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Dell EMC Canadian Customer Summit 2017

Digital transformation is happening now. We’re committed to providing you with the intelligent devices, infrastructure and services you need to modernize your data center, drive progress and set the pace in the digital business era. We’ll help you continue down the journey of transforming your security, your workforce, and your IT.


  • How to automate, streamline and improve business-critical processes and quality control
  • How to invent new business models that create real value for you and your customer base
  • How to invest wisely in the right technology, building pragmatically and deliver real results
  • How to create a culture of change and break down organizational silos
  • How to provide dynamic, personalized customer experiences that lead to omni-channel excellence

Engage with Dell EMC and hear from the brightest minds in our industry, your peers and Dell executives about how to transform your IT infrastructure, your workforce, and your security.

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A Summit To Remember

“Great show! Cannot wait until next year!!”

“This was one of the best Dell events held in Toronto. Great topics, much better layout for viewing products and speaker with your staff. Excellent speakers.”

“Great summit. Great speakers. Great time!”

“The summit is a great event. It has allowed me to network with Dell staff to better help drive our Dell business forward. It was worth the investment in time and money to come out here.”


 Leaders, Strategists and Innovators

President & Alternate Governor, Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club

EVP and Chief Customer Officer, Dell EMC

President, Dell EMC, Converged Platform and Solutions Division

Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Dell EMC

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) , Dell EMC Global Security

Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation, Dell Client Solutions

President, Dell EMC Canada Commercial

President Enterprise Sales, Canada Dell EMC


 Tuesday June 27, 2017

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Welcome & Canadian Landscape: Kevin Peesker, President, Dell EMC Canada Commercial

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Digital Transformation: Bryan E. Jones, Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Dell EMC

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
AM break

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
The Connected Workplace: Neil Hand – Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation, Dell | Client Solutions

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Workforce Canadian Industry Overview with Microsoft, VMware & Intel
Panel discussion with:
John Kennedy, Vice President, OEM Division, Microsoft Canada
Sean Forkan, Vice President and Country Manager, VMware Canada
Phil Vokins, Acting Country Manager, Intel Canada

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
IT Transformation & Dell EMC Enterprise Computing Platform
Chad Sakac, P.Eng. President, Dell EMC | Converged Platform and Solutions Division

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Build A Strategic Cybersecurity Program
Alan Daines, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Dell EMC Global Security

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Customer Panel Discussion: Accelerate your Digital Transformation
Hosted by Mike Sharun, President Enterprise Sales, Canada Dell EMC
Customer Panel Discussion with:
Stephane Boisvert, Pivotal SW Managing Director Canada – LATAM
Roger Favero, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, OMERS

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
PM break

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Driving Human Progress: Perspectives on Dell EMC’s Commitment to Social Good
Karen Quintos – EVP and Chief Customer Officer, Dell EMC

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Let’s talk innovation: from the ice to the boardroom
Brendan Shanahan – President & Alternate Governor, Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club

5:30 PM – 5:35 PM
Closing Remarks

5:35 PM
Attendees depart to the Rogers Centre

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles


The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Overlooking Lake Ontario and the downtown Toronto skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is located in the heart of downtown just steps from the bustling financial and performing arts districts. Specialized in pairing the ideal conference rooms with impeccable service to cater to exclusive groups and special events.

Located just across from Roy Thompson Hall and only steps from the Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox and is within walking distance to the city’s attractions, restaurants and sport venues (Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre), as well as the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, we invite you to indulge in the largest luxury Ballroom in Toronto with 7,400 square feet, our signature restaurants and Toronto’s most famous Patio, DEQ Lounge. For more of a relaxing and sensational time, we welcome you to  enjoy Spa MyBlend by Clarins, a revolutionary whole body wellness centre exclusive to North America.

Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5
Directions, parking, and general information


A first rate experience, an evening of networking

Located just steps away from the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, is the Rogers Center – home of the Toronto Blue Jays. Join us as we cheer on Canada’s team, as the Jays take on division rivals, the Baltimore Orioles.  Experience the game as few have, from the Luxury Summit Suite, looking out over the 3rd base line.

Help cheer the home team toward their third consecutive post-season while you enjoy dinner, drinks, and networking with your peers.  This is an unparalleled experience you don’t want to miss!

Rogers Center, Toronto
1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1


Hôtel Le Germain, Toronto

Nestled in the heart of the Entertainment District, steps away from all the gourmet restaurants, cultural attractions, and sporting venues that Toronto has to offer, Hotel Le Germain Toronto is the perfect location for a relaxing leisure gateway or for a productive business trip. Indulge in our delicious Deluxe Continental breakfast offered and enjoy the breathtaking view of the CN Tower that our rooftop terrace offers.  For us, it’s all in the details—down to the very last one. Because that’s how we make sure you feel right at home, only better.


Hôtel Le Germain Toronto (website)
30 Mercer Street, Toronto (ON), Canada, M5V 1H3


Please note: Our hotel block is now closed.

If you wish to contact Hôtel Le Germain Toronto to inquire about rates and availability, you can view the website here or you can call 1-866-345-9501.

Please note the following: Accommodation is at Hotel Le Germain Toronto located at 30 Mercer Street. It is a 4 minute walking distance to the summit venue. Summit venue is: The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto located at 181 Wellington Street.