Westin Chicago North Shore, IL
October 8-10th, 2017

This event is co-located with

Westin Chicago North Shore, IL
October 8-10th

Testimonials

“This was one of the best conferences I have attended in the last few years. It was my first MidMarket MIDTECH event and I feel it scaled well to the sector of the industry I work in”

 Steven Shantz, CIO Trans World Radio (TWR)

 

“Each event brings forth beneficial information that I have not expected to gain, as I have my dedicated time with the strategic vendors and able to attend sessions and keynote speaker sessions on topics that apply to my career and company. That value is worth the investment. The frosting on the cake, is the networking after the conference that exceeds any investment.”

 Robert R Ross, SVP Systems/Recovery, CTO Data Center Inc

 

“I was able to connect with peers in different industries then mine and discuss things all of us had as top of mind and what we were doing to attend to those. I found this to be one of the great opportunities of this Summit.”

 Cary Tonne, Senior Vice President of Information Technology Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

 

“The midTech Summit was very nicely organized and provided an outstanding opportunity to connect with key IT leaders from around the world.”

Doug Belden, Director Technology Safeware

 

“I find this format to be the best use of my time in effectively collecting information from vendors. There is no better setting for a quick, on-point discussion.”

 Rich Moss, Director of IT National Benefit Services

 

“The targeted meetings with vendors made them much more relevent and valuable than any other event I have attended.”

Thomas Dewar, Chief Information Officer Leake and Watts Services, Inc.

 

“It was very effective in expanding my knowledge beyond a surface area in several items down the road on my Roadmap.”

  Mark Buttice, CIO MSEC, Inc.

 

“The Summit was a great experience and the topics were very aligned with mid-size company challenges.”

 Carlos Ramos, Sr. Director, Global Technology and Infrastructure Integra LifeSciences

 

“Having attended a number of Summits aimed at mid-market IT executives I can definitively say midTECH is by far the most productive use of my time. Being able to engage and network with peers from all over the country and learning tips and strategies from experienced leaders is a game changer. Beyond the keynotes and educational breakouts, meeting with multiple targeted vendors has expanded my supplier list and built new relationships that will have a lasting impact. I walked away from midTECH with a plethora of information that I will incorporate into my IT organization and I'll be eagerly waiting for next years event.”

 Clayton A. Lee, Director of Technology Corval Group

 

“Thank you to the good people of midTech! This conference was well thought out, put together and executed. The educational sessions were top notch with speakers that knew their respective topics. The one on one meetings with the suppliers in the "speed dating" formula was a great way to get sufficiently detailed data without dragging out long meetings. This format works very well. It's not too long and gives you a lot of information about the topics that are relevant. Great job midTech team!”

 Steve Cheatham, Director of Information Technology A-Check America

 

“A great experience that allowed mid-market decision makers to gain knowledge and solutions to real-world problems.”

Jacob Pat, Director, IT Canada Goose Inc.

 

“I use this summit as a window of opportunity to learn and hear more about new technology, tools and services which can help me setting my roadmap for upcoming years. I love one-on-one meetings to discuss my issues with appropriate vendors without the sales pitch pressure.”

 Hamid Khaleghipour, IT Director City of Addison

 

“The quality of speakers was very good and the selection of vendors well done. Combine that with a great price, great venue and organized event staff -- midTECH is high-value for mid-size enterprises.”

Steve Wales, Director, Information Technology Distant Lands Coffee

 

“One of the best conferences I could attend for specific topics that applies to a midsize company CIO, like myself. I was able to take a healthy list of action items from this conference that will have an impact on our business.”

Doug Marcum, CIO Receivables Management Partners

 

“good event. Well done”

 Edward Anderson, Global Chief Information Officer World Vision International

 

“The best conference for middle market companies I've attend. A great of IT professionals, all dealing with the same challenges and obstacles. The networking opportunities were great and I plan on keeping in touch with many people well after the event.”

Eric Feldman, Director of Information Technology The Riverside Company

 

“I tend to go to conferences for the express purpose of networking and/or learning something new. Because I work in the mid-size world, this conference effectively addresses bot desires. It dod so again this year.”

Gary C. Leaf, CIO King County Housing Authority

 

“This is one of the best ways to see the latest innovations in a short amount of time. It minimizes the time out of the office and allows you to target the areas you have an interest or need in.”

 Mark Raynard, Director of IT CEM Corporation

 

“Overall I thought it was a great event and I plan to attend again.”

