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					                          2012 CTP Future of Communications Event
                                         Panel Bios
                                     February 23, 2012




                     Justin Stanton, Microsoft

Justin Stanton is a Datacenter Technology Specialist focused on helping customers realize the
value of Microsoft’s Virtualization and Private & Public Cloud offerings in the Datacenter. Prior
to his role as a Datacenter specialist, Justin worked as a Senior Program Manager on both the
System Center Configuration Manager and Exchange Online/Office 365 product teams where
he designed and shipped multiple features across multiple releases.

About Microsoft
Microsoft is the world’s #1 software company developing ground-breaking IT innovation to
increase business value utilizing cloud services to build next generation applications. Microsoft
cloud solutions are built on Windows Server and System Center Technology providing a
comprehensive solution to manage both today’s increasingly virtualized datacenters and also
emerging private and public cloud environments.




                         Dave Gilbert, SimpleSignal

Dave Gilbert is CEO and Founder of SimpleSignal. In 2004, Gilbert's vision to create a disruptive
communications service provider attracted a team of telecom industry veterans to develop and
engineer one of the first Cloud Communications platforms designed from the ground up
specifically for SMB's. Since that time, he has inspired his team to excel in the areas of Unified
Communication and customer satisfaction. This dedication to innovation and excellence has
taken SimpleSignal from startup to serving tens of thousands of satisfied business customers in
all 50 States and three Countries. No stranger to controversy, Gilbert has become known in the
industry as the "Big Cheese" and is a blogger, thought leader and frequent speaker at cloud-
based Unified Communications industry events.
                          2012 CTP Future of Communications Event
                                         Panel Bios
                                     February 23, 2012
A risk taker, serial entrepreneur and holder of two Master's degrees from Biola University,
Gilbert has focused for the last 6 years on bringing SimpleSignal's Cloud-based technology into
the enterprise. Under Dave's direction and revolutionary approach to the market, SimpleSignal
has been named as one of the Fierce 15, CRN magazine's "75 Coolest Telecom's" and Telecom
Associates Shootout winner. Dave and his wife live in the California seaside town of San
Clemente, CA where he is attracted to surfing any size wave in very cold water.

About SimpleSignal
SimpleSignal is a service provider of a disruptive technology that is radically changing the way
the world communicates and is altering the current business models of the largest
telecommunication companies on earth. This chaos of change amidst the giants will create an
opportunity for SimpleSignal to bring their solution of converged voice, video and data over
broadband to small to medium businesses (SMB). There is a dramatic transformation in
telecommunications that leverages the power of the Internet to enable next generation
communications capabilities. It uses a broadband Internet connection to carry local and long
distance voice calls instead of the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

SimpleSignal stands to have the single biggest impact on business since the invention of the
telephone itself. Our astounding feature set enables business efficiencies that have, until now,
been unknown. Businesses want to simplify and unify their business communications. Business
people want one place to check all their personal and business voicemails, one number that
rings all their phones, one mailbox that contains their email and voicemail sound files, and one
place where all calls and IMs are purposely directed and managed according to their agenda;
this is the power of ONE, the power of SimpleSignal Unified Communications.




                       Bryan Walsh, Latisys

Bryan Walsh is Regional Sales Director for Latisys. He has been in IT infrastructure sales for the
past 15 years with various companies including Lucent Technologies, Avaya, IBM and Data393.
For the past 6 years, Bryan has been responsible for the growth of the managed hosting and co-
location business of Latisys in the Rocky Mountain region with an emphasis on co-location,
managed services and cloud technologies. Bryan is a native Coloradoan where he attended
Smoky Hill High School and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in
Economics.
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                                         Panel Bios
                                     February 23, 2012
About Latisys
Latisys, headquartered in Englewood, CO, has a heritage of serving the Colorado business
community since 2003. Latisys offers custom infrastructure solutions that help our customers
operate their businesses better, get to market faster and realign IT expenses into newer and
more cost effective ways. Our IT (O) Roadmap enables our customers to leverage our capital
position with IT infrastructure solutions from Colocation to Cloud.

