Mayank Bawa, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder

Mayank has always believed in the importance of data, analytics, and applications in helping people make better decisions. Prior to founding WorkSpan, he founded big data pioneer Aster Data Systems, acquired by Teradata in 2011 where he served as co-president of Teradata Aster division. He has a PhD in computer science from Stanford University and B.Tech from IIT Bombay.

Keith Chambers
Director, Operations Management Software

Keith Chambers, director, operations management software, is responsible for strategic direction, commercialization and development for AVEVA's operations management portfolio globally. Keith has over 20 years' experience in the automation, software and MES business with a focus on manufacturing operations software in the food and beverage, CPG, and life sciences industries.

Lorin Coles
CEO, Managing Director and Founder | Alliancesphere
Principal | SMART Partnering

Lorin Coles brings over twenty years of thought leadership and operational expertise in the areas of sales, alliance, channels, business development and ecosystem value creation.

Lorin founded Alliancesphere, a collaborative execution consultancy in 2002. He and his team work directly with Global 2000 clients and emerging start-ups to craft leading practices to help clients create, deliver and capture value through evolving/new business models, next-gen GTM/RTM, and end-to-end integrated last-mile execution programs that deliver measurable outcomes.

Previously, Lorin served as senior vice president of alliances for Scient/iXL where his team created an industry-leading program recognized as "Best-in-Class" by Gartner. He previously served as chairman for the American Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) in Atlanta. Lorin was a founding member and past president of the Southeast Chapter of ASAP. Currently, he serves as a mentor and advisor to Engage Ventures and DRIVE.

In 2014 Alliancesphere joined forces with The Rhythm of Business to form SMART Partnering, a venture delivering executive suite-sponsored, enterprise-wide solutions to build next generation partnering everywhere capability to realize the value of digital business transformation.

Christopher Crummey
Executive Director, IBM Security

During his 25 years at IBM and Lotus, Mr. Crummey has held multiple positions which have focused on the technical and customer aspects of IBM. His experience includes directing a global team of thought leaders in the areas of enterprise collaboration, exceptional digital experience, social business, and security. He provides leadership around IBM's strategy and communication of IBM's point of view and demonstrates the integrated vision to IBM's customers and extended ecosystem.

Janine Grasso
Vice President Strategy and Ecosystem Development for Blockchain
IBM Industry Platform

Janine has held many leadership positions across IBM. Most recently, she led the global ISV business where she drove embed revenue and the creation of "with IBM" which is the new digital engagement model for ISVs. Prior to that, Janine was vice president of business development supporting IBM Analytics, Social and Smarter Talent. Janine's responsibilities included identifying and closing several key strategic and IP partnerships, acquisitions, and ecosystem programs across the Analytics Unit.

Janine's current strategic role is to develop, identify and scale the blockchain ecosystem for IBM. In this role, Janine is responsible for building out an ecosystem of partners, ISVs, and developers across the blockchain platform and industry solutions.

Janine has been with IBM for 20 years and graduated from Pace University in New York.

Nina Harding
Channel Chief
Google Cloud

Nina is the channel chief for Google Cloud, managing a team that leads partner strategy and programs across all partners that sell, service and build with Google Cloud technology.

Since joining Google Cloud in September of 2017, Nina has already made significant changes to improve the current program. From getting 100% partner attach commitments across all teams, creating dynamic incentives, to launching a deal registration and referral programs, all her efforts are directed toward enabling partners and strengthening their Google Cloud business for their future.

A 25+ year veteran in the IT sector, prior to joining Google Cloud she spent 13 years at SAP as vice president of global business development and sales program building SAP PartnerEdge for their expanding partner ecosystem. Previously she held various partner impacting roles at Microsoft, Cacheon, and Oracle.

When she is not engaged in building partner success, she is busy exploring new restaurants in Los Altos since recently relocating there. In her free time, she also volunteers with Wounded Warriors. And on Sundays, you can find her on the golf course or at a farmer's market collecting ingredients for her Danish recipes.

Todd Miller
Vice President, US Business Development

Todd is the vice president, US business development for ChromaWay, an innovative blockchain software company with offices in Stockholm, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC. At ChromaWay, Todd is responsible for managing all aspects of the US operation including marketing, business development, and thought leadership. His team is responsible for creating strategic partnerships with channel partners and facilitating the establishment of data sharing consortiums among financial institutions, supply chain partners, and public-sector agencies.

Prior to ChromaWay, Todd was a senior leader at Fannie Mae where he led product development and technology partnerships teams across the single-family business. Part of this work included leading successful efforts to incorporate mortgage service partners into the electronic mortgage. Before joining Fannie Mae, Todd was a management consultant at HP/EDS and Price Waterhouse focusing on process reengineering and digital business.

Todd has been a member of ASAP since 2016, represents ChromaWay at the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) and the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council. He earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MPA from New York University.

Scott Smith

Scott Smith is a serial entrepreneur with a background in Wall Street finance. He started his career as one of the first growers of Sunburst tangerines. He helped create a market for the fruit that led to its decades-long popularity.

