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    Virtual  Customer Connect logo Conference
    Agenda

    Tuesday, September 15th

    Keynotes:

    ZONES KEYNOTE

    Executive Welcome

    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. PDT

    PRESENTER

    Derrek Hallock
    President & Chief Operating
    Officer, Zones
    Kim Chau
    Vice President & General
    Manager - Marketing, Zones
    Rob Stone
    Vice President & General
    Manager - Operations, Zones
    Learn how Zones has tackled the challenges of COVID-19 and prepared for an even more successful future. The early action that Zones took to ensure customer success helped to be a stabilizing force during these challenging times. With a focus on the future, we doubled down on how to thrive and advance as our go forward. In this keynote, you will hear first-hand from the Executive Leadership of Zones what the direction for the company is as a leader in the IT industry.

    ZONES KEYNOTE

    Future of Work

    8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. PDT

    PRESENTER

    Jai Venkat
    Senior Vice President & Chief
    Services Officer, Zones
    John White
    Director of Operations - CTO
    Today's business leader faces unpredicted extremes and remote work challenges. Zones sees this disruption as an opportunity for all leaders to find transformative new efficiencies in remote worker productivity to drive economic recovery, and create safer work environments.

    Today's business leader faces unpredicted extremes and remote work challenges. Zones sees this disruption as an opportunity for all leaders to find transformative new efficiencies in remote worker productivity to drive economic recovery, and create safer work environments.

    Jai Venkat casts the vision for enhancing productivity up to 90% through enabling key remote worker services; achieved through customized industry footprints for the hybrid work from home and work from office environments. Hear how Zones can help you transform, supply, secure, and enable your IT departments, corporate services, and employees with one-to-many managed services.

    Observe how urgent safety measures drives up 5000% increases in demand for emerging Health IT products and services like the Blue Light ZonesTM, temperature kiosks, PPE field services, and 3D facilities for social distancing and queuing.

    Don't miss the specific strategies of how Zones' team of technology innovation experts are helping our customers transform.

    ZONES KEYNOTE:

    Advance Into the Future Through Cloud Optimization

    9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT

    PRESENTER

    Mike Stipe
    Zones Vice President
    Cloud and Software
    Sean Hobday
    Senior Vice President of
    Global Business Development
    Tony Rylands
    Director, Microsoft Technical Programs
    Zones

    The evolution of Cloud has completely revolutionized the way enterprises innovate and deliver services to their users and customers. However, the proliferation of cloud services and tools, tied with the pressure of adopting agile IT methodologies, means massive organizational changes in people, process, policy, and tooling.

    Leveraging the Cloud substantially streamlines the timeframe to deploy these services, however it also presents challenges when trying to identify and measure workload availability, security vulnerabilities, regulatory compliance, cost visibility and reporting.

    The evolution of Cloud has completely revolutionized the way enterprises innovate and deliver services to their users and customers. However, the proliferation of cloud services and tools, tied with the pressure of adopting agile IT methodologies, means massive organizational changes in people, process, policy, and tooling.

    Leveraging the Cloud substantially streamlines the timeframe to deploy these services, however it also presents challenges when trying to identify and measure workload availability, security vulnerabilities, regulatory compliance, cost visibility and reporting.

    Cloud Waste in 2020 is predicted to exceed $17.6 Billion, meaning on average a majority of organizations in the cloud will have upwards of 35% overages in their cloud spend.

    This keynote will focus specifically around what we are doing to help our customers continue to leverage the benefits of Cloud at scale, while also continually minimizing waste.

    This approach focuses on 4 key functional areas.

    • Security and Compliance, helping minimize risk.
    • Spend, helping to maximize profitability.
    • Provisioning, helping to increase productivity
    • Visibility and Operations, providing the observability and insights needed for continual optimization.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1: Accelerating Your Productivity
    30-minute breakout in between each session
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
    Data Management in the New Norm

    PRESENTER

    Anjali Fields
    Lead Solutions Architect

    PARTNER PRESENTER

    Jodey Hogeland
    Global CTO for SPS and Company Lead on PowerStore

    As companies are evolving their digital transformation journeys to stay ahead of the evolving new norm, the exponential growth of data puts increasing pressure on IT teams to keep up. This requires the ability to not only maintain pace with the volume...

    As companies are evolving their digital transformation journeys to stay ahead of the evolving new norm, the exponential growth of data puts increasing pressure on IT teams to keep up. This requires the ability to not only maintain pace with the volume but more importantly to safeguard the data against corruptions, unauthorized access, and data loss. In the new norm companies now more than ever need centralized and consolidated data that seamlessly moves on-prem and cloud environments. Learn more about how Zones and Dell can manage your data into the future.

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT
    VDI That Everyone Needs
     

    PRESENTER

    Bradley Kerstetter
    Solutions Architect, Zones

    To ensure your business can continue normal operations in the face of unplanned events such as COVID-19, you need to enable your employees to work remotely and maintain productivity, increase connectivity and provide for continuous, and secure...

    To ensure your business can continue normal operations in the face of unplanned events such as COVID-19, you need to enable your employees to work remotely and maintain productivity, increase connectivity and provide for continuous, and secure access to applications across endpoints. Join Zones and VMware during this breakout session to learn about accelerating your company's productivity with VDI.

    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDT
    Data Security That Lets You Sleep

    PRESENTER

    Kori Cortez
    Solution Architect, Zones

    PARTNER PRESENTER

    John Kindervag
    Field CTO

    In today's rapidly evolving world, cybersecurity remains top of mind for IT professionals charged with keeping data safe and secure. The needs for companies are dynamic and complex and their IT security solutions need to be flexible, scalable...

