Jay McBain

Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Named 2021 Channel Influencer of the Year by Channel Partners Magazine, Top 40 Under Forty by the Business Review, Top 8 Thought Leader by Channel Marketing Journal, Top 20 Visionary by ChannelPro, Top 25 Newsmaker by CDN Magazine, Top 50 Channel Influencer by Penton, Top 100 Most Respected Thought Leader by VSR Magazine, Global Power 150 by SMB Magazine, and Top 250 Managed Services Executives by MSPmentor.

Jay is often sought out for keynotes, consulting, thought leadership and industry guidance. He has spent his 27 year career in various executive sales, marketing, channel and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, Autotask, ChannelEyes, and now Forrester. Jay is the principal analyst for global channels at Forrester – one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world.

Jay has led several communities at CompTIA including Vendor Advisory Council, Managed Services Community, Advancing Women in Tech and Emerging Tech. He is also a board member of Channel Partners, Channel Vanguard Council, Ziff Davis Leadership Council, and CRN Channel Intelligence Council.

Speaker Details
  • Principal Analyst Global Channels, Forrester