SummIT Agenda Recap & Presentations
April 11, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch sponsored by Polycom
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmWelcome and Opening Remarks
Brett Schmidt, Vice President of Sales, West Region, CDW
Nathan Coutinho, Director, Digital Workspace Solutions Practice, CDW
Abbie Lundberg, President, Lundberg Media; former Editor in Chief, CIO
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1:45 pm - 2:30 pmThe Next IT: Innovation Transformation
Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business
Data-driven digital innovation continues to redefine how organizations create and manage value – both inside and outside the enterprise. ‘Network effects’ are now as important as networks for business success. And our training of algorithms has become as important as training our people. In short, the economics of innovation have changed. In this new environment, innovators -- along with fast-followers -- increasingly look to platform architectures, business models and investments to take advantage of this growing wealth of digital opportunities. Drawing on research from the MIT Sloan School Initiative on the Digital Economy, this talk explores and explains frameworks for platform innovation and insight. View Presentation
2:30 pm - 3:15 pmAdapting Workspace Technologies to the Way Employees Want to Work
Mark A. Nash, Director, Strategy & Innovation, WW Collaboration, Cisco
The era of mobility has created far more than just new ways to get work done. It’s expanded the creative ways in which today’s employees and teams want to work. Never before have there been more opportunities for organizations to seize the collaborative nature and instincts of today’s technologically empowered workforce. But many communication technologies haven’t kept pace with the abilities of today’s agile workers and teams. Join us for this session to see how the future state can provide a seamless experience for users to easily meet, complete, and share their work -- and is supported by secure clouds that can leverage existing investments. View Presentation
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmNetworking Break
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmBreakout Sessions
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmModernizing Your Endpoint Security for Today’s Threats
Vali Ali, HP Fellow and Chief Technologist, Security and Privacy, HP
Today’s organizations are experiencing increasingly brazen cyberattacks. Even with the best defenses, sophisticated attackers are using social engineering and zero-day vulnerabilities to break in to corporate networks. These attacks are incredibly expensive to organizations -- with even broader impact on a company’s reputation. As attackers’ approaches evolve and become more sophisticated, so must our approach to provide security to our enterprise customers across endpoints including PCs, notebooks and desktops. Join us for session as we discuss various endpoint security solutions available to combat modern day threats.
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Leveraging Unified Communications to Enable a Productive and Connected Workforce
Mike Stacy, Senior Director, Technology and Market Strategy, Polycom
While a vast range of collaborative solutions are available to today’s organizations, they often exist in silos. And when that happens, it limits collaboration from fully improving business outcomes since each solution produces and provides just a specific experience as it relates to an associated workflow and objective. Join us for this session to see what’s happening in this marketplace, understand market trends, and learn about modern use cases and workflows that today’s organizations are rapidly adopting. View Presentation
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmFast-Tracking the Mobile Enterprise, presented by Apple
Employee engagement and productivity gains through digital transformation come in all shapes and sizes. They can emerge from a simple, downloadable app, or from a sophisticated reinvention of complex processes, or any range of possibilities in between. Whatever the particular case, Apple has found that any successful transformation relies on key elements including end-user centricity, reimagining how the work gets done, and clarity of purpose. Join us for this session to see Apple’s experienced views on the evolving shift to digital on mobile, best practices from customers, and the most promising ways to improve engagement and productivity with employees.
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmEmpowering Employees as Part of Your Digital Transformation
Ankur Sharma, National Solutions Director, Office 365, Microsoft
Digital transformation represents tremendous opportunities to businesses enabling them to engage customers in new ways, transform products, optimize operations and empower their employees. In this session we want to focus on how companies can empower their employees. More than ever before, technology can help employees prioritize their work and manage their collaboration with others – all to boost individual and group productivity in a highly secure environment. Microsoft’s deep experience has uncovered some common variables in successful organizations that are highly collaborative. Join us for this session as Microsoft shares examples of how organizations are not only leveraging these opportunities, but also overcoming challenges as they embark on this major business transformation.
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4:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree Time
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmNetworking Reception in IT Showcase
6:30 pm Dinner sponsored by Dell

April 12, 2017
8:30 am - 9:15 amNetworking Breakfast sponsored by Lenovo
9:15 am - 9:30 amWelcome
Abbie Lundberg, President, Lundberg Media; former Editor in Chief, CIO
Opening Remarks
9:30 am - 10:30 am Collaboration is All About the Experience
Nathan Coutinho, Director, Digital Workspace Solutions Practice, CDW
Bruce Beals, Manager, Collaboration Solutions, CDW
Don Barker, Enterprise Collaboration Consultant, CDW
Successful collaboration, and the underlying technologies that enable it, are all about satisfaction with the digital workspace experience. But in today’s world, creating good experiences by integrating the right tools – and fostering an adoptive culture – is often difficult. How did we get to the current, complex state of multiple workspace technologies? And how can we make both the technology and the experience better? Join us for this session to understand what’s holding organizations back from adopting more advanced tools – and how you can break down those barriers in your company.
10:30 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break
10:45 am - 11:30 amHow IoT is Making Workplaces More Efficient: A Moderated Panel Discussion
Steven Darrah, Director, National Solution Providers , Intel
Link Simpson, IoT/Digital Transformation Practice Lead, CDW
Brian Self, Compliance Subject Matter Expert, CDW
Abbie Lundberg, President, Lundberg Media; former Editor in Chief, CIO
Today's Internet of Things (IoT) implementations deliver far more than just the data they collect and communicate. When you add analytics and automation, they create both insights and actions to make our workplaces more efficient. This is happening in a variety of settings, from retail to healthcare to our own office environments. The technologies involved include some we’re quite familiar with -- like our smartphones -- along with previously “dumb” devices like printers, elevators and lighting. They involve sensors in a growing number of places, and many of them generate lots of video. Managing all this can seem daunting if you’re the IT leader who has to make it all work and keep it secure. Join us for this panel discussion where we’ll demystify what’s happening with IoT in the workplace, discuss what’s possible, and provide guidance for you to move forward.
11:30 am - 11:45 amWrap Up Remarks and Prize Drawings
Abbie Lundberg, President, Lundberg Media; former Editor in Chief, CIO
11:45 am - 1:00 pmNetworking Lunch with Hosted Discussion Tables sponsored by Plantronics
Topics to include:
  • Building the Business Case for Collaboration Technologies
  • Creating a Holistic and Strategic Collaboration Plan for the Organization
  • Streamlining Collaboration Tools and Applications
  • Securing Collaboration Endpoints
  • Overcoming Integration Challenges with Collaboration Tools
  • Leveraging Clouds for Richer Voice and Video Communications

1:00 pm Departures to Airport