Tech Summit 2018: State Of The Cloud: The Latest In Cloud Computing Trends In The Promotional Products Industry

Recorded On: 08/15/2018

The adoption of cloud technologies continues to grow as companies focus on scalability, security and cost savings. Recent surveys show that across all industries upwards of 90% of enterprises have adopted some form of cloud computing technology and that adoption continues to trend upwards. A large percentage of suppliers, distributors and business service providers in the promotional products have made the adoption of cloud technologies a priority on their infrastructure roadmaps. This session will touch on the current state of cloud technologies, look at some of the available options and discuss how they might apply to your business. We’ll also hear from a panel of industry experts who will talk about how their companies have adopted various platforms, what went right and what went wrong, and gain some insight into what you should be looking for as your company pushes more of your IT infrastructure to the cloud.

David Shultz (Moderator)

Vice President of Supplier Partnerships

David Shultz is the vice president of supplier partnerships for commonsku. David has more than 17 years of experience in the promotional products industry and is the former vice president of operations at Distributor Central. A recent PPAI Fellow inductee and recipient of PPAI's Industry Collaborator award, he is the incoming president of the Promotional Products Association Midwest (PPAM) and serves as a member of the Regional Association Council (RAC). In his new role, David will work with suppliers to help them connect with distributors more effectively, as well as help them integrate with Promo Standards to achieve better operational efficiency.

Paul Fleischman

Technical Lead

Paul Fleischman is the Technical Lead at Polyconcept North America.

Steve Luisser

Technical Lead

Paul is the Technical Lead at PCNA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has worked in the promotional products industry for the last 10 years, coming from mortgage industry. His primary development background is .NET. He also has Azure experience dating back to 2015 using SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.

Some of Paul’s hobbies include home projects, weekend getaways, and enjoying the closest pool or beach with his family.

David Jackson

Director of IT

David has been with Sweda Company since 2015 as the Director of IT.

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