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Irwin Lazar, President and Principal Analyst, Metrigy

Irwin Lazar is President and Principal Analyst at Metrigy where he leads research and consulting services focusing on enterprise adoption of  communications and collaboration technologies including calling, meeting, and messaging applications and services. An industry analyst for over 20 years, Irwin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author. In 2017 he was recognized as an Emerging Technologies Fellow by the IMCCA and InfoComm. His prior background was in large-scale IP network engineering and operations. He has spoken in the past at Interop on topics ranging from MPLS and WAN services, to SIP and unified communications.

Joe Maglitta, Head of Content, Interop

Joe Maglitta is Head of Content at Interop. An-award-winning technology writer and editor, Joe has served in senior event and editorial roles at top media companies. He has created innovative programs and content for dozens of leading technology companies, agencies, and research firms.  Follow and connect with him at

Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations, Omdia

Rae Ann Bruno, President, Business Solutions Training (and Consulting)

David Canon, EVP, nfiniti3

David Cannon is a seasoned practitioner and authority in IT Service Management. He has led ITSM, Strategy and Cybersecurity consulting practices in organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, BMC Software, and Forrester Research. He has led or participated in hundreds of projects in these areas – all aimed at designing, delivering and supporting quality services that meet the objectives and strategy of the organization.

He has been through at least 4 major industry shifts and has helped organizations build on what has worked in the past to embrace the emerging practices. He has been effective in helping organizations to navigate situations where multiple frameworks (ITIL, DevOps, Agile) are used in the same organization.

He has contributed to these ITIL books:

  • Co-author:  ITIL v3 Service Operation (2007)
  • Author:  ITIL v3 Service Strategy (2011)
  • Lead editor and co-author:  ITIL 4 Digital and IT Strategy (2020)
  • Lead editor and co-author:  ITIL 4 Acquiring and Managing Cloud Services (2021)

Roy Atkinson, CEO | Principal Advisor, Clifton Butterfield, LLC

Casper van Amelsvoort, Product Owner Squad Bolt & Squad Business Intelligence and Config Management, Rabobank

Tim Banting, Practice Leader | Digital Workplace, Omdia

Adam Holtby, Principal Analyst, Digital Workplace, Omdia

Nate Wood, Associate Director, Infrastructure & Network Engineering, Chewy

Nate Wood is an Associate Director of Infrastructure and Network Engineering at Chewy. His teams are responsible for architecture, deployment, and day to day operations of on-premise infrastructure as well as on-premise and cloud networking across all environments in the organization.

With over a decade of experience in Cloud, Infrastructure, and Networking, he is passionate about staying up to date on emerging technology trends and keeping the focus on those who rely on the technology his teams support. Coupling that focus with a relentless pursuit of being a people-first technology leader, he looks to empower his teams to learn, grow, and flourish in their professional pursuits.

John Wilke, Senior Manager, Solutions Product Marketing, Okta

John Wilke is a Senior Manager on the Solutions Product Marketing team at Okta, responsible for discovering, defining and quantifying the value proposition of Okta's software solutions across industries and geographies. 

John is passionate about telling stories using metrics and data to translate technical benefits into tangible business cases to empower organizations and drive positive outcomes.

Eric Krapf, GM, Enterprise Connect

Eric Krapf has been content director for Omdia’s digital workplace practice since January 2021. In this role, he oversees the work of the practice’s analysts. He also serves as GM of Enterprise Connect, the leading event in the enterprise communications industry, and as publisher of the No Jitter media site.

His career in enterprise communications and collaboration dates to 1996, when he became managing editor of Business Communications Review (BCR) magazine. From 2004 to 2007, he was the magazine’s editor. BCR was a highly respected journal of the business technology and communications industry. Eric became the founding editor of the No Jitter website in 2007 and took over as publisher in 2015. Eric started his career in B2B tech media as managing editor and senior editor of America’s Network magazine, covering the public telecommunications industry. Prior to working in tech media, he was a reporter and editor at newspapers in Connecticut and Texas.

John Cavanaugh, VP and CTO, NetCraftsmen

Peter Newton, Sr. Director, Fortinet

Sal Salamone, Managing Editor, Network Computing

Salvatore Salamone is the managing editor of Network Computing. He has worked as a writer and editor covering business, technology, and science. He has written three business technology books and served as an editor at IT industry publications including Network World, Byte, Bio-IT World, Data Communications, LAN Times, and InternetWeek.

Terry Slattery, Principal Architect, NetCraftsmen

Terry Slattery is Principal Architect at NetCraftsmen, where he works on network management, network automation, business strategy, and network technology legal cases. He is the founder of two successful companies and is a successful networking technology innovator and consultant. Terry is the second CCIE (1026) awarded and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Zeus Karravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research

Lisa Schmeiser, EIC, No Jitter, Workspace Connect

Dave Mailer, Founder of and Principal Consultant, 4C Strategies Ltd.

Ira Weinstein, Founder & Managing Partner, Recon Research

Romi Mahajan, President/Founder, KKM Group