Midsize Enterprise Summit Midmarket IT Conference
May 22, 2018 to May 23, 2018
Ponte Vedra Beach , FL

Meeting the Security Needs of the Midmarket

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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Top Reasons to Attend


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.



What Our Midmarket Executives Say

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.

2017 MES University: IT Security Sponsors










Catapult Systems





The Midsize Enterprise Format

Midsize Enterprise Advisory Board

Michael Chunn, Gesa Credit Union
Michael Chunn
Senior IT Manager, IT Security, Gesa Credit Union
Doug Pontious
BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure Insurance
Terry Orletsky, VP of IT, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Terry Orletsky
VP of IT, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Herman Brown, CIO, SF District Attorney's Office
Herman Brown
CIO, San Francisco District Attorney's Office
Jim Crowe, Director of Information Systems, The Marvin Companies
Jim Crowe
Director of Information Systems , The Marvin Companies
Anh Tran, Information Systems Manager, City of El Monte
Anh Tran
Information Systems Manager, City of El Monte
Ben Cranmore, CIO, Furniture Mart USA
Ben Cranmore
CIO, Furniture Mart USA
Jason Mason, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Operations, Hanley Wood
Jason Mason
Managing Director, Infrastructure and Operations, Hanley Wood

Past Midmarket IT Security Speakers

Scott Borg
Scott Borg
Director and Chief Economist, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
David Carter, Encore Technology Group
David Carter
Director - Technical Solutions, Encore Technology Group
Mike Gentile
Author, CISO Handbook
Harold Collum, Cloud Security Alliance
Harold Collum
Executive Director, Cyber Future Foundation
Michael Chunn, Gesa Credit Union
Michael Chunn
Senior IT Manager, IT Security, Gesa Credit Union

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