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    Virtual Conference






    Catch up on several keynotes and breakout sessions that are on-demand.

    Tuesday, June 16th

    7:00 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.

    Executive Welcome and Digital Transformation


    Derrek Hallock, President and COO, Zones

    Kim Chau, VP and GM Marketing, Zones

    Saad Ayub, Ph.D., Chief Digital Officer, Zones

    Steven Maskell, Vice President of Client Experience, 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 digital transformation as our go forward. During the keynotes, we will take a deep dive into the digital transformation that Zones has made and how it positively impacts our customers.

    Today, many organizations often focus only on technology in their digital transformations. At Zones, we have taken a holistic approach that also includes organizational realignment and process re-engineering to transform our entire business operating model. We have three parallel programs: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, and Employee Effectiveness.

    1. Customer Experience: Increasing self-service, personalizing the digital experience, and generating data-driven insights.
    2. Supply Chain: Improving collaboration (customer, Zones, and supplier) across the entire value chain, enhancing analytics for planning and scheduling, and increasing productivity in the technology solution centers.
    3. Employee Effectiveness: Redefining workflows, increasing automation, and leveraging new technologies to transform the way our teams perform business functions.

    We will share our strategy, journey, and lessons learned, and then demo myZones, a new centralized digital platform for enhancing clients' relationships with Zones.

    7:40 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

    Zones Keynote: Your Procurement - Powered by Zones


    Vivek Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Zones

    Krams Ramasubramanian, Director ECommerce Ops, Zones

    Organizations are looking to simplify their procurement by having their supply chain partners integrate with in-house systems. At Zones, we have embraced the concept and provide a variety of options to help you transact from within your enterprise platforms or portals. Some of the ways we can work for you, beyond simply the e-commerce website experience, are as follows:

    1. APIs: Seamlessly integrate internal business applications like ticketing systems or ordering portals with Zones. Quotes and orders can be placed via secure API calls that eliminate swivel chair operations. Product information, order status, shipping, and asset information can be obtained as well, completing the ordering experience.
    2. Cloud Marketplaces: Effortlessly integrate cloud marketplaces such as Ariba and Coupa with Zones. We can handle hosted catalogs and punchouts to a custom catalog on zones.com with a branded look and feel.
    3. EDI: Reliably integrate using existing EDI and ERP systems to manage your supply chain. Zones can integrate with EDI feeds to completely handle all steps of the transaction.

    With any of the above methods, Zones works internally for you to see the same view of the orders as you do in your systems, resulting in a consistent experience. All of this furthers our mutual goal of error- and touch-free transactions and cost reduction.

    8:20 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Zones Keynote: Cloud Platform


    Todd Carter, Cloud Platform Director, Zones

    Automating procurement, provisioning, and management for our Zones Cloud subscription clients. Zones Cloud v2.0 is our web-based self-service platform that enables our clients to transact and manage their cloud subscriptions through a single, centralized management console. Zones Cloud v2.0 enables our customers to easily purchase and manage their cloud services and associated subscription ordering, provisioning, and management through a great online marketplace experience, including intuitive self-service controls for each subscription.

    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Technology Solutions Showcase

    Virtually engage with over 30 of the leading companies in the IT Industry at the Technology Solutions Showcase. This is an incredible opportunity to talk directly with the Zones partners and find out how they can save you money and increase your efficiency while you modernize your digital workplace. By attending, you will have a chance to win big prizes like an iPad and Bose Headphones from Zones and the partner exhibitors.

    Breakout Tracks (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

    Zones has strategically created three breakout tracks to help guide you to which breakouts to attend.

    • Innovating Your Network & Data Center: it's never been more critical to innovate your network and data center than now. In this track you will learn the newest in technology with WiFi 6 and how a hyperconverged infrastructure can increase agility, scalability and reduce costs. We will also present a breakout on Disaster Recovery and IT as a Service with HPE Greenlake.
    • Enabling End User Compute: the world is changing at a faster pace then ever before, and your digital workplace needs to change with it. The breakouts in this track will help you keep pace and accelerate your organization's preparedness. By attending this track, you will learn about the most trend setting technologies in Collaboration, DaaS, VDI and more.
    • Leveraging Zones Services: Zones services are on the cutting edge of technology. In this track you will learn the newest in strategy and delivery from the industry's best technologists from the Zones Office of the CTO. This is a track you will not want to miss.

