Midmarket CIOs Learn How To Create ‘A New Vision’ For IT Success At Midsize Enterprise Summit: Spring 2018

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The Channel Company announced that it will be hosting its industry-leading Midsize Enterprise Summit: Spring from April 29 to May 1 in Orlando, Fla. The end-user event is the largest independent gathering of midmarket CIOs and senior IT executives, and features Gartner, Inc., analysts as speakers.

The Channel Company announced that it will be hosting its industry-leading Midsize Enterprise Summit: Spring (MES Spring) from April 29 to May 1 in Orlando, Fla. The end-user event is the largest independent gathering of midmarket CIOs and senior IT executives, and features Gartner, Inc., analysts as speakers.

This year’s theme, “A New Vision for the Midsize Enterprise CIO,” will discuss the pressure on midmarket CIOs and senior IT executives to articulate the business value of the barrage of new technologies on the market and the pressure to modernize the data center to keep pace with these technological advancements. It will also highlight how CIOs need a new roadmap to effectively implement these changes at scale and deliver a competitive edge.

“More than 200 midmarket CIOs and senior IT executives will gather at MES Spring,” said Robert DeMarzo, senior vice president, event content and strategy, The Channel Company. “To us, MES alleviates some of the decision-making stress that these CIOs and senior executives face by putting them in direct contact with today’s leading technology suppliers and Gartner analysts – all in a single venue. From our view, they leave armed with everything that they need to create ‘a new vision’ for IT within their organization — one that will leap frog them past their competition.”

The two-and-a-half-day summit is designed to help midmarket executives learn about the latest IT industry opportunities, trends and innovative solutions. This year’s MES Spring 2018 agenda (https://www.thechannelco.com/events/midsize-enterprise-summit-spring-2018/agenda) will connect CIOs and senior IT executives with the IT industry’s leading technology suppliers, developers and solution providers through numerous networking opportunities, interactive boardroom appointments, keynote and executive sessions, roundtable discussions, private meetings, the Solutions Pavilion, and more.

We feel that the defining feature of this unique midmarket end-user event is the expertise and insight provided by Gartner analysts, who speak about their research and actionable business intelligence to IT executive attendees. We’ve positioned the event so that the analysts also are available for one-on-one meetings to discuss the latest midmarket developments, opportunities and business strategies, including such topics as: CIO Strategy and Vision; IoT in the Midmarket; Practical Security Strategies; Hybrid Cloud and Hyperconvergence; and Public Cloud and Office 365.

Event Keynote Sessions and Highlights:

  • “Strategic Happiness — Building a Culture of Trust and Positivity,” Amy Blankson, Award Winning Author and Co-Founder, GoodThink
  • “Preparing People for Technological Change,” Chris Laping, Founder, People Before Things
  • “How Being Brief Can Make a Bigger Impact,” Charley Thornton, Principal, Partner and Senior Facilitator, The Brief Lab

Event Keynote and Executive Sessions Featuring Gartner Analysts:

  • “5 IT Trends Driving Change in the Midmarket,” Mike Cisek, Research Director, IT Operations, Gartner
  • “Leadership Vision for the Midmarket CIO,” Mike Cisek, Research Director, IT Operations, Gartner; and Vivek Swaminathan, Practice Leader, Gartner
  • “Aligning IoT Ambitions With Capabilities in the Midmarket,” Robert Rhame, Research Director, Gartner
  • “The Great Midmarket Cloud Debate,” Joe Mariano, Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
  • “Taking a Pragmatic Approach to Security,” Neil Wynne, Senior Research Analyst, Gartner

Event Sponsors
Platinum sponsors of the event include: HPE / Intel, Mimecast and Scale Computing. Brasil IT+, IBM, Information Builders and Ruckus are the Gold sponsors of MES Spring 2018. A full list of sponsors is available online at: https://www.thechannelco.com/events/midsize-enterprise-summit-spring-2018/sponsors

Learn More About Midsize Enterprise Summit
Midmarket CIOs and IT leaders can learn more and register for MES Fall 2018 at: https://www.thechannelco.com/events/midsize-enterprise-summit-fall/about

Connect with MES on Twitter (@TheMidmarketCIO) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/159753/profile) to get real-time updates and engage with midmarket IT peers.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. (http://www.thechannelco.com)

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