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VDX 2020 Now Available On-Demand

The Softchoice Virtual Discovery Expo (VDX) 2020 live event has now ended. Over 2,000 people registered to hear from Softchoice and our exhibitor partners about the areas driving their digital transformation today.  Attendees took away an important message: The current global crisis and its impacts have forced many organizations to embrace change. Done the right way, however, this change will be a catalyst to re-imagine the way they approach transforming through technology. 

Missed the Live event? You can experience the full day on-demand for free if you couldn’t join us on the day of. Check out all the keynote speakers, breakout sessions on-demand and over 40 booths filled with resources to aid in your own digital transformation. To access all content on-demand simply register below and login here using the email you registered with.


Why Register?

35+ Innovative Vendors

See how the world’s leading brands are developing strategies together that address cloud and hybrid IT to end-user productivity, networking and security from around the globe with live keynote speakers ready to field your questions.

Exclusive On-Demand Discussions

Listen to industry experts as they cover end-user collaboration, hybrid IT, networking and security from the comfort of your workspace.


Softchoice is committed to helping everyone stay safe during the current situation by enabling full participation from your home or remote work location.


Opening Keynote

Digital Transformation in a Time of Crisis

Aaron Brooks, Sr. Director
Strategy & GTM Enablement, Softchoice

Our reality is changing, and we are going through unprecedented times. Pivoting to adopt the right agile strategy is more important than ever. Softchoice Senior Director of Strategy & GTM Enablement, Aaron Brooks, will kickstart our virtual conference and explore the impacts of this new reality and share how companies are navigating through it poised for growth and success.

Breakout Session 1

Security Experts Panel Discussion

Softchoice Technical Architect Team lead by Director Chris Pratapas

Join Softchoice’s panel of Security Experts as we have an open discussion on the challenges of remote work in a complex cybersecurity landscape. The world has changed rapidly over the past few months and we are here to discuss the changes, share the lessons we have learned and share advice on how we can all move forward.

How to Simply Deploy and Manage Edge Solutions

Tim Figueredo
National Account Manager, APC by Schneider Electric

With the tremendous growth of cloud as a driver for edge environments, companies across industries are deploying IT in remote offices without sufficient space, staff, visibility, and security. Further, these deployments don’t always match the speed of the compute (or business) needs. In this 30-minute session, we’ll review how APC by Schneider Electric addresses these issues—with a new offering around software monitoring and our fully integrated and Cisco-certified racks.

Virtual Workforce - Good Communication Starts with Great Tools

Eric Ross
Manager, Channel Sales Canada, Jabra
Aurangzeb Khan
Senior Vice President, Intelligent Vision Systems, Jabra

As companies embrace a flexible work culture, many employers continue to grapple with a strategy to enable collaborative discussions, increase employee productivity and ensure adoption of virtual tools. This high-quality collaboration requires high quality video and audio that enables functionality for multiple types of workers. Join us as we hear from Aurangzeb Khan, founder of PanaCast, who will share his expert insight and vision for the Jabra PanaCast to be the world-class solution for virtual meetings. We’ll dive into the plug-and-play technology that allows quick and easy collaboration that boosts productivity and brings remote workers closer together.

Breakout Session 2

Automating in Azure at Scale

Gustavo Aguiar
Dev Ops Practice Lead, Softchoice

Whether you're new to Microsoft Azure or are looking to expand your current Azure footprint, you will realize the need for controls to restrict users’ ability to modify certain environments. Learn how Ansible on Azure gives you an enterprise framework for controlling, securing and automating cloud at scale.

Welcome to Digiville: Navigating Risk in the Digital World

Steve Schlarman
Director, Risk Portfolio Strategist, RSA

Trying to manage risk as your company faces a case of massive digital urban sprawl? Welcome to Digiville—where data comes to feel safe. Getting around this massive metropolis is easy with the Digital Risk Management Transit Authority. This session will provide an interesting way for you to think about your own Digiville and how to approach risk management in an integrated strategy.

