CDI Tech Summit III
June 10, 2021 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM EST


June 10, 2021







About the Event

At The CDI Tech Summit III you will learn how CDI and more than 20 of our industry-leading partners are helping IT departments accelerate their transformation to the digital world by implementing a digital infrastructure foundation that incorporates hybrid cloud, DevSecOps, AI-driven intelligent operations, digital workflows, and security technologies. CDI Tech Summit III will have something in store for everyone. The Summit will be hosted on an engaging virtual platform where attendees will be able to visit sponsor booths to interact with their experts. In addition, the Summit will feature breakout sessions in each of the digital foundation’s tracks, where you will hear directly from CDI and its partners.

Why Attend?

  • CDI events are always a blast! Hear from World Heavyweight Champion, Mike Tyson, and submit your own questions for him
  • Watch live (and on-demand) keynote, panels and all online presentations.
  • Click and meet! Engage with top industry leaders through interactive chat, games and the virtual booth experience.
  • Download valuable educational materials to access later or share with colleagues.
  • No Travel Required - enjoy this event while working from home
  • Learn how CDI’s hybrid cloud, DevSecOps, AI-driven intelligent operations, digital workflows and security technologies are helping companies across the globe.
  • Connect and ask questions to experts in a 1-1 or collaborative environment - Chat live with CDI tech experts, partners and technology peers from around the country.


William Huber, Chief Technology Officer, CDI LLC

As CTO, Will Huber is responsible for developing and evangelizing CDI’s technology strategy. He joined CDI as Director of Advanced Services in 2016 after a successful career as Principal Solutions Architect at Dell Technologies. Most notably, Will has been instrumental in launching CDI’s ServiceNow consulting practice and its proprietary Hybrid Cloud Automation Framework (HCAF), and held a key role in developing the firm’s Zero Touch Operations. Will was appointed to CTO in March of 2020. He is the recipient of over 26 unique industry education and professional training certifications from VMware, Cisco, Dell EMC, AWS, and Microsoft. Will also serves as a board member for the Rutgers University Design Thinking program and holds a seat on the technical advisory boards for many CDI strategic partner.

CEO Fireside Chat – A Conversation with Michael Dell

Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO, Dell Technologies

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information. With revenues of $94B and 158,000 team members, Dell Technologies is one of the world’s largest IT companies serving the needs of global corporations and governments to small businesses and consumers.


Michael founded Dell Technologies with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19, and in 1992, he became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. In 2013 he took the company private, setting the stage to architect the largest technology deal in history with the combination of Dell, EMC and VMware in 2016 and the subsequent relisting of Dell Technologies on the public markets in 2018.


In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, a private investment firm that exclusively manages the capital for the Dell family. And in 1999, he and his wife, Susan Dell, established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to accelerate opportunity for children growing up in urban poverty in the U.S., India and South Africa.

Rich Falcone, President, CDI LLC

As President of CDI LLC, Rich Falcone is focused on driving merger, acquisition and integration efforts with investment firm, One Equity Partners, and overseeing CDI’s Professional and Managed Services lines of business. He began his career with CDI in 2002 as a Sales Associate and was recognized as Sales Representative of the Year for five consecutive years. In 2009 he was promoted to AVP of Sales and built CDI’s first New York City sales office. In 2013 Rich became EVP of Sales and led both CDI’s New Jersey and New York City-based sales teams. After almost two decades with CDI, Rich was promoted to President of Sales in 2017 where he was responsible for managing revenue streams across all geographies, inclusive of core sales, digital sales, and annuity managed cloud services. During his three years in this role, CDI posted its highest earnings in each of its major product and service offerings. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Rutgers University and resides in New York City with his wife Valerie, and two young daughters, Stella and Scarlett. In his spare time, Rich enjoys running, live concerts, cheering on the New York Mets and spending time with his family in Central Park.

Celebrity Spotlight – Go a Few Rounds with Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson, Larger-Than-Life Legend Both in and Out of the Ring

With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, Mike Tyson’s legacy is undisputed. He is one of the most feared boxers in the ring. In addition to being the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight titles. In 2011, Tyson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was inaugurated into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame. Tyson’s career in entertainment spans everything from blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2) to documentaries. He has also toured nationally and internationally with his critically acclaimed Broadway one-man show “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH.” Tyson began his newest venture as an entrepreneur, opening Tyson Ranch where he works to create cannabis-based products like Copper Gel to help alleviate pain. In addition to Tyson Ranch, his podcast HotBoxin’ (on which Tyson talks with some of the world’s greatest sports legends, actors, and more) has been listened to over 40 Million times. A devoted husband and loving father, Tyson splits his time between Los Angeles, and Las Vegas with his wife Kiki and their children.



  11:30 PM
Welcome Video, Exhibit Hall Opens
  12:00 PM
Keynote: Becoming a (Digital) Heavyweight Champion Requires a Strong Foundation, Sponsored by ServiceNow 

CDI: Will Huber

Chief Technology Officer

  1:00 PM
VMware Cloud Foundation 

CDI: Michael Colonno

Director, Data Center Solution Architecture

VMware: Rick Walsworth

VMware Group Manager, Product Line Marketing or VMware Cloud Foundation

Accelerate your DevOps journey with a Value Stream Delivery Platform 

CDI: Brian Kennedy

VP DevSecOps Solutions


Elevate Employee Experience with ServiceNow HR 

CDI: Matt Gerry

Senior Technical Lead, ServiceNow Employee Workflows

ServiceNow: Greg Scovil

Inside Solution Consultant, HR Service Delivery

Data Services for Kubernetes in the Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Private Cloud

