Optimizing the
Digital Transformation
Journey with Microsoft

Wednesday, May 27th
@ 12:00 – 1:15PM EST

Wednesday, May 27th
@ 12:00 – 1:15PM EST

About the Program

Optimizing the Digital Transformation Journey with Microsoft is an invitation-only, video-based virtual event limited to 25 technology and business leaders from enterprises nation-wide who will convene with three goals in mind:

  • Learn from insightful conversations led by our moderated panel
  • Participate in interactive break out room video discussions
  • Build meaningful new connections with a group of like-minded peers

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



Matt Douglas
Chief Enterprise Architect
Sentara Healthcare
Mark Lane
Associate Vice President Data Center
Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America
John Scarry
Vice President, MidAtlantic/South Sales
Merrie Williamson
Vice President, Azure Apps and Infrastructure, Worldwide Commercial Business

Event Details


Wednesday, May 27th, 2020


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EST

Attendee Profile

25 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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