Future of Work SummIT Keynote Speaker
Tom DeCoster
VP, Integrated Services Sales
CDW
Tom DeCoster is vice president of integrated services sales for CDW. DeCoster is responsible for developing and enabling the go-to-market strategy for services across both the corporate and public businesses. In addition, he will lead and ensure growth of new initiatives, executive sponsorships, pilots and change initiatives, and liaise directly with sales segments across corporate and public sales.

Prior to assuming his current role in January 2019, DeCoster led CDW’s services organization as the vice president of service solutions. In this role, DeCoster and his team of 1,200 delivered and managed integrated technology solutions for customers across the United States and Canada. DeCoster joined CDW in 2006 as senior director of professional services. Prior to joining CDW, DeCoster was senior director of professional services at Berbee Information Networks, an IT solutions provider.

DeCoster earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Colorado.
 
Ryan Estis
Business Performance Expert & Agent of Change
Twitter:@RyanEstis 
 
Ryan Estis has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional and leader. As the former chief strategy officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency NAS, he brings a fresh perspective to business events. As a keynote speaker, Ryan is known for his innovative ideas on leading change, improving sales effectiveness and preparing for the future of work. He was recently recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka.

Ryan delivers keynote speeches, courses and online learning with an emphasis on actionable content designed to elevate business performance. His curriculum emphasizes emerging trends influencing corporate culture, communication, collaboration, leadership, sales and brand experience. Ryan helps participants prepare to thrive in today’s ultra-competitive, hyper-connected business environment.

Ryan supports the world’s leading brands, including Liberty Mutual, Darden Restaurants, Goodyear, the Dallas Cowboys, Medtronic, ECCO USA and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies, a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board and a certified Human Capital Strategist.

Ryan and his team publish original research featuring client case studies to expand the live event experience. He is also the author of a popular blog on business performance. His writing has been featured in SmartBrief, Business News Network, CRN, Crain’s Business, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Professional Magazine, HR Times, Yahoo Business, SHRM publications and Staffing Management magazine.

Ryan is an Ohio University graduate who resides in downtown Minneapolis. When he’s not traveling to speaking engagements around the world, Ryan enjoys down time with family and friends, practicing yoga and cheering on his beloved Minnesota Timberwolves.
 
Future of Work SummIT Speakers
Michael Bock
Sales Director
CDW
Michael Bock, has been with CDW for more than 25 years serving in a variety of roles supporting coworkers, consulting with customers, and enhancing manufacturer relationships across product and service delivery channels. Currently, he leads the team providing a best-in-class customer experience to corporate organizations based in Florida and Georgia. His responsibilities include nurturing executive relationships with key customers while helping each company innovate to gain a marketplace advantage through technology solution integration. To support this priority, Mike maintains a high-level of connectivity with thought leaders and business executives from the world’s leading providers of innovative technology. Additionally, Mike is responsible for creating and refining the sales and operational processes across his organization to ensure delivery of the ultimate customer experience at CDW.
 
Tim Canfield
Systems Engineer Manager
Aruba Networks
Tim Canfield has been with Aruba Networks for more than 6 years, currently serving as a Systems Engineering Manager. Tim is responsible for covering the Mid-South, encompassing Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. For more than 20 years, Tim worked on wireless and mobility network solutions.
 
Adam Dennison
Publisher, CIO; SVP/General Manager
IDG Events
 Twitter: @cioonline
 
Adam Dennison brings more than 15 years of media sales experience to his role as Senior Vice President and Publisher, leading the integrated sales and events teams for CIO, CITEworld, Computerworld and Network World. In this role, Dennison oversees the brands go-to-market strategies, including brand positioning, market research and creating turnkey solutions for his clients. He also sits on the Executive Committee for IDG Enterprise. Dennison joined IDG in 2007 as National Sales Director for the Custom Solutions Group where he excelled in providing innovative marketing services.

A popular moderator, speaker and columnist, Dennison possesses an in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies and key strategies for marketing to IT decision-makers. These insights are shared in his regular CIO magazine column. Additionally, Dennison has recently spoken at several conferences and private events for companies including Avaya, Citrix, Dropbox, Samsung and VMware.

