Media Alert: SingleHop Executives to Speak at Techweek Chicago 2015

June 24, 2015, CHICAGO – SingleHop, a leading provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, today announced that several key members of the executive team and other industry luminaries will be participating in and speaking at this year’s Techweek Chicago conference taking place June 22 to 28. Driven by the biggest technology concerns for companies today, the speaker and panel sessions will focus on an array of topics — from cloud-based IT infrastructures to entrepreneurship to the growing concern of information security.

Founded and headquartered in Chicago, SingleHop is dedicated to growing and nurturing the startup and tech community and is proud to be a part of the ecosystem of entrepreneurs who are helping build, support, promote and celebrate Chicago’s vibrant technology and business communities.

Join SingleHop for actionable information on how to gain competitive advantage through deploying cloud infrastructure; have open discussion on successfully funding and growing a start up with real-life entrepreneurs who’ve built multi-million dollar businesses from concept to reality; learn how to protect your business against insidious malware attacks; and more:

  • Why Public Clouds are a Step Backwards in Efficiency
    Thursday, June 25, 11:30 am -12:00 pm: K&L Gates Stage
  • Panel: Packaged Business Destruction: Best Practices for Protecting your Business from Hacking Tool Kits and Malware Script Kiddies
    Friday, June 26, 10:00 am – 10:30 am: K&L Gates Stage
  • Panel: Entrepreneurial Finance: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Funding
    Friday, June 26, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: T Mobile Stage
  • Cloudynomics: Digital Estates — The IT Infrastructure Evolution of a Startup
    Friday, June 26, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: K&L Gates Stage

To learn more about each session, please read below:

Why Public Clouds are a Step Backwards in Efficiency
Jordan Jacobs, VP of products, SingleHop
Years ago companies saw a major improvement in efficiency in the heyday of virtualization. As the world looked to the cloud to solve business challenges these savings were forgotten. Today we live in a post cloud world with pre-virtualization efficiencies. Jordan will discuss these common mistakes that as many as 90% of companies are making utilizing public cloud.

Packaged Business Destruction: Best Practices for Protecting your Business from Hacking Tool Kits and Malware Script Kiddies
Moderator: Andy Pace, COO, SingleHop; Panelists: Steven Coty, Director Threat Research, Alert Logic; Neill Feather, President, SiteLock; Andrew Brooks, Director of Information Security, SingleHop
Malware kits and zero-day hacks are being bought and sold at will; giving the power to destroy online businesses to anyone. How can a business protect its interest against the flood of black hat hackers, organized criminal organizations, and hacktivists? The panel will discuss experiences and strategies for businesses to understand and protect their data.

Entrepreneurial Finance: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Funding
Moderator: Seth Kravitz, Co-founder and CEO, Technori ; Panelists: Raaja Nemani, Co-Founder and CEO, BucketFeet; Dan Ushman, CMO and Co-founder, SingleHop; Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Founder, GiveForward
Should you bootstrap or raise VC: what’s right for your start up? Funding a new venture is a complex decision that must take into consideration the industry, the business and the make up of the entrepreneur. In this session, you’ll hear from entrepreneurs who’ve taken both routes. They’ll share considerations, lessons learned and details from their own experiences about what it takes to successfully leverage various funding sources to build companies into thriving success stories.

Cloudynomics: Digital Estates — The IT Infrastructure Evolution of a Startup
Josh Williams, VP of enterprise sales and engineering, SingleHop
The IT usage cycle of a business often parallels the business’ growth cycle. To save money, startups often go with a shared or public cloud hosted solution. As the business begins the scale, they run into a series of limitations that forces them to evolve their IT usage or face a major drain on capital and personnel. In this best practices session, Josh Williams, VP of Enterprise Sales & Engineering for SingleHop, walks you through the process of developing an IT growth plan that avoids common limitations and helps to maximize your startup dollar.

An impressive line up of additional industry speakers tackling further technology and business challenges will be presenting from the SingleHop-sponsored stage throughout Thursday and Friday, June 25-26.

Follow SingleHop on Twitter at @SingleHop and read our blog at for more detail on SingleHop’s Techweek participation and speaker line up.

About SingleHop SingleHop, a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing, brings together a unique combination of enterprise-class technologies from industry-leading vendors, and a proprietary automation engine, to deliver a customized cloud infrastructure experience for enterprises of all sizes. Their powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Their service includes full-life cycle, white glove support, instantly scalable solutions, and comprehensive integrated security. SingleHop serves more than 5,500 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe.


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  • 312-447-2580, Ext. 214

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