Oct 25 2022

CDW Executive SummIT to Explore Making Future IT a Reality

Technology is always evolving, but what is tomorrow’s game changer? Break through the norms and discover technologies to propel your business forward.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning once seemed like far-fetched fantasies, but many organizations are already applying these solutions in ways that capture and harvest value from the data that’s being created all around us. Enhancing effectiveness, exploring automation and streamlining business processes are all goals of many organizations when exploring new technologies.

But what’s next? Now is the time to explore, as technology offers opportunities for organizations to gain a competitive advantage by preparing for tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs.

CDW will hold its final event of the 2022 Executive SummIT Series in Chicago Oct. 25-27. This hybrid immersive event, Making Future IT a Reality will examine the most relevant disruptive technologies of 2022 and beyond.

Attendees can listen to thought-provoking speakers, engage in tabletop discussions, network with peers and dive deeper into specific topics through targeted breakout sessions.

Here’s what attendees can expect from this event.

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Forward Thinkers Predict the Future of IT

CDW has gathered experts in their fields to discuss the technologies that have given its partners a competitive edge. Speakers will discuss how forward-thinking IT decisions connect to specific organizational outcomes.

Andrew J. Eccles, senior vice president of integrated technology solutions at CDW, will kick off the event Wednesday morning with a session discussing what possibilities the future holds for technology. IT leaders will be challenged to workshop solutions for technological needs several months or years in advance. Many of the technologies that we have today at one point seemed unattainable. But through visionary leadership and strategic planning, new technologies have emerged to change the way we do business. With foresight and a commitment to transformation, a culture of innovation can be born within any business.

Other discussions at the event will gauge the future of AI architecture and walk through the foundational pillars that must be sustained within IT departments. Still others will share how to overcome security concerns and operationalize future-facing technologies. Methods of securing shared infrastructure will also be discussed, as will the impacts of quantum computing on today’s world and the ways data architectures can be harnessed to better understand and collect data.

Closing out the summit at the end of day two, Andrew Cadwell, vice president of digital velocity solutions for CDW, and Phil Taylor, director and CTO of digital velocity for the company, will speak about how to establish a solid foundation for the future of technology. To build for today and be ready for anything in the future, technology leaders must adopt new patterns that address change permanently as the new status quo. Cadwell and Taylor will challenge attendees to better understand the reasons behind the need for change in technology and provide insight into how organizations can adapt and become more agile when navigating digital transformation.

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Partners Embrace the Unfamiliar Through Digital Transformation

Earlier this month, at Gartner’s IT Symposium/Xpo in Orlando, Fla., Frances Karamouzis, group chief of research and distinguished analyst at Gartner said, “To enhance their organization’s financial position during times of economic turbulence, CIOs and IT executives must look beyond cost savings to new forms of operational excellence while continuing to accelerate digital transformation.” 

With the same principles in mind, CDW’s Executive SummIT in Chicago will include high-profile decision-makers who will share their stories of digital transformation and provide attendees with key takeaways on how they can benefit from the most recent technological advances to propel their organizations to the next level.

The summit will include speakers from Intel, Briggs & Stratton, Vertiv, Fortinet, Chicago Mahogany Tours, VMware, Okta, Albertus Magnus College, Meta, Google, NVIDIA and the Chicago Bears. Speakers will present on a number of evolving technologies, including artificial intelligence, cloud capabilities, identity-centric security, managed services and more.

This event is the last of three planned for this year’s CDW Executive SummIT Series.

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