September 15, 2019 to September 17, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

2018 MES Fall Presentations

*Please Note- This is the 2018 event content and will be updated post event for 2019

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

MES Keynote: The Technologies You Need to Differentiate & Win
Mike Cisek, Research Director, Midsize Enterprise & IT Operations, Gartner
Available in the app 

Executive Session: Optimizing IT Operations To Drive Business Value
Joe Provenza, Research Director, Gartner

Available in the app

Executive Session: Midmarket Peer Persepctives--Is SD-WAN The New LAN?
Nick Dell, IT Manager, Midway Products Group
Henry Chace, CIO, Burns & Levinson, LLP
Aaron Geiger, CTO, The Alberici Group
Moderator: Derek Christopher, CIO, Hines & Associates

Executive Session: Developing A Business Focused IT Strategic Plan
Scott Dennull, Senior IT Director, AtriCure

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

MES Tech Symposium: Ruckus Networks: Different, For A Reason!
Kevin Lahm, System Engineer, Ruckus Network

Executive Session: Leadership Vision For The Midmarket CIO
Mike Cisek, Research Director, Midsize Enterprise & IT Operations, Gartner

Available in the app

Executive Session: Email Security: What Every Midmarket IT Leader Needs To Know
Neil Wynne, Senior Research Analyst, Gartner

Available in the app

Solutions Track: User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) – Hype or Help?
Dan DesRosiers, Director Security Sales, US West, Aruba Networks

Solutions Track: Intel Optane & Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) With HPE Solutions
Juan Fernandez, Technical Solutions Specialist, Intel

MES Keynote: The Innovative CIO: Succeeding In An Era Of Digital Transformation
Niel Nickolaisen, CTO/CIO, OC Tanner
Nick Dell, IT Manager, Midway Products Group
Vennard Wright, CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

MES Keynote: CIOs Can Raise Awareness With Diversity & Improve Engagement With Inclusion
Cindy Kelly, Senior Executive Partner, Gartner

Available in the app

MES Tech Symposium: You Shall Not Pass—Unless You Have Multi-Factor Authentication
Wayson Vannatta, Chief Information Officer, WatchGuard

Solutions Track: AI Vs. Malware: History, Workings And An Operational Example
Keith Rayle, Strategist, Fortinet

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