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Among the speakers you’ll find some of the brightest minds in the Mac community. Meet John DeTroye, Arek Dreyer, Charles Edge, Alan Gordon, Marko Jung, Andrina Kelly, Gary Larizza, Ed Marczak, Duncan McCracken, Greg Neagle, Nurani Nimpuno, Chip Pearson, Jody Rodgers, Zack Smith, Daniel Svensson, Rich Trouton, Kevin White, Rick Wylie and others.
Arek Dreyer

Consultant, Trainer and Author, Dreyer Network Consultants

Arek is an author (including Apple Certification manuals), trainer, and consultant, specializing in iOS, OS X, and OS X Server.

An Apple Certified Trainer since 2002, Arek presents at conferences like MacIT (Macworld|iWorld), AppleConnect (Toronto), X World (Sydney), and of course, MacSysAdmin.

Alan Gordon

Business Manager, Progressive

Alan Gordon is the Business Manager for the Apple consultancy / solutions at Progressive. Alan has worked with solutions based around Apple Technology in the past 17 years. Alan main interests and focus is integration, heterogeneous environments, deployment client management of OS X and IOS. Virtualization is another huge interest point and works daily with VMware both on PC hardware as well as Apple hardware.

Alan Gordon is currently the system architect on the OS X environment  for several large companies.

Marko Jung

Principal Consultant and System Architect, 

University of Oxford

Marko has worked with the University of Oxford IT Services for four years. He was hired to work on their Linux servers and somehow got roped into taming Apple's feline operating systems: he is one of the architects behind the the University of Oxford Managed Mac Platform.

Marko's first computer was a Sun SparcStation. He's been using Unix - the world's greatest text adventure - for the past 20 years and has attained a ninth-degree black belt in Unix ninja skills. Marko believes an operating system is useless without a console and is allergic to colored icons. He studied Computer Science at Saarland University and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science before he joined the University of Oxford.

Edward Marczak

Global Mac Operations Character, Google

Edward Marczak is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and the co-founder of MacTech Conference.
He writes a monthly column for, and is the Executive Editor of MacTech Magazine.
His days are currently spent on the Mac team at Google. Past the technology, Ed is a husband and father and enjoys traveling and playing music.

Duncan McCracken

Consultant, Trainer, Engineer, Mondada

DDuncan is the Technical Director of Mondada Pty Ltd, an organisation leading the way in creating installation packages for OS X deployment solutions.

With over 18 years working with Apple and associated products Duncan as a consultant and has worked with some of the leading integration companies at home in Australia and around the world. He is known for his willingness to adapt to new playing fields through embracing different technologies, and his knack for creating modular, re-usable solutions.

Duncan is an Apple Certified Trainer and has spoken at various Apple-centric conferences around the world, including MacSysAdmin and MacWorld..

Nurani Nimpuno

Outreach and Communications Manager, Netnod

Netnod operates six Internet exchange Points (IXPs) in five locations in Sweden. Netnod is also the operator of one of the 13 logical DNS root name servers in the world, i.root-servers.net (I-root).

At Netnod, Nurani manages all outreach and external relations and communications, as well as all external Internet policy and Internet governance matters.

She is deeply involved with Internet policy and Internet governance issues nationally as well as globally, and works on a broader level with Internet operational matters, including Internet exchange points and DNS root servers.

Nurani has been active in the Internet community for over a decade, frequently presenting at, and participating in international Internet conferences globally.

She is a member of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) and was selected in 2011 as one of five representatives of the technical and academic communities to the CSTD working group on the improvement of the IGF.

Prior to Netnod Nurani held positions at the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region and the RIPE NCC, the RIR for Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Zack Smith

Professional Services Engineer, PuppetLabs

Zack Smith has been working as an IT consultant his entire adult life. Previously he worked as an Apple authorized trainer delivering courses throughout the united states.He has worked on projects for a variety of clients in industries ranging from education to enterprise all across the united states. He specializes in Mac OS X Server, Directory Services, Deployment and Automation. Recently he has been focusing on training and consulting using puppet.

When not on the road, Zack maintains a internal suite of Cocoa based Help Desk applications. He has co-authored two books to date: Foundations of Mac OS X Leopard Security and the Enterprise Mac Administrator’s Guide. When time allows he maintains code snippets & technical musings on his website wallcity.org. He has spoken at Mac World multiple times on topics ranging from Open Directory to iPhone deployment. When not traveling for work (typically around half the year), Zack can be found in Portland, Oregon with his wife Anna, and their dog, Watson.

