Mike Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.


Brett Martin has over 20 years of experience in the IT channel. Starting with founding Channel Solutions Group, a full-service sales and marketing organization specializing in developing valued added channels of distribution for technology manufacturers. Then as part of the executive team at DynTek, a leading solutions provider. Brett also ran WW Channels for Lexar, giving him a deep understanding of the channel having worked for both Vendors and VARs.

Through his channel consulting firm Zenatta Consulting he has had major impacts on the channel program of over 30 companies, including Cisco, McAfee, Citrix, Ooma, and VMware. Through the years the companies he has run channels for have been awarded top channel program accolades by Gartner, CMP, and CompTIA.