Steven P. Bloom, Director, Technology & Infrastructure, LTD Commodities, a division of Amerimark Interactive

High energy Information Technology professional with extensive large and mid-sized IT organizational and technical expertise. A customer focused career that spans Executive Leadership, hands-on Infrastructure Operations and Application Development. A track record of achieving results through team building and enhancing business relationships in changing environments where measurable business results are critical to success.


Specialties: Organizational Improvements and Change, Technology Related Assessments, Reliable Operations, Strategic Planning, Compliance, Standards, Audits, Vendor Contracting and Management, Software Development Life Cycle, Disaster Recover / BIA, Efficiency and Consolidation, Technical Hiring and Team Building 

Pat Cannon, Vice President, Technical Solutions, US Signal

Pat Cannon is currently the Vice President of Technical Sales at US Signal and brings over 15 years of IT Consulting and Leadership experience to the US Signal team. A seasoned professional, Pat has extensive experience architecting scalable, secure and resilient solutions for customers within a wide variety of industries. Pat’s experience as an IT consultant allows him to look at business objectives and technology options producing solutions that have a meaningful impact for customer operation.

Sergey Chernov, VP, Information Technology & Enterprise Architecture, Ensono

Sergey Chernov, VP, Information Technology & Enterprise Architecture at Ensono – a global IT Outsourcing and Managed Services provider – where he is currently leading integration and consolidation programs to combine and optimize processes, technology, and operational structures of legacy Acxiom IT, Wipro Data Center Services, and Attenda into new Ensono. Previously, Sergey led Global IT Delivery for Hollister, a medical device manufacturer in 23 countries. Before Hollister, Sergey worked at NiSource a F500 gas and electric utility where he drove establishment of EA practice. Sergey started his career at Emerson Electric where he led implementation of e-commerce systems and infrastructure support for global manufacturing sites.

Keith Conlee, Chief Security Officer, IT, College of DuPage

Keith Conlee has over 30 years in the Information Technology field delivering innovative and effective solutions including working at the National Security Agency (NSA), Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technology, and is currently the Chief Security Officer for Information Technology at the College of DuPage. His duties are focused on building strong security governance, security policy/procedure and risk management programs including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Keith is a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)™, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP). He is an active member in the ISC2, ISACA, PCI Security Standards Council, and the BRPA of Chicagoland. His undergraduate and graduate education is in Computer Science, and with an added Law Degree gives Keith the unique ability to interpret and align technical legal regulatory compliance and business objectives.

Marc Kreppel, Area Manager, Zerto

Marc has over 20 years of experience helping companies best leverage technology to achieve measurable business outcomes. Since starting a consulting business while in college, Marc developed passion for enabling client success and growth through adoption of technical solutions. He gained manufacturer and integrator solution selling expertise in the New York metro enterprise sales and financial services accounts. Marc’s focus on performance and cost optimization of technical solutions has fostered his success with excellent communication, relationships, and sales execution to support clients’ needs.

Del Poss, Senior Manager, Datacenter and Disaster Recovery, Spectrum Brands 

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Jeff Roseman, Sector Vice President, IT, Marmon Foodservice Technologies

Jeff is an experienced IT executive with over two decades of experience in both technology management and consulting roles. With experience in global business, marketing, sales, business process re-engineering, and as an IT director, CIO and consultant, he has worked both sides of the technology world. Mr. Roseman possesses an extensive background working with regional, national, and international businesses in a variety of industries including professional services, healthcare, distribution, manufacturing, legal, real estate, construction, and non-profit. He has a broad knowledge of IT strategy, networking, telecommunications, training & development, systems integration, mergers and acquisitions, facility relocation, and business continuity planning.


Mr. Roseman continues to be successful moving IT teams from a crises management mentality to predictive, proactive, disciplined organization. He has previously lectured on social media & networking, IT leadership, customer relationship management, endpoint security, and disaster recovery planning. Mr. Roseman has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Iowa. He mentors undergraduate/MBA students in the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business and serves on College’s SoMAC board. He lives in Wheaton with his wife and two teenage daughters.

Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech

Annur Sumar is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP and technology consultant in the areas of Infrastructure Design, Enterprise Content Management, CRM, Microsoft Azure, System Center and Cloud Technologies. Annur is an industry recognized leader and independent speaker around strategic service automation, technology driven process improvements, IT service alignment, engineering best practices and operations management. All of which are targeted in his presentations to helping businesses with complex IT environments lower Total Cost of Ownership and raising Return On Investments.


Prior to joining a Microsoft Partner Consulting firm, Annur served as a Vice President of Technology for Duff & Phelps. One of the world’s leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking, transaction advice, and dispute consulting. During his tenure at Duff & Phelps, Annur worked closely with Microsoft product teams and case study managers in providing invaluable feedback around how businesses such as his were able to benefit from cloud technologies that were molded into business solutions. As a Microsoft MVP and industry expert, Annur brings 10 years of experience to work actively with other MVPs and Microsoft Partners to provide industry insight and strategic direction.

Laris Turkic, Global Enterprise Resilience Director, Morningstar, Inc.

Laris is a technologist with extensive experience in emergency management and enterprise resilience in both public and private sectors. By taking an All-Hazards approach, very common practice in the public sector, and applying it to the more traditional way of doing IT DR and BC, Laris reimagined the approach to resilience, resulting in a program that is built around principles of flexibility, scalability, self-service, and supported by properly implemented technology. Laris is currently responsible for managing the Enterprise Resilience Program at Morningstar, with employees, facilities, and IT infrastructure in 29 countries around the world.

Joe Valha, Director Sales, West, Opengear

Joe Valha has been an integral member of the Opengear sales team since 2016. A senior level sales and marketing leader with broad global experience in the high-technology industry, he has a deep understanding of network management solutions which has helped grow his proven record of building market presence.


Joe’s wide range of technology expertise has helped him capitalize on market opportunities, drive revenue growth and provide the best customer experience.

Richard Vassell, DR/BCP Leader, Quad Graphics

Richard Vassell, IT Sr. Manager at Quad is responsible for the enterprise database administration teams, application transformation team and the enterprise DR/Service Continuity plan development and maintenance.


With over 25 years of experience in database administration and leading application development and integration teams, Richard led the transformation of Quad’s document centric recovery plan to a more process centric plan and established a continuous improvement cycle for training, feedback, testing and enhancement.


An avid road tripper who plans to cover all mainland states and Canadian provinces with the family, and also enjoys board games and playing soccer with the kids.