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Date
September 18, 2016 to September 20, 2016
Location
Austin, TX
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 6:30 am to 1:30 pm

Falconhead Golf Course

Golf Tournament

PLEASE NOTE:  Golf is now full. We can no longer accept new golfers.  

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion (Vendor Set-up)
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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration

Pick up your conference badge and personalized schedule at registration, then stop back any time you have questions or feedback that you'd like to share.  The MES Event staff is there to help you! 

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Room 401

MES Training for International Sponsors

This training will provide our International Spnosors the best practices for engaging with MES attendees and getting the most ROI from the event.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 2:30 pm to 2:50 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Orientation

CIOs and Senior IT Leaders hear tips and tricks from staff and advisory board members to make the most of their time at MES.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Welcome & Midmarket Overview

Hear perspectives on the State of the Midmarket based on insight drawn from hundreds of senior IT leaders who attend the Midsize Enterprise Summits. The biggest challenges and opportunities facing midmarket CIOs and IT leaders will be discussed along with their top technology priorities. In this fast-paced session you will have a chance to benchmark your priorities against your peer set allowing you to make strategic adjustments to your business plan. This research and insight is exclusively shared with MES attendees to help them make the right decisions going forward and help their senior leaders understand the midmarket landscape.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Executive Keynote: Expand Your Possibilities, Not Your Data Center

Hyper-converged infrastructure is overtaking traditional IT and growing faster than public cloud. What’s driving this momentum? Today’s business and IT leaders are recognizing the potential of hyper-convergence to drive down operational costs, fuel future growth and edge out competitors. When it comes to hyper-convergence, statistics tell the story. For customers who have implemented hyper-convergence solutions, they have seen an 81 percent increase in time spent on innovation; a 73 percent TCO savings compared to traditional IT infrastructure; and up to a 49 percent TCO savings compared with Amazon Web Services. In addition, customers reported a 10:1 device reduction. Join this SimpliVity keynote presentation from Marty Sanders, vice president, Americas, a thought leader in hyper-convergence. He will discuss how hyper-convergence can help midsize enterprise CIOs and IT leaders expand their reach, possibilities and impact—without expanding their data center footprint.  

 

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Vendor Spotlight Interviews: Global Technology Solutions Group & Rimini Street

The industry is changing from minute to minute so why not spend a few precious minutes getting to know some of today’s leading service and technology suppliers. Each company featured in the MES Vendor Spotlight interview, hosted by MES’ SVP Robert DeMarzo, will provide insight into their value proposition and how their solutions can benefit CIOs and senior IT leaders. Some people say you can live a lifetime in a minute. If that is the case, come and spend a few minutes as these companies tell attendees how they can improve the lives of employees, customers and organizations. Just remember what Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers sang, “minute by minute by minute by minute…” You know the rest. Come and enjoy.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

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MES Boardroom Peer-to-Peer Meet & Greet

The interactive boardrooms are one of the core components of the MES agenda.  This meet and greet session will allow you to better understand how the boardrooms work and how you can get the most value out of them.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 4:55 pm to 5:25 pm

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MES Interactive Boardroom
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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

MES Networking Break
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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Keynote: The Storyteller's Secret--How Narrative Intelligence Can Transform Your Organization

Want to elevate efficiency, increase buy-in from stakeholders, and decrease frustration upstream and down? Build a team of master storytellers.

Blockbuster films, timeless literature, memorable journalism, and the funniest jokes— they're all powered by the same fuel: masterful stories. That same narrative power is central to the most dynamic teams and the most innovative companies, all of whom have uncovered a single secret: all effective communication is simply good storytelling.
Revealing we are all storytellers at heart, Jason helps to build the capacity to understand how stories work, how they're built, and why they stick. Transforming an organization's communications practices, graduating them from clumsy to focused, from random to intentional, from scattered to purposeful, Jason explores the power of narrative design.
In this fast-paced, inventive keynote, you'll be handed tools used by the greatest storytellers of our time, and you'll build muscle as they have, learning how to aggregate, curate, and amplify your message. Putting those story-making tools to use, you'll elevate standard keynotes into contagious messages, transform conference room presentations into memorable experiences, and convert the most mundane email chains and team meetings into behavior-changing, performance-driving events. And you'll do it all on the back on a shared, fundamental human hunger for stories that move, motivate, and matter.
 
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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 5

MES Welcome Reception

Enjoy food and drinks while networking with vendors and attendees.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

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Sponsored Receptions (Invitation Only)

Sponsored Receptions are a great networking opportunity for attendees.  Keep an eye out for your invtiation!

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 7:00 am to 7:45 am

JW Grand Ballroom 5

Networking Breakfast

Take time to recharge the batteries and enjoy a meal with your fellow CIOs and senior IT leaders. This is time exclusively designed so attendees and technology suppliers can have private conversations, compare notes and build new relationships.  

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 7:00 am to 7:45 am

JW Grand Ballroom 4

Vendor Breakfast and Gartner Midmarket Perspectives for Technology Suppliers

Get an overview of Gartner's latest midmarket research, including strategies, opportunities, trends, priorities and challenges. This is a must-attend session for vendors and sponsors.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 7:00 am to 11:30 am

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion (Vendor Set-up)
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 8:00 am to 8:10 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Morning Remarks
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 8:10 am to 8:40 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Keynote: Midsize Enterprise IT Leaders Unplugged--Lessons From The Nexus of Business And Technology

Find out how three IT leaders are positioning themselves at the nexus of business and technology to help their companies adapt quickly to today’s dynamic business environment. Each of these IT leaders has responded to a unique set of challenges requiring them to orchestrate and implement a business technology solution. Find out how these executives influenced and navigated their internal decision making processes and leveraged technology partners and other resources to achieve the desired result.  Attendees will hear their stories, advice and learn what they see as the next big challenge.  This discussion will be moderated by Hewlett Packard Enterprise's West Regional Sales Director, Domingo Cortes.

