Skip to main content
Virtualization Boston Deep Dive Day (photo attribution: cc notsogoodphotography)

Virtualization Boston's Deep Dive Day 2011

Go Search
Meeting Workspace icon

Virtualization Group - Boston > Virtualization Boston's Deep Dive Day 2011 > Famous Speakers

Virtualization Boston's Deep Dive Day 2011

Virtualization Boston's Deep Dive Day 2011

There are no more meeting occurrences to select from.
The official site of VirtG's Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2011 event!

 Biographies of our Speakers

Danny AllanChief Solution Architect, Desktone, Inc.Desktone
Danny Allan
As Chief Solution Architect, Danny Allan is responsible for developing Desktone’s technical and service delivery strategy. Allan educates IT organizations and solution providers on how to design and deploy hosted virtual desktops and is responsible for the service delivery operations . He joins Desktone from IBM where, as Director of Security Research and a member of the Security Architecture Board, he co-authored the IBM Secure Engineering Framework and helped define the software security strategy.  Earlier, Allan held several senior customer facing and technical strategy positions with Watchfire. With 10+ years of technology and security experience, Allan has published several whitepapers and articles, participates in industry working groups, and has spoken at more than 60 industry conferences.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University.
Lee BenjaminAdvisorExchangeGuy Consulting
Lee Benjamin
With over 20 years experience in the messaging industry, Lee Benjamin is an expert on Microsoft Exchange and related technologies. Since retiring from Microsoft in 1997, he has been a highly sought after consultant for enterprise and medium-sized organizations and software firms. He currently specializes in Exchange 2010 architecture, migration and upgrade advice, and product strategy/positioning for ISV's. He also evaluates and does product testing and training.
Lee is chairman of the largest Exchange user group in the world ExchangeServerBoston, and actively engaged with other groups and organizations including GITCA (formerly Culminis) BostonUserGroups, WindowsBoston, and Virtg. For his involvement with the IT professional user group community, he is recognized as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft.
Lee is a regular speaker at industry conferences such as TechEd, Exchange Connections, TechTarget Seminars, and online webinars on topics such as data protection, compliance and eDiscovery, messaging security, mobile access, and unified communications.
Bill Wilder
Bill Wilder
Bill runs an Azure User Group.
Mario Brum IISr Director Enterprise SolutionsMosaic Technologies
Not available.
Mario has been in the IT industry for well over 25 years and possesses vast knowledge in business centric IT solutions. After running his own successful IT consulting firm for over 6 years and developing his own unique electronic documentation methodology, he has since worked for organizations such as US Air Force, INS and Lucent Technologies as a Lead/Sr. Systems Engineer/Consultant, GreenPages Technology Solutions as their Sr. Consultant of Enterprise Solutions and more recently Mosaic Technology as their Sr Director of Enteprise Solutions.
His background includes designing, implementing and managing data management solutions such as, Networked Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Networks (SAN), both iSCSI and Fibre Channel, data backup/restore, Continuous Data Protection (CDP), capacity optimization (CO) , File and Storage virtualization and Disaster Recovery solutions. Exposure to these technologies have given Mario experience and certifications in a range of products such as, VMware, Hitachi, Data Domain, EMC, HP, IBM, StorageTek, Quantum, Xiotech,  Isilon, EqualLogic, CommVault,  InMage, CA XOsoft, Symantec Net BackUp, Enterprise Vault, NSI, Brocade, Cisco, F5 , Microsoft and many others. There are new emerging technologies that he continues to research to help enhance his knowledge in this space.
Vmware with specific focus on VDI and SRM are current areas of focus as clients embrace the benefits of datacenter virtualization.
Mario also works with some of the largest  Venture Capitalists firms providing guidance and leadership in new and up and coming technologies.
These are some of his certifications;
•   Microsoft MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003, MCP •   Certified Symantec Netbackup Professional
•   SNIA Certified Fibre Channel Professional •   Certified Isilon Engineer
•   VMware Certified Professional •   Certified EqualLogic Engineer
               Certified EMC PA •   Certified CommVault Administrator
•   Certified Xiotech Engineer (MCXE) •   Certified TSM Administrator
•   Certified HDS USP Engineer •   Certified CA Ent. Backup Systems Engineer
•   Certified F5 ARX Engineer
•   Certified HP Enterprise Solutions Pro. •   Certified StorageTek Systems Engineer
•   Certified Symantec Enterprise Vault Pro.
•   ITIL 2.0 Certified - Expired •   EMC Enterprise Storage Networks
•  Certified Information Security Systems Pro.
Mario has a proven track record in solving diverse technical challenges from small to large clients, possesses excellent interpersonal and communications skills and has been a customer oriented, diligent architect for the past 18 years. This is further validated by the numerous kudos received by many of his past clients and partners.  Mario is the co-founder of Storage Networking User Group in New England ( and sits on the End User Council at SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association).
Srini GurrapuVP of Product ManagementVirtual Bridges
Photo: Srini Gurrapu
Srini is responsible for leading the company’s product requirements, developing the value proposition, creating competitive analysis and forging strategic alliances.  Previously, Srini served as an EIR (Entrepreneur-In-Residence) at Austin Ventures exploring different ideas in Cloud Computing and Next-gen Firewall markets. Prior to that, Srini led product management for two Desktop Virtualization startups, RingCube and Mokafive. Srini also ran product management at several security startups such as FaceTime Communications, Neoteris, and BlueCoat Systems. At Neoteris, he was responsible for building the industry’s #1 SSL VPN solution, and Neoteris was acquired by Juniper Networks. Srini has also worked at Microsoft Corporation building Internet services in hosting and wireless areas, and at Lucent Bell Labs building telecom network management solutions.
