Tuesday, May 14th      |     REBEL Nightclub, Toronto      |     Technology Tradeshow Opens at 2:30PM
Tuesday, May 14th
REBEL Nightclub, Toronto
Doors Open at 2:30pm


More Than 60 Top Technology Vendors in One Dynamic Space

Cyberattackers and hidden threats are looming on the Dark web, where ransomware kits abound and breached data can be sold for just pennies per person. Keep your organization’s valuable information safe by learning about the latest tools, methods and technology at BTEX 2019: ILUMN8. We’re here to help you demystify the complexity of providing security to your business.

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REBEL Nightclub, 



Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Technology Tradeshow Opens at 2:30pm

VIP Keynote: Michael "MafiaBoy" Calce

Sponsored by CDW Canada and HP Inc

Be one of the first 75 people through the door for a VIP Early Access event. Michael “MafiaBoy” Calce is Canada’s most notorious white hat hacker, a cyber-security expert and author.

In February 2000, at the age of 15, Michael launched a series of high-profile denial-of-service attacks against large commercial websites, including eBay, Amazon and E*Trade. Now, he sheds light on the biggest threats to today’s CISOs, the mindset of a hacker. Join the keynote to hear a unique perspective on hackers motives and tactics as Michael highlights the more unique methods and entry points being targeted by today’s cyber criminals.

VIP Early Access to Keynote begins 2:00pm for first 75 through the door. Keynote begins at 2:30pm.



Tech briefings from industry experts.

Key industry leaders from Cisco, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Microsoft, Pure Storage, Sonicwall and VMware will talk about the latest technology trends.

Product demonstrations from 60+ top technology companies.

Experience one of the largest technology displays on our expo floor when top technology manufacturers come together in one place.

Bring your business card.

With IT professionals from across the GTA and beyond, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from your peers on best practices, and share your valuable insights.  

CDW tech experts are standing by...

Got a question about the cloud, security, collaboration or your data centre? Our solution architects will be on hand to help you with your technology needs.




VIP Early Access Keynote: Michael "MafiaBoy" Calce



Technology Tradeshow Begins



Tech Brief Sessions



Closing Remarks &
Prize Draw



CDW Integrated Technology Solutions

Defending Against "The Breach" by Sinisha Erceg, CDW Security Architect

CDW’s Security Architect offers real-world security insights based on hundreds of CDW Threat Check assessments. Learn what he’s uncovered about common weaknesses, security awareness deficiencies and trends in technical findings. 

Attend the CDW Integrated Technology Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.




Achieve Better Remote Management with Intel vPro by Phil Vokins, Channel Manager – Intel Americas and Canada

The PC has been central to business productivity for decades. Throughout, IT has always had challenges with efficient deployment, maintenance and support. In the modern era, we can extend these challenges to a range of internet connected devices like IoT appliances, point of sale machines, conference room computers and embedded control systems. For over a decade, Intel vPro has given us building blocks to better achieve remote management and now has extended capabilities such as Performance, Security, Stable Image Platform Program (Intel SIPP) and Active Management Technology (Intel AMT), allowing in-band and out of band support. This Tech Brief session will cover and demo the platform to show you how to maximize uptime and harden security. Plus, learn more about CDW’s Intel vPro certified engineers ready to help customers enable the platform and realize the cost and time benefits of more effective management.

Attend the Intel Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.



Pure Storage

Pure Storage: Eliminating the Cloud Divide by Candace Ramirez, Solutions Engineer

No longer will you have to decide between on-prem OR cloud storage, because with Pure Storage AND is possible. The combination of flash + cloud re-invents data protection, enabling both fast local recovery from flash and low-cost long-term retention and data re-use in the cloud. Learn more about how with Pure Storage Evergreen model, organizations enjoy continuous access to non-disruptive upgrades and innovation all with the comfort of Flat and Fair maintenance on their Pure estate.

Attend the Pure Storage Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.




Starting Your Digital Journey with Hewlett Packard Enterprise by Zack Dickson, HPE Channel Chief

Join us to learn how to shift your service delivery platforms to an automated, flexible, and consumable model with a cloud-enabled agile and ops-lite approach to hybrid IT. Plus, you’ll also learn how to deliver insights and automated action with a data-driven approach to artificial intelligence to help you develop differentiated experiences by connecting people, places and devices.