Soon after, Scott became an early pioneer in structured finance, launching the first mixed-property commercial mortgage conduit and securing a billion-dollar line of credit from DLJ. His model for securitizing loans was rapidly adopted by Wall Street and remains the cornerstone for mortgage-backed securities today. Later, Scott helped structure the financing for President Nelson Mandela’s Redevelopment Program, which provided affordable housing for some 11,000 families near Soweto.

While still involved in securitization, Scott founded Kidz Magazine, an early example of user-generated content. The publication grew to 30 nations, with a readership in the millions. Later, his work in education led him to co-found two charter schools, Summit Middle School and Peak-to-Peak Charter School, the latter of which is ranked among the top 30 schools in the nation by Time Magazine and U.S. News & World Report.

Scott’s interest in finance led him to help launch a number of technology firms. He’s a managing member of C Squared, a venture fund in Boulder, Colorado, where he invented two patent-pending financial technologies for bringing structured finance into the world of private equity. He’s also a co-founder of Massively Parallel Technologies, a platform for automating the management and modernization of legacy code, and Fathym, a platform for automating the development of solutions for the Internet of Things.

Scott is the author of The New Operating System For the American Economy, which sets forth a plan to revamp the nation’s tax and banking system. The plan reduces taxes for individuals and corporations, while raising sufficient revenue to balance the budget and provide universal basic income, free healthcare, and free college. Scott recently founded the Foundation For a Better Economy to promote the plan.

Scott lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, Sheri, the founder of Indigo Education Company. He has six children and enjoys painting galaxies in his spare time.

Jason Thrasher
Vice President, Engineering

Jason is the vice president of engineering at IFTTT. He brings an engineering mindset to everything he does by using data to inform decisions and measure key results. He is passionate about IoT, privacy, access, and being hands-on. IFTTT gets all your apps and devices talking to each other. Not everything on the Internet plays nice, so we’re on a mission to build a more connected world. There are over 600 apps and devices including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter, BMW, Fitbit, Dropbox, and Samsung available on IFTTT. We believe creative control of the services we use should be intuitive and accessible to everyone.

Leslie Tom
Senior Vice President of AppExchange Marketing & Programs

Leslie Tom is senior vice president of AppExchange marketing & programs at Salesforce. She leads customer, partner and community marketing for AppExchange – the #1 enterprise cloud marketplace – and owns the AppExchange partner program and partner enablement. Leslie also leads Salesforce Accelerate – a virtual fast track on boarding program for AppExchange apps.

Leslie's focus is to recruit ISV partners to build, connect or integrate their solution on the Salesforce Platform and list on the AppExchange, enable all partners for joint success, market AppExchange apps and solutions to Salesforce customers and engage the partner and customer community.

Prior to joining Salesforce in 2005, Leslie worked in marketing leadership roles for 10+ years at Siebel Systems and Oracle. Leslie holds a double major in business and psychology from San Jose State University.

Ann E Trampas, CSAP
Professional Development Practice Lead
Phoenix Consulting and Lecturer at the University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC)

As Practice Lead Ann works with clients developing and delivering skills mastery classes in collaborative relationship management and consulting in optimizing their strategic alliances. At UIC she teaches channels of distribution and ecommerce, marketing, sales management, and business strategy and advises the American Marketing Association Chapter. She is also a faculty member of the American Management Association, where she facilitates a variety of courses.

Ann is currently a board member and former president of the Midwest Chapter of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) and a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the ISO standard for Collaborative Business. She is a member of the Executives Club of Chicago and the American Marketing Association. Previously Ann has held positions including ASAP Certification Program Director and vice president of global alliances for IBM-SPSS.

Denny Trevett
Vice President, Ecosystem Acceleration Global Partner Organization (GPO)
Cisco Systems, Inc.

A 20-year Cisco sales and channels veteran, Denny Trevett works closely with Cisco’s most strategic ISV and technology partnerships in our evolving partner ecosystem to help accelerate our customers' digital journeys. During his career at Cisco, Denny has been asked to lead several key initiatives from problem evaluation, to strategy development, and then moving to execution where he has built 12+ innovative, new teams to help drive Cisco’s transformation.

Prior to GPO, Denny spent two years in WW sales strategy & planning focused on developing Cisco's ISV strategy, six years in US & Canada channels, and eight years in various sales specialist and leadership roles across enterprise, commercial, and public sector.

Scott Van Valkenburgh, CSAP
Vice President, Global Alliances Leader

Scott is responsible for the company's overall alliance strategy, execution and joint offering development. Previously, Scott was senior director of alliances at SAS, and led the company's global partner relationships. Prior to SAS, Scott was the founder and managing partner of The Sequoia Architecture Group. He also served as a principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers within their management consulting services practice's information and technology practice. While at PwC, Scott helped FORTUNE 500 corporations create, develop, evaluate and implement ERP, CRM and client/server strategies and solutions.