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Date
September 17, 2017 to September 19, 2017
Location
San Antonio, TX

Building The Ultimate Team

CIOs must focus on building their extended dream teams or risk being marginalized. To consistently deliver exceptional value and efficiency, midmarket IT leaders must assemble and manage the best players in the business. Today’s sophisticated and tech-savvy workforce demands game-changing technology and competitive advantages for the business —and CIOs need to answer that call with an extended IT team of individuals inspired to innovate and move faster than ever. The dream team must include leading-edge staffers, skills-obsessed partners, vendors, providers, specialists and tech-oriented leaders embedded throughout the virtual organization. The Midsize Enterprise Summit is where today's IT leaders can gain the knowledge needed to piece together the team and understand how to get everyone working together for success.

 
MES is the Midmarket IT executive event of the year. No other event can offer IT decision makers with exclusive access to more than 80+ 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.

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

MES is absolutely amazing, it's one of the few if not the only conference of its type, that has a ton of real value to those that attend. The event actually delivers on what it promises. The time spent at MES was worth it's weight in gold. Strong valuable Keynotes, and well organized vendor relationship interactions really provide you with a wealth of knowledge.

– Matthew Thompson, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

 

This is the best conference of the year. Love the interaction with others in the midmarket space and vendors who understand our challenges.

– Dawn Marcova, TNT Fireworks

MES is a 3-day marathon but may be the best investment you make as a mid-market IT Leader. Never have I been to another conference that has better networking, leadership development, and vendor accessibility than at MES. The contacts and solutions I found will have immediate and long-term benefit for me and my organization.

– Michael Cross, Greenleaf Hospitality Group

Being a newcomer I was totally blown away at the value I got from the event, especially the boardroom sessions and the peer discussions within. Being focused on midsize enterprises also allow vendors to understand the constrains of the IT environment we are facing as midmarket organizations.

– Arthur Yam, Spicers Canada

A really amazing experience! I was able to network and learn from others outside of my industry. The boardroom experience was extremely valuable in providing education I couldn't find anywhere else! The conference is incredibly valuable to any IT leader wanting stay current on technology and network with peers!

– Jason Roberts, Barton Health

In IT we often go to very specific Vendor training or conferences, for years I've been looking for a vendor agnostic conference and to date this is the best one yet.

– Ben Littleton, Southern Ohio Medical Center

2017 Premier Sponsors

Gold

Outsource Brazil

Gold

Gold

Fortinet

Gold

Gold

Ruckus Wireless

Gold

ShoreTel

Silver

Argentina IT Delegation

Silver

Connection

Silver

Silver

Silver

WatchGuard

Platinum

HP Enterprise/Intel

Platinum

Mimecast

Platinum

Romania IT

Platinum

Scale Computing

2017 Event Sponsors

Accesa
Act MindsAct Minds
AROBS
Aurus-Software
Avaya
Borba & Lewis
Broadsoft
CareWorx
Code Factory
Concerto Cloud Services
Darktrace
Doc Process
Eaton
FireEye
Halski Systems
Holisun
IBM
Informatica
InteliSecure
iT1 Source
iTexico
Juniper Networks
Kaspersky Lab
KMC Controls
Konics
Koombea
Lenovo
LogRhythm
Making SenseMaking Sense
Netreo
Nutanix
Omniconvert
OnRamp
Pivot3
QS2 Point
Qualitance
Qubiz
Quimbik
Qumulo
Ropardo
ServiceNow/HighMetric
Silver Peak
Sirius Computer Solutions
Sophos with tagline
The Comtel Group
TotalDocs
Tremend
TypingDNA
Unify
UnitedLex
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

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
Chance Irvine
Chance Irvine
VP, IT Operations and Infrastructure, Proxibid, Inc
Glenn Leatherwood
Glenn Leatherwood
Manager of Internet and Portal Technologies, Valmont Industries
John Regula
VP/CIO, Allied Services
Tammy Barr
Tammy Barr
VP IS/CIO, Continental Mills
Jeff Lutes
Jeff Lutes
VP of Technology, Orlando Magic
Vennard Wright, WSSC
Vennard Wright
CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Melquist
Brian Melquist
IT Manager, Truck-Lite
Pontious
Doug Pontious
BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure Insurance
Crum
Jesse Crum
Director of IT and CSO, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
Wyderski
Mary Wyderski
VP of Technology, Professional Service Industries, Inc.
Ellen Christy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ellen Christy
SCIO - Housing & Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Nick Dell
IT Manager, Midway Products Group

Featured Speakers

Mike Cisek
Mike Cisek
Research Director, SMB Infrastructure & Operations, Gartner
Bernard Banks, Kellog School of Management
General Bernard Banks
Associate Dean, Leadership Development, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Don Yaeger
Don Yaeger
Inspirational Speaker , Don Yaeger
Charley Thornton, The BRIEF Lab
Charley Thornton
Principal, Partner and Senior Facilitator, The BRIEF Lab

Giving Back

Our Channel@Work program is the charitable component of Channel Company events. Channel@Work is designed to bring the MES family together, to support a local charity in the cities that host our events throughout the year.

At MES Fall 2017, we will be supporting Soldiers' Angels via a Used Electronics Donation Drive.  Together with The Wireless Alliance we will be collecting any and all used electronics (cell phones, batteries, cords, chargers and accessories as well as laptops and other electronics). The proceeds from the sale and recycling of these items will be donated Soldier's Angel.  And we'll be protecting the environment! This project involves good stewardship of our materials and environment, as it helps to prohibit these used cell phones, ink cartridges, and other items from overcrowding our landfills.

Soldiers' Angels provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and a growing veteran population.

To date, our volunteers have sent hundreds of thousands of care packages and millions of letters and cards to "adopted" deployed service members; we have supplied the wounded with over 25,000 of our First Response Backpacks directly at the Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan and the major military hospital in Germany, as well as provided care and comfort to those in stateside military and VA facilities; we have provided voice-controlled/adaptive laptops to over 6,000 severely-wounded service members, as well as other technology that supports rehabilitation. With the assistance of our generous supporters, the many volunteers of Soldiers' Angels have accomplished this and much, much more on behalf of the grateful citizens of the United States of America.

To see more about how Soldiers' Angels supports the troops and their families, read about our programs.

 

 

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