 Kevin Castle, CTO Technossus

 

“midtech matched my needs with specific vendors. I felt my time was spent with the right people.”

 Lee Jon Scramstad, VP Technology SDI Marketing

 

“Definitely worth the time and effort to attend.”

Rick Ylauan, Director, Information Technology Walker Zanger

 

“A great opportunity to network with CIOs of similar sized companies.”

 Ian Necus, CIO PSI Services

 

“This was definitely a valuable use of my time!”

 Darcy Ellarby, Director of IT Haworth Marketing + Media

 

“The MidTECH Summit is the first of its kind to truly cater to the IT leaders at mid-size organizations.  The model is unique and absolutely spot on with what we need as CIOs.  There is no other Summit that I have witnessed that address all the aspects that MidTECH has.  From the one on one meetings with appropriately selected Vendors, to the to the outstanding presentations by mid-market CIOs, I am confident that MidTECH is hands down the leader in the industry.”

Jay McLaughlin, SVP & CIO, CNLBank

 

“The Quartz Model that is used for midTECH and the CIO Visions is far beyond that of all the other events out there.  It creates a venue that truly brings value to both the attendee and the sponsor in a unique and strategic environment where the 1on1 meetings truly address the areas I need to explore.  There is nothing else out there that can compare to their model and service.  It’s these events that both the IT leaders and IT Partners NEED to mark on their calendar in advance to attend.”

Arell Chapman, SVP of Operations & CIO, Monarch Community Bank

 

“The event was FANTASTIC!! I’ve been in this field for well over 17 years and have attended many trade shows and conferences. MidTECH truly gets it and I really did actually meet vendor’s who are exactly what we were looking for. Definitely not a waste of time and far better than every other event/tradeshow out there”

Esteban J. Deleon, Sc.D. Chief Technology Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology

 

“This was the first time I attended one of Quartz’s summits. The conference was very well organized. I am surprised with the wealth of information I was able to take home. As leaders of organizations we do not have the luxury of attending many conferences. Time is very precious and choosing the best events to attend is often difficult. The vendor meetings, sessions and social events all delivered on value for the time invested. I am looking forward to investing my time in these sessions going forward. Appreciate you making our leadership team part of the planning process. Looking forward to working with you.”

Seshu Vuppalapati, Enterprise Architect, Navistar

 

“The Summit was far and above any expectation that I had prior to attending. I expected hard sales pitches from the vendors, it was quite the opposite, I got to spend one on one time with their experts to discuss if their solutions would be a fit for my company. Well worth the time invested.”

Timothy Hawkins, IT Director, Foam Design

 

“This is one of the best venues I've attended for networking and vendor awareness, especially targeted to our needs.”

Michael Green,  VP & CIO, Lipscomb University

 

“This was the first Summit I attended. The venue was good and I definitely liked the pre-booked appointments with vendors which gave vendors a fair chance to talk about their products in a reasonable time-frame a typical trade-show mentality which doesn't necessarily benefit parties on both sides of the aisle.”

Sencer Tasan, SVP & CSO, Data Center Inc.

 

“midTECH summit is an excellent conference for busy executives who wants the best use of their time, money and resources under current economic climate.”

Andaz Ahmad, Director of Media Services of IT, Ivy Tech Community College

 

“I found the conference to be of particular value since I could meet and qualify a number of current and potential suppliers in a short period of time to explore new possibilities for my company. The education sessions were exceptional and the conference gave me an opportunity to take some time to think strategically about my operations.”

Dave Leannah, IT Director, Dorner MFG Corp.

 

“The midTECH Summit was far and above any expectation that I had prior to attending. I expected hard sales pitches from the vendors, it was quite the opposite, I got to spend one on one time with their experts to discuss if their solutions would be a fit for my company. Well worth the time invested.”

Tim Hawkins, IT Director, Foam Design Inc

 

 “I have always been somewhat outspoken about the potential value of us mid-market organizations. As an attendee and speaker of this year’s MidTECH summit, I have gained tremendous insight into what my colleagues and peers are facing, while at the same time understanding what some of the potential vendors are able to offer as solution sets. MidTECH was an extremely worthwhile summit and is one that both CIOs and Vendors should mark on their calendars in advance.”

