Dinner for Austin IT Leaders

IT for Today, Strategy for Tomorrow


Tue, September 19, 2023


5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CST

How does one invest in their people, operations, and technology to drive business value today and position themselves for success tomorrow? Join us for a discussion with experts and peers about the small and large steps that can help position your organization to drive greater business value with Lenovo™ solutions powered by Nutanix® technology.



5:00 PM CST Welcome Reception and Arrivals with Refreshments

6:00 PM CST Leadership Discussion

  • Introduction (5 mins)
    The peer executive will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key takeaways from the guided interaction conversation and dinner discussions.
  • Guided Interactive Conversation (25 mins) – Topics include:
    • Automation as the great Operations Enabler
    • Cloud 1st, Cloud Native and Cloud Smart – expectations, realities and hybrid architectures
    • Data – from retention to revenue
    • Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Backup- the realities of readiness
    • Tapping into ESG as a hidden source for IT project funding
  • Open Forum Discussion (30 mins) – This discussion will be based on the list of challenges discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the executive level.

7:15 PM CST Dinner Service

9:00 PM CST Conclusion

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Fausto Dedeschi

Field CTO, Lenovo ISG Americas

Fausto has 20+ years of successful direct and indirect field management experience in publicly traded and private companies like Hewlett Packard Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Micro Focus, and Rockwell Automation, and joined Lenovo IDG Cloud & Software organization in 2019 as Global Cybersecurity Director for Cloud & Software Organization. He joined ISG North America on July 1st, 2022, as Field CTO. He has Extensive Cloud/Edge, AI/ML, Security/Privacy, and IT/OT industry knowledge. He has international experience selling and managing large software/ Security and IT solutions and digital transformation projects at a global level. His expertise includes Energy/Utilities, Life & Science, Manufacturing, and Telco Fausto has several security/privacy certifications: CISM, CISSP, CCSP, CIPT, CCSK, and CCAK.
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Scott Ellis

OEM Solutions Architect, Nutanix

Scott Ellis is a 30+ year veteran of the IT industry having worked first with large companies in networking and storage areas. He then worked for the past 20 years in the Startup Technology sector for companies like EMC, RSA, Data Domain, and Nutanix. He has worked for the past 9 years at Nutanix as the OEM Cloud Architect for Nutanix evangelizing the Nutanix software platform on OEM solutions. He also spent 30+ years in the United States Marine Corps retiring as a Colonel in the USMC Reserves.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$62 billion revenue global technology powerhouse, ranked #217 in the Fortune Global 500, employing 77,000 people around the world, and serving millions of customers every day in 180 markets. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo has built on its success as the world’s largest PC company by further expanding into growth areas that fuel the advancement of ‘New IT’ technologies (client, edge, cloud, network, and intelligence) including server, storage, mobile, software, solutions, and services. This transformation together with Lenovo’s world-changing innovation is building a more inclusive, trustworthy, and smarter future for everyone, everywhere. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

About Nutanix

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software, offering organizations a single platform for running apps and data across clouds. With Nutanix, companies can reduce complexity and simplify operations, freeing them to focus on their business outcomes. Building on its legacy as the pioneer of hyperconverged infrastructure, Nutanix is trusted by companies worldwide to power hybrid multicloud environments consistently, simply, and cost-effectively. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on social media @nutanix.