Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hexnode Partner Summit?

The Hexnode Partner Summit is Hexnode’s annual partner event where all our reseller, distributor and technology partners come together to share ideas and create new experiences.

When is Hexnode Partner Summit happening?

Hexnode Partner Summit 2022 will be held on April 21, 2022.

Is it held virtually or in-person?

Keeping the safety of our partners and the Hexnode team in mind, the event will continue to be held virtually.

What is the cost of attending?

Hexnode partner summit 2022 is free to attend for our partners.

Where can I access the agenda?

The agenda will be updated as all the speakers are confirmed. The topics are selected as close to the date of the event as possible to ensure relevance.

I did not receive a confirmation email after registering

All registrations go through a validation process to ensure authenticity. Contact for any queries.

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Contact the events team at or the partner team at

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Apu Pavithran

Founder and CEO


Apu is the Founder and CEO of Mitsogo Inc., which is popular for Hexnode, the Unified Endpoint Management solution leveraged globally to manage and secure endpoints. Apu is the driving force behind visualizing, formulating and implementing Hexnode’s vision to be at the forefront of technology. With an eye for talent and a genuinely curious mind, Apu embraces the idea of thinking outside the box and encourages ingenuity and innovation in the community.

An entrepreneur to the core, Apu is a thought-leader and a strong advocate of governance and information security. Helming an organization that makes device management easier for businesses, Apu strongly addresses the necessity for enterprises to ensure cyber safety. He takes time out of his busy schedule to contribute in popular publications on topics that feels strongly about.

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Rachana Vijayan

CMO & Director of Sales, Marketing and Channel Partnership


Rachana is the Chief Marketing Officer, Director of Sales, Marketing and Channel Partnerships at Hexnode. As the CMO, Rachana is responsible for leading the company’s global marketing operations. She believes in pushing the horizons of creativity and engaging in fruitful collaborations that lead to exciting work.

Before joining Hexnode, she has held technical and leadership roles in Zoho and FCA. With an engineering background and a master’s in business administration, Rachana’s analytical skills and decisiveness translate well into her role in Marketing. She is also deeply passionate about cutting-edge technology, gender equity and inclusion, and often encourages young girls to break the glass ceiling.

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Sarah Armstrong-Smith

Chief Security Advisor- Europe


Operating at the forefront of the cybersecurity industry, Sarah Armstrong-Smith is the Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft. She has led a long and impactful career, guiding businesses through digital attacks and teaching organisations how to protect their data. Specialising in disaster recovery, crisis management and female representation in STEM, Sarah is a powerful addition to technology and inclusion conferences alike.

In early 2020, Sarah was appointed the Chief Security Advisor within Microsoft’s Europe sector. She works in digital transformation and cloud adoption, two topics popular at corporate events and conferences. Working with customers across Europe, Sarah offers valuable advice on cybersecurity strategies, ensuring stronger defences against attackers. Sarah’s previous professional positions include Group Head Business Resilience & Crisis Management at The London Stock Exchange Group and Head Continuity & Resilience, Enterprise & Cyber Security at Fujitsu. Such high-profile roles earned Sarah a place in the Most Influential Women in UK Tech and Most Influential Women in Cybersecurity. As a speaker, Sarah is passionate about empowering women in STEM industries.

As the world of work embraces remote working, hire an expert like Sarah to educate your staff and protect against scams. She can supply market-leading guidance on common security threats, and prepare businesses for any future attacks. With a passion for challenging the status quo, her leading insight into technology and security is truly ground-breaking. What sets Sarah apart is the nature of her career. Learning on the job, her work on the Millennium Bug and other major cyber incidents make her an industry leader. Sarah has extensive experience in the human aspect of cybersecurity, a topic she now explores at conferences to showcase the pressing issue. With her holistic approach to crisis management, your organisation is in safe hands with Sarah.

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Scott Brinker

VP Platform Ecosystem


Scott Brinker has been analyzing marketing technology and its impact on marketing organizations for more than a decade as the editor of the blog. He serves as VP Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, helping to grow and nurture the company's community of technology partners. And he authored the best-selling book Hacking Marketing, about adapting software management practices — such as agile methodologies — to marketing teams. He holds degrees in computer science from Columbia University and Harvard University and an MBA from MIT. Connect with him on Twitter @chiefmartec.

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Todd Hartley



Todd Hartley is the rockstar of remote selling, video marketing, and sales optimization. He’s one of Tony Robbins’ Business Mastery faculty speakers, trained each of Tony’s 74 businesses how to sell remotely, and delivers high-octane keynotes all over the world.

His strategies earned his sales and marketing optimization agency WireBuzz a spot on the Inc5000 list, as one of the fastest-growing privately held businesses in America. Known for being years ahead of his industry, billion-dollar companies hire him to develop their sales and marketing strategies. His clients include Justin Timberlake, MD Anderson, and Home Depot.

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Roger Dooley


McGraw-Hill Education

Roger Dooley is an author and international keynote speaker. His books include Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage (McGraw Hill; named one of the Best Business Books of 2019 by strategy+business) and Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing. He writes the popular blog Neuromarketing as well as a column at He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a consultancy, and co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. He’s been a serial entrepreneur since he left a senior strategy position at a Fortune 1000 company to enter the then-nascent home computer market.

