Skip to content

BREAKOUTS AGENDA

View all the Breakouts hosted at NerdioCon 2024

Tuesday, February 13th

MSP Stories: How to Create Impactful Videos for Your Business

Presented by: Sivan Shachnovitz

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Understanding Hybrid Cloud and Azure Stack HCI: A Comprehensive Guide

Presented by: Stefan Georgiev

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Welcome to NerdioCon 2024, Enterprise Partners!

Presented by: Vadim Vladimirskiy and Larry Sweeney, Nerdio and Gabe Knuth, Enterprise Strategy Group

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Unified Application Management in Nerdio Manager for MSP: A New Way to Manage Your Apps!

Presented by: Ashley Battle & Andy Weidner, Nerdio

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Building Next-Level MSP Solutions: Exploring the Nerdio Manager for MSP API Capabilities

Presented by: Kevin Murray & Carl Long, Nerdio

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

AI Opportunity for MSPs: Practical Opportunities to Integrate AI and Copilot Into Your Stack

Presented by: John Turk, Microsoft

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Intune

Presented by: Travis Roberts & Jordan Wazwaz

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Rubber Ducky Challenge

Presented by: Danny Jenkins, ThreatLocker

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Trouble in Paradise: A Choose Your Own Adventure Cybersecurity Story

Presented by: Kelcye Blankenship-Lackland, CyberQP

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

How Datto RMM and Backup for Azure Can Simultaneously Add Security and Reduce Management Complexity

Presented by: Jack Cooke, Kaseya

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

AI in Action. What Can it Really Do for Your MSP?

Presented by: Joe Spiller, Pia

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

A Collaborative Approach for Streamlining Cloud Infrastructure

Presented by: Nicole Faletra, John Ciaramitaro, and Christine Hak, Pax8

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Mastering the MSP Odyssey: Navigating Growth, Challenges, and Exit Strategies

Presented by: Tim Conkle, The20

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Solutions Granted Breakout Session

Presented by: Michael Crean, Solutions Granted & Michelle Ragusa-McBain, SonicWall

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Utilizing Intel’s Latest Xeon to Accelerate your AVD Workloads With Nerdio

Presented by: Brian Caddell, Intel

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Marketing a Start-Up: How to Get Started (and What Didn’t Work)

Presented by: Liz Hoscheid, Nerdio

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

From POC to Production – How to Deploy Nerdio in an Enterprise Environment at Scale Successfully

Presented by: Neil McLoughlin

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Establishing Credibility with Nerdio’s Whiteboard Presentation

Presented by: Damian Siriani, Nerdio and Richard Ellis, Revenue Innovations

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Microsoft Defender & Nerdio Manager for MSP: A Complete Introduction

Presented by: Gido Veekens & Ashley Battle, Nerdio

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Troubleshooting and Maintaining AVD Environments at Scale

Presented by: Carl Long & Chuck Mikuzis, Nerdio

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Five Nerdio Manager for MSP Features to Increase Your Sales

Presented by: Amol Dalvi and Will Ominsky, Nerdio

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Repeat: AI Opportunity for MSPs: Practical Opportunities to Integrate AI and Copilot Into Your Stack

Presented by: John Turk, Microsoft

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ready to join Nerdio in paradise?

NerdioCon 2024 is SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist below.

NERDIOCON
February 12th – 16th, 2024
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

FOR SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES
Natasha Boyko
nboyko@getnerdio.com

© 2024 Copyright Nerdio. All Rights Reserved | Nerdio Policies & Legal

MSP Stories: How to Create Impactful Videos for Your Business

Presented by: Sivan Shachnovitz

Learn how to share your technological expertise and unique brand through the most compelling medium: video. Sivan will teach you the basics of creating client-converting videos, using simple on-hand tools on your phone. You will learn how to communicate your services and solutions through compelling videos that engage your prospective clients.
Tuesday

February 13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bavaro IV & V

Breakout

Understanding Hybrid Cloud and Azure Stack HCI: A Comprehensive Guide

Presented by: Stefan Georgiev, Nerdio

This session covers Hybrid Cloud in the context Azure Stack HCI and AVD, focusing on their architecture, use-cases, and benefits. We’ll start by defining Azure Stack HCI, and deep diving into AVD and Nerdio Manager. The presentation also guides attendees on how to start discussions around Azure Stack HCI within their organizations, including stakeholder engagement and cost-benefit analysis. We’ll conclude with a practical guide to implementing Azure Stack HCI. This session is designed for both newcomers and IT professionals looking to enhance their cloud computing strategies.
Tuesday

February 13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bavaro I

Breakout

Welcome to NerdioCon 2024, Enterprise Partners!

