Aug 19 2020

Is IT the Wizard of Oz or the Wicked Witch?

As the pandemic forces organizations of all kinds to rethink how their work gets done, the IT department can be seen as either a help or a hindrance. In this CDW Tech Talk, we explore how IT can work and communicate more effectively with business leaders and be considered a strategic partner. To see more articles and videos from the CDW Tech Talk series, visit


    Bob Bragdon, Host, CDW Tech Talk Series

    Adrian Escobedo, Digital Transformation Evangelist, Lenovo

    Ed Soo Hoo, Data Center Evangelist and Innovation and Transformation Executive, Lenovo

    John Encizo, Principal Technical Consultant and Field CTO, Lenovo 




Video Highlights

  • A company's data is its most strategic asset, and its people are its most valuable resource. IT teams need to work with business leaders to get the most value from both data and people.
  • Establishing trust and having open and honest communication with business leaders is critical for an IT team and for the organization's ultimate success. 
  • Fostering and supporting independent thinking can help lead to new technology innovations that help a wide spectrum of users at an organization.