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Pam Didner

Marketing Consultant | Author | Speaker | Podcaster

Pam Didner is a marketing consultant, writer, speaker, podcaster, and author of 3 books: Global Content Marketing, Effective Sales Enablement, and the Modern AI Marketer. She has given future trends, content marketing and sales enablement presentations and workshops in the US, Europe, South America and Asia. Her forte is to create successful global marketing plans that meet local marketing and sales team’s needs. She is strategic in nature and tactical in execution. She also specializes in sales, marketing and internal/external communications consulting, keynote presentations, corporate training and planning sessions. Her clients include Intel, 3M, Sunstar, Cisco, TE Connectivity, Southwest Airlines to name just a few. She shares marketing thoughts at and contributes articles to the Guardian, the Huffington Post, Content Marketing Institute, and other publications.

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Ryan Foland

Brand Consultant

Ryan Foland, Inc

Ryan Foland is a high-energy speaker, 3X podcast host, and brand consultant who teaches executives how to build their personal brands. His 3-1-3® Method uncovers core brand messaging to guide bespoke content marketing strategies. Ryan is a four-time TEDx speaker and has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Entrepreneur, and more. His award-winning book, Ditch the Act, teaches you how to get ahead in business by simply being human. For fun, Ryan sails, draws stick figure NFTs, and raps. Learn more at

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Eden Bidani

Head of Copy & Founder

Green Light Copy

Eden earned her sales and marketing stripes working in direct and cold sales. Now, through her micro-agency Green Light Copy, she combines her “selling-not-selling” acquisition strategies with conversion copywriting and CRO/UX/CX best practices to help software companies drive incredible growth at every customer touchpoint.

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Rebecca Lieb, Ph.D

Co-Founder & Analyst

Kaleido Insights

Rebecca Lieb is a strategic advisor, research analyst, keynote speaker, author, and columnist. Her areas of specialization are digital marketing and media, with a concentration in content strategy, content marketing and converged media. She works with many of the world's leading brands on digital marketing innovation. Clients range from start-up to non-profits to Fortune 100 brands and regulated industries, including Facebook, Home Depot, Nestlé, Anthem, Adobe, Honeywell, DuPont, Fidelity, Gannett, IBM, Save the Children, Pinterest, Cisco, ad and PR agencies, and The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Earlier, she was Altimeter Group's digital advertising and media analyst, where she published what remains the largest extant body of research on content marketing, content strategy, and content's role in paid, owned and earned media. Prior to that, she was vice president at Econsultancy, where she launched the company's U.S. operations and grew the business to profitability in one year.

Rebecca was VP and editor-in-chief of The ClickZ Network for over seven years, and for part of that time also ran the redoubtable She's a frequent public speaker on topics related to digital marketing, advertising, and media.

In her copious free time, she writes books. The Truth About Search Engine Optimization instantly became an Amazon best seller. It was followed by Content Marketing, one of the first books on that topic.

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Robert Knop

Chief Executive Officer

Assist You Today

Robert has led marketing, sales and social media for B2B and B2C companies from both the corporate and agency sides for over 20 years. Today, he helps firms move out of the 20th century, and into the new digital age to prevent companies from becoming the next Sears. Robert teaches innovative marketing, sales and social media strategies that differentiates companies and individuals in commoditized markets – and most importantly adds value to end-clients – resulting in short-term results that also set companies and individuals up for long-term.

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David Hoffeld

CEO & Chief Sales Trainer

Hoffeld Group

David Hoffeld is the author of the best-selling books The Science of Selling and Sell More With Science and the CEO and chief sales trainer at Hoffeld Group, one of the nation’s top research-based sales and consulting firms. He’s pioneered a revolutionary sales approach based on research in neuroscience, social psychology and behavioral economics that’s been used by many successful companies to radically increase their sales.

Because of the results his insights generate, David has lectured at Harvard Business School and has been featured in Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Investor’s Business Daily, INC, Forbes, CBS Radio, Fox News Radio, and more. To learn more about his science-backed sales strategies visit

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Gregory Zakowicz

Sr. Ecommerce Expert


Greg Zakowicz is a veteran marketer and the Sr. Ecommerce Expert at Omnisend. With over 15 years of experience in email, mobile, and social media marketing, he’s helped over 100 DTC companies around the globe, including numerous from the Internet Retailer Top 1000, maximize sales through their email and SMS marketing programs.

Zakowicz is a respected voice in the marketing and retail industry. He is a frequent speaker at in-person and online ecommerce events, has been published and quoted in top media outlets including Total Retail, Adweek, Multichannel Merchant, and Forbes, launched two ecommerce podcasts (including a MarCom Gold award-winner), and has been retained as an industry expert witness for trial.

You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter at @WhatsGregDoing.

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Steve LaChance

Chief Marketing Officer


Steve is a man of many talents. Some of them are even useful - assuming you care about cyber and cloud security. He has a background in B2B go-to-market strategy, market intelligence, and corporate strategy. What separates Steve from the field is his ability to connect with people. He has an uncanny knack for understanding user needs and translating them into compelling stories that engineers leverage to create products people are excited to use.

