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With dozens of speakers ranging from inspirational trailblazers to technology thought leaders, Cloud Summit brings together more of the people you want to hear from.

In past years, we’ve hosted luminaries such as Bill McDermott, Carl Eschenbach, Gavriella Schuster and Alex Honnold.

Check out our 2022 lineup so far and be sure to check back for more updates.

victor baez

Victor Baez

Senior Vice President, Global Cloud Channel Sales

Victor oversees the development of Ingram Micro Cloud’s global cloud channel strategy, which includes leading the global sales teams and delivering on growth and revenue goals. Prior to joining Ingram Micro Cloud, he ran worldwide security channel sales at VMware, a company he joined after the Carbon Black acquisition. At Carbon Black, Victor and his team built a strong ecosystem of advisory and managed services partners that delivered triple-digit platform sales growth.

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Jimmy Chin

Photographer, filmmaker and mountain sports athlete

Jimmy Chin is a photographer, filmmaker and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands. As a filmmaker, his years of experience in the adventure and extreme sports world enables him to bring an authentic and unique perspective to his storytelling.

In 2019, Jimmy was awarded the highest honor a documentary filmmaker can attain, winning an Oscar for his directorial effort (along with his wife Chai) of Free Solo, which captures Alex Honnold’s historic climb of El Capitan in Yosemite.

Debbie Matenopoulos

Debbie Matenopoulos

Co-Host, Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family”

This five-time Emmy® nominee has successfully sustained her career as a compelling journalist, talk show host, lifestyle expert and bestselling cookbook author. From 2005 – 2010, Matenopoulos became part of the E! Network family and began co-hosting all of their red-carpet events with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, which consistently garnered E! its highest ratings, including the Emmys®, Grammys®, Golden Globes®, and Academy Awards®.

Since 2011, Debbie has combined her passion for helping others share their stories with her love of family, cooking and culture on Hallmark Channel’s hit daytime lifestyle program “Home and Family.” She has served as co-host of the show since 2015. Debbie has become one of the most recognized and respected personalities on television today.

Adm. William H. McRaven

Adm. William H. McRaven

United States Navy (retired)

Admiral William H. McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy Four-Star admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas System. During his time in the military, he commanded special operations forces at every level, eventually taking charge of the U.S. Special Operations Command. His career included combat during Desert Storm and both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He commanded the troops that captured Saddam Hussein and rescued Captain Phillips. McRaven is also credited with developing the plan and leading the Osama bin Laden mission in 2011.

McRaven has been recognized for his leadership numerous times. In 2011, he was the first runner-up for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year.”

Rodney Clark

Rodney Clark

Corporate Vice President, Channel Sales

Rodney Clark is the Corporate Vice President of the Channel Sales (CS) team, within the Global Partner Solutions (GPS) organization. Rodney leads our services partner business, GPS field, and cross-partner strategy and outcomes through Microsoft Partner Network (MPN). The team is responsible for driving digital transformation and building capability through all partner channels, programs and motions – critical in setting the go-forward strategy for Microsoft’s fast-growing ecosystem, and continuing to accelerate growth with partners and customers.

Prior to this, Rodney served as the Corporate Vice President of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Mixed Reality Sales business, responsible for building intelligent systems and mixed reality capability through sales and go-to-market execution, with thousands of partners and customers.

Rodney has been with Microsoft for over 20 years, and has had the opportunity to lead multi-billion-dollar businesses and accelerate transformation, develop new channels and markets, drive M&A initiatives and run international organizations. Previous roles include Vice President of Internet of Things, General Manager of Samsung Alliance, and General Manager of Worldwide Small and Medium Business engagement, Technical Sales and Public Sector businesses.

Prior to Microsoft, he served at IBM for eight years in various sales, marketing and management capacities. Outside of Microsoft, Rodney is a member of the Board of Directors of Entegris and the Board of Trustees for Middlesex School. He serves as an advisor to the Craig School of Business California State University, Fresno. Rodney is also an avid hockey fan, having played professionally while in college and early in his career.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

CEO shift7, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer (2014-2017)

Smith is CEO and co-founder of shift7, a company working collaboratively on systemic social, environmental and economic problems — finding opportunities to scout and scale promising solutions and solution makers and engage proven tech-forward, open, shareable practices to drive direct impact, together.

An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Smith served as the third U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President from 2014-2017 — working on issues from AI, data science and open source, to inclusive economic growth, entrepreneurship, structural inequalities, government tech innovation capacity including recruiting top tech industry talent to serve across government, STEM/STEAM engagement, workforce development, and criminal justice reform. Her teams often collaboratively drove broad capacity building by co-creating all-hands-on-deck initiatives, including the public-private program TechHire, the Computer Science for All initiative, and the Image of STEM campaigns.

Smith spent over eleven years as vice president at Google leading new business development where she managed early-stage partnerships, pilot explorations and technology licensing across the global engineering and product teams; she led acquisitions of Google Earth, Maps, and Picasa; led the transition to increase engineering adding Google Crisis Response, GoogleforNonProfits, Earth Outreach/Engine; and later co-created WomenTechmakers, and SolveforX. Earlier, Smith served as CEO of PlanetOut, an online LGBTQ community and digital media company in the early days of the Internet, worked on early smartphone technologies at General Magic and at Apple Japan.

Board member of MIT, Vital Voices, LA Olympics 2028, Think of Us; co-founder of the Malala Fund and United Nations Solutions Summit; advisor to the Algorithmic Justice League, USC Viterbi and Silicon Valley Comes to the UK; selected as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Smith holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT and completed her master’s thesis work at the MIT Media Lab. She was a member of the MIT student team that designed, built, and raced a solar car 2,000 miles across the Australian outback in the first World Solar Challenge. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Academy of Engineering.

Tarik Faouzi

Tarik Faouzi

Senior Vice President, CloudBlue

Tarik leads CloudBlue’s global GTM strategy, overseeing the product, sales and marketing teams. He has responsibility for the product roadmap of the company’s various platforms, the development of solution offerings and the expansion of our professional services division. Under Tarik’s leadership, CloudBlue’s portfolio has grown to include more than 180 customers around the world. Bringing more than 19 years of business experience in the IT environment, he joined Ingram Micro in April 2014.