Eric HanselmanCTOLeostream Corporation
Eric H
Eric Hanselman is the chief technology officer for Leostream Corporation. With more than 20 years of virtualization and information technology security experience, Eric is responsible for guiding the strategic vision of the Leostream Connection Broker, as well as providing technical expertise in the practical application of virtualization management to Leostream's customers. Prior to joining Leostream, Eric worked with technology leaders including IBM and NEC, where he was involved in the introduction of many new technologies ranging from virtualization management systems to roll-outs for IPv6. Eric has written and spoken extensively on virtualization and security technology and their applications. Eric is a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and is a frequent speaker at leading industry events
Doug LaneSenior DirectorVirtual Computer
Doug Lane
Doug Lane is a seasoned marketing and product management professional with a successful 12-year record of bringing innovative technology products and services to market.
His breadth of industry experience spans information security, RFID/supply chain, DNS/critical Internet infrastructure, Web hosting, and telecommunications/IP backbone services. Prior to joining Virtual Computer, Lane held several key marketing and product management positions at VeriSign. He was instrumental in establishing VeriSign as a market leader in managed security services and online brand protection while forging entry into new markets such as RFID/supply chain.
Earlier in his career, Lane held product management and professional services positions at Guardent, Vanguard Managed Solutions (Motorola spin-out) and Ennovate Networks. Additionally, he held several operational and product management roles at BBN/GTE Internetworking/Genuity, an early leader in the Internet backbone and enterprise Web hosting services.
Lane earned a BS from Emerson College and an MBA from Boston University.
Scott LillisDirector, Presales Engineering - AmericasVeeam
Scott Lillis
Americas. He has over 18 years of IT experience with a significant focus on emerging technologies and enterprise solutions. Prior to joining Veeam, Scott was VP of Technology at a solution provider and Director of Datacenter Automation a Value Added Reseller. He also has held Senior Technical and Management Roles for The Hartford, CSC/UTC and founded the first public Internet Service Provider in Connecticut – Paradigm Communications ( Scott holds numerous industry certifications including VMware VCP, NetApp NASAP, Microsoft MCP, A+, Network+.
Oved LourieDirector, Datacenter and Cloud Division of Citrix Citrix
Oved Lourie
As the Director of Product Management here in the Datacenter and Cloud Division at Citrix, Oved heads up Citrix's product strategy for private cloud management products as part of their virtualization platform and has spent a ton of time with enterprise customers and Cloud Service Providers to understand how (and when) folks are successfully adopting cloud concepts/architectures/and deployments.
Prior to joining Citrix, Oved managed a very large enterprise virtualization deployment and was one of VMware’s largest users.
James LuiDirector of Technical ServicesEricom Software, Inc
Over eight years with Ericom Software.  Four years managing VDI connection broker deployment projects.  MBA degree in Technology Management.
Tim MackeySenior Product Marketing ManagerCitrix
Tim Mackey
Tim Mackey is corporate evangelist for Citrix XenServer and oversees business continuity and self-service virtualization technical competencies. He joined Citrix through the Reflectent acquisition in 2004, and served as architect and developer for Citrix EdgeSight; an end user experience performance monitoring solution.  In 2007, Mr. Mackey became technical product manager for the EdgeSight product line and then in 2009 product manager for the Citrix Essentials self-service virtualization components. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Mackey was an architect and developer at EventZero, and helped to design the first self check-out systems for retailers at Optimal Robotics.
Timothy R. ManganKahunaTMurgent Technologies
Tim Mangan
President of Virtualization Boston.  Tim Mangan holds the title of "Kahuna" at TMurgent Technologies LLP. Prior to launching TMurgent, Tim was with many software and/or hardware companies including Softricity, Sync Research, Tylink, Avanti Communications, Memotec, Teleglobe, Infinet, and ComputerVision.  Somewhere in between he also did consulting work for the WAN side of a major US bank.  At one point he was the President of the Frame Relay Forum, an international consurtium of Communication Carriers, Vendors, and Users. Tim speaks at many conferences and has been awarded by Microsoft as a "Most Valuable Professional for Terminal Services" in 2007 and MVP for Application Virtualization in 2008-2010.  He also was awarded the "Citrix Technolgy Professional" designation in 2010.
Check out his blogs:
Bob NolanPresidentRaxco / PerfectDisk
Mr. Nolan, currently the president of Raxco Software, has over 35 years of software experience and over 15 years working with Windows files systems. Over his career he has done software development, product management, sales and executive management. He has contributed articles to technical publications and blogs and has been a speaker at various Windows User Groups and VMware User Groups around the country as well as the two previous Deep Dive events.
James RankinRed Hat
James Rankin
James Rankin works as a solution architect at Red Hat. In this role, he
architects server virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure
(VDI) solutions in a variety of vertical markets. James also performs
on-site proof-of-concept Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deployments
and teaches "Red Hat Enterprise Virutalization Acceleration" classes to
Red Hat partners.
James has experience with all major virtualization vendors and most
major storage vendors and has been designing virtualization and storage
solutions for more than five years. He received his Master's degree in
Business Information Technology from DePaul University.
Thomas ReedDirector, Systems EngineeringVirtual Computer
Tom Reed

