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President | Lead Consultant DWP Information Architects Inc.
Denis was born in Washington and raised in Northern California. He attended San Jose State University and served with the U.S. Air Force.
He initially pursued a career in marketing for network technology manufacturers: Northern Telecom, MICOM Corporation, Stratacom (Cisco Systems), and AT&T Paradyne.
Denis then became a serial entrepreneur, founding Excel Networks in 1992 and cofounded PartSolve.com Corporation in 1998. In 2002, he founded network services firm DWP Information Architects Inc. It has now matured into a full-service provider of IT consulting and managed network support services to small companies. He works primarily with the healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing industries in Ventura County and San Fernando Valley.
He has served his community on the boards of the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, Conejo / Las Virgenes Future Foundation, American Red Cross of Ventura County, California Community Colleges: Economic & Workforce Development, and Thousand Oaks Telecommunity Center. He has also chaired the City of Thousand Oaks Business Roundtable. He has served on Rotary International district staff, CSU Channel Islands: Business & Technology Partnership, and SCORE Ventura. He is also a Conejo Leadership graduate at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.
He is currently a board member of the local chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) and is a member of Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, California Lutheran University’s Community Leaders Association, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Denis is also an author and a speaker on cybersecurity for small businesses and the modern workplace for small business. He has presented at a variety of events at Microsoft, the Small Business Administration (SBA), SCOREs, Economic Development Corporations, Women Business Centers, and professional and industry associations. He is currently a certified silver partner of Microsoft, in Cloud Platform, and Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions.
Frank is an award-winning technology journalist and IT industry analyst, with extensive experience as a business consultant, editor, author, and blogger. Frank works with both technology startups and established technology ventures, helping them to build channel programs, launch products, validate product quality, create marketing materials, author case studies, eBooks and white papers.
Michael Jenkin has been pounding the Australian IT streets since 1989. He attended university under the guise of learning to be an Electrical Engineer however, fell in love with computers. Ever since he has worked in a reseller role, wholesaler, MSP, programmer, Internet provider and many more aspects of IT. He was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for many years and also ranked in the SMB150 twice. He has worked on many notable community projects and has now started on another with Mickyj Whitehat. Currently Michael runs an IT Business in South Australia (Business Technology Partners) with national reaches and through his network of partners, worldwide.
Owner of The Virus Doctor
Ken Dwight, owner of The Virus Doctor has been a computer professional for more than 53 years, starting as a Programmer Trainee on mainframe computers in February 1966. He has worked in the PC environment since 1982 and developed a specialty in malware in 2002. That’s when he Trademarked the name “The Virus Doctor™,” and much of the work he has done since then has been malware-related. Today he spends most of his time training other techs in malware-related issues, mostly through his Virus Remediation Training workshop, as well as other courses he has produced. He also operates a break/fix shop, so he remains “in the trenches” on a regular basis. That’s one of the ways Ken stays up to date on the issues faced by typical computer users.
Working in IT industry, specialize implementing & securing small to large network infrastructure, since 1988. Vast experience working with SMB and large corporations on many aspects of their IT solutions – networking, software, hardware, storage, security, business process & design.
– Team Lead & Management (Project & Helpdesk)
– Solution & Network Design for SMB & Large Corporate
– Creative Design, Problem solving & Troubleshooting
– Vendor & Product Evaluation
– Client Liason
– IT and Business Consultancy
– IT Security & GDPR
Specialties: Microsoft Server, Desktop, OSX, Virtualization Infrastructure, Wifi Design, Network Security, Network Infrastructure Design, Business Process Design (software), Email Solutions, Cloud Infrastructure, Business Continuity, Backup and Disaster Recovery
President & CEO of AxonTech
A highly skilled Network Engineer and outsourced IT Director with notable expertise developing and deploying innovative technical solutions to support an extensive client-base in both freelance and consultative engagements.
