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Emerging Technologies -- Digital Transformation Summit

Real World Insights and Strategic Briefings on using the latest in Emerging Technologies for Mid Market Companies & the Enterprise.

Today's Business Leaders understand that integrating digital into their product lines and service lines using Emerging Technologies is key to driving growth for the future.  

Stay current and gain strategic insights on the most important (and exciting!) Emerging Technologies that will give you the competitive edge for the Digital Enterprise.

1.  Get Briefed on how leading companies are using the following Emerging Technologies within their product and service lines.

   * Internet of Things and Mobile
    * Augmented Reality
    * Machine Learning & Robotics
    * Predictive Analytics
    * New advances in Cyber Security, DR Technologies,
    * Core Infrastructure, & The Cloud

2. Strategy - Create and Adjust your Digital Transformation Strategy

Learn from a real world panel of CIO's and Senior executives their methodologies and lessons learned in integrating emerging technologies into their core offerings and customer experience

3. Future View:  Machine Learning, Business Process Automation and Robotics

The future is here:  Learn how area busines leaders are already taking advantage of machine learning, business process automation and robotics and get a glimpse into the future.

Conference notes

Faculty to date:

Carl Deal is Vice President, Team Lead with Gartner Executive Programs

Carl Deal is Vice President, Team Lead with Gartner Executive Programs supporting CIO’s and senior executives across the Global 1000. His primary areas of focus include global technology and business strategic planning, IT business optimization, technology innovation, and business re-engineering.


Rob Gonda, Vice President - Global Digital & Data, McDonald's Corporation

Rob Gonda, Vice President - Global Digital & Data, McDonald's Corporation

Rob Gonda is currently a Corporate Vice President within the IT Solutions Organization. In his role, Rob leads the company’s digital technology strategy with a vision of providing superior experiences for all customers by always being situationally aware and contextually relevant.


Nazia Raoof, Managing Director--IT Business Partner, The PrivateBank

Nazia Raoof, Managing Director--IT Business Partner, The PrivateBank

Nazia spent the last 10 years of her career in the financial industry as a technology leader successfully directing innovative technology solutions, supporting business, bridging gaps and improving collaboration [globally] between business, technology and operations for companies like The PrivateBank, Northern Trust, Neuberger Berman, and Lehman Brothers.


Mary Cecola, CIO, Antares Capital

Mary is CIO of Antares Capital with over 25 years of experience supporting Global Asset Management and Financial Service organizations. She is an innovative Global Chief Information Officer with demonstrated success creating and executing technology strategies catalyzed with business strategy to transform organizations. 


Mike Graham , Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, National-Louis University

Mike Graham , Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, National-Louis University

Michael is currently Vice President of Information Technology at National Louis University here in Chicago. In his various roles, he has led state-wide and University System technology groups to foster community, cooperation, and strategic partnerships.


Jim Petrassi, Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Health Care Service Corporation

Jim Petrassi, Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Health Care Service Corporation

Jim is responsible for developing a technology agenda to address market and IT capability demands. He leads the development of business value-focused technology strategies, methods, practices and standards within the organization.


Todd Nugent, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago

Todd Nugent, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago

Todd Nugent is currently teaching classes in IoT Architecture, Machine Learning and Cyber Security at the University of Chicago.  Mr. Nugent has spent over 25 years as the CIO of early adopter technology companies where he pioneered the creation and use of such early Machine Learning systems as airline crew scheduling systems, medical radiology review systems, automated legal document drafting and review systems as wells as cyber security log and access review alert systems.


A.J. Hanna, Executive Director - Ascension Ministry Service Center, Ascension Health

A.J. Hanna, Executive Director - Ascension Ministry Service Center, Ascension Health

A.J. Hanna has become a leading voice on the implementation of Intelligent Process Automation.  A.J. established and leads the automation Center of Expertise as the Executive Director of Professional Services at the Ascension Ministry Service Center, one of the early adopters of robotic process automation (RPA) technology in the shared service space.


