Lawrence M. Walsh

President and CEO at The 2112 Group



Lawrence M. 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.
Walsh is the founder and executive director of the Channel Vanguard Council, a collaborative group of technology channel executives formed in cooperation with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). CVC is dedicated to aiding the maturation of business models and partnership relationships in the channel community. It’s members include high-ranking vendor channel executives and solution provider leaders.
Prior to founding The 2112 Group, Walsh was an award-winning technology journalist and publisher.
At Ziff Davis Enterprise, he service as vice president and market expert for channels and security, developing and guiding strategic engagement and research programs for IT vendors. He wasalso the publisher of Channel Insider, a leading online technology channel publication. And was the editor of Baseline Magazine, an award-winning journal of technology project management.
Walsh was the editor of VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, leading strategic publications for the IT channel community. At VARBusiness, Walsh personally oversaw the major research and awards programs, including the VARBusiness 500, the GovernmentVAR 100, the VARBusiness Annual Report Card, and the Technology Innovators Awards program.
Before entering the channel, Walsh was editor of the award-winning and market-leading Information Security Magazine. During his tenure, he developed a reputation for driving new thinking to threat management and IT security issues. He earned national recognition for his exposes on Microsoft security issues.

Speaking Agenda


Cutting through the Fog of the Cloud

10:30 AM–11:30 AM on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012

  • Location Bristlecone 10
  • Track Track 1