Presented by: Vadim Vladimirskiy and Larry Sweeney, Nerdio and Gabe Knuth, Enterprise Strategy Group

We will be discussing what to expect this week. We will have a special welcome from Nerdio CEO, Vadim, along with some words from Industry experts and one of our top customers.
Tuesday

February 13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bavaro VI

Breakout

Unified Application Management in Nerdio Manager for MSP: A New Way to Manage Your Apps!

Presented by: Ashley Battle and Andy Weidner, Nerdio

In this session, we will introduce the concept of Unified Application Management (UAM) in Nerdio Manager for MSP. With UAM, MSPs can manage the entire lifecycle of applications in a consistent, secure, and efficient way, all while staying compliant with the necessary regulations. In this session, we will provide a live demonstration of the UAM feature and showcase that by adopting UAM, MSPs can significantly reduce their manual workload and boost their operational efficiency.  

Tuesday

February 13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Menorca

Breakout

Building Next-Level MSP Solutions: Exploring the Nerdio Manager for MSP API Capabilities

Presented by: Kevin Murray and Carl Long, Nerdio

Join us for a deep dive into leveraging the API that is included in Nerdio Manager for MSP. We will discuss the methods and features to allow you to enhance your existing business systems. Whether it’s your PSA tool or general notifications, we will pave the path to show the ideas and feature sets available for you to reach new levels of sophistication.

Tuesday

February 13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mallorca

Breakout

AI Opportunity for MSPs: Practical Opportunities to Integrate AI and Copilot Into Your Stack

Presented by: John Turk, Microsoft

AI is top of mind for many organizations and presents new opportunities for MSPs to engage with customers in new ways and find new revenue opportunities. In this session we will look at some of the most popular Azure OpenAI solutions, the Microsoft Copilot framework, and use cases for how customers are currently adopting AI solutions. We will then look at how these trends translate into growth opportunities for your business, and tools for getting started using, and selling AI solutions.
Tuesday

February 13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bavaro II

Breakout

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Intune

Presented by: Travis Roberts and Jordan Wazwaz, Nerdio

Many organizations plan to move from legacy, Windows AD authentication to modern authentication with Entra ID.  However, moving to cloud-based Entra ID requires new tools for managing users and devices.  Intune is the platform of choice to replace Group Policies, System Center Configuration Manager, and other management platforms that require Windows AD.  This session covers requirements and considerations for moving to Intune.  After that, we review how to use Nerdio Manager for Enterprise for user and device management.
Tuesday

February 13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bavaro III

Breakout

Rubber Ducky Challenge

Presented by: Danny Jenkins, ThreatLocker

Risk of data loss and operational disruption can stem from more than the ransomware in news headlines. Witness a live hacking demonstration of a common-looking USB device and learn about physical and digital methods of control to minimize data exfiltration.
Tuesday

February 13

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Bavaro VI

Breakout

Trouble in Paradise: A Choose Your Own Adventure Cybersecurity Story

Presented by: Kelcye Blankenship-Lackland, CyberQP

Join us for an interactive incident response adventure to help better prepare yourself and your business to be proactive and preventative in case of cyber emergency. Collaborate with others and learn how to best respond to cyber threats and protect your data. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to level up your cybersecurity game!
Tuesday

February 13

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Bavaro III

Breakout

How Datto RMM and Backup for Azure Can Simultaneously Add Security and Reduce Management Complexity

Presented by: Jack Cooke, Kaseya

With more and more workloads moving to Azure and more and more insurance providers asking for multi-cloud assurances, it is more important than ever that we can ensure our clients of both business continuity and a secure addition to Azure. This immediately raises concerns of ingress/egress fees and added complexity, to what can be an already complex Azure world, but with Datto Backup for Microsoft Azure (DCBA), it doesn’t have to be.  In this session, we will review how DCBA can simply replace Azure backup and site recovery, by simultaneously offering a simpler alternative that includes multi-cloud. When you pair this with our RMM integrations to Microsoft, it will not only save you time and money but improve the redundancy and security of your client’s environment.

