[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]New Albany, Ohio (March 12, 2019) — Channel Partners and Channel Futures have named Jo Peterson, Clarify360 Vice President of Cloud Services, a winner of this year’s Channel Influencer Awards, which recognize the people, technologies, trends and organizations that will shape the new channel in 2019.
Recognized as a cloud and channel thought leader, Jo Peterson is a member of the Channel Partners Editorial Advisory Board, Cloud Global Power Influencer, Top 100 IoT Influencer on Twitter (@DigitalCloudGal), Multi-year CRN Women of the Channel Award Winner, and Founding Member of Cloud Girls. Peterson speaks regularly at industry events including Cloud Expo, IoT World, RSA, Container World, and Channel Partners Expo. She is a diligent proponent of women and girls in technology, and has mentored, coached, and elevated other women in technology throughout her career.
“Jo is a tremendous asset to the various communities she is a part of and is beyond deserving of this recognition,” stated Kelly Ratcliff, Clarify360 CEO. “Her technical expertise, work ethic, and thought leadership set her apart within the channel. Jo’s work with clients, partners, colleagues, and other technologists continues to elevate the expectations of those who operate in our space,” he added.
“I am incredibly humbled to be recognized by Channel Partners along with several talented innovators and influencers,” said Peterson. “It’s an exciting time to be in the channel, especially with the advent of next-gen services and solutions that are changing the entire landscape of what’s possible. With the associated disruption comes a tremendous opportunity for all of us.”
Peterson is one of nine awardees to be recognized with this honor. From entrepreneurs and engineers to channel chiefs and coders, these thought leaders are mapping the direction of the new channel. They include:
Chris Aniszczyk, Cloud Native Computing Foundation; Sandra Glaser Cheek, Ciena; Cole Crawford, Vapor IO; Ken McCray, McAfee; Cassie Kozyrkov, Google; Jo Peterson, Clarify360; Pete Sorensen, IT Nation; Darrin Swan, Infinit Consulting; Oliver Tuszik, Cisco.
Winners will be recognized in the Spring issue of Channel Partners and at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, where 6,000-plus partners and suppliers will converge April 9-12 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Peterson will provide one of the keynotes at the event on Thursday, April 11 at 8:50am – 9:10am: “Three Cutting Edge Techs that Bleed Green”.
Clarify360 is a technology sourcing and consulting provider specializing in the discovery, planning, and migration of cloud / colocation, connectivity, collaboration, and security deployments globally. Our key goal is to shorten the IT procurement process for our clients while optimizing costs and ROI. With roots in network connectivity and telecommunications dating back more than two decades, reducing complexity and leveraging IT savings for our clients is part of our DNA. To learn more, visit www.clarify360.com. Follow Clarify360 on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Channel Partners
Channel Partners is joining forces with Channel Futures to provide the industry’s broadest and deepest coverage of the new channel that comprises both traditional partners reinventing themselves for a digital future and an array of newcomers that see opportunities to deliver customer value.
For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online (www.channelpartnersonline.com) delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com) and Channel Partners Evolution (http://evolution.channelpartnersconference.com/), Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.
Channel Futures is devoted to helping the architects of the digital revolution better manage their operations and deliver higher-value business solutions to end customers. Leveraging the best of The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, Talkin’ Cloud and more, Channel Futures provides inspiration, insights and tools to the diverse ecosystem of companies that comprise the “new channel,” which includes managed service providers (MSPs), systems integrators, born-in-the-cloud companies, telecom agents, VARs and other market specialists that operate outside of the traditional information and telecommunications technology (ICT) ecosystem.
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