Ruben is a seasoned web developer with expertise in responsive WordPress web development, Graphic Design and Branding. His focus is on developing long lasting relationships with clients that have a strong work ethic and allow him to take the reigns on the creative side of any project.
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I bring this commitment to QUALITY to the work we do at Stratocent Technologies. In IT, there are many ways to cut corners or do things on the cheap. However, while it may not seem like such a big deal to cut corners in IT, when disaster strikes, or you have to be able to access critical data on the fly, or your business stops because you can’t figure out how to get to your email, doing IT with a focus on QUALITY is not only important, it’s critical.
We play hard at Stratocent. IT can be a lot of fun, there’s always new toys being offered in the marketplace, new gadgets, new ways to get things done. Our commitment to quality keeps us away from flash in the pan products of the week, and keeps our focus on what’s important – your data and your ability to get to it easily at any time from any place, while keeping it safe from people you don’t want to see it.
Frankly, I love making computers, email, networks, work. I love making it possible for you to focus on your business instead of swearing at your computer. Let’s talk and see what we can do for you and your business!
Dana has been awarded the distinction by Microsoft as an Enterprise Security MVP for over 14 years and has been a Microsoft Regional Director for 4 years, focusing on the convergence of writing and deploying secure software. He is an Azure Advisor for Microsoft offering suggestions, guidance and recommendations to Microsoft’s Azure strategy around technologies like cloud identity and security, containerization and serverless computing.
• Managing Partner in Office in an Icon LLC, A Cloud Desktop/Server Technology Svcs Provider
• Managing Partner in MileStone Strategies LLC – An International Trading Company
• Past Member – Symantec National Small Business Security Advisory Panel
• Certified NxLevel Business Advisor and Instructor
• 2013/14 Chairman – South County Branch of The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
• Co-Author and Program Chair for 9 years of The Computer Information Systems Security (CISS) program which evolved into The Computer Information Systems, Networking and Security (CISNS) Technical Degree Program at Clover Park Technical College. An NSA Certified Certification & Degree Program.
• 10 years Chairman for The South Puget Sound IT and Emerging Technology Skills Advisory Panel focusing on Technology career path development for six Community and Technical Colleges, four Universities and twenty School Districts throughout the region.
• Advisor to Regional Universities, Community and Technical Colleges for Curriculum development of Technology Degree programs
• Frequently featured Business and Technology Speaker at numerous local, regional and national technology conferences speaking to workforce development and technical security.
• Frequent Contributor to a variety of industry trade publications regarding Technology Security
• 25+ years developing technology solutions for Small, Medium and Enterprise Corps/Govts emphasizing secure technology HW/SW designs including best practices & corporate policies.
• 2010 Tacoma – Pierce County Veteran Owned Business of the Year
• 2011 – National SBA Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Your host at Microsoft 365 Nation, Harry Brelsford is the founder and CEO of SMB Nation, a Seattle-area global community of over 50,000 MSPs, IT Pros, Technology Consultants and Resellers. Brelsford is a well-respected thought leader on business technology matters including analytics, cloud computing and network infrastructure. Perhaps best known for his leadership in the Windows Small Business Server era, today Brelsford, a serial entrepreneur, participates in a wide range of startups in addition to overseeing SMB Nation. Street cred? Brelsford has written 20-books on business technology topics, 400+ articles, six major certifications (including MCT) and a Masters in Business Administration. He is currently earning his Microsoft Professional Certificate in Big Data, a two-year program.
Jenny has more than 13 years of experience in various operational and event roles, primarily in the technology field. She joined SMB Nation in 2007 in charge of all worldwide event logistics, conference development, contracts, and conference communications. Through the years, Jenny has worked in various roles at SMB Nation with her current role as president.
Prior to joining SMB Nation, Jenny worked at Microsoft in the conference center as an event manager. Her extensive work experience of event management coupled with her analytical abilities has enabled her to seamlessly plan events from large corporate meeting, product launches and tradeshows to fun team-building activities.
After spending as much time as she can with her family and friends, Jenny can be found enjoying the outdoors.
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