 

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 8:40 am to 9:10 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES CIO Interview

Brian Watson is the co-author of Confessions of a Successful CIO: How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business Challenges (Wiley, March 2014), and writes the "CIO Confessions" column for CIO.com. He will interview a top CIO onstage, seeking answers on:

  • How have they handled their most challenging business problems
  • How do they anticipate changes to their business and respond—before the business comes knocking
  • How they make critical decisions around strategy and IT to not only benefit their companies, but in some cases, to save them from becoming obsolete.
  • What are their perspectives on managing people, crises and balancing the risks and rewards of their "bet the farm" strategies
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 9:10 am to 9:25 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Tech Symposium: Agility is Key to Effectively Detect and Mitigate a Breach

From a security perspective, the world has changed dramatically in the last ten years.  Your cyber threat defense plan for your business is the new front line.  Small teams of sophisticated hackers are taking out huge organizations who’ve spent millions on security.  So, how do you with limited staff, budget and tools effectively defend your organization if even the largest enterprises aren’t able to? On top of that, your IT infrastructure is required to be more flexible and open than ever before to support hybrid cloud, SDN, virtualization, BYOD – an always on, global economy.  Current security approaches are structurally flawed to address today’s environment.

 

In this session, Meftah will cover a proven new approach that supports flexibility yet maintains control through orchestration and visibility enabling organizations of all sizes but especially the midsized organizations to more quickly and effectively detect and mitigate a breach. The age of point products to address the latest threat in the threat cycle is gone. Meftah will also explain why agility is rapidly becoming the most important attribute of threat detection.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 9:25 am to 9:30 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Vendor Spotlight Interviews: Digital Fortress and Netreo

The industry is changing from minute to minute so why not spend a few precious minutes getting to know some of today’s leading service and technology suppliers. Each company featured in the MES Vendor Spotlight interview, hosted by MES’ SVP Robert DeMarzo, will provide insight into their value proposition and how their solutions can benefit CIOs and senior IT leaders. Some people say you can live a lifetime in a minute. If that is the case, come and spend a few minutes as these companies tell attendees how they can improve the lives of employees, customers and organizations. Just remember what Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers sang, “minute by minute by minute by minute…” You know the rest. Come and enjoy.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 9:45 am to 11:35 am

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

CIOs and senior IT leaders are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 9:45 am to 11:35 am

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 2

Executive Session 1: Optimizing an Off-Prem and All-Cloud Architecture to Maximize ROI for Midsize Enterprises

Midsize Enterprises may be best positioned to capture and maximize the ROI of off-premise and public cloud deployments over the next few years.  See how your Midsize Enterprise can leverage these offerings to increase efficiency, decrease vendor lock-in and maximize ROI. 

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 3

Executive Session 2: Achieving Professional Growth And Building Powerful Teams

This session, led by one of the nation’s top midmarket executive recruiters, will explore the following: How do IT leaders grow as individuals and how they can they grow their teams. IT leaders will gain an understanding of how to determine if potential or existing team members can scale and adapt to changing circumstances. This session will be led by veteran executive recruiter Tony Leng who will explain why the job we do today is seldom the job we do tomorrow. He will also delve into the content of one of his favorite quotes--“what got us here won’t get us there.” In today’s world, the CIO is becoming an integral part of the senior leadership team and is increasingly playing a role at the Board level and sitting on outside boards. Key takeaways include understanding current perspectives, and the perspectives of others and how to elevate leadership as CIOs move up the organization?

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 4

Executive Session 3: How To Develop a One Page Midmarket Cloud Strategy

Help with the design of an agile decision-making framework to visually compare and contrast current infrastructure and application workloads against a dynamic vendor landscape filled with cloud-based solutions of varying maturity.

  • Provide ways to communicate the organization's cloud strategy to business leaders looking to take advantage of cloud services' perceived benefits (e.g., decreased capital expenditures, shorter deployment cycles and agility) to drive growth and improve business outcomes.
  • Enhance visibility and focus on the most-significant IT investments, which represent the greatest potential risks and/or benefits and will ensure that the decision to move to cloud solutions is beneficial from an IT and business perspective.
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 5

MES Lunch & Learn--Peer Perspectives On Today's Hottest Issues

This networking luncheon will feature insightful and educational peer-led conversations around some of the most pressing issues facing IT leaders of midsize enterprises. A leader will be assigned to each MES luncheon table who will be responsible for initiating and fostering a conversation around the topics listed below among others. At each table, IT leaders will gain insight from their peers and have the opportunity to ask questions and be heard. Peer perspective is rated as one of the most important components of the MES experience so don’t miss this valuable opportunity and discussion. Table topics include:

•    The role of the IT leader
•    Best practices working with line of business
•    IT as a value generator vs. cost center
•    IT security priorities
•    Infrastructure initiative over the next 12 months
•    Top application initiatives
•    Investment plans for IoT
•    Public and hybrid cloud strategies
•    How solution provider/VAR/IT consultant/integrators can better service your needs
•    Best of breed vendors