CDI: Rob Owen

Chief Architect

Pure Storage: Jon Owings

Global Cloud Architecture

Understanding what a SASE Framework Can Do for My Organization

Palo Alto Networks: Jason Georgi

Chief Technology Officer

  1:30 PM
Modernize your Network with Cisco ACI 

CDI: Ralph Carter

Chief Network Solutions Architect

Cisco: Matthias Wessendorf

Technical Marketing Engineer Team Leader

Simplifying Containers with VMware Tanzu 

CDI: Will Huber

Chief Technology Officer

VMware: Nick Sanfratello

Director, Northeast Solutions Engineers Tanzu WW Sales

Drive ServiceNow Adoption and Value with CDI NextGen Managed Services 

CDI: Brian Del Cid

Director, ServiceNow Managed Services

ServiceNow: David Packer

Director, Solution Consulting

CDI Carrier Network Solutions

CDI: Rob Sienrukos

VP Sales, CDI Managed Services

The Modern Approach to Application Performance Mapping (APM) 

CDI: Brian Kennedy

VP DevSecOps Solutions

  2:00 PM
Customer Success Story: VMware Cloud on AWS 

CDI: Michael Colonno

Director, Data Center Solutions

Infrastructure as Code with HashiCorp Terraform 

CDI: Joe Tortorelli

Solutions Architect


Improve Customer Experience with ServiceNow CSM 

CDI: Mike Belfanti

Senior Solutions Architect

ServiceNow: Rich Runfola

Senior Advisory Solution Architect

Customer Success Story: Cisco Voice, Video, and Collaboration at Vertex 

High Availability, a CDI Company: Chris Black

Chief Technology & Security Officer

Vertex, Inc.: Tom Rivera

Senior Director, Information Technology

Expert Panel: AIOps 

AppDynamics: Joe Byrne

Regional Field CTO

Big Panda: Jason Walker

Field CTO

CDI: Vince Collado

President, Digital Transformation Strategy

LogicMonitor: Sarah Terry

Sr. Director, Project Management

ServiceNow: Patrick Beauchemin

Manager, IT Workflow Solutions Consulting

Splunk: Jesse Trucks

Minister of Magic

  2:30 PM
Expert Panel: Data Protection in the Hybrid Cloud 

CDI: Kyle Mullin

AVP, Data Center Solutions

Cohesity: Josh Haley

Field Strategy Director

Commvault: David Ngo

Vice President

Dell Technologies: Mark Sanders

VP, Global Presales – Data Protection

Rubrik: Josh Stenhouse

Global Field CTO

A Holistic Multi-Vendor Approach to Complete Application and Infrastructure Observability 

CDI: Brian Kennedy

VP DevSecOps Solutions

Optimize IT Operations with ServiceNow ITOM 

CDI: Mike Desmond

Sr. Solutions Architect, Digital Transformation

ServiceNow: Rob Augusta

IT Transformation

Expert Round Table: Redefining the Modern Workplace 

CDI: Jason McKenry

Director, Data Center Solution Architecture

CDI: Preston Stover

Practice Lead, v-Practice

Citrix: Chris Voce

Customer Engagement Strategist

VMware: John Scott

Director EUC Enterprise Sales

Expert Panel: How to Manage the Ever-Increasing Supply Chain Risk 

CDI: Peter Brookman

Area Vice President, Security

ClearedIn: Bennet Woodward

VP of Global Sales

Rubrik: Jason Burrell

Sales Engineer Leader

Varonis: Stephen Frethem

Director of Sales Enablement

  3:00 PM
Fireside Chat with Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO of Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies: Michael Dell

Chairman & CEO

CDI: Rich Falcone


  4:00 PM
Celebrity Spotlight: Go a Few Rounds with Heavyweight Champ Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

a Larger-Than-Life Legend Both in and Out of the Ring


Hybrid Cloud Data Management with NetApp ONTAP 

NetApp: Matt Watts

Chief Evangelist Worldwide Enterprise & Commercial Field Organization

Securing Your Remote Workforce  

CDI: Peter Brookman

Area Vice President, Security

Fortinet: Renee Tarun

Deputy CISO

SentinelOne: Keith Weisman

Sr. Director, Sales Engineering

Tanium: Chris Hallenbeck

CISO for the Americas

Zscaler: Danny Connelly

Field CISO Americas

Free Your IT with Nutanix


The Complete Ransomware Solution: Managing, Detecting & Responding  

CDI: Peter Brookman

Area Vice President, Security

Arctic Wolf: Kevin Mark Santarina

Sr. Presales Systems Engineer

Rubrik: David Siles

Global Field CTO

ServiceNow: Gavin Vanderveldt

SecOps Solution Sales Manager

Varonis: Stephen Frethem

Director of Sales Enablement

Customer Success Story: Mimecast & NetSkope




Frequently Asked Questions

  • Attend the keynote and panel sessions featuring CDI and its top partners
  • Play interactive games and activities
  • Visit the CDI Tech Expo Hall featuring top technology vendors
  • Chat one-on-one with security experts in their virtual booths
  • Hear from Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson
This event is reserved for Information Technology decision-makers, Managers, Directors, CIOs and CTOs and their staff. But we also know you’re at home just like us so if your kids, or pets want to join in on the fun – they’re welcome too! Each attendee registration is reviewed by the CDI team. If approved, the individual will receive their login credentials within 48 business hours.
You will be able to engage with CDI subject matter experts in sales and service, as well as experts from each of the sponsoring technology partners. Please visit the live sessions as well as the interactive virtual booths in the Tech Expo Hall.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event.
This is an online event. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
If you have any interested peers, you can direct them to register using the main registration link. Each attendee registration is reviewed by the CDI team. If approved, the individual will receive their login credentials within 48 business hours.
Can I still participate? Yes, the virtual event environment will be accessible for 30 days. You can listen to content on-demand.