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

MES Fall 2019 Presentations

Sunday, September 15


Executive Session: What Every CIO Should Know About Cybersecurity
Erick Simpson, IT and Managed Services Improvement Expert


Executive Session: IT Transformation & Modernization Strategies
Joseph Pucciarelli, Group VP and IT Executive Advisor, IDC


Monday, September 16


MES Keynote: The State Of Midmarket IT--The CIO's Moment To Transform
Joseph Pucciarelli, Group VP and IT Executive Advisor, IDC


MES Executive Keynote: Real Life Business Outcomes In The Midmarket
Marc Kravitz, Hyperconverged Category Manager, HPE


MES Tech Symposium:Beyond Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery: 5 Steps To A Business Resiliency Plan
Kurt Hildebrand, Senior Director, Solution Architecture, Connection


Solutions Track Session: Building Trust Through Modern Data Management
Peter Morris, Director Data Management, Information Builders


Solutions Track Session: At The Edge: Enabling IoT & AI For Midsize Enterprise 
Brad Violand, Data Center Group Product Manager, Cloud & Software-Defined Infrastructure, Lenovo North America
Jason Collier, Chief Evangelist & Co-Founder, Scale Computing


Solutions Track Session: The Role Of The CIO Is Changing - Are You On Your Way Out?
Wayson Vannatta, CIO, WatchGuard


MES Keynote: CIO Storytelling: The Power Of Storytelling To Influence
Mary Stanhope, Founder, Principal Consultant, iMarket2


Tuesday, September 17


MES Keynote: How To Get What You Want--Influencing Others Into Action
Michelle Tillis Lederman, Connection Creator, Coach, Author & CEO


Executive Session: Emerging Technologies: Investing In The Future
Pete Lindstrom, VP, Security Strategies, IDC


Executive Session: Get Known, Get Connected, Get Ahead
Michelle Tillis Lederman, Connection Creator, Coach, Author & CEO


Executive Session: Diversity & Inclusion Strategies To Drive Business Success
Michelle McGibbney Vlahoulis, Ed.D., Faculty Head and Senior Lecturer,School Of Social Transformation, Arizona State University
Mako Fitts Ward, Clinical Asst. Professor, School Of Social Transformation, Arizona State University


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