Tuesday

February 13

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Bavaro II

Breakout

AI in Action. What Can it Really do for Your MSP?

Presented by: Joe Spiller, Pia

Come join us for a live, interactive session of Pia’s aidesk. Get a behind the scenes look at the platform, the features, and all the bells and whistles Pia has to offer. From tickerint to triage to SmartForms to actual Zero Touch Automation, you will see all our software has to offer and how it is able to increase efficiency, improve standardization, and level up the bottom line.

Tuesday

February 13

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Bavaro I

Breakout

A Collaborative Approach for Streamlining Cloud Infrastructure

Presented by: Nicole Faletra, John Ciaramitaro, and Christine Hak, Pax8

Overwhelmed by the complexity of cloud infrastructure? Think again. Pax8 and Nerdio have joined forces to equip IT providers with the necessary technology, training, and expert resources to simplify their infrastructure journey. Whether it’s navigating purchasing and billing processes, managing migrations and deployments, or handling every step in between, Pax8 empowers you to expand your business, minimize risks, and achieve operational efficiencies in the realm of cloud infrastructure.

Tuesday

February 13

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Mallorca

Breakout

Mastering the MSP Odyssey: Navigating Growth, Challenges, and Exit Strategies

Presented by: Tim Conkle, The20

Hop on board for a wild ride through the ups and downs of building a killer Managed Service Provider (MSP) business. We’re spilling the beans on the nitty-gritty – from those early days of hustling to the sweet taste of a successful exit strategy. Get ready to hear some real talk and battle-tested stories from someone who’s been there, done that, and lived to tell the tale. We’ll dish out the secrets to making it big in the MSP game, with a spotlight on how laying the right groundwork early on can make or break your journey. Whether you’re a seasoned MSP pro or just dipping your toes, this session promises laughs, insights, and practical tips to supercharge your MSP adventure. Buckle up – it’s gonna be a blast! 🚀

Tuesday

February 13

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Menorca

Breakout

Utilizing Intel's Latest Xeon to Accelerate your AVD Workloads With Nerdio

Presented by: Brian Caddell, Intel

When evaluating CPUs for building your AVD workloads, it’s important to understand the performance improvements from gen over gen processors. Look beyond price for virtual machines to ensure your solution is performing the best for your customers.

Tuesday

February 13

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Mina Lobby

Breakout

Marketing a Start-Up: How to Get Started (and What Didn’t Work)

Presented by: Liz Hoscheid, Nerdio

Learn what worked and what crashed and burned from Nerdio’s inception until now. Get the real behind the scenes marketing lessons so you can learn from our mistakes!

Tuesday

February 13

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Menorca

Breakout

From POC to Production - How to Deploy Nerdio in an Enterprise Environment at Scale Successfully

Presented by: Neil McLoughlin, Nerdio

In this session, Neil McLoughlin will give you some architectural best practices and advise as to how to successfully deploy a large-scale Azure Virtual Desktop infrastructure. We will cover Azure Landing Zones, Application Deployment options, Storage & FSLogix and more. These lessons will be from actual real deployments covering tens of thousands of desktops.
 
 
Tuesday

February 13

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bavaro II

Breakout

Establishing Credibility with Nerdio’s Whiteboard Presentation

Presented by: Damian Siriani, Nerdio and Richard Ellis, Revenue Innovations

Keep your customers engaged and turn your presentation into a conversation when delivering the MSFT + Nerdio message and value proposition.

Tuesday

February 13

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bavaro I

Breakout

Microsoft Defender & Nerdio Manager for MSP: A Complete Introduction

Presented by: Gido Veekens & Ashley Battle, Nerdio

Join our session to see how you can enhance your security offerings as an MSP by integrating Microsoft Defender with Nerdio Manager for MSP. We’ll guide you through a product demo that shows you how the advanced security features of Microsoft Defender can be easily managed and optimized within the Nerdio Manager for MSP platform. You’ll learn how this integration can strengthen the security framework for your clients, streamline management, and reduce workload. 

Tuesday

February 13

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bavaro VI

Breakout

Troubleshooting and Maintaining AVD Environments at Scale

Presented by: Carl Long and Chuck Mikuzis, Nerdio

Join us for a comprehensive session where we will discuss the details in and around the proper methods for supporting and troubleshooting Azure AVD environments. We will talk about and provide clarity and resources to optimize the abilities of your front line and engineers to move through Azure issues efficiently.

