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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.

APRIL 8 – 10, 2018

SAVANNAH, GA

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
  • Embracing, Leveraging and Integrating Rogue IT
  • Mobile Security & Compliance: Policy, Permissions, Groups, & e-Discovery
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and IT Challenges
  • CIO/CMO Collaboration
  • Building Risk-Based Security Roadmaps

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

Leadership Workshop - Peter Moore

4:30pm

Technology Workshop - James Alexander

100 Day Plan, Creating Your Data Driven Transformation Plan InfoTech Research Group is excited to be presenting a framework for CIOs to build a Personal 100 Day Plan. During the program you will benefit from several in-depth sessions including Stakeholder Engagement, Decoding the Real Corporate Strategy, The Revenue Mandate and Innovation and the Budget all leading up to a workshop to leverage the information to create your own Personal 100 Day Plan.

6:10pm

Keynote Address - Zarir Erani

From Surviving to Thriving For almost six years, Zarir Erani was CIO of Hallmark’s Business Division, when he made a jump – to CEO of Sun Country Airlines. Hear Zarir share his personal journey from CIO to CEO, how his past experience impacted his current role, and successes of new technology at Sun Country Airlines. Zarir Erani, CEO, Sun Country Airlines

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.

  • Google Apps vs Office 365 vs IBM Verse
  • Data into Revenue
  • Cyber Security
  • Integrating Cloud Based Solutions with Legacy Systems
  • Practices in BI/Big Data
  • Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • Driving Mobile Application Development and Adoption
  • Enterprise Applications in the Cloud

7:50am

Attendee Welcome & Orientation

7:50am

Solution Provider Networking Roundtables

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.

10:20am

Leadership Breakout - Ronald Recardo

Making 1+1=4: A playbook for M&A integration.
This presentation will illustrate a flexible (multiple pathways) and scalable (appropriate for small to complex deals) M&A integration playbook that has been used by a number of companies ranging from GE and Johnson & Johnson to Surgical Care Affiliates. The presentation will include an overview of the key activities and flash many of the 100 different data collection, data analysis, planning, and implementation tools. 

10:20am

Technology Breakout - Mark Lanterman

Security Seminar

11:20am

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.

12:30pm

Lunch

1:35pm

Leadership Breakout - Peter Moore

Changing the Narrative of IT

1:35pm

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.

3:00pm

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

General Session: Rogue IT

Presented by James Alexander of Info-Tech Research Group

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.

12:30pm

Lunch

2:00pm

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.

3:10pm

IT Executive Boardroom Debrief, Awards Balloting, Survey

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 EMERGING MIDMARKET SOLUTION
    • EXCELLENCE IN THE OFFICE OF MIDMARKET CIO

8:00pm

Closing Celebration - Texas BBQ

THE VENUE

Savannah, GA


Southern charm meets modern luxury at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, in the heart of the historic Savannah River District. Explore their PGA Championship golf course, deep water dock, or Heavenly Spa

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

1 Resort Dr, Savannah, GA 31421

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SPEAKERS

Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer at Computer Forensic Services, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Mark Lanterman
Chief Technology Officer

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

Peter Moore
President

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

    Jeff Fudge
    Chief Technology Officer

    Zarir Erani, with MN Airlines, LLC, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

      Zarir Erani
      CEO and President

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

      James Alexander
      SVP, CIO and Vendor Practice

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