Security is a top issue facing IT professionals today, and if you’re relying solely on software vendor patches to keep your data safe, you’re taking an unnecessary risk.
In this on-demand webinar, Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin and IT security experts discuss the escalating cybersecurity threat environment and how you can take control of your own defense with Rimini Protect zero-day security solutions and services.
Learn about the high cost of security breaches, how often they are occurring, how bad actors can target your employees, and how your current security efforts may still leave you vulnerable.
You won’t want to miss this valuable discussion. Watch now.
Mr. Ravin is a 30-year enterprise software industry veteran who pioneered the independent enterprise software support industry. In 2005, The Enterprise Software Observer named Mr. Ravin one of the 25 next-generation leaders of the enterprise software industry. In 2010, Mr. Ravin was featured in Deal Architect CEO Vinnie Mirchandani’s new book, The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations, where he is credited with enacting a visionary, disruptive strategy for dramatically reducing the cost of information technology and ushering in a new era of customer choice.
In September 2005, Mr. Ravin launched Rimini Street, Inc. with a mission to redefine enterprise software support using innovative, next-generation support services delivered at more than a 50 percent savings in fees compared to a software vendor’s annual support program. Rimini Street currently offers support services for Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise software.
Prior to his success launching independent maintenance and support programs, Mr. Ravin was an executive with PeopleSoft, Inc., where he served most recently as vice president of the customer sales division. Earlier in his PeopleSoft career, Mr. Ravin held several senior roles of increasing global responsibility, including corporate director of customer services and programs and corporate manager of upgrades and installations. Mr. Ravin’s PeopleSoft responsibilities included worldwide release support policy; release retirement programs; account management; Y2K software update and readiness program management for thousands of licensees; and development and delivery of special support programs for customers with unique needs. To meet the needs of customers who wanted to run a mature software release for many additional years beyond the official supported life span of a release without mandatory upgrades, Mr. Ravin successfully designed and launched the enterprise software industry’s first specialized extended support programs for Fortune 500, public sector and midmarket organizations.
Mr. Ravin also served as vice president of customer sales for Saba Software, Inc., worked in Russia on defense conversion programs, and worked in Washington, D.C. assisting the Clinton Administration with Congressional passage of the GATT global trade agreement in 1994.
Mr. Ravin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Ms. Wells is a 27-year veteran of IT and enterprise software with extensive experience in network engineering, management consulting, product marketing, and product management. She has a broad range of expertise in strategy, enterprise applications and hosting, cloud solutions, quality assurance, product positioning, product messaging, and PeopleSoft.
Ms. Wells serves as VP, Product Strategy at Rimini Street. She is responsible for leading the product strategy of Rimini Street’s comprehensive suite of services specifically designed to enable Oracle and SAP licensees to address new opportunities and challenges across today’s dynamic IT landscape.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Wells served Rimini Street clients as Vice President, Product Management; Senior Director, Product Management; and Senior Director, Product Marketing, aligning strategy and product requirements to client objectives, and driving messaging and positioning for Rimini Street’s support for PeopleSoft offerings.
Previously, Ms. Wells held leadership roles in product marketing, product management, strategy, and consulting at AT&T, overseeing the Oracle product portfolio for AT&T’s cloud solutions and the PeopleSoft practice for AT&T’s professional services organization. She also held roles in PeopleSoft consulting at USinternetworking and Technology Solutions Company, and network engineering and support positions at Advanced Computer Systems, Eclipse Computer System, and IBM.
Ms. Wells holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Auburn University and an MBA in Global Business from Kennesaw State University in partnership with ASEBUSS Business School in Bucharest, Romania. She also holds certifications in Product Marketing, Project Management, Six Sigma, ITIL, and Oracle Applications.
Global CEO with blue-chip multinational experience including executive roles in management, business strategy, sales and marketing.
Multi domain experience in tech, consumer goods, retailing, high-tech manufacturing, agri-food and FMCG.
Passion for helping people and businesses fulfil their potential.
Experienced Director, currently Chairman of plant based food company Smartfoods and board director of Auckland’s economic and cultural agency Auckland Unlimited.
Mr. Grady is a 27 year veteran of the enterprise software industry with proven executive leadership experience. He has a strong track record in global customer service, enterprise software sales and marketing, enterprise software maintenance sales and service delivery. Mr. Grady has led global enterprise software firms and has developed emerging high-growth technology start-ups into successful ventures.
Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Grady was president and COO at Altus Corporation, a provider of video search and management software for sales enablement. During his tenure at Altus, Mr. Grady was responsible for overseeing the company’s field operations. Under his leadership, Altus emerged as the leader in enterprise on-demand rich media solutions for sales enablement, events and knowledge-sharing, with global clients including Oracle, SAP, Cisco, GM, IBM and Symantec. Under Mr. Grady’s leadership, Altus experienced a 500-percent increase in revenue over a six year period.
Previously, Mr. Grady served as president and COO of Saba Software where he helped drive a 300-percent increase in revenue during his tenure.
Prior to Saba, Mr. Grady held several executive positions at PeopleSoft, including most recently vice president and general manager of the $600 million Customer Sales Division, which grew to become the company’s largest and fastest-growing business unit. The Customer Sales Division included global enterprise software maintenance sales and telesales.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Grady managed large information systems projects for Fortune 500 clients as a consulting manager at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Mr. Grady earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Collage of American Pathologist (CAP)
Experienced Cyber Security Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in many areas around cybersecurity policy and program management, IT operations including networking, client/server technologies, cloud computing, application security including SSO and fine grained authorization and federation. Experienced on IT compliance and Risk Management. Highly skilled understanding of perimeter security and networking fundamentals. Experienced with multiple fusion middleware applications such as Weblogic, Tomcat, Apache and java applications.
Sameer Dalal, PMP
College of American Pathologist (CAP)
I am results-oriented IS Infrastructure and Operations leader with extensive experience with managing Middleware and Database systems for both, cloud and on-premise platforms. I bring synergy between discrete teams situated at various geographical locations around the globe. I have diverse skillset ranging from support for Infrastructure and Operations, project management and implementing complex technical solutions.
I am a strategist and take time to articulate and develop clear plan of action. I also bring exceptional skills in leading large teams through unchartered territory and steering towards accomplishing common objective. I have been focusing lately on establishing Standards and Governance across various departments within IS organization. My certification includes PMI-PMP and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Scott Hays is a seasoned veteran in enterprise software technology for ERP and customer experience. At Rimini Street, Hays is responsible for the go-to-market strategy, messaging, and content for support services.
Prior to Rimini Street, Hays served as senior vice president of product marketing for Epicor, a mid-market ERP provider, and vice president of solutions marketing for Verint, a global leader in customer engagement solutions.
Earlier in his career, Hays was with Clarus Corporation as a development manager and product manager for financials, procurement, and business intelligence solutions, and was a retail buyer and systems manager with Macy’s Department Stores.
Hays holds a degree in Economics and Sociology from Stanford University.
Gabe Dimeglio is a 20-year veteran of information technology and security for private and public sector organizations. He is a results-driven leader, specializing in security services and solutions for mission critical, complex enterprise platforms. His expertise includes strategic consulting services, risk analyses/risk mitigation, and compliance.
Mr. Dimeglio serves as Vice President, Global Security Services (GSS) at Rimini Street. He is responsible for oversight of the GSS organization that provides tailored consulting and advisory security services to prospects and clients, in collaboration with Rimini Street sales, client engagement, and retention functions.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Dimeglio served Rimini Street clients as Senior Director of Global Security and Global Security/Security Intelligence Manager, providing leadership and oversight in the GSS organization.
Previously, Mr. Dimeglio held roles developing and managing technology and security teams, operations, business development, client-facing programs, budgets, and compliance programs in highly diverse organizations from the Global 100 to defense, healthcare, financial, and educational institutions. He is an active member of the security industry, and a trusted advisor to a diverse mix of information security startups. He has led teams to global recognition through the nominations and receipt of several industry awards including the Stevie International Business Awards for “Support Department of the Year.”
Mr. Dimeglio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems with a concentration in Internetworking from Strayer University in Maryland.
Dwayne has been a disruptor and innovator in technology for 30 years. His expertise and experience includes over 20 years as a product manager with specialty in cybersecurity. Dwayne has defined and launched many security products and services which have protected numerous customer environments in the US and around the globe. Additionally Dwayne has been part of corporate security offices and very involved with developing and implementing security policies and standards. Dwayne’s areas of particular interest are in HoneyPots and Security Operations.