John Kampas

Founder & CEO of EMPIST, Speaker

About John

John Kampas is the Founder & CEO of EMPIST, a full-service technology firm that offers managed IT, digital marketing, website, and development services to businesses around the world. John founded EMPIST, formerly Digerati Group, in 2000 shortly after obtaining a degree in Management Information Systems from Loyola University Chicago. While EMPIST was initially founded as an IT services company, John has spent the last 20+ years growing it via expansion and acquisitions into a one-stop shop for all business technology needs. 

In 2022, EMPIST was featured for the 10th straight time as one of Channel Futures’ top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in the world, coming in at #89. It was also recognized by CRN as one of the top 100 Cybersecurity firms in 2020 and a multi-year winner on the Inc. 500/5000 list as one of the fastest-growing privately-owned businesses in the US. For the first time, EMPIST was honored to receive a place on Expertise’s Top 20 Best Managed Service Providers on the Chicago list. EMPIST’s industry-leading global services are delivered out of four offices across the United States and Europe.

John’s mission is to provide businesses of any size with the solutions and resources they need to thrive in the ever-changing technological landscape.


“I have always appreciated the support I got from EMPIST – their speed and expertise in problem-solving. Thanks to them, they saved the day several times for me!”

— Betty S.

“Excellent service! When given the problem and the timeline, EMPIST got right on the solution and managed it in time for me to leave on my trip.”

— Michelle W.

“I can’t say enough about EMPIST. They are knowledgeable, thorough, detailed, easy to work with, and customer friendly. They truly are an asset!”

— Pam T.

“The services implemented from the start have been extremely different from what I’ve seen before, and I’ve been very impressed.”

— DAN. C

Speaking Topics

Are You Protected Against a CyberAttack?

There are many signs of a cyber attack that business owners are not aware of. In his talk, John outlines the top 3 mistakes business owners make that can lead to cyber attacks, and 3 preventative measures they can implement to protect themselves. 

Are You Putting Your Business And Customers At Risk?

John shows business owners how to stay safe, secure, and successful by giving them four tools to combat cyber-attacks: 1) How to spot a phish via email; 2) Good password hygiene; 3) Ransomware mitigation, and 4) Keep calm and patch on. 

John Kampas strives to provide businesses of any size with the solutions and resources they need to thrive in the ever-changing technological landscape.

Ready to Find Out More About Booking John Kampas?

Connect with his agent below.


Sommer Sayles



(719) 960-4989

Copyright © 2023 10X Stages
All Rights Reserved