Alan Shimel
Alan Shimel
CEO & President
Techstrong Group
As founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Techstrong Group, Alan manages a broad array of businesses and brands including Techstrong Media, Techstrong Live, Techstrong Research, Techstrong Associations and Techstrong Learning. To do so and succeed, Alan has to be attuned to the world of technology, particularly DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud-native and digital transformation.

With almost 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, Alan has been instrumental in the success of several organizations.

Shimel is an often-cited personality in the security and technology community and is a sought-after speaker at conferences and events. In addition to his writing, his DevOps Chat podcast, TechStrong TV and Digital Anarchist audio and video appearances are widely followed.

Alan attributes his success to the combination of a strong business background and a deep knowledge of technology. His legal background, long experience in the field and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality.

Mr. Shimel is a graduate of St. Johns University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, and holds a JD degree from NY Law School.

Mitch Ashley
Mitch Ashley
Principal
Techstrong Research
Mitch serves as principal at Techstrong Research where he is part of a team of preeminent experts in digital transformation, DevOps, cloud-native, cybersecurity, data and AI/ML. In this role, he works with companies to align digital transformation and technology strategies to achieve disruptive goals and high-impact outcomes.

Mitch also serves as Techstrong Group CTO, is in demand as a speaker and is widely followed online on his podcasts, Analyst Corner commentary and interviews on the highly popular Techstrong TV streaming video program where he engages with top digital and tech leaders from across the industry.

Mike Rothman
Mike Rothman
General Manager
Techstrong Research
Mike Rothman is the GM of Techstrong Research, bringing 30+ years of experience as a research analyst and security leader. He is recognized as a voice of reason for business leaders in an often over-hyped and extremely complex security industry. For the past 10 years, his research has focused on cloud security and, most recently, DevSecOps and securing cloud-native environments. Rothman helps organizations navigate this disruptive migration without compromising information and infrastructure protection. Mike also serves as chief strategy officer for Techstrong Group and frequently appears at industry conferences and on the various Techstrong TV streaming video programs.