Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare, Recognized as 2018 CRN® Channel Chief


Palo Alto, CA, February 12th, 2018 – Geminare, a leader in IT Orchestration and Automation (ITRO) incorporating AI and Machine Learning capabilities, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Joshua Geist, a recipient of numerous industry accolades and a multi-year CRN Channel Chief winner, has led Geminare to be recognized by top industry designations including Gartner’s Cool Vendor and CIR’s Most Innovative Solution. In addition, Geist has had the honor of being lead contributor in the leadership designation of multiple service providers within Gartner’s Magic Quadrant—a highly sought-after industry recognition.

This year’s CRN Channel Chief award program recognizes Geist specifically for his direct responsibility in spearheading the launch of Data Analytics as a Service allowing service providers to leverage highly disruptive AI and Machine Learning capabilities to create innovative channel driven solutions. Past CRN Channel Chief awards have acknowledged Geist’s enablement of some of the most successful resiliency brands and offerings in the market.

“I am honored to be recognized again by the CRN Channel Chief program for the work that Geminare has done with its Orchestration Platform and service provider partners,” stated Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO. “Machine Learning and AI are being recognized as vital capabilities for service providers to embrace, allowing these partners to become key data analytic enablers for their enterprise customers.”

Data Analytics as a Service is enabled via Geminare’s RMP Orchestration and Automation Platform which allows service provider to deliver machine learning capabilities through pre- and post-orchestration of ML models including those being offered through Cloud providers such as Google Cloud and IBM Watson. Delivered through the RMP’s sophisticated multi-tenanted platform, service providers can quickly and capably deliver Data Analytics as a Service solutions addressing customer requirements ranging from Big Data analytics, data classification and redaction to policy and security automation, as well as a host of compliance needs including HIPAA, PCI, and GDPR.

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.

About Geminare
For over 10 years, Geminare has helped create leaders in the Service Provider market through differentiated technology solutions and its award-winning RMP Orchestration and Automation Platform, recognized as a pivotal component for multiple global Service Providers.

Considered one of the most mature ITRO and ML Orchestration and Automation Platforms that uniquely focuses on the needs of the Service Provider market, the RMP enables the delivery of machine learning (ML) capabilities as unified solutions through pre- and post-orchestration of data, applications, and ML models.

The RMP powers Magic Quadrant Leaders among many of the world’s leading Service Providers including NTT Communications, Cable & Wireless, Liberty Global, Forsythe, TierPoint LLC, Iron Mountain, and many others. Geminare is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with additional operations in Toronto, Canada.


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