David Berlind | Chief Content Officer, Editorial Director, UBM Tech
David is responsible for guiding UBM Tech’s editorial and content strategy. He joined UBM Tech in January 2008 when his event production startup Mass Events Labs was acquired by UBM Tech’s parent company UBM.
David’s career in media started in 1991 when he joined Ziff-Davis’ PC Week to write technology reviews. After becoming the Director of PC Week’s testing lab, he moved over to ZD’s Windows Sources magazine as Editor-in-Chief and then to Computer Shopper as Editorial Director. In 1998, David joined ZDNet where he led the site’s family of business technology properties and eventually helped to lead CNET Networks’ (ZDNet’s parent company) push into new media such as blogging, podcasting, and, what he calls “near broadcast quality video on near YouTube economics.”
David has been quoted in most national newspapers including the New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News and he has made numerous appearances on television and radio including CNN, CNBC, Fox, the Charlie Rose Show, the BBC, and American Public Radio’s Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, NPR and CBS Radio.
Prior to his career in tech media, David spent eight years as a software developer, network engineer, and IT manager. He holds a Bachelors Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami and currently lives with his wife and three children in Massachusetts.
Andrew Conry-Murray | Editor, Network Computing
Andrew Conry-Murray is editor of Network Computing. He's covered information technology since 1999, with an emphasis on networking, management and security. As editor of Network Computing he leads the Web site's technology coverage and reports regularly on the major IT vendors. He works closely with a group of IT experts and practitioners who contribute to the site. He's also the author of the book "The Symantec Guide to Home Internet Security."
Barb Goldworm | President & Chief Analyst, FOCUS
Barb Goldworm is founder, president, and chief analyst of FOCUS, a research, analyst, and consulting firm focused on transformational technologies in virtualization, cloud computing, systems and storage. In addition to serving as Virtualization Track Chair for Interop, she also leads the Enterprise Cloud Summit Private Cloud and Desktop Transformation Workshops, as well as the Private Cloud Track and Workshop for CloudConnect. Barb has spent 30 years in various senior management, engineering, marketing, sales, and industry analyst positions with IBM, StorageTek, Novell, Enterprise Management Associates and multiple successful startups. A keynote speaker at hundreds of virtualization, cloud, datacenter and storage events, she has also been one of the top three rated speakers at Data Center Decisions and Storage Networking World. She also chaired the original Interop Storage Networking Track, and the Blade Systems Insight and Server Blade Summit events.
Barb has published extensively since the 1990s, writing regular expert columns for Network World, ComputerWorld, Tech Target and others, authoring hundreds of business and technical white papers, market research reports, user surveys, and articles, as well as the Wiley book "Blade Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs" available on Amazon.
Barb started with virtualization on mainframes in the 1970s, delivered the industry's first PC Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) Solution in the late 1980s, was a SAN thought leader in the 1990s, a blades and virtualization thought leader and book author in the 2000s, and now focuses on cloud, datacenter and desktop transformation.
Eric Hanselman | Research Director, 451 Research
Eric Hanselman is the Research Director of The 451 Group's Networks practice. He has an extensive hands-on understanding of a broad range of IT subject areas, having direct experience in the areas of networks, virtualization, security, and semiconductors. Eric helps The 451 Group's clients understand how market and technology trends may impact them, and how they can best capitalize on them.
For more than 20 years, Eric has worked with segment leaders in a spectrum of technologies, most recently as CTO of Leostream Corporation, a virtualization management provider. Prior to that, Eric delivered networking security solutions for IBM and Internet Security Systems. At Wellfleet/Bay Networks, Sitara Networks and NEC, he was involved in the introduction of many new technologies ranging from high-performance image analysis to rollouts for IPv6.
Eric is a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and he is a frequent speaker at leading industry events.
Eric Krapf | Co-Chair, Enterprise Connect and Editor, NoJitter.com
Eric Krapf is the Program Co-Chair of the Enterprise Connect events, helping to set program content and direction for the leading conference events in the enterprise IP-telephony/convergence/Unified Communications marketplace.
In addition, Krapf serves as editor & lead blogger for the website No Jitter, TechWeb's online community for news and analysis of the enterprise convergence/Unified Communications industry. He is also responsible for electronic content including webcasts and e-newsletters.
From 1996 to 2004, Krapf was managing editor of Business Communications Review magazine, and from 2004 to 2007, he was the magazine's editor. BCR was a highly respected journal of the business technology and communications industry.
Before coming to BCR, he was managing editor and senior editor of America's Network magazine, covering the public telecommunications industry. Prior to working in high-tech journalism, he was a reporter and editor at newspapers in Connecticut and Texas.
Craig Mathias | Principal, Farpoint Group
Craig J. Mathias is a Principal with Farpoint Group, a wireless and mobile advisory firm based in Ashland, MA. Founded in 1991, the company works with manufacturers, network operators, enterprises, and the financial community in technology assessment and analysis, strategy development, product specification and design, product marketing, program management, education and training, and the integration of emerging technologies into new and existing business operations, across a broad range of markets and applications. Craig is an internationally-recognized expert on wireless communications and mobile computing technologies, and has published numerous technical and overview articles on a wide variety of topics. He is a well-known and often-quoted industry analyst and frequent speaker at industry conferences and events, as well as Webcasts, Webinars, and podcasts. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the INTEROP conferences (Las Vegas and New York) and is the Chair of the Wireless and Mobility track. He serves as a monthly columnist for InformationWeek.com and the Enterprise Mobility Foundation (theemf.org), and ardent blogger ("Nearpoints") for networkworld.com. Craig holds an Sc.B. degree in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from Brown University.
John P. Pironti | CGEIT, CISA, CISM, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, President, IP Architects, LLC
John P. Pironti is the President of IP Architects, LLC. He has designed and implemented enterprise wide electronic business solutions, information security and risk management programs, business resiliency capabilities, and threat and vulnerability management solutions for key customers in a range of industries, including financial services, energy, government, hospitality, aerospace, media and entertainment, and information technology on a global scale. Mr. Pironti has a number of industry certifications including Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional and (ISSAP) and Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP). He is also a published author and writer, highly quoted and often interviewed by global media, and a frequent speaker on electronic business and security topics at domestic and international industry conferences.
Steve Wylie | General Manager, Cloud Connect
Steve Wylie is the General Manager and Conference Director for the Cloud Connect Conference produced by UBM Tech. Steve was formerly the General Manager of the Enterprise 2.0 conference, Mobile Business Expo, and co-chaired CMP's annual Interop conferences in Las Vegas and New York. Prior to running conferences, Steve managed CMP's renowned InteropNet, including a multi-vendor test lab geared to evaluate, improve and showcase early implementations of open-standard IT infrastructure technologies. Steve is based in San Francisco, California.