Join Us at the 2019 Innovation Exchange

Take a deep dive into digital transformation and go “beyond the buzzwords”
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Held in the heart of the Research Triangle Park, this complimentary special event will help you move beyond today’s buzzwords with interesting real-life examples, tips, and insights of how to enhance your company's business value.

What you’ll learn:

  • The risks of digital transformation and why not transforming is even riskier
  • How to shape your organization to become more focused on digital innovation
  • Best practices for making your digital transformation a success

Don’t miss this opportunity to take digital transformation from buzzwords to reality. The Innovation Exchange is limited to 175 participants so register now to guarantee your spot.

Featured Speakers

Greg Verdino
Greg Verdino
Business Futurist and Opening Keynote
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Jim Grubb
Chief Technology Evangelist, Cisco (Closing Keynote)
Rob O'Regan
Rob O'Regan
Global Content Director, IDG Communications (CIO Magazine)
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Matthew Lobaugh
Global Strategic Growth Lead (SAP), Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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Ravi Kandukuri
Principal SAP Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft
Andrew Malinow
Andrew Malinow
Principal Data Scientist & Director of Analytics, AI & ML, ePlus
Bill Hedgepeth
Bill Hedgepeth
Enterprise Account Executive, Nutanix
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Eduardo Almeida
Senior Sales Engineer of Security & Architecture, Splunk
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Adrian Escobedo
Enterprise Data Solutions Evangelist, Lenovo
Neal Matthews
Neal Matthews
Strategic Accounts Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Sheree Fields
Sheree Fields
Senior IT Director, Ascend Performance Materials
Bill Farrell Headshot
Bill Farrell
Director of SAP Technology & Governance, Dole Packaged Foods
Matt Hough Headshot
Matt Hough
Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Cintas
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Shogo Cottrell
Executive Cyber Security Advisor, IBM
Sham Karim
Sham Karim
Partner & Business Consultant, Clarkston Consulting
Christain Primeau Headshot
Christain Primeau
Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Syntax
Marcelo Tamassia Headshot
Marcelo Tamassia
Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Syntax
Casey Husar Headshot
Casey Husar
Chief Operations Officer (COO), Americas, Syntax
Ryan Etinson Headshot
Ryan Etinson
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Americas, Syntax
Alfred Freudenberger
Alfred Freudenberger
SAP HANA Infrastructure & Hybrid Cloud Consultant, Tech Data

Agenda at a Glance

Buzzword Bingo: What Is Digital Transformation?

Register now for an information-packed day as we take a deep dive into the true meaning of "digital transformation."

  • Discover the latest use cases, tips, and tools to make your digital transformation a success.
  • Learn from Syntax's customer base, hear from executives at top technology companies, and gain security insights from organizations such as the FBI.
  • Attend breakout sessions highlighting specific business and technology topics such as SAP S/4HANA business transformation and technical migration, selecting the right cloud, cybersecurity, and much more.

Here is a quick look at the high-level agenda:


Hear from Christian Primeau, Syntax Global CEO and Ryan Etinson, Syntax CEO, Americas
How Syntax is Improving the Customer Experience
Marcelo Tamassia, Syntax Global CTO, will explain how Syntax is enhancing the customer experience.
Opening Keynote | Business Futurist Greg Verdino
Greg Verdino, Business Futurist and Leading Authority on Digital Transformation, discusses "Digital Revolutionaries: How the World’s Boldest Businesses Tap into Exponential Change to Transform Themselves, their Industries and the World."
Syntax Customer Panel
Syntax customers Dole Foods, Cintas, & Ascend Performance Materials discuss how to "Turn Buzzword Technologies into an Enterprise IT Roadmap."
Break for refreshments and food.
Breakout Session #1
Hear from Amazon Web Services and Splunk.
Breakout Session #2
Hear from Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).
Network with your peers during lunch.
Security Panel
Hear from the FBI, Spunk, and Syntax as they speak about "Lessons Learned: Today’s Security Breaches & Identifying Future Threats."
Breakout Session #3
Hear from IBM, Tech Data, and ePlus.
Breakout Session #4
Hear from Clarkston Consulting, IDG (CIO Magazine) and Lenovo/Nutanix.
Break for refreshments and food.
Closing Keynote | Cisco's Jim Grubb
Hear from Cisco's Jim Grubb where he will discuss "Living in a Digital World."
Closing Remarks
Closing remarks and dismissal from Syntax Emcee

Who Should Attend?

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Join us if you are a member of the C-suite or a technology/business leader.

A sampling of job titles who have attended in the past:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Vice President, IT
  • Vice President, IT Infrastructure & Security
  • Senior Director, IT Infrastructure & Security
  • Director, IT Infrastructure & Security

Evening Networking | Octoberfiesta

After a full day of digital transformation education at the Innovation Exchange, join us for a fun evening of networking at our annual Oktoberfiesta.

The event is conveniently located just down the street at the Pavilion at Angus Barn, a Raleigh icon.

With a nod to roots planted firmly in Germany and Mexico, Syntax is proud to be hosting Oktoberfiesta, a hybrid of traditional Oktoberfest and Day of the Dead celebrations.

Expect an authentic dive into two of the many vibrant cultures that make up Syntax.

See what Oktoberfiesta is all about. Lederhosen, dirndl’s and fiesta attire welcome!



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