products, and Data General Corp. Simon lives in Atlanta, GA, and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bradford in the UK.