    In today's rapidly evolving world, cybersecurity remains top of mind for IT professionals charged with keeping data safe and secure. The needs for companies are dynamic and complex and their IT security solutions need to be flexible, scalable easy to deploy and simple to manage. There is also a great need for end-to-end protection against today's sophisticated threat landscape. Zones can enable you to secure your data by protecting against data loss in use, in motion and at rest, ensuring that only those authorized can access it. Through our strategic partnership, the Zones security team will inform you on how we can enable you to reduce your risk, improve your security posture and achieve compliance goals.

    Track 2: Thriving in the New Norm
    30-minute breakout in between each session
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
    Work from Anywhere
     

    PRESENTER

    Dustin Dembrosky
    Chief Architect - Mobility, Zones

    Join the Apple experts who will discuss how to leverage Apple products and solutions while working in non-traditional workspaces. We will focus on simplified management and usage across an organization utilizing features that are already...

    Join the Apple experts who will discuss how to leverage Apple products and solutions while working in non-traditional workspaces. We will focus on simplified management and usage across an organization utilizing features that are already included in many Apple products that customers may not be aware of, while focusing on how to keep data secure for those companies who have not previously worked remotely.

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT
    Keeping You and Your Company Safe Through Health IT

    PRESENTER

    Rob Harrast
    Chief Architect - Managed Services, Zones

    PARTNER PRESENTER

    Paul Reid
    Director, W Channel Personal Systems Services GTM

    COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to pivot quickly to a work from home environment. Now that the future is on the horizon, many companies are starting to think how they will return to work and keep their team members safe...

    COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to pivot quickly to a work from home environment. Now that the future is on the horizon, many companies are starting to think how they will return to work and keep their team members safe.

    Zones can help you reopen and return to work safely with Zones Global Supply Chain improved by Health IT solutions, Safe Access Kiosks, Blue Light Zones, PPE and Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) for your environments.

    Attend this breakout session to learn about the safe IT that Zones has to offer, but more impressively learn about our newest innovation Blue Light Zones which was recently awarded the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council Innovation award. Blue Light Zones is an IT cleansing tool using UVI - Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation that kills 99.9% of all germs. This solution along with Health IT can help your company thrive into the future.

    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDT
    Networking at the Speed of Today's Business: Perspectives on Home and Traditional Workplaces

    PRESENTER

    Bill Chien
    Solution Architect, Zones

    PARTNER PRESENTER

    Scott Stanton
    Sr. – Director America's Enterprise Networking

    For companies and organizations to be successful in today's world, their network needs to be able to quickly adapt to changing business requirements that are driven by a diverse and fast-evolving set of users, devices, applications...

    For companies and organizations to be successful in today's world, their network needs to be able to quickly adapt to changing business requirements that are driven by a diverse and fast-evolving set of users, devices, applications, and services across all of their locations both on and off prem. The Zones and Cisco team can help you thrive in today's world by evolving your network capabilities to support and secure users from wherever they work. It all leads back to the network.

    Track 3: Advancing in 2021
    30-minute breakout in between each session
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
    The Future of Collaboration Tools

    PRESENTER

    Owen Allen
    Chief Architect - Microsoft O365, Zones

    Zones Collaboration services are designed to enhance the digital collaboration capabilities of all businesses. We offer centralized support for the ongoing operation of your collaboration environment, including 24/7 service desk and expert ...

    Zones Collaboration services are designed to enhance the digital collaboration capabilities of all businesses. We offer centralized support for the ongoing operation of your collaboration environment, including 24/7 service desk and expert technical resources to troubleshoot and resolve issues and ensure reliable system operation. Learn more about advancing into the future with unified collaboration systems that will help build a culture of cooperation that empowers your employees.

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT
    Data Center Reimagined
     

    PRESENTER

    Thomas Currey
    Solutions Architect, Zones

    PARTNER PRESENTER

    Scott Wiest
    North America Chief Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    To exceed your competition and meet the needs of the future, you must be willing to change and adapt. Fortunately, Zones in collaboration with our partner HPE, to provide solutions that will make your Enterprise transformation an easy one....

    To exceed your competition and meet the needs of the future, you must be willing to change and adapt. Fortunately, Zones in collaboration with our partner HPE, to provide solutions that will make your Enterprise transformation an easy one. Together, we can show current and future trends to store, scale, and secure your business-critical information. Join us for this breakout session to reimagine your enterprise into the future.

    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDT
    Modern Device Management

    PRESENTER

    Josh McLaughlin
    Solutions Architect, Zones

    Zones offers the best-in-class MDM offerings available in the market today - Microsoft Intune. Our solutions will help you to secure, provision and manage all devices that hit your network - mobile, desktops, laptops, tablets, applications...

    Zones offers the best-in-class MDM offerings available in the market today - Microsoft Intune. Our solutions will help you to secure, provision and manage all devices that hit your network - mobile, desktops, laptops, tablets, applications and OSS - from a single console whether on-prem, cloud-based or hybrid. Learn how Zones and Microsoft can help you advance in 2021 with the future of Modern Device Management.

    IT VISIONARY KEYNOTE:

    Meta-Trends - The Future Is Faster Than You Think

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT

    PRESENTER

    Peter Diamandis
    Top Global Futurist
    Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation
    Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. We will also experience more upheaval than ever before. During this gripping and insightful keynote, Diamandis outlines a road map to our near future, describing how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and every company. What happens as AI, robotics, and virtual reality crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today's biggest industries? How will this change the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Diamandis will also explain why the rate of technological acceleration is, itself, accelerating. He'll examine Meta-trends including, how everyone, everywhere is connected at gigabit speeds and the increasing human intelligence with AI support and BCI.