Rick Wylie

CEO, Key Options

Rick Wylie, founder and CEO, Key Options. A certified Apple trainer and engineer for over two decades, Rick started working with Apple as a consultant in 1988 and has a wealth of technology and integration experience at all levels. Rick has been a speaker at Mac inspired Conferences since 2004, including MacWorld, MacSysAdmin, MacIT and numerous Apple engineering conferences. Rick’s company Key Options provides unique technology consulting and solutions focusing on mobility security and strategy. Key Options consulting and integration in the iOS space includes large corporates and government organizations. Key Options also has developed applications that are on the Apple AppStore.

 
Charles Edge

Consultant, Author & Engineer,
318 and krypted.com

Charles started with Apple's server offerings in 1999, after years working with various flavors of Unix. In 2000, he found a new home at 318, a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California which is now the largest Mac consultancy in the United States. At 318, Charles leads a national team of engineers that integrates heterogenous operating systems into enterprise and education environments and provides managed services for Apple systems.

Charles has spoken at a variety of other conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld and Apple's WorldWide Developers Conference. Charles has a number of books available, including Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide, Enterprise Mac: Mac OS X Snow Leopard Security, Enterprise iPhone Administrator's Guide and his latest, Using Mac OS X Lion Server from O'Reilly.
Charles also runs 
krypted.com, a site dedicated to the plight of the network engineer.

Charles resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his family and can be contacted at krypted@me.com

Andrina Kelly

Senior Systems Administrator, Bell Media

Andrina is responsible for anything and everything touched by, or connected to, a Mac at CTV - a part of Bell Media, Canada's premiere multimedia company. You may recognize her name from the end credits of Canada's evening news broadcast.

She has spoken at MacSysAdmin, JAMF National Users Conference, Apple's WWDC, Macworld IT conferences, Mac Networkers Retreat and Canada MacExpo.

Andrina is also an avid triathlete. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband Ian, 2 Duck Tolling Retrievers and 2 rescue cats..

Gary Larizza

Services Engineer, Puppet Labs

Gary Larizza is a professional services engineer at Puppet Labs where he flies all over the world training people on the ins-and-outs of Puppet. Previously, he worked in Education maintaining an all-Mac infrastructure using Puppet, MCollective, and many other open source tools with a couple of G5 XServes and Dell Latitude D810 running CentOS.  He's been running Puppet on desktop machines since 2008 and has pointy wrapper scripts to prove it!

Greg Neagle

Senior Systems Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Greg is the engineer primarily responsible for deploying and managing Mac OS X machines at Walt Disney Animation Studios, a studio with a long history of family entertainment reaching back to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" and forward to our latest films, "Tangled",  "Wreck-it Ralph", and the upcoming "Frozen". 

Disney Animation has released as open source several Mac management tools developed by Greg. Among those are Munki, a software deployment framework, Reposado, a platform-agnostic replacement for Apple's Software Update service, and the "createOSXinstallerPkg" tool set.

Greg has presented on various aspects of OS X management at Macworld, Apple's WWDC, the MacTech Conference and at the University of Oslo, and is pleased to return to MacSysAdmin for a third year.

He also writes a monthly column for MacTech magazine on managing Macs in enterprise environments.

Greg currently lives in Southern California with his wife and three children..

Jody Rodgers

Principal Product Manager, JAMF Software

Jody Rodgers lives in Seattle, Washington, USA with his wife, the photographer Joann Edmonds. A former IT admin and IT Project Manager, Jody is known for his Product Management work for Adobe Systems creating IT tools and his quirky blog posts. He has recently taken a role with JAMF continuing to find ways to make IT admins successful. His other passions include making mixed-media collages, going to concerts and public speaking. 

Daniel Svensson

Product Specialist ICCMac & ThinClients, IKEA IT AB

Being born and raised in Älmhult, Sweden, you will sooner or later end up with working for IKEA. So, after starting out as a Mac technician back in 1996 Daniel finally joined IKEA in 2007 as a product specialist for the Mac-platform and haven't looked back since! In addition to being the "mac-guy", he is also the "thin client-guy" providing the standard for our 11000 thin clients used in our stores.

When not working for IKEA Daniel spend most of his time on a small farm with my wife and two kids, a dog, a cat, three horses and yes,  a tractor :).

Rich Trouton

Lead Help Desk Technician, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over a decade and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginiacorporate, education and government markets.

