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MES East 2016: A Unique Opportunity To Meet With IT Leaders

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MES East 2016: A Unique Opportunity to Meet with IT Leaders

This year’s Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) East may be over, but no doubt the conversations and ideas generated during the event will continue for some time to come.

MES East 2016, which took place May 1-3 in Indianapolis, is one of the industry’s largest gatherings of CIOs and senior IT executives from across North America. This year’s MES East theme, “The Big Shift”, addressed the issue many midsize business leaders now face; with limited IT budgets, will they continue business as usual or is now the time is to explore and implement new solutions that will enable their business to better compete?

Be it at our booth or in the Boardroom sessions, the level of engagement and interest in new communications tools that allow for improved collaboration and productivity was in high gear. Members of the ShoreTel team presented to more than 200 CIOs during a total of 13 boardroom sessions which showcased the full Connect portfolio and provided a hands-on demo of Connect ONSITE. Often times, there were several ShoreTel customers within a particular session. These IT leaders not only provided real-world examples of our products in action, but also voiced rave reviews for ShoreTel solutions and overall responsiveness.

ShoreTel at MES East 2016

Traffic and conversations were non-stop at our booth.

ShoreTel at MES East 2016

More than 200 CIOs attended one of our 13 Boardroom sessions.

During each session, boardroom participants were given an iPad mini so they could view the presentation being shared on Connect and experience the product firsthand. Among other things, session participants learned how to join a meeting, set up a meeting and create a group. Those who completed a survey regarding the effectiveness of each session qualified to win one of two iPads in a random drawing held May 3. Congratulations to our iPad winners, Peter O’Grady and Mark Chenier!

A new ShoreTel video premiered at the event, and was shown during each boardroom session. You can see it for yourself below:

ShoreTel is pleased to have been a part of MES for the past 10 years, and was especially pleased this year to participate as a Gold Sponsor and be recognized with an MES XCellance award for Best Solutions Pavilion Booth Strategy. Once again, MES proved to be a great experience for both its exhibitors and attendees.

Jessica Kersey Jessica Kersey  has been with ShoreTel since December of 2013 and leads the integrated digital marketing program which includes: branding and advertising; channel, employee and corporate communications; customer reference and advocacy; media, consultants, and industry analyst relations programs; social media outreach and engagement; trade shows; marcom; and content strategy. Jessica has over 20 years of communications and marketing experience in UC, telephony, storage, software and networking.