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Both companies say they have systems for simplified management of client computers in your organization, including Apple iOS, Android, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 devices. But which one reigns supreme? Join us for this lively debate and learn about both offerings. In this age of IT Consumerization, control of these divergent devices has become critical!
In the IBM corner we have James Wang of Sirius leading the charge and in the Microsoft corner is Adnan Cartwright of Integrity Solutions leading his team of experts. Alex Funkhouser of Sherlock Tech and Joe Homnick of Homnick Systems will once again referee this latest event in the War at the Shore series.
James started his career as a PC technician in 1987 while attending UC Santa Barbara as a freshman. After he graduated from College, he continued his IT career as a consultant for EDS/Xerox Salesforce Automation project for 2 years. Over the years, he consulted for firms like Compaq/HP, BP, Andersen Consulting. Sempra Energy, Rockwell Automation, and etc. In 2001, he joined New Century Mortgage and he was responsible of building out their server infrastructure and standardizing their workstation environment of 8000+ users. He also obtained his securities licenses (7, 63, and 66) and sold financial products for many years. With his IT technical know and his financial background, he is able to assist companies in providing the best IT solution for their unique environment.
For over 9 years Luis has been with IBM helping numerous organizations find the best practices and technologies to make their IT a profitable, secure and efficient department. Luis has worked extensively with a variety of industries including Local and State Government, Banking, Retail and Healthcare. Currently, he is helping organizations in Florida improve the management of complex systems including endpoints, servers and mobile devices.
Chuck has been a long term Fiberlink/IBM employee arriving in 2001. When arriving at Fiberlink, Chuck was responsible for Production Management of original software product. As time progressed Chuck was responsible for the initial selection and implementation of the BigFix in the cloud to help transform Fiberlink from a software vendor to a SaaS Cloud provider. This transformation has continued and evolved to support the newer smartphone and tablet platforms along with updates for laptops and desktops. Prior to Fiberlink, Chuck has held numerous IT leadership positions with the world's largest no load mutual fund organization and has developed and delivered large integrated systems from the mainframe to the desktop, along with instituting the organization initial push into intranet applications. Prior work also included the first home banking system in Philadelphia. Chuck is a graduate of Villanova University and was a competitive rower based in Philadelphia.
Richard Korinek has been a systems engineer since 1997. He has worked in numerous server and workstation environments performing support and process automation. Most recently, he was at Sears Holdings Corporation where he spent 2 years designing and implementing their deployment of over 75,000 endpoints in over 4,000 locations. In addition, he designed number of other processes using the IEM platform for automation and distribution including but not limited to, POS code update distribution, enterprise patching, and enterprise software distribution. He joined the IBM team in February 2013 as a pre-sales engineer, and has since had the opportunity to work on deploying and utilizing the platform in some of the largest organizations in the country.
Born and raised in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Adnan Cartwright the CEO of Integrity Solutions Inc. has worked with different companies to help secure, expand, and maintain their networks using the most update technology available. Awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing. Adnan has presented numerous events including the launch of Server 2012 and Windows 8. A graduate from ITT Technical Institute earning degrees in Information Technology Computer Networking Systems and Information Systems Security. Adnan is involved within the technical community and has a passion for teaching and sharing technical knowledge to both young adults and current professionals in the field today. As one of the organizers of the IT PRO Camp and volunteer for the I Center Community Foundation which teaches at risk kids IT skills. Adnan is immersed in the betterment of people. Founder of the Florida IT Server Group which is located both in South Florida and Jacksonville Florida. Adnan's passion for bettering those who come into contact still continues to this day. Adnan now resides in North America.
Jeff Mitchell is an IT problem solver, bringing passion, expertise, and finesse to his work with both people and technology. During his fourteen years in the field, Jeff has identified and implemented IT solutions ranging from home networks for individual clients to enterprise-class deployment of private and hybrid cloud services. Jeff has won new clients and satisfied existing ones. He has developed partnerships with vendors. Finally, he has managed staff and streamlined operations, improving the efficiency of IT departments.
Like so many of the field's leaders, Jeff began to gain experience in IT at a young age, repairing family and friends' computers as a teen, installing the CCTV system at his high school, and doing freelance computer maintenance and networking after graduation.
In 2009, Jeff became Chief Technology Officer for CRC Data Technologies in Destin, Florida. Thanks to Jeff's leadership, CRC's mission evolved from repairing computers, running an internet café, and installing SMB networks to providing virtualization and cloud services for a new and larger clientele. As CTO, Jeff helped CRC achieve partnerships with Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, EMC, and VMWare. He broadened CRC's customer base by networking and defining sales processes for new business. Jeff streamlined CRC's business operations by training and licensing technicians, increasing their billings, and pushing to eliminate the unprofitable Internet café.
Jeff was successful at CRC, but he would soon discover what he calls "the dream job I didn't know I wanted.” In 2012, Bit-Wizards needed a Director of Information Technology and Office 365 Practice Manager; Jeff applied, and then suddenly found himself working "shoulder to shoulder with the best people I've worked with, a really great team.”
Bringing expertise in Office 365 (Lync, Exchange, SharePoint) and Microsoft System Center, Jeff helped Bit-Wizards move its clients' IT infrastructure to the cloud and automate IT system management. As Director of IT, Jeff deepened established partnerships with Windows Azure and Windows Intune, making an unprecedented range of services available to Bit-Wizards' customers, including cloud-based networking, storage, and operating system management. Under Jeff's leadership, the Bit-Wizards' IT department has grown, providing additional value to Bit-Wizards customers.
Jeff's work at Bit-Wizards has earned praise from CEO Vince Mayfield, who asserts that "Jeff possesses the ability to transcend the technical and bridge the needs of the business in order to create an effective technology solution. He is forward thinking and is able to translate complex technical solutions into every day terminology that non-technical people can understand. He does not believe in technology for the sake of technology. Jeff always puts the customer first, and makes their needs the top priority."
Since April 2013, Jeff has been a member of the Pensacola ITT Tech's Program Advisory Committee, contributing to the school's degree programs in Information Systems and Cybersecurity and Network Systems Administration.