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Friday, June 27 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
How the Cloud Powers Startups & Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion

Andy Ballema

Andy Ballema is a Manager for CDW’s Cloud Aggregation Services team. He joined CDW in May 2006 as a Mobility Solution Architect.  During his tenure at CDW, Andy has experienced continued success advancing from Specialist to a Senior Inside Solution Architect and then onto a Principal Inside Solution Architect, joining CDW’s Emerging Leader program in 2012. Andy has been a Mentor and Top Performer on his team for 8 straight... Read More →

Alex Brown

10th Magnitude
As CEO of 10th Magnitude, the Chicago-based, Microsoft Azure-specialized cloud software and services firm he founded in 2010, Alex spends his days converting his clients to cloud tech so they can unleash corporate innovation.  Alex currently sits on Microsoft’s exclusive “Born In The Cloud” advisory board, and 10th Magnitude is an Azure Circle Partner recognized as one of the nation’s leading firms for Azure development and migration.

Melissa Harris

The Chicago Tribune
Melissa Harris joined The Chicago Tribune as a business columnist in 2009 after nearly five years as an award-winning metro reporter at The Baltimore Sun. She is a graduate of Northwestern and Johns Hopkins universities (B.S., Journalism/M.A., Government), and a two-time finalist for The Livingston Award, honoring outstanding reporting by journalists under the age of 35. She is currently enrolled in the University of Chicago's Booth School of... Read More →

Jason Hart

Jason Hart is an ITIL certified Cloud Client Executive with over 14 years of IT sales experience across various market segments. Using a consultative approach, he provides clients definitional, categorical, and strategic expertise around CDW’s cloud portfolio. He serves as a “face-in-the-cloud” where you’ll see him conduct in-market speaking events on emerging market trends and cloud adoption use... Read More →

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is a member of the Enterprise Strategy Team at Dropbox. He has spent the past the 8 years understanding the impact that services like Dropbox have on businesses and how service providers should partner with IT and business leaders to improve productivity and efficiency. 

Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654