The Connected CIO: Why The Future IT Leader Must Be At The Core Of The Connected Business
The most successful IT leaders are emerging as the most connected executives in their organizations. Going forward, CIOs must position themselves at the center of business and technology so their companies can adapt quickly to shifting customer behavior. It is here, at the center, where they can orchestrate the implementation of IT solutions that drive their organizations forward. To deliver business value, the CIO must leverage his/her network of internal and external tech suppliers, developers, vendors, solution providers and specialists to drive innovation for their companies. In order to succeed, the IT leader must nurture and grow their sphere of influence to break down the silos inside their businesses to unlock innovation. Think of the Connected CIO as operating in a virtualized world that creates new opportunities, processes and customer engagements. They are no longer restricted by just their resources but can pull in talent from across the business and throughout their partner ecosystem. This central role, manages the business’ most important relationships and assets.
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.
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 Fall will support:
Breakthrough Austin provides out-of-school learning and academic case management from middle school through college to students from low-income communities who will be the first in their families to graduate from college.
We believe that all Central Texas children from low-income communities should have the opportunity to go to college. Unfortunately, statistics say this won’t happen without significant intervention. In fact, less than 6% of Central Texas middle school students from low-income communities will finish college, and only 11% of low-income high school graduates.
To combat this trend, Breakthrough makes a 12-year commitment to successfully guide each of its students and families through the long and complicated process of preparing for, enrolling in and completing college. We believe that by providing innovative educational programs to children and their families, we can replace the cycle of poverty with self-sufficiency.
We will be collecting the following much needed personal items on-site at MES, so please remember to pack a little extra for Breakthrough Austin's students.
Breakthrough Austin's wish list includes:
Highlighters | Copy Paper | One Subject Spiral Notebooks | Flash Drives| Construction Paper | Composition Notebooks | Glue Sticks | College-ruled Looseleaf Paper | Binders and Binder Dividers | Backpacks | White Out | Calculators (Texas Intrument model TI-84) | Post-it Notes | Pens and Pencils | Laptop Computers