Optimizing the
Digital Transformation
Journey with Microsoft

Thursday, April 2nd
@ 12:00 – 1:15PM

Thursday, April 2nd
@ 12:00 – 1:15PM

About the Program

Optimizing the Digital Transformation Journey with Microsoft is an invitiation-only virtual event taking place from 12:00 to 1:15 pm. The purpose of this event is to gather an invite-only group of 25 New York City-based technology and business leaders from leading enterprises to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To participate in a valuable networking experience
  • To learn actionable insights and strategies from our expert panel and interactive roundtable conversations
  • To enjoy a fine lunch

About the Content

It’s no secret that leading enterprises are digitally transforming. Organizations embrace DX to create value, growth, and competitive advantage through new offerings, business models, and partner ecosystems. Leading companies continue to partner with Microsoft to build and deliver new offerings at the right time and with the optimum cost ensuring security and best performance.

We will discuss and share how the best companies are deploying, connecting and scaling their infrastructure to meet the challenges and fulfill the promise of DX.

Discussion Topics

  • Building the right foundation. How leading enterprises optimize performance and find the right hybrid balance
  • Best practices in implementing change management and optimizing organizational culture for digital transformation
  • Leveraging distributed architecture & optimized WAN to achieve new business outcomes
  • Strategies for executing an effective program management structure
  • Edge computing enablement for technologies such as IoT, AI/ML, and blockchain
  • Optimizing the user experience in hybrid and multi cloud environments through a cloud first network architecture that supports the business benefits of speed, scalability, performance, choice and security
  • Mitigating risk and disruption to the business by embracing cloud services in secure and cost effective manner during the digital transformation journey
  • Rethinking service delivery strategies within a modern digital paradigm to be relevant and profitable


Bob Breynaert
Vice President, Global Managing Director



Kevin Gokey
Church & Dwight
Fabien Legland
Director of Technology Business Management
BNY Mellon
Neil Peterson
Managing Director, Enterprise Data Management, Technology
New York Life Insurance Company
Leanne Starace
Vice President
Chris Taddeo
Director of Intelligent Cloud

Event Details


Thursday, April 2nd, 2020


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Attendee Profile

40 senior business and technology leaders


12:00PM     Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks

12:05PM     Video Networking in Breakout Rooms

12:15PM     Panel Discussion

12:40PM     Audience Q&A

12:55PM     Breakout Networking Sessions


Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks


Video Networking in Breakout Rooms


Panel Discussion


Audience Q&A


Breakout Networking Sessions



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