Kevin White

Trainer, author and consultant, Macjutsu, Inc.

Kevin M. White has dedicated most of his life to mastering Apple technologies so he can share them with the world. He has been an Apple Authorized Trainer since 2000, providing guidance to audiences that range from small corporate and education groups to sold-out crowds at Macworld Expo. In 2005 he co-authored his first book, Mac OS X Server 10.3: Visual QuickPro Guide. This has been followed by several authoritative sources for Apple Authorized Training including all versions of OS X Support Essentials from v10.5 through the current version for OS X Mountain Lion. When not authoring, Kevin provides professional services through his company, Macjutsu, Inc., which specializes in consulting and integration services of Apple and Jamf Software technologies.

 

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John DeTroye

Business Development Manager, FileWave

John is a 25 year veteran of the technology sector. He worked for Apple Inc. as a systems engineer in the business division from 1988 to 1993, then as a consulting engineer for their education division from 1993 until 2013. During that time, John worked with the desktop management and server engineering teams assisting in the development of several key systems management products. These include the Apple Network Admin Tool, known as ANAT, which consisted of At Ease for Workgroups and Apple Network Assistant. These solutions evolved into Apple Remote Desktop and Macintosh Manager. John was a key contributor to the overall design of workflow of the client management solutions as they continued to improve, writing a lion’s share of the documentation for At Ease, Macintosh Manager, and finally the Managed Client for OS X, or MCX client management tools.

John’s contributions to the technology industry include dozens of white papers, presentations, seminars, and videos on the complexities and solutions in the field of systems management. His expertise with the plethora of Apple and 3rd party cross-platform tools has been well noted in the community.

Alexander J. Pantos

Marketing Manager Consumer & SMB EMEA, Parallels

Alex is working with Parallels since April 1st, 2011 and has a pro-found knowledge with over 10 years in the consumer and SMB IT space in Europe specifically in the Mac channel.

He worked for brands like Apple as a product Manager Hardware in central Europe as well as a Business Development Manager for VMware prior to having the chance of working for Parallels.

Sebastian Bredsdorff

Senior consultant, Atea Denmark

Sebastian has worked at Atea since 2010, he is a part of Atea Infrastructure Solutions. Sebastian has worked as consultant with Apple based solutions since 2001, and worked on some of the largest Apple projects in Denmark. He has a wide knowledge and experience within cross platform integration, deploying and managing Mac OS X clients in enterprise environments.

Tim Williams

Director of Product Management, Absolute Software

Tim Williams is the Director of Product Management for Absolute Software. A former United States Army officer with more than twenty years of experience in high tech, Tim has helped develop tools for managing multiplatform and mobile environments, and consulted with major commercial and government organisations in planning their IT lifecycle management strategies. Prior to joining Absolute, he was responsible for sales of endpoint management solutions in South Eastern United States for Symantec Corporation. Tim also led the global marketing and product management teams for the software division of Netopia, Inc., since acquired by Motorola. Tim can be found on Twitter @TimWilliamsABT.


 
Chip Pearson

Managing Partner,  JAMF Software

Chip is the Managing Partner at JAMF Software, the developer of the Casper Suite. Throughout his career, Chip has been actively involved in supporting Apple devices in enterprise environments—working as a Mac project manager in a corporate environment, founding a successful Apple value added reseller, and managing a fast-growing software company devoted to the Apple platform. 

An enthusiast who recognized the potential for Apple's hardware and software in the enterprise early, Chip joined JAMF Software as a partner in 2003. He has since focused on spreading the word that Macs and iOS devices can be superior corporate citizens when supported professionally with tools designed to do the job.can be contacted at chip@jamfsoftware.com.

Sascha Uhl

Head of Sales Engineering, EMEA, Parallels

Sascha is Head of Sales Engineering at Parallels, a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers. He also works as a technical consultant and project leader for international projects in Europe and APAC implementing Software as a Service and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures.

Sascha combines a comprehensive knowledge of the technical background and the business demands of the rapidly growing virtualization market. Before he joined Parallels in summer 2005, he worked several years for AVAYA and ITS.

Anders Meinert

Solution Architect, Atea Denmark

Anders work with Atea Global Services, which is responsible for delivering managed client solutions to customers across Scandinavia and the Baltics to also include services for Mac.

Anders has 10 years of experience with client management in enterprise environments, and he has been working with Mac and cross platform integration since 2001

John Macintosh

Sales Engineer for Mac products, Centrify



 

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