Tuesday

February 13

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mallorca

Breakout

Five Nerdio Manager for MSP Features to Increase Your Sales

Presented by: Amol Dalvi and Will Ominsky, Nerdio

Unleash the full potential of Nerdio Manager for MSP to gain a competitive edge and increase your MRR. This informative session will reveal how you can utilize the tool’s powerful features to streamline your MSP operations and enhance your service offerings, making them more appealing to your customers and prospects to drive MRR. Attract more customers and boost your bottom line with Nerdio Manager for MSP.
Tuesday

February 13

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bavaro III

Breakout

AI Opportunity for MSPs: Practical Opportunities to Integrate AI and Copilot Into Your Stack

Presented by: John Turk, Microsoft

AI is top of mind for many organizations and presents new opportunities for MSPs to engage with customers in new ways and find new revenue opportunities. In this session we will look at some of the most popular Azure OpenAI solutions, the Microsoft Copilot framework, and use cases for how customers are currently adopting AI solutions. We will then look at how these trends translate into growth opportunities for your business, and tools for getting started using, and selling AI solutions.
Tuesday

February 13

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bavaro IV & V

Breakout

Operational Efficiency: Building, Measuring, and Improving for Success

Presented by: Joe Ferla, N-able

Explore the core elements of operational efficiency with N-able’s Head Nerd, Joe Ferla. Learn how to construct streamlined processes, measure success with key performance indicators, and implement adaptive strategies for continuous improvement. Gain actionable insights and best practices to enhance operational efficiency and drive organizational success.

Thursday

February 15

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bavaro VI

Breakout

An IT Hero in the Making: An Origin Story

Presented by: Eric Torres, ScalePad

Industry veteran Eric Torres narrates the backstory of an MSP protagonist. From the sparks of IT ambition in childhood to the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of today, join us on this journey from ho-hum to hero. Each step brings them closer to the confident and profitable hero we know today: standardizing processes, leveraging automation tools, and solidifying security measures. Could this be your story too? Join Eric to find out.

Thursday

February 15

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bavaro III

Breakout

Enhancing Cybersecurity Resilience: The MSP’s Role of Penetration Testing and Compliance in Native Microsoft Cloud Environments

Presented by: Bruce McCully, Galactic Advisors

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, safeguarding your clients’ data infrastructure is more critical than ever. MSPs are continually faced with addressing prevalent challenges related to establishing and expanding Microsoft cloud practices and application management, especially when it comes to security and adhering to ever-evolving regulatory and compliance standards. Through the integration of penetration testing and compliance measures in Native Microsoft Cloud Environments, MSPs have a unique opportunity to not only enhance their Microsoft 365 and Azure offerings, but they can also create new revenue streams to grow their business. The challenge for most MSPs is the complexity of Microsoft Azure, Intune, and Endpoint Manager. This leads to neglecting certain areas that can lead to vulnerabilities and increase the risk of cyberattacks. Combine these complexities with cybersecurity and convoluted compliance regulations, and MSPs get lost in the fray. However, there is a simple way to assure security and compliance in even the most complex Microsoft Cloud environments. It starts with understanding the areas that are most often overlooked when performing penetration testing and during compliance gap analysis. There are also five common mistakes MSPs make when performing pen tests in Azure-hosted environments. This session will address both concerns and give MSPs all the knowledge they need to convince clients to make the necessary changes in their IT environment to remain secure and compliant while adding additional revenue to their MSP business.

Thursday

February 15

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bavaro II

Breakout

The Automation Mindset: Hatching a Culture for Success

Presented by: Aharon Chernin, Rewst

Join Rewst’s CEO & Founder Aharon Chernin for an engaging presentation on achieving automation maturity. Learn how you can build a culture of automation for your MSP as Aharon teaches you how to establish new processes within your organization. Do all of this while empowering your employees to spread their wings and create their own automations with ease.

Discover how embracing automation can elevate your business, offering advantages like enhanced efficiency, profitability, and an improved customer experience. By the end of this presentation, you’ll be equipped to embark on your automation journey, leading to reduced manual processes and enhanced work experience for everyone involved.

