Midmarket CIOs to Come Together at Midsize Enterprise Summit East 2016

The Channel Company to Host Largest Gathering of Midmarket CIOs

Westborough, MA, May 2, 2016 The Channel Company will bring together the largest-ever independent gathering of midmarket CIOs and senior executives at this year’s 2016 Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) East, on May 1-3 in Indianapolis. This year’s theme, “The Big Shift,” will focus on how CIOs and senior executives can position themselves as the ultimate business innovators driving competitive advantage through new technology solutions and strategies. The three-day event will be packed with content jointly curated by The Channel Company and Gartner, aimed at educating executives about the latest midmarket developments, opportunities and business strategies.

The event will feature boardroom discussions of the latest trends and solutions influencing today’s midsize IT organizations, with participants from leading and emerging vendors alike, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Scale Computing and SimpliVity. Attendees also will have the opportunity to engage Gartner analysts in one-on-one meetings and get their perspective on key topics affecting the midmarket community. Topics covered by high-profile Gartner analysts include State of the Midmarket; the One-Page Midmarket Cloud Strategy; the 2030 CIO Algorithm; Cybersecurity 2020: Phase 2 Guardian for Big Change; and Vendor Management Best Practices for Midsize Enterprises.

"We are excited to welcome 200-plus CIOs and senior executives to MES East in Indianapolis,” says Lisa MacKenzie, senior vice president and partner, The Channel Company. “At MES, CIOs and senior executives will discover new, cutting-edge strategies and master the skills necessary to survive ‘The Big Shift’ happening in the IT industry at the levels of organizational structure, technology and program management. This event will expose IT leaders to keen, topical insights from industry researchers, top vendors and peers, equipping them with the tools and information they need to make informed and strategic decisions about the future of their IT business.”

The 2016 MES East agenda is packed with focused content and networking activities across a range of formats, including theater-style vendor keynotes and symposiums, hands-on demonstrations and engaging interactions at the Solutions Pavilion, as well as a CIO professional development workshop. In addition, board appointments will be held throughout the event in which small groups of IT leaders can meet with vendors to discuss their challenges—attendees view these meetings as one of the best aspects of MES.

Midmarket CIOs and IT leaders can learn more and register for MES East 2016 at www.thechannelco.com/events/mese16/about

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