The IT director's role in using scarce IT resources to solve both immediate and long-term business needs will be the theme of the Gartner Midsize Enterprise Summit Europe, at Disneyland Paris from 20 to 22 June.
The conference will look at mid-market issues, trends and solutions from horizontal and vertical industry perspectives.
Presentations by Gartner analysts will cover business continuity strategies, how to build a case for IP telephony, and using open source technology in mid-size companies.
Other areas to be covered include the consumer technologies that will have the biggest impact on IT through to 2010, Microsoft's client side roadmap, and whether to build or buy IP telephony.
The format is a mix of business- and technology-focused presentations, product announcements and displays, and networking functions.
The target attendees are IT directors from the public and private sector with responsibility for at least 100 end-users. Attendance is by invitation only and Gartner covers all expenses - conference registration, travel, accommodation, meals and social events - provided that delegates meet the qualification criteria.
Sponsors of the event include Cisco, CommVault, Dell, EDS, Oracle, and Quantum.