Under Safoian’s guidance, SADA Systems has secured intimate partnerships with Google and Microsoft. Recognized as an innovator and leader in the cloud computing space, Safoian looks towards the possibilities of technology to address not only the business problems faced by organizations today, but those that need to be answered in the future. An advocate for the cloud and the future of IT service delivery, Safoian believes that IT is about helping people through transforming the way they work, by moving away from the non-value adding activities which consume many IT departments today.
SADA Systems exemplifies Safoian’s ideals, constantly evolving alongside the technologies it offers and augments. SADA Systems’ approach is holistic, housing certified developers, solutions engineers, IT and business consultants, and change management experts to support every aspect of a cloud deployment and integration, from initial IT assessments and project execution, to training and change management.
Executives on this list were selected by the CRN editorial team based on the steps they have taken over the course of their career to advance the IT channel. These young, up-and-coming executives have made a positive impact on the channel by creating new technologies and opportunities that help mold and shape the future of indirect technology sales.
“Cloud computing is transforming IT through redefining the paradigm of productivity,” says Safoian. “All roles are changing: from the CIOs we encounter as our clients, to the expectations of advisers, like SADA. We’re both fortunate and proud to be enablers in this revolution – and we continue to work to build our influence in this space.”
“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary and reflect on past successes, we at CRN see a bright future for the next generation of Channel executives,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. ‘Generation Next: 30 in their Thirties’ is a list of the most influential young players in the IT Industry. This young crop of talented executives is poised to take the reins from the Channel Trailblazers, ready to drive another 30 years of indirect technology sales. With their help, CRN will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2042.”