Mark Hoffmann, CIO, TCGRx

Mark Hoffmann, CIO, TCGRx

Mr Hoffmann has a passion for driving organizational change and increased profitability through process and technology improvements. His core competency is in developing teams focused on the superior execution of business systems solution delivery.


Christopher Rence, Chief Information & Risk Officer, Digital River

Christopher Rence, Chief Information & Risk Officer, Digital River

In his role as Digital River’s senior vice president and chief information officer, Christopher Rence leads the company’s information technology (IT) organization. With more than 20 years of IT-related experience, he brings a wealth of technical and systems expertise to the position at Digital River.


Raheem Hasan, President and Co-Founder of Institute for Robotic Process Automation

Raheem Hasan, President and Co-Founder of Institute for Robotic Process Automation

As a strategic and results-focused professional commanding more than 25 years of cross-functional marketing, sales and product management success on a global scale, Raheem Hasan has proven himself a versatile professional committed to excellence.


Bill Lowry, Vice President of Product, ServerCentral

Eric Dominguez, Director of Solutions Engineering, ServerCentral

Eric has spent his entire career in IT infrastructure. He has performed nearly every function available in the industry from technical support to physical plant data center operations, sales, sales engineering, vendor management, and the list continues.


Bill Stineman, Senior Director - Cloud Technologies

Bill Stineman, Senior Director - Cloud Technologies, Avanade

Like you, Bill is looking to find new and innovative ways to apply cloud technologies to modern business problems. As the lead for Avanade's Cloud practice for the Central US, Bill assists clients in exploring the impact of these technologies on their organization via his expertise and first-hand experience.


Dan Fein, Cyber Defense Technology Specialist & Analyst, Darktrace

Dan Fein, Cyber Defense Technology Specialist & Analyst, Darktrace


Prior to joining Darktrace, Dan worked with both music and business executives to found a software startup focused on the emerging social music market. Dan heads the technical team for Darktrace Northeast as a Senior Cyber Technology Specialist, with a focus on educating new users on anomaly detection through machine learning in the formerly stagnant cyber landscape.


Jared Johnson, Sr. Digital Strategist , Solstice Mobile

Jared Johnson Principal Digital Strategist Solstice

Jared Johnson is a Principal Digital Strategist at Solstice. Over the last six years, Jared has been focused on helping the world's biggest brands connect with their customers and employees through digital.


Event Agenda

Welcome & Introduction

Session I.
Presentation:
The Impact of Digital and Business: Am I in the Rear View Mirror?

Carl Deal is Vice President, Team Lead with Gartner Executive Programs

Carl Deal is Vice President, Team Lead with Gartner Executive Programs supporting CIO’s and senior executives across the Global 1000. His primary areas of focus include global technology and business strategic planning, IT business optimization, technology innovation, and business re-engineering. Mr. Deal aids technology and business executives on strategy and innovation, helping them to more effectively lead their organizations through change and challenge, attain profitable growth and key business goals, provide increased thought leadership to their organizations, and better align their business and technology objectives.

Session II.
Panel Discussion: Emerging Technology In the Enterprise

Panel of CIOs, Chief Innovation Officer and CTO discuss both the ACTUAL Emerging Technologies that they've used AND their process for integrating emerging technology into the Enterprise. Topics range from IOT, to Mobile, To New Cloud/Infrastructure, SAAS and more. Learn what technologies are REALLY making an impact today.

