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.
March
25th Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series Solution
Attend this virtual briefing to understand the value of the Lenovo CP Series Solution. ThinkAgile CP Series empowers project stakeholders with resources they can control. This all-in-one turnkey composable private cloud platform can accelerate service delivery and time-to-value. It automatically orchestrates and optimizes software-defined network, storage and compute resources for rapid application service delivery resulting in lower TCO and improved ROI. See a demonstration of how simple it is to manage the ThinkAgile CP by defining a pool of virtualized compute, storage, and networking resources that automatically assemble to deliver what is needed for your specific application.
April
15th Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Storage: Extreme Performance at an Aggressive Price
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage Arrays are SAN storage systems designed to provide performance, simplicity, and high availability for medium to large businesses. Lenovo has now delivered a new #1 worldwide price/performance benchmark with the ThinkSystem DE6000H. Please join us for this session which will provide a deeper dive on Lenovo’s ThinkSystem DE Storage solutions, including a live demo.
29th Lenovo XClarity Updates
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.
May
6th ThinkSystem Infrastructure Matters
A better run enterprise almost always has a better IT infrastructure. And who you select to provide your IT infrastructure is as important as your IT strategy itself. No two providers are quite the same, differing significantly in the values they can provide… industry leading end-to-end solutions in data center infrastructure that improves application performance, design flexibility, reliability and security. Join us for the latest update on Lenovo’s servers, storage and networking offerings and the values that differentiate us from the rest of the industry.
30th Why SAP HANA on Lenovo HX
If you've ever considered SAP HANA on hyperconverged infrastructure, then join us for this high-level interactive session. Learn first-hand how combining the powerful analytics of in-memory SAP HANA databases with the simplicity of Nutanix Hyperconverged software running on Lenovo’s #1 reliable platforms enables an industry-best solution. Discover how you can improve business outcomes, achieve faster time to value and predictable growth. We'll explore how you can scale to meet your needs, streamline data center operations, and achieve high availability for mission-critical applications.
June
10th Why Lenovo HX for Hybrid Cloud
How would your business react to a natural disaster? How long would it take your business to recover and return to normalcy? How do you bring agility to your product development teams and enable them to use multi-cloud platforms, so you can bring your products to market, faster? Find answers to any of these questions and join us to learn more about where and when to fit a Hybrid and Multi-Cloud solution. We'll talk about the various use cases and you'll learn how you can utilize these architectures by leveraging your existing investments and just adding a few building blocks from Nutanix. As a bonus, we will also have demos around a couple of these use cases.
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.