Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Named one of the Top 25 Newsmakers by CDN Magazine, Top 100 Most Respected Thought Leaders by Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine, member of the global Power SMB 150 as well as Top 250 Managed Services Executives in the global MSPmentor list, he is often sought out for keynotes, industry guidance, as well as business development opportunities.
Jay is a recognized leader in the global IT Channel and a member of the Channel Vanguard Council, CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council, as well as CRN Channel Intelligence Council.
Jay has spent his career in sales leadership, marketing, strategy and business development positions within Autotask, Lenovo and IBM. He is currently Senior Vice President Strategy & Market Development for Autotask, responsible for defining and executing global growth initiatives within the corporation.
As a futurist, and long standing member of the World Future Society, Jay is an expert in Pervasive Computing which is the study of future computing models and the resulting impact on society, as well as Managed Services, Voice over IP and Cloud Computing.
Jay previously led the Enterprise (Fortune 500), Public Sector, SMB, as well as the Consumer businesses for Lenovo and IBM. With a blend of unique sales coverage, community outreach, social media and innovative marketing, the SMB division of Lenovo grew by 50% in market share under his leadership. Jay has lived in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Raleigh NC, and now Albany NY.
An avid blogger, community and social media expert, Jay has developed an innovative â€œdandelion marketingâ€ approach to the market delivering unique content and messaging across dozens of channels.
Jay actively gives back to the community in which he works and lives and has throughout his career been involved in the United Way, the Lenovo Employee Charitable Fund, Models for Charity and a member of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement.
Specialties Technology Futurist, Channel Management and Strategy, Sales Leadership and Coverage, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Managed Services.
Read some of my recent blogs on things like future devices, pervasive computing, unified communications, PC security, managed services and lifestreaming: