The CIO's Path Forward

Midmarket IT leaders must change their thinking and view themselves as business innovators.

Our upcoming Midsize Enterprise Summit Spring 2019 conference centers on the path to chief business innovator. We are not looking to coin a new job title or acronym, but instead use this phrase to help today’s midmarket IT leaders see a new way of advancing their careers and organizations.

Midmarket Leaders Must Change Their Perception On IT

Nick DellNick Dell, IT manager at Midway Products Group, shares how he transformed his IT organization and changed the mindset of how people in the company think about technology.

Companies cannot survive without an IT department.

Build Your Career One Brick at a Time

Aaron Geiger 2018Find out how senior IT leaders can better present themselves for career advancement.

Aaron Geiger is the chief technology officer with Alberici Group, Inc. He made the move from ARCO National Construction Company and is a member of the MES Advisory Board. I recently chatted with him about the new position and how midmarket IT leaders can advance in their careers and improve their leadership prospects.

Are Midmarket Companies Becoming Numb to Security Breaches?

Derek ChristopherDerek Christopher, chief information officer at Hines & Associates, weighs in on security risks that midmarket IT leaders face every day and how the Midsize Enterprise Summit helps to alleviate their pain points.

Best of Breed: A CIO's View

John RegulaTake a closer look through the eyes of a CIO at what took place at the recent Best of Breed conference featuring many of today’s leading tech providers and his take on the channel’s strengths and weaknesses.

The Three Foundational Elements of Leaders Winning the Future

Thornton May MES fall 2018 keynoteThornton May shares the three As every IT leader must possess to win the future.

Those who worked in IT weren’t always expected to lead. They were expected to manage and manage only. They were required to stay on time, on budget and meet expectations. As long as nobody else noticed them, they were doing their jobs.

That is not the case today.

Listen Carefully to What Today's IT Leaders Are Saying

Bob DeMarzo MES Fall 2018 stageMidmarket executives want a little inspiration to motivate them and their teams. Who will give it to them?

If you listen carefully to what midmarket leaders and don’t jump quickly to conclusions, you will gain an understanding of their needs as executives at the intersection of business and technology.

Vendors Need to Do a Better Job of Understanding the Midmarket

Mike Cisek Fall 2018Discover why midmarket IT leaders believe there is a disconnect between vendors and midsize enterprises.

Technology vendors don’t understand the midmarket IT leader.

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s how Mike Cisek, research director for midsize enterprises at Gartner, assessed the job technology vendors are doing when it comes to meeting the needs of the midmarket IT leader.

Is the Title 'CIO' Holding Back Today's IT Leader?

Bonnie Hagemann MES keynoteBonnie Hagemann discusses whether the title of CIO is appropriate or a hindrance to an IT leader’s career and shares helpful tips for how technology leaders can expand their role in an organization.

What’s in a name?

More than you realize.

MES Dials In Content to Help IT Executives Lead Their Organizations

The Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall 2018 conference will be here before you know it. Here’s a first look at what’s planned for the event.