When he's not democratizing cloud security, you can find Steve playing golf (poorly, but in good spirits).

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Ardath Albee

CEO & B2B Marketing Strategist

Marketing Interactions

Ardath Albee is a B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions where she helps companies with complex sales increase relevance and revenue with personas and persona-driven content and digital marketing strategies. She’s written two books—Digital Relevance and eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale—and is often found speaking at industry events, leading workshops, and on the lists of the top B2B industry experts to follow.

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Tim Hines


Marketing Starter Consulting Group

Tim, a.k.a. The Marketing Starter, is an author, podcast show host, keynote speaker, consultant who shows people how to harness the power of the entrepreneurial spirit to accel in all that they do. Tim specializes in developing omni-channel marketing programs within the tech industry and partnering with startups to get their dreams off the ground. With nearly 20 years of experience, Tim has developed strategic marketing initiatives with a multitude of clients including Dialpad, Tribune Media, Ticketmaster, and the CIA.

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Don Maclean

Chief Cybersecurity Technologist

DLT Solutions

Certified as a Forrester Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Strategist, Don Maclean currently serves as DLT’s Chief Cybersecurity Technologist. A recipient of the FedScoop 50 award and ICIT Fellow, Mr. Maclean’s duties include formulating and executing cybersecurity portfolio strategy, speaking and writing on security topics, and socializing DLT’s cybersecurity offerings. In this capacity, Mr. Maclean also advises CEOs on Federal go-to-market strategies for cybersecurity products. Before joining DLT in 2015, Mr. Maclean ran security programs for U.S. Federal agencies, including DOJ, DOL, FAA, FBI, and Treasury. This experience allowed him to observe the strengths and limitations of traditional cybersecurity defenses.

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Nickoria Johnson

Chief Diversity Officer and Partner


Nickoria is Credera's Chief Diversity Officer and a Partner on our Corporate Leadership Team. Prior to this role, Nickoria has served as a Principal in Credera's Management Consulting practice for two years, leading the firm's go-to-market strategy for program leadership and change leadership. She is a seasoned technology leader for over 25 years, with global experience leading large-scale IT strategic transformation efforts, modernizing portfolio management and IT governance processes, defining and implementing change management initiatives, and establishing deep partnerships across business teams and vendor partners. As Chief Diversity Officer at Credera, Nickoria is responsible for accelerating the mission of amplifying voices of underrepresented groups and synergizing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts toward unified goals to ensure accessibility, focus, and visibility of DE&I for the firm.

Outside of the office, Nickoria is a passionate advocate for Girls in STEM and enjoys mentoring and coaching a student dance team in her spare time.

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Melanie Seekins

Solutions Architect


Melanie Seekins joined the U.S. Navy straight out of high school from Lander, Wyoming. In the Navy, she received training to be an Aviation Electronics Technician on the A-6 Intruder. That training allowed her to excel in the field of telecommunications, wide area networking, and ultimately, mobile technologies. Having worked her way up from mobile support to mobile architect, she has worked in many different verticals, giving her a broad understanding of the challenges that institutions, organizations, and governments face when securing mobile devices and delivering dynamic mobile experiences. Her strategies have enabled multiple businesses to successfully embrace mobile technology and ranked her as a thought leader among her peers. She is an experienced conference speaker and occasionally contributes articles for Information Week, Channel Partners, Tech Target and the former She has also published works for IEEE. She served as Board Chair for the mobile credential, Credentialed Mobile Device Security Professional (CMDSP). She holds a Master’s degree from Penn State in cybersecurity. Currently Melanie works for a productivity automation company, ZERO, as a solution Architect.

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Jen Yong

Founder & CEO

SYNDES® Technologies Sdn Bhd

Jen Yong is the Founder and CEO of SYNDES® Technologies Sdn Bhd, a fully-grown company in Malaysia which pursues information technology and services by delivering the most suitable solution to cater the on-going trend of enterprise mobility. A devoted entrepreneur by soul, Jen started as a software developer during her post-graduation days. As days go by, it eventually built-up her unwavering passion to evolve as a seasoned entrepreneur. She focuses on the enterprise mobility zones spanning multiple areas from mobile wireless optimization, mobile security, sales & marketing, to business operations.

As time goes by, Jen has led the company in achieving several well-recognized and renowned awards in Malaysia. Exceptionally in the recent year, SYNDES filled up the window of glory achievement such as Digital and Technology Business Excellence Awards 2019, Emerging SME in Golden Bull 20218, and featured as one of the Top 10 APAC Enterprise Mobility Solution Provider- 2018 by CIO Advisor Magazine.

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Naren KN

Chief Business Officer


Naren is a SaaS business expert who has been making contribution to the industry. An entrepreneur and a thought leader, previously, he has been involved with Kluarc, an Augmented Reality Company. A passionate entrepreneur who finds it exciting to solve problems, he started his venture TechBag Digital, an online digital distribution platform that helps modern technology buyers make informed decisions based on product comparison and product reviews.

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