Small Business West Emerge & Scale Conference 2019


1111 2nd St.

 Santa Monica, CA 90403 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Huntley Hotel - Santa Monica



From the moment you arrive at Huntley Santa Monica Beach hotel, you are immersed in a luxury seaside experience that perfectly reflects California’s relaxed yet refined glamour. Located in a residential pocket just two blocks from the beach and a short drive from Malibu.

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  • Learn how CDW aligns to emerging, growth and scale phases of a startup organization. Gain insights to design and manage technology and services that provide your business with agility to transform ideas to viable products and delivery.

  • Identify and eliminate inefficiencies that are risks to your business progress and build a future-proof network that keeps up with your growth and with new technologies.

  • Make security the fabric of your business and communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and investors.


  • CDW can help you optimize your cloud spend for every environment, seamlessly integrate systems across multiple platforms and help you stay compliant as you enter new markets and territories.


Data Center,

what does it mean?

Andrew Eccles

GM, Chief Technology Officer, Services at CDW 

He is general manager and chief technology officer of services for CDW. Eccles is responsible for advancing CDW’s U.S. integrated services strategy and leading the solutions and services strategy for CDW’s UK & international markets. He is focused on delivering cloud, mobility, security, collaboration and data center solutions with integrated CDW services.

Eccles is accredited with many technology providers, including Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware, Citrix and Amazon Web Services, with certifications ranging from development and design to architecture and engineering.


Small Business West Emerge & Scale

Conference 2019

Infrastructure Management

in the Cloud Era

Sandeep Randhawa 

VP, SE America Nutanix

Sandeep is the Vice President of System Engineering for the Americas at Nutanix. He joined Nutanix in 2014 and has held different roles such as Channel Partner & OEM SE Manager, Hosted POC Cloud team and Sr. SE Dir for the Western US. Sandeep works closely with the Nutanix sales teams to provide strategic pre-sales technical direction and provides prospective on the value Nutanix brings to customers bottom-line whilst sharing the Nutanix vision. 

Prior to joining Nutanix, Sandeep held management roles at storage start-ups like LSI Logic, Tintri, Pernix Data and Data Domain (EMC) where he was an SE player/coach for over 10 years. Sandeep thrives on building teams that aim to be disruptors via integrity. Sandeep has over 20 years’ experience in the high-tech industry.


How Cloud

Adoption Enhances

Business Productivity

Roberto Martinez

Google Digital Coach 

Roberto is a native Angeleno with over 12 years of digital marketing, entrepreneurial, and management experience, founder and CEO of Braven Agency, a Digital Marketing Agency based out of Los Angeles. He has worked with multiple startup and small businesses varying from early stage to family owned. He is also a serial entrepreneur having launched multiple companies in the past decade.

Roberto has an extensive marketing and management experience working with Global Fortunate 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Hitachi, Hyatt, Humana and McDonald's. He has launched multiple products including mobile apps, SaaP products, and BI tools throughout his career. He is highly engaged within organization including Built LA, Univision, Stanford University, City of Los Angeles, Techstars - LA, and Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce were he services as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Cloud Data


Mark Settle

OKTA Chief Information Officer


He has led IT organizations that supported the global operations of Fortune 500 companies; maintained the R&D infrastructure required for software product development; and hosted customer-facing delivery systems for commercial products and services. He has received multiple industry awards and is a three time CIO 100 honoree.

Settle sits on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley venture capital firms and pioneered the adoption of service management and cloud computing technologies within several large enterprises. He is the author of Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management which will be released in the fall of 2016.  


Settle’s formal training is in the Geological Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT and a PhD from Brown University. Settle is a former Air Force officer and NASA Program Scientist.


Bring IT & Programming Together for a Collaborative

Operating Model

Brad Quandt

Sr. Field Solutions Architect

in CDW’s Analytics Practice


Brad  Quandt is responsible for architecting analytics solutions including IT Operations Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Management, IoT Analytics,

and AI/Machine Learning.


Prior to his current role Brad worked

in a number of positions at CDW helping customers with Oracle Software,

IBM Software, Splunk, as well as emerging

data center technologies.


He holds a B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University and resides in Fort Myers, FL

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
  3:00pm                        Hotel check-in

  6:00pm -   8:30pm       Welcome Reception at:

                                      The Skyline at The Penthouse Restaurant

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
  7:00am -   8:00am       Welcome Breakfast

  8:00am -   9:00am       Keynote - CDW CTO

                                      Andy Eccles

  9:00am -   9:30am       Breakout - Data Center

  9:30am -   9:45am       AM Break

  9:45am - 10:45am       Keynote - VP, SE America Nutanix 

                                      Sandeep Randhawa

10:45am - 11:15am       Breakout - Networking

11:15am - 12:15pm       Keynote - Google

                                      Roberto Martinez
12:15pm -   1:00pm       Lunch

                                      CDW Gets: Accelerated Growth - The CloudGenix Story

                                      Speaker: Aaron Edwards, Field Chief Technology Officer

  1:00pm -   1:30pm       Breakout - Security

  1:30pm -   2:30pm       Keynote - Okta CIO

                                      Mark Settle

  2:30pm -   3:00pm       Breakout DevOps

  3:00pm -   3:30pm       Keynote - Data Analytics

                                      Speaker Brad Quandt - Sr. Field Solutions Architect


Your CDW Contact

Molly Scott

SB Events Associate 

Phone: 312-547-3219


Your Events by M Travel Liaison


Mira Faierstain

Phone: 224-475-0422

Cell: 847-924-0078


Questions... Please contact:

Events by M Team at 224-475-0422 or email Mira Faierstain

An unique Uber Code will be provided to each guest for 

transportation purposes to/from the LAX Airport/Huntley Hotel

Complimentary valet parking will be available for all local attendees

Registrations are Closed