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.

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Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 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.
Vanessa Roberts
Editorial Director | Email
About: Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.
Tara E. Buck
Executive Editor | Email
About: Tara has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 13 years. Most recently, she was the special publications editor at The Daily Record in Baltimore, which published a variety of legal- and business-focused supplements in addition to higher education and consumer guides. In her downtime, Tara enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.
Bob Keaveney
Managing Editor | Email
About: 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.
Brad Sowell
Senior Editor | Email
About: Brad is a senior editor for BizTech magazine and works closely with media relations and other professionals to develop articles for the magazine. Brad was most recently a public relations specialist at S&S Public Relations. Before that, he handled public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy. When not following the Cubs and Hawkeyes religiously, Brad is an avid distance runner and has been competing in races across the Midwest for more than 15 years.
Phil Goldstein
Web Editor | Email
About: Phil Goldstein is a web editor for BizTech magazine. Besides for keeping up with the latest in technology trends, he is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity.
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Editorial Calendar

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Themes Trending
Collaboration Going Hip at HQ: Rise of Collaboration Spaces
Efficiency How SMBs Can Survive Cyberbreaches Without Reputational Damage
Managing Risk Fighting Cloud Sprawl with Data Center Consolidation
Security 2018 Small Business Tech Trends


Tech to Watch Events
Machine Learning and AI CES (January)
Flash Using Hybrid Arrays Tax Time (January-April)
Beacons in Retail NRF Retail’s BIG Show (January)
  25 Must-Read Nonprofit IT Blogs List (February)
  CDW SummIT: Managing Risk (February)
  ABA National Conference (February)



Themes Trending
Changing the Way Users Work What Is Important (or Not) in VDI Performance Measurement
Collaboration Managing Endpoint Security in the Remote Working Age
Mobility How Digital Assistants Will Be Tomorrow’s Office Managers
Networking Born This Way: Baking in Security at Development


Tech to Watch Events
Microsegmentation of Access Rights CDW SummIT: Changing the Way Users Work (April)
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Building Blocks Dell EMC World (April/May)
Ransomware Tools and Tactics 25 Must-Read Financial IT Blogs List (April)
Managing Endpoint Security Citrix Synergy (May)
Drone Use in the Energy and Utility Industry Cisco Live (June)
  HPE Discover (June)
  CDW SummIT: Upgrading and Preparing for the Future (June)



Themes Trending
Cloud Technology as an Aid to Professional Development
Data Center Microsoft Teams: The Route to a Smart Office/Workspace
Managing Risk Conducting Security Audits: The How-To and the When-To
Upgrading and Preparing for the Future  


Tech to Watch Events
Network Management Control CDW SummIT: Managing Risk (August)
IoT Security VMworld (August)
Edge Processing CDW National Executive Summit (September)
Cognitive Endpoint Security Microsoft Ignite (September)
Emerging AR and VR Tools  



Themes Trending
Cloud Managed Security Service Providers: The Choices, the Challenges
Collaboration Smart Cities and Beyond: How SMBs, FinTech and Nonprofits Can Benefit
Digital Transformation Best Practices in IT Change Management: Prepare, Design, Execute, Sustain


Tech to Watch Events
Software-Defined Data Center Splunk.conf 2018 (October)
Hybrid Infrastructure National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
IoT: Power and Cooling 30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs List (October)
Everything as a Service Spiceworld (October)
Emerging Technologies in 2019 25 Must-Read Retail IT Blogs List (November)
Blockchain Moves Beyond Finance into Digital Rights, Credentials and More  


Apr 25 2014