Prior to joining IDG, Dennison spent 6 years in IT media sales at CMP’s flagship brands InformationWeek and CRN. Dennison also held media sales roles at Lawyer’s Weekly and American Sports Media.

Dennison is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York with a B.A. in International Relations.
 
 
 
Jay Ferro
CIO
The QUIKRETE Companies
Jay Ferro is an innovative technology leader who works with diverse global corporations to accelerate growth, improve profitability, and achieve exceptional operational results. Jay possesses an unwavering commitment to excellence with highly effective planning, organizational development, continuous improvement and communication skills.

Jay has spent the last 2+ years working as interim leader with multiple organizations in the private equity, turnaround, and M&A space. Jay is currently Chief Information Officer at Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete and cement mixes in North America. Prior to Quikrete, Jay was Chief Customer Officer for Rackspace, Inc, a global managed hosting and cloud provider; Chief Information & Chief Technology Officer for TransPerfect, a global translation services organization; EVP, CITO for ExamWorks, a leading global provider of independent medical examinations & medical record retrieval, and EVP, Chief Information & Product Officer for EarthLink (now Windstream), a leading provider of voice/data network communications and managed services.
 
From 2012-2016, Jay was Global Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), a worldwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Jay led ACS’s historic digital transformation, as well as the consolidation of 12 independent companies into one global entity. Jay spent the previous eight years at American International Group (AIG), most recently as VP and CIO for AIG Aerospace, a worldwide aerospace insurer. Jay also served as CFO for AIG Operations and Systems, leading multiple international synergy initiatives.

Jay earned both his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and his Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Georgia and lives in Atlanta with his three sons.
 
Jason James
CIO
Optima Healthcare Solutions
Twitter: @itlinchpin
 
Jason James serves as Optima Healthcare Solutions’, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and leads the development and transformation of all IT applications, infrastructure, security, DevOps, IT service delivery, support and operations. Jason has over twenty years of experience transforming and modernizing IT organizations to ensure the highest level of performance and business alignment. In 2017, Jason was named “20 must-follow CIOs on Twitter” by The Enterprisers Project.  Prior to joining Optima, he directed IT for several fast-growth technology companies including EarthLink, PRGX, and Servigistics.  Jason is a frequent contributor to thought leadership publications like CIO.com and The Enterprisers Project.  In addition to various technical certifications, he holds a bachelor's of science degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon.  
 
 
Paul Riebock
Director, Federal Government & Major Accounts
NetMotion
Paul Riebock has been in the mobile industry for almost 40 years; positions including Consulting, Product Management, and Sales Leadership roles at GTE Wireless (Verizon), Red Hat, and NetMotion Software (15 years to date).  He brings perspectives about wireless data adoption from the user, Local government agency, Federal government, and Commercial companies.  His primary focus is on performance, security and analytic metrics to put the optimal experience in the organization and users hands.  He currently holds the title of Director of Federal Markets and Major Accounts for NetMotion Software.
 
 
Lawrence Tanguilig
Technical Solutions Architect
Cisco
Lawrence is a Technical Solutions Architect and evangelist of Cisco’s collaboration portfolio.    He has 25 years of industry experience spending the most recent 13 years at Cisco Systems aligned to supporting the Commercial segment.  He and his peers are responsible for providing consistent meeting experiences that are both productive and engaging.  Lawrence truly believes that introducing team workflows will result in rich collaborative meetings and delighted users.  Outside of Cisco you’ll likely find him organizing a group bike ride or spending time w/ his wife and 3 children. 
 
Gordy Wyatt
Director, EUC Partner Sales
VMware
Gordy is a 12 year veteran of the mobile industry spanning from B2B wireless sales to end user computing.

Over the past 7 years, Gordy has held multiple sales leadership roles at VMware including direct sales, regional sales management and his most recent role, managing the America’s End User Computing partnership teams. In this role, Gordy leads a team of End User Computing partner sales specialists focused on sales execution of VMware Workspace One and partner practice development. Workspace One enables organizations to simply and securely deliver and manage any application on any device. It is an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform that integrates access control, application management, and multi-platform endpoint management available as a cloud-service or on-premise.