Alan Shimel
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,, Security Boulevard, Techstrong TV, 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. John's University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, and holds a JD degree from NY Law School.

Mitch Ashley
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.

Jeremy Snyder
Jeremy Snyder, CEO and co-founder of FireTail, served as an IT and cybersecurity practitioner for 10 years before transitioning into cloud and cybersecurity for new markets. He is fluent in seven languages, which gives him unique and valuable skills for analyzing data and building technology solutions.
Filip Chyla

Filip has more than 15 years in the IT sector, 10 of which have been dedicated to cybersecurity; Filip has honed his skills in safeguarding digital landscapes, focusing primarily on infrastructure and cloud security. Currently part of the innovative Xebia team, Filip guides clients on their cloud journeys, effectively leveraging security measures to enable organizations to expand and operate securely and efficiently. Filip's areas of expertise are in DevSecOps and cloud security. He is driven by his love for exploring new cloud technologies and meticulously designing and analyzing cloud environments. His passion extends to harnessing both the defensive and offensive aspects of security, bringing invaluable insight and protection to the projects he is involved in.

Chris Bowen

Chris is founder and chief information security officer at ClearDATA. He leads ClearDATA’s internal privacy, security and compliance strategies as well as advises on the security and privacy risks faced by customers, which include global health care organizations, health insurance companies, providers, life science companies and market-leading innovators from Asia Pacific, North America and Europe. Mr. Bowen also leads ClearDATA’s international security risk consulting practice and has provided counsel to some of the world’s largest health care organizations.

He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional from (ISC)2. As one of the leading experts on patient privacy and health data security, Chris has authored dozens of articles and is a frequent speaker at national health care industry events.

Story Tweedie-Yates

Story is the VP of marketing at KSOC, where she is passionate about making cloud-native security easier for teams running Kubernetes. She has spent more than a decade running product marketing for IT security unicorns focused on innovative, category-defining solutions with leadership roles at both Aqua Security and Auth0. Her early career was defined by professional tennis. In her time off, you will find her scooting her twins around Montreal’s parks or exploring underwater treasures with a scuba mask.

Jack Zarris

Jack Zarris has worked in a variety of roles in the tech industry since 2000. Jack began their career as a Sales Engineer at F5 Networks, then moved on to Senior Sales Engineer at Nevis Networks and Caymas Systems. In 2004, they became a Senior Security Engineer at Imperva, and in 2007 they took on the role of Senior Product Manager and Senior Sales Engineer at MobileIron. From 2017 to 2021, Jack was the Owner of MD Medical Spa, Director of Field Operations at Lucidum, and Principal Sales Engineer and Senior Sales Engineer at Signal Sciences. Most recently, Jack became an Investor at Direct Biologics and Director of Sales Engineering at KSOC.

Andi Mann
Technology expert – Recognized and awarded as a leading technology analyst and explorer, with varied experience delivering business results through technology excellence and innovation

Strategic leader – Led global cross-functional teams in technology, strategy, and innovation, with strong marketing, sales, and partnership skills, to deliver business goals

Trusted advisor – Proven success guiding other executives and diverse teams in technology strategy, product innovation, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and more

Digital strategist – Award-winning social, owned, earned, branded, and multi-media producer and digital product designer, driving transformation through multi-channel engagement

Exceptional communicator – Published author, a compelling speaker, and motivational leader for global conferences, events, panels, social media, press, sales enablement, and more

Proven achiever – Consistently exceeding corporate, team, and personal goals in sales, revenue, growth, awareness, engagement, pipeline, stock price, P&L, and other key metrics

Areas of Expertise
Business Technology Strategy; Organizational Leadership; New Business Development; Strategic Social Media; Global & Matrix Leadership; Sales Enablement & Training; Product Management/Marketing; Cloud Computing Strategy; Alliance/Partner Development; Multi-Media Production; Digital Media Production; Media & Influencer Relations; Digital Content Marketing; Market Research & Analysis; Customer Engagement; Mergers & Acquisitions; Technology-Led Innovation; Business Transformation