TIG & Surface Modern Workplace

Author: Event Admin

Date of Event: Wednesday, April 15th 2020

Time:10:00am – 11:30AM PST

Where: Webinar


Join TIG and Microsoft for an interactive training using the magic of technology! The same compelling presenters you love, now available in your home. This 90-minute, interactive, session will focus on Microsoft Surface devices, how they work better together with your Office applications, show off key demos for using pen and touch in Windows, and how your organization can become more productive in a modern workplace. We'll also show you new collaboration technologies using the Surface Hub 2S and key tools to maintaining productivity in a mobile workforce.

Brian Westbrook - Microsoft Presenter
Brian is an Emmy award-winning broadcast technology reporter and presenter. With over two decades of IT and interactive experience, he loves breaking down complicated tech topics to empower others. His passions beyond technology include globe-trotting, photography, event planning, and crafting snarky social media posts.

Melanie Wood - Senior Surface Specialist | Microsoft
Melanie has been at Microsoft for 6 years and has spent the last 10 years working exclusively with Public Sector customers in the IT/computing industry. As the technical subject matter expert for the Microsoft Surface portfolio, she supports government agencies across California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Idaho. The mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Digitally transforming and modernizing workplaces with long-term goals of maximizing end-user employee satisfaction, talent attraction, and talent retention - all while achieving lower total costs of ownership – is a big part of empowering people and organizations to achieve more. From roadmap conversations to setting up Microsoft Surface deployment training sessions and on-site professional end-user training on Surface + Windows, the goal is to ensure that our customers have the best experiences of Microsoft. In short, she loves helping government agencies get the best overall value and experience of Windows 10 and M365 on Microsoft Surface.

Carlos Velazquez - Enterprise Sales and Transformation Leader | TIG
Carlos is dedicated to supporting California State and Local agencies develop smart, connected and integrated infrastructure that makes efficient use of resources and improves public services. For 20 years at Technology Integration Group (TIG), Carlos has lived for the thrill of seeing his clients solve their business and strategic infrastructure goals. Including the last 4 years leading TIG’s State of California - Microsoft Surface Tablets contracts team. Throughout the engagement process, Carlos is a trusted partner and advisor delivering effective collaboration and relationships to achieve client outcomes. Carlos looks forward to sharing his experiences on how TIG has helped the State of California Agencies transform and achieve their mobile and digital goals.


  • • Welcome, Introduction, and Updates
  • • Surface devices for a modern workforce
  • • Modern Workplace tools using Microsoft 365
  • • Wrap-up, Q&A

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