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Technology Executives Club

presents

an exclusive IT Leaders Circle luncheon:


IT Leadership Strategies Best Practices

Chicago, IL | March 16, 2012


Do you have an effective leadership strategy or are you just winging it? To lead your team, business... and career... to success, IT executives must employ a strategy that delivers results.

At this exclusive lunch meeting, Keynote Speaker Jody C. Berns will explore how IT leaders can help their departments drive and support business goals and strategies. She'll address how to identify the right balance of risk and innovation IT should take at an organization, how to cultivate alliances within IT and the business, and practical insights for hiring and growing the best team. In addition, a Keynote Panel of leading IT executives will discuss the leadership tactics and techniques having a positive impact on their IT departments and business.

This is the opportunity to learn from and compare notes with other senior IT executives on the most important aspect of your business: How you'll lead your team to success in 2012.

Get started now and register immediately for this important event.

Get the leadership strategies you need to succeed. Attend this event!


YOU'LL GET PIERCING INSIGHTS FROM OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER!

Jody C. Berns, Managing Director, Business Systems (retired), HSBC Jody C. Berns, Managing Director, Business Systems (retired), HSBC
Ms. Berns is a current faculty member with Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Most recently, she was Managing Director, Business Systems of HSBC Holding PLC until her retirement in July 2011. Her responsibilities included technology, architecture, development, and support for HSBC North America, managing the development efforts of over 2,000 technology professionals across Canada, the U.S., Bermuda and India. Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises around 7,500 offices in over 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

Ms. Berns has over 30 years experience in system application development in the Financial Services industry, specific to banking, credit cards, deposit products, and lending products. She joined HSBC (Household International) in 1984. Prior to HSBC, she worked at Continental Illinois National Bank.

Ms. Berns also is a Board member at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and currently is a member of the Research, Development and Innovation Committee and the Executive Committee. She also served on the Board of Directors of The Emergency Fund, a Chicago-based organization serving over 9,000 individuals in need through partner agencies in the Chicago area. She is a member of Women in Technology of Illinois and Boardroom Bound.

 

YOU'LL NETWORK WITH SENIOR IT EXECUTIVES LIKE THESE RECENT ATTENDEES:

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), IT Director
  • Ace Hardware, Director Technical Engineering
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association,
    Director of IT
  • Chicago Trading Company, Director, Security
  • Comcast, Vice President of IT
  • CNO Financial (Conseco), Senior Director Customer Service, Web Middleware Technology
  • Consolidated High School District 230, Director of Technology
  • EnovaFinancial, CIO
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, CIO
  • Fiserv VISION, Senior VP Product Development
  • GE Healthcare, Global Finance ERP Executive
  • GS1 US, CIO
  • HCSC, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Heidrick & Struggles, CIO
  • Hyatt Hotels Corp, Director of IT
  • Hydrite Chemical Co., CIO
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, IT Director
  • Illinois Tool Works, IT Director
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, CIO
  • Kraft Foods, Associate Director
  • Morraine Valley Community College, CIO
  • NORC, VP of IT
  • Now Foods, IT Director
  • Standard Bank & Trust Co., VP Corporate Project Management
  • Sun-Times Media, Director Infrastructure and Operations
  • TransUnion LLC, Director Software Architecture / Performance
  • Underwriters Laboratories, IT Director
  • US Bank, VP Wealth Management Technology Solutions
  • US Equities Realty, Director Infomration Technology
  • Williams Lea, Director Information Security

 

PLUS, GET PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE IT PANEL:

Judy Nagy, Head of IT, North American Lighting is a 20 year veteran of IT. Judy leads the development and execution of IT strategic direction for North American Lighting, Inc., an OEM manufacturer of exterior vehicle lighting. Judy is known for her innovative approach and continuous improvement methods. Her passion is to use technology to enhance the customer experience, drive business productivity and competitive advantage.
Todd Spight, IT Director, Smalley Steel Ring Todd Spight, Vice President, Information Technology, Smalley Steel Ring has more than 15 years of Information Technology experience, leading teams across multiple industry sectors like Insurance, Banking, Manufacturing, Food, Oil & Gas, and Healthcare. He has been interviewed in Insurance & Technology Magazine about E-Commerce Solutions and Internet Bandwidth. Todd is a member of Information Systems Security Association, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Association of Information Technology Professionals and Disaster Resource Guide.
Alwin Brunner, CIO, Heidrick & Struggles joined the company in 2009 as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer and is a member of the senior leadership team. Alwin has worked and lived in the Netherlands, France and the USA, and has more than 15 years of broad IT and transformation experience in the professional services industry. Alwin also holds the leadership position for the Knowledge Management function for the firm.
Jody C. Berns, Managing Director, Business Systems (retired), HSBC Jody C. Berns, Managing Director, Business Systems (retired), HSBC is a current faculty member with Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Most recently, she was Managing Director, Business Systems of HSBC Holding PLC until her retirement in July 2011. Her responsibilities included technology, architecture, development, and support for HSBC North America
Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group Moderator: Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group, is a seasoned business executive with domain expertise in Financial Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Service Industries. Jim works closely with many firms to help align business needs and technology for competitive advantage. His many roles include Vice President and Partner at PSC Group, LLC, Interim CIO at several organizations and strategic business consultant to many others. 

 

THAT'S NOT ALL! YOU'LL ALSO EXPERIENCE

  • In-Depth Roundtable Discussions that allow you to learn from your peers

 

* BUT, YOU MUST QUALIFY TO ATTEND THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT *

The IT Leaders Circle is a club within the Technology Executives Club for Enterprise Executives, director level and above at companies with $100 million+ in revenue.

Questions whether you qualify? Please contact Maria Tuthill at (847) 837-3900 x1

 

JOIN US!

11:30 am - 11:45 am Networking
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Luncheon & Roundtable Discussions
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Presentation
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Executive Panel Discussion
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Closing Remarks & Networking

 

Here's how to REGISTER for this event:

  1. Members: Email Maria Tuthill or call her at (847) 837-3900, Ext.1

  2. Nonmembers: Are you an IT executive Director level or above?
    Get involved with the IT Leaders Circle! Email Maria Tuthill or
    call her at (847) 837-3900, Ext.1

 

Event Logistics

Friday, Mar. 16, 2012
11:30am–2:30pm

Union League Club
The French Room
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL

You Must Qualify to Attend

Professional Business Casual Attire Required

Event Sponsors


 



 






 

Call for Sponsors: Learn how to get involved in this IT Leaders Circle forum. Contact Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x3 for information.

 

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