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Emerging Technology Summit - 2019

Explore both leading edge and practical applications of emerging technology.

A/I, Autonomous humans, RPA, Blockchain, Hyper Automation - when you look up 2020 emerging technology trends, the list reads like science fiction, but it's not! In this new look at our annual Emerging Technology Summit we'll explore the two sides of the Emerging Technology "coin":

  • Side One:  The Leading Edge!  Learn how a few select area companies are actually experimenting and using the "leading edge" of emerging technologies such as A/I, RPA, Blockchain and more.

  • Side Two:  Leveraging "common" emerging technologies.  What are emerging technologies for MOST companies, and how are they integrating them into their technology stack and business processes.  For example, Cloud Computing, Low Code, IOT, Analytics and more.

By the end of the day you’ll have a great perspective of both the “exciting” newer technology and how it might be part of your vision, to how to gain practical advantages from your next best use of emerging technology!  Join us!

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Faculty & Agenda:
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Carl Deal, Managing Vice President, Executive Programs, Gartner


Mohammed Owais Nasir, Director, Enterprise Architecture, Aon

Sai Ravichandran, Director of IT, The Morton Arboretum
Scott D. Jessee, PMP, Vice President, Data and Information Technology, Delta Dental Plans Association
Dan Sutherland, IBM Services, Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Data Platforms/Cognitive Process Transformation


Session I: Gartner 2020 Technology Trends Forecast 

Carl Deal will share with you the latest and greatest Refresh Technology Trends from Gartner's Annual Symposium. Carl will combine this presentation with key insights from Gartner's annual CIO Trends Survey.          

    Carl Deal, Managing Vice President, Executive Programs, Gartner

    Carl  supports CIOs 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.

Session: Robotic Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence

    Case Study Presentation by CDW

Session: How a Cognitive Enterprise re-invents from the inside out

A new era of business reinvention is dawning. The 'outside-in' digital transformation focus is giving way to the 'inside-out' potential of reshaped standard business architectures and intelligent workflows thanks to an unprecedented convergence of forces and exponential technologies. This framework has given birth to Cognitive Enterprises who are defining and pursuing a bold vision to realize new sources of value and restructure their industries, missions and business models. Hear how and where executives are focusing on becoming smarter businesses to take advantage of exponential technologies and capitalizing on vast amounts of data to reinvent and transform from within.

    Dan Sutherland, IBM Services, Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Data Platforms/Cognitive Process Transformation

    Dan is known for providing exceptional executive leadership as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Data Platforms CTO. He is an expert at transforming a client's strategic business vision into innovative solutions while exploiting leading edge technologies. An accomplished Chief Solutions Architect, Dan has defined his career by taking on the most challenging and complex assignments focusing on resolving complex data architecture and design issues. He is at his best when advising on very large, high volume data-centric projects where sound data architecture and design techniques are key components to a successful solution implementation.

Session: Keynote Panel One:  The Leading Edge

Learn how a few select companies are actually leveraging the hottest in emerging technologies, ranging from A/I and Robotics to Block Chain and more!

Session: Keynote Panel Two:  Practical Emerging Technology Use. 

Learn what a cross section of industry executives consider emerging technology for their companies, the process to identify and select which technologies to use and the projects they are currently engaged in or recently completed.

    Mohammed Owais Nasir, Director, Enterprise Architecture, Aon

    Mohammed Owais Nasir is an accomplished Technology Strategy leader focusing on Intelligent Automation, DevOps, Cloud, and Analytics. He is currently working as Director, Enterprise Architecture in the CTO function for Aon where he also leads Aon’s Technology Architecture Board for adoption of new technology standards globally.  Most recently, he has been leading Aon’s Cloud DevSecOps transformation initiative with a particular focus on self-service cloud enablement for startups and innovation focused BUs at Aon. This year he has also be involved with Aon’s contact center transformation program, including the adoption of AI/Low-code capabilities to modernize the platform for enhanced experience and scale. Prior to that he led the strategy and architecture for Aon’s Enterprise Analytics Platform that was stood up for Aon business units globally. Mohammed is based in the Chicagoland area where he acquired his undergraduate and graduate management degrees from Northwestern University. In 2019, he also completed a certificate program from MIT on Artificial Intelligence, which continues to be a particular area of interest for him among emerging technologies.


    Sai Ravichandran, Director of IT, The Morton Arboretum

    Scott D. Jessee, PMP, Vice President, Data and Information Technology, Delta Dental Plans Association

    Scott Jessee has over 17 years’ experience in the financial services and healthcare industries. He joined Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) in 2012 and is currently serving as the vice president of data and information technology where he oversees technology strategy, product and application management, security, infrastructure, architecture, data strategy and data operations. Prior to DDPA, Scott worked for 10 years within information technology at CNA Insurance, a Fortune 500 property and casualty B2B insurance carrier, primarily focusing on delivery, application development and support of CNA’s policy administration, claims, underwriting, sales and distribution, and specialty systems. As a seasoned executive, Scott has extensive expertise in building cross-functional strategies, analyzing complex business situations, enabling digital capabilities, developing innovative options, and elevating collaboration to value within the Board suite. Scott earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Indiana University Kelley’s School of Business, followed by the completion of a M.B.A. in finance from DePaul University.


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

Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs
  • CxOs
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Marketing Officers
  • Digital Officers
  • VPs & Directors responsible for driving change




Lake Forest, IL
Dec 19, 2019,
8AM to 5:30PM

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
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

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

How to Register
1. Member Registration


VIP PASS Registration
Use VIP Pass to attend for free.

*This event is only open to CIOs, Senior Technology Executives, Chief Innovation Officers, CxOs, Digital Officers and their senior team members Director and above.

CIOs, CTOs, and CxOs from established Technology Consulting Firms and Solution Providers may attend and add to the conversation as long as they are NOT in a field sales position.  An established firm is defined as 50 million in revenue or above.

Technology consulting firms, solution providers and other industry service organizations must be sponsors to participate.

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

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

Pre-registration required. Must be Qualified.

Professional business-casual attire required.

Final speakers and topics are subject to change.


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Contact Alex Jarett at 1-847-837-3900 x2.

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa
26225 Riverwoods Blvd, Mettawa, IL 60045
(847) 735-8374

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975 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 367-8031

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