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion Booth Preview

Checkout all of our sponsors in the Solutions Pavilion.  Make a list of who you want to spend more time with over the next two days.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 2:15 pm to 3:25 pm

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

Senior IT Leaders are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 2:15 pm to 3:25 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 4:10 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 2

Technology Power Session 1: How To Simplify Infrastructure With Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hyper-Converged Systems

Simple and innovative all-in-one virtualization solutions integrate compute, software-defined storage and software-defined intelligence so IT leaders can easily deploy virtual machines, simplify IT operations and reduce costs. Attendees will learn how a consumer-inspired user experience makes managing VMs simple for IT generalists, enabling VM deployment in just 5 clicks and hardware and firmware updates in just 3 clicks. This solution also provides instant diagnostics and analytics to respond faster to business needs.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 4:10 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 3

Technology Power Session 2: Big Data--Options For Empowerment

Mid-sized businesses of all kinds are looking for an edge that will accelerate their growth.  There has been a lot of noise around big data recently, mostly in the enterprise space. In this session, attendees will gain a better understanding of the  benefits of a proper data analysis effort. HP E will also present some customer case studies in the midmarket and potential architectures that companies can deploy to raise the level of data value in the organization.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 4:10 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 4

Technology Power Session 3: Make The Move To An All-Mobile Workplace

New innovations in wireless networking, policy management and location-based services can rapidly transform today’s legacy workplace into an all-mobile workplace. However, organizations need to move aggressively to a strategy that balances freedom of access with the security to protect confidential data. This session will offer IT leaders insight into the top challenges in network management and the weakest areas of endpoint device security monitoring. Attendees will also hear how Aruba’s ClearPass policy-management system can help IT leaders keep out the cybercriminals, hacktivists, and spies while keeping users happy and productive.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 4:20 pm to 5:30 pm

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

Senior IT Leaders and CIOs are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 4:20 pm to 5:30 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Keynote: Burn the Box--A Blueprint for Disruptive Thinking

Daron K. Roberts went from Harvard Law School to become an NFL coach. His talk will guide you through the reflection points and strategy necessary to spur creativity and innovation. 

For Daron Roberts, founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (CSLi) at The University of Texas at Austin, the transition from NFL grunt to defensive assistant coach wasn’t an obvious one. He earned a Plan II honors degree in government from UT in 2001, followed by graduate degrees in public policy and law from Harvard. He had a job offer from law firm Vinson & Elkins—along with more than $120,000 in student loan debt—when he volunteered to help run a two-day high school football training camp for fun. Instead of starting work with V&E when he got back, he packed up and headed to Kansas City to try his luck in coaching. Roberts says it’s the best thing he’s ever done. Moreover, what he learned from coaching translates into how he works with Charlie Strong and the CSLi, and many of the NFL’s best lessons apply to managers and CEOs of any organization.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Tech Symposium: Security for a New World

Let’s face it, the cybersecurity threats that organizations face today are only growing in strength and frequency and the stakes have never been higher. Traditional approaches to securing your network and critical assets are often difficult to implement, manage and rely on solutions from a multitude of sources. Join Joe Sykora, VP Americas Channels & Enhanced Technologies, Fortinet, to explore why a cybersecurity solution that is scalable, aware, secure, actionable and open is not only essential to stay ahead of threats, but possible today."

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion

Sponsors showcase their products and solutions in booths on the show floor.  It is an exciting, interactive setting for live product demonstrations, face-to-face conversations and networking

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-One with IT Executives

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled. 

Analysts are available to attendees during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

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Private Dinners

Sponsored private dinners are a great way to end the day.  Keep an eye out for your invtiation!

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 7:00 am to 7:45 am

JW Grand Ballroom 5

Networking Breakfast

Take time to recharge the batteries and enjoy a meal with your fellow CIOs and senior IT leaders. This is time exclusively designed so attendees and technology suppliers can have private conversations, compare notes and build new relationships.  

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 8:15 am to 9:00 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Keynote: The CIO 2030 Algorithm

By 2030 the impact of technology will have replaced the routine and ordinary in daily business, substantially altering how the role of CIO is performed.  What are the drivers of these changes? What is the new CIO algorithm? How can CIOs prepare for the future ahead?

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:00 am to 9:20 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Tech Symposium: Leverage Technology Innovation To Achieve Business Success

As technology and IT infrastructure continue to evolve, several emerging technologies are disrupting the heart of IT. SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Keith Collins will explore these disruptions and illustrate how technology innovation can create business success. Collins will share his insight on the unique challenges and opportunities facing midmarket organizations in this new age of ubiquitous data and computational power. Key takeaways from this session include:

•        How big data and analytics are impacting the role of IT

•        How business leaders should collaborate with IT and help equip their organizations with the right analytical capabilities

•        How SAS has helped other midmarket organizations achieve significant results through analytics

 

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:20 am to 9:40 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Tech Symposium: Building the Perfect Solution Partnership, One Brick at a Time. Are You Ready? No, Seriously. Ruckus Ready!

