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Laura is thrilled to be working at Datadog as the Sr. Director of Cloud
Alliances. Laura joined Datadog 5 years ago to stand up and run the
Global Cloud Alliance Ecosystem. Laura’s focus is on joint Go-To-Market
Programs that serve customers who are on their journey to the cloud.
Prior to Datadog, Laura was the AWS Alliance Manager at Splunk. Laura
also held various positions at IBM, Serena Software and Compuware.
Laura earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and an MBA in Management Information
Systems from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. Laura was named to CRN’s 2020, 2021 and 2022 Women
of the Channel list. Laura lives with her husband Herby in New Jersey and Florida, and son Ben, who
attends Rochester Institute of Technology. When Laura is not at work, she enjoys hot yoga, Lake George,
NY, Cape May, NJ, antique maps, playing scrabble, and quality chocolate!

Laura Ripans: Clients
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