On Sunday, 20 May, we officially opened the IT Leader Growth Summit 2018.
From idea to implementation it took just over 7 months and more than 1000 hours spent by Xuviate staff alone to prepare for this first-ever global and completely online Summit focused specifically on the questions and needs of mid-market IT leaders.
This does not even start to account for all the time and energy invested by our more than 55 incredible speakers from 12 countries who share their insights and experiences in 56 sessions one-hour sessions.
And all of this knowledge (and many bonuses which we'll tell you more below) is now available to you whenever you need it to get inspiration or resolve a particular challenge.
Why are we doing all of this, you may ask?
Quite simply because we believe that many IT leaders do not realise just yet how big the opportunity is for them to start playing a really significant role in the future success and survival of their employers. Our goal for organising this event was to do our part in stimulating GROWTH and help many more IT Managers, Heads of IT and CIOs move forward with confidence. And we are excited to say that we have put together an incredible foundation.
If you could not attend the Opening & Welcome Session live, we suggest the very first thing you do is to watch the recording we have uploaded (you can see it at the top).
There is a huge amount of content to take in ... but if you do not first put yourself into a growth mindset, you may miss some of the really important points our speakers are making.
And this would be a real pity!
To help you avoid this, our suggestion would be to next watch Mark's Summit Opening Keynote on the "10 Limiting Beliefs IT Leaders in Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Leave Behind".
Live attendees loved the message and told us afterwards how inspired they felt about cultivating a growth mindset.
With the All-Access Pass you have given yourself a tremendous advantage over Free Summit participants:
And finally, do make some time to watch the Closing Session where we and a few others talk about the state of the global mid-market IT leader community and what it would mean if we could bring together more leaders. Really powerful ideas that were talked about!
Now that you have a better idea of what we have in store for you, it is up to you to make best use of these tremendous resources. Get active in the social media groups, engage with the speakers (who will also frequent the groups) and most importantly, make a commitment to yourself that 2018 will be your year of growth!
There is one small favour that we would like to ask. See, the total value we create for everyone is directly proportional to how many people join and actively participate. To grow a community, however, is not easy and we absolutely need all the support we can get. Whether this means you share our social media posts, tell your friends about the All-Access Pass or just leave a comment after watching a session to tell the speaker what you thought, we'll leave the details up to you. Every little bit of support is appreciated 🙂
Have fun, grow in leaps and bounds and let us know what you think.
Mark and Mathias, your hosts from Xuviate