Latisys operates over 500,000-sf of high density co-location space in Orange County, CA,
Denver, CO, Chicago, IL and Ashburn, VA. We offer a full suite of managed services, dedicated
server hosting along with private and public cloud solutions across all data centers.




                  Russ Pearlman, Merkle

Russ Pearlman is Chief Information & Technology Officer and holds overall responsibility for the
strategic direction and execution in the innovative use of technologies to help Merkle’s
customers to be more effective in the use of customer and marketing technologies. In addition,
his team is responsible for managing Merkle’s data centers in Columbia, Maryland and Denver,
Colorado. Russ has approximately 20 years of experience in building and integrating customer
solutions for some of the largest companies in the world. Prior to joining Merkle, Russ worked
at Capgemini where he led the Digital Content Services group focused on the impact of digital
technology to consumers including digital asset management, customer experience,
analytics/insight and monetization. He has also held CTO positions at Toyota Motor Sales USA
and Koios Works, an advanced media and entertainment organization. He graduated with an
M.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Neurobiology all from
Washington University in St. Louis.

About Merkle
Merkle is the largest privately-held customer relationship marketing agency in the U.S. For
more than 20 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading non-profit organizations have
partnered with Merkle to build and maximize the value of their customer portfolios and return
on their marketing investments. With a variety of quantitative, information-based solutions,
Merkle works with clients to plan, design, execute and measure fully integrated customer
relationship marketing (CRM) solutions. Merkle provides the framework for organizations to
aggressively apply quantitative database marketing strategies to their CRM programs across
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                                          Panel Bios
                                      February 23, 2012
mass, direct and digital media. For over a decade, our Think Brand, Act Direct™, approach has
produced superior results for many world-class global brands. The core of their solution is a
highly-flexible and scalable marketing technology platform coupled with an award-winning
analytics and creative, driven by a highly-disciplined consultative approach. It is the integration
of these competencies that creates superior results for their clients. In today’s competitive
environment, it’s not enough to provide great products and services. What matters is how
these capabilities create and support marketing strategies that influence consumer behavior
over time. This is Merkle’s mission.




                     Andi Mann, CA Technologies


Andi Mann is Vice President of Cloud Strategy for leading enterprise IT management software
vendor, CA Technologies. Mann has over 20 years of IT experience across four continents, and a
deep knowledge of enterprise software on mainframe, midrange, server and desktop systems.

He has worked within the IT departments of global corporations, with enterprise software
vendors, and as a leading industry analyst who literally wrote the definition of virtualization.

Andi has been published in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, Network World, TechTarget,
and more, and has presented around the world on virtualization, cloud computing, automation,
and IT management.

About CA Technologies
CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company with a deep expertise
across all IT environments—from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. Solutions
from CA Technologies enable customers to manage and secure IT environments and deliver
more flexible IT services to the business faster.

Solutions from CA Technologies are the critical foundation for helping customers gain deep
insight into and exceptional control over their complex, mixed IT environments. Their solutions
enable customers to support changing business models at the right time, the right place, and
from the best sources, and flexibly deliver IT services in the manner that best serves business
needs.

CA Technologies’ solutions and services are the foundational elements for the deep insight and
exceptional control necessary to make the promise of flexible IT and agile business a reality.
                          2012 CTP Future of Communications Event
                                         Panel Bios
                                     February 23, 2012

CA Technologies is headquartered in Islandia, New York and employs over 14,000 employees
worldwide.




                       Rob Walters, SunGard Availability Services

As vice president of product management for SunGard Availability Services, Rob Walters is
responsible for defining and engineering new products that contribute to top-line
growth. Among other things, Rob and his team use technological innovation to spur new
service development, evaluate technology platforms, define requirements for new products,
and engineer and support the delivery of these products to the operations organization.

Rob joined SunGard Availability Services from The Planet where he was director of product
management and general manager, Cloud Services & Storage and Data Protection. Prior to
that, he was director of product management at Rackspace.

