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September 30 - October 2
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.

SEPT. 30 – OCT. 2, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, 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-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

4
:00pm

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
Mary Patry at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Start with WHY - IT Strategy Development for the Midmarket 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 Midmarket 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.

5
:45pm
Eileen Cooke presenting at the Midmarket CIO Forum hosted by Boardroom Events

Technology Team Development: Attract and Retain the Best



Presented by Eileen Cooke, Development Consultant

Attracting Talent - Learn innovative approaches kicks off high impact technology team building

Engaging & Optimizing Talent - Review a blueprint and best practices for goal setting, vision / mission design and onboarding that increases productivity and connections to the larger organization

Develop - Discuss the increased pace of change and how to create an ongoing and continuous learning environment, a program that fuels it, managers that action it and the business case to fund it. (it’s no longer a nice to have, but must have)

Grow - Outline the components and steps involved with growing the next generation of IT and business leaders.

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
  • The Connected Infrastructure: SD WAN/Hybrid WAN
  • Artificial Intelligence: Practical Use and Adoption in the Midmarket
  • Data Analytics: Turning Data into Revenue
  • Cloud as the New Normal
  • 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
:10am
Ed McGuire presenting at the Midmarket CIO Forum hosted by Boardroom Events

Are You A Soft Target? Identifying Cyber Security Weak Spots



Presented by Ed McGuire Director of Specialty Insurance for FBInsure

The majority of breaches worldwide occur at companies with 1,000 employees or less because they’re low-hanging fruit for hackers. Ed McGuire, Dir. of Specialty Insurance at FBinsure, will discuss how IT leaders can assess their current vulnerabilities associated with Social Engineering Fraud, BYOD policies and emerging IoT threats as well as the bevy of risk management tools available with the investment of a cyber liability insurance policy.

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

11
: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
:15pm

Lunch

1
: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.

3
:15pm
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.

4
:10pm

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
:30pm

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

Panel - Evolve Your Security Strategies: Protecting Key Intellectual Property


Moderated by Justin Fier, Darktrace and featuring Arthur Braunstein, Morphisec 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.

10
:20am

Morning Coffee Break

10
:40am

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
:30pm
Rob May from Talla presenting at the Midmarket CIO Forum

The PAC Framework


Presented by Rob May, CEO Talla

The PAC Framework stands for Predict, Automate, and Classify which are three key use cases of AI in the enterprise. This framework is a way to look at your business operations and figure out where best to start applying AI to have the biggest impact.

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.

3
:30pm

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 & Texas Tapas Cocktail Reception

Cocktail and Tapas Reception accompanying an 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

THE VENUE

San Antonio, TX


LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY Situated atop one of the highest points in all of San Antonio, you’ll find La Cantera Resort & Spa. It’s a place where you can Relax, Revel and Radiate. Where emerald fairways and sparkling pools are the only things interrupting the scenic vistas overlooking the Texas Hill Country. A place where you’ll find a new sense of tranquility, whether you’re staying for business or for a well-deserved vacation.

La Cantera Hill Country Resort and Spa

16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256

More Information

SPEAKERS

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

James Alexander
SVP, CIO and Vendor Practice - InfoTech

Ken Murdoch, CIO for Save the Children, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Ken Murdoch
CIO - Save the Children

Mary Patry at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Mary Patry
IT Executive Coach and Advisor - ITeffectivity

Dr. Dave Chatterjee at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Dave Chatterjee
Associate Professor, MIS department - University of Georgia

Kenneth Johnson, Co-founder & CEO for Blue Sentry, at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Kenneth Johnson
Co-founder & CEO - Blue Sentry

Ed McGuire presenting at the Midmarket CIO Forum hosted by Boardroom Events

Ed McGuire
Director of Specialty Insurance

    Eileen Cooke presenting at the Midmarket CIO Forum hosted by Boardroom Events

    Eileen Cooke
    Development Consultant

      Rob May from Talla presenting at the Midmarket CIO Forum

      Rob May
      CEO - Talla

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