Liz Ramey

17 posts
The first of a two-part series, ‘Creating a Culture of Inclusion’, was held on August 22nd. Mary Patry, IT Executive Coach and Advisor at ITEffectively, lead the conversation among a community of women in senior IT roles. "Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another." - Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, 1993 Mary Patry shared a few statistics by the National Center for Women in Technology, which provides a look at the gender gap in the IT field: Although 57% of all bachelor-degree recipients are women, only [ … ]
A common challenge among sponsors of any event is closing deals. At the MIDMRKT CIO Forum, building lasting relationships and securing a solid pipeline are guaranteed, if a vendor is focused, confident and engaging. Soaring Eagle is one of the CIO Forum’s most successful sponsors, so I sat down with Sales Executive, Devon Garbus to learn more about their experience and success at the event. How would you describe your overall experience at the MIDMRKT CIO Forum? Excellent! One of the best run conferences we’ve been to, and definitely well worth the investment. Everyone [ … ]
The MIDMRKT CIO Forum brings together top IT executives and solution providers in the midmarket space. These three days of collaboration, presentations, and networking are packed full of valuable conversations and new opportunities. One stand-out sponsor from the Spring 2019 CIO Forum was Symantec, who has proven to be a great partner for the MIDMRKT CIO community. I sat down with Director of Mid-Market Sales, Cody Manning to understand how Symantec has leveraged the partnership with MIDMRKT Suite. How would you describe your overall experience at the MIDMRKT CIO Forum? I have been extremely impressed. Over [ … ]
The MIDMRKT CIO Forum brings together top IT executives and solution providers in the midmarket space. These three days of collaboration, presentations, and networking are packed full of valuable conversations and new opportunities. Syncsite is one partner that has gained great value from being a part of the MIDMRKT community. I sat down with Bryan Marks, Director of Marketing to understand how Syncsite has leveraged the partnership with MIDMRKT Suite. How would you describe your overall experience at the MIDMRKT CIO Forum? Syncsite’s overall experience has been good. It took a couple of Forums to [ … ]
A word of advice – stop creating IT strategies, just to have an IT strategy. Over the years, I’ve talked with many CIOs about their pursuit to write a best in class IT strategy. A strategic CIO might say, “I created my IT strategy in conjunction with the business strategy,” forgetting the fact that no one on their team can dictate the main objectives of the actual document. An operational CIO might say, “We don’t need an IT strategy, our project timeline drives our success.” Strategic or operational, no matter where you find yourself on [ … ]