Executive Briefing Centers
At Lenovo, we believe collaboration is the path to innovation. Our Data Center Executive Briefing Centers in Raleigh, Stuttgart and Beijing provide an interactive environment for discussions based on customized agendas that cater to the specific requirements of the customers and business partners visiting the center. We offer a range of experiences from one-on-one tailored visits to multi-client seminars, all of which offer the opportunity to:
Share – discuss specific business challenges, analyze evolving industry trends, and understand Lenovo’s technology strategy and data center offering roadmap.
Experience – explore our technology with live demonstrations and behind the scenes lab tours.
Prove - collaborate with our data center technology experts to validate industry leading solutions built on Lenovo server, storage and networking products.
And if now is not the best time to travel to one our centers, we’re happy to engage with you remotely through web and video conferencing.
“The EBC is amazing. I have been through a number of EBC’s and this was by far the best. Eye opening. Awesome information.” Lenovo Reseller
Two way conversations provide the foundation for every engagement. Briefings at Lenovo provide the opportunity to collaborate with our top technical and business leaders to explore the latest evolution in data center technologies and develop effective strategies to gain the greatest advantage for your organization.

Upcoming events can be found here
Recent typical discussion topics include:
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The evolution of next generation data center infrastructure toward converged and hyper converged designs
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The shift of enterprise storage architectures to embrace software defined storage methodologies
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Previews of Lenovo’s future roadmap of server, storage, networking, services, and solutions offerings
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Solutions focused discussions featuring our strategic partner alliances from industry leaders such as Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, SAP, and others
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Details of Lenovo’s end to end approach to system security from supply chain to finished product
Web based briefings are a great way to get a quick update on a single topic. We can arrange for a customized session or you can attend one of our scheduled offerings here.
“This time spent was very informative. I was introduced to several offerings that I wasn't previously aware of. This information is very useful in helping to determine our future strategy.” – Customer
One of our guiding principles is that the best way to truly understand something is to experience it first hand.
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Explore our cutting edge showcase areas featuring the full range of Lenovo data center products
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Participate in live demonstrations of our management tools
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Interact with our extensive portfolio of solutions for client virtualization, cloud, big data, analytics, database, and high performance computing
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Visit our development labs and meet the engineers from our performance design, product support, system design, or advanced research teams.
“Extremely informative. Facilities, presenters, content was outstanding. First class briefing session. Very impressed with the depth of products and level of investments in the support/infrastructure. Excellent briefing sessions and facilities.” - Customer
We understand that a focused proof of concept test can substantially lower the risks often associated with a significant technology project. Our Innovation Centers provide access not only to the full portfolio of Lenovo data center offerings but just as importantly to a team of solutions experts that can help build a representative environment designed to validate the total solution stack.
Proof of concepts can:
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Focus on core infrastructure or full solution stacks in cooperation with our industry alliance partners such as Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, Nutanix, Cloudian, Nexenta, etc
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Be completed in 1 week or up to 3 months
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Utilize industry standard benchmarks or client customized test cases
Remote access to your test environment is also an option.
July
23nd Accelerate the intelligence revolution with Lenovo AI
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are key tools for businesses in the journey to digital transformation. Lenovo can accelerate the journey with AI Innovation Centers as well as a portfolio of offerings, software and solutions. Join us in this virtual briefing to learn more.
August
6th Modernizing Software Development in the “Applications Economy”
Enterprise Automation for IT Operations. Software has transformed the business world—to the point where software no longer just supports a business, rather business’ software strategy will determine the success of its business strategy. This places a premium on innovation and to stay competitive companies must transform how they produce software code – delivering applications, content and services with greater speed, agility – and at scale. We will highlight specific challenges that the “Applications Economy” places on businesses and discuss how Lenovo can help technology leaders overcome them an achieve organizational success.
15th Your cloud, delivered your way
Enterprises face challenges with both traditional IT infrastructure operations and cloud operations. See how ThinkAgile CP delivers a premium cloud experience while also providing data security, predictable performance and cost, and tools to ensure compliance with IT best practices. Join us in this virtual briefing to learn more.
20th Lenovo Services for the Data Center Update
At every stage of planning, deployment, and support, Lenovo offer the expertise and services you need to accurately budget for IT expenses, deliver better service-level agreements, and generate greater end-user satisfaction. Join this this virtual briefing to hear an update on our comprehensive portfolio of offerings to support the full lifecycle of your Lenovo data center assets.
27th Microsoft SQL Server TCO Study
On July 9, 2019, Microsoft will end extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. The impact? No more security updates, potential compliance concerns, and higher maintenance costs. To avoid business disruption, the time to plan your SQL Server upgrade is now. To help, Lenovo has commissioned Cabot Partners to study the business benefits and Total Value of Ownership of SQL Server on a Lenovo ThinkSystem platform versus competing server offerings. Join this virtual briefing to learn of Cabot Partners' findings and the value of a Lenovo SQL Server/ThinkSystem solution.
September
10th ThinkAgile Family Update
Lenovo’s ThinkAgile solutions simplify your IT infrastructure and accelerate your time to value, freeing you to focus on your core business and new capabilities. During this session you find out more about Lenovo HCI nodes that have been pre-certified to run key partner software to help support your SDI journey in the data center. Join us in this virtual briefing to learn more.
October
1st Lenovo Cloud Solutions
Enterprise businesses understand that leveraging the right mix of public and private cloud services can be the key to a successful IT infrastructure. Lenovo partners with other industry leading technology providers to offer choice in leveraging cloud technology. This session will review the variety of ways successful companies are approaching their cloud strategies and discuss the range of cloud solution offerings available from Lenovo.
November
5th ThinkAgile SX for MS Asure Stack Update
Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack helps accelerate your journey to digital transformation by enabling Azure cloud services from your own data center. This engineered, purpose-built, and pre-integrated turnkey rack scale solution enables you to focus more on development of cloud services and apps, and less on infrastructure. Join this virtual briefing to learn more
December
3rd – ThinkSystem Storage - Update
Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage delivers easy-to-use, affordable storage solutions with advanced capabilities to integrate into your existing infrastructure, or build a new one. Join us for this virtual briefing focused on the latest news for our Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage lineup and Storage Area Network Switches, providing breakthrough SAN storage performance and scale at best-in-class pricing.
17th – Lenovo XClarity – Update
XClarity Controller is the management engine inside every ThinkSystem server. XClarity Administrator centralizes management of your ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile infrastructure. Join us for this virtual briefing to hear the latest updates across the Lenovo XClarity family of management tools.