Spring 2017 Agenda

Sunday, April 9, 2017
6:45 AM – 7:45 AM Golf Tournament Check-In
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM Golf Tournament
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Solution Provider & Attendee Registration
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Leadership Roundtables:

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

  • Selecting, Implementing and Modernizing ERP
  • Driving Innovation as a CIO
  • Employee Engagement and Retention Strategies
  • Innovating with Digital Technologies to Create Competitive Advantage
  • 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
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM BE Introduced: Speed Networking Introductions
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.
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Attendee Welcome & Orientation
5:10 PM – 6:00 PM The Moneyball CIO – Learning the Science of IT Decision Making
Presented by: Matthew Mandich, Director of Strategy and Innovation for InfoTech Research

IT can often feel like an unwinnable game, with limited resources, changing priorities, multiple stakeholders and increased demands. Too often, IT leaders must make decisions with insufficient information and without knowing the true effect on the business.

Info-Tech’s framework removes the guesswork from what makes the business happy and predicts the impact of key decisions before they happen. Info-Tech will walk you through the 3 real drivers of business satisfaction, and help IT leaders navigate a world in which:

  • Only 28% of Business Leaders are satisfied with the performance of IT
  • 67% of CIOs are not aligned with executives on the role of IT
  • The business perception of IT has not improved since 2013

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6:15 PM – 7:00 PM UNLEASHING THE POWER OF IT – Leading with Courage, Winning with Talent
Presented by: Dan Roberts, CEO of Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc.

According to a Global CIO Survey conducted by Gartner, the #1 and #3 obstacles keeping CIOs from achieving their objectives are Talent and Culture. In a world with increased complexity, accelerating change, and an industry disruption cycle that has shrunk from 10 to three years, IT has never been better positioned to lead the charge as their company’s Innovative AnticipatorTM. “Unleashing the Power of IT” is a highly interactive leadership development experience that will guide and inspire this new journey. Based on the latest research and new practices, this session serves as a catalyst for profound leadership transformations in organizations of all sizes and across all industries.

AT THIS WORKSHOP YOUR IT LEADERSHIP TEAM WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Move up the IT Maturity Curve – The Journey Ahead
  • Shift from Order Taker to Value Creator to Innovative AnticipatorTM
  • Lead With Courage: Building the 5th “C” For Success
  • Build Your IT TALENT Brand
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Welcome Reception – Casino Night!
Monday, April 10, 2017
6:00 AM – 6:30 AM Morning Fun Run/Jog/Walk!
7:20 AM – 8:10 AM Technology Roundtable Breakfast:

Discussions around pressing technology concerns and best practices.

  • Google Apps vs Office 365 vs IBM Verse
  • Turning Data into Revenue
  • Cyber Security
  • Integrating Cloud Based Solutions with Legacy Systems
  • Best Practices in BI/Big Data
  • Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • Driving Mobile Application Development and Adoption
  • Enterprise Applications in the Cloud
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Critical Conversations for Business Success

Presented by Brian Anderson, CMO POPin

Brilliant ideas can’t impact your company unless you have buy-in from the teams doing the work. And how can you as a leader get that buy-in? With honest and open conversations. The problem is that telling the truth to the boss is usually career limiting for your employees. In this session, Brian Anderson will address the critical conversations you need to have in order for your business to succeed, and how to make these conversations safe and actionable.

Key Take-Aways:
• Revolutionary ways to have actionable conversations within your company
• How to help management and employees communicate effectively
• Targeted questions to help you crowdsource answers to your hardest questions
• Ways to drive engagement in your company

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8:50 AM – 10:40 AM Boardroom Sessions
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Morning Coffee Break
11:00 AM – 12:10 PM Boardroom Sessions
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM IT Executive Boardroom Debrief Part 1
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:35 PM – 2:35 PM Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish In The Dark ‘Net

Presented by Mark Lanterman, Computer Forensic Services

You’ve read the headlines. Unfortunately, the question now is not if your information is going to be accessed or stolen, but when. Perhaps surprisingly, CIOs and CMOs are not immune to these attacks.

In an effort to inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high profile cyber-crime events, including Web Site breaches impacting retailers, banks and government agencies. Mark will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might effect individuals such as the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, phishing, and wifi attacks.

Computer Forensic Serivces

2:45 PM – 4:35 PM Boardroom Sessions
4:40 PM – 4:55 PM IT Executive Boardroom Debrief Part 2
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM One-to-Ones & Reception
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:15 AM – 8:15 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 NonProfit/Government IT
  • Best Practices in Retail IT
  • Best Practices in Utilities IT
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Changing the Narrative about IT – The Four Zone Model

Presented by: Peter Moore, President at Wild Oak Enterprises, LLC

In far too many companies, IT is still seen as a cost center/support function rather than a direct contributor to revenue, margin and profit growth. If that legacy mindset and narrative about IT are not changed, there is very little chance those companies can effectively compete in an age of unprecedented digital disruption.

