Jordana manages a variety of innovation-focused programs to support science and technology companies. Prior to Business Oregon, she created and supported local and statewide industry-led partnerships focused on workforce development. Jordana has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing programs that support businesses, innovators, and communities.
Vice President of Solutions Engineering
Franz Chavez serves as the Vice President of Solutions Engineering for Comcast Business. A member of the Masergy Solutions Engineering Team since 2010, Franz brings 45 years of technology experience, with the last 31 years focused on networking and systems infrastructure. Prior to joining Masergy, Franz held Engineering and Leadership roles at companies small and large, within IT, Manufacturing and Service Provider organizations.
Dir. of Product & Platform Enablement
Amy Chan is a marketing leader with extensive experience in SaaS technology in different industries from healthcare patient communications to e-commerce and distribution in the energy sector. In her current role as Director of Product & Platform Enablement, she is responsible for Intelisys partner enablement tools such as Intelisys University as well as partner education and partner marketing. With over 10 years of experience across various facets of marketing, including design and product development, Amy brings a holistic and strategic approach to helping our Partner grow and scale.
Vice President of Channel Sales
Dave Dyas is the Vice President of Channel Sales at Vonage, where he leads and manages the Western half of the U.S. Dyas brings over 25 years of senior-level leadership experience to Vonage, overseeing national and global sales organizations. Prior to joining the company in 2020, he held various leadership roles at Syniverse, CenturyLink, XO Communications and Masergy.
Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence Officer
For over 20 years, I have been leading organizational transformation using data, technology, information systems, analytics, and data products. As the Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence Officer at Relanto, I oversee the strategy, design, and execution of data and AI solutions that optimize business operations and enhance enterprise resiliency for clients in the healthcare, technology, and telecommunication sectors.
Sr. Cybersecurity Specialist / Engineer
A former Army Special Forces Sergeant, Rick has worked his way into the cybersecurity space with a focus on helping customers become more aware of technologies that grow the cyber-resiliency of their security profile.
As a subject matter expert and strategy leader for Comcast Business|Masergy, he is tasked with highlighting the importance of managed security services on the overall security posture of organizations. Understanding the cyber technology landscape is a daunting task. Rick is passionate about educating others on the importance of choosing the right technology stack complemented by an integral and trusted managed security service partnership.
Stoller Wine Group
As President of Stoller Family Estate, I am lucky to work with some of the finest people in the Oregon wine industry. Stoller is truly special and it's a dream to work everyday in such a beautiful place.
I love innovation and pushing boundaries regardless of what the industry or application may be: From taking a fresh look at a mature industry (wine) to being involved in bleeding edge technology that changes how we do things. As a historian, I believe it's also about how we remember and learn from those who have gone before us.
President & CEO
Technology Association of Oregon
Skip is a frequent speaker on topics related to technology and entrepreneurship trends and policies, economic development, public-private partnerships and civic innovation. Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster. While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open-source software procurement policy at the municipal level, an award-winning regional open data initiative and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund.
Global Collaboration / Strategy Specialist
Chris Palermo is a global specialist within Cisco’s Worldwide Collaboration Sales organization where he works closely with product development, product marketing, Cisco customers, and Cisco partners to educate and evangelize Cisco’s hybrid work and team collaboration strategy.
Palermo was named one of the Top-50 Unified Comms Influencers by Mio in their 2019 list thanks to his active presence on social media, sharing thoughts and perspectives on unified communication, collaboration, remote work, artificial intelligence, workplace transformation and workforce experience.
Prior to joining Cisco, Chris spent twelve years with global management consulting firm, Accenture, where he was an executive and one of the founding members of their Portals, Content, and Collaboration group.
Damon Runberg is the State Economist at Business Oregon. He supports the statewide economic development goals by tracking and analyzing economic indicators critical to Oregon’s workers and businesses. He also evaluates the effectiveness of Oregon’s economic development strategies and incentives. Prior to working with Business Oregon Damon was the Regional Economist with the Oregon Employment Department for the East Cascades of Oregon for nearly 12 years.
Paul has been in Technology for 25+ years, breaking ground in the Dot.Com era, building the Internet facing networks for Microsoft for 10 years. Fun fact: he designed and deployed the original Windows Azure networks. He transitioned to the technical sales side at Cisco covering cloud providers and then SD-WAN before joining Cato 2 years ago. He’s married with 3 kids (2 adults and a 9 year old because life was getting too easy). You’ll find him either working with partners on the road or at home in Bozeman Montana in his Enchanted Tiki Office/Bar.
Wagner Advisory Group LLC
Holli Wagner is a highly experienced and innovative technology professional with over 20 years of success. Known as the "chief dot connector," she reveled in matching customers with the perfect partners to meet their specific needs. With a strong track record in building partnerships and driving digital transformations, she fosters business growth and delivers measurable results. Holli's diverse background in technology, small business ownership, and bringing people together, enhances her ability to drive innovation and achieve success in the ever-evolving technology industry.