Building the perfect relationship is like building a perfect wall…it’s hard.  Join Ruckus Wireless as we work together alongside our solution providers to build relationships, capabilities, and most importantly….profit!  We’ll help you take advantage of our Ruckus Ready Solution 

 

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:40 am to 9:45 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Vendor Spotlight Interviews: LogRhythm and CenturyLink

The industry is changing from minute to minute so why not spend a few precious minutes getting to know some of today’s leading service and technology suppliers. Each company featured in the MES Vendor Spotlight interview, hosted by MES’ SVP Robert DeMarzo, will provide insight into their value proposition and how their solutions can benefit CIOs and senior IT leaders. Some people say you can live a lifetime in a minute. If that is the case, come and spend a few minutes as these companies tell attendees how they can improve the lives of employees, customers and organizations. Just remember what Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers sang, “minute by minute by minute by minute…” You know the rest. Come and enjoy.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:50 am

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

Senior IT Leaders and CIOs are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:50 am

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Grand Ballroom 5

Networking Lunch

Take time to recharge the batteries and enjoy a meal with your fellow CIOs and senior IT leaders. This is time exclusively designed so attendees and technology suppliers can have private conversations, compare notes and build new relationships.  

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break
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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 2

Executive Session 1: Top Data Security Requirements for the Midmarket

Security continues to be one of the biggest priorities for midmarket IT leaders.  In this session, we will cover key questions, such as: 

  • What are some of the top data security risks for the Midmarket?
  • How can Midsize Enterprises Mitigate Data Security Risks?
  • What Vendors and Products can best help Midsize Enterprises with Data Security?
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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 3

Executive Session 2: The Rapidly Changing World of Business Applications
  • How are business applications evolving and which HooF (Hybrid, On-Prem, Outsource and Filled) scenarios will dominate?

  • What are the primary changes for post-modern ERP and CRM business applications that you need to plan for now?

  • How do you create an application strategy to support you digital business?

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 4

Executive Session 3: Achieving Professional Growth And Building Powerful Teams

This session, led by one of the nation’s top midmarket executive recruiters, will explore the following: How do IT leaders grow as individuals and how they can they grow their teams. IT leaders will gain an understanding of how to determine if potential or existing team members can scale and adapt to changing circumstances. This session will be led by veteran executive recruiter Tony Leng who will explain why the job we do today is seldom the job we do tomorrow. He will also delve into the content of one of his favorite quotes--“what got us here won’t get us there.” In today’s world, the CIO is becoming an integral part of the senior leadership team and is increasingly playing a role at the Board level and sitting on outside boards. Key takeaways include understanding curr

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:45 pm to 5:20 pm

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

Senior IT Leaders and CIOs are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:45 pm to 5:20 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion

Sponsors showcase their products and solutions in booths on the show floor.  It is an exciting, interactive setting for live product demonstrations, face-to-face conversations and networking.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones with IT Executives

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled. 

Analysts are available to attendees during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion (Vendor Tear Down)

Vendors can tear down their booths during this designated time period.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Room 401

Top Midmarket Executives List Networking Mixer

A private networking event for the industry leaders named to our 2016 Top Midmarket Executives List . 

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

Midsize Enterprise XCellence Awards

The MES XCellence Awards measure IT executive attendee perceptions of sponsor products, services, and presentations during the event.  The awards program will recognize the companies who earned the most votes at Midsize Enterprise Summit.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:30 pm to Wed, Sep 21, 2016 - 12:00 am

Speakeasy Austin

MES After Party

Join us for the MES After Party, where we'll rock the night away at one of the coolest venues in downtown Austin - Speakeasy Austin

  

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Wed, Sep 21, 2016 - 7:00 am to 10:00 am

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion (Vendor Tear Down)

Vendors can tear down their booths during this designated time period.

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Wed, Sep 21, 2016 - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Room 408-409

MES CIO Bootcamp: The Practices of a Transformational Leader

The CIO Bootcamp Fee is $99.  Space is Limited.

For more information, or to register for the CIO Bootcamp, please contact Deven Plant:  dplant@thechannelcompany.com

This Strategic CIO Bootcamp will help IT leaders deal with constant, accelerating change driven by technology and incredibly high expectations from both internal and external customers. Surviving and thriving in this environment requires IT leaders who can reliably deliver the following:

• Innovation that drives the organization forward
• Innovation centered on creating competitive advantage
• Results in the face of dramatic change and ambiguity
• A culture of motivation and agility
• Relationships of trust both inside and outside of the organization

In short, as IT leaders we need to transform our roles and our departments. But, what can we use to pull off this transformation? In this strategic workshop, we focus on, teach and practice the tools of transformational leadership.

Part one of the training dives deep into the Business Value Model, Purpose Alignment, and Design for Information (the key to delivering exceptional analytics and decision support). These tools are proven and can be put to use immediately. Part two of the training covers tools leaders use to re-define their roles using the Trust/ Ownership Model including agile principles, Proactive Service Level Improvement, the Collaboration Process, lean for IT, Macro-Cube, Meaningful Metrics, and Beyond Agile

All of these tools are concrete, pragmatic, and usable. After each part of the training, participants are ready to use the tools to re-define their roles and deliver what their organizations need – brilliant leadership.

Our Bootcamp leader, Niel Nickolaisen, is a practicing CIO who has developed and used these tools to transform a variety of IT departments. In his most recent role, Niel turned an IT department with neither credibility nor morale (the organization had made the decision that all new projects would be done outside of IT) into a high-energy, high-performance team whose work successfully changed the direction and results of the entire company.

 

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 6:30 am to 1:30 pm

Falconhead Golf Course

Golf Tournament

PLEASE NOTE:  Golf is now full. We can no longer accept new golfers.  

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion (Vendor Set-up)
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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration

Pick up your conference badge and personalized schedule at registration, then stop back any time you have questions or feedback that you'd like to share.  The MES Event staff is there to help you! 

