ISE® Private Dinners with a Partner

ISE® Private Dinners are well-known for generating tangible leads and positive marketing outcomes, but many organizations have found that sponsoring a dinner series with a partner can minimize the financial investment while maximizing value for both organizations.

An ISE® Private Dinner Series can serve as a tangible marketing framework to accelerate your channel partner/vendor relationship and joint marketing efforts. These sophisticated events attract an exclusive group of key industry players, and each event becomes a forum for sharing your solutions and fostering meaningful relationships for both companies. Allow T.E.N. to craft a themed dinner conversation that aligns with your business objectives and joint service offerings; then let one of the many thought-leaders from our expansive ISE® Alumni and executive network drive engaging discussions during a gourmet meal. We provide a relaxed, inviting ambiance that will spark intimate dialogue about the issues that matter most to the executives, which is certain to foster lasting connections, inspire mutual collaboration and reveal unprecedented sales opportunities. Leave behind the traditional sales tactics and discover how a co-branded ISE® Private Dinner series can transform your sales and marketing strategy.

T.E.N. Program Management Services for ISE® Private Dinners

  • Create a discussion theme and abstract that corresponds with your business objectives.
  • Recommend and recruit an InfoSec Executive from our ISE® Community to host the evening’s discussions who lends their name, title, company, and knowledge to the overall success of the event.
  • Understand your target customers to build a custom prospect profile algorithm, which includes key demographic information on company size, geographic location, industry, title (level), and a “Top 50” list of named accounts in that location.
  • Deliver personalized e-mail invitations on your behalf to a tailored guest list of executive decision makers and influencers from your targeted companies.
  • Follow up with guests to track RSVPs and reconfirmations and provide a weekly registration report to ensure maximum attendance that aligns with your custom prospect profile.
  • Manage a dedicated landing page on T.E.N.’s website, with links and promotions from event calendars, outreach and social media campaigns.
  • Create a dedicated 24/7 online registration center for the event with calendaring functionality.
  • Promote your ISE® Private Dinner through T.E.N.’s social media channels, which reaches over 15,000 security professionals.
  • Present between one to three restaurants per event city that includes estimates of room rental fee as well required food & beverage minimums.
  • Facilitate 30-minute bi-weekly status calls to ensure your event’s development and progress aligns with your marketing objectives.
  • Provide profile backgrounds on each executive attendee prior to the event to ensure maximum preparation and networking opportunities.
  • Coordinate all logistics for the event, including: Pre-event production and planning, material creation of the event, securing the event location, on-site program management, and post-event follow ups.
  • Co-design a seating chart that optimizes networking and strategic seating opportunities for your sales team.
  • Create co-branded on-site program brochures that include your company information, a call to action for additional information sharing and the evening’s agenda.
  • Provide name badges, table seating cards, and single banner event sign for on-site use.*
  • Create and deliver a post-event survey and provide a summary of the survey results.
  • Deliver personalized post-event e-mail thank you notes to all attendees.
  • Deliver corresponding post-event e-mails to registrants who did not attend.
  • Provide a post-event contact list in a Microsoft Excel file for easy import into your CRM system.

Examples of Successful ISE® Private Dinners

Security Maturity: Mapping the Road to Resilience
Sponsored by: Secureworks
Locations: Atlanta, Burbank, Scottsdale, Tampa, Indianapolis, Toronto, Philadelphia, Nashville, and More!

Improving Visibility for Effective Threat Detection and Response
Sponsored by: Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Locations: Minneapolis, Miami, New York, Seattle, Toronto, Austin, and Las Vegas

The Rise of Global Identity in Digital Transactions
Sponsored by: Entrust Datacard
Locations: Minneapolis, Toronto, Rosemont, and Dallas

Build or buy? Integrating advanced capabilities and maturing your security program
Sponsored by: Endgame
Locations: Charlotte, New York, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, and Chicago

Partner Signing Policies

T.E.N. will contract with one organization only for all events and payment will be accepted from only the contract signer. This organization is referred to as the “Signing Company” and the designated Sponsor’s Partner is referred to as the “Partner.” T.E.N. will accept a joint sponsorship from a solution provider or vendor with a channel partner/reseller (VAR), integrator or consulting services firm provided that:

  • One company serves as the Signing Company and takes full responsibility for payment.
  • The partner relationship must be declared by the Signing Company at the time of contract signing or at least 30 days prior to the event unless pre-approved by T.E.N.
  • Only the signing company is responsible for fulfilling the ISE® Programs Sponsorships requirement.

What our participants say about ISE® Private Dinners

We thoroughly enjoy the experiences and results we see when partnering with T.E.N. to host ISE® Private Dinners. They provide a personalized touch to the entire process, working with us to customize themes, guest lists, discussion materials, and more. They are able to draw in top tier, targeted guests from the cybersecurity industry. Our ISE® Private Dinners have been highly successful and we thank T.E.N. for all their hard work.

Sue Bilkey, Field Marketing Manager

T.E.N.’s ISE® Programs and ISE® Private Dinners build communities for Security Executives both at the local and regional level. These communities foster information and idea sharing, while recognizing significant achievements by teams and individual InfoSec leaders. These programs enable participating members of the vendor community to become active and respected members of these communities by fostering better channels for communications and establishing trust.

Mark Calkins, RVP West Region
Fidelis Cybersecurity

The T.E.N. team works hard to provide sponsors of these smaller events with topics, speaking points, and guides to help our hosts and representatives keep the group engaged and interactive during the events so we can keep that dialogue going and garner their interest.

Kelly Mock, Territory Account Manager

Many thanks for T.E.N.’s hard work and assistance during this great event. I, for one, learned a great deal from the assembled execs during the discussion at our sponsored ISE® Signature Luncheon, as well in one-one-one chats throughout the day. The event offers a unique chance to forge relationships with the leaders and decision makers at our target clients.

Jay DeWitt, Regional Sales Director

I have both hosted and attended T.E.N. and ISE® Private Dinner events and have found them to be a key source of current threats, solutions, and how other companies are dealing with emerging trends. Of the many events available, ISE® Private Dinners are one place where I can be assured of interacting with the most senior and knowledgeable technology executives.

Tim Callahan, SVP, Global CISO
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