Transforming your IT environment from an operational necessity into a competitive advantage requires careful planning and an appetite for innovation. Join us for the CDW Solution Forum on Hybrid Infrastructure 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 cover everything from on-premises IT to the cloud.
Get ready to explore:
- Evolving infrastructure solutions that can help you unlock efficiencies, performance gains and improved resilience
- Attainable strategies for building and managing agile IT infrastructure
- Technology and process roadblocks and ways to overcome them
Senior Director of Global Sales, Cloud Infrastructure and Software Group, Cisco
Vance Baran is the senior director of global sales for Cisco’s cloud infrastructure and software group.
He is an enterprise technology executive known for transforming and growing complex solution portfolios by helping customers win critical market transitions. Baran has worked across an extensive partner ecosystem to bring forward solutions across areas such as virtual desktop infrastructure, Big Data, converged infrastructure, hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid cloud. His leadership extends to people and culture development and he is an ardent supporter of diversity in technology. In his spare time, Baran enjoys running and home winemaking.
Senior Solution Architect, NVIDIA
Konstantin Cvetanov is a senior solution architect for NVIDIA, focused on advancing the adoption of artificial intelligence infrastructures in large enterprise, research and public sector organizations.
Before joining NVIDIA, Cvetanov worked in channel roles leading multidsciplinary professional services and engineering teams at various systems integrators across different industries. Throughout his career, he has published many blogs and manuals, including a highly rated technical deployment book on desktop virtualization that is featured on Amazon.
Executive Technology Strategist, CDW
Neil Graver is an executive technology strategist for CDW, covering enterprise security, data privacy, data center and cloud-based services crossing private infrastructure and multiple public cloud service providers.
He is an accomplished technology leader with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of verticals. Graver has a background in healthcare, banking, alcohol and spirits, insurance, online gaming and many other industries. Before joining CDW, he was the CTO and vice president of technology at a global marketing execution firm.
Principal Architect, Rubrik
Bill Gurling is a principal architect for Rubrik, where he manages a highly skilled technical team that brings new data security software products and features to market.
He has nearly two decades of professional experience designing, building, implementing and managing cloud, mobility and security products. As a member of the Army National Guard, Gurling managed an IT infrastructure team for a unit supporting thousands of soldiers. He has a master’s degree in information system and IT management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Senior Director of Systems Engineering, Americas Channel, VMware
Dan Kingslien leads the Americas partner and commercial engineering organization for VMware.
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.
Head of Emering Technology and IoT, CDW
Jill Klein is the head of emerging technology and the Internet of Things for CDW.
With more than 25 years of experience in IT and business transformation, she focuses on developing and providing solutions to solve business outcomes for partners and clients. A tireless creative force and evangelist for innovative technology, Klein has been published in InfoWorld, has written several blogs and white papers, and is a frequent presenter in webcasts focused on helping clients successfully adopt emerging tech.
Chief Technologist, GreenLake and Office of the North America CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Joe Vidal is the chief technologist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s GreenLake private cloud business unit and for the office of the North America CTO.
He has been designing software and data center solutions for more than 40 years. Vidal graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in math. He completed his MBA in marketing at Elon University.
Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions, CDW
Richard Zimmermann is vice president of infrastructure solutions for CDW.
He leads a number of national teams that support CDW field sales in areas including mainframe, data protection, power and cooling, and specialized solutions. Zimmermann joined CDW as part of the company’s acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions in 2021. He has more than 35 years of experience in the IT communications industry. Zimmermann holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Lafayette College, a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in finance from Drexel University.