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

The Largest Gathering of Midmarket CIOs and Senior IT Executives

Differentiate and Win
Midmarket IT Strategies to Deliver Future Business Success

In today’s hyper-competitive environment, business is suddenly being commoditized. Around every corner, emerge nimble competitors looking to take away share or out innovate their rivals. Due to this current state of affairs, business leaders view technology as the only way to stand apart and provide true value to customers, suppliers, partners and stakeholders. IT leaders now carry a much heavier burden than in the past. They must go beyond just collaborating with stressed-out business leaders. They need to deliver the tools to build a better future. Forget small steps. They are being tasked with making big technological leaps in areas such as mobile apps and augmented reality, as well as streamlining cost structures and supplying analytics to drive good decisions. Today’s IT leaders are in the hot seat. The pressure is on to create a bright tech-enabled future for their organizations’ survival. IT leaders must use technology to differentiate and the win battle against 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


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HP Enterprise/Intel




Scale Computing

MES Fall 2018 Event Sponsors

Arctic Wolf
Barracuda Networks
Cato Networks
Doc Process
One IT
The Comtel Group
Trend Micro

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
James Fielder
Vice President of Information Systems, Farm Credit Services of Illinois
Ed Freed
IT Manager, Summit Polymers
Paul  Furtado
Paul Furtado
Vice President of Information Technology, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
Aaron Geiger
Aaron Geiger
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
Doug Pontious
BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure Insurance
Jesse Crum
Director of IT and CSO, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
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

Featured Speakers

Mike Cisek
Mike Cisek
Research Director, IT Operations, Gartner
Bonnie Hagemann
Bonnie Hagemann
CEO, Executive Development Associates
Neil Wynne, Gartner
Neil Wynne
Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
Robert DeMarzo
SVP, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company
Nick Dell
IT Manager, Midway Products Group
John Regula
SVP/CIO, Woods
Glenn Leatherwood
Glenn Leatherwood
Manager of Internet and Portal Technologies, Valmont Industries
Henry Chace
CIO, Burns & Levinson LLP
Niel Nickolaisen
Niel Nickolaisen
Chief Technology Officer, OC Tanner
Thornton May, Futurist, Educator, Author
Thornton May
Futurist, Educator, Author,
Scott Dennull, Senior IT Director, AtriCure
Scott Dennull
Senior IT Director, AtriCure
Joseph Provenza
Research Director, Gartner
Cindy Kelly, Senior Executive Partner, Gartner
Cindy Kelly
Senior Executive Partner, Gartner

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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