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Chris Gonsalves

Chris Gonsalves, Editorial Vice President

The 2112 Group’s Editorial Vice President Chris Gonsalves is an award-winning career business and tech journalist, most recently serving as executive editor of TechTarget’s CIO and IT Strategy Media Group, where he covered all matters of concern for today’s senior technology and business leaders. Chris has served in senior editorial positions at Ziff Davis’ PC Week, eWeek, Baseline and Channel Insider, and CMP’s VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR. His work includes reporting and newsroom management stints at Newsmax Media, the Providence (R.I.) Journal, and the Dow Jones-owned Standard-Times in New Bedford, Mass. He has also done content development work for major technology vendors including IBM, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. Chris is a graduate of Penn State University and a military veteran who served in South Korea and worked at the prestigious U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Marie Lingblom

Marie Lingblom

Marie Lingblom is an award-winning writer, journalist and editor with extensive, competitive print and digital technology news experience.

Marie learned her way around the business of technology through her coverage of the channel as a staff writer and editor for CRN News. Coverage included competitive breaking news about finance, technology development and business operations. Marie’s beat included wireless networking, mobile hardware, security technologies, and large system integrators. Her contributions have appeared in CRN News, VARBusiness and Digital Connect magazines.

For several years, Marie also led a tech newsroom as managing editor of Mass High Tech, known as the Journal of New England Technology, housed in Boston with its sister publication The Boston Business Journal. During her tenure with Mass High Tech, Marie led newsroom coverage of the most innovative technology and life sciences breakthroughs, cutting-edge technology business models and technology investment trends in New England. She served as frequent moderator and organizer of panel discussions and events such as MHT’s annual Women to Watch. During her tenure as MHT managing editor, the MHT team earned a first place award for overall design/content — a first in the newspaper’s history.

She has also worked as an associate editor for an IDG custom publishing group serving CIO, CSO and Network World magazines.

Marie is also an independent creator and author of original, magazine-published and corporate content for technology companies including AMD, Sun Microsystems and Iron Mountain, as well as media outlets including CIO Magazine, CSO Magazine and Network World. She has served as a regular contributor to Infosecurity Professional magazine. She resides in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts.

Stefanie Hoffman

Stefanie Hoffman

Stefanie Hoffman comes to the 2112 Group after four years as a security editor for CRN, where she covered major security companies and honed her expertise writing about high-profile malware attacks, data breaches and other salient threats. Prior to that, she toured the U.S. as a writer for a travel trade pub and worked as a beat reporter. Several of her stories earned her first-place awards in Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual contest. Stefanie holds a master’s degree in magazine journalism from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication and a bachelor’s from Cornell College. When she’s not writing about the channel, Hoffman can be found on the salsa dance floor.

Lawrence M. Walsh

Lawrence M. Walsh, President & CEO, The 2112 Group

Larry Walsh is one of the most recognizable figures in the IT channel and security communities, and is considered one of the more forward-thinking leaders in the industry. He personally oversees the development and implementation of research, collaboration and content programs at The 2112 Group, which he founded to advance the state of the art in the technology marketplace and channel community. His blog, Channelnomics, explores issues in the channel as they relate to optimizing technology business models and solution provider performance. Larry is the founder and executive director of the Channel Vanguard Council, a think tank of technology channel executives dedicated to identifying future trends in the IT industry and channel. He is the former editor and publisher of Channel Insider, and former editor of Baseline, VARBusiness, GovernmentVAR and Information Security magazines. He is co-author of the new book “The Power of Convergence,” and editor in residence at the BTM Institute. Larry lives in New York, but remains true to his native of Boston as a fanatical Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Heather Clancy

Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in coverage of transformative technology, innovation and corporate social responsibility.

Her articles have appeared in AllBusiness.com, EntrepreneurFortune Small BusinessThe International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. Heather contributes to three CBS Interactive blogs: GreenTech Pastures, Small Business Matters and SmartPlanet. She is also an ongoing contributor for GreenBiz.com, SustainableBusiness.com and Tech Target.

Heather previously was editor at Computer Reseller News, the leading B2B trade publication covering news and trends about high-tech channels of distribution.  She started her journalism life as a business writer with United Press International in New York, after earning a B.A. in English literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Heather is also a graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course.