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Date
April 29, 2018 to May 1, 2018
Location
Orlando, FL

The Largest Gathering of Midmarket CIOs and Senior IT Executives

A New Vision For The Midsize Enterprise CIO

IT leaders are facing pressure like never before — the pressure to determine and articulate the business value of a barrage of new technologies from AI to IoT to containers to public cloud. This pressure coupled with the need to meet the threats coming from all directions head-on is shaking the confidence of business leaders, customers and suppliers. In addition, the company data center needs to be modernized to accommodate all these coming realities. The executives best positioned to respond to this environment are you, today’s midmarket CIOs. However, a new roadmap is needed to execute at scale. To succeed, you must create a vision for leading IT within your company. As CIO, your new vision must communicate how the latest tech solutions will help your organization differentiate itself and come out on top of the competition.

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Top Reasons to Attend

 

Expert advice. Meet one-on-one with highly regarded Gartner analysts to discuss the issues facing your midmarket business today.

Network. Engage with IT midmarket peers and vendors.

Award-winning vendors. Experience the Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Awards, highlighting the show's best technologies and solutions.

Innovation. Hear about the latest products and solutions from a variety of vendors through private boardroom appointments.

New technology. View products and services and meet one-on-one with top and emerging vendors at the Solution Pavilion.

Maximize Your ROI.   Build strong partnerships and get the competitive intelligence you need to drive revenue.

 

What Our Attendees Say

This summit was the best conference I've been to in a long while.  In less than three days I was able to find information that would have normally taken 6 months of web searching.  The best part was it put me face-to-face with the vendors I wanted to hear from and it wasn't all a sales ploy..”
      
― Michael Grosse, CTO, Sullivan University System
 
 I have never been to an event that offered such great networking as well as group feedback on current products and trends. I would highly recommend MES events to anyone that is thinking about going.” 
 
― Dane Holman, IT Director, McGowan & Co.
MES provides me with exposure to technology solutions that I would not otherwise have access to or may have considered. I get a chance to validate strategy with my peers while learning about their challenges and approaches.  Having direct access to Gartner industry insights is awesome.
 
 Brian Celardo, IT Director, Birch Family Services
At first, I wasn't sure if my company and my situation would translate well to MES. Once I started networking with my peers at the summit, I found many others in almost identical business situations and facing the same issues I deal with - getting proper IT budget, how to efficiently manage a small IT workforce - and exchanging knowledge with them was invaluable..”
 
 Robert Vinagray, CIO, Burma Bibas, Inc.
“MES is by far one of the best events for gathering information about the latest technology trends, discussing solutions for SMB's challenges, and last but not least finding out how various vendors can help you solve those challenges.” 
 
 VP of IT, College Loan Corporation

Keynote Speakers

Joe Bassani, Managing Director, UTC Partners
Joe Bassani
Managing Director, UTC Partners
Lisa MacKenzie
Lisa MacKenzie
Partner, Executive Vice President, The Channel Company
Mike Cisek
Mike Cisek
Research Director, SMB Infrastructure & Operations, Gartner
Tammy Barr
Tammy Barr
VP IS/CIO, Continental Mills
Joe Mariano
Joe Mariano
Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
Neil Wynne, Gartner
Neil Wynne
Senior Research Analyst, Gartner

MES Spring 2018 Premier Sponsors

Gold

Outsource Brazil

Gold

Gold

Ruckus

Silver

Connection

Silver

Silver

WatchGuard

Platinum

HP Enterprise/Intel

Platinum

Platinum

Scale Computing

MES Advisory Board

John Regula
SVP/CIO, Woods
Nick Dell
IT Manager, Midway Products Group
Henry Chace
CIO, Burns & Levinson LLP
Tammy Barr
Tammy Barr
VP IS/CIO, Continental Mills
Leslie Cothren, IT Director, Universal Mental Health Services
Leslie Cothren
IT Director, Universal Mental Health Services
Fielder
James Fielder
Vice President of Information Systems, Farm Credit Services of Illinois
Jeff Lutes
Jeff Lutes
VP of Technology, Orlando Magic
Derek Christopher, CIO, Hines & Associates
Derek Christopher
CIO, Hines & Associates
Freed
Ed Freed
IT Manager, Summit Polymers
Vennard Wright, WSSC
Vennard Wright
CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Jason Mason, SVP, IT, Winsight Media
Jason Mason
SVP, IT, Winsight Media
Paul  Furtado
Paul Furtado
Vice President of Information Technology, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
Pontious
Doug Pontious
BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure Insurance
Aaron Geiger
Aaron Geiger
Chief Technology Officer, ARCO NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION
Wyderski
Mary Wyderski
Senior Director of Information Technology, DSC Logistics
Chance Irvine
Chance Irvine
VP, IT Operations and Infrastructure, Proxibid, Inc
Crum
Jesse Crum
Director of IT and CSO, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
Glenn Leatherwood
Glenn Leatherwood
Manager of Internet and Portal Technologies, Valmont Industries
Ellen Christy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ellen Christy
SCIO - Housing & Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Apply to Attend

Are you an IT Leader in a midsized company?  Register for Midsize Enterprise Summit.  There is no cost to apply and no cost to attend, if you qualify.  We host qualified midmarket IT buyers from the U.S. and Canada. Hosted registration includes: 

Giving Back

Channel@Work is our way of giving back to the community that has given us so much over the past three decades. This charitable arm of The Channel Company’s events group is designed to bring the IT community together to connect and give back to the local communities that host our events.  For questions about this great initiative, please contact Carolyn Herr, Event Director Cherr@thechannelco.com

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