CIO Chicago Summit


March 12, 2019

Convene - 16 West Adams Street

The CIO Chicago Summit is a chance for CIOs and IT executives in Chicago to meet with technology peers from various industries, including, but not limited to, health care, finance, insurance, government, telecom, utilities and education. This summit features engaging Keynote Speeches, CIO Think Tanks, Thought Leadership workshops and Analyst Q&As on the latest technology topics and trends. Open discussions and networking time give attending CIOs and technology executives the opportunity to discuss common problems, and discover new and innovative solutions. Attendees will leave the event with new business contacts and new ideas on how to move their businesses forward.

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Featured Past and Present Attendees

Former CIO
Health Care Service Corp
Former SVP, Chief Technical Officer at GE Capital
GE Capital
Reyes Holdings
Global CIO
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
TTX Company
Cook County Bureau of Technology
CIO & VP Corporate Facilities
MAT Holdings, Inc.

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Past and Present CIO Chicago Summit Speakers

SD-WAN Explosion: The Emerging Solution for a Cloud-First Enterprise View details

William Wolfe II
Global Enterprise Architect
Dover Corporation

Machine Learning Is Here to Help, Not Replace View details

Jun Zou
VP, IT Application Engineering and BI
Tribune Media

Establishing Trust Through Digital Ethics & Privacy View details

Sherri Adame
Chief Customer/Reference Data Officer

GDPR Causing Confusion with Cloud Technology View details

Ofer Amrami
Head of Information Security
James Hardie Building Products

Shifting the Organizational Mindset to Focus on a Value-Driven Portfolio View details

Jack Garland
VP, Card Application Development
Discover Financial

Data Guided Business - It's as Easy as 1,2,?,4 View details

Rob Ortiz
Director of Artificial Intelligence

How to Accelerate & Simplify Approvals, & Why It Matters View details

Matt Weber
Regional Sales Manager

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CIO View details

Mohammed Dastagir
Chief Technology Officer
Sears Holdings Corporation

Disruption or Transformation? Scenarios for the 2020s View details

David Moschella
Research Fellow
Leading Edge Forum

Designing the Digital Workplace View details

Neil Bahroos
Vice President Information Security & Chief Data Officer
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

The Journey Towards Blockchain View details

Varun Ebenezer
VP Senior IT Audit

CA Corporate Strategy Modern Software Factory View details

Sanjay Tailor
Advisor, Enterprise Solutions
CA Technologies

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - CIO Chicago Summit

10:30 am - 10:40 am
Executive Exchange

Morning Networking Coffee Break

10:45 am - 11:10 am
Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

How to Accelerate & Simplify Approvals, & Why It Matters

Sponsored by:

Capriza View details


Presented by:

Matt Weber, Regional Sales Manager, Capriza View details

11:45 am - 12:10 pm
Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

SD-WAN Explosion: The Emerging Solution for a Cloud-First Enterprise

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details


Presented by:

William Wolfe II, Global Enterprise Architect, Dover Corporation View details

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm
Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation: Architecting Your Digital Platform at the Edge

Sponsored by:

Equinix View details


Presented by:

Mark Polimus, Solutions Architect, Equinix View details

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm
Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Data Guided Business - It's as Easy as 1,2,?,4

Sponsored by:

Keyence View details


Presented by:

Rob Ortiz, Director of Artificial Intelligence, Keyence View details

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm
Executive Exchange

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Executive Exchange

Summit Happy Hour


Governing Board

Nevin Zimmermann View details

Former SVP, Chief Technical Officer at GE Capital

GE Capital

The CDM Media Team

Laura Weber
Stina Woodburn


Located in the heart of Chicago's "Loop," Convene at 16 West Adams Street (formerly 131 S Dearborn Street) is the most conveniently located meeting, event, and flexible work space sitting in between two subway lines at the nexus of Chicago's 'L' system and within close walking distance to the city's best restaurants and hotels. With street-level access, this multi-level space is inspired by the city grid, organic curves of the lake and provides an upscale work environment to maximize comfort, productivity, and collaboration. Convene at 16 West Adams Street can host up to 280 people with a variety of tech-enabled meeting rooms along with lounge, dining, and reception areas. Convene is changing the way Chicago meets and works with heightened levels of service, luxury, and comfort in a contemporary, "industrial chic” environment.

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