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The Big Picture: Highlighting Key Takeaways About the State of IT

Live Webcast | 1 p.m. CST on June 22, 2021


The CDW Tech Talk Series has delivered insights around dynamic infrastructures, reimagined workplaces and the technology that gives organizations a competitive advantage.

Join us for The Big Picture: Highlighting Key Takeaways About the State of IT  to look back at some of our most insightful conversations to date, and look ahead to what’s in store for the rest of 2021. 


  • Ben Weiss, Vice President, Product and Partner Management, CDW
  • Tom Cahill, Vice President, Product and Partner Management, CDW

This live webcast gives you real-time access to subject matter experts and fellow IT and business leaders in a way that stale, prerecorded webinars can’t hope to replicate.


  • How can infrastructure support advanced solutions such as artificial intelligence and data analytics?
  • What technologies are enabling the workplace of the future?
  • How are organizations employing automation and other innovations to improve the customer experience?
  • What are the most critical security challenges companies face?


David O'Keefe
David O'Keefe

David O’Keefe, Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft

David O’Keefe is a partner technology strategist based in Minnesota working with Microsoft partners to develop solutions, built on the Microsoft Cloud, through technical leadership and enablement. Before Microsoft, O’Keefe worked at a healthcare-focused managed service provider for 16 years, focusing on improving the provider and patient experience in a variety of roles, ranging from security lead to CTO. With almost 20 years of experience delivering cloud services, O’Keefe has a tremendous perspective on the role of technology and the cloud in a customer’s digital transformation journey.Barbieri graduated from Charter Oak State College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management and from Quinnipiac University with a master’s degree in business administration. She is the executive sponsor for CDW’s Business Resource Alliance Valuing Equality (BRAVE), whose mission is to enhance the work environment, provide networking opportunities and promote activities that help our LGBTQ+ coworkers and allies reach their full professional potential.

Lee Washington
Lee Washington

Lee Washington, VP Enterprise Infrastructure, CDW 

Ruben Chacon
Ruben Chacon

Ruben Chacon, Technology Vice President & CISO, CDW

Ruben D. Chacon is the technology vice president  and  CISO at CDW, a Fortune 200 company and a provider of technology products and services for business, government and education. With over 25 years of diversified IT and business experience, Ruben holds multiple certifications relevant to information security, privacy and change management.

Starting his career designing and implementing data networks at the German conglomerate Siemens in Mexico City, Ruben increased his IT and business responsibilities working for global companies including Kraft, Phillip Morris, Mondelez International, the Coca-Cola Company and Constellation Brands. Ruben regularly interacts with peer CISOs from industries such as CPG, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, banking and insurance analysts from research organizations; strategists from consulting firms; advanced technologies vendor providers; and law enforcement. Ruben also likes to read technical articles and attend selected conferences and seminars relevant to CISOs and the industry he serves. All this helps to keep his professional knowledge current. Ruben and his wife, Cris, have  three kids.