IT Executive
Tue, May 22, 2018 to Wed, May 23, 2018
Event Code: 
Midsize-Enterprise-Summit-IT-Security-2018
Venue Name: 
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Venue City: 
Ponte Vedra Beach
Venue State: 
FL
Venue Address: 
1000 Pga Tour Blvd
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Meeting the Security Needs of the Midmarket
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Security ranks as the number one concern of midmarket IT leaders, according to our semi-annual survey conducted at Midsize Enterprise Summit. Midmarket IT leaders, tasked with securing their organizations, attend MES: IT Security looking for strong partnerships with tech suppliers and solution providers to help them effectively combat internal and external threats. 

Build the Ultimate IT Security Strategy

Take a Holistic Approach to Your Security Plans

Understand the "Human Factor" of Security

Mitigate the Damage of Security Breaches

Evaluate Your OPtions and Prioritise Your Security Initiatives

For CIOs, choosing the right IT security strategy is no easy task. After all, IT leaders are the ones on the front lines trying to protect their organization from a continuous onslaught of cyberthreats and attacks — coming from inside and outside their organizations. IT leaders also are under siege from every partner and tech supplier professing to have the latest and greatest security solution that will save the day. The only thing that can truly save the day amid all the chaos is a well-thought-out and bullet-proof strategy. That plan must demonstrate to the board and senior leaders that security is not just an “IT problem,” but something that must permeate the corporate culture. This strategy must serve to blanket the entire organization with resources and trusted partners who can assist both strategically and tactically. For sure, today’s IT leaders must have a strategy for email security and archiving, unified threat management, mobile device management, identity access management, disaster recovery, endpoint protection and software-defined networking. Those are all important components of a next-gen security architecture. But the starting point is the critical thinking CIOs need to build the ultimate strategy. It is here at the MES University: IT Security where attendees will learn best practices, industry trends, and the latest security solutions for cloud, mobility, IoT and much more.
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Midsize Enterprise IT Security Event for Midmarket Executives
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Build a Bullet Proof Security Plan
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Security represents one of the greatests threats to the midmarket.  CIOs need to be equiped with the right technology and knowledge so that they can protect thier companies against these liabilities.  Attend this half day workshop to learn the best practices, industry trends, and the latest security solutions for cloud, mobility, IoT and more.  Gain industry knowledge as you network with midmarket peers and build a network that will help safeguard you against security risks. 

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Need More Info?

For more information on MES University: IT Security please contact:
CT Thomas  cthomas@thechannelco.com or 949-223-3634
Tracy Fischer tfischer@thechannelco.com or 516-726-2932
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Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
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Spoil yourself with sophistication at our Ponte Vedra resort
 
Recently renovated and brimming with amenities, the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa sets the stage for a visit you won't soon forget. You'll find our elegant resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, next door to the legendary TPC® Sawgrass; we proudly offer our guests special privileges at the courses. Refreshed rooms and suites showcase floor-to-ceiling windows, deluxe bedding and ergonomic workspaces; book a villa for perks including a kitchenette and a patio. Our Premium Service Wing offers enhanced accommodations and access to the exclusive Living Room. Elsewhere at the resort, you can make a splash in one of our four pools, pamper yourself at the on-site spa or enjoy a meal at our outstanding restaurants. Catch our free shuttle to TPC® Sawgrass, or to the recently renovated private Cabana Beach Club. Those planning events in Ponte Vedra Beach will be thrilled with our expansive venues, which include a magnificent ballroom and outdoor spaces. Total relaxation awaits at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.
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The midmarket attendees at MES University: IT Security have made security a top initative for 2017. They are actively seeking new partnerships with security vendors and  committed to minimizing security breaches from both internal and external threats.  MES attendees' security priorities include: 

 
  • Spam/Content Filters
  • Anti-Virus / Malware / Threat Management
  • Firewall
  • Encryption
  • Intrusion Prevention / Detection
  • BYOD Management
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Protection and Back-up
  • End Point Security
  • Security as a Service

