Joe Weinman’s background spans R&D, operations and engineering, sales and marketing, product management, and corporate strategy. A former executive at Bell Labs, he has been awarded 21 U.S. and international patents. He led emerging technologies and services strategy for AT&T Business and AT&T corporate. At HP, he had P&L responsibility for a multi-hundred million dollar software business, and most recently, he was senior VP for cloud services and strategy at a leading data center, cloud enablement, and interconnection firm. As the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, he focused on cost, performance, and user experience optimization via the cloud. In his forthcoming book, Digital Disciplines (Wiley CIO, 2015), he focuses on digital strategies, and suggests that not only does IT matter, it can be a key enabler of corporate strategy and today, even corporate survival. Weinman received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison, respectively, and has completed executive education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Birger Steen has been chief executive officer of Odin (formerly Parallels) since 2010. Birger started his professional career in 1992 as an oil trader at Norwegian Oil Trading, where he opened the company’s first office in the former Soviet Union. He joined McKinsey & Company in Norway in 1993. In 1996, he left McKinsey to join his favorite client Schibsted ASA, a European media group, as Vice President of Business Development. In March 2000, he was named CEO of Scandinavia Online AB, the leading Nordic Internet portal, which was listed on the Stockholm and Oslo stock exchanges later that year. After selling the company in 2002, Birger joined Microsoft, where he held positions as Country Manager for Norway and later Russia before moving to Microsoft headquarters where he served as VP, WW SMB and Distribution. Birger holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim. He also holds a degree in Russian Language from the Defense School of Intelligence and Security in Oslo and received his MBA from INSEAD in France.
Mr. Beloussov is a founder of Odin and was formerly its CEO. He is a successful self-made serial entrepreneur and business executive with an outstanding 15+ year track record in building, growing, and leading high-performing, multi-national, high-tech companies in North America, Europe, and Asia. Under Mr. Beloussov's leadership, Odin quickly grew to profitability and top market positions in its desktop virtualization, OS containers, and control panel offerings. Mr. Beloussov holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering with High Honors, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.