FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XChange Events will bring together the largest gathering of midmarket CIOs at this year's 2014 Midsize Enterprise Summit East (MES). The event will take place April 27- 29 at the Disney Swan & Dolphin in Orlando, FL and connect more than 200 CIOs and IT leaders with technology vendors and solution providers to build long-term partnerships that will support and advance IT in the midmarket. With strategic content developed in collaboration with Gartner, IT executives attending MES East will discover game-changing business and technology tactics and strategies that help deliver business value. Platinum sponsors of the 2014 event include HP | Intel, IBM and Ruckus Wireless. Follow the event on Twitter by searching #mes14.
Highlights of this year's 2014 MES East include:
+ Keynote by Pat Williams, motivational speaker and Orlando Magic SVP; and leading Gartner analysts
+ A new conference track, "CFO of IT" for financial leaders who are managing IT investments and projects
+ Professional development workshops specifically designed to help CIOs manage their careers and advance their roles
+ New MES Top 20 CIO Innovation Awards honoring CIOs for their implementation of innovative technology solutions
+ Online XChange CIO Community built to foster ongoing communication and education
"Our MES conferences have been connecting CIOs with their peers, vendor partners, thought leaders and industry experts for 14 years," said Lisa MacKenzie, Senior Vice President, XChange Events. "We continue to keep a pulse on and evangelize IT in the midmarket. We are pleased to expand the audience this year with the addition of the CFO of IT track, and look forward to the conversations and connections that will be made."
During the event, CIOs will learn about key market trends impacting applications, infrastructure, IT security, networking, storage, servers and mobility. Speakers will cover the future of virtualization, cloud computing, mobile applications, big data and its impact on IT strategic planning, data analytics, and more. Gartner analysts will also provide attendees unbiased insight and best practices based on client success stories, through overall general sessions and intimate one-on-one briefings.
The Giving Back initiative for this event is in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida. Donations will be collected to create comfort kits for families staying at the Orlando house.
The event will close with the annual Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Awards. These awards measure IT executive attendee perceptions of vendor products, services and presentations during the event.
Part of The Channel Company 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/
Betzi-Lynn Hanc, Marketing
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