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Room 401

MES Training for International Sponsors

This training will provide our International Spnosors the best practices for engaging with MES attendees and getting the most ROI from the event.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 2:30 pm to 2:50 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Orientation

CIOs and Senior IT Leaders hear tips and tricks from staff and advisory board members to make the most of their time at MES.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Welcome & Midmarket Overview

Hear perspectives on the State of the Midmarket based on insight drawn from hundreds of senior IT leaders who attend the Midsize Enterprise Summits. The biggest challenges and opportunities facing midmarket CIOs and IT leaders will be discussed along with their top technology priorities. In this fast-paced session you will have a chance to benchmark your priorities against your peer set allowing you to make strategic adjustments to your business plan. This research and insight is exclusively shared with MES attendees to help them make the right decisions going forward and help their senior leaders understand the midmarket landscape.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Executive Keynote: Expand Your Possibilities, Not Your Data Center

Hyper-converged infrastructure is overtaking traditional IT and growing faster than public cloud. What’s driving this momentum? Today’s business and IT leaders are recognizing the potential of hyper-convergence to drive down operational costs, fuel future growth and edge out competitors. When it comes to hyper-convergence, statistics tell the story. For customers who have implemented hyper-convergence solutions, they have seen an 81 percent increase in time spent on innovation; a 73 percent TCO savings compared to traditional IT infrastructure; and up to a 49 percent TCO savings compared with Amazon Web Services. In addition, customers reported a 10:1 device reduction. Join this SimpliVity keynote presentation from Marty Sanders, vice president, Americas, a thought leader in hyper-convergence. He will discuss how hyper-convergence can help midsize enterprise CIOs and IT leaders expand their reach, possibilities and impact—without expanding their data center footprint.  

 

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Vendor Spotlight Interviews: Global Technology Solutions Group & Rimini Street

The industry is changing from minute to minute so why not spend a few precious minutes getting to know some of today’s leading service and technology suppliers. Each company featured in the MES Vendor Spotlight interview, hosted by MES’ SVP Robert DeMarzo, will provide insight into their value proposition and how their solutions can benefit CIOs and senior IT leaders. Some people say you can live a lifetime in a minute. If that is the case, come and spend a few minutes as these companies tell attendees how they can improve the lives of employees, customers and organizations. Just remember what Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers sang, “minute by minute by minute by minute…” You know the rest. Come and enjoy.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

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MES Boardroom Peer-to-Peer Meet & Greet

The interactive boardrooms are one of the core components of the MES agenda.  This meet and greet session will allow you to better understand how the boardrooms work and how you can get the most value out of them.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 4:55 pm to 5:25 pm

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MES Interactive Boardroom
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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

MES Networking Break
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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Keynote: The Storyteller's Secret--How Narrative Intelligence Can Transform Your Organization

Want to elevate efficiency, increase buy-in from stakeholders, and decrease frustration upstream and down? Build a team of master storytellers.

Blockbuster films, timeless literature, memorable journalism, and the funniest jokes— they're all powered by the same fuel: masterful stories. That same narrative power is central to the most dynamic teams and the most innovative companies, all of whom have uncovered a single secret: all effective communication is simply good storytelling.
Revealing we are all storytellers at heart, Jason helps to build the capacity to understand how stories work, how they're built, and why they stick. Transforming an organization's communications practices, graduating them from clumsy to focused, from random to intentional, from scattered to purposeful, Jason explores the power of narrative design.
In this fast-paced, inventive keynote, you'll be handed tools used by the greatest storytellers of our time, and you'll build muscle as they have, learning how to aggregate, curate, and amplify your message. Putting those story-making tools to use, you'll elevate standard keynotes into contagious messages, transform conference room presentations into memorable experiences, and convert the most mundane email chains and team meetings into behavior-changing, performance-driving events. And you'll do it all on the back on a shared, fundamental human hunger for stories that move, motivate, and matter.
 
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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 5

MES Welcome Reception

Enjoy food and drinks while networking with vendors and attendees.

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Sun, Sep 18, 2016 - 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

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Sponsored Receptions (Invitation Only)

Sponsored Receptions are a great networking opportunity for attendees.  Keep an eye out for your invtiation!

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 7:00 am to 7:45 am

JW Grand Ballroom 5

Networking Breakfast

Take time to recharge the batteries and enjoy a meal with your fellow CIOs and senior IT leaders. This is time exclusively designed so attendees and technology suppliers can have private conversations, compare notes and build new relationships.  

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 7:00 am to 7:45 am

JW Grand Ballroom 4

Vendor Breakfast and Gartner Midmarket Perspectives for Technology Suppliers

Get an overview of Gartner's latest midmarket research, including strategies, opportunities, trends, priorities and challenges. This is a must-attend session for vendors and sponsors.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 7:00 am to 11:30 am

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion (Vendor Set-up)
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 8:00 am to 8:10 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Morning Remarks
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 8:10 am to 8:40 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Keynote: Midsize Enterprise IT Leaders Unplugged--Lessons From The Nexus of Business And Technology

Find out how three IT leaders are positioning themselves at the nexus of business and technology to help their companies adapt quickly to today’s dynamic business environment. Each of these IT leaders has responded to a unique set of challenges requiring them to orchestrate and implement a business technology solution. Find out how these executives influenced and navigated their internal decision making processes and leveraged technology partners and other resources to achieve the desired result.  Attendees will hear their stories, advice and learn what they see as the next big challenge.  This discussion will be moderated by Hewlett Packard Enterprise's West Regional Sales Director, Domingo Cortes.

