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Cloud Strategies Seminar
& Showcase

** Sponsors - Showcase Your Cloud Solution! We are now seeking sponsors for this event**

Contact Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x 2 for information

Cloud has emerged as a MUST-USE platform. But exactly what strategies make sense for your organization and how are other companies using the Cloud?

Join us in our first Cloud Strategies Seminar and Showcase.

Join us in Chicago when Top IT Executives from leading, area organizations discuss a range of issues to help you succeed:

  • How to integrate the Cloud into your platform architecture.
  • Learn how the Cloud is being used to optimize workloads for Dev/Test Acceleration.
  • Learn how companies are migrating their apps to the Cloud.
  • How are companies tiering their storage in the cloud?
  • How do companies integrate their mobile environments into their back end?
  • What apps are most used in the Cloud - such as the Business Intelligence and Disaster Recovery?


Chris LaVesser,IT Risk and Compliance Solutions Leader. GE Healthcare Chris LaVesser,IT Risk and Compliance Solutions Leader. GE Healthcare
As the IT Risk and Compliance Solutions Leader for GE Healthcare, Chris LaVesser drives IT risk management and compliance by collaborating with leaders in all technology stacks to architect business solutions within GE's risk management framework. GE Healthcare has global operations in highly-regulated medical manufacturing, develops healthcare IT systems, and hosts healthcare IT for customers. GE Healthcare leverages public and private cloud services"”including software, platform, and infrastructure as a service"”to accomplish its industry-leading goals. Managing IT risk and compliance in this complex environment, Chris draws upon 7 years' experience as a military healthcare provider, 10 years' public and private experience in healthcare IT, and holds an MBA. As an active Milwaukee-area BASE jumper, Chris also goes beyond preaching risk management; he lives it.

Jason O'Sullivan, VP of Corporate Technology, Classified Ventures Jason O'Sullivan, VP of Corporate Technology,
Jason provides technology solutions to the enterprise that enable the business and drive value. Jason's technology team balances partnering to establish innovative solutions for the business with managing the utility of many core systems. Jason's focus includes service roadmap development, architecture, engineering and operations of's network, storage, communication & collaboration tools, virtualization, financial systems, telephony, and overall data center services. He is responsible for building teams, establishing an engaging culture and developing team members to ultimately provide sustainable results for the business. O'Sullivan has extensive experience in service strategy development, technical operations, infrastructure engineering, customer service, operations and data security.

Brent Richardson, Assistant VP Technology, Judson University

Brent Richardson, Assistant VP Technology, Judson University

Brent Richardson joined Judson University as the Information Technology Director in October of 2009 and took on the title of Assistant Vice President for Information Technologies in June of 2014.
Brent has been serving in the technology field since 1982, focusing his attention on technical solutions, business partnership and strategic planning. Past employers include IBM, Willow Creek Community Church, Hewitt Associates (now Aon/Hewitt), MicroTrain, Axciom Corporation, TransUnion, and Apple Corporation. Brent has held positions such as Network Manager, IT team leader, IT infrastructure "architect," project manager, project management coach/trainer, ITIL trainer, ISO auditor, internal business consultant and client consultant.


Brent Richardson, Assistant VP Technology, Judson University

Greg Hubbard, Executive Director of Technology, Cengage Learning Inc.

Greg Hubbard leads multiple software development teams, both local and remote, and drives technology vision to set the stage for future expansion. Greg has spoken at technology conferences on IT & business strategy, cloud computing, business intelligence as related to revenue growth and the roles of social networking within a company.

Linda Maclachlan Moderator Cloud Case Studies Panel :

Linda Maclachlan

Linda has long been a trusted technology advisor to many CIOs and technology leaders.

Based on her 25+ years of experience and industry contacts, Linda helps craft winning IT management strategies in collaboration with her customers. She has proven accomplishments in designing right-sized engagements and tailored managed services agreements that return clear value to both top-line and bottom-line results.

Linda began her career at Accenture, where she served as a manager within their Financial Services practice, and she later founded and now runs a Chicago-based Managed Services firm that specializes in providing top-tier IT operational support to mid-market, Chicago-based companies.

Linda received her Masters of Management from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.


Al MacMillan    Systems Engineer, Code42

User Data "in the Cloud"
- Al MacMillan, Systems Engineer, Code42

Let’s face it. The work that matters is conducted and stored on your colleagues’ laptops, tablets and phones. Most of it doesn’t get back to the server or external drives—even if daily or weekly backup is “mandated.” But those colleagues still want their data backed up and available—should the need arise—on whatever device they choose. It’s not a matter of when, it’s a matter of how you plan to give your mobile workforce the tools they need to enable productivity—while protecting the data they’re creating—for the good of the organization. User data is critical to your business and your users. Cloud solutions can protect and deliver that data, introducing new opportunities and capabilities, in a way that aligns with your security, compliance, and business objectives. But what flavor of cloud fits you?


Matt Schababerle, Hitachi Consulting, Vice President - Outsourcing Services

Cloud solutions and outsourcing services: Combining service offerings to maximize the value of your IT budgets.
-Matt Schababerle, Hitachi Consulting, Vice President - Outsourcing Services

There are many different types of cloud hosting models offered in the market place, as well as a variety of models for delivery of outsourcing services.  Where are the trends going for delivery of cloud based hosting and outsourcing services, and how do you determine what offerings make the most sense for your organization to maximize the value of your IT budget?  This presentation will discuss some of the different scenarios that exist for convergence of cloud hosting and outsourcing services into a unified delivery model.



  • Network with Your Peers to make new contacts, compare notes and best practices
  • Meet top vendors in the industry, and
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education credit if you're a Club member

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior IT and LOB Executives
  • Any IT Executives responsible for Cloud Strategies




Chicago, IL
Thurs. Nov 13, 2014
, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Union League Club, Crystal Room
65 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL 60604

Questions? Call Maria Tuthill in our Chicago office
847-837-3900 x 1


IT Executives & Staff Members

1. Members: Register Here to Use Your Ticket package or Contact Member Services at 847-837-3900 x1

2. Nonmembers: Learn how to attend this event with a complimentary VIP Pass

Providers (Hardware, Software, Consultants)

1.Members: Who have a ticket package, Register here.

Pre-registration required.

Professional business-casual attire required.

Final speakers and topics are subject to change.

Code 42
The Judge Group

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Questions? Contact Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x 2 for information




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