Spring 2016 Agenda

Sunday, April 3, 2022
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Golf Tournament at Grand Cypress Golf Club
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Forum Registration
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Leadership Roundtables:
Peer exchange sessions are topical discussions for the purpose of exchanging ideas and experiences among the midmarket technology executives. These sessions are peer moderated.
Business Value of IT – Building Credibility with the C Suite
Driving Innovation as a CIO
Embracing, Leveraging and Integrating Rogue IT
Employee Engagement and Retention Strategies
Innovating with Digital Technologies to Create Competitive Advantage
Mergers, Acquisitions and IT Challenges
Mobile Security & Compliance: Policy, Permissions, Groups, & e-Discovery
Resource Allocation: Emerging Technologies & Future Planning
Strategies in Measuring the Success of IT and its Impact on the Bottom Line
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM BE Introduced: Speed Dating Introductions
Time for some fun! These quick 2-3 minute conversations with other attendees, vendors and BE staff is guaranteed to help you make new connections and expand your network.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Attendee Welcome & Orientation
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Vendor Keynote
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Opening Keynote presented by CEB
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Reception - Casino Night!
Monday, April 4, 2022
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM Morning Fun Run/Jog/Walk!
7:15 AM - 8:10 AM Technology Roundtable Breakfast:
Discussions around pressing technology concerns and best practices spanning topics from cyber security to building a technology roadmap.
Best Practices in BI/Big Data
Cyber Security
Disaster Recovery Strategies
Driving Mobile Application Development and Adoption
Enterprise Applications in the Cloud
Google Apps vs Office 365 vs IBM Verse
Integrating Cloud Based Solutions with Legacy Systems
Security as a Service
Technology Roadmaps – Strategies and Themes
Turning Data into Revenue
Virtual Desktop Integration
8:10 AM - 8:50 AM BEx Presentations
Presentations from IT leaders in the midmarket on real world issues and how they are finding new ways to innovate
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Boardroom Introductions
9:30 AM - 10:40 AM Boardroom Sessions
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:10 PM Boardroom Sessions
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM IT Executive Boardroom Debrief Part 1
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM General Session presented by IDC
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM KnowledgeNet Keynote
2:45 PM - 4:35 PM Boardroom Sessions
4:40 PM - 4:55 PM IT Executive Boardroom Debrief Part 2
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM One-to-Ones & Reception
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM General Session presented by Forrester
9:10 AM - 10:20 AM Boardroom Sessions
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Morning Coffee Break
10:40 AM - 11:50 AM Boardroom Sessions
11:55 AM - 12:10 PM IT Executive Boardroom Debrief Part 1
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:20 PM - 3:10 PM Boardroom Sessions
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM One-to-Ones & Reception
5:20 PM - 5:50 PM IT Executive Boardroom Debrief Part 2
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Closing Session presented by CEB
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Industry Roundtables:
Best Practices in Banking/Financial Services IT
Best Practices in Business & Professional Services IT
Best Practices in Construction/Engineering/Scientific IT
Best Practices in Education IT
Best Practices in Healthcare IT
Best Practices in Logistics/Transportation IT
Best Practices in Manufacturing IT
Best Practices in NonProfit/Government IT
Best Practices in Retail IT
Best Practices in Utilities IT
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Cocktail Reception & Awards Dinner - Mardi Gras theme!
Join us for a casual dinner, awards presentation & energetic music from Distinguished Men of Brass!

Agenda Descriptions

GENERAL SESSIONS
The General Sessions offer timely and insightful content from our research partners Info-Tech Research Group, CEB and IDC.

PEER EXCHANGE ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS
Peer exchange sessions are topical discussions for the purpose of exchanging ideas and experiences among the midmarket technology executives. These sessions are peer moderated.

Leadership Roundtables
Leadership Workshops: Peer-moderated roundtables spanning topics from measuring success to building credibility with the C suite.

Business Value of IT – Building Credibility with the C Suite
Driving Innovation as a CIO
Embracing, Leveraging and Integrating Rogue IT
Employee Engagement and Retention Strategies
Innovating with Digital Technologies to Create Competitive Advantage
Mergers, Acquisitions and IT Challenges
Mobile Security & Compliance: Policy, Permissions, Groups, & e-Discovery
Resource Allocation: Emerging Technologies & Future Planning
Strategies in Measuring the Success of IT and its Impact on the Bottom Line


Technology Roundtables
Technology Roundtables: Discussions around pressing technology concerns and best practices spanning topics from cybersecurity to building a technology roadmap.

Best Practices in BI/Big Data
Cyber Security
Disaster Recovery Strategies
Driving Mobile Application Development and Adoption
Enterprise Applications in the Cloud
Google Apps vs Office 365 vs IBM Verse
Integrating Cloud Based Solutions with Legacy Systems
Security as a Service
Technology Roadmaps – Strategies and Themes
Turning Data into Revenue
Virtual Desktop Integration


Industry Roundtables
Best Practices in Banking/Financial Services IT
Best Practices in Business & Professional Services IT
Best Practices in Construction/Engineering/Scientific IT
Best Practices in Education IT
Best Practices in Healthcare IT
Best Practices in Logistics/Transportation IT
Best Practices in Manufacturing IT
Best Practices in NonProfit/Government IT
Best Practices in Retail IT
Best Practices in Utilities IT

BOARDROOM SESSIONS
Leading technology providers deliver case study presentations to select groups of executives in an exclusive, private boardroom setting – identifying critical business issues and discussing how their product or solution solves a specific midmarket business need.

ONE-TO-ONES
Takes boardroom discussions up a notch to bring IT Executives and Solution Providers together for a face-to-face discussion on specific services and solutions in a private setting. One-to-one meetings take place daily in the Meeting Hall — either scheduled before the event or arranged onsite.

AWARDS CEREMONY
As the closing session for the event, the awards dinner ceremony features products and innovations that have the best market potential based on voting by the participating IT Executive delegates.

Award categories are:

Best Midmarket Solution: Hardware: Awarded to the company with an established hardware product that has been exemplary in specifically meeting the needs of the midmarket.

Best Midmarket Solution: Software: Awarded to the company with an established software solution that has been exemplary in specifically meeting the needs of the midmarket.

Best Midmarket Solution: Service: Awarded to the company with an established service that has been exemplary in specifically meeting the needs of the midmarket.

Best Midmarket Strategy: Awarded to the company with the most innovative and aggressive approach towards targeting midmarket organizations through product development, innovation and marketing techniques.

Best Emerging Midmarket Solution: Recognizes a new technology vendor or an existing vendor launching a new product that will change the technology landscape for the midmarket.

Award of Excellence in the Office of the Midmarket CIO: Recognizes a CIO/IT Executive and the collaboration between their technology team and a chosen Solution Provider to deliver maximum business benefit.

If you are an IT Executive and would like to participate as our guest, please fill out our application form.

Solution Providers: Design a custom sponsorship package or ask for our updated attendee list.
Contact Dawn Shultz at +1 503-819-7030 or email.

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