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October 15 - 17
2017
Midmarket CIO Forum
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THE PROGRAM

Midmarket CIO Forum is an engaging, informative, and social venue for IT Executives and Solution Providers focused on technologies for the midmarket.
The Forum is an invitation-only conference that covers the cost of hotel, flights and meals for qualified participants. The tremendous insight about the interests of the participants allows a customized experience, ensuring that new connections will be relevant and productive.

OCTOBER 15 – 17, 2017

AUSTIN, TX

8
:00am
Golf and peer networking at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Golf Tournament

Join us and your peers on the fairway as we kick off the Forum with fun, exercise, and networking on one of the premier courses in the Southeast. Check In from 6:45am - 7:45am. Tee Time at 8:00am.

1
:00pm
Boardroom Events, hosting the Midmarket CIO Forum

Forum Registration

Registration will remain open until 7:00pm for Attendees and Solution Providers.

2
:00pm
Join insightful leadership roundtable discussions at the Midmarket CIO Forum.

Leadership Roundtables

Peer moderated roundtable discussions to exchange ideas and experiences among midmarket technology executives.

  • Driving Innovation as a CIO
  • Business Value of IT – Building Credibility with the C Suite
  • Turning Data into Revenue
  • Building Risk-Based Security Roadmaps
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and IT Challenges
  • Embracing Services Leadership to Transform Technology Delivery
  • Bridging the CIO-CFO Divide

3
:45pm

BE Introduced: Speed Networking

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.

4
:30pm
Peter Moore speaking at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Leadership Workshop - Peter Moore

The Four Zones Model: Finding the right balance between operational excellence and business innovation The CIO.com 2017 State of the CIO survey found that 72% of respondents said they were struggling to strike the right balance between operational excellence and business innovation. 87% of respondents also said that “juggling transformational and functional responsibilities has become a permanent job requirement, not a short-term challenge.” Peter Moore will introduce the Four Zones Model as a new organizational framework that helps CIOs and their leadership teams find the right balance between:

  • A need for innovative approaches to enable their organizations to deploy five disruptive technologies: Cloud, Mobile, Social, Data Science and Internet of Things.
  • A need to evolve from lengthy waterfall-based technology implementations to the more rapid agile development approach. The Plan, Build, Run model will be displaced by a Co-Develop, Assemble, Consume model.
  • A need to embed a trapped value assessment process to identify opportunities to shift resources and funds from maintaining legacy systems of record to developing new systems of engagement and systems of intelligence.
  • A need to utilize new methodologies and tools to recruit, develop and retain the relevant new skills and capabilities necessary to lead and manage a digital enterprise.
Sponsored by  8x8, Inc. at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

4
:30pm
James Alexander, with InfoTech, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Technology Workshop - James Alexander

100 Day Plan, Creating Your Data Driven Transformation Plan

A recent study of CIOs in the United States, South America, and Europe shows that the tenure of a CIO is quite limited, with a median tenure of only 4 years. However, the likelihood of a long career increases substantially for those CIOs that make it past the 2-year mark.
Whether you are new to the CIO role, or responding to the challenges of digital transformation, it makes sense to build your 100 Day Plan every year. During this program, we will make the case for the 100 Day Plan, take participants through the process of gathering the right information, assessing current state and creating the plan. We will discuss Mandate and Execution, as well as Quick Wins and participants will receive a workbook to help them get started.

6
:10pm
Ken Piddington, with MRE Consulting, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Keynote Address - Ken Piddington

Moving Beyond the Firewall: The Next Frontier of IT Leadership
Even successful CIOs are under pressure to meet the steadily increasing demands from the business. The perception of IT’s value is declining. The pace of change is faster than ever, and time is of the essence for IT to take a stand and demonstrate how technology can change the course for an organization's success or failure. The time is now for business technology leaders to dramatically change how they impact and create value for their organizations. Now more than ever organizations need their business technology leaders to influence and lead across the organization. Now is the time to move from traditional back-office IT, and start providing unique streams of value on the other side of the firewall. Join Ken Piddington as he lays the foundation for creating value on the other side of the firewall

7
:00pm
Casino Night is always popular at the Midmarket CIO Forum.

