8 Cloud Computing Advocates You Should Know9:00 AM EST Mon. Jan. 23, 2012
While the top IT distributors may have different strategies around helping solution providers deliver cloud technologies to customers, one thing they all have in common is a person in place to take charge of their cloud strategy. Here's a look at eight distributor cloud advocates you should know while developing your own cloud expertise.
Vice President, North American Fusion Professional Services Practice
Fawcett joined Arrow in 2006 and has more than 30 years of experience in the communications and technologies industries. Arrow's Fusion program was established under his leadership and includes consulting, remote support, education and cloud services.
Vice President, Cloud Solutions
FitzGerald oversees the development and growth of Avnet’s Cloud Solutions business, which is designed to help solution providers and their customers solve business challenges by leveraging the advantages of cloud computing. FitzGerald has more than 25 years of experience in solution sales, marketing, alliance creation, and strategic planning and development.
Hersh spends his days researching the products and services that solution providers can use to build cloud solutions for customers and developing training to help them get there. He's the driving force behind D&H's Solutions Specialist team and serves as part of D&H's Server Geeks server team.
Vice President, Managed Services and Cloud Computing
Bergeron joined Ingram Micro in September 2010 and leads the Ingram Micro Services Division, responsible for the division’s organizational management as well as its strategic direction, sales growth and business development activities. Before joining Ingram, she led the $300 million IT Services Solutions business at Fujitsu America and oversaw the development of the company’s managed security, data center virtualization and cloud computing offerings.
Chief Technology Officer
Dixon joined ScanSource in 1992 and writes a cloud computing blog on ScanSource's Web site. He oversees the technical support services provided by the company, as well as develops and manages strategic technological initiatives for ScanSource customers.
Vice President, Cloud Computing Programs
Moyer is responsible for the development, launch and ongoing execution of the company’s cloud computing platform (CloudSolv), renewals management platform (RenewSolv) and Mobile App Development services. Prior to joining Synnex, he was director of U.S. distribution at Microsoft and also held channel positions at Wyse, Siebel Systems and Ingram Micro.
Vice President, Software Product Marketing
Nethercoat oversees all of Tech Data's software product marketing programs and initiatives, including the distributor's TDCloud offering and StreamOne platform. Previously, Nethercoat served as a director in Tech Data’s sales and marketing operations division and was a pricing consultant for the company’s European operations. She joined Tech Data in 1995.
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Hurley is the visionary behind Westcon Group’s cloud strategy. He was the innovator behind Westcon Group’s unique LEAP (Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan) Centers of Excellence. Founded in 2010, each LEAP Center is engineered to replicate a real-world data center. This allows for actionable testing of scenarios that customers face when deploying virtualization and private cloud infrastructures. Hurley also spearheads Westcon’s cloud offerings -- a cloud services marketplace.
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