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CDW Solution Forum on Digital Experience

August 10-11, 2023 | St. Louis

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An effective digital experience — an interaction between an employee, customer or organizational partner that is possible only through digital technologies — has become a key driver of hybrid work, company culture and business success. Seamless and secure digital experiences not only enable productivity and flexibility but also help companies attract and retain the industry’s most talented workers, as well as engaged and loyal customers.

Join us for the CDW Solution Forum on Digital Experience to discover how you can make progress toward your IT modernization and business goals.

This two-day event prioritizes collaboration: You’ll build connections with fellow strategic leaders, engage with industry experts and participate in working sessions that will help you turn your digital experience into an undeniable competitive asset.

Get ready to explore:

  • How to maximize the value of your existing multiplatform technology investments through consolidation and cost optimization
  • How to effectively leverage technology to ensure flexible and equitable meeting experiences for in-person and remote participants
  • How to securely enable employees to effectively and productively work from anywhere
  • How to automate and enhance your customer interactions through intelligent, next-generation contact center solutions


arrow Thursday, August 10

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.



1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.



1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

CDW Keynote


1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thought Leadership Panel + Working Tabletop Discussion


2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Business Spotlight from IT Leadership Peers


2:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Stretch Break



3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat with IT Leadership Peers


3:35 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Workshop Session: Addressing Today’s Business Challenges


4:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

CDW Thought Leadership Session


4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Event Close


6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Evening Networking Event

arrow Friday, August 11

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.



9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.



9:05 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

CDW Keynote


9:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Thought Leadership Panel with Subject Matter Experts


10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Business Spotlight from IT Leadership Peers


11:05 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Workshop Session: Addressing Today’s Business Challenges


11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat with IT Leadership Peers


12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.

CDW Thought Leadership Session


12:25 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.



12:35 p.m.

Grab-n-Go Lunch

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Casey Bleeker
GM of Cloud, Digital Velocity, CDW

Casey Bleeker is the general manager of Cloud for CDW’s Digital Velocity SI (System Integrator) practice. 


He is responsible for leading pre-sales, professional services, portfolio management, and strategy for CDW’s public cloud solutions. CDW’s Digital Velocity Cloud practice manages the entire cloud lifecycle for clients, from consumption & cloud resale to professional consulting services & managed services.

Previously, Casey was the Director of Strategic Business Development for CDW, where he was responsible for the go-to-market strategy for the Digital Velocity team. He also developed consulting programs that provided strategic ecosystem partners full stack go-to-market acceleration, from product development and adoption services to enablement and demand generation.

Before joining CDW through the IGNW acquisition, Bleeker was the Director for Cloud Advocacy and Enablement at IGNW, leading strategic marketing, sales, and consulting efforts for IGNW's partner and vendor ecosystem. Prior Bleeker served in senior roles at Cisco in M&A, business development, and solutions architecture for AI/ML, IoT, collaboration, and developer advocacy. Before that, he consulted for over a decade in the Microsoft, public sector, and VAR ecosystems.

Bleeker earned a bachelor's degree in computational biology from the University of Colorado and earned a certificate in Big Data & Social Analytics from MIT.


Andrew Cadwell
VP, Digital Velocity, CDW

A creative, down to earth and strategic results-oriented professional executive and successful serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in technology, business development, sales, field operations, product/project delivery, strategic business analysis and performance management. 


Proven ability to create, enhance, operate and exit businesses from start up ventures to fully scaled out mature organizations. Expertise in identifying, developing and operating new business ventures, surfing the waves of technology innovation, developing key insights from complex data and market context, and building rapid value for both my clients, customers and investors. 6 successful personal exits for myself , my investors and my teams and critical roles in over a dozen successful mergers and acquisitions ranging from 5MM to 500MM.

Ken Drazin
Head of Intelligent CX, CDW


Chris Mierzwa
Chief Technologist, CDW

Chris Mierzwa began his career at Hewlett-Packard, working in the Semiconductor Test and Measurement Division. 


In 1995, he joined IBM as a sales specialist for storage and RS/6000 servers, serving clients in the entertainment, education, and state and local government sectors. In 1998, Mr. Mierzwa accepted a position as executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at Think Tank Systems, a value-added reseller start-up, which he helped build into a $40 million business.

Mr. Mierzwa joined Sirius in 2002, and has held a variety of roles in sales and presales management, business development, and product strategy. In his current role as chief technology officer, he leverages his deep technical knowledge and marketplace awareness to call on client executives, speak on behalf of Sirius at various public events, research and recommend new technology partnerships, and advise on their integration into Sirius’ various practices. He also represents Sirius on various partner, client and analyst executive councils.

A 1992 graduate of Purdue University, Mr. Mierzwa earned a dual degree in computer and electrical engineering. During his studies, he worked in the IBM Co-op program as part of their vector processor development effort for high-performance computing in their mainframe labs. After graduation, Mr. Mierzwa was awarded a full DARPA scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he earned his master’s degree in computer engineering in 1994. His research was focused in advanced computer architectures and software design.

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Mike Murphy
Manager, Intelligent CX, CDW

Mike leads our Intelligent CX Presales practice and has held several roles in the Collaboration and Customer Experience space over the years. Mike has a passion for finding creative ways to infuse technology into great experiences.


He has extensive experience in strategic planning and execution. Through innovative problem-solving and collaboration, Kingslien has established a reputation for consistently exceeding performance expectations. He is based in Austin, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.

Phil Taylor
Director and CTO, Digital Velocity, CDW

Relentless entrepreneur with a passion for technology and software. I enjoy building products, companies and people. 


Subscribe to the lean startup philosophy and agile software development practices. A big believer that the market will shape your product if you will just listen to what your customers want. Over the last 20 years I have been building software products both for private industry and startups that I have been a founder or co-founder. A geek with a business mind.

Paul Zajdel
VP, Data and Analytics, CDW

Paul's mission is helping customers modernize their data platforms to enable business insights and fuel value creation. 


He leads the Data and Analytics teams in providing world- class service for Modern Data Platforms, Data Governance, and Analytics. His synergistic approach puts the right people, processes, and technology in place to enable sound data stewardship. He ensures data platforms are highly scalable, agile and cost-effective. His teams use advanced AI/ML tools to provided prescriptive and predictive insight allowing customers to make informed decisions. Paul previously served on Oracle, Sun, IBM and HP’s partner advisory councils.



The Westin St. Louis

Whether in town for business or leisure, the Westin St. Louis is at the heart of the city and all it has to offer. Located in historic Cupples Station, the Westin St. Louis is just steps to the federal courthouse, Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch. Located within the business hub of downtown St. Louis, the Westin is situated just blocks from the Enterprise Center, America’s Center Convention Complex and the Dome at America’s Center, and the Washington Avenue Historic District.

The Westin St. Louis | 811 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 | Call (314) 621-2000

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