Welcome Reception - Casino Night!

6
:00am

Morning Fun Run/Jog/Walk

If you like to start your day with a bit of cardio, join us for a quick walk/jog/run with your peers and BE staff!

7
:00am
Join thoughtful roundtable discussions on technology topics at the Midmarket CIO Forum.

Technology Roundtable Breakfast

Discussions around pressing technology concerns and best practices.

  • Managing Enterprise Apps in Multicloud Architectures
  • Beyond the Hype: Planning for AI
  • Cyber Security
  • Best Practices in BI/Big Data
  • Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • Google Apps vs Office 365 vs IBM Verse
  • Selecting, Implementing and Modernizing ERP

7
:50am

Attendee Welcome & Orientation

7
:50am

Solution Provider Networking Roundtables

Network with innovative solution providers to discuss industry trends and partnership opportunities in an informal setting.

8
:30am

Boardroom Sessions

In an exclusive, private boardroom setting, leading technology providers deliver case study presentations to select groups of executives, identify critical business issues and discuss how their product or solution solves a specific midmarket business need. Coffee breaks and debriefs will be included.

10
:05am
Peter Moore, President of Wild Oak Enterprises, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Leadership Breakout - Peter Moore

Early Adopters of the Four Zones Model Peter Moore will lead a group discussion on how participants are currently working to find the right balance between operational excellence and business innovation. He will draw on select use cases from early adopters of the Four Zones Model including ICANN, SpaceX and Splunk to help guide this discussion.
Sponsored by  8x8, Inc. at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

10
:05am
Jeff Fudge, with Nubo Power, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Technology Breakout - Jeff Fudge

Digital Transformation - Separating the Hype from the Reality. Digital transformation is a hot buzzword. But what does it really mean, and what is truly actionable? This session will avoid being overly vague and will provide concrete steps to leverage available technologies to help your company become more agile and responsive. Technologies discussed will include machine learning, data analytics, IoT, and the cloud. Use cases will be presented, along with practical methods to measure the state of your capabilities in today’s technical climate.

10
:50am

Morning Coffee Break

11
:10am

Boardroom Sessions

In an exclusive, private boardroom setting, leading technology providers deliver case study presentations to select groups of executives, identify critical business issues and discuss how their product or solution solves a specific midmarket business need. Coffee breaks and debriefs will be included.

12
:20pm

Lunch

1
:30pm
Digital security panel moderated by Mark Lanternman of Computer Forensic Services

Panel - Evolve Your Security Strategies: Protecting Key Intellectual Property

The business need for anytime, anywhere connectivity, more mobile applications and access to company data challenges how IT leaders protect valuable corporate information. Few midmarket companies are currently employing a full time CISO, and more than half are operating with limited to no security strategy. Former federal investigator and forensic expert Brian Hill will guide this interactive panel discussion with Deron Egerman, CIO of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP and Ryan Loy, CIO of ADTRAN with insight from leading security solution providers: Sean McCarthy, Consulting Systems Engineer for Cato Networks; Justin Fier, Director of Cyber Intelligence and Analytics for Darktrace; and Arthur Braunstein, VP of Sales for Morphisec.

2
:40pm

Boardroom Sessions

In an exclusive, private boardroom setting, leading technology providers deliver case study presentations to select groups of executives, identify critical business issues and discuss how their product or solution solves a specific midmarket business need. Coffee breaks and debriefs will be included.

5
:15pm

Solution Provider-to-CIO Networking

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 solution provider showcase — scheduled before the event or arrange onsite.

7
:00am

Industry Roundtable Breakfast

Discussions around pressing industry IT concerns and best practices.