As the Director of Systems Engineering of a hot company in the Virtual Desktop space, Tom is involved with understanding the challenges faced by companies implementing virtualization technologies.  With past experiences at Marathon Technologies and certifications from Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, Cisco, and others he posseses a wide and deep knowlege of both the problems enterprises face and solutions offered.

Samples of Tom's works include...

Featured in blog on Windows 7 Migrations:

Featured in Article on Virutal Desktops

featured in a Podcast for DABCC.COM on Virtual Computers NxTop 2.0 Release

Featured in article on tech News World highlighting Exchange 2007 availability

Featured in a Podcast for DABCC.COM on Virtualization High Availability

Spoke at "Ask the Experts" on the topic Fault Tolerance for SAP at Citrix Synergy 2009 Las Vegas

Setup and Configured everRun VM demo with XenApp at Citrix Summit 2008 Delivered by Citrix CEO Mark Templeton

featured in Proactive Watch article for Citrix Access Essentials

Member of Citrix Partner Technical Expert Council for North America (PTEC)
Member of Microsoft Partner Research Panel(MPRP)


Tom RoseVice PresidentUnidesk Corporation
Tom Rose

As Chief Marketing Officer, Tom Rose is responsible for Unidesk's worldwide marketing and product management initiatives. He is also responsible for securing and managing Unidesk's strategic alliances and technology relationships, with the goal of building a strong partner ecosystem as a competitive advantage.

