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    Featured Speakers


     Beth Sanner

    Beth Sanner, Former Presidential Intelligence Briefer, Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence


    During her career spanning more than three decades as a leader in the Intelligence Community working in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CIA, U.S. Department of State, and White House, Beth Sanner was a trusted adviser to multiple U.S. presidents, congressional and cabinet officials, and foreign partners on our nation’s most important intelligence and national security matters. As the senior-most analyst for the entire Intelligence Community (IC), she uncovered threats to our country, and, as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s director of the President’s Daily Brief and Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Mission Integration, briefed our presidents on their potential impact.

    Sanner is currently the principal at Insight Consulting, where she adapts her leadership and innovation expertise to provide organizations with tangible strategies for accomplishing their objectives. In addition to Insight Consulting, Sanner is a senior adviser at International Capital Strategies, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center, a visiting professor of practice at the University of Maryland’s Applied Research Lab for Intelligence and Security, and a contributing expert to The Cipher Brief. She also appears as a national security contributor on CNN, providing analysis on today’s top intelligence and geopolitical matters.



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    Jamie Grant, CEO, RedLeif


    As CEO, Jamie Grant is accountable for the performance of RedLeif, a digital service transforming and securing digital landscapes. He is directly responsible for the culture of the company, the strategic direction, the overall operations, and developing meaningful partnerships that create tremendous synergies across the ecosystem.

    Grant is a serial co-founder with tremendous experience launching startups and leading digital transformations. He is a recovering and repentant lawyer, retired legislator, and former CIO for the State of Florida.



     Dan Campbell

    Daniel W. Campbell, President, North America, Arrow

    As president of Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in North America, Dan Campbell oversees the business’s strategic direction, drives revenue growth, and fosters strong collaborations with the world’s top technology companies and thousands of channel partners.
    Campbell has more than 30 years of experience navigating complex market dynamics, guiding organizations through periods of transformative change, and achieving tangible results. Campbell held several high-profile positions prior to Arrow, including executive vice president of global sales at NCR Corporation and various global leadership roles over a 20-year career at Dell EMC.

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    Tamara Ells, Vice President and General Manager, immixGroup 


    Tamara Ells has led successful growth initiatives throughout her 25-year career. Before joining immixGroup,  served in various leadership positions within Arrow Electronics, formulating revenue generation strategies for legacy and alternative consumption models through channel partners. She has a proven track record of developing strategic alliances and partnerships with key IT manufacturers. Ells has received several awards, including CRN Channel Chief 2020; 2020 Women Worth Watching in Leadership, Diversity Journal Award; and CRN Power 100 Women of the Channel 2019. She graduated from Northwestern University, where she earned a B.A. in economics.


    Kevin Giles

    Kevin Giles, Director of Sales and Suppliers, immixGroup

    Kevin Giles has leadership and sales expertise with federal system integrators, value-added resellers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With more than 20 years of supporting organizations in the public sector, he’s provided mission-driven solutions and outcomes for customer success. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in engineering from George Washington University.

    Sydney Herren  

    Sydney Herren, Director of Sales, Partners and Alliances, immixGroup


    Sydney Herren leads immixGroup in the growth of its extensive partner alliance network. She brings more than 20 years of public sector-focused experience in the IT industry. Before joining immixGroup, Ms. Herren led ATP Gov’s rebrand and helped to build its channel organization. She managed all partnerships and the partner team for Red River and developed the first GSA Schedule for ComputerLand and Vanstar. Ms. Herren worked in field sales with SkillSoft and at Arrow, supporting public sector sales for Sun and Oracle. She and her husband, Wade, enjoy spending time at Lake Martin, Alabama and participate in vintage racing.



    Breakout Speakers


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    Alexander Canizares, Partner, Perkins Coie

    Alexander Canizares represents government contractors and other companies in litigation, investigations, and regulatory matters involving federal departments and agencies. As a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Division, Alex draws on his experience serving as lead counsel in complex cases involving the federal government to advise companies in the aerospace and defense, technology, healthcare, professional services, and other industries in a range of areas, including contract claims and disputes, False Claims Act (FCA) matters, bid protests, cybersecurity, and strategic counseling related to all phases of federal procurement.



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    Sam Ceccola, Account CTO Department of Defense & Public Sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)


    Sam has over 34  years’ experience in the design and delivery of information technology systems for business and government, with a focus on architectures and solutions including Cloud (Private, Public and Hybrid), Information and Cyber Security, Big Data, Knowledge Management and Mobile Technologies. 

    In his role as Account Chief Technologist for HPE’s DoD business and Public Sector CTO Lead.  Sam is responsible for providing broad technical thought leadership around the pan-HP portfolio, bringing innovative and strategic direction to the account team. Sam also executes as a trusted advisor for the customer, in leveraging his considerable background to help DoD in addressing their IT and mission requirements.  

    Katherine Crompton

    Katherine Crompton, Director of the Procurement Innovation Lab, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

    Katherine Crompton is the Director of the Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Ms. Crompton is responsible for overseeing the DHS framework that aims at experimenting and sharing innovative acquisition techniques across the DHS enterprise.

    Before joining DHS, Ms. Crompton worked for the Department of Defense and Army for 25+ years. Ms. Crompton was responsible for setting up the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDAO) contracting office. She served as the Branch Chief for Army Contracting Command Rock Island (ACC-RI) and in other leadership roles supporting cyber, artificial intelligence, information technology, procurement, and production. 

    Ms. Crompton received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elected Studies, with a minor in Accounting, from Saint Ambrose University and her Associate Degree in Accounting from Black Hawk College.