    Mike Graham , Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, National-Louis University

    Mike Graham , Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, National-Louis University

    Michael is currently Vice President of Information Technology at National Louis University here in Chicago. Previously he has worked as Chief Information Technology Officer at McNeese State University, and CIO at Bethany College in West Virginia. He has also worked for SunGard in its managed services division. In his various roles, he has led state-wide and University System technology groups to foster community, cooperation, and strategic partnerships. These strategic partnerships have resulted in millions of dollars in efficiency and savings. His expertise includes: Emergency Management Preparedness and Operations,ERP and LMS implementations, Change Management, Contract negotiation, New Technology Implementation and Technology Operations

    Jim Petrassi, Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Health Care Service Corporation

    Jim Petrassi, Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Health Care Service Corporation


    Jim is responsible for developing a technology agenda to address market and IT capability demands. He leads the development of business value-focused technology strategies, methods, practices and standards within the organization.Petrassi has over 30 years of experience within the technology industry acting as a strategist and advisor to senior business executives on the latest technology trends/disruptions and their potential impact on business.  His career advanced from programmer analyst to systems architect, and then elevated into various strategic roles.  Prior to HCSC, Jim was senior managing partner at CSC Global Business Solutions, leading a global team of 1300 technologist focused on technology-enabled business transformations.

    Nazia Raoof, Managing Director--IT Business Partner, The PrivateBank

    Nazia Raoof, Managing Director--IT Business Partner, The PrivateBank

    Nazia spent the last 10 years of her career in the financial industry as a technology leader successfully directing innovative technology solutions, supporting business, bridging gaps and improving collaboration [globally] between business, technology and operations for companies like The PrivateBank, Northern Trust, Neuberger Berman, and Lehman Brothers.

     
    Currently, Nazia is the Managing Director of Technology at The PrivateBank where she provides all lines of business with technology strategies and future roadmap. Her technology solutions for the business encompasses innovation and emerging technology solutions.

    Christopher Rence, Chief Information & Risk Officer, Digital River

    Christopher Rence, Chief Information & Risk Officer, Digital River

    In his role as Digital River’s senior vice president and chief information officer, Christopher Rence leads the company’s information technology (IT) organization. With more than 20 years of IT-related experience, he brings a wealth of technical and systems expertise to the position at Digital River. As chief information officer, Christopher is charged with transforming Digital River’s global enterprise IT architecture, tools, security, quality, governance, compliance and facilities. Christopher and his international team of technology specialists oversee eight global data centers and a security strategy that positively impacts the operations of tens of thousands of e-commerce stores worldwide. Digital River’s triple redundant systems serve 60 million web pages and handle more than 300,000 orders on a daily basis.

    Bill Stineman, Senior Director - Cloud Technologies

    Moderator: Bill Stineman, Senior Director - Cloud Technologies, Avanade

    Like you, Bill is looking to find new and innovative ways to apply cloud technologies to modern business problems.  As the lead for Avanade's Cloud practice for the Central US, Bill assists clients in exploring the impact of these technologies on their organization via his expertise and first-hand experience.  Since 2008, Bill has delivered results on the Microsoft cloud platform.  He resides in Minneapolis, MN.

Session III.
Presentation:
Seeking Surfboards

Digital is never slowing down-- you can stand still and hope your business is strong enough to withstand the waves or you can ride them. In this talk, we'll discuss how to integrate emerging tech channels such as Chat Bots, AR/VR, and Connected Experiences into CX roadmaps. .

Jared Johnson, Sr. Digital Strategist , Solstice Mobile

-Jared Johnson Principal Digital Strategist Solstice

Jared Johnson is a Principal Digital Strategist at Solstice. Over the last six years, Jared has been focused on helping the world's biggest brands connect with their customers and employees through digital. At Solstice, Jared is passionate about helping clients win with emerging technology, and delivering never-been-done-before digital experiences. Joining Solstice with a background in digital consulting and delivery, Jared thrives on ideating digital experiences that people love, all while helping brands' bottom line.