 

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 8:40 am to 9:10 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES CIO Interview

Brian Watson is the co-author of Confessions of a Successful CIO: How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business Challenges (Wiley, March 2014), and writes the "CIO Confessions" column for CIO.com. He will interview a top CIO onstage, seeking answers on:

  • How have they handled their most challenging business problems
  • How do they anticipate changes to their business and respond—before the business comes knocking
  • How they make critical decisions around strategy and IT to not only benefit their companies, but in some cases, to save them from becoming obsolete.
  • What are their perspectives on managing people, crises and balancing the risks and rewards of their "bet the farm" strategies
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 9:10 am to 9:25 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Tech Symposium: Agility is Key to Effectively Detect and Mitigate a Breach

From a security perspective, the world has changed dramatically in the last ten years.  Your cyber threat defense plan for your business is the new front line.  Small teams of sophisticated hackers are taking out huge organizations who’ve spent millions on security.  So, how do you with limited staff, budget and tools effectively defend your organization if even the largest enterprises aren’t able to? On top of that, your IT infrastructure is required to be more flexible and open than ever before to support hybrid cloud, SDN, virtualization, BYOD – an always on, global economy.  Current security approaches are structurally flawed to address today’s environment.

 

In this session, Meftah will cover a proven new approach that supports flexibility yet maintains control through orchestration and visibility enabling organizations of all sizes but especially the midsized organizations to more quickly and effectively detect and mitigate a breach. The age of point products to address the latest threat in the threat cycle is gone. Meftah will also explain why agility is rapidly becoming the most important attribute of threat detection.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 9:25 am to 9:30 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Vendor Spotlight Interviews: Digital Fortress and Netreo

The industry is changing from minute to minute so why not spend a few precious minutes getting to know some of today’s leading service and technology suppliers. Each company featured in the MES Vendor Spotlight interview, hosted by MES’ SVP Robert DeMarzo, will provide insight into their value proposition and how their solutions can benefit CIOs and senior IT leaders. Some people say you can live a lifetime in a minute. If that is the case, come and spend a few minutes as these companies tell attendees how they can improve the lives of employees, customers and organizations. Just remember what Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers sang, “minute by minute by minute by minute…” You know the rest. Come and enjoy.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 9:45 am to 11:35 am

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

CIOs and senior IT leaders are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 9:45 am to 11:35 am

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 2

Executive Session 1: Optimizing an Off-Prem and All-Cloud Architecture to Maximize ROI for Midsize Enterprises

Midsize Enterprises may be best positioned to capture and maximize the ROI of off-premise and public cloud deployments over the next few years.  See how your Midsize Enterprise can leverage these offerings to increase efficiency, decrease vendor lock-in and maximize ROI. 

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 3

Executive Session 2: Achieving Professional Growth And Building Powerful Teams

This session, led by one of the nation’s top midmarket executive recruiters, will explore the following: How do IT leaders grow as individuals and how they can they grow their teams. IT leaders will gain an understanding of how to determine if potential or existing team members can scale and adapt to changing circumstances. This session will be led by veteran executive recruiter Tony Leng who will explain why the job we do today is seldom the job we do tomorrow. He will also delve into the content of one of his favorite quotes--“what got us here won’t get us there.” In today’s world, the CIO is becoming an integral part of the senior leadership team and is increasingly playing a role at the Board level and sitting on outside boards. Key takeaways include understanding current perspectives, and the perspectives of others and how to elevate leadership as CIOs move up the organization?

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 4

Executive Session 3: How To Develop a One Page Midmarket Cloud Strategy

Help with the design of an agile decision-making framework to visually compare and contrast current infrastructure and application workloads against a dynamic vendor landscape filled with cloud-based solutions of varying maturity.

  • Provide ways to communicate the organization's cloud strategy to business leaders looking to take advantage of cloud services' perceived benefits (e.g., decreased capital expenditures, shorter deployment cycles and agility) to drive growth and improve business outcomes.
  • Enhance visibility and focus on the most-significant IT investments, which represent the greatest potential risks and/or benefits and will ensure that the decision to move to cloud solutions is beneficial from an IT and business perspective.
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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 5

MES Lunch & Learn--Peer Perspectives On Today's Hottest Issues

This networking luncheon will feature insightful and educational peer-led conversations around some of the most pressing issues facing IT leaders of midsize enterprises. A leader will be assigned to each MES luncheon table who will be responsible for initiating and fostering a conversation around the topics listed below among others. At each table, IT leaders will gain insight from their peers and have the opportunity to ask questions and be heard. Peer perspective is rated as one of the most important components of the MES experience so don’t miss this valuable opportunity and discussion. Table topics include:

•    The role of the IT leader
•    Best practices working with line of business
•    IT as a value generator vs. cost center
•    IT security priorities
•    Infrastructure initiative over the next 12 months
•    Top application initiatives
•    Investment plans for IoT
•    Public and hybrid cloud strategies
•    How solution provider/VAR/IT consultant/integrators can better service your needs
•    Best of breed vendors

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion Booth Preview

Checkout all of our sponsors in the Solutions Pavilion.  Make a list of who you want to spend more time with over the next two days.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 2:15 pm to 3:25 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 2:15 pm to 3:25 pm

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

Senior IT Leaders are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 4:10 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 2

