Rae will collaborate with fellow advisory council members to provide CompTIA and its membership with strategic, near-term insight on issues and trends affecting the technology industry
Norwalk, Conn. (October 24, 2016) – Datto, the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, today announced that Vice President of Business Development, Rob Rae, has recently been appointed Vice Chair of the Vendor Advisory Council at CompTIA, the non-profit association for the technology industry. As Vice Chair, Rae will engage with a group of executives and leaders from across the information technology community to set strategies designed to advance the industry.
CompTIA's Vendor Advisory Council explores the key issues and inflection points facing hardware manufacturers, software vendors, carriers and ISPs. Rae will provide CompTIA’s executive leadership with guidance on the programs, education and research currently offered by CompTIA for their members.
“I’ve been actively involved in CompTIA for a decade and find their research, events, and community to be invaluable,” said Rob Rae, Vice President of Business Development at Datto. “Given my admiration for the work this organization does, I’m beyond thrilled to be taking on a leadership role.”
“We are delighted to welcome Rob Rae as Vice Chairman of the Vendor Advisory Council,” said Annette Taber, Vice President, Industry Strategies for CompTIA. “His vision and perspective on the challenges and opportunities within our industry will further empower us to advocate, develop, and create programs and services that will have a meaningful impact for CompTIA members, the IT industry and every person and organization that uses technology.”
With more than 20 years of experience with IT hardware and software sales, Rob Rae joined the Datto team in 2013 to lead business development efforts. Rae has a wealth of experience within the channel, successfully helping channel partners grow their businesses. Consistently recognized as a thought leader in the IT channel, Rae frequently contributes to popular IT and channel publications. In 2016, Rae has been recognized with several channel awards including being named a CRN Channel Chief, a ChannelPro 20/20 Visionary, as well as being named to The Channel Company’s Top Midmarket IT Executive list.
Datto protects essential business data for tens of thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies. Our Total Data Protection platform delivers uninterrupted access to data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Through Datto's network of partners, we provide forward-looking technology companies with products and services designed to continually keep business running, combined with unrivaled customer service and unmatched accountability. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Toronto, London, Singapore, and Sydney.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 6,700 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.