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Zoom and Equinix CRO Roundtable Forged by Fire: Best Practices All Digital Leaders Need

Navigate infrastructure challenges that digital leaders encounter when building and scaling a digital business

Date and time: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 8-8:45 a.m. PT

In this roundtable, join C-Suite executives from Zoom Video Communications and Equinix, featuring IDC, in exploring best practices for accelerating digital initiatives and how businesses can implement, connect, scale and adapt to be ready for whatever is next.

Equinix, Zoom and IDC will be discussing:
Key infrastructure challenges that digital leaders encounter as they accelerate initiatives.
Best practices to consider when building and scaling a resilient digital business.
Remote work’s impact on urbanization and supporting infrastructures.

Karl Strohmeyer - Chief Customer and Revenue Officer, Equinix

Karl leads the go-to-market engine including Sales, Marketing, Commercial Operations and Customer Care teams. He is the head of regional leadership for Equinix across the Americas; Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and the Asia-Pacific region, and previously was the Americas region president. Prior to Equinix, Karl served in executive roles at Level 3 Communications and NetRail.

Ryan Azus - Chief Revenue Officer, Zoom

Ryan is responsible for Zoom’s sales, customer success, customer support, solution engineering and channel teams. Before joining Zoom, Ryan spent nine years at RingCentral as executive vice president of global sales and services. There, he helped build the company’s multiproduct, multichannel field sales and channel organizations from the ground up, and also helped grow the company’s services organization.

Richard L. Villars - Group Vice President: Worldwide Research, IDC

Richard has spent over 30 years at IDC assessing the evolution of network, storage and server infrastructure. He develops IDC's viewpoints on the workloads driving the adoption of converged- and software-defined IT solutions, as well as strategies to enable more effective use of public and private cloud solutions. As a senior member of IDC's IT Infrastructure research team, Richard also assesses the evolution of data center design, placement and management strategies, as well as the exploitation of rapidly evolving technologies in the areas of big data and cloud.

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