2016 Stratus Award for Cloud Computing Judges
High Tech executive with over 20 years of experience in startup companies, leading growth and scale for startups.
A marketing communications veteran, Jason Klein has nearly 20 years of experience helping leading brands generate demand for their products and services in a competitive marketplace. Since joining StrongView in 2006, Klein has played a key role in managing a wide range of successful marketing and corporate communications programs that have been instrumental in driving awareness and adoption of StrongView's suite of cross-channel email marketing solutions.
As Chief Marketing Officer, George is responsible for all worldwide outbound marketing activities at TouchCommerce. In that role, he oversees all corporate marketing, customer marketing, demand generation, product marketing, public and industry relations. George has over 25 years of progressive experience in the computer industry, and has demonstrated a proven business expertise in marketing and strategic partnerships for various sized companies in high technology and services areas, in both the domestic and international markets.
Ron leads WebDAM’s global marketing efforts and constantly develops and builds the company’s strategy and brand to foster rapid growth. A Silicon Valley veteran, Ron brings a sharp focus on hyper-active growth with creative, data-driven strategies to WebDAM. He has more than 15 years of leadership experience in B2B technology marketing, creative workflows, enterprise technology deployment and SaaS enterprise sales. Throughout his career, Ron has been instrumental in facilitating exponential revenue growth, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships at leading technology firms in the Valley.
Nathan W. Burke is the Vice President of Marketing at Boston-area startup MineralTree, and he advises early stage startup companies in Marketing strategy. He is the organizer of the Boston Startup Marketing Meetup, and regularly writes about the intersection of Marketing and Technology.
With a background in academia and broad experience in Asia and Europe, Roberta is Director of Marketing at Docebo, a world’s Top 10 ranked SaaS elearning solutions provider (top 3 in B2B!) and one of the fastest growing learning technology companies in the market. With Roberta heading Docebo's marketing team, Docebo dramatically increased revenues in North America and, at the beginning of 2015, raised $3M in growth equity from Klass Capital to accelerate the growth of its SaaS enterprise elearning platform.
Adam Stern, founder and CEO of Infinitely Virtual, is an entrepreneur who saw the value of virtualization and cloud computing some six years ago. Stern’s company helps businesses move from obsolete hardware investments to an IaaS [Infrastructure as a Service] cloud platform, providing them the flexibility and scalability to transition select data operations from in-house to the cloud.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma of Management. She has had her own business for 13 years, and has spent many years living and travelling around the world experiencing first hand different approaches to business excellence. She speaks several Asian languages (rudimentary) and have a greater cultural awareness than most.
With well over two decades of experience pushing the limits of technology, Tim Prendergast, Co-Founder & CEO of Evident.io set out to create the first "next-generation" security company, Evident.io, focused solely on programmatic infrastructures (cloud). Tim co-founded Evident.io to help others avoid the pain he endured when helping Adobe adopt the cloud at a massive level. Tim’s prior experience includes leading technology teams at Adobe, Ingenuity, Ticketmaster, and McAfee. He holds over 15 years of security experience.
AJ Shankar is the founder and CEO of Everlaw, where he leads a team that is building the world’s most advanced litigation platform, beginning with ediscovery. Prior to Everlaw, AJ co-founded Modista, a company that made shopping for apparel more intuitive. AJ has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an A.B. in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from Harvard University.
Nikolett is a strategic, collaborative team leader with 14 years expertise conceptualizing and implementing world-class global programs. She thrives on managing multiple, complex projects and leading high performing teams. She has proven success in leveraging public relations and communications to increase brand visibility and drive sales for clients.
Spencer Kollas is a recognized industry leader in email deliverability and subscriber engagement. For more than a decade, Kollas has worked with the world’s foremost email marketers to help them connect with their customers and increase the return on investment (ROI) of their email marketing initiatives.
As Vice President of Global Deliverability Services, Kollas is responsible for the product development and innovation road map of Experian Marketing Services’ email deliverability services in more than 30 countries around the world.
Douglas Clark is chief executive officer of Métier. As one of the founders, Mr. Clark is responsible for Métier’s leadership, corporate vision and strategic plan. Mr. Clark brings over 25 years of technology and management experience to his role as the leader of Métier, which has been recognized as one of the most innovative companies in America today.
Mr. Clark received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco. He is a well-known speaker, leader and published author in his field.
Jackie Risley focuses on how technology helps business achieve their goals, with a particular focus on cloud, information governance and process automation. With experience in marketing, product management and consulting, she has launched new products and expanded sales across domestic and international marketing by targeting key solution areas. Currently the director of FileBound marketing at Upland Software, she is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the cloud-native document and process automation software.
Bruce has extensive national and international experience, giving him a unique understanding of working with diverse cultural values and disparate objectives. Over 30 years of experience in Safety, Risk and Project Management, enhanced by a firm commitment to the most innovative new technologies, have resulted in a career marked by successful projects of increasing complexity and a consistent record of dramatically reducing accidents.
Michael brings twenty years of experience in the IT space specializing in complex, innovative sales of enterprise solutions in data, business intelligence and digital marketing. He has a keen specialization in the launch of innovative new products.
