About Us

BizTech explores technology and business issues that IT leaders and business managers face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. BizTech is published by CDW, which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

CDW Corporation is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs approximately 15,000 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2022, CDW generated Net sales of approximately $24 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit www.CDW.com.

Ryan Petersen
Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief

Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 22 years, with the last 16 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.

Ricky Ribeiro
Ricky Ribeiro
Editorial Director

Ricky has been a content creator for more than 10 years with a strong background and emphasis in digital content and interactive storytelling. For more than 8 years, Ricky has helped shape the evolving integrated content strategy for HealthTech, shepherding the program through different redesigns and the emergence of several new content types. When not immersed in all things health and IT, Ricky indulges his deep love of comic books, super heroes and video games.

Nicole Scilingo
Nicole Scilingo
Executive Editor

Nicole is the executive editor for BizTech. With her extensive background in content strategy and content creation, she loves nothing more than seeing a good story come to life. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys dabbling in any creative hobby she can think of – from creative writing to painting to DIY projects.

Brad Sowell
Brad Sowell
Associate Executive Editor

Brad is the associate executive editor for BizTech magazine. For over 15 years, he has overseen the development and strategy of the magazine, producing relevant content for the many areas of our corporate audience. Brad has a passion for creating unique content, especially taking a feature with multiple sources from conception to print. Brad works closely with media relations and other professionals to develop articles for the magazine. Prior to joining the magazine, Brad has a background in public relations. When not creating great content, Brad is a huge sports fan, following the Cubs, Hawkeyes, Colts, Bulls and Blackhawks religiously.

Joe Kuehne
Joe Kuehne
Associate Editorial Director

Joe Kuehne is an Associate Editorial Director at BizTech magazine. 

Bob Keaveney
Bob Keaveney
Managing Editor

Bob Keaveney is the managing editor of BizTech magazine. A believer in the power of storytelling to inform professional audiences, Bob has worked in content roles for more than 20 years, as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and content marketer. When he’s not editing content, Bob loves sports, traveling and cooking.

Jean Dal Porto
Jean Dal Porto
Senior Editor

Jean has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years, and brings her experience as a medical editor to her role as senior editor of HealthTech magazine. As a Chicago native who currently lives in southeastern Wisconsin, she remains a die-hard Cubs and Blackhawks fan. In her life outside of work, you’ll find her galloping across a field on one of her Morgan horses, with her two Labradors in pursuit.

Lily Lopate
Lily Lopate
Senior Editor

Lily Lopate is a Senior Editor at BizTech Magazine. She follows tech trends and the IT leaders who shape them — reporting on entrepreneurial business, security and thought leadership. As a native New Yorker, Lily has worked in news & media for many years. Her work has been published in People Magazine, Food & Wine, Avenue Magazine, NYC news outlets and more.

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