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    Grace Doepker, Director of Business Development, Arrow 



    Grace is a Director of Business Development focused on leveraging the entirety of Arrow’s offerings and solutions to partners, suppliers, and customers.  An aspect of her role is to lead Arrow’s strategic partnership with the Colorado Smart City Alliance and enabling cutting edge solutions and digital transformation.  

    With a keen eye for innovation, Grace helps ideate, develop, unite, and implement IoT, cybersecurity, and sustainable solutions to help build smarter, safer, and more connected environments.

    Grace has 8 years of experience at Arrow in various roles including serving as the lead Mechanical Engineer on the SAM Car (Semi Autonomous Mobility) project.  She has Master’s in Design Theory and Manufacturing from Clemson University.



    Bonnie Evangelista

    Bonnie Evangelista, Senior Procurement Analyst, Chief Digital and AI Office (CDAO) 


    Bonnie Evangelista is a Senior Procurement Analyst for the Chief Digital and AI Office (CDAO), leading efforts to design and build a rapid acquisition environment to accelerate the pace of artificial intelligence/machine learning, digital, and data analytics delivery to the Department of Defense. In her previous role, she served as the Deputy Product Lead for Applied Cyber Technologies, leading efforts to provide the infrastructure and environments necessary for defensive cyber innovation and integration. She has an MBA from Liberty University and B.As in Political Science and Spanish from Virginia Tech.




    Tara Franzonello

    Tara Franzonello, Program Development Manager, immixGroup

    Tara Franzonello is the Program Development Manager at immixGroup.  She joined the company in 2000 and has 20+ years of government industry experience.  She is responsible for contract enablement of immixGroup’s public sector contract vehicles to existing clients, original equipment manufacturers, partners, as well as new prospects and government agency customers.  Tara supports immixGroup’s strategic programmatic cloud and marketplace initiatives to efficiently deliver cloud manufacturer and partner solutions to government customers.  In addition, she supports both Federal and SLED capture activities to offer the full breadth of contracting options to clients and government customers for immixGroup’s public sector suite of contracts. 



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    Skyler Handl, Corporate Counsel, immixGroup


    As immixGroup Corporate Counsel, Skyler Handl is responsible for providing the business compliance, contracting, and legal leadership to drive revenue growth while maintaining compliance with regulations and exceeding customer expectations. She’s based in Phoenix, Arizona and holds a J.D. and B.A. from Arizona State University.



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    Ben Harris, SLED Market Intelligence Manager, immixGroup


    Ben Harris is a skilled SLED Market Intelligence Manager with six years of public sector research. Driven by navigating businesses towards expanding their SLED IT practice, by leveraging market insights and strategic expertise to achieve success.


     George Hyde

    George Hyde, Sales Manager, immixGroup 


    George Hyde is the Sales Manager for the Enterprise Solutions Group sector at immixGroup. He currently oversees a supplier management team spanning many of immixGroup’s traditional enterprise technology vendors. George joined the company in 2019 as a sales-operations representative and has progressed through direct supplier management of multiple of immixGroup’s largest suppliers, including NetApp and Citrix. He has experience with distribution and resale motions and a wide variety of technology solutions from traditional storage and legacy software to disruptive solutions for ransomware mitigation and network AI. He has a passion for deep channel relationships and cultivating excellence in the immixGroup brand with suppliers, resellers, and government end users.


     Jon Kindervag

    Jon Kindervag, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, ON2IT and ON2IT Global Fellow


    John Kindervag joined ON2IT in March of 2021 as Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy and ON2IT Global Fellow. Previously he was Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks and a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. John is considered one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts. He is best known for creating the revolutionary Zero Trust Model of Cybersecurity.

    In 2021, John was named to the President’s NSTAC Zero Trust Sub-Committee and was a primary author of the NSTAC Zero Trust report delivered to the President of the United States. Additionally, John was named CISO Magazine’s 2021 Cybersecurity Person of the Year.

    In 2022, John joined the Cloud Security Alliance as the Security Advisor to the CEO and the President, focusing on helping to bring Zero Trust Concepts to the cloud.


    Chris LaPage

    Chris Lapage, Chief Services Officer, Worldwide, Grants Office


    Chris LaPage is Chief Services Officer, Worldwide at Grants Office, LLC. As CSO, Chris oversees business development as well as all client relationships and deliverables across U.S. and global operations. In that role over the last two years, Grants Office has facilitated nearly $3 billion in grant awards for its clients around the world.

    Chris completed his Bachelor's and Master's in Health Administration at Cornell University. He previously worked as a legislative aide for the New York State Assembly Committee on Health. He has also served in a management capacity for a variety of organizations, including federally qualified health centers and academic medical centers.



    Ryan Nelson for Ektron

    Ryan Nelson, Marketing Intelligence and Analytics Manager, immixGroup


    Ryan Nelson has more than ten years of experience working in the government, serving in the military and leading immixGroup. He holds a B.A. from Bethel University, an M.S.S.I. from the National Intelligence University, and an M.B.A. from EBS University in Germany.

    Tom Suder

    Tom Suder, Founder & CEO, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)


    A respected thought leader in the Federal IT community, Tom Suder is the CEO of the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC), an organization that provides a collaborative forum for Federal government, academia and industry to resolve emerging technology challenges. ATARC also introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry.

    Tom is the Founder and President of Mobilegov, a mobile integration company, and he serves on several technology advisory boards, including the Professional Science Master’s Advisory Board, which is a part of the Telecommunications Management graduate program at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).




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