Midmarket CIOs In The Spotlight at 2015 Midsize Enterprise Summit West
The Channel Company, featuring Gartner, Hosted Largest Gathering of Midmarket CIOs
Oct 2, 2015
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Channel Company just wrapped up its Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) West conference in Los Angeles—the industry's largest gathering of midmarket CIOs and senior IT executives. As captured in this year's theme, "It's Decision Time," the three-day event was packed with content curated by The Channel Company, featuring Gartner, to help midmarket CIOs gain the knowledge they need to take decisive action toward IT as innovation center.
HP, Intel, IBM, Mexico IT, Ruckus Wireless and many more leading and emerging vendors were present to discuss the latest trends and solutions impacting midsize IT organizations today. Attendees received objective content on key topics from several guest analysts and observers from Gartner. Topics covered by high-profile Gartner analysts included State of the Midmarket, Art of the One-Page IT Strategy, Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solutions for Midmarket Data Centers and more.
"This is the 15th anniversary of our MES events and the sense of urgency surrounding these topics has perhaps never been greater," said Lisa MacKenzie, senior vice president and partner, The Channel Company. "Today's midsize enterprises are looking to IT to help shape the business vision around cloud, analytics, mobility, Internet of Things and other emerging technologies. This event exposed IT leaders to insights from industry researchers, top vendors and their peers so they can make informed strategy decisions about the future of their IT and the business."
The roster of more than 20 speakers included Peter High, president of Metis Strategy, Forbes.com columnist and author of "Implementing World Class IT Strategy." High is an expert in business and information technology strategy and a trusted adviser to several Fortune 500 technology executives across a range of industries. Other speakers included J.B. Bernstein, sports marketing agent and entrepreneur; Gartner researchers Jim Browning, Mike Cisek and Heather Colella; Jim Noble, co-founder and CEO of The Advisory Council; and several top executives from HP, Cisco, IBM and other vendors.
The 2015 MES West agenda was packed with focused content and networking activities across a range of formats, including theater-style vendor keynotes and symposiums, hands-on demonstrations and engaging interactions at the Solutions Pavilion; and CIO professional development workshops led by Peter High. Board appointments—where small groups of IT leaders with similar needs met with vendors to discuss their challenges—were held throughout the event. Attendees view these board meetings as one of the best aspects of the MES events.
Midmarket CIOs and IT leaders can learn more at www.xchange-events.com
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