Manon Buettner is an accomplished infrastructure architect, data center and cloud analyst and practitioner with over 17 years of experience designing, selling, and implementing cloud solutions, data center selection and migrations, and network enablement for mid-market and enterprise businesses, as well as for telecom and service providers. Ms. Buettner works closely with dynamic enterprise IT teams to identify business and technical requirements, introduce relevant solutions, and manage complex colocation or managed cloud services searches and deployments. Manon is a founding co-chair of Cloud Girls. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Channel Partners and is a member of Washington Technology Industry Association, Executive Women in Technology, National Association of Professional Women and 7×24 Exchange.
Andrea Blubaugh has more than 13 years’ experience facilitating the design, implementation and ongoing management of data center, cloud and WAN solutions. Prior to joining Nuvalo. Andrea was a top sales executive for ViaWest, and previously WCI. Her reputation for architecting solutions for organizations of all sizes – from Fortune 100 to SMBs – earned her numerous awards and honors. With a specific focus on the mid to enterprise space, Ms. Blubaugh works closely with IT teams, as a true client advocate, consistently meeting and often exceeding expectations. As a result, she maintains strong client and provider relationships spanning the length of her career. Andrea sits on the board of Cloud Girls, an open, vendor neutral, not-for-profit community of female technology advocates.
Karl Kurrle is a 20 year industry veteran who has held senior positions at Fisher Communications, Golf Savings Bank and Sterling Bank. Leveraging his corporate experience, he offers guidance to C-Suite, IT and business leaders as a tenured IT Leadership and Management consultant specializing in operational management, transformation, strategy realization, portfolio management, and other IT initiatives. His business acumen coupled with technical expertise results in successful engagements with Fortune 500 companies to start-ups on XaaS initiatives, IT Business Management and staff augmentation. Karl has served on community boards including the Mobius Science Center, the Spokane Community College Business Technology Advisory Committee and The United Way of Spokane Investment Team.
Nuvalo Board Member Kaj Pedersen, is a VP of Operations at Atlas Informatics and is a forward-thinking executive with broad-based experience and a proven record of success in setting strategic directions. Read more about Kaj Pedersen.
Nuvalo Board Member Shahin Pirooz is CTO at DataEndure and is a senior technology executive who spent the last 15 years deeply immersed in the cloud space. He was recognized as #12 on CRN’s Top 25 Disrupters List of Executives for 2015. Read more about Shahin Pirooz.
WHAT’S IN YOUR NETWORK?
Need an Annual Checkup? – Ah, spring time! I love the extra daylight, the warmer weather, and flowers blooming after a long, dark, wet winter. But I hate the allergies. What’s in the air? Why does something so wonderful wreck havoc on my immune system? As I reach for my allergy medicine, I wonder if my network has allergies also. I see the symptoms…
THE RULES OF CLOUD SOURCING
Nuvalo Resources – White Paper: This report drills down into key IaaS provider selection criteria so you understand the technical underpinnings and strategic implications that can affect your business. It is intended to instill confidence in IT decision makers and purchasing managers so they can quickly answer basic questions about IaaS selection criteria.
EVENTS: CLOUD PARTNERS
Washington, DC – We’re talking hot new techs, innovative business strategies, insightful speakers and more. Agents, VARs, MSPs, integrators and consultants – join us in Washington, D.C. from August 14-17 to meet vendors with state-of-the-art services and partner programs, network with peers and take in a new slate of educational programming.