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Technology Leadership Summit 2024

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 - Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Seaport Hotel Boston

1 Seaport Ln,

Boston, MA 02210

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Event Overview 

Please join us for our first CDW Technology Leadership Summit in Boston, MA.

This event is an intimate opportunity for you to gain valuable insights into the latest technology services and cloud trends, innovations, and solutions that can drive your business forward.


Join us for a dynamic two-day interactive event featuring insights from three distinguished industry leaders:

  • Jason Clishe on Navigating the AI Frontier and Cloud & App Modernization

  • Marcelis Baxter on Talent Orchestration

  • Walt Powell on Security

Limited space is available for this event.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, June 7th, 2024.

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Marcelis L. Baxter Sr., 

Dir. of Business Development

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Marcelis was born and raised in Rochester, NY.


He enjoys sports and hiking.

He has a passion for cooking,  music & plays 3 different instruments.

 After graduating college at the State University of Buffalo, he relocated to NYC where he began his staffing career. 

Marcelis is a recipient of the National President's Club for 8 years consecutively. He has close to 20 years of experience in staffing.

Marcelis has managed & recruited for non-profit organization, education, small business, major/enterprise companies, etc.


He has worked to place resources all over the country within multiple technical verticals and non-it. He has always maintained the upmost professionalism with clients and candidates and continues to focus on building strong relationships.

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Jason Clishe, 

Google Cloud FSA

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Jason is a Google Cloud Platform solutions architect with over 30 years of

experience in the IT industry.


With a background in delivery consulting, partner enablement, management, and sales engineering, he brings expertise in on-premises solutions, cloud technologies, and generative AI.


Jason has presented at industry conferences and major events like Microsoft Ignite and numerous roadshows on topics spanning Windows, Office 365, Azure, Google Cloud, Infrastructure as Code, and Generative AI.


An active community member, he supports technology initiatives throughout southwestern Ohio.


As a GCP FSA, Jason leads the design of innovative generative AI solutions on GCP Vertex AI.

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Walt Powell, 

Lead Field CISO

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Walt Powell is an accomplished cybersecurity expert, ethical hacker, and certified executive coach. Walt specializes in providing tailored executive advisory around risk, governance, compliance, and IT security strategies. Walt excels at translating complex cybersecurity concepts into business-centric language.


His passion for protecting the world from cyber threats has driven him to become an influential figure in private-sector cybersecurity. Walt is the Lead Field CISO and a founding member of the Global Security Strategy Office at CDW. Walt's team, composed entirely of former CISOs, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to their clients, underpinned by unique insights gained from contributing to and learning from the strategies of hundreds of CISOs & CIOs across every size of organization and vertical.


Walt and his team leverage this wealth of knowledge and experience to support, mentor, and elevate other CISOs, their programs, and organizations. Sharing lessons and providing strategic guidance that would typically take several careers to acquire.

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  3:00 PM

  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SB East Regional Summit Welcome

Drop Your Luggage at Seaport Boston Hotel

Hotel Check-in

Group Activity held at: View Boston 360

Your choice of activity

Group Activity held at: Sam Adams Brewery Tour

Your choice of activity

Welcome Reception held at: Eddie Merlot's

Thursday,  June 13th, 2024

  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

  8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

  8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

  9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

    1:15 PM - 2:00 PM 

    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

    2:00 PM 

Breakfast & Networking: Seaport Ballroom A

Opening Remarks - Seaport Ballroom B

Speaker Lindsey Haan - Norm Lillis

Talent Orchestration

Speaker: Marcelis Baxter

CISOs Top 6 Concerns of 2024

Speaker: Walt Powell

Break: Seaport Ballroom B

Ensure your Insurance  - A Four Step Framework to

Cyber Liability Insurance Preparedness

Speaker: Walt Powell

Cloud is the Pattern, not a Place

Speaker: Jason Clishe

Buffet Lunch: Seaport Ballroom A

Unlocking Potential: Exploring  Generative AI

Applications and Strategies

Speaker: Jason Clishe

Snack Break: Seaport Ballroom A

Event Concludes


Seaport Hotel - Boston


Discover an authentic New England experience at the award-winning Seaport Hotel on Boston's historic waterfront. Overlooking Boston Harbor and backed by beautiful city views, Seaport offers easy access to the best of the city, as well as the Logan International Airport.

The hotel's residentially inspired décor makes you feel at home in the city's most dynamic neighborhood.

Registration link is at the bottom of the page.

Your Choice of Activity

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View Boston - 360°

800 Boylston Street Boston MA 02199


Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

"View Boston" is a 360° taste of the city, offering breathtaking views atop one of the tallest buildings in New England.

Whether discovering famed institutions and coveted hidden  gems or meeting friends for a sunset cocktail, view Boston in 360 degrees.

Ascend to the top of the Prudential Tower’s 52nd floor for  incredible indoor panoramic views of the city, no matter where you stand.

Get an even better look at the spectacular city skyline from  The Lookout elevated viewing platforms and use the Virtual  Viewers to learn more about the City’s many landmarks and attractions.


Please indicate if you are interested in joining Boston 360  Tour group while completing the registration form.


Sam Adams Brewery Tour

29 Germania St Building M, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking to dive deeper into the rich history and brewing processes of Sam Adams?


Ever wondered how a beer makes it from the experimental stage to being a bona fide Sam Adams beer?

Learn about the brewing process of the Research and Development program for Samuel Adams innovation.

Tour the Sam Adams brewhouse and taste with CDW!


This is NOT a private tour.

Please indicate if you are interested in joining the Sam Adams Brewery Tour group while completing the registration form.

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Welcome Reception

Eddie Merlot's

505 Congress St. Boston, MA 02210


Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome reception will be hosted in the Merlot Room & Alcove

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Your CDW Travel Contacts


Tina Gramly

Small Business Event Program Manager - CDW

Cell: 224-829-4571


Questions...Please contact:

Events by M Team 

Sandy Carosielli at 847-337-2444, email:

Laura Mahnke at 847-848-7516, email: 


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