Attend the HPE Tech Brief session to be entered to win a
$250 CDW Canada prize.




Securing Your Network in the Multi-Cloud World by Michael Tyron, Managing Director, Cybersecurity - Cisco

While many organizations are rushing to build multi-cloud environments, there isn’t the same corresponding urgency to secure them. As comprehensive network infrastructures begin to take shape, networks become more vulnerable through expanded attack vectors. Now more than ever, security will be a critical component of a multi-device and multi-cloud environment.

Attend the Cisco Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.



CDW Integrated Technology Solutions

Discovering Your Digital Journey by Jason Allan, CDW Cloud and Data Centre Architect

Hear about a number of innovative technologies that can help your organization accelerate its path to digital transformation, including Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Data Protection and Hybrid Cloud.

Attend the CDW Integrated Technology Solutions Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.



CDW Integrated Technology Solutions

The Art of the Possible - Panel Discussion Moderated by Brian Matthews, CDW Senior Manager, Solutions

This panel discussion will discuss how CDW has helped organizations make it possible to upgrade their technology and implement innovative solutions. The panelists will also talk about the latest technology trends and how they could impact your business.

Attend the CDW Integrated Technology Solutions Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.




Meeting the Cyber Risk Challenge by Suzanne Gagliese, Microsoft Vice President of One Commercial Partner

Most executives want to be better cyber risk managers. They want to manage cybersecurity risks in the same thoughtful and intelligent way as they manage other aspects of their business. Building and operating an information security program at your organization can be challenging. Thankfully, you have partners that can help you improve your cyber risk management skills. Join Microsoft to learn more about cyber risks and how Microsoft can help you become more secure.

Attend the MicrosoftTech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.




VMware’s Software Defined Data Centre by Chris Green, Senior Solutions Engineer, HCI

With VMware, you can take control of cloud to leverage virtual compute, storage and networking, and create an environment around orchestration and automation that requires zero touch from IT. At this session, learn more about how VMware Cloud Foundations is the unified SDDC platform bringing together VMware’s vSphere, vSAN and NSX into a natively integrated stack.

Attend the VMware Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.




How SonicWall’s Capture Security Centre Takes the Fight to the HACKERS! by Bobby Cornwell, Executive Director, Sales Engineering

From firewalls to wireless, next-gen anti-virus to hosted email security, SonicWall’s Capture Security Centre (CSC) offers an all-in-one security solution.  Come and hear more about how SonicWall is changing the narrative in Cyber Security and offering a proactive approach to Security.  

Attend the SonicWall Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.



Dell EMC

The Appliance that Gives You the Confidence to Grow into the Future by John Prince, Solutions Consultant, Data Protection

Organizations today are faced with increased complexity – relentless data growth, application diversity, increased numbers of users, and resource constraints – and a need to meet these challenges with existing staff. However, we know users do not want to trade off simplicity for performance or capabilities. Come and hear more about how IDPA DP4400 gives you the perfect mix of power and simplicity, with complete backup, deduplication, replication, recovery, cloud-readiness with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud.

Attend the Dell EMC Tech Brief session to be entered to win a $250 CDW Canada prize.



Public Sector Innovation Lounge

To hear information and view products specifically for Education, Healthcare and Government – be sure to check out our Public Sector Innovation Lounge – located on the upper level. You will have the opportunity to demo and view IT solutions specific to your segment, plus hear from industry experts on technology opportunities for your organization.



Smart + Connected Communities by Mark Grigsby from Cisco    



Security + Your Organization, presented by Theo Van Wyk, Chief Technology Officer - Scalar, A CDW Company    



REBEL Nightclub
11 Polson St #1, Toronto ON M5A1A4

Located on Toronto’s waterfront, this 45,000 foot facility boasts state-of-the-art lighting and powerful sounds that transports guests to an innovative, multimedia universe. REBEL can be accessed from Cherry St. 


A large parking lot is located directly across the street from REBEL. Parking will be complimentary for guests  ttending BTEX on the event date.    

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