Call for Speakers Now Open

Speaking at Empower will give you the opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas, as well as expand your professional network. Additionally, you will gain valuable product knowledge from our training classes.

Laserfiche will provide complimentary conference registration and hotel accommodations for up to 3 nights for conference speakers.

Get more details and apply today to speak at Empower, February 11-14, 2020. 

Solution Provider Keynote

Esther Chow

Director of Sales Operations and Customer Success

Esther has been part of the Laserfiche Sales team since 2013 and this is her 6th Empower Conference. She leads two teams under the sales umbrella: Customer Success and Sales Operations. Customer success includes building a team focused on strengthening our user community, focusing on retention, and expansion of existing customers. Sales operations encompass the solution provider program, including the onboarding and standardization of sales educational content for the channel.

Karl Chan


Since joining Laserfiche in 1989, Karl Chan has been a driving force in the company’s software development. He held a variety of technology leadership roles before being named Chief Technology Officer in 2005 and President in 2014. In 2015, Karl received a CTO Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal for his creativity, leadership and vision in creating innovative technology solutions for Laserfiche and its customers.

Hedy Belttary

Senior Vice President of Sales

Hedy Belttary, Senior Vice President of Sales, has an extensive history with Laserfiche. As Director of Government Sales, Director of Business Development and Vice President of Vertical Marketing, she worked closely with Laserfiche founder Nien-Ling Wacker to standardize and spread a marketing and sales model that emphasizes in-person education, peer-to-peer training, vendor partnerships and a widespread reseller channel. This hallmark strategy has helped make Laserfiche a global leader in the ECM industry. With her unique experience as both a Laserfiche executive and a Laserfiche VAR, Hedy now focuses on strengthening the relationship between Laserfiche and the VAR channel to grow sales opportunities.

Sean Tang

Managing Director
Laserfiche International Ltd

As Managing Director of Laserfiche International Ltd., Sean Tang leads the company’s international operations. Leveraging over 10 years of experience with Laserfiche working in both corporate and channel sales roles, Sean manages a team of sales, marketing, technical support and operations professionals working out of the company’s international headquarters in Hong Kong. In his previous role at Laserfiche, Tang managed nearly 200 resellers and distributors on five continents. Educated in Belgium and the United States, Sean is fluent in English, French and Cantonese. He is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, where he studied International Economics and Chinese Studies.

Thomas Phelps IV

VP of Corporate Strategy and CIO

Thomas Phelps IV is the Vice President of Corporate Strategy & CIO at Laserfiche. Thomas is currently responsible for corporate strategy, vertical marketing, analyst relations, corporate training and enterprise IT governance. Previously, Thomas was the national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity at PwC. He led C-level relationships with clients and served as the Advisory Services leader for two Fortune 500 companies.

Melissa Henley

Director of Marketing Communications

Melissa Henley, Director of Marketing Communications at Laserfiche, oversees corporate marketing communications initiatives. Melissa, who joined Laserfiche in 2007, has nearly 20 years’ experience driving strategic marketing plans for leading software, financial services and educational organizations. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, user groups and webinars on topics including change management, presentation techniques and other management skills. Melissa is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Foundation Board of Directors, where she serves as chair of the Marketing Committee.