Sep 22 2023

CDW Executive SummIT: How to Fold Emerging Tech into Your Existing IT Infrastructure

At the CDW Executive SummIT, IT leaders will learn from experts how to innovate with future-ready solutions and build on their IT foundation.

The CDW Executive SummIT Series is back. IT leaders will gather in Dallas, Sept. 25-27, to learn how to incorporate future-ready solutions, services and emerging technology into their existing IT infrastructures. Experts will share best practices for achieving greater agility and faster speed to market, with tips for delivering unmatched customer experiences.

The theme of the September SummIT is “Enabling Innovation by Building on Your Foundation,” and it will cover four main topics: hybrid infrastructure, digital velocity, digital experience and security. Audiences will learn how to map a strategic path forward without starting from scratch.

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IT leaders at this three-day event will hear from CDW leadership, industry experts and peers as they deliver actionable IT and business insights on today’s trends, opportunities and challenges. Participants will learn strategies for assessing whether a given tech solution is right for their business and how they can augment their existing infrastructure for the better.

The conference will include keynote addresses, breakout sessions and networking chats. Among the speakers: Vance Baran, senior director of cloud infrastructure and software at Cisco Systems; Buck Bell, executive vice president for global security strategy at CDW; Ingrid Gonzalez, sales director for Workspace, Google Cloud North America; Sanjay Sood, senior vice president and CTO for CDW; Phil Taylor, vice president and CTO for Digital Velocity at CDW; and Christian Barnes, vice president for systems engineering, mid-enterprise west, for Fortinet.

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From Digital Experience to Security: Leaders Gain Insight

Each of the four main topics — security, hybrid infrastructure, digital experience and digital velocity — are integral areas of interest for IT leaders combining emerging tech with legacy systems.

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The SummIT will get IT leaders thinking about how to merge old and new technologies by providing:

  • Steps to identify solutions and services, such as orchestration tools that can be used to manage data processes that span disparate technologies
  • Tips on combining existing security tools to create a comprehensive zero-trust approach
  • Best practices for extending on-premises infrastructure to the cloud.
  • Tactics for reusing legacy assets to reduce costs and improve the customer experience

IT leaders can expect to leave the CDW Executive SummIT with key insights for innovating and planning for the future.

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