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Technology Leaders Circle Luncheon

For Senior IT and Technology Leadership

Technology Leadership &
Management Strategies

The key to driving growth is effective leadership and management strategies. For CIO's, Chief Innovation Officers AND their key leadership team members.

We will cover a variety of topics including:

  • How IT Leaders Can Move into Business Leadership Roles
  • Transformational Leadership 
  • Raising your corporate influence
  • Key Management Strategies as a business leader
  • Working with the business and the board

Attend this event!

GET INSIGHTS FROM OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

How IT Leaders Can Move into Business Leadership Roles
 
Eric Dirst will share two different, but often complementary, approaches to leveraging your IT leadership skills to eventually take on business leadership roles within your company. Eric will cover tactics and strategies to position yourself for senior operational roles, such as COO or VP Shared Services, as well as tactics and strategies to position yourself to lead Innovation and Growth areas of the business by investing in R&D to find new ways to integrate IT into your company’s products and services. Eric himself employed these tactics when he was SVP & CIO at DeVry Education Group, to eventually become President of one of the divisions running all shared operations as well enterprise R&D.

Eric Dirst, President Online Services, DeVry Education Group

Eric Dirst,  President Online Services, DeVry Education Group

Dirst was appointed President of DeVry Online Services in 2013. The online organization supports all of DeVry Group's institutions and is one of the largest online operations in the U.S. He is also co-chairman of enterprise operational excellence with the Chief Accounting Officer, and the senior leadership sponsor for the educational technology Research & Development efforts.

Dirst, who joined DeVry Group in 2008 as VP and CIO, brings 28 years of experience within the information technology field. During Dirst's tenure as CIO, DeVry Group was named an InformationWeek Top 500 for IT Innovation (2009-2013) and earned the Top 100 in 2011. In addition, International Data Group's Computerworld recognized DeVry Group as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology in 2013.

Dirst joined DeVry Group from SIRVA Inc., a global provider of relocation and moving services for consumers, corporations and governments. SIRVA's brands include Allied International, Allied Van Lines, North American Van Lines, and SIRVA Relocation. While at SIRVA, Dirst served most recently as Vice President and CIO.

Prior to SIRVA, Dirst held senior positions with firms including IQ4hire Inc., KPMG Peat Marwick, and Covansys, a NASDAQ company which was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 2007.

KEYNOTE PANEL

The keynote panel will consist of CIOs & Senior IT Executives who will share their insights.

Gustav Toppenberg,Ph.D Senior Director - IT | Global Head of Enterprise Architecture & Service Management Aon

Gustav Toppenberg,Ph.D, Senior Director - IT & Global Head of Enterprise Architecture & Service Management Aon

Gustav Toppenberg (PhD) joined Aon Plc in 2016 as a Senior Director of IT and is responsible for the transformation to an ‘architecturally-driven and services-led’ IT organization as Global Head of Enterprise Architecture & Service Management. Previously, he served as Head of Enterprise Architecture and Portfolio Planning at Cisco Systems.

Mr. Toppenberg has more than 16 years' of experience in startup, high-growth, and Fortune 100 companies. His diverse background includes building and leading transformational efforts for both small and global operations and spans across business and IT strategy; business operations; IT risk management; project, program, and portfolio management; organizational change management; management consulting; and IT service management.

Dr. Toppenberg serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago and UC Berkeelyas well as adjunct lecturer at Stanford.

 

Eric Dirst, President Online Services, DeVry Education Group

Eric Dirst,  President Online Services, DeVry Education Group

Dirst was appointed President of DeVry Online Services in 2013. The online organization supports all of DeVry Group's institutions and is one of the largest online operations in the U.S. He is also co-chairman of enterprise operational excellence with the Chief Accounting Officer, and the senior leadership sponsor for the educational technology Research & Development efforts.

 

Crystal Broj, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, American Association of Diabetes Educators

Crystal Broj, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, American Association of Diabetes Educators

Crystal joined AADE in 2016 just as the association was looking to expand and leverage technology and the connected health environment as a means to engage and support all stakeholders.

 
AADE is a multidisciplinary membership association dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians and pharmacists, and others, AADE has a vast network of practitioners working with people who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes.


She is actively identifying trends in health care and diabetes education, seeking technology solutions that benefit diabetes educators and the patients they serve, and leading initiatives that enhance the diabetes educators’ understanding and use of technology.

 

Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group

Jim Vaselopulos, Sr Vice President, PSC Group/Technology Executives Club Advisory Board Member

Jim 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 Sr. Vice President 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 *

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

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AGENDA

11:30 AM - CHECK IN & NETWORKING
11:45 AM - LUNCHEON & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
12:30 PM -
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
1:00 PM - EXECUTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
2:00 PM - CLOSING REMARKS



Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs & CTOs
  • Senior IT and Technology Executives, Director and above
  • LOB Executives, Director and Above, interested in Leadership and Technology Innovation

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ATTEND THIS EVENT

LOGISTICS

Chicago, IL Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
11:30 am- 2:30 pm

Union League Club--Heritage Room-- 2nd Floor
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60604

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

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Get Sponsorship Information:
Call Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x 2 or email.



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IT Executives & Staff Members

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Pre-registration required. Must be Qualified.

Professional business-casual attire required.

Final speakers and topics are subject to change.

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