About SunGard
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery and managed IT services, information
availability consulting, and business continuity management software to help organizations
ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they
need to do business. World class enterprise Cloud solutions
detail: http://www.sungardas.com/Solutions/Cloud/Overview/Pages/CloudOverview.aspx
We support more than 10,000 businesses worldwide, and the diversity of our customer base is
living proof of the broad range of benefits our solutions provide. Over half of our customers are
small and medium enterprises, and more than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies rely on our
services. SunGard provides a local team support presence, and CTP Board Member Kira
McManus is your personal contact. Kira.mcmanus@sungard.com or #303-913-8038.

FOR OUR CUSTOMERS ACROSS THE GLOBE, WE OFFER:
     ·    Over 5 million square feet of operations space
     ·    More than 80 highly resilient facilities worldwide
     ·    Enterprise Cloud Solutions, IaaS, SaaS, Virtualization, Cloud Consulting, and Cloud
           Recovery
     ·    More than 25,000 workforce continuity end-user positions worldwide
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                                         Panel Bios
                                     February 23, 2012
       ·     Over 40 mobile recovery units, globally supporting more than 30 platforms,
              including virtualized environments




                      Steve McGill, Ascent Services Group

Steve McGill is an Executive Technology Management Consultant for Ascent Services Group. He
is the principal consulting leader for the Denver area for ASG’s Strategic Services Group. Steve
typically assists clients by filling executive and senior technology roles on an interim basis to
lead large complex strategic transformations. For over 15 years he has assisted companies in
global expansion, transformation, innovation and as an executive program leader for strategy,
global program delivery, M&A integration, and all types of sourcing. He has led strategic full
lifecycle program delivery engagements for numerous clients to move to the Cloud, and has a
long list of first ever accomplishments with technology in various industries.

Most of his clients have realized 2X to 8X growth in short windows of time. He has a long
record of successful business enablement and aligning business and IT. Prior to Ascent Steve
has served in CIO, CTO and various IT leadership positions with Fortune 15, 100 and 250
companies and was a National Technology Director for a tier 1 Consulting firms outsource
practice.

About Ascent
The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally ranked staffing and recruiting firm consisting
of an IT, Pharmaceutical and Workforce management practice. The Ascent Services Group
specializes in supporting enterprise Fortune 1000 clients who utilize managed service
programs (VMS and MSP) for their procurement of technology staffing services. Primary
services offered include: Project Consulting, Staff Augmentation, Direct Placement, Payroll
Services and Workforce Management Advisory Services. ASG’s consulting and services
practice, Strategic Services Group, focuses on both managed services and consulting
engagement delivery. Ascent has offices throughout the United States and provides services
to some of the top pharmaceutical, finance, manufacturing and Silicon Valley companies.
Contact Rachelle Salem (Sr. Account Executive): rsalem@ascentsg.com 303-694-5496 to learn
more about their staffing services.

ASG Strategic Services Group’s consulting practice service lines cover Strategy, Planning, Design,
Build and Run engagements for Transformation, Enterprise Data/Data Warehousing,
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Network/Cloud and Utility Computing, Data Center, PMO and Organizational evolution; as well
as turnaround, rescue and strategic program delivery on a global scale.

ASG consultants have 5 patents in the cloud space, have co-authored a book on Utility
Computing, and contributed to Internet standards, which includes the Enterprise Grid Alliances
Reference Architecture. A sample of companies that ASG has recently helped architect and
implement successful cloud and IaaS strategies include: NASA, PayPal, NVidia, Coke, eBay,
Juniper and MediaNews Group; as well as several large life sciences/pharmaceutical companies.

Ascent Services Group is a proven leader in helping companies craft and execute a successful
cloud strategy. This includes:

      Defining the high level business objectives
      Providing the detailed requirements for the environment
      Building the logical architecture
      Documenting the detailed reference architecture
      Executing on a proof of concept
      Implementation
      Doing the Validation and Verification that the objectives indeed have been met

This methodology has meant success for a number of companies desiring Infrastructure as a
Service, NoSQL and big data initiatives, and Software as a Service.

				
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