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Date
May 1, 2016 to May 3, 2016
Location
Indianapolis, IN

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.

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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

Premier Sponsors

Gold

Gold

Ruckus Wireless

Gold

Gold

ShoreTel

Silver

Brasil IT

Silver

Silver

Platinum

HP Enterprise/Intel

Platinum

Platinum

Event Sponsors

Act Minds
ACTS, Inc.
Acumatica
Anunta Tech
ArgenTIna IT Network
Aurus-Software
Avaya
Axcient
Bitdefender
Brother International Corporation
Call One
Capicua
Cecropia Solutions
Centrify
ChaseTek
CSS Corp Pvt Ltd
Cualit
Darwin Zone
Datto Inc.
Dell Security
Devicelock
Dextra
Digital Fortress
Domo
E-Trust
Eaton
EX2 OutCoding
FUSIONET Corp
GTSG
Halo
Hostway
IBM Security
Iceberg Solutions
Indusa
iTexico
ITnnovation
Jelecos
Konics
LabTech Software
Lagash Systems
LogicMonitor
Making Sense
MC1
Netrepid
NetWolves
Nextage Systems Development
Object Technology Solutions
Prime Systems
Priori IT
Quadion Technologies
Quarksoft North America
Resource IT Solutions
Sapiens Software
Savantis Group
SecureWorks
Silver Peak
Storagecraft
Switch Software Solutions
TGV Americas
The C2 Group
Tintri
TISA Software
TUC Managed IT Solutions
Uruguay
Veeam Software
ViewSonic
VMware AirWatch
Zerto

Event Format

 
  Featuring Gartner – our strategic collaborator – to provide mid-market CIOs with exclusive access to current trends, research and the strategies needed in a time when midsize enterprises need to account for every IT investment made. Gain insights from seasoned Gartner analysts, leadership experts and leading technology suppliers.
The Solutions Pavilion show floor is an exciting, interactive setting for your live product demonstrations, face-to-face meetings, and networking.
Interactive Boardroom Appointments give you 30 minutes of dedicated presentation time to targeted groups of 12-15 pre-qualified IT executives segmented by technology interest
MES XCellence Awards where attendees honor the vendors with the most exceptional products, presentations, services and technologies they have seen throughout the event. This high profile event provides a showcased environment for your branding as well as an opportunity to address the entire audience.
Executive Keynote - Present to the full MES audience  where you can share your brand and industry perspective by having one of your experts speak.

MES Advisory Board

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

Speakers

Mike Cisek
Mike Cisek
Research Director, SMB Infrastructure & Operations, Gartner
Colella
Heather Colella
Research VP, Gartner
Adam Hils
Adam Hils
Research Director, Gartner
Linkner
Josh Linkner
Tech Entrepreneur, Hyper-Growth Leader, Venture Capitalist
Niel Nickolaisen
Niel Nickolaisen
Chief Technology Officer, OC Tanner
Ruggero
Jose Ruggero
Managing VP, Gartner
Brian Watson
Brian Watson
Co-Head, CIO Networks, Metis Strategy, Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO
Weinstein
Edward Weinstein
Research Director, Gartner
Jim Noble
Jim Noble
Co-Founder & CEO, The Advisory Council
Miller
Tom Miller
SVP & CIO, Anthem
Batista
Joe Batista
Chief Creatologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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 kducharme@thechannelcompany.com or 516.726.2940

 

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