LUNCH

Session IV.
Case Study Presentation: Launching a 20 year old company in the Cloud


What would you do with a clean technology slate for your organization?  Antares Capital has leveraged the opportunity of separating from GE Capital to create a full cloud based organization. Mary will explain how her team at Antares Capital have embraced the cloud model and implemented a server free, non-hybrid, cloud based infrastructure.  Mary will discuss Antares experience around where the Azure environment is ready for this deployment and where do you need to fill the gaps.  She will discuss the pitfalls and the successes of this tech forward solution

    Mary Cecola, CIO, Antares Capital

    Mary is CIO of Antares Capital with over 25 years of experience supporting Global Asset Management and Financial Service organizations. She is an innovative Global Chief Information Officer with demonstrated success creating and executing technology strategies catalyzed with business strategy to transform organizations.  Mary is known as a change agent with diverse expertise and recognized acumen in understanding and resolving complex business and technology challenges.  Prior to her current role, Mary’s has been chief business technology officer for FHLB Des Moines and cio for Deutsche Asset Management Global Technology. 



Session V.
Case Study Presentation: How to Adapt to A Hybrid World

 
A recent survey conducted by 451 Research indicates that 70% of organizations have multiple clouds in use today. This provides a key opportunity: How do you deploy workloads across multiple clouds, with each workload residing wherever is best suited to its requirements?


Join ServerCentral’s ‎Director of Solutions Engineering , Eric Dominguez, ‎for a session on how to adapt to a hybrid world to benefit your business and technology.

    Bill Lowry, Vice President of Product, ServerCentral

    Eric Dominguez, Director of Solutions Engineering, ServerCentral

    Eric has spent his entire career in IT infrastructure. He has performed nearly every function available in the industry from technical support to physical plant data center operations, sales, sales engineering, vendor management, and the list continues. His unique ability to communicate complex technical details to engineers and business people alike sets him apart and allows him to cross-function across all aspects of datacenter, network, managed and cloud services. Eric is quick with a joke and will take any opportunity to entertain, educate, and enlighten on the subject matter in which he is an expert.



Session VI
Emerging Technology HIGHLIGHT: Unsupervised Machine Learning: A New Approach to Cyber Defense

Machine Learning is here - and in this important session you'll learn how security experts worldwide are utilizing this important technology to fight Cyber Crime and reduce the risk of Digital for their clients.

    DarkTrace

    Dan Fein, Cyber Defense Technology Specialist & Analyst, Darktrace

    From insider attackers to sophisticated external adversaries, the reality is that the threat is already inside, however good you are at defending your perimeter. A fundamentally new approach to cyber defense is needed to detect and investigate threats that are already inside the network - before they turn into a full-blown crisis. Based on unsupervised machine learning and probabilistic mathematics developed by scientists from the University of Cambridge, the new immune system technologies are capable of learning ‘a pattern of life’ by modeling the behaviors of each user, device and network. Without relying on rules or signatures, these self-learning technologies represent a fundamental step-change in automated cyber defense. In this session, learn: 

    • How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced threat detection
    • Why 100% network visibility and intelligence allow you to pre-empt emerging situations, in real time
    • How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation, and lower risk

Session VII
FUTURE TECH: Panel Discussion #2:
Machine Learning, Business Process Automation and Robotics

Machine Learning and Robotics is not just future tech for Movies like I-Robot. Every release of Siri, Cortana, Google Now and more is already in our hands and making a difference to our world NOW. But how are Mid Sized and Enterprise companies using Machine Learning today and preparing for the future. Join Industry Leader Raheem Hasan and his keynote panel for an inspiring and eye-opening keynote panel.

Rob Gonda,  Vice President - Global Digital & Data,  McDonald's Corporation

Rob Gonda is currently a Corporate Vice President within the IT Solutions Organization. In his role, Rob leads the company’s digital technology strategy with a vision of providing superior experiences for all customers by always being situationally aware and contextually relevant. He is responsible for enabling the best customer experience by building state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art interfaces and globally scalable integrated digital solutions; while also focused on leading a data-­‐driven culture powered by a global data platform, analytical applications and providing data science services that enable necessary intelligence for our system to thrive. Rob has 20+ years of experience in digital experiences, business management and consulting, branding and advertising for clients such as Coca-­‐Cola, Chrysler Group, Unilever, Diageo, Target and others. His areas of specialty include systematic innovation management, strategic planning, foresight, as well as enterprise application solutions, big data and product and service design.