  • 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 Non-Profit/Government IT
  • Best Practices in Retail IT
  • Best Practices in Utilities IT

8
:00am
James Alexander, with InfoTech, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

General Session: Employee Engagement and The War For Talent in IT


Success in IT has long been based on mastery in three domains – People, Process and Technology.  And yet as IT leaders, we traditionally place our emphasis Technology and Process.  However we are now facing the greatest demographic shift in both our workforce as over the next five years, with more than 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day.  Combine this with the emergence of Millennials as the next powerful consumer and business buying segment, and the fundamental technology driven changes in how we work and live, and it’s clear that the future existence of the businesses that employ us will depend in large measure on attracting and retaining the right IT talent.

This presentation will examine the trends driving the War for Talent in IT, and offer insight into best practices in retaining, developing and engaging your people.  We will also look at the role of both Senior Management and front line Supervisors, and offer tips and techniques on how to make sure we make People a priority for leaders in your organization.

9
:00am

Boardroom Sessions

In an exclusive, private boardroom setting, leading technology providers deliver case study presentations to select groups of executives, identify critical business issues and discuss how their product or solution solves a specific midmarket business need. Coffee breaks and debriefs will be included.

10
:10am

Morning Coffee Break

10
:30am

Boardroom Sessions

In an exclusive, private boardroom setting, leading technology providers deliver case study presentations to select groups of executives, identify critical business issues and discuss how their product or solution solves a specific midmarket business need. Coffee breaks and debriefs will be included.

12
:20pm

Lunch

1
:30pm

Boardroom Sessions

In an exclusive, private boardroom setting, leading technology providers deliver case study presentations to select groups of executives, identify critical business issues and discuss how their product or solution solves a specific midmarket business need. Coffee breaks and debriefs will be included.

3
:45pm

Solution Provider-to-CIO Networking & Prize Giveaways

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 the Sponsor Showcase. One-to-one meetings take place daily in the Meeting Hall — either scheduled before the event or arranged onsite.

7
:15pm

Awards Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception and awards ceremony to honor the sponsoring companies who the IT Executives believe have the best market potential and the CIOs who have exhibited excellence in their leadership role. Casual attire is encouraged. The Award Categories are:

    • BEST MIDMARKET SOLUTION - HARDWARE
    • BEST MIDMARKET SOLUTION - SOFTWARE
    • BEST MIDMARKET SOLUTION - SERVICE
    • BEST MIDMARKET STRATEGY
    • BEST MIDMARKET CIO FORUM NEWCOMER
    • EXCELLENCE IN THE OFFICE OF MIDMARKET CIO

8
:00pm

Taste of Texas Reception

THE VENUE

Austin, TX


Nestled on 405 acres along the Colorado River, this expansive resort offers numerous outdoor activities, a secluded spa & an exciting water park.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612

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SPEAKERS

James Alexander, with InfoTech, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

James Alexander
SVP, CIO and Vendor Practice - InfoTech

Deron Egerman, CIO of Choate, Hall, & Stewart LLP, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Deron Egerman
CIO - Choate, Hall, & Stewart LLP

Justin Fier, Director for Cyber Intelligence and Analysis at Darktrace, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Justin Fier
Director for Cyber Intelligence and Analytics - Darktrace

Jeff Fudge, with Nubo Power, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Jeff Fudge
Chief Technology Officer - Nubo Power

Brian Hill, Director Corporate Services at Computer Forensic Services, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Brian Hill
Director Corporate Services - Computer Forensic Services, Inc.

Ryan Loy, CIO of ADTRAN, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Ryan Loy
Head of IT - ADTRAN

Sean McCarthy with Cato Networks speaking at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Sean McCarthy
Consulting Systems Engineer - Cato Networks

Peter Moore, President of Wild Oak Enterprises, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Peter Moore
President - Wild Oaks Enterprises, LLC.

Ken Piddington, with MRE Consulting, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Ken Piddington
CIO and Executive Advisor - MRE Consulting

Arthur Braunstein, VP of Us Sales at Morphisec, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Arthur Braunstein
Vice President of US Sales - Morphisec

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