October 27-29 2019
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MIDMRKT CIO FORUM
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This invitation-only conference is designed to engage and inform IT Executives and Solution Providers in the midmarket. Providing a trusted platform and custom experience, the MIDMRKT Forum inspires meaningful relationships, powerful discussions, and continuous opportunity for innovation and success.

LOCATION
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
Tucson, AZ
FORUM AGENDA
8:00 AM

Golf Tournament

2:00 PM

Forum Registration

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

2:30 PM

Leadership Roundtables

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

  • Business Automation Strategies - RPA, DPA, and more
  • Securing Budget for Emerging Technologies
  • Business Value of IT: Building Credibility with the C Suite
  • Leadership, Culture & Innovation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Security Awareness: Preparation & Communication
  • Leading Digital Transformation
  • Leading IT Governance
  • Social Responsibility

4:15 PM

Roundtables: Boardroom Group Introductions

An opportunity for CIO attendees to meet the peers assigned to their boardroom group in a casual roundtable format.

5:00 PM

Solution Provider Orientation

Join us to learn the ins and outs of the MIDMRKT CIO Forum and how to maximize your time at the forum.

5:10 PM

MIDMRKT Impact Partner Spotlight: human-I-T

MIDMRKT Suite is proud to partner with human-I-T to reduce and repurpose technology waste. human-I-T provides low-income individuals and nonprofits with technology, internet, and digital training. By reusing instead of recycling electronics, our team transforms e-waste into opportunities for underserved communities, while promoting digital inclusion and online access. Come learn about this exciting initiative and how you can help impact lives across the country.

human-I-T

5:25 PM

Keynote by Google Chrome Enterprise

google chrome enterprise

6:00 PM

CIO Panel - Culture Change and Relationship Management

Moderated by Rick Pastore, Senior Director and IT Research Advisor, Hackett Research

Panelists:

  • Kenyatta Powers, CIO at State of Maryland, Dept. of Human Services
  • Bruce Schinelli, VP & CIO at TTX Company
  • RC Woodson, VP of IT & CIO at Bristol Bay Native Corporation
  • Vennard Wright, CIO/VP of Operations at Iron Bow Technologies

The IT organization of the future will look and act nothing like the back-office, hierarchical teams of the ‘90s and 2000s. And that’s a good thing. Companies are now in the throes of transforming to compete in an era that demands continuous innovation, speed and relentless focus on customer experience. To be relevant, IT must cultivate a culture that is curious, bold and entrepreneurial, valuing experimentation and intelligent risk-taking. Our diverse panel of transformational IT leaders, moderated by Rick Pastore, who recently conducted a major IT culture change study with The Hackett Group, will share their experiences in remaking their organizations into future-state IT practices.

Key challenges we will address:

  • Making the case for IT culture change
  • Modernizing the business relationship manager role
  • How to lead a multigenerational workforce
  • Instilling new cultural behaviors and norms
  • Making risk-taking acceptable

7:00 PM

Welcome Reception - Casino Night!

Test your luck at the tables while mingling with other forum attendees!

7:00 AM

Technology Leadership Roundtable Breakfast

Discussions around pressing technology concerns and best practices, including topics moderated by each of the CIO panelists from Sunday's Future of IT CIO Panel.

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • Cloud Strategies
  • Cybersecurity Strategy: Prevention & Practice
  • Next-Gen ERP and Retiring Legacy Systems
  • Adopting AI and Machine Learning Practices
  • Data Analytics: Turning Data into Revenue
  • Organization Collaboration & Unified Communication Tools
  • Managing Risk and Compliance

7:45 AM

Attendee Welcome & Orientation

8:00 AM

Keynote by SAP: Change a Feeling, Change Your Business

Humans experience 27 feelings – from joy, to nostalgia, to sympathy, and anxiety, any one of them can make or break a company, sometimes an entire industry. There’s often an astounding disparity between how you think customers feel about your products and services and how they actually do feel. Operational data (O) – like costs, revenues, and sales – show what is happening in your business. But you also need experience data (X) to understand the feelings of the people involved and why things are happening. SAP North America’s General Manager for the Midmarket, Greg Petraetis, will discuss how collecting these “X’s and O’s”, or experience data at every meaningful touchpoint, can help your company analyze and understand experience gaps – and deliver the stellar, personalized experiences that get rave reviews and grow your business. Because if you can change a feeling, you can change your business. And if you change your business, you can change the world. The experience economy is here and midmarket companies can reap the benefits of it today.

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8:15 AM

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.

8:30 AM

Vendor Workshop: Account Based Marketing

9:45 AM

Morning Coffee Break / Vendor Preview Time in the Sponsor Showcase

10:15 AM

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.

11:40 AM

MIDMRKTx Presentations

Three 15-minute quick fire presentations from members of our CIO audience highlighting best practices in IT leadership or the lifecycle of a revolutionary project implementation.

Session 1 - The Dos and Don'ts of Leveraging the Cloud
Presented by Mark Annati, VP of IT at Extreme Reach

Session 2 - Managing and Protecting Your Data While Effectively Running Your Business
Presented by Mike Mayhew, CIO at Trading Technologies

Session 3 - Peer Perspectives on IT Budgeting
Presented by Vennard Wright, CIO/VP of Operations at Iron Bow Technologies

12:30 PM

MIDMRKTx Roundtable Luncheon

Join your peers to dive deeper into the topics discussed during the MIDMRKTx presentations. Topics include:

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Leveraging the Cloud
  • Managing and Protecting Your Data While Effectively Running Your Business
  • Soft Skills vs Software: The Growing Importance of CIO Soft Skills

1:45 PM

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.

3:00 PM

In-Boardroom Snack Break / Daily Debrief Roundtable

3:45 PM

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.

5:00 PM

Solution Provider-to-CIO Networking / 1-1 Meetings in the Sponsor Showcase

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.

7:30 PM

Sponsored Hospitality Events

7:00 AM

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

8:00 AM

MIDMRKT Pulse: Trends & Projections in the MIDMRKT

Utilizing the data collected from the MIDMRKT Forum audience, MIDMRKT Suite CEO, Charles Badioan, and VP of Content, Liz Ramey will review the trends and projections impacting IT executives in the midmarket. Key discussion points include:

  • Midmarket demographics
  • Technology Priorities
  • Emerging technology adoption plans
  • What to expect in 2020

8:45 AM

Vendor Workshop: Intent Driven Marketing

8:45 AM

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.

10:00 AM

Morning Coffee Break in the Sponsor Showcase / 1-1 Meetings

11:15 AM

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.

12:30 PM

Technology Roundtable Luncheon

1:45 PM

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.

4:30 PM

Solution Provider-to-CIO Networking / 1-1 Meetings in the Sponsor Showcase

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.

7:30 PM

Awards Presentation & Taste of Tucson Reception

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 - SOFTWARE
  • BEST MIDMARKET SOLUTION - SERVICE
  • BEST MIDMARKET STRATEGY
  • BEST MIDMARKET CIO FORUM NEWCOMER
  • BEST IN SHOW - CIO CHOICE

SPEAKERS
Rick Pastore Senior Director/IT Research Advisor

Hackett Research

Mark Annati SVP IT

Extreme Reach

Charlie Tarzian President Chief Innovation Officer

Aberdeen

Greg Petraetis SVP and General Manager, Mid-Market and Partner Ecosystem

SAP North America

Vennard Wright CIO & VP of Operations

Iron Bow Technologies

Bruce Schinelli Vice President of IT & CIO

TTX

RC Woodson VP of IT & CIO

Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Kenyatta Powers CIO

State of Maryland, Dept. of Human Services

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