Technology Power Session 1: How To Simplify Infrastructure With Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hyper-Converged Systems

Simple and innovative all-in-one virtualization solutions integrate compute, software-defined storage and software-defined intelligence so IT leaders can easily deploy virtual machines, simplify IT operations and reduce costs. Attendees will learn how a consumer-inspired user experience makes managing VMs simple for IT generalists, enabling VM deployment in just 5 clicks and hardware and firmware updates in just 3 clicks. This solution also provides instant diagnostics and analytics to respond faster to business needs.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 4:10 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 3

Technology Power Session 2: Big Data--Options For Empowerment

Mid-sized businesses of all kinds are looking for an edge that will accelerate their growth.  There has been a lot of noise around big data recently, mostly in the enterprise space. In this session, attendees will gain a better understanding of the  benefits of a proper data analysis effort. HP E will also present some customer case studies in the midmarket and potential architectures that companies can deploy to raise the level of data value in the organization.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 4:10 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 4

Technology Power Session 3: Make The Move To An All-Mobile Workplace

New innovations in wireless networking, policy management and location-based services can rapidly transform today’s legacy workplace into an all-mobile workplace. However, organizations need to move aggressively to a strategy that balances freedom of access with the security to protect confidential data. This session will offer IT leaders insight into the top challenges in network management and the weakest areas of endpoint device security monitoring. Attendees will also hear how Aruba’s ClearPass policy-management system can help IT leaders keep out the cybercriminals, hacktivists, and spies while keeping users happy and productive.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 4:20 pm to 5:30 pm

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

Senior IT Leaders and CIOs are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 4:20 pm to 5:30 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Keynote: Burn the Box--A Blueprint for Disruptive Thinking

Daron K. Roberts went from Harvard Law School to become an NFL coach. His talk will guide you through the reflection points and strategy necessary to spur creativity and innovation. 

For Daron Roberts, founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (CSLi) at The University of Texas at Austin, the transition from NFL grunt to defensive assistant coach wasn’t an obvious one. He earned a Plan II honors degree in government from UT in 2001, followed by graduate degrees in public policy and law from Harvard. He had a job offer from law firm Vinson & Elkins—along with more than $120,000 in student loan debt—when he volunteered to help run a two-day high school football training camp for fun. Instead of starting work with V&E when he got back, he packed up and headed to Kansas City to try his luck in coaching. Roberts says it’s the best thing he’s ever done. Moreover, what he learned from coaching translates into how he works with Charlie Strong and the CSLi, and many of the NFL’s best lessons apply to managers and CEOs of any organization.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Tech Symposium: Security for a New World

Let’s face it, the cybersecurity threats that organizations face today are only growing in strength and frequency and the stakes have never been higher. Traditional approaches to securing your network and critical assets are often difficult to implement, manage and rely on solutions from a multitude of sources. Join Joe Sykora, VP Americas Channels & Enhanced Technologies, Fortinet, to explore why a cybersecurity solution that is scalable, aware, secure, actionable and open is not only essential to stay ahead of threats, but possible today."

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion

Sponsors showcase their products and solutions in booths on the show floor.  It is an exciting, interactive setting for live product demonstrations, face-to-face conversations and networking

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-One with IT Executives

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled. 

Analysts are available to attendees during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

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Private Dinners

Sponsored private dinners are a great way to end the day.  Keep an eye out for your invtiation!

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 7:00 am to 7:45 am

JW Grand Ballroom 5

Networking Breakfast

Take time to recharge the batteries and enjoy a meal with your fellow CIOs and senior IT leaders. This is time exclusively designed so attendees and technology suppliers can have private conversations, compare notes and build new relationships.  

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 8:15 am to 9:00 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Keynote: The CIO 2030 Algorithm

By 2030 the impact of technology will have replaced the routine and ordinary in daily business, substantially altering how the role of CIO is performed.  What are the drivers of these changes? What is the new CIO algorithm? How can CIOs prepare for the future ahead?

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:00 am to 9:20 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Tech Symposium: Leverage Technology Innovation To Achieve Business Success

As technology and IT infrastructure continue to evolve, several emerging technologies are disrupting the heart of IT. SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Keith Collins will explore these disruptions and illustrate how technology innovation can create business success. Collins will share his insight on the unique challenges and opportunities facing midmarket organizations in this new age of ubiquitous data and computational power. Key takeaways from this session include:

•        How big data and analytics are impacting the role of IT

•        How business leaders should collaborate with IT and help equip their organizations with the right analytical capabilities

•        How SAS has helped other midmarket organizations achieve significant results through analytics

 

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:20 am to 9:40 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Tech Symposium: Building the Perfect Solution Partnership, One Brick at a Time. Are You Ready? No, Seriously. Ruckus Ready!

Building the perfect relationship is like building a perfect wall…it’s hard.  Join Ruckus Wireless as we work together alongside our solution providers to build relationships, capabilities, and most importantly….profit!  We’ll help you take advantage of our Ruckus Ready Solution 

 

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:40 am to 9:45 am

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

MES Vendor Spotlight Interviews: LogRhythm and CenturyLink

The industry is changing from minute to minute so why not spend a few precious minutes getting to know some of today’s leading service and technology suppliers. Each company featured in the MES Vendor Spotlight interview, hosted by MES’ SVP Robert DeMarzo, will provide insight into their value proposition and how their solutions can benefit CIOs and senior IT leaders. Some people say you can live a lifetime in a minute. If that is the case, come and spend a few minutes as these companies tell attendees how they can improve the lives of employees, customers and organizations. Just remember what Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers sang, “minute by minute by minute by minute…” You know the rest. Come and enjoy.

