Apr 08 2024

CDW Executive SummIT: How to Get Executive Buy-In for Tech Initiatives

IT leaders frequently face challenges in persuading the executives in their C-suite to fund new tech programs. But without the necessary funding, these organizations can't pursue innovative technology and risk falling behind the competition. At the CDW Executive SummIT in Chicago, IT leaders shared their experiences — some successful and others not — in getting corporate leadership's support for IT modernization efforts. 

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    Sanjay Sood, CTO, CDW

    Christopher Smith, Director of IT, The Museum of Flight

    Mike Kennedy, Vice President of Technology Enablement and Strategy, CDW

    E.G. Nadhan, Global Chief Architect Leader, Red Hat

Video Highlights

  • Two keys to getting executive buy-in are communication and collaboration — information is essential for executives and individual employees alike.
  • Working with a member of your finance team to vet a business use case for the technology can help to smooth the effort to convince leadership.
  • You will be more successful in getting projects approved if you can categorize and prioritize them effectively.