The Largest Gathering of Midmarket CIOs and Senior IT Executives

MES is the Midmarket IT executive event of the year. No other event can offer IT decision makers with exclusive access to more than 60 top vendors, seasoned Gartner analysts and an elite group of peers. Our unique format enables attendees to maximize their valuable time out of the office by building significant relationships and gaining critical knowledge – in one trip.
Working with Gartner, our strategic collaborator, enables us to deliver – without question – the industry’s best content available to the single largest annual gathering of midmarket CIOs. Expertly curated content includes demonstrations of cutting-edge products, services and new technology solutions designed to boost productivity and accelerate ROI. Senior-level IT executive’s leave this two and a half-day conference with the latest research, technology advancements and innovative best practices needed to build forward-looking IT strategies.

The Big Shift

How Senior IT Leaders Can Emerge As the Ultimate Business Innovators

CIOs and senior IT leaders must emerge as savvy influencers and become trusted allies to the business owners who have gained more control over IT purchases.  To survive this shift, CIOs must position themselves as the ultimate business innovators driving a competitive advantage with tech solutions while viewing the business holistically. They must be central to the shift in how employees, suppliers and customers perceive and realize the value of IT to benefit from it every day. The job today is to get the whole enterprise behind you then help lead everyone through the big shift.


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

“Attending MES is like being given a dozen white papers to read in 48 hours, but then having them presented in an engaging and interesting way, targeted to your role.  There's a lot of information packed into a short amount of time, delivered in a way that makes you better understand what solutions are available to midmarket IT.”
- Director of IT, White Energy
“One of the best conferences I have attended that offered actionable content along with industry wide accepted solutions and providers.” 
 VP of IT, Pacers
“Excellent event.  One of the few events out there aimed at the CIO-level position where one can meet with a large number of vendors that are appropriate for the market!”
 Director of Technology, Germantown School District
“Being able to have candid discussions with both peers and vendors was extremely valuable and a great way for me to get information I likely would not have had access to otherwise.”
 IT Manager, Fritz Industries
“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


Mike Cisek
Mike Cisek
Research Director, SMB Infrastructure & Operations, Gartner
Heather Colella
Research VP, Gartner
Adam Hils
Adam Hils
Research Director, Gartner
Josh Linkner
Tech Entrepreneur, Hyper-Growth Leader, Venture Capitalist
Niel Nickolaisen
Niel Nickolaisen
Chief Technology Officer, OC Tanner
Jose Ruggero
Managing VP, Gartner

Premier Sponsors



Mexico IT








HP Enterprise/Intel


HPE SimpliVity


MES Advisory Board

Glenn Leatherwood
Glenn Leatherwood
Manager of Internet and Portal Technologies, Valmont Industries
Henry Chace
CIO, Burns & Levinson LLP
John Regula
SVP/CIO, Woods
James Fielder
Vice President of Information Systems, Farm Credit Services of Illinois
Michael  Skaff
Michael Skaff
VP of Technology, Masons of California
Ed Freed
IT Manager, Summit Polymers
Tammy Barr
Tammy Barr
VP IS/CIO, Continental Mills
Paul  Furtado
Paul Furtado
Vice President of Information Technology, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
Woody Muth
CIO, Worth & Company
Aaron Geiger
Aaron Geiger
Chief Technology Officer, Alberici Group
Jeff Lutes
Jeff Lutes
VP of Technology, Orlando Magic
Paul Harder
Paul Harder
CIO & CSO, The Arc Greater Twin Cities
Chance Irvine
Chance Irvine
VP, IT Operations and Infrastructure, Proxibid, Inc

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.

Our team identifies local charities and coordinates efforts with our committed vendors, solution providers and other IT executives to contribute time and donations to make an impact for a worthy cause. Charitable donations collected at MES East will support:

Ruth Lilly Women and Children's Center

504 N. Alabama Street | Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Salvation Army Shelter for Women and Children provides a safe place for homeless and abused women and children in perhaps their greatest time of need. Established as the first facility in Indianapolis to help homeless and abused women and children, we have offered care, assistance, and guidance to women for more than 50 years. The Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our 126 bed facility features rooms for both single women and women with children.

We will be collecting the following much needed personal items on-site at MES East, so please remember to pack a little extra for the women and children in need in Indianapolis.

The shelter’s wish list includes:

Shampoo | Conditioner | Deodorant | Soap | Shower Gel | Brushes | Combs | Twin size sheets | Pillowcases | Wash cloths | Socks (womens & children's) | Diapers (especially size 4) | Baby Wipes | Disposable razors | Toothbrushes | Toothpaste | Floss | Laundry Detergent

To learn more about our Midsize Enterprise Summit charitable project and how you can help, please contact Krystal Ducharme at or 516.726.2940


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