Future of Work SummIT Agenda
Monday, April 8
11:00 am Registration
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michael Bock, Sales Director, CDW
Adam Dennison, Publisher, CIO; SVP/General Manager, IDG Events
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.The Future of Work, and the Environment Top Management Expects You to Create
Ryan Estis, Business Performance Expert & Agent of Change

As our workforce and customers evolve, management’s approach to effective leadership is transforming. Traditional command and control leadership is giving way to a more connected, collaborative and flexible approach to managing people and performance. To maximize employee commitment and satisfaction, elevate productivity, and drive business growth, top management expects IT leaders to explore progressive techniques and technologies that correspond with the continuously expanding needs of today’s knowledge worker. Join us for this session to learn about global workforce trends, understand how IT leaders can embrace and lead change, discover four key leadership competencies for progressive IT leaders, and hear case studies on how leading companies have built a winning work culture powered by technology.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.CDW Session
Tom DeCoster, VP, Integrated Services Sales, CDW
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Networking Break
Ask the experts in "CDW's Bring IT On" area during the break. The answer to your challenge might be right here onsite!
3:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Modernizing the Workforce and Workplace for the Digital Future

Founded in 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, The QUIKRETE Companies is the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete and cement mixes in North America, and an innovative leader in the building and home improvement industries.  As a family owned business, the organization experienced substantial growth over the decades and now operates 300 plants on two continents, but it needed to get past processes mired in a “we’ve always done it this way” culture.  To compete in today’s digital business environment, the company chose to appoint their first CIO who could lead the organization through not only technology transformation, but the cultural journey it requires.  Join us for this session to hear their lessons learned from reorienting the organization, reskilling and rehiring across the workforce and workplace, and where QUIKRETE has made strides on their path to “stabilize, improve and transform.”
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Partner Breakout hosted by Cisco SystemsHow KPI Analysis Improves an Organization’s “Always On” Experience
Paul Riebock, Director, Federal Government, NetMotion

Today’s mobile workforce needs and expects the same experience as their wired peers on the network.  And to drive revenue, organizations are increasingly relying on the reliability and stability of key applications and device adoption.  Join us for this session to understand how statistical analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can ensure an organization’s “always on” experience is delivered no matter the network, application or device.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Free Time
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Networking Reception in IT Showcase
Grab a cocktail and network with SummIT attendees and partners. Don't miss the opportunity to ask the experts at CDW's "Bring IT On" area!

Tuesday, April 9
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast with Discussion Tables
Engage with your executive peers in meaningful discussions. Pick a topic and share how it’s working in your organization -- or learn from others about what’s working for them, including:
  • Integrating Collaboration Tools for the Digital Workplace
  • Securing the Digital Workplace
  • Modernizing the Network for the Digital Workplace
  • Adapting to Increasing Remote Worker Volume
  • Best Practices in End-Point Management
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome
Adam Dennison, Publisher, CIO; SVP/General Manager, IDG Events
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Customer Keynote or Executive Interview
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Enabling Employees to Do Their Best Work
Presented by Apple
Businesses everywhere are embracing mobile technologies.  Join us for this session to hear how companies are modernizing their environment and establishing flexibility for employees through their own choices with technologies.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Networking Break
Grab some coffee and refreshments along with an opportunity to compare notes with your peers.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Customer Keynote or Executive Interview
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Partner Breakout hosted by Aruba Networks
Tim Canfield, Systems Engineer Manager, Aruba Networks
The Digital Workspace: Breaking Through Traditional IT to Improve Business Outcomes
Gordy Wyatt, Director, EUC Partner Sales, VMware

The workplace and the workforce are changing, and with them the quality of employee and customer experiences is rising to the top of organizational priorities. Applications and people – combined with where and how employees work – are blending together to drive this technology-enabled transformation. To compete as large organizations or small, today’s companies are positioning themselves to stay ahead of the curve by identifying new business outcomes, workflows, and how technology can enable them. Join us to hear how organizations are embracing the digital workspace to ultimately provide better experiences for employees and customers.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Networking Lunch with Discussion Tables
Engage with your executive peers in meaningful discussions. Pick a topic and share how it’s working in your organization -- or learn from others about what’s working for them, including:
  • Integrating Collaboration Tools for the Digital Workplace
  • Securing the Digital Workplace
  • Modernizing the Network for the Digital Workplace
  • Adapting to Increasing Remote Worker Volume
  • Best Practices in End-Point Management
1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.Building the Future Workplace When IT Skills are Scarce

According to IDG’s 2019 State of the CIO research, IT organizations continue to experience IT skills shortages led by data science/analytics, security, AI/machine learning, cloud services/integration, IoT and more.  And according to IDG’s 2019 Digital Business survey, CIOs report lack of staff and/or correct skill sets as the third biggest obstacle to achieving success with digital business initiatives.  How are CIOs coping with these challenges?  What skill sets will IT teams need to adopt and acquire?  And what staffing strategies are working?  Join us for this discussion as we address these questions and more.
1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.mWrap Up Remarks
Michael Bock, Sales Director, CDW
1:50 p.m.Departures

Agenda Subject to Change.