About the Guest:
Janet Schijns is the award-winning CEO and Co-Founder of JS Group, a go to market consultancy dedicated to achieving results. She is the founder of the #digitalnormal movement in the industry driving profitable change in the partner community. Janet is a top 10 CEO Disruptor 2021, Top 10 Women in Technology 2020, 2021 (Analytics Insights), Top 50 Technology Influencers 2020, 2021 (Awards Magazine) recipient, and was named Channel Influencer of the year in 2019 beating out a slate of nominees from the top tech firms in the world. Janet was formerly EVP and CMSO at Office Depot, and Chief Channel Executive and Chief Marketing Technologist at Verizon Business. Additionally, Janet ran the channel organization for Motorola Enterprise and Government and is a noted and admired channel expert in the industry regularly appearing on the main stage at a variety of events. Janet has spent the past two decades making a difference in our industry, as an executive and as a consultant and trusted advisor. She is dedicated to the advancement of Women in Technology, founding her not for profit “Tech World’s Half” in 2017 to address the issue of women dropping out of technology. She has coached, mentored and counseled hundreds of Women in the industry to success and is regularly called upon to speak about empowering and advancing Women in the technology industry. A native of the Garden state, Janet now resides in Florida with her family.
About the Host:
Craig Patterson joined Aryaka Networks as Channel Chief and Vice President of Sales - Americas in fall 2021. In this role, Patterson is responsible for Aryaka’s Channel Strategy and market growth, launching Aryaka’s Accelerate Channel Partner Program which earned the prestigious 5-STAR CRN Award in 2022. Patterson is also a recipient of the 2022 CRN Channel Chief Award and 2022 Channel Futures: Circle of Excellence Award for dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as a channel advocate. Prior to Aryaka, Patterson was the West Division Vice President for Lumen’s indirect channel, where he led the global sales and revenue strategy for a $1billion organization within the Lumen Channel Partner Program. Patterson is a passionate supporter and contributor to philanthropic efforts, and currently serves on the board for the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA). He resides in Colorado with his family.