Todd Nugent, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago

Todd Nugent, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago

Todd Nugent is currently teaching classes in IoT Architecture, Machine Learning and Cyber Security at the University of Chicago.  Mr. Nugent has spent over 25 years as the CIO of early adopter technology companies where he pioneered the creation and use of such early Machine Learning systems as airline crew scheduling systems, medical radiology review systems, automated legal document drafting and review systems as wells as cyber security log and access review alert systems.  Over his career Mr. Nugent created two Document Management systems for law firms which pioneered new process automation capabilities, including a recently completed system for automated assembly of the closing documents of large financial transactions. 
 
Mr Nugent speaks widely on advanced technology trends and has written for publications such as InfoWorld, CIO Magazine and others.  He has appeared discussing these trends on such media outlets as the Larry King Live Show, CBS Evening News, WBEZ, WTTW and others.



A.J. Hanna, Executive Director - Ascension Ministry Service Center, Ascension Health

A.J. Hanna, Executive Director - Ascension Ministry Service Center, Ascension Health

A.J. Hanna has become a leading voice on the implementation of Intelligent Process Automation.  A.J. established and leads the automation Center of Expertise as the Executive Director of Professional Services at the Ascension Ministry Service Center, one of the early adopters of robotic process automation (RPA) technology in the shared service space.  He has spoken at events for the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON), International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), and the Institute for Robotic Process Automation (IRPA) on the topic.  He has also lent his voice and experience to articles in InfoWorld magazine and techtarget.com and to the book Service Automation: Robotics and the Future of Work by Dr. May Lacity and Dr. Leslie Willcocks.   

A.J. has over 30 years of experience in operations management, business process standardization and shared services.  He spent 15 years helping Anthem Insurance consolidate and standardize operations in their rapidly expanding Medicare fee-for-service division, developing a data analytics unit and leading the development of multiple tools to automate manual processes. 



Mark Hoffmann, CIO, TCGRx

Mark Hoffmann, CIO, TCGRx

Mr Hoffmann has a passion for driving organizational change and increased profitability through process and technology improvements. His core competency is in developing teams focused on the superior execution of business systems solution delivery. He has experience leading dispersed teams at both the regional and international levels. His ability to partner with the business combined with his ability to develop and lead high performing technology teams has resulted in the successful delivery of numerous multi-million dollar initiatives that were taken from idea to completion. He is currently serving as the CIO of a privately held pharmacy workflow and robotic solutions provider where he is responsible for all technology and customer service functions within the corporation.


Raheem Hasan, President and Co-Founder of Institute for Robotic Process Automation

Moderator: Raheem Hasan, President and
Co-Founder of Institute for Robotic Process Automation

As a strategic and results-focused professional commanding more than 25 years of cross-functional marketing, sales and product management success on a global scale, Raheem Hasan has proven himself a versatile professional committed to excellence. Since his role as Strategic Planner for IBM in 1996, Raheem has developed vast expertise in balancing strategy and pragmatic “hands-on” go-to-market program execution across product management, portfolio marketing, planning and program management. He has served in progressive positions for a number of large global organizations as well as start-up ventures.

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  • CIOs
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • CxOs
  • Senior IT and LOB Executives
  • VPs & Directors
  • Any IT Executives and Managers

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LOGISTICS

Chicago, IL
Nov 3, 2016
, 8AM to 5:30PM

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Conway Park
1905 W. Field Court, Lake Forest, IL 60045

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Program begins


Questions? Call Maria Tuthill 847-837-3900 x 1

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Event Bonus

We are excited to have the DigitasLBi Chicago Innovation Lab at this event.

The DigitasLBi Chicago Innovation Lab is an open, collaborative workspace where both clients and employees can co-create innovative ideas and prototypes for real business problems through hands-on work with emerging technologies.  DigitasLBi will be bringing virtual reality devices such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift  and augmented reality devices such as Microsoft HoloLens from its Innovation Lab for attendees to try hands on.

 

 



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