Jon Sastre is the Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at United Data Technologies Inc. (UDT), a leading technology enabler that helps clients in major industries evaluate, architect, secure, and manage technology on premise, on mobile, and in the cloud. Jon is a distinguished business and technology leader with over twenty years of experience in the Information Technology field, primarily focusing on the delivery of Professional Technology Services and Technical Training.
Jon launched his career in the early 90’s while supporting IT infrastructures for the banking and travel industries putting in crucial time at Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, NatWest Bank, RBB Public Relations, and eventually becoming hired as a Microsoft Technical Trainer. Jon and co-founders sold The Academy, a Microsoft School, in 2005 after having run it in parallel with Conquest Technology Services (founded in 2003), an IT Consultancy. Jon is also a co-founder of Benjamin Douglas Staffing & Recruiting now in its fourth year of operations.
Throughout his corporate career, Jon has successfully mastered various roles, working as an IT Director, Senior level Network Engineer, Software Implementer, evolving into teaching as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and providing Consulting and Virtual CIO services. Jon also serves the tech community in a number of industry leadership roles, currently as Global President for the Microsoft Partner Association (IAMCP), and on its national Board of Directors. These broad and varied roles have contributed to Jon’s understanding of the disruption occurring in technology and the greater impact of technology on the community.
Meanwhile, his dozens of technical certifications and experience – including his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Management and Information Systems, from Florida International University – combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, contribute to his unique ability to bridge that critical gap between technical knowledge and business operational understanding.
Originally from Miami, Florida, Jon spent a number of years residing in Houston and Chicago, before returning to his beloved Sunshine State, and settling in Coral Gables with his wife, two daughters and miniature schnauzer Smokey.