Joe Maglitta, Editorial Director, Interop
Joe Maglitta is Editorial Director 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 https://www.linkedin.com/in/joemaglitta/.
Nirav Shah, Vice President, Products and Solutions, Fortinet
Nirav Shah leads the products and solutions team at Fortinet where he focuses on Security-Driven Networking pillar which includes SD-WAN, Network Firewall, 5G, SASE, Segmentation, and Digital Experience Monitoring solutions. With extensive experience working with enterprises and service providers, Nirav is responsible for developing Go to Market strategy, messaging, launch, and thought leadership.
Prior to joining Fortinet, Nirav worked as a product lead at Cisco Systems where he was responsible for Integrated Services Routers and SD-WAN development. He worked with large enterprise customers re-designing WAN infrastructure and bringing new innovations to the market. Nirav also led the security and WAN Optimization integrations to the Cisco networking products to simplify enterprise branch and campus networks.
Nirav completed his masters at the University of Southern California and worked at Qualcomm as corporate R&D engineer to focus on wireless and smart IoT sensors prior joining to Cisco.
Andrew McIntyre, SVP, Technology & Innovation of Tampa Bay Lightning/ VSG
Andrew joined Vinik Sports Group (VSG) in May of 2019 as Senior Vice President of Technology & Innovation. VSG is the parent company of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties, The Identity Tampa Bay and marketing rightsholder for University of South Florida Athletics and Yuengling Center. Andrew is responsible for technology infrastructure and operations spanning information technology, video production, and audio visual as well as the organizations’ innovation practice.
Before joining VSG, Andrew spent the previous eight years with the Chicago Cubs. Andrew was responsible for software development and system implementation for enterprise business applications as well as the technology infrastructure and operations across Wrigley Field and the Chicago campus, the spring training facility in Mesa AZ, and the training academy in the Dominican Republic.
Andrew graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1999.
Sal Salamone, Managing Editor of 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 of Net Craftsmen
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.
David Cannon, EVP of 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.
Pascal Menzes, Chief Technology Officer, MEF
Pascal Menezes is Chief Technology Officer at MEF. He is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager, and seasoned IP architect with decades of experience in internetworking, next-generation information systems, and communication architectures. Pascal currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at MEF. He is focused on SD-WAN, SASE, cloud-scale architectures, real-time media networks, Software Defined
Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO). He is a former Principal from Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group where he spent close to 10 years working on many real-time media and network technologies. Pascal has worked on five startups with multiple successes, has received numerous industry global thought leadership awards, and presented extensively in numerous events worldwide. Pascal holds 30+ patents and patents pending and has co-authored many standards in the IETF, MEF, and Broadband Forum (MPLS).
Shamus McGillicuddy, Vice President of Research, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Shamus McGillicuddy is the Vice President of Research at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), where he leads the network infrastructure and operations practice. He has more than 16 years of experience in the networking industry. His research focuses on all aspects of managing enterprise networks, including network automation, AIOps-driven network operations, multi-cloud networking, and WAN transformation.