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Date
September 16, 2018 to September 18, 2018
Location
San Diego, CA

The Largest Gathering of Midmarket CIOs and Senior IT Executives

A New Vision For The Midsize Enterprise CIO

IT leaders are facing pressure like never before — the pressure to determine and articulate the business value of a barrage of new technologies from AI to IoT to containers to public cloud. This pressure coupled with the need to meet the threats coming from all directions head-on is shaking the confidence of business leaders, customers and suppliers. In addition, the company data center needs to be modernized to accommodate all these coming realities. The executives best positioned to respond to this environment are you, today’s midmarket CIOs. However, a new roadmap is needed to execute at scale. To succeed, you must create a vision for leading IT within your company. As CIO, your new vision must communicate how the latest tech solutions will help your organization differentiate itself and come out on top of the competition.

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

The vast majority of I.T. infrastructure and systems we use in our business has been sourced through MES.
      
Terry Orletsky, VP of IT, The Ken Blanchard Companies
 
Admittedly, I was skeptical attending my first MES conference since I already had my share of vendors vying to get a slice of our IT budget. Imagine my surprise when MES proved to be the most valuable conference that I have attended to date. The boardroom style evaluations and networking opportunities are fantastic. I highly recommend accepting an MES invitation - it is time well spent.
      
Mark Murphy, IT Director, Celartem, Inc.
 
I would highly recommend MES for any technology leader that works in a midsize market organization! There is no other conference I attend where I get opportunities like this to network with peers and meaningfully connect with relevant, rightly sized vendor services.
      
-Josh Berry, Director of IT, Highland Community College
 
Are you in IT? Are you a leader in your company? Are you short on time and can't meet with vendors? Then MES is for you! 3 days of vendors pitching to you on the topics you care about. Why spend endless days with just 1 or 2 vendors when you can go thru 75-100 vendors quick and easy. I've come back from MES every year with more information and companies that have turned me from 'just looking' to 'customer'. Relationships you build at MES go beyond the boardroom, you have friendships, sounding boards, and good companies to bounce ideas and strategies off of. We may not all be in the same markets but we all are in the same roles! I would highly recommend MES for any technology leader that works in a midsize market organization! There is no other conference I attend where I get opportunities like this to network with peers and meaningfully connect with relevant, rightly sized vendor services.
      
- Ron Scott, IT Manager, Horizon Retail Construction
 

MES Fall 2018 Premier Sponsors

Gold

Outsource Brazil

Gold

Gold

Ruckus

Silver

Connection

Silver

WatchGuard

Platinum

HP Enterprise/Intel

Platinum

Mimecast

MES Fall 2018 Event Sponsors

Arctic Wolf
8x8
Barracuda Networks
Cambium Networks
Cato Networks
Coactive
InteliSecure
MSPWorx
StorageCraft
Technoloy Evaluation Centers
The Comtel Group
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 Manager, Summit Polymers
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
SVP/CIO, Woods
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)
Derek Christopher, CIO, Hines & Associates
Derek Christopher
CIO, Hines & Associates
Pontious
Doug Pontious
BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure Insurance
Crum
Jesse Crum
Director of IT and CSO, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
Wyderski
Mary Wyderski
Senior Director of Information Technology, DSC Logistics
Ellen Christy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ellen Christy
SCIO - Housing & Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Nick Dell
IT Manager, Midway Products Group
Leslie Cothren, IT Director, Universal Mental Health Services
Leslie Cothren
IT Director, Universal Mental Health Services
Jason Mason, SVP, IT, Winsight Media
Jason Mason
SVP, IT, Winsight Media
Derek Christopher, CIO, Hines & Associates
Derek Christopher
CIO, Hines & Associates

Thank you to our 2017 Speakers

Mike Cisek
Mike Cisek
Research Director, IT Operations, Gartner
Joe Mariano
Joe Mariano
Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
Neil Wynne, Gartner
Neil Wynne
Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
Robert DeMarzo
SVP, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company
Chris Laping, Founder, People Before Things
Chris Laping
Founder, People Before Things, LLC
Robert Rhame, Research Director, Gartner
Robert Rhame
Research Director, Gartner
Charley Thornton, The BRIEF Lab
Charley Thornton
Principal, Partner and Senior Facilitator, The BRIEF Lab
Vivek Swaminathan, Practice Leader, Gartner
Vivek Swaminathan
Practice Leader, Gartner
Niel Nickolaisen
Niel Nickolaisen
Chief Technology Officer, OC Tanner
Amy Blankson
Amy Blankson
Award Winning Author and Co-Founder, GoodThink
Vennard Wright, WSSC
Vennard Wright
CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Pontious
Doug Pontious
BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure Insurance
Aaron Geiger
Aaron Geiger
Chief Technology Officer, ARCO NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION
Wyderski
Mary Wyderski
Senior Director of Information Technology, DSC Logistics

Apply to Attend

Are you an IT Leader in a midsized company?  Register for Midsize Enterprise Summit.  There is no cost to apply and no cost to attend, if you qualify.  We host qualified midmarket IT buyers from the US and Canada. Hosted registration includes:

 

 

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 raised more than $2000 in donations to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.  More details regarding the charity we will be supporting in 2018 will be coming soon. Please check back soon.

 

 

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