Jun 17 2022

CDW Executive SummIT to Focus on Business Outcomes

Organizations need to carefully identify their goals before making tech investments.

In so many ways, the pandemic has changed — and continues to change — the way we work. With each twist over the past couple of years, technology has been there enabling us to pivot, adapting with us to support our evolving needs.

What hasn’t changed is the importance of organizations remaining focused on their key objectives. Whether a company wants to increase profits, streamline workloads for greater efficiency or enhance security to better protect their digital assets, those goals should be driving IT decisions.

This is the backdrop for the CDW Executive SummIT: Delivering Better Outcomes Through IT, a hybrid event featuring an online component and in-person events in Las Vegas. From June 19-21, attendees will have access to keynote speakers, breakout sessions and peer networking chats designed to dive deep into how technology can drive your organization’s business outcomes. 

Here’s what attendees can expect from this event.

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Providing an Inclusive and Equitable User Experience

As the way we work has shifted to include remote and hybrid environments, users have developed new and heightened expectations both for convenience and for seamless and secure connectivity.

CDW will convene a panel of experts to share recommendations on how organizations can best equip themselves to meet users’ expectations as they continue evolving. The panel will include Andrew Cadwell, vice president of digital velocity solutions; Casey Bleeker, general manager of cloud; Cecelia Myers, vice president of digital; and Lee Washington, vice president of enterprise infrastructure.

Along with the changing expectations for their own user experience, many customers and employees have begun looking more closely at diversity, equity and inclusion. DEI has become a key consideration in attracting and retaining skilled talent, leading employers to be more intentional in ensuring that all employees are included and can participate equitably.

Meanwhile, customers are demanding these considerations not only from businesses themselves but also from their suppliers and other organizations in their ecosystems. CDW will convene another panel to examine how to build DEI and social impact into IT decision-making. CDW’s Kristin Malek, global director of business diversity, will lead the panel, which will include Kojo Mensah-Bonsu III, global director of diversity, equity and inclusion, and Taylor Amerman, senior director of global social impact.

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IT Leaders Accept Change as the Only Constant

Presenters at the event will include IT experts from Dell Technologies, Komatsu, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Pure Storage, Rubrik, VMware and Zscaler, all of whom will share advice on such varied topics as cybersecurity, the flexibility of a multicloud environment, scalable storage options and the importance of resiliency to business continuity.

These are desired outcomes for any business, and they all demand a focus on the same underlying element: security. CDW’s Tom DeCoster, vice president of managed services, and Sirius Chief Security Technologist Jeremiah Salzberg will discuss the need to protect your organization’s infrastructure while pursuing common business outcomes.

This event is the first of three planned for this year’s CDW Executive SummIT Series. The second event is scheduled for August and will focus on managing the evolving workforce. In October, a third event will provide insights on how to make future IT a reality.

BizTech’s full coverage of the event is here. Whether you’re attending the CDW Executive SummIT in person or online, follow us on Twitter at @BizTechMagazine, and join the conversation using the hashtag #JoinCDW

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