Prior to Unidesk, Tom was Director, Worldwide Product Marketing for HP Software Information Management (IM), where his team helped HP's backup/recovery, archiving, and e-discovery product group achieve record revenue and profitability in its first year as an independent business unit. Prior to HP, Tom was Vice President, Marketing at AppIQ, the leader in multi-vendor Storage Resource Management (SRM) software from its launch in 2003 to its first quarter of profitability and acquisition by HP in 2005. Before AppIQ, Tom was Vice President, Marketing at Courion, where he helped establish the company as a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader in identity and access management. Tom was also Vice President, Marketing for HighGround Systems, the SRM pioneer acquired by Sun in 2001, and HyperDesk, an early groupware innovator acquired by FTP Software in 1995. Earlier in his career, Tom worked at Digital Equipment Corporation in various software development and project management positions.

Tom holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Clarkson University and an MBA degree from Rivier College

Patrick RouseEnterprise Solutions ArchitectQuest Software
Patrick Rouse
Patrick is an Enterprise Solutions Architect and a member of Quest Software's Desktop Virtualization Product Strategy Group. He has 15 years of experience in IT and is a 7 time recipient of Microsoft's MVP Award for Remote Desktop Services.
Patrick is a subject matter expert for Microsoft Virtualization technologies including Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager and is certified in MDOP and System Center Configuration Manager.  He also has deep expertise in T-SQL, Exchange, AD Group Policies and Windows System Hardening, Scalability, Application Compatibility and Performance Optimization.
Previous to joining Quest's Desktop Virtualization Group in 1998 Patrick led his own Citrix consultancy and was a Citrix Technology Professional Awardee. He started his technology career in the early 90s while working as a Ground Radio Repairer in the United States Marine Corps.
Jerry SheaCitrix
Jerry Shae
Jerry Shea has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years, and has been working with Citrix products since 1996 filling such roles as Citrix Administrator, Engineer, Architect and consultant.  Joining Citrix at the beginning of 2007 Jerry is currently a Senior Virtualization Engineer delivering the vision of Application Delivery Clouds and turning data centers into delivery centers.  Prior to working for Citrix Jerry worked for Compaq and then HP where he was responsible for developing collateral on integrating Citrix and HP products.  Jerry has run the New England Citrix User Group for over 10 years, and is still running that group as president.
Brian SmithManager, Desktop ServicesWebster Bank
No photo yet
As Manager of Desktop Services at Webster Bank, Brian has been actively involved in implementing many of the technologies being discussed at this conference.
ItProGuru (Dan Stolts)Field EvangelistMicrosoft, Corporation
Dan Stolts
Board Member, and former President of Virtualiztion Boston.  Dan joined Microsoft as an IT Pro Evangelist in 2008.  Prior to that, Dan was Owner and President of Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc., A technology consulting and hosting firm based out of Lakeville, MA. Dan still owns the company but has others take care of day to day tasks within the company.  Dan also holds important positions as a volunteer leader for the Boston User Groups, Boston Area Windows Server User Group, and others. 
Dan is a highly motivated and dedicated self-starter with over 20 years (1984) experience in the technology industry.  He holds many certifications including MCITP, MCT, MCSE as well as Technical Specialist certs in many technologies (Windows, Exchange, Etc.).  Dan loves to help people.  He is passionate about teaching and is in the process of writing his first book.
Richard ViningProduct Marketing ManagerIBM Tivoli Storage
Mr. Richard Vining is the Product Marketing Manager responsible for the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager portfolio of products. Mr. Vining joined IBM in April 2008 as part of the acquisition of FilesX, where he served as Director of Marketing. Mr. Vining has more than 20 years of experience in the data storage industry, holding senior management roles in marketing, alliances, customer support and product management at a number of leading edge companies, including Signiant, OTG Software, Plasmon and Cygnet.
Oren WolfProduct ManagerIBM Tivoli Storage
No photo yet.
Oren Wolf is a Product Manager for the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager software portfolio, with a focus on determining and driving the strategic development directions for these key products, Oren is very involved with Tivoli customers on various project and is one of Tivoli's leader for our virtualization and data protection strategies.
Oren joined IBM in April 2008 with the acquisition of FilesX Inc., where he spent 8 years first as a principle architect of the Xpress Restore software product family, and the last 4 as Director of Professional Services. In these roles, he has worked closely with customers and OEM clients, as well as the sales, marketing, business development and engineering functions.