FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XChange Events today unveiled the details for the 2013 Midsize Enterprise Summit East, "Accelerate Business-Driven IT" to take place April 28th through May 1st at the Sheraton Chicago Twin Towers. The two and a half day event brings together more than 200 CIOs and senior level IT decision makers to discuss the challenges facing the midmarket in an ever-changing technology landscape. Gartner serves as Event Collaborator, and platinum sponsors of the 2013 event include HP | Intel, Microsoft and SCALE Computing. Follow the event on Twitter at @ITExecXChange and #mes13.
Attendees will learn about the most compelling and innovative technologies on the market today that empower key midmarket decision makers to keep pace with the competition and accelerate business through strategic IT investments. Over the course of the event, industry analysts will provide attendees unbiased insight into the ever-changing midmarket and best practices based on client success stories, through overall general sessions and intimate one-on-one briefings. Leading vendors will present their solutions for the midmarket.
"Fast action is required for today's CIOs to prove they can accelerate business-driven IT with solutions driven by the forces of cloud, mobility, social and analytics. This new, adaptable IT leader must also master the art of creating process efficiency that adds value to the business," said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, UBM Tech Channel. "At MES, CIOs will face these issues, discover strategies and master the techniques needed in this new age of IT. This event, unlike any other, offers the insight that every midmarket CIO needs to move to the center of innovation."
+ David Nour Keynote addresses 'Relationship Economics' – the message of his book by the same name
+ Peter High of Metis Strategy hosts a series of 'Critical Conversations' featuring guest IT executives
+ Jim McGittigan of Gartner speaks on 'Spend Less on IT, Drive More Value: How Best-in-Class Organizations Do It'
+ Niel Nickolaisen of Western Governors University and Larry Bonfante of USTA provide professional development workshops
The main event will close with the annual Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Awards, measuring IT executive attendee perceptions of vendor products, services and presentations during the event. To view award categories, visit http://www.xchange-events.com/mese13/awards/.
As part of the XChange Events commitment to giving back to event host cities, collections to support Chicago's Bridge to Success and Ronald McDonald House charities. Through the support of sponsors Hosting, Stefanini, and Thinking Phones, a group of volunteers will make lunches for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. For more information on the Giving Back projects, visit http://www.xchange-events.com/mese13/giving/.
Part of the UBM Tech Channel family, XChange Events connect technology builders, sellers and buyers through a diverse number of live and virtual events, designed to help attendees share best practices, network with peers and gain exclusive market intelligence from industry editors and analysts. Organized into three categories, XChange Events offers channel events, IT executive events and on demand virtual events to address every aspect of today's evolving IT market. For more information, please visit: http://www.xchange-events.com/
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