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CDW East Summit 2024

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


Seaport Hotel Boston

1 Seaport Ln,

Boston, MA 02210

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Event Overview

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 two-day interactive event where you’ll hear from 3 industry leaders:

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

Marcelis Baxter on Talent Orchestration, and Walt Powell on Security.


Space for this event is limited

Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 17th, 2024.


Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

SB East Regional Summit Welcome

Drop Your Luggage at Hotel


Hotel Check-in

  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Team Activity held at: Boston 360

Option One

  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Team Activity held at: Sam Adams Brewery Tour

Option Two

  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome Reception held at: Eddie Merlot's

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

  7:30AM -   8:30AM

Breakfast & Networking: Seaport Ballroom One

  8:30AM -  8:45AM

Welcome Meeting - Seaport Ballroom Two

Speaker Lindsey - Norm

8:45AM -   9:30AM

Navigating the AI Frontier: Unveiling Trends, Evolution, Drawbacks & Security in 2024

Speaker: Jason Clishe

9:30AM -  10:15AM

Talent Orchestration

Speaker: Marcelis Baxter

10:15AM - 10:30AM

Break: Seaport Ballroom Two

10:30AM - 11:15AM

Cloud & App Modernization

Speaker: Jason Clishe

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Security - Part 1

Speaker: Walt Powell

12:00PM -   1:00PM

Buffet Lunch: Seaport Ballroom One

 1:00PM - 1:45PM

Security - Part 1

Speaker: Walt Powell

  1:45PM -   2:00PM



Event Close

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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.


Seaport Hotel Deluxe King Rooms

Unwind in the stylish Deluxe King with a king bed and Seaport's signature pillowtop mattress. These home inspired rooms feature local artwork & city views. Beautifully appointed bathrooms features marble floors, Gilchrest and Soames BeeKind toiletries, and fog-free mirrors.

Room Amenities:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • 55" HD TV with 55 channels, Netflix & streaming content

  • Bedside reading lamps, USB ports and power

  • Two complimentary bottled waters daily

  • Keurig® Coffee Makers with coffee and tea

  • Mini-fridge

  • Laptop size safes

  • Rainshowers


Please scroll to the bottom of the page to provide your registration.

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Team Activity One

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.


Guests will have their choice of ONE activity. This is NOT a private tour.

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

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Welcome Reception for Wednesday, June 12th

Eddie Merlot's - Merlot Room & Alcove

The Merlot Room and Alcove features vibrant artwork set against elegant white, black, and gold decor, offering a completely private and relaxed setting.

First Course


Miniature Beef Wellington

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

Tomato Basil Bruschetta 

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Miniature Crab Cakes

Third Course

Main Course

6 oz. Filet Mignon & 6 oz. Lobster Tail

Chilean Sea BassRoasted Garlic

Lemon Dijon Chicken

16 oz. Prime Ribeye

Mashed Potatoes



Second Course


Miniature Beef Wellington

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

Tomato Basil Bruschetta 

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Miniature Crab Cakes

Fourth Course


Triple Chocolate Cake

Creme Brulé

Carrot Cake 

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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 and music and 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 and 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, 

GM of Cloud, Digital Velocity

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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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Your CDW Travel Contacts


Tina Gramly

Small Business Event Program Manager - CDW

Cell: 224-829-4571


Questions...Please contact:

Events by M Team at 847-924-0078

or email Mira Faierstain at


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