Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Named one of the Top 25 Newsmakers by CDN Magazine, Top 100 Most Respected Thought Leaders by Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine, as well as Top 250 Managed Services Executives in the global MSPmentor list, he is often sought out for keynotes, industry guidance, as well as business development opportunities. As a futurist, and long standing member of the World Future Society, Jay is an expert in Pervasive Computing which is the study of future computing models and the resulting impact on society, as well as Managed Services, Voice over IP and Cloud Computing.Jay is a recognized leader in the global IT Channel and a member of the Channel Vanguard Council,CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council, and CRN Channel Intelligence Council.Jay has spent his career in sales leadership, marketing, strategy and business development positionswithin Autotask, Lenovo and IBM. He is currently Senior Vice-President Strategy and MarketDevelopment for Autotask, responsible for defining and executing global growth initiatives within theCorporation.Jay previously led the Enterprise (Fortune 500), Public Sector, Small and Medium as well as theConsumer businesses for Lenovo and IBM. With a blend of community outreach, social media andinnovative marketing, the SMB division of Lenovo grew by 50% in market share under his leadership.Previously, IBM Canada enjoyed a #1 ranking in Consumer and SMB market share of all countriesworld-wide in sales during his tenure. Jay has lived in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Raleigh, NC, andnow Albany NY.Jay won the prestigious IBM Golden Circle Award as well as the National Top Sales Contributor Awardthree times and was named to IBM’s 100 Per Cent Club eleven consecutive times.An avid blogger, community and social media expert, Jay has developed an innovative “dandelionmarketing” community approach to the market delivering unique content and messaging.Jay actively gives back to the community in which he works and lives and has throughout his careerbeen involved in the United Way, the Lenovo Employee Charitable Fund, Models for Charity and amember of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement.