5 Steps to Digital Optimization – Work from Anywhere in 2021 & Beyond














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This course is designed to help not-for-profits define the role of hybrid-work– in-office and remote work – in their organization and the best technology approaches to ensure security, productivity, collaboration and cost-effectiveness. You will learn about the “why” behind unified communications (UC), key features and benefits as well as the top considerations when selecting a UCaaS or collaboration platform. Finally, you will learn how to leverage CNSG and Ali Niroo to help you evaluate and select the right technologies for your not-for-profit organization.


  • What is the hybrid-work model and is it the future post COVID?
  • What is PC-centric and why are organizations moving away from it?
  • What are the security implications/threats associated with remote work?
  • What is the best technology stack for a hybrid-work model?
  • What are key features and benefits of unified communications (UC)?
  • What are the top considerations for selecting a UCaaS platform?
  • Why should you consider CNSG for your UCaaS and collaboration?

Ali Niroo
CNSG Founding Member CNSG, An AppSmart Company
Ali Niroo, a Founding Member of CNSG, is one of the channel’s foremost experts in IT and digital transformation including cloud communications, contact center, network, connectivity, and cybersecurity. With a proven background spanning 13 years, working with some of the largest and most recognized companies and brands, Ali is well versed in what drives favorable technology outcomes – client engagement, solution alignment and unrivaled support. His network includes 200+ partners, 3,000+ clients and a catalog of 500+ global technology providers. Ali lives in Potomac, MD with his wife and three boys including newborn Duke who was born earlier this month. He is a graduate of James Madison University where he played Division 1-AA football. In his free time, he enjoys coaching flag football.

Dave Hopper
Director of Engineering CNSG, An AppSmart Company
Dave Hopper has 23+ years of experience in telecommunications, IT and cloud. As the Director of Engineering at CNSG, David supports Ali and his team in designing custom, end-to-end technology solutions including SD-WAN, UCaaS, CCaaS, SaaS and DR from a portfolio of 500+ providers. Dave lives in South Pleasant, South Carolina with his wife of over 20 years and two children. He is an avid baseball fan, BBQ master and Clemson Tigers Alumni. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends on his boat – having fun, fishing, and finding shark teeth and other fossils.

Adam Kuhn
Director of IT for FIA (Futures Industry Association)
FIA is the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in Brussels, London, Singapore and Washington, D.C. Adam was an English major in college – so of course he ended up being a leader in the association technology space. But seriously – being able to explain how technology works in an organization is half the battle in gaining adoption – whether it is in the mailroom or the boardroom. Adam’s passion is making sure that technology facilitates productivity in an organization – rather than impeding productivity, whether you are working at home or working in the office or somewhere in between.
Level Intermediate Delivery Group Internet-Based
CPE(NASBA Category) Information Technology Reviewer Wade Tetsuka, CPA
CAE (Field of Study) Administration CPE/CAE Credits 1.5
Prerequisites and advance preparation needed 1-2 years IT and/or communications experience Cost free

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