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 of 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.
June
21st The Benefits of Running Blockchain on Lenovo HX
What is Blockchain? How can Blockchain bring value to my business? How do I ensure that it is secure? How will I adapt my infrastructure if I have to implement a Distributed Ledger, and how can I do it easily? If these questions keep you awake at night, then join us in this session and learn about what Blockchain means to enterprises, even find out how it is different from Bitcoin and understand the differences between a permissioned and a permissionless blockchain. We will look at the Hyperledger Fabric Project and deep dive into the architecture, learn how customers have already implemented it utilizing Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure solution and see a demo of it in action.
24th The Lenovo Cloud Workshop
Our Cloud Strategy Workshop provides a structured engagement that allows customers to refine their vision of the cloud, further qualify their cloud-related needs and requirements, and identify a high-level roadmap and preliminary set of actions with which to move forward. Join us for a Virtual Briefing that will provide an overview of this workshop offering.
July
1st Improve performance, reliability with Intel & Lenovo for SAP HANA
Learn how Intel & Lenovo are working with SAP to enhance the capabilities of the SAP HANA database. Learn how to achieve 12.5x faster HANA database restart, increase memory capacity, gain better business-continuity solutions, lower platform TCO for SAP HANA, and enable your development team to go faster using Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.
15th Wiley takes a step closer to S/4 HANA readiness with Lenovo
In this session, join J. Wiley & Sons and Lenovo as they take you through the journey to complete multiple upgrades within the same downtime window. Learn how multi-tenant feature in HANA 2.0 enabled provisioning of multiple SAP systems required to combine HANA firmware, SAP app servers and RHEL upgrades with minimal risk.
29th Lenovo Intelligent Insights with SAP Data Hub
A customer’s journey to the Intelligent Enterprise begins with smarter data management. Lenovo is helping them to achieve sustainable new business value thru a combination of best practice approaches for their big data, IOT, and AI/ML requirements using the SAP Data Hub. Join us to learn how to reduce risk, accelerate time to value, and walk away with actionable insights to help achieve sustainable new business value thru a combination of best practice approaches for data management requirements using SAP Data Hub.
August
5th Border States Electric plans for future S/4 Hana Growth with Lenovo
Gain best practices & key considerations for migrating to SAP S/4HANA with this IT risk mitigation story. Learn how Border States Electric, product and supply chain powerhouse with more than 2,200 employee-owners, gained business value, accelerated business performance and planned for future growth by partnering with Lenovo and SAP.
19th Bring the Automated and Intelligent Enterprise to Reality with SAP Data Hub
In this session, SAP, Bluefin (Mindtree) and Lenovo join forces to bring you the latest innovations that enable agile data operations across your enterprise; build agile, data-driven applications with a more scalable approach to data operations all with a consolidated view using SAP Data Hub and SAP S/4HANA.
25th DevOps for Mid Market with Red Hat OpenShift
DevOps is evolving as a standard practice in many organizations to bring together software development and IT operations teams for the goal of eliminating process bottlenecks in development, quality assurance (QA), and delivery cycles, and servicing their end customers efficiently. Implementing a proper DevOps process requires careful planning and an assessment of the end-to-end pipeline from development to QA to delivery. Come hear how Lenovo and Red Hat have revolutionized DevOps with Red Hat OpenShift.
September
16th Lenovo Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Workshop and Assessment Services
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) delivers great benefits in centralizing management and maintenance, lowering operational costs, improving security, and enabling flexibility for remote workers. Though the benefits are apparent, complexity is inherent – and many projects are stalled due to cost or performance issues. Lenovo’s VDI Workshop and Assessment Services, led by Principal Consultants, can help businesses address these issues assessing where you are now, and recommend specific strategies, roadmaps, and preparations to get to where you want to be.
October
28th Lenovo Storage Workshop and Assessment Services
With data amassing at an exponential rate, and it’s role in business becoming more critical, it is more important than ever to ensure your storage infrastructure is prepared to support it. Optimizing storage infrastructure while focusing on agility, automation, and cost reduction is key. Lenovo Storage Workshops and Assessments help align your storage strategy with your business objectives by completing an “as is” capacity and performance evaluation to identify any potential improvements or cost saving opportunities, and defining a roadmap to meet strategic longer-term objectives.
November
4th Lenovo DevOps Workshop and Assessment Services
DevOps has been shaping the world of software development over the past few years as more and more business adopt this cultural change. The pattern for DevOps is repeated cycles of small improvement projects, followed by the ability to decide what the next best improvement to make is. DevOps success are well-known; however, every organization has a unique path that needs to continually evolve. A Lenovo DevOps Assessment, led by Principal Consultants, can help you understand your organizational strengths and challenges in developing and delivering software code, measure and benchmark the desired outcomes for success, and identify priorities for capability improvement through a formal report.