2019 Top Channel Chiefs: Mario M. Veljovic
Mario M. Veljovic is the general manager, VAD Technologies
Through the course of his 25-year long career, Mario M. Veljovic has held various senior management roles with leading ICT distributors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also founded a distribution business that is focused on disruptive technologies. He has introduced several disruptive vendors and solutions over the years.
Years with company: 2 Years in channel: 25
"Through the course of my 25-year long career, I have been building and executing strategies that have helped transform organisations. I’ve worked for from traditional ICT distribution to value-added distribution, as well as founded a distribution business that is focused on next-generation and disruptive technologies."
This year, VAD Technologies launched its legal entity in Saudi Arabia to support its growing business in the Kingdom and entered some new markets in the Gulf region. The distie has also added resources to the team to support partners in lead generation activities.
We will continue to introduce disruptive technologies to the wider Middle East and further work on the cloudification of our product and solutions portfolio.
Technologies to watch out for
While cyber security remains a hot topic, great opportunities are emerging in the areas of artificial intelligence and smart automation & analytics. All of these new technologies require high-performance data centres and VAD Technologies is continuously striving to introduce new vendors that can help in modernising existing infrastructure.