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[March 07, 2019]

CompTIA Names 15 Tech Industry Leaders to Advisory Councils Executive Board

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, said today that 15 executives representing companies on the leading edge of new and emerging technologies will serve on its Advisory Councils Executive Board in 2019.

CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology industry. (PRNewsFoto/CompTIA)

The executive board is comprised of the chairs and vice chairs of CompTIA's five industry advisory councils: Blockchain, Business Applications, Channel, Drone and Smart Cities.

"These advisory councils represent specific industry segments, each with their own unique opportunities and challenges," said Annette Taber, vice president for industry outreach at CompTIA. "At the same time, the interactions between these markets are more becoming more frequent and the impact is felt across the wider technology ecosystem. 

"CompTIA is uniquely positioned to bring together leaders from a wide range of disciplines, technologies, business models and markets to collaboratively address the critical issues and growth opportunities that will shape our industry today, and in the years to come," Taber concluded.

The following technology industry representatives are serving on the CompTIA Advisory Councils Executive Board this year.

Business Applications Advisory Council – Gavin Gamber, vice president, channel and alliances, ConnectWise; Marc Haskelson, president and CEO, Compliancy Group LLC; and Nellie Scott, channel enablement manager, SAS.

Blockchain Advisory Council – Jim Gitney, CEO, Group50 Consulting; Neeraj Satija, CEO and CTO, Concordus Applications; and Dr. Paolo Tasca, executive director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology.

Channel Advisory Board – Jason Bystrak, vice president, cloud business unit, D&H Distributing; Robert McFarlane, managed services, Sirius Computer Solutions; and Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer, Pax8.

Drone Advisory Council – Adam Gittins, general manager, HTS Ag; Enrico Schaefer, UAV and IP attorney, Drone Law Pro; and Douglas Spotted Eagle, instructor/examiner UAV, Sundance Media Group.

Smart Cities Advisory Council – Robert Forget, CTO, Aware360; Robert Senatore, president and COO, Data2Go Wireless; and Tricia Shevlin, head of channel, Aegex.

The CompTIA Advisory Councils Executive Board is scheduled to meet at the second annual CompTIA Communities & Councils Forum March 11 – 13 in Chicago. The forum is designed to advance discussions and exploration of some of the most pressing issues and opportunities in the tech industry today; and to formulate and collaborate on CompTIA member initiatives for the year ahead.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 50 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce.


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