    Innovating your Network
    and Data Center
    End User Compute Zones Services

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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    Wifi 6


    Bill Chien, Solutions Architect, ZonesSolutions Architect, Zones

    Jason Pernell, World Wide Sr Director Intent Based Networking Sales, Cisco

    The sixth generation of Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6, provides more speed, lower latency and increase device density. With the improvements, reasonable cost to deploy, maintain and scale, it proves to be the ideal system for indoor wireless connectivity especially in areas where access points will serve more users. Wi-Fi 6 will promise to deliver dramatically better performance to mobile workers and the enterprise which is important for mission critical IoT devices being used in several industries.



    Yli Schwartzman, Chief Architect, Collaboration, Zones

    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 technical resources to troubleshoot and resolve issues and ensure reliable system operation. Zones provides fully managed best-in-class services from leading partners including Cisco and Microsoft. Learn more about unified collaboration systems that will help build a culture of cooperation that empowers your employees while still adhering to the growing security and compliance requirements.

    Managed Services


    John White, Zones Chief Architect, Services

    Zones offers on-site support services that enable company's IT infrastructure to run at peak efficient in order to keep up with the speed of their businesses. Our on-site support services are on-demand and structured to meet our clients' business needs to reduce operating costs, provide improved customer experience and service increasingly distributed workforces. Zones On-site Support includes IMAC, Break/Fix, Cabling and Staff Augmentation series. We also offer an innovative portfolio with our Solution Zones offering, where companies leverage walk-up IT service centers to improve service delivery quality and introduce smart fixtures like intelligent vending and smart lockers.

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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    IT as a Service


    Thomas Currey, Solutions Architect, Zones

    HPE GreenLake is an IT-as-a-Service offering a scalable consumption-based infrastructure model. Greenlake delivers on-demand capacity, HPE Proactive Care, enterprise support, capacity monitoring, and system management. Combining the agility and economics of the cloud model with the security and performance of on-premises IT, HPE GreenLake's capacity model allows customers to grow and shrink resources on-demand. HPE GreenLake's unique metering allows customers to keep costs under control while protecting their business with remote monitoring and support. With the backing from HPE Financial Services and the benefits of an OpEx or CapEx model, HPE demonstrates how IT as a Service is a flexible pay-per-use financial model that frees up capital and accelerates business.

    End User Backup and Restore


    Don Bilbrey, Solutions, Architect, Zones

    In business, data is critical – and data loss can be crippling. Recovering from a data loss incident can cost a business time needed to recreate the data, productivity while users wait for the data to be replicated, sales because of data-blind business decisions, and customer satisfaction. IT is being forced to invest in data protection solutions to ensure the integrity of their data and avoid these costly losses. This means doing more than simply acquiring disk space and scheduling backups. It means thinking strategically about the way data is archived, considering the requirements for data storage, addressing the risks associated with data loss, and purchasing the right infrastructure to support that strategy.

    MDM and VMWare Workspace ONE


    Micah Heaton, Solutions Engineer, Zones

    Our cloud services engineering group currently represents several MDM platforms. We facilitate onboarding with VMware Workspace ONE, Microsoft Intune, Samsung Knox, Jamf, and Addigy. We operate as trusted advisors in the device management space, helping our clients take that first step into cloud endpoint management. We look for opportunities to provide remote and office workers alike with a rich out of box experience while ensuring best practices around security and corporate access controls are followed. Our primary services include migrations (from one MDM to another), net new implementation, and managed services for corporate or point-of-sale solutions. We also provide training workshops where we whiteboard real use cases based on client preference and map out actionable timelines for deployment. In this session, you gain the important takeaway of generating actionable proof of concept timelines for your organization's device management needs.

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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    Justin Brown, Solutions Architect, Zones

    Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is one of the fastest-growing data center technologies. Zones can help companies utilize their commodity/legacy hardware to build a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, and networking using hypervisor technology to virtualize their computing environment. Software-designed storage and virtualized networking can help simplify your company's infrastructure, increase agility and scalability, improve application performance, and reduce IT spend.

    Working from Anywhere with Zones & Apple


    Dustin Dembrosky, Chief Architect, Zones

    Join the Apple experts who will discuss how to leverage Apple products and solutions while working in non-traditional work spaces. 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.

