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

Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall 2017 Presentations

Sunday, September 17, 2017

MES Keynote: Top Technology Trends In The Midmarket
Mike Cisek, Research Director, SMB Infrastructure & Operations, Gartner
MES Executive Keynote: Smart-Sourcing: Optimize IT Assets In An Increasingly Digital World
Robert Janssen, CEO, Brazil IT
MES Keynote: Fostering Growth in People and Organizations
General Bernard Banks, Associate Dean, Leadership Development, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Monday, September 18, 2017

Vendor Orientation
Lisa MacKenzie, Partner, Senior Vice President, The Channel Company
Vendor Breakfast And Gartner Midmarket Perspectives
Mike Cisek, Research Director, SMB Infrastructure & Operations, Gartner
MES Executive Keynote: Where, Oh Where, Should My Workload Go?
Joe Batista, Chief Creatologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
MES Tech Symposium: Ransomware: Dont Be the Next Victim
Brendan Patterson, Director Product Management, WatchGuard Technologies
Executive Session 2: Driving Outsourcing Deal Success With The Right Pricing Models, Relevant Behavior Drivers and Risk Analysis
Bill Mauer, Vice President and Research Director, Gartner
Executive Session 3: Peer Perspectives On Perfecting The Budget Process
Mary Wyderski, VP of Technology, Service Industries, Inc.
Aaron Geiger, Chief Technology Officer, ARCO NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION
Doug Pontious, BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure Insurance
Vennard Wright, CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Executive Session 1: Microservices: Public Cloud & Containers Enable a New Wave of Agile Architecture
Sagar Kadakia, Head of Data Science, Enterprise Technology Research
Breakout 1: Architecting Your Network And User Experience: QoS, IoT, and Security
Dale Oldenkamp, Consulting Systems Engineer-Mobility and Access, HPE Aruba
Breakout 2: Using Flash And Predictive Analytics To Reduce Business Risk
Nick Triantos, Field CTO and Storage Architect , HPE - Nimble Storage
The Sweet Life: How Hershey Deployed IoT—Lessons Learned For Every Midmarket IT Leader
George Lenhart, VP, Digital Transformation and Solutions, Systems One
Luis Morinigo, Practice Lead and Business Development Director for IoT and Advanced Analytics, New Signature

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MES Keynote: The Art of Story Telling--Turning Your Strategy Into An Action Adventure
Jose Ruggero, Managing VP, Gartner
MES Tech Symposium: Connection and Microsoft Azure; The Cloud Platform for Digital Transformation
Gina Montgomery, Microsoft Cloud Services, Connection
New Servers by HPE and Intel - They're Practically Magic!
Doug Strain, Server Management Software, HP Enterprise
Executive Session 1: Making the Most Of Your Cloud Office Offerings (Office 365 and Google Apps For Work)
Joe Mariano, Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
Executive Session 2: Reporting Cybersecurity and IT Risks To The Business
Neil Wynne, Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
Executive Session 3: Three Tools Every CIO Needs To Get To The Point When You Communicate
Charley Thornton, Principal, Partner and Senior Facilitator, The BRIEF Lab


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