Tim has more than 10 years of data-driven, digital marketing leadership. Prior to joining Captricity, Tim served on the leadership team at video game startup, OUYA, where he helped to generate award-winning marketing campaigns for the company’s Kickstarter debut through its successful global launch. Mr. DaRosa has also served on leadership teams at SaaS startups, YouSendIt (now HighTail) and Keas, where he led global marketing teams and strategy. Tim graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Marketing and Communications.
Matthew is Managing Director of MJ Gabel, a family-owned and operated business that specializes in appraising, purchasing, and evaluating loose or mounted diamonds. MJ Gabel believes in the importance of being simple, the beauty of uniqueness, and the details of the process.
Jamie is a dynamic professional with unique combination of skill sets. Her deep love for statistics, logic and results has fueled a career path focused on supply chain, service, strategy, innovation, cost savings and operational efficiency. She has a big-picture focus to meet large scale objectives and the attention to detail to provide follow-through on the smallest projects.
Inbal is the founder of fast-growing Melbourne IT consultancy, ConvertworX. Harnessing experience from 20 years across three continents, Inbal is fast to get involved in the technology scene in any new environment.
Entrepreneur of innovative biotechnology companies through start-up to commercialization and exit. Experienced leader with big pharma and academic background brings no-nonsense approach to commercializing intellect.
Tony O’Dowd is the Founder and Chief Architect of KantanMT.om, a cloud-based Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) solutions provider. He is a serial entrepreneur and localization veteran with more than 25 years’ experience working in the language industry. Tony has previously held senior positions at Lotus Development Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Corel Corporation Ltd., and Alchemy Software Development, which he founded in 2000. Tony holds a BSc. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin, and a Fellowship from the Localization Research Institute at the University of Limerick. He is currently a member of the governance board of the CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content at Dublin City University.
As one of the world’s few dedicated award-entry consultants, Thomas provides specialist award-writing and consultancy services to SMEs and multinationals across all major sectors. Thomas has an excellent track record in Clean Tech, Energy & Utility, Construction and Financial Services awards, and has secured notable wins for numerous FTSE 350 companies. Thomas is currently building relationships with clients and awards organizers based on the US East Coast, ahead of the opening of Boost Marketing’s New York office.
Adam Dalezman is the Public Relations Manager at Synthesio, the leading global Social Intelligence platform. In this role, he heads Synthesio's media and analyst relations, social media strategies, blog and content creation strategies.
Adam has been working in PR for nearly a decade in various industries, including technology, beverage, real estate, legal, consumer and business-to-business. Throughout Adam’s career, he has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s biggest companies (Hewlett Packard, ESPN, PepsiCo and Novartis) as well as some of the most innovative start-ups (Synthesio, Beamr, JPEGmini, KoolSpan and Connect2.Me), giving him a unique perspective on how a company can reach the right audience.
Jeremiah Johnson is a visionary business development & technology professional with over 15 years of experience in the field of high-technology consulting services. A unique blend of marketing savvy and technical acumen provides the ability to bring proper perspective to positioning technology-driven products and services.
As head of strategy and business development, Sajid works across Nisum's functional areas to identity opportunities for growth. He also, works closely with clients to understand business objectives and how the right technologies can help achieve those targets. Sajid brings extensive experience in management consulting and entrepreneurship, having worked in multiple sectors including media, retail, clean-tech, CPG and automotive. Prior to Nisum, Sajid launched a startup (Kolibri) in the solar industry, and worked as a consultant for EY and Mercer. Sajid received his MBA from UCLA Anderson, and dual BA degrees in Economics and Political Science from UCLA. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles, and enjoys traveling to places he doesn't know the language.
RP Singh is a digital marketing specialist with over 15 years of digital and new media experience of working in APAC and the Middle East.
In his current role as Chief Executive Officer of Sirez Group, RP looks after 6 companies under Sirez umbrella viz. Sirez, Kontent Cart, YourPictureNews, MRP Digital, Apptology and Sample&Try. He has experience of working with leading media networks like WPP and Starcom MediaVest Group & IPG Mediabrands group.
RP has served organizations such as GroupM, Starcom, Ogilvy, Trident Group and Smile Interactive and has worked on brands like P&G, General Motors, Amex, Diageo, Qualcomm, Nokia, Lufthansa, Pepsico, Economist, British Airways, GSK, Tourism New Zealand, HSBC, Ford, Perfetti Van Melle, Akzo Nobel, Apollo Tyres, GE Money and Hero Honda among others.
RP is a renowned trainer & expert on Digital Marketing and has trained over 2,000 marketers so far in Digital Marketing. RP has successfully launched Asia’s 1st Content Marketing Conference in India known as CMS Asia. He is a digital columnist on ClickZ, an active blogger and a visiting faculty at leading B Schools.
Christiaan is the Business Integration Manager at Brammer PLC, Europe’s leading supplier of quality industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products. Heading up the Business Integration team, his main responsibilities lie within Business Intelligence and Pricing. His core responsibilities include requirements gathering, functional specification, data integration, reporting, analytics and decommissioning as needed.
Maresa began her career in the technology industry while studying engineering, liberal studies and behavioral development in college. As Director of Corporate Operations at Halo BI she drew on her technical knowledge and cross functional capabilities.
She is a technically savvy, direct, insightful, and perceptive executive who thrives in an environment where people can collaborate and focus on a master goal.