    Zones Global Supply Chain as a Service


    Ed Moninger, Vice President of Supply Chain, Zones

    Zones has extensive capabilities to service the complete IT supply chain requirements of global companies, or tailored solutions to quickly support specific emerging business. From sourcing, inventory management, logistics, import/export, virtual warehousing, integration, project management, and scheduling, we can do it all, in partnership with Lenovo and every other major IT OEM.

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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    Disaster Recovery


    Martin Rosales, Solutions Architect I, 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 access to applications across endpoints.

    VDI: VMware Horizon Cloud and Azure


    Brad Kerstetter, Solutions Architect, Zones

    Unplanned events such as COVID-19 and travel restrictions make it nearly impossible to continue business as usual. The "new normal" will forever change the way users interact with their applications, data, and computing devices. Join us to discover how VMware's Horizon multi-cloud solution can ensure business continuity, maintain user productivity, and provide secure access to applications and data across endpoints – all through a single, unified workspace.

    Professional Services


    Tony Rylands, Principal Solutions Architect, Zones

    Deepak Purohit, Vice President and General Manager, Solutions, Zones

    The move to digital transformation, the proliferation of data, along with the pressures of adopting agile IT methodologies, is forcing organizations to move and adopt new services faster than ever before, inherently adding a layer of complexity and risk.

    Zones' ecosystem of professional services and solutions are designed to help our customers achieve their business goals and objective while optimizing spend and minimizing risk.

    This breakout session will provide you with a high-level overview of Zones' professional services portfolio, along with how our Assessment, Design, Implementation, & Management model allows Zones to tailor the services and solutions needed to solve our clients' toughest challenges.

    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    How to Create the Future – Innovation though Crisis, Chaos and Recession

    Jeremy Gutcshe


    Jeremy Gutcshe

    CEO Trend Hunter

    These companies were born in periods of recession: Disney, CNN, Apple, Patagonia, GE, Fortune Magazine, Burger King, FedEx, Microsoft, MTV, Hyatt, Gillette, AT&T, 20th Century, Coors, Autodesk, Adobe, Electronic Arts, HP, Merck, Hershey's, Uber, Airbnb, Slack, Pinterest, WhatsApp, and Square. In times of chaos, it's easy to get caught in the doom and gloom.

    And yet your consumers' needs are evolving by the minute. So, this period is going to cause a great shakeout between companies that adapt and those who do not. Jeremy Gutsche, whose specialty is helping CEOs, brands, billionaires, and world leaders to thrive during times of chaos and change, will share some battle-tested tactics from those that have navigated chaos before you – and help you plan for what's next.

    You'll see that we all have so much potential within our grasp, yet it can be too easy to become blinded by certain traps that impact smart and successful people. In short, you will learn to create a culture of innovation as you make innovation and change happen. The program is about innovating through chaos, being recession-ready, and gaining insights for thriving in times of uncertainty.

    Jeremy Gutcshe Bio

    Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche, MBA, CFA, is a New York Times-Bestselling author, award-winning innovation expert, "one of the world's most requested keynote speakers," TV host and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world's largest trend website with 3 billion views and over 3 million Facebook fans.

    Prior to founding Trend Hunter, Jeremy grew a $1 billion portfolio for a bank, and today, over 600 brands, billionaires and CEOs rely on his innovation keynote speeches and workshops to ACCELERATE INNOVATION and MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN, including Google, Disney, Starbucks, Netflix, LEGO, Victoria Secret, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Wells Fargo. He's even helped NASA prototype the Journey to Mars!

    Called an "intellectual can of Red Bull" by the CEO of Omnicon, Jeremy over the last 10 years has rocked more than 500 events for over 400,000 people. He is consistently one of the highest-rated speakers, with a broad appeal that ranges from 7,500 person events to the homes of billionaires. He also has a large list of workshop clients and brands, including: Nestle, Kraft, Sony, Hughes Aerospace, Turner Broadcasting, Chicago Tribune, Morgan Stanley, GM and dozens more.

    Routinely sourced by the media, Jeremy's broad appeal ranges from The Economist and CNN to Entertainment Tonight and The New York Times. He has been described as "a new breed of trend spotter" by The Guardian, "an eagle eye" by Global TV, an "Oracle" by the Globe and Mail, an "intellectual can of Red Bull" by Association Week, "the rockstar of keynote speakers" by Meetings Professional International and "on the forefront of cool" by MTV.