Janet Schijns is CEO and co-founder of JS Group, a go-to-market acceleration firm dedicated to achieving results in the Channel Megacosm. She is a top 10 CEO Disruptor 2021, Top 10 Women in Technology 2020, 2021 (Analytics Insights), Top 50 Technology Influencers 2020, 2021 (Awards Magazine), Top 50 Channel Influencer (Channel Futures) and was named Channel Influencer of the year in 2019, beating out a slate of nominees from the top tech firms in the world. She has been in the top five influencers every year for the past decade. She was formerly EVP and CMSO at Office Depot and prior to that, she was the chief channel executive, chief marketing technologist and ran business products for Verizon. Additionally, Schijns ran the channel organization for Motorola Enterprise and Government and is a noted and admired channel expert in the industry, regularly appearing on the main stage at a variety of events.
Schijns has spent the past two decades making a difference in our industry, as an executive and as a consultant and trusted adviser. She is dedicated to the advancement of Women in Technology, co-founding her not for profit “Tech World’s Half” in 2017 to address the issue of women dropping out of technology. She has coached, mentored and counseled hundreds of women in the industry to success and is regularly called upon to speak about empowering and advancing women in the technology industry.