Gartner Analysts Meetings

One-on-One Appointments with Featured Gartner Analysts
Midsize Enterprise Summit provides an opportunity for IT leaders and sponsoring vendors to meet with Gartner analysts to discuss best practices for delivering quality and affordable IT services in today's challenging economic climate.  IT providers also have the opportunity to meet with Gartner to discuss their go-to-market strategy in a time where midsize enterprises are being cautious about every IT investment they make.
 About The Gartner Analysts
       Top Coverage Intiatives
Adam Hils is a Research Director with Gartner Research. He covers network security, including intrusion prevention systems (IPS), enterprise firewalls and UTMs. In addition, Mr. Hils provides advice to budget-constrained midsize enterprises about prioritizing security investments.
Mr. Hils has performed in several strategic product marketing and management roles. In those roles, he focused on helping customers enhance their security postures.
  • Securing networks - implementing firewalls, IPS and multifunction platforms
  • Selecting IPS
  • Making next-generation firewall (NGFW) decisions
  • Web application firewall decisions
  • Best-of-breed network security vs. multifunction platforms
Mike Cisek is a Research Director focusing on Infrastructure and Operations in the Small to Midsize Business market. Mr. Cisek works with clients on IT Budgeting, Cost Optimization, Infrastructure Design and Operation Management solutions tailored to unique challenges of SMBs. He spent more than 23 years as a Technologist with extensive knowledge of servers, storage, networking and virtualization.
  • Budgeting and Cost Optimization
  • Hyperconvergence
  • Server and Client Virtualization
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Infrastructure and Operations Maturity
As a research Vice President for Gartner's Office of the CIO, Heather Colella works hard to make the difficult easy when helping CIOs improve their contribution to business results. She is passionate about strategy, governance, effective communications and Gartner clients' personal success. Ms. Colella's motto is: "Your Success Is My Joy" because when she works with clients on a daily basis, she feels energized by the results the clients achieve using Gartner research. Ms. Colella's experience has been invested as a management consultant, developing information technology strategies, architectures and plans for major corporations.
  • Business and IT strategy: How to create a 1-page strategy
  • How to develop an effective relationship management organization
  • Building high performance through effective governance and PMOs
  • Effective communications, including employee coaching and development
  • How to demonstrate the business value of IT
Jose Ruggero is Managing Vice President for the ERP Strategy and Value Realization research, whose purpose is to address the key initiative of transforming ERP to postmodern ERP. This global team researches the strategies and value considerations needed to ensure ERP and other enterprise application suites support an enterprise's strategic business objectives. Additionally, this team produces insights into future trends and applications of postmodern ERP to meet enterprises' growing needs for innovation and agility to support digital business.
  • ERP and Application Suites Strategies
  • IT Strategic Planning
  • Executive Communication
  • Pace-Layered Application Strategy
  • Developing Powerful Principles
Ed Weinstein specializes in IT vendor management with a strong concentration on infrastructure, including supplier relationship and performance management; contract management; negotiation and RF(x) processes; and vendor governance. In addition to his experience in IT sourcing and vendor management, Mr. Weinstein has also worked as an infrastructure engineer and architect focused on data center management and client/server technologies.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Weinstein was responsible for managing key IT vendor relationships for domestic and global Fortune 50 companies.
  • Vendor Management
  • Sourcing and Vendor Relationships Leaders
  • Vendor Risk Management
  • SaaS Vendor Management


Stay Informed

Sign Up for the 
MES CIO Newsletter
Midsize Enterprise Strategies Blog
  Midsize Enterprise Summit Content at a Glance Download 

Get Social

Follow @theMidmarketCIO on Twitter Join the Midsize Enterprise Summit Group on LinkedIn

Contact Information


Vendors & Solution Providers - Sponsorship

To become a sponsor, please contact:

Carolyn Herr, Event Director at or 949.223.3644

IT Executives - Attendance
For more information about attending MES, pleast contact:

Tracy Fischer at or 516.726.2932

Channel@Work - Giving Back Charitable Initiative
To learn more about our Midsize Enterprise Summit project and how to participate, please contact:

Krystal Ducharme at or 516.726.2940