CDW Client Systems Hockey Viewing and Celebrity Meeting w/ Cisco, Dell and Microsoft

Welcome

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

 

Public Bar

1214 18th St NW| Washington, DC 20036

CDW, along with our partners, are proud to invite you to a unique evening that will feature educational presentations, food, drinks, a hockey viewing party, and time with a Washington Capitals alumni!  CDW, Cisco, Dell and Microsoft will be hosting our Client Systems themed event at Public Bar starting at 6:00pm on March 30th.  Join us as experts discuss the latest in personal systems, wireless networking, and Business Productivity (Office 365) while you enjoy heavy appetizers and drinks. 
 
Following the presentations, we will have a private room where we will watch the Capitals take on the Flyers.  After the first period we will have a drawing for prizes.  After the second period, Peter Bondra will join us for meet and greets, autograph signing and photographs.  Space is limited for this unique experience.

Peter Bondra's path to the NHL was a straightforward one, without any particularly large setbacks or obstacles to overcome. He was born in Luck, Ukraine, in 1968, but his family soon moved to Poprad, Slovakia, where there is hardly a boy who isn't passionate about hockey. He played one season for Poprad in the lower ranks of competition, and transferred to the VSZ Kosice team in the First Division at the age of 18. His older brother Juraj also played there on defense.
Bondra has always been willful, a fighter who does not shy away from rough play but will not tolerate cheap shots. But he is best known as a skilled sharpshooter who can pick off a corner of the net from almost any distance. As early as his second season with Kosice he was considered one of the top shooters in the Czech league. He even helped Kosice win a championship in 1988.
During the NHL lockout of 1994-95, Bondra made a temporary return to Kosice. When play resumed in North America, the right wing had a breakthrough year with a league leading 34 goals in only 47 games. In 1995, Bondra became a Slovakian citizen, and during his standoff with the Capitals he played for the national team in an Olympic qualifying round as well as at a four-country tournament for the Pragobanka Cup, held in Zlin, Czech Republic. After re-signing with Washington he appeared in only 67 games, but still managed to score 52 goals.
Bondra took part in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, where he played for Slovakia and scored three goals in three games. He was also a member of the national squad that hoped to qualify for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Bondra, and Florida Panthers defenseman Robert Svehla, took part in the third game of a three-game preliminary round. However, Slovakia did not play as well in the preliminaries as the surprising team from Kazakhstan, and so was denied the chance to proceed to the final round.
During the 2003-04 NHL season the Caps were struggling and had dealt superstar Jaromir Jagr prior to the All-Star Game and made note to every team that several players from their roster would be available to those interested. Thus on February 17, 2004 Bondra's 14-year career with the Caps came to an end, as he was dealt to the Ottawa Senators for young prospect Brooks Laich and a 2nd round draft pick in 2005. The Sentaors were eliminated early into the 2005-06 NHL playoffs, and Bondra was singed by the Atlanta Thrashers in the summer of 2006.
Following a productive season with the Thrashers, Bondra signed with the Chicago Blackhawks where he would go on to record his 500th career NHL goal on December 22nd, 2006. The Blackhawks fell short of reaching the playoffs that season and Bondra would announce his retirement from the game in October of 2007.
He was later named the General Manager of the Slovak national team.

On the International stage, Bonda was a member of Slovakia's 2002 and 2006 Olympic Team, its 2002 World Championship Gold Medal Team and is a two-time member of its World Cup team.
 

Agenda

6:00 pm

Registration and Sign in

6:15 pm

CDW Welcome and Bar Opens

6:30 pm

Cisco Meraki Presentation

7:00 pm Dell Presentation
7:30 pm Microsoft Presentation
8:00 pm

Game Begins

First Intermission:

Surveys and Networking Time

Second Intermission:

Autographs and time w/Capitals Alumni, Peter Bondra

Event Concludes at End of Game