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April 8 - 10
2018
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.

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-to-peer moderated roundtable discussions on leadership in the midmarket.

  • Securing Budget for Emerging Technologies
  • Business Value of IT: Building Credibility with the C Suite
  • Driving Innovation as a CIO
  • Building Risk-Based Security Roadmaps
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and IT Challenges
  • Expanding Wealth of Knowledge: Fostering Leadership within the Team

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.

5
:00pm

Start with WHY - IT Strategy Development for the Mid-Market Enterprise


Presented by Mary Patry
The traditional “wait and respond” approach where IT waits for the business to give them direction before they prepare to take action is no longer viable. For Mid-Market CIOs to be viable and effective, they must reframe their role to position IT at the heart of your business strategy appropriately. With this session, attendees will learn how they can play a strategic role in connecting the dots between technology trends and business outcomes. At the end of this session, attendees will leave the session with a practical and executable course of action in time for 2019 planning season.

6
:00pm

DR Planning – New World - New Players - New Approaches


Presented by Ken Murdoch
Covering what’s changed in the world of domestic emergency response , who the new players are- who’s’ watching –who’s waiting- who’s willing , some new approaches , what still needs to stay constant, what hasn’t changed that needs to be addressed.

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.

  • Cybersecurity Strategy: Prevention & Practice - Cyber Threat Landscape Evolves
  • Blockchain: Transparency & Trustworthiness of a Transformative Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence: Practical Use and Adoption in the Midmarket
  • Data Analytics: Turning Data into Revenue
  • Responding to Business Needs - Supporting Business Decision Hybrid Cloud
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • Google Apps vs Office 365 vs IBM Verse
  • Selecting, Implementing and Modernizing ERP

7
:50am

Attendee Welcome & Orientation

8
:55am

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
:30am

Morning Coffee Break

10
:50am

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
:15pm

Lunch

1
:20pm
James Alexander, with InfoTech, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Riding the Blockchain Revolution - How to capitalize on this technology in your organization.


Presented by James Alexander
The last few years have seen Blockchain emerge as a true disruptor to the business landscape, but to many executives, the value and usage of Blockchain technology is still unclear. Yet two-third of firms report that they expect it to be integrated into their systems by the end of 2018. Blockchain is not just about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Understanding distributed ledger, smart contracts, and all the mechanisms that drive this technology can enable you to see whether it represents an opportunity, or a threat within your business.

2
:20pm

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

Security Panel


This interactive panel discussion will focus on security topics relevant to the Mid-Market featuring DarkTrace at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events and Morphisec at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

9
: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.

11
:00am

Morning Coffee Break

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
:40pm

For CIO by CIO Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout #1: Artificial Intelligence - Practical Applications, How intelligent is your AI?
  • Breakout #2: The Intersection of Security and Compliance.
  • Breakout #3: Women in Technology - How to encourage STEAM.

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.

3
:50pm

IT Executive Boardroom Debrief, Awards Balloting, Survey

4
:15pm

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 Presentation & 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 Savannah Reception

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

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
Dir. for Cyber Intelligence & 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.

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

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