Featuring:

 

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:50 am

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

Senior IT Leaders and CIOs are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:50 am

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Grand Ballroom 5

Networking Lunch

Take time to recharge the batteries and enjoy a meal with your fellow CIOs and senior IT leaders. This is time exclusively designed so attendees and technology suppliers can have private conversations, compare notes and build new relationships.  

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

JW Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break
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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 2

Executive Session 1: Top Data Security Requirements for the Midmarket

Security continues to be one of the biggest priorities for midmarket IT leaders.  In this session, we will cover key questions, such as: 

  • What are some of the top data security risks for the Midmarket?
  • How can Midsize Enterprises Mitigate Data Security Risks?
  • What Vendors and Products can best help Midsize Enterprises with Data Security?
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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 3

Executive Session 2: The Rapidly Changing World of Business Applications
  • How are business applications evolving and which HooF (Hybrid, On-Prem, Outsource and Filled) scenarios will dominate?

  • What are the primary changes for post-modern ERP and CRM business applications that you need to plan for now?

  • How do you create an application strategy to support you digital business?

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 4

Executive Session 3: Achieving Professional Growth And Building Powerful Teams

This session, led by one of the nation’s top midmarket executive recruiters, will explore the following: How do IT leaders grow as individuals and how they can they grow their teams. IT leaders will gain an understanding of how to determine if potential or existing team members can scale and adapt to changing circumstances. This session will be led by veteran executive recruiter Tony Leng who will explain why the job we do today is seldom the job we do tomorrow. He will also delve into the content of one of his favorite quotes--“what got us here won’t get us there.” In today’s world, the CIO is becoming an integral part of the senior leadership team and is increasingly playing a role at the Board level and sitting on outside boards. Key takeaways include understanding curr

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:45 pm to 5:20 pm

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Interactive Boardroom Sessions

Senior IT Leaders and CIOs are assigned into peer groups of 12-15 based on business focus and technology interests.  Vendors meet with the boardrooms for 30 minutes, presenting new products and opportunities - in an environment conducive to spirited conversation and constructive feedback.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 2:45 pm to 5:20 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings with Vendors

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled.

Analysts are available to vendors during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion

Sponsors showcase their products and solutions in booths on the show floor.  It is an exciting, interactive setting for live product demonstrations, face-to-face conversations and networking.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Griffin Hall Foyer

Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones with IT Executives

Analyst meetings must be pre-scheduled. 

Analysts are available to attendees during this time for one-on-one meetings.  Be sure to schedule your session at the registration desk and take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion (Vendor Tear Down)

Vendors can tear down their booths during this designated time period.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Room 401

Top Midmarket Executives List Networking Mixer

A private networking event for the industry leaders named to our 2016 Top Midmarket Executives List . 

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

JW Grand Ballroom 6-8

Midsize Enterprise XCellence Awards

The MES XCellence Awards measure IT executive attendee perceptions of sponsor products, services, and presentations during the event.  The awards program will recognize the companies who earned the most votes at Midsize Enterprise Summit.

Sponsored by:

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:30 pm to Wed, Sep 21, 2016 - 12:00 am

Speakeasy Austin

MES After Party

Join us for the MES After Party, where we'll rock the night away at one of the coolest venues in downtown Austin - Speakeasy Austin

  

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Wed, Sep 21, 2016 - 7:00 am to 10:00 am

Griffin Hall

Solutions Pavilion (Vendor Tear Down)

Vendors can tear down their booths during this designated time period.

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Wed, Sep 21, 2016 - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Room 408-409

MES CIO Bootcamp: The Practices of a Transformational Leader

The CIO Bootcamp Fee is $99.  Space is Limited.

For more information, or to register for the CIO Bootcamp, please contact Deven Plant:  dplant@thechannelcompany.com

This Strategic CIO Bootcamp will help IT leaders deal with constant, accelerating change driven by technology and incredibly high expectations from both internal and external customers. Surviving and thriving in this environment requires IT leaders who can reliably deliver the following:

• Innovation that drives the organization forward
• Innovation centered on creating competitive advantage
• Results in the face of dramatic change and ambiguity
• A culture of motivation and agility
• Relationships of trust both inside and outside of the organization

In short, as IT leaders we need to transform our roles and our departments. But, what can we use to pull off this transformation? In this strategic workshop, we focus on, teach and practice the tools of transformational leadership.

Part one of the training dives deep into the Business Value Model, Purpose Alignment, and Design for Information (the key to delivering exceptional analytics and decision support). These tools are proven and can be put to use immediately. Part two of the training covers tools leaders use to re-define their roles using the Trust/ Ownership Model including agile principles, Proactive Service Level Improvement, the Collaboration Process, lean for IT, Macro-Cube, Meaningful Metrics, and Beyond Agile

All of these tools are concrete, pragmatic, and usable. After each part of the training, participants are ready to use the tools to re-define their roles and deliver what their organizations need – brilliant leadership.

Our Bootcamp leader, Niel Nickolaisen, is a practicing CIO who has developed and used these tools to transform a variety of IT departments. In his most recent role, Niel turned an IT department with neither credibility nor morale (the organization had made the decision that all new projects would be done outside of IT) into a high-energy, high-performance team whose work successfully changed the direction and results of the entire company.

 

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