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Tue, May 22, 2018 to Wed, May 23, 2018
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Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
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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 Prioritize Your Security Initiatives


Mission Possible: IT Security Best Practices For The Midmarket

The IT professionals charged with leading their organization’s IT security strategy know they will never have enough budget or staff to ward off the biggest threats to their data assets. Given the heightened state of alert, business leaders think they may need the latest security technology in order to protect the company’s network and assets from sophisticated attacks. However, what IT security leaders really need to do is go back to basics and put into place security best practices that not only minimize business risk, but enable business success. For those professionals who must now demonstrate accountability to the Board and senior leaders, they need a practical IT security playbook that focuses not only the fundamentals, but also the right mix of partners and tech suppliers. 


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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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MES IT Security Summit is designed for IT Professionals who influence and recommend security strategies and set priorities for midsize organizations. These professionals are responsible for recommending vendors, partners, tech suppliers, outsourcing services in key areas and building their organization’s security strategy and practices.

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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Hotel Reservations:
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel Room Rate: $189 plus $ 10 resort fee and taxes
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Check-In Time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m.
Hotel Phone: 904-285-7777

Ground Transportation:
The Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa is 45 minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport. A taxi is approximately $75 and Uber is approximately $50-$60.

Valet Parking is $24 per overnight stay.
Self-Parking is $14 per overnight stay.

Hotel Overview
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 this elegant resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, next door to the legendary TPC® Sawgrass. The resort proudly offers 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.

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The midmarket attendees at MES: IT Security have made security a top initative for 2018. 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 $50MM - $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....


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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:
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Michael Chunn
Doug Pontious
Terry Orletsky
Herman Brown
Jim Crowe
Anh Tran
Ben Cranmore
Jason Mason
Michael McClure
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MES IT Security 2018 Presentations

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

AI – A Self Evolving Detection System
Keith Rayle, Strategist, Fortinet

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MES IT Security Keynote: Positioning Your Employees As A Security Asset, Not A Liability
Clay Posey, Associate Professor, Cyber Security Privacy Cluster, Dept. of Management, UCF
MES IT Security Vendor Briefing: Don't Set It And Forget It On Your Defensive Strategy
Wayson Vannatta, Chief Information Officer, WatchGuard
Whiteboarding Security Scenario 1: The Human Factor: How To Best Educate and Train Employees In Security Matters
Michael Chunn, Senior IT Manager, Security, Gesa Credit Union
Herman Brown, CIO, San Francisco District Attorney's Office 
Whiteboarding Security Scenario 2: Risk Assessments and Prioritizing Security Spend
Terry Orletsky, VP, Information Technology, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Whiteboarding Security Scenario 3: Building a Playbook For After The Breach
Doug Pontious, BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure
Ben Cranmore, CIO, Furniture Mart USA
MES IT Security Keynote: Moving From A Reactive To A Proactive Security Mindset
Candy Alexander, Virtual CISO, Cybersecurity Consultant, CISSP, CISM
  • 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.”



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



“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.
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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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 conference will provide you with strong prospects, deeper relationships and a better understanding of the midmarket IT leader's security needs.



Event Sponsors: 
Trend Micro
Arctic Wolf
Barracuda Networks
Carbon Black
Cisco Umbrella
Event Speakers: 
Clay Posey
Doug Pontious
Ben Cranmore
Herman Brown
Michael Chunn
Terry Orletsky
Jim Crowe
Candy Alexander
Roger Cressey
Keith Rayle
Wayson Vannatta
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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. 


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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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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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2018 Winner: Best Security Solution 

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2018 Winner: Best Executive Presentation 

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2018 Winner: Best Boardroom

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2018 Winner: Best Booth

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2018 Winner: Best In Show

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