Thursday

February 15

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bavaro I

Breakout

Azure Practice of the Future

Presented by: Michael Slater and Ron Farrar, Sherweb

The current state of general MSP Azure practice, the direction Azure is going in, and on the what good will look like in the future: Discuss today’s successful Azure practices and get insight from our experts on what kind the impact AI will have on the future of Azure.

Thursday

February 15

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Menorca

Breakout

How to Differentiate Yourself: GlassHive's Billion-Dollar Blueprint for MSPs

Presented by: Giovanni Sanguily, GlassHive

Welcome to the world where being just another MSP is so yesterday! Join us in this upbeat breakout session where GlassHive brings a splash of fun to the serious business of differentiating your MSP in today’s tech-savvy era. We’re not just talking theories; we’re bringing to the table real-world examples and valuable use cases that have collectively generated over a whopping billion dollars in revenue. Imagine this: your MSP not just surviving but thriving and standing tall among the competition. How? Through clever strategies, savvy marketing, and some cool tech tricks that we’ve mastered over the years. This session is your golden ticket to learning from those who’ve been there, done that, and made quite a few bucks doing it. We promise, no boring lectures here – just straight-up, practical wisdom wrapped in a package of fun and interactive learning. So, gear up to add some serious firepower to your MSP game – it’s time to play in the big leagues! 🚀🌟

Thursday

February 15

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Mallorca

Breakout

Identity – The MSP's Ally and Adversary

Presented by: MacKenzie Brown, Blackpoint Cyber

The use of identity for access is the key to business scalability. But for hackers, a stolen identity is a control panel to the destruction of your business. And damage happens fast. Really fast. Join Mackenzie Brown, VP of Security at Blackpoint Cyber, to unpack this process and understand how Microsoft and Blackpoint combine to mitigate sophisticated threats. This session will walk through a case study of Microsoft Intune abuse, talk through what could have happened, and examine the security measures needed to prevent lateral movement from cloud to endpoint. 

Thursday

February 15

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bavaro IV & V

Breakout

Connecting to the Evolution of EUC

Presented by: Chris Feeney, IGEL and Evelio Garcia, Lenovo

The cloud workspace is changing and Microsoft is once again rising above the noise in the EUC marketplace with the evolution of Azure Stack HCI. By focusing on simplified, secure, and flexible endpoints, Lenovo and IGEL are uniquely positioned to empower Microsoft and Nerdio in the management of hybrid cloud environments in Azure. Join us to learn how the secure endpoint OS for now & next running on the industry leader in hardware can offer increased control, reduced risk, and significant savings while enhancing productivity and increasing the security of the end-user experience.

Thursday

February 15

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Mina Lobby

Breakout

Mastering the Art of Webinars: Strategies for Success

Presented by: Travis Roberts and Ashley Battle, Nerdio

In this breakout session, professionals can expect to enhance their skills in hosting webinars, increase audience engagement, and maximize the impact of their online events. Whether you are a seasoned webinar host or the new kid on the block, this session provides a wealth of practical tips and strategies that cover everything from A to Z, ensuring the successful promotion and execution of your webinars.

Thursday

February 15

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Bavaro IV & V

Breakout

From Release to Deployment: How to Get Apps to Your Users Without Lifting a Finger

Presented by: Neil McLoughlin, Nerdio and Jim Moyle, Microsoft

Using Nerdio, Azure Virtual Desktop, App Attach, and a sprinkling of scripting, we’ll show you how to maintain your environment without getting out of bed. We’ll explain why it’s a good thing, how to do it, and we’ll even give you all the tools and scripts to copy and pretend you did all the work.

Thursday

February 15

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Bavaro II

Breakout

The New Enterprise Partner Program

Presented by: Damian Siriani, Nerdio

Nerdio is unveiling a completely new and revamped channel program focused on better engagement and partner profitability.

Thursday

February 15

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Bavaro VI

Breakout

The Microsoft Intune & Nerdio Manager for MSP Opportunity

Presented by: Andy Weidner and Gido Veekens, Nerdio

This session showcases how Nerdio Manager for MSP supercharges Microsoft Intune to simplify device and application management and remote support across tenants. It includes a demo of key features and operational efficiencies gained, as well as strategic benefits for MSPs. Join us to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the functionality of Nerdio Manager for MSP with Intune and how it can reduce operational workload, enhance security policies, and strengthen an MSP’s market offering.

Thursday

February 15

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Bavaro III

Breakout