This event is co-located with
Westin Chicago North Shore, IL
This event is co-located with
Westin Chicago North Shore, IL
“A well-organized event chosen to be hosted in a cost effect region. I appreciated the strong IT leadership presence among the participant peers. These were valuable during the networking segments. I also appreciated the time allocated to have intimate conversations with IT product and service providers.”
Amit Shrimavle, Chief Operating Officer, Risk Operations and Remediation Organization, AIG
"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
"Developing relationships with similar CIO's and brainstorming on current issues was invaluable. I feel I have a reference network now to share ideas, discuss issues, and learn from others."
Mike Booke, VP of Global IT, Capital Safety Group
"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
“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
“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. Count me in for 2012¦ this is a great investment of my time."
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
"Gained great insights into the current State-of-the-Art, such as cyber-security, data infrastructure and the Cloud."
King Lum, Director of Progress, ACE Clearwater Enterprises
"It was a great opportunity to meet new IT leaders and discuss relevant IT topics from a strategic point of view."
Duffy Boyle, CIO, DOT.Comm
"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.
"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
"I really enjoyed attending the midTECH Summit. It was a great opportuntiy to meet peers from around the Country and here what they are doing to address mutual challenges. I am looking forward to attending again next year."
Arell Chapman, 1st VP of IT, Monarch Community Bank
"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