Reinforcing Business Stability and IT Cost Control
* Agenda subject to change
Monday, July 27, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CTCDW Inside Look: The Critical Role of IT Optimization During Disruption
Mike Pflieger, VP, IT Infrastructure and Operations, CDW

For CIOs and technology leaders, aligning business demands with IT budgets is an evergreen challenge -- and opportunity.  But when a large-scale event disrupts the global economy, leaders need to apply unusual expertise to deliver value to the organization.  How can IT leaders balance strategic technology objectives against today’s economic backdrop?  How should they be looking beyond the current environment to prepare their organization for the longer term?  And how can technology providers be a strategic resource to technology leaders during business disruption and recovery?  Join us for this session as we explore answers to these questions and more.

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CTImplementing an Efficient and Cost Effective Multi-Cloud Strategy
Amanda Blevins, Sr. Director and Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO, VMware

Business are quickly pivoting to new market opportunities -- and IT must quickly deliver new capabilities aligned to changing business needs. With a reduction in spending across the board, it’s more important than ever for organizations to implement a multi-cloud strategy that focuses on developer experience, stability, security, and business outcomes – all in a cost effective way.  Join us for this session to learn about how to succeed with your multi-cloud strategy in today’s changing business climate.


3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m CTAdapting to New Challenges by Moving Data Protection to the Cloud
W. Curtis Preston, Chief Technical Evangelist, Druva

COVID-19 and other risks have significantly increased the challenges for today's IT department by decreasing stability and increasing costs. For example, distributed and unprotected data due to a mobile workforce, along with accelerating ransomware attacks, are just two rapidly advancing risks.  Join us for this session to understand the hidden costs of using outdated data protection mechanisms.  We’ll explore how Data Protection as a Service delivers cutting edge technology designed to solve today's challenges, and demonstrate how it actually lowers your total cost of ownership.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CTHelping You Get Back to Work Safely: ServiceNow's Safe Workplace Apps
Eros Canabrava, R & D Manager, CDW ServiceNow Solutions

Returning to our workplaces will require preparation to get everyone ready, and then ongoing management to keep everyone safe. ServiceNow’s Safe Workplace Apps are designed to coordinate these activities and support a consistent and compliant approach across the organization. In this TechTalk, Eros Canabrava will give you an overview of the apps and share some customer stories to show you how our Rapid Implementation Services can get you up and running in as few as 1-2 weeks, ready to support employee readiness, PPE inventory, workplace distancing, and tracking and managing activities.

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CTBest Practices in Cloud Financial Management
Matt Yanchyshyn, Director, Solutions Architecture, AWS

The cloud isn’t a traditional data center, and cost management is more than just cost optimization.  How are companies approaching cloud financial management, and what benefit they are seeing?  How can you leverage the cloud to lower TCO, make your staff more productive, improve operational resilience, and increase business agility?  Join us for this session as we explore how you can realize these goals, along with resources you can use to shape and govern your cloud cost management strategy.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. CTReining in the IT Infrastructure Cost of 2020’s Business Disruptions
Darren Pulsipher, Chief Solution Architect, Public Sector, Intel

As organizations seek technology balance in the wake of 2020’s business disruptions, many are finding opportunities to scale up data center resources in a multi-cloud hybrid world, and streamline the user experience at the edge by maximizing security and manageability technologies.  Join us for this session as we explore practical insights and recommendations that every IT shop can implement to help reign in the costs of supporting an increasingly distributed workforce – and share key steps every organization should be considering right away.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CTModern Collaboration Strategies for the New Era of Work
Lorissa Horton, VP & GM, Webex Teams, Cisco