Adapting to the Modern Workspace

Bob Knepp
Senior Global Alliance Manager, LogiTech
Ross Haven
Leader Microsoft Modern Workplace, Softchoice

As a business leader, are you set up for business continuity given any situation that presents itself? Remote work is uncomfortable, but it is still possible to unleash the power of your people and continue with a fully productive workforce.

Breakout Session 3

End-User Productivity – Meaningful Collaboration and the Digital Workplace

Joe Byer
Manager, PreSales Client Hardware, Softchoice

It falls to IT to empower users and enable digital transformation. But today there are four generations and many personas together in a workspace that’s evolved beyond the traditional office. Software has reduced the footprint of the “office desk” and made it possible to work anytime, anywhere with any device. Working with Softchoice provides you with a simple, end-to-end experience for adopting and managing modern ways to work. Empower employees with easy and effective collaboration.

Protect a Business Like You Would Your Own Home

Shavonn Mealing
Partnership & Channel Sales Director, Netsurion

Anti-virus and firewall are not enough. Learn how a co-managed SIEM prevents, detects, and responds to ensure your customers have true cybersecurity protection. Tune in to learn:

  • What is co-managed SIEM, from a simple home analogy visual
  • How Netsurion’s co-managed services support and simplify compliance management
  • What Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and MITRE ATT&CK mean to you and your customers

How Google Is Connecting Modern Applications to Our World

Atif Rashid
Partner Engineer, Google

We will explore the capabilities of Google Anthos and explore how it decouples the agile developer experience from governance and security, ultimately putting IT back in control of their cloud deployments. We’re taking a product of all the learning Google has had from building global applications like YouTube, Google Search and Gmail. Anthos is cloud agnostic and uses the open-source technology to prevent vendor lock-in and ensure mobility across providers.


The Evolution of Remote Collaboration

John MacDonald
Head of Americas Productivity & Collaboration Specialists, Google

With the recent imposed changes of COVID-19, everyone is adjusting the way that they interact in the workplace, with their families and with their friends. We will examine the trends that have contributed to the current technological landscape for communication and collaboration and some of the changes we can expect to see in the near and medium term.

Breakout Session 4

Journey to the Dark Side of the Web

Tony Anscombe
Chief Security Evangelist, ESET

You've heard about the Dark Web. Now, take a guided tour devoted to the internet’s dark side. Find out just how easy it can be to buy fake websites, phishing kits and more — as well as how to protect yourself and your data from cybercriminals. Topics include:

  • Deep Web vs. Dark Web: What’s the difference?
  • What’s for sale, and who’s buying and selling
  • How cybercriminals take advantage of anonymous networks
  • What steps to take to protect your data

Display Solutions for Key Vertical Markets

Wendy Franklin
Sales Manager, Samsung Enterprise Business Division

Many businesses are increasingly using digital signage to engage, educate, and serve their customers. Live data is being shared in numerous industry and corporate environments. Join us and learn how the future of display solutions can trigger explosive business growth for you.

Engage the Effortless Customer Experience

Toussaint Celestin
Director of Product Marketing, RingCentral

Engaging with customers and building an amazing customer experience on a digital platform is critical to the “new normal”. Join RingCentral’s Director of Product Marketing, Toussaint Celestin, to discover how you can effortlessly build an Omni-channel customer service experience, and proactively engage and connect with customers on any channel you prefer.

Work from Home – Enable Rapid Deployment for Remote Work

Dao Ngo
Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix

Easily create virtual workspaces for your teams, customers, or partners in under an hour. Deliver virtual apps and desktops to users worldwide. We are exploring DaaS solutions that let you access your apps on any device and from any location. Drop in to get a glimpse of the action.


How to Achieve Simplified and Highly Effective Security Operations

Mike Storm
Distinguished Engineer, Security Business Group, Cisco

In a time of uncertainty, you need a Cybersecurity solution with your best interests in mind. The ability to secure your environment is critical while simplifying, adding value faster than anyone else, and is extremely easy to use, is paramount. This presentation will show you how to achieve simplified and highly effective Security Operations in a very complex security deployment regardless of the underlying tools your organization has invested in.

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