2016 Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor for Midwest Technology Leaders 2016 IT Symposium?  Check out our Sponsorship information or request a sponsor packet.


Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a next-generation network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV and a full portfolio of Voice services for cost- effective, simplified communications management.

For more information, visit business.comcast.com or @comcastbusiness

ServiceNow is a leading provider of cloud-based services that automate enterprise IT operations. We focus on transforming enterprise IT by automating and standardizing business processses and consolidating IT across the global enterprise. Organizations deploy our service to create a single system of record for enterprise IT, lower operational costs and enhance efficiency. Additionaly, our customers use our extensive platform to build custom applications for automating activities unique to their business requirements.

For more information, visit www.servicenow.com or @servicenow


Apex Digital Solutions is committed to excellence and ‘technology for people’s sake’ – utilizing best of breed technology to improve productivity and collaboration. The experience gained from serving businesses across multiple industries through three decades has enabled Apex Digital Solutions to provide customers with an array of cost effective business solutions ensuring organizations can focus on their core business. Apex Digital Solutions is a leading provider of managed and traditional IT services and support headquartered in metropolitan Detroit with specialization in public, private and hybrid cloud deployments.

For more information, visit www.apexdigital.com

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen.

For more information, visit www.cisco.com

SimpliVity, the Data Virtualization Company, was established with the mission of simplifying IT be delivering a new data architecture that powers an assimilated infrastructure platform. SimpliVity’s OmniCube utilizes standard x86 base systems to converge server and storage functionality, along with significant advanced functionality that today is delivered by numerous disparate appliances – all at a fraction of the cost and with extreme reduction in complexity.

For more information, visit www.simplivity.com or @SimpliVityCorp

Altair is a global technology company, focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments.

For more information, visit www.altair.com.

AMI Strategies is in the TEM, Technology Expense Management industry.  We provide businesses with market services, energy and utilities, and copiers and leases. Our clients benefit from using a scalable, customizable SaaS system because we deliver real invoices. Our clients improve their entire procure-to-pay invoice lifecycle.  We have a proprietary temNOW™ system, where companies reduce average invoice charges by 10-35%, freeing up capital for other business-critical activities.


For more information, visit www.amistrategies.com

Founded by three diverse, technology-oriented women, The Digital Divas is a new and specialized communication channel focused on highlighting women doing wonderful things in the technology arena.  It was created to both inform and inspire women and girls (and those who support their dreams!)  to succeed in life missions that are technology-driven.

Executive Search Partners is a Michigan born, nationwide search company specializing in mid-level to senior Information Technology and Finance and Accounting related searches.  Executive Search Partners was formed and is run by former Senior Information Technology Executives. Each Partner “grew up” in Information Technology and understands in detail what it takes to be successful at all levels. We utilize this unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience to first work with our customers to specify the exact requirements for each position and then to screen potential candidates in depth.

Executive Search Partners understands Information Technology.

For more information, visit www.execsearchpartners.com

Our service offerings span a continuum from pure IT professional services (consulting or contracting) to executive search and technical recruiting services and everything in between.

Online Tech is Michigan’s leading provider of compliant and secure enterprise data center solutions with 5 data centers in Michigan and Indiana. Online Tech protects sensitive data and critical IT systems with independently audited colocation, private cloud, and enterprise backup and recovery services that meet HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and Safe Harbor requirements. Online Tech is the trusted partner for keeping IT infrastructure and systems safe.

Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,200 professionals in 22 offices throughout Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India.

For more information, visit www.plantemoran.com

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, leveraging a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux and middleware technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training and consulting services. As the connection point between a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat enables the creation of more relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.

For more information, visit www.redhat.com

We Build Character is a not-for-profit organization focused on growing and strengthening the Michigan workforce through powerful executive mentoring programs. Our mentoring programs are designed to build a diverse network of leaders resulting in a powerful ripple effect of inclusion throughout the community.   We work with corporate partners who share in our mission and vision and in return help them meet their diversity, leadership development and succession planning objectives.

Local SIM Chapter

The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and pubic organizations. Chapter activities include:

  • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources.
  • Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems.
  • Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts.
  • Tours of member facilities to observe, first hand, excellent uses of Technology in the metro Detroit area
  • Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.