Eric Ludwig is the co-founder of RISE Technology Advisors. With more than two decades of experience in IT, Ludwig is an expert advisor on leading-edge technology. Prior to co-founding RISE Technology Advisors, he served for 11 years as an international and managed-service solution specialist for AT&T, and then for 13 years as the cloud practice lead for CDW’s integrated technology services.
As a skilled thought leader and fierce customer advocate, Ludwig helps organizations develop and implement solutions based on a theory of “optimization.” He helps outline adjacencies in a client’s technology estate with an eye toward technical, operational and financial optimization. Leveraging diverse background experiences with both third-party and in-house operating models, RISE distills and makes sense of the various options for technology consumption and utilization.
Ludwig and RISE advise Fortune 100 companies as well as small startups, providing turnkey solutions customized to each firm’s particular needs. Ludwig views relationships as long term, such as investing in lifecycle resources and offering client advocacy well beyond the initial deployment with a holistic and agnostic view of the marketplace.
In addition to his technology and consulting expertise, Ludwig is a past member of the TBI Partner Advisory Board and is currently serving on the Avant Partner Advisory Board as well as their Security Council. He is an in-demand speaker at events and conferences across the country, speaking about varying technologies, market drivers and ways to leverage technology to solve business problems. Ludwig has a way of streamlining how technology impacts the bottom line and is as enthusiastic about sharing his perspective as he is learning about others.