Peter Moore will present a new 4 Zones Model framework and set of tools that are designed to help CIOs organize and prioritize the new work of IT to deliver maximum business value to any organization. He will also discuss how he is helping CIOs and their senior leadership teams tell the IT business value story in a new and more compelling way. He will draw on examples from companies like FedEx, SpaceX, ICANN, Edmunds.com and Splunk to provide specific examples of how they’ve implemented this new approach.

9:10 AM – 10:20 AM Boardroom Sessions
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM Morning Coffee Break
10:40 AM – 11:50 AM Boardroom Sessions
11:55 AM – 12:10 PM IT Executive Boardroom Debrief Part 1
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:20 PM – 3:10 PM Boardroom Sessions
3:15 PM – 5:15 PM One-to-Ones & Reception
5:20 PM – 5:50 PM Boardroom Debrief Part 2
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM Awards Cocktail Reception
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Taste of Savannah Closing Celebration and Dinner

Agenda Descriptions

GENERAL SESSIONS
The General Sessions offer timely and insightful content from our research partners Info-Tech Research Group, CEB and IDC.

PEER EXCHANGE ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS
Peer Exchange sessions are topical discussions for the purpose of exchanging ideas and experiences among the midmarket technology executives. These sessions are peer moderated.

Leadership Roundtables
Leadership Workshops: Peer-moderated roundtable discussions on trending topics and top-of-mind issues.

Selecting, Implementing and Modernizing ERP
Driving Innovation as a CIO
Employee Engagement and Retention Strategies
Innovating with Digital Technologies to Create Competitive Advantage
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


Technology Roundtables
Technology Roundtables: Discussions around pressing technology concerns and best practices spanning topics from cybersecurity to building a technology roadmap.

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


Industry Roundtables
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 NonProfit/Government IT
Best Practices in Retail IT
Best Practices in Utilities IT

BOARDROOM SESSIONS
Leading technology providers deliver case study presentations to select groups of executives in an exclusive, private boardroom setting – identifying critical business issues and discussing how their product or solution solves a specific midmarket business need.

ONE-TO-ONES
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 Meeting Hall — either scheduled before the event or arranged onsite.

AWARDS CEREMONY
As the closing session for the event, the awards dinner ceremony features products and innovations that have the best market potential based on voting by the participating IT Executive delegates.

Award categories are:

CIO Award of Excellence
Award of Excellence in the Office of the Midmarket CIO

Recognizes a CIO/IT Executive and the collaboration between their technology team and a chosen Solution Provider to deliver maximum business benefit. You can use this link to nominate yourself or another outstanding executive for this award!

MCIOF Best Hardware Solution
Best Midmarket Solution: Hardware

Awarded to the company with an established hardware product that has been exemplary in specifically meeting the needs of the midmarket.

MCIOF Best Software Solution
Best Midmarket Solution: Software

Awarded to the company with an established software solution that has been exemplary in specifically meeting the needs of the midmarket.

MCIOF Best Service Solution
Best Midmarket Solution: Service

Awarded to the company with an established service that has been exemplary in specifically meeting the needs of the midmarket.

MCIOF Best Emerging Solution
Best Emerging Midmarket Solution

Awarded to the company with a promising new solution to midmarket challenges.

MCIOF Best Strategy
Best Midmarket Strategy

Awarded to the company with the most innovative and aggressive approach towards targeting midmarket organizations through product development, innovation and marketing techniques.

If you are an IT Executive and would like to participate as our guest, please fill out our application form.

Solution Providers: Design a custom sponsorship package or ask for our updated attendee list.
Contact Dawn Shultz at +1 503-819-7030 or email.

Midmarket CIO Forum Spring 2017 at the Westin Savannah Resort

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

The resort is just moments from Savannah’s best shopping, nightlife, and attractions – and our complimentary ferry service places it all easily within your reach. Spacious rooms and suites are appointed with chic, soothing decor and our famous Westin Heavenly Beds®; some also feature private balconies. Additional resort highlights include award-winning golf and tennis, as well as a Deepwater Dock right on the Savannah River; the on-site Heavenly Spa encourages total relaxation and well-being. Treat yourself to outstanding dining at Aqua Star, or plan an event in our majestic waterfront Harbor Ballroom – a premier venue among Savannah, GA hotels. Discover Savannah’s downtown resort; join us and be well.