Sam Lamonica, CIO, Rosendin Electric

 

 “This was my first midTECH Summit and will not be my last. I was surprised by how much valuable information I took away from the summit. Time is very precious and choosing the best events to attend is often difficult. The meetings, sessions, and social functions all delivered on value for the time invested. I am looking forward to becoming more involved in the planning process for future summits as I definitely see this as time well spent.”

Andrew Goodwin, VP & CIO, Georgia Hospital Association

 

“Kudos MidTeCH conference. I loved it and will tell all my friends in the business. It really was exceptional. The conference was awesome and wonderfully executed.”

Mugunth Vaithylingam, CIO, College of Southern Nevada

 

“Throughout the year, I'm busy executing on my IT/Business strategy and find little time to meet with new vendors or look at things that aren't part of my current agenda. By taking the 2 days and committing the time, this Summit gives me the opportunity to focus on some new opportunities/offerings and potentially strategic solutions that I can leverage going forward.”

Michael Kuehn, VP of IT, Ipsos

 

“I truly enjoyed the MidTech Summit. It is probably the best of its kind that I've attended. The quality of the speakers was excellent. The topics were very relevant to what concerns me as a CIO. This is the first conference I didn't want to skip any of the sessions. There were many opportunities to network with peers. I found valuable the one on one interactions with the vendors, in particular with vendors I hadn't heard of before. The time given was sufficient for me to get a good idea of their products and services without it being too overwhelming. I tend to ignore cold calls, unsolicited emails, and I don't usually spend much time talking to the vendors I don't know of at traditional trade shows. This format gave me the opportunity to have a good conversation with at least 3 vendors I was not previously familiar with and that now I intend to look more in depth into their products. The organization and venue were also excellent, the hotel, food, and facilities were very enjoyable.”

Dr. Alma Barranco-Mendoza, CIO, Trinity University

 

“This being my first experience with this midTech Summit, I can now strongly recommend that this was very worth my while and will return again. The vendor focus was beneficial and enabled strategic understanding and planning. It was a learning experience every step of the way, from the vendors, from the presenters and from the good cross section of other talented peers. Keep it up!!!! See ya next time.”

Robert Ross, CSO, Data Center Inc.

 

“This conference was the most effective use of my time, bar none! At other conferences, it may take 30 to 40 minutes of standing around, waiting on vendors, talking to initial sales staff, before I finally get to someone knowledgeable and can speak at an executive level... not too techy, not too much of a sales pitch. Just the facts. The 25 minute dedicated slots to meet with relevant vendors that already knew my priorities and projects for the year were extremely valuable. They could have been a little longer in some cases. Thank you for a great concept and an even greater conference.”

Bob Matney, CIO, North Central State College

 

“Great opportunity to explore and compare solutions to a multitude of needs, coupled with a premium networking venue.”

Bob Laret, CFO, All Access Apparel Inc.

 

 “The Mid-Tech IT Summit was the best trade show I have ever attended. It was extremely well-organized and focused, allowing me to maximize my time with vendors, participate in the educational sessions and walk away with solutions that directly impact my business.”

Paul Jacques, VP & CIO, American Film Institute

 

“ The Midtech Summit 2011 was the most relevant meeting for me in 2011. In a brief amount of time I was able to review best practices and discuss the latest technologies. Meeting the vendors one on one during scheduled time slots throughout the day make so much sense. It allowed me to determine the best way to work the event. The format lends itself to getting things done, making connections, and getting answers all in a short amount of time. Well done, I will be back.”

Mike Kennedy, VP of IT, Morris  Architects

 

 “The thought leadership and insights I gained during the sessions from technology professionals in similar situations to mine were extremely helpful and the ideas presented can be put into our roadmap immediately.”

Doug Feltman, director of IT, 24 Seven, Inc.

 

 “MidTECH provides an excellent means to receive valuable ideas, supplier interaction and superior networking all in a tight knit, time efficient package...”

Jeff Crawford, VP of IT, Healthcare waste Solutions, Inc.

 

“Very efficient use of time. It would have taken months to find and attend the same vendor meetings and educational sessions.

The layout provides a great opportunity to explore vendor technologies in a brief efficient manner without having to spend hours doing research and hours in meetings. If there is a match you can follow-up post conference.”

Matt Mower, VP & CIO, PLCU

“The one-on-one meetings with vendors and to-the-point keynote speeches were not only eye-opening to new technologies, but very motivational and encouraging. I know that I will have a different outlook on my position after attending midTECH.”

Alan Barnes, Director of IT, National Distributers