 

 


 

The Audience

MES University: IT Security attendees are fully pre-qualified MES attendees who have opted stay for further security education.  This results in more targeted, focused meetings between the IT executives and participating vendors. 
We target Midmarket IT Executives who purchase business technology solutions and IT services (security solutions and services in particular) either direct from a vendor or through the channel.  All our attendees are pre-qualified, meeting a strict criteria as defined by our midmarket expert, Gartner
 
 

Business Profiles that Mirror the Midmarket:

 100 – 1000 total seats/supported users

 Annual revenue range of $750MM - $1B

 5 – 50 IT Department employees

A High Quality Audience:

 Sr. level decision makers (CIO, VP, Director)

 Active IT Budget of $750k - $15Million

 One attendee per hosted company

 

Midmarket companies are looking to step up their game when it comes to cybersecurity.

 

Kuranda, Sarah. “8 Security Trends Affecting The Midmarket.”CRN, 6 Mar. 2017, www.crn.com/slide-shows/security/300084048/8-security-trends-affecting-t....

 

Sponsor Company Sponsorship: 
Sponsor Company: 
FireEye
Sponsor Levels: 
Gold
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Fortinet
Sponsor Levels: 
Gold
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WatchGuard
Sponsor Levels: 
Gold
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Informatica
Sponsor Levels: 
Silver
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Catapult Systems
Sponsor Levels: 
Silver
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AllCovered
Sponsor Levels: 
Gold
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Citrix
Sponsor Levels: 
Silver
Agenda Sessions: 
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Midsize Enterprise IT Security Event for Midmarket Executives
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The Midsize Enterprise Format
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We look to our experienced Midmarket Advisory Board to help shape the evolving Midsize Enterprise Summit agenda. This group of influential IT executives ensure that attendees are informed of the very latest industry trends, new products, challenges—and opportunities—available in the midsize market today.
Meet our estemmed Advisory Board:
 
About Our Advisors Select: 
Michael Chunn
Doug Pontious
Terry Orletsky
Leslie Cothren
Herman Brown
Jim Crowe
Anh Tran
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Zone in on Security Buyers
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Deriving Superior Value from Mitigating a Data Breach
Harold Collum, Executive Director, Cyber Future Foundation
 
Security Briefing #1: The Evolving Threat Landscape: What We See
James Cabe, Architect and Consulting Systems Engineer, Fortinet
 
Security Briefing #2: Ransomworms: How they work and how to stop them!
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies
 
Information Security Panel: IT Security Solutions For The Midmarket
Michael Chunn, Senior IT Manager, IT Security, Gesa Credit Union
Joe Kuster, Security Solutions Director, Catapult Systems
Erik Jarlstrom, Director, Strategic Business Development, Data Security Group, Informatica
 
Security Briefing #4
Drew Cataldo, Vice President, IT Services Enterprise Accounts, All Covered, IT Services from Konica Minolta
 
Cybersecurity For the Real World
David Dampier, rofessor and Interim Department Chair, Information Systems and Cyber Security, University of Texas, San Antonio
 
 

 

 

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Attend Hotel Helpful Info: 
Area Airports
Jacksonville International Airport - JAX
Airport Phone: +1 904 741 4902
Hotel direction: 34.2 miles SE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: 75 USD  (one way)

 

Venue Phone: 

(904) 285-7777

  • Midsize Enterprise Summit IT Security - Meeting the Security Needs of the Midmarket
About Event Testimonials: 
This summit was the best conference I've been to in a long while...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 University was a great opportunity to hear from security professionals on actionable steps that I can bring back to my team to implement. Great job!"
 
IT Group Leader, Landscape Forms, Inc.
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.
 
 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.
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This is the most organized and thought provoking technical conference in the business!  Very fast paced for busy technology officers.

