Chip Conley
New York Times bestselling author and hospitality entrepreneur, Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. No one has led the development, creation, and management of more boutique hotels than Chip, founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre. During his nearly 24 years as CEO, Joie de Vivre grew to become the second largest boutique hotel companies in America. In 2013, Chip accepted an invitation from the founders of Airbnb to help transform their promising home sharing start-up into the world’s largest hospitality brand. In four years as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, he taught his award-winning methods to hundreds of thousands of Airbnb hosts and created the world-renowned Airbnb Open. Chip’s books share his theories on transformation and meaning – in business and life – and he has also been a featured speaker at TED.
His next book, [email protected]: The Making of a Modern Elder, comes out in September and shares Chip’s experiences from his tenure at Airbnb. Immediately following his keynote, Chip will be providing all Zumapalooza attendees with a copy of his next book and will be available for a book signing from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.
Cindy Zimpfer

Cindy Zimpfer is the SVP of Colocation Sales at Switch. She is responsible for developing, growing and maintaining new and existing sales channels with agents, partners and vendors of Switch data centers. Cindy joined Switch in 2012 to support the dramatic growth in the company’s sales division.

Cindy has demonstrated a passion and commitment to developing effective partner relationships and is an integral part of assisting her partners and their clients with the migration into the Switch data center ecosystem. From sophisticated startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses, she works with clients to fulfill their goals through effective planning, strategy and implementation. Cindy takes the opportunity to learn their core business and what drives them.

She enjoys the diversity of working with various types of businesses and industries, and managing the ongoing relationships. Cindy’s role is dual-state based as she manages partners and clients in Southern California and provides tours of the Switch headquarters in Las Vegas.

Prior to joining Switch, Cindy served in executive sales management positions for Worldwide Transport/Total Military Management, Bank of America, AT&T and Epoch Internet. She also consulted for firms in need of her expertise in strategic sales, account management, proposal development, sales presentations, contract negotiations and business development.

Paul Giobbi

Since starting Zumasys in 2000, Paul has maintained a relentless focus on culture and social responsibility. His innovative employee programs, such as the Zumasys International Travel Incentive and Happyness Is a Choice, have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including being named #1 on Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces for Giving Back in 2016.

Paul was born into the legacy computing market. He started his career at age 11 in a family business that produced tradeshows and magazines for the PICK/UNIX market. By age 30, he built a successful division at Jones Business Systems (JBS), which became the largest distributor for Pick Systems (now Rocket Software). In 2000, Paul and his partner – Joe Cupp – split from JBS to form Zumasys and later launched The Zumasys Cloud which is optimized for high-performance business applications and accounting systems.

In 2015, Zumasys acquired jBASE, a proven NoSQL database and application platform used by the largest international banks in the world. jBASE’s modern native architecture delivers the highest performance, scalability and turnkey integration of any database on the market and it is ideal for PICK MultiValue applications that need to be modernized.  Zumasys also provides several innovative software products including AccuTerm for remote browser-based access to PICK applications; MV Dashboard for presenting business data within a Web-based graphical interface; MV Connect for developing RESTful Web Services; DesignBais; and the OpenQM database.

After growing Zumasys into a $30 million technology provider, Paul sold its cloud, infrastructure and managed services business to NexusTek in June 2018. As part of the divestiture, Paul and the Executive Team that built Zumasys relocated to San Clemente, California and the company is now exclusively focused on its software technologies.

Mike Jenner

As CEO of NexusTek, Mike Jenner provides guidance to the leadership team, focused on the strategic growth of NexusTek and expansion into new markets. Mike brings more than 25 years’ experience in outsourcing, managed services, software and IT to the NexusTek team.

As CEO of the ILLUMEN Group prior to joining NexusTek in 2015, Mike helped the Denver firm build a substantial portfolio of clients and establish a strong presence with community organizations and industry leaders. Before ILLUMEN, Mike led a team of more than 2,000 IT professionals and staff for Trizetto Inc.’s Services Division and spent nearly two decades as a senior executive at the helm of AT&T’s multi-billion dollar Enterprise Networking business. A Cornell University graduate, Mike received a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics.