V I R T U A L  E V E N T
OCTOBER
27 & 28, 2020
60+ TOP TECH
TRAILBLAZERS
13+ TECH
BRIEF SESSIONS

IT Solutions to Help You Navigate the New Frontier

We know Canadian organizations are at different stages of returning to work – you may be in triage mode, where most projects are on hold, and are seeking a partner who can help with cost containment. Others are simultaneously looking at scaling work from home, handling compliance, keeping everything secure and improving employee productivity. Meanwhile, some organizations might be looking into the future for new ways to do business, while optimizing current environments and evaluating new technologies.

CDW, along with our leading technology partners, are here to help at every stage, and can help guide organizations of all sizes through their complex journey.

By attending CDW Canada’s Business Technology Expo (BTEX), you’ll have direct access to 60+ technology partners, innovation and technology keynotes and industry breakouts. Plus, CDW’s certified Solution Experts will be on-hand to help bring it all together for you through revamping your technology roadmap, sharing experiences and solving your technology challenges.


Chris Hadfield, Astronaut

First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield is a worldwide sensation whose video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” — seen by over 75 million people — was called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”, by Bowie himself.

Acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, and for
infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness
not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon,
Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels
of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

Join us as Colonel Hadfield shares his experiences on using the
technology around you to survive, the technology used
in space and how he’s leveraged his approach
to evolving in space, to this crucial time
here on earth.



OCTOBER 27, 2020 @ 1:30PM EST
SPONSORED BY INTEL

Day One: mardi, 27 octobre 2020

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Chris Hadfield, Astronaut
First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

Join us as Colonel Hadfield shares his experiences on using the technology around you to survive, the technology used in space and how he’s leveraged his approach to evolving in space, to this crucial time here on earth.


2:30PM EST
Public Sector & M&E Innovation Lounge and CDW Solutions Room Opens
2:30PM EST

CDW CANADA TECH BRIEF

Transforming your Workforce Securely, presented by Theo Van Wyk, CDW Canada’s Head of Cybersecurity and Solution Development

Join CDW Canada’s Head of Cybersecurity and Solution Development, Theo Van Wyk, to hear how Canadian organizations can transform their workforce securely. By examining the eroding perimeter Theo will share his thought leadership around zero trust, EDR, automation, SASE, SOAR and identity management.


3:00PM EST

VEEAM TECH BRIEF

Modern Data Protection Built for Modern Challenges, presented by Veeam

Learn how Veeam helped a CDW customer solve their backup modernization, hybrid cloud acceleration and data security & compliance challenges.


3:30PM EST

MICROSOFT TECH BRIEF

Disruptive Innovation in the Cloud, presented by Stephen Tanaka, CTO Microsoft Canada – One Commercial Partner

Disruptive innovation is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in a new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market. We believe Microsoft Cloud can transform your business in ways you have not thought about.


4:00PM EST

LENOVO TECH BRIEF

Guardians of Lenovo: Next Gen IT + Client Security Evolved, presented by Megan Corkell, Lenovo Brand Ambassador

Learn about the smallest desktop on the market, Lenovo’s portfolio of virtual reality devices, remote conferencing solutions and how Lenovo can take your security to the next level. 


4:30PM EST

PALO ALTO NETWORKS TECH BRIEF

The Industry’s First Next-Generation SD-WAN from Palo Alto Networks, presented by Fredrik Zeeck, Channel Business Manager

Palo Alto Networks recently introduced the industry's first next-generation SD-WAN solution with its CloudGenix integration. Fredrik Zeeck, Channel Business Manager for Palo Alto Networks, will highlight how this solution leverages machine learning and automation to simplify management, enable app-defined SD-WAN policies and deliver a secure, cloud-delivered branch.


5:00PM EST
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Day Two: mercredi, 28 octobre 2020

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DELL + VMWARE TECH BRIEF

Deliver Preconfigured Systems to Remote Workers Faster, presented by Dhiren Patel, Dell Client Technologist

Dell Technologies Unified Workspace by VMware Workspace ONE revolutionizes the way IT handles deployment, security, management and support. Join us for an exciting look at how you can modernize your business for smarter and faster workspace experiences.


3:00PM EST

CDW CANADA TECH BRIEF

Apps are from Mars and VDI is from Venus. Dropping your astronauts off on the right planet; presented by KJ Burke, Solution Architect Manager

KJ Burke, Solution Architect Manager, is here to help our customers navigate how their users can leverage the right type of virtual workspace for their needs. Come on this journey to explore SaaS to VPN connected endpoints and the spectrum in between.


3:30PM EST

CISCO TECH BRIEF

Controlling Chaos. 5 Ways Cisco Changes How You Deliver Security, presented by Sean Earhard, Global Go To Market Strategy and Execution for AMP and Threat Grid

You're tasked with delivering security outcomes for your organization. For most, especially over the last few months, succeeding at that is a daily challenge. Gain insight into 5 ways teams across the globe have left the most common challenges behind.


4:00PM EST

NETAPP TECH BRIEF

Data-Driven Digital Transformation is Required for Survival, presented by Matt Watts, CTO WW Enterprise & Commercial Field Organization

Join our session to learn how NetApp offers proven capabilities to build and manage your data fabric, and delivers a unified data experience across the world’s biggest clouds, private clouds and on premises. Ensure your data is always on, always available and easily consumed.

4:30PM EST

CDW CANADA TECH BRIEF

In the vast, dark universe of business challenges, CDW’s team of Services Experts is the light, presented by Benjamin Li, Head of Professional Services

As the pace of innovation continues to accelerate and skilled technical resources become increasingly rare many organizations are leveraging Professional and Managed Services to ensure their technology investments are leading to positive business outcomes. Come learn how the experts at CDW can help you design, orchestrate and manage your technology environment.


4:30PM EST

DELL EMC TECH BRIEF

Get on the AI Rocketship – from POC to Production, presented by Valerie Harrison, Systems Engineer

A brief history of artificial intelligence, how we got here, and where to go next. For customers looking to start an AI practice, and to scale into demanding workloads.


NUTANIX TECH BRIEF

How to Cloud Smart in a Hybrid & Multicloud World, presented by Steve Carter, Senior Product Marketing Manager and Sahil Bansal, Product Marketing Lead

This 20 minute discussion will cover the key benefits of a hybrid and multicloud strategy with Nutanix, AWS, and Azure; how to ensure seamless application mobility and unified management across clouds; and how Nutanix can help you build a unified hybrid and multicloud in under an hour.


ARUBA TECH BRIEF

Welcome to the New World of the Hybrid Workplace, presented by Chris Kozup, Chief Marketing Officer Aruba Networks

The enterprise world is moving to a hybrid workplace — one where people will work and move between a number of locations, from home to office. And it will be up to IT to make it happen.


5:00PM EST
Doors Close

Visit our exhibit hall, with more than 60 leading technology partners:


3M  |  8X8  |  ACER  |  ADOBE  |  APC  |  ASUS  |  AUTODESK  |  AWS  |  BENQ  |  CARBONITE  |  CHERRY  |  CITRIX  |  CODE  |  COHESITY  |  COMMSCOPE/RUCKUS  |  CRADLEPOINT  |  CYBER POWER  |  EATON  |  ERGOTRON  |  ESET  |  F5  |  FIREEYE  |  FORTINET  |  FUJITSU  |  HONEYWELL  |  JAMF  |  JUNIPER  |  KINGSTON  |  LEGRAND  |  LEXMARK  |  LG  |  ENSEMBLE SMARTDOCK  |  MICRON  |  MSI  |  NEC  |  NUTANIX  |  NVIDIA  |  OKTA  |  PALO ALTO NETWORKS  |  POLY  |  PURE STORAGE  |  RIVERBED  |  RSA  |  RUBRIK  |  SAMSUNG  |  SCALE  |  SEAGATE  |  SENNHEISER / EPOS  |  SERVICENOW  |  SHARP  |  INTELLIGENTE  |  SONICWALL  |  SOPHOS  |  SPLUNK  |  STARTECH.COM  |  SUPERMICRO  |  TARGUS  |  TEAMVIEWER  |  THALES GROUP  |  TREND MICRO  |  TRIPPLITE  |  VEEAM  |  VERTIV  |  VIEWSONIC  |  VMWARE  |  VONAGE  |  WDC  |  YAMAHA  |  ZEBRA  |  ZOOM