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We're inching towards the official start of the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.

In an effort to provide you the most relevant information throughout the week, we'll be sending these daily insights directly to your inbox each morning. 

Catch up on what's already happened: 

Hovland for three? 

PGA Tour pro Viktor Hovland leads the power rankings heading into this week's tournament, with the world's No. 2 not far behind. 

Hovland, speaking at a press event held on Tuesday afternoon, said given his success at the event over the last several years and growing popularity of the tournament, he feels like the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba is something of a "fifth major" for the golf season. 

This year, the Championship will be more crowded around the fairways and greens, with fan restrictions being lifted after two years of limited attendance due to COVID. 

Hovland said his grit and determination to remain focused during COVID was a major reason he's fared so well in Mayakoba. 

"I was able to get in some good routines and put myself in a position to where when the world did open back up, I was ready for it," he said. "If you have goals and work towards those goals, it gives you something to focus on."

Hovland's remarks are similar to how many of our customers view digital transformation. Take, for instance, Audacy, which had a goal to transform itself into a digital leader in the media industry by delivering the premium audio content its listeners love and trust with unprecedented personalization, control and flexibility. 

By working backwards from that goal, Audacy was able to build a robust, data-centric technology platform capable of enabling IT and business leaders to drive deeper connections with listeners while unlocking a new business model to monetize content across consumption channels.    

Read more about our work with Audacy here.

Business Innovation Summit  

Singularity University's Ramez Naam will kickoff WWT's Business Innovation Summit, a series of thought provoking sessions that will stimulate thought leadership. 

Naam, a sustainability tech investor and clean energy advocate will talk about "The Future of Energy and Impacts on IT."

Following Naam's keynote, WWT Senior Director of Security Chris Konrad will lead a cyber security panel that will leave you with practical, actionable tips on how to improve your cyber posture in an ever evolving threat landscape. 

Naam's keynote will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Riviera Ballroom inside the Fairmont with the cyber security panel following shortly thereafter.

Get up to speed: 

PGA Tour Notes

There are just two events after Mayakoba left on the fall portion of the season. This is an important week for those looking for valuable FedExCup points before the holiday break. 

Those storylines and more can be found in the PGA's tournament preview.

The suite life

Today, we open up our luxury in-suite experiences at Holes 4, 15 and 18. Here's what you can expect at each: 

  • WWT Club Cuatro at Hole 4: Indulge in signature cocktails from a professional mixologist, meet a surprise special guest from the PGA or Golf Channel and discover more from Intel on El Camaleón's Hole No. 4, a par 3 with stunning views of the Caribbean and the Island of Cozumel.
  • WWT Beach Casita at Hole 15: Pair Mexican wines with local fare, meet a PGA or Golf Channel celebrity and chat with Dell Technologies along the par 3 No. 15 hole, which features sweeping views of Cozumel and the world's second-largest coral reef.
  • WWT Champions Club at Hole 18: A one-of-a-kind experience awaits on Hole 18 --Meet a PGA or Golf Channel surprise guest and enjoy a tequila cata (tasting) led by a Tequila Catadore (Sommelier) and paired with in-person fresh salsa and guacamole making and tasting prepared by the Banyan Tree culinary staff.

More about each hole at El Camaleon can be found here.