West Michigan Technology Association Presents - Cloud Changes Everything

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4/17/14 11:30 am EST
Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center
301 Fulton St. W.
Grand Rapids, MI
United States
Presentation: Cloud Changes Everything Cloud is changing everything in the IT world in dramatic ways. Companies of all sizes are starting to leverage Cloud technologies to solve a myriad of problems. The picture is not all rosy though. With more and more critical apps, business processes, and data moving to the Cloud, many are finding there is a huge difference between Cloud done right, and Cloud done wrong. The landscape is filled with stories of companies whose Cloud strategies have blown up. Andrew will discuss the big trends around Cloud and how companies are driving significant business improvement while avoiding the big pitfalls. Get smart about how Cloud can change your business. Presenter: Andrew Pryfogle - Intelisys Andrew Pryfogle is the Senior Vice President of Cloud Transformation at Intelisys, the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless, and cloud. As an early pioneer of the cloud revolution with more than 25 years of telecommunications and IT leadership experience, Andrew is widely recognized as a premier thought leader, speaker, and educator in cloud technology. He is also known for his entrepreneurial leadership and significant industry achievements. Andrew was instrumental in launching GoBeam, an early-stage IP telephony company sold in 2004 to Covad Communications, and more recently, founded Cloud Services Coalition, which was acquired by Intelisys in 2012. Today, Andrew continues to transform the industry leading Intelisys’ cloud strategy and execution and overseeing the corporate communications and marketing organization. Having established the Cloud Services University focusing on channel education, he continues to drive a fundamental shift in best practices, strategies, and techniques used to accelerate and sell cloud solutions within the C-level suites. Also, as the adoption of cloud-based solutions gains momentum, Andrew has been a key influencer in driving the migration of IT Solution Providers to the recurring revenue opportunities found in selling cloud and carrier services.