–  Deb Turner, Director of Information Technology, Bluffton University

Invaluable conference for the mid-market executive, from the latest and greatest, to vendor updates from big and small. When you leave, you will find one or more vendors that have a solution to meet your needs.


- IT Executive, City of Wyoming
 

This conference is one of the best and most efficient ways to be introduced to many quality vendors that focus on my size organization. 

–  Tamara Barr, IS VP/CIO  Continental Mills

Sponsorship Testimonials: 

“It’s been a very successful show for us.  It’s different from other events in that you get to meet one-on-one with C-level decision makers to promote your products, services and solutions.”

 

-Shoretel

“We attend MES because the audience is very well qualified, better than any other event that we’ve been to.”

 

-HP

“The most valuable element is the people...you get to meet with decision makers and c-level executives who are engaged and eager to hear your products and solutions.”

 

-Ruckus Wireless

"Midsize Enterprise Summit is one of the best industry events we have sponsored.
The
quality of the attendees was top notch...We walked away with twice as many hot leads as projected and were so impressed, that we have already signed up for next year.”
 

- Glen Jodoin, Vice President, GreenPages 

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Top Reasons to Attend
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Top Reasons to Attend

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Peer advice. Find out which security vendors your colleagues are using. How are they protecting themselves against internal and external risks?

Network. Engage with IT midmarket peers and vendors - all of whom have IT security top of mind.

Award-winning vendors. Meet with top-rated security vendors, with solutions tailored to midmarket organizations. 

Innovation. Hear about the latest products and solutions to protect your data against constantly evolving threats.

New technology. View products and services and meet one-on-one with top and emerging vendors.

Maximize Your ROI.   Make the most of your time out of the office. This security focused half-day workshop is the ideal way to wrap up  your MES experience.

 

 

Event Speakers: 
Scott Borg
David Carter
Mike Gentile
Harold Collum
Michael Chunn
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Peer learning and networking.

Prescriptive and practical takeaways to set your IT department’s priorities.

Leadership and executive skills enhancement.

Independent and neutral POV facilitating real conversations.

Product comparisons in the Solutions Pavilion.

Opportunity to build your personal brand.

NO COST TO YOU: MES covers travel, hotel and meal costs for all who qualify.

Insight into current trends and the next generation of IT solutions. 

 

Venue Zip Code: 
32082
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Contact Information

 

Vendors & Solution Providers - Sponsorship

To become a sponsor, please contact:

Carolyn Herr, Event Director at cherr@thechannelcompany.com or 949.223.3644

IT Executives - Attendance
For more information about attending MES, pleast contact:

Tracy Fischer at tfischer@thechannelcompany.com or 516.726.2932

Channel@Work - Giving Back Charitable Initiative
To learn more about our Midsize Enterprise Summit project and how to participate, please contact:

Krystal Ducharme at kducharme@thechannelcompany.com or 516.726.2940

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MES IT Security XCellence Awards
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Come experience the best of the best. The MES IT Security XCellence Awards recognize the best security technologies and solutions.
 
  • Best Security Solution

  • Best Executive Presentation

  • Best Boardroom

  • Best Booth

  • Best in Show 

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 New Customers. Secure immediate sales opportunities to build your pipeline.

 Thought leadership. Demonstrate your company’s mid-market focus to this highly targeted group of senior-level IT executives.

 Knowledge. Listen to what your customers have to say about the midmarket and your products.

 Intelligence. Accelerate your business by making important connections and gathering current market intelligence.

 Awareness. Increase brand awareness by positioning your brand to senior midmarket business leaders.

 Relationships. Midmarket IT leaders buy from people they know and trust. Start building long-term relationships in this initimate, relaxed setting.

 

 

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What Our Midmarket Executives Say
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2017 MES University: IT Security Sponsors
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Past Midmarket IT Security Speakers
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Midsize Enterprise Advisory Board
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