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Emerging Technology & Digital Transformation Summit - 2017

Strategic Briefings and Real World insights on using the latest in Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise.

Our annual event highlights what new emerging technologies will have an impact on Midsized and Enterprise Companies..

1. Major Briefing Categories include:

* Internet of Things and Mobile

* Analytics and Big Data

* Advanced Cyber Security

* Robotics

* Core Infrastructure and Architecture required to achieve the best customer experience Networks

* Cloud

* DR and Risk Management technologies and more...

2. Real World Insights:

Then a panel of CIO's and Senior IT executives will explain their methodologies and lessons learned in integrating new technologies into their environment as they make the transformation to the Digital Enterprise.

Conference note

We are now booking our keynote sponsors and panels.

Check back for new Faculty as they are added.

Be sure to register now to ensure a seat. These Summits have sold out for the past three years.
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Faculty & Agenda:
Check back for new Faculty as they are added.

Dennis Meinecke, Director Platform Service Operations, Gogo LLC  Dennis Meinecke, Director Platform Service Operations, Gogo LLC 

Todd Kimble, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Gartner Executive Programs

Martin Biernat, Project Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association

Grant Smith, Director, Tools and Solutions, Americas, LANSA


Greg Woodard, Principal, Solve


Event Agenda - 2 Day Event

Day 1

Welcome and Introduction

Session I. Keynote Presentation - NEW:  Gartner 2018 Technology Trends Forecast

HOT OFF the presses - Todd Kimble, Executive Partner, will be coming straight from Gartner's annual Symposium and will share with you the latest and greatest Refresh Technology Trends from Gartner's Annual Symposium.  Todd will combine this presentation with key insights from Gartner's annual CIO Trends Survey.  Sample topics include: Digital Transformation, IOT, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & more.  Make sure you see this critical presentation to learn where you should be focusing and the trends you should be watching!

    Todd Kimble, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Gartner Executive Programs

    Todd Kimble is Vice President in Gartner’s Executive Programs group and leads a team of seasoned associates focused on supporting CIOs and executive clients across a wide variety of enterprise customers.  Before joining Gartner, Mr. Kimble was the global CIO for Ryan Specialty Group, a specialty insurance broker with offices across the U.S. and Europe. Before Ryan, he was the CIO for the largest division of Arthur J. Gallagher, a Fortune 1000 insurance broker. In both these positions, Mr. Kimble led efforts to transform the information technology groups, streamlining and improving IT support, speeding the development of new business capabilities, and leading the IT integration of dozens of acquisitions. Mr. Kimble started his career with Andersen Consulting, was a partner and managing director at Clarity Consulting, and was a Regional Director at Microsoft.

Session II: Panel


Session III:  Presentation


Session IV:  Blueprint - Inviting a Non-Profit into the 21st Century

    Martin Biernat, Project Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Martin Biernat joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2015 and currently serves as its Project Director.  Upon joining MDA, Martin was responsible for the migration of the entire organization to O365.  His most recent work includes replacing an antiquated database system storing client records.  The replacement system is a unique implementation of Salesforce that incorporated many separate systems at MDA into one true client data source. Martin continues to be responsible for delivering innovative solutions to customer problems to save time and increase the customer’s productivity.  Prior to joining MDA, Martin was the Illinois Campus Cluster Program Manager at UIUC, a Senior Program Manager at WMS Gaming, and he spent over 20 years in the telecommunication industry.  He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Martin has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005.

Session V:  Presentation


Session VI.  Blueprint


Session VII: Panel


Day 2

Welcome & Introduction

Session I: Infrastructure/Cloud Blueprint - Moving from a traditional Datacenter to an all Cloud Environment

Learn how a leading CIO/technology leaders does it and how you can too

    Dennis Meinecke, Director Platform Service Operations, Gogo LLC  Dennis Meinecke, Director Platform Service Operations, Gogo LLC

Session II:  Panel


Session III:  Presentation


Session IV: Blueprint


Session V: Presentation


Session VI. Blueprint


Session VII: : Panel


Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • CxOs
  • Senior IT Executives
  • VPs & Directors






Lake Forest, IL, Oct 26 & 27, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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

How to Register
1. Member Registration


Nonmembers: $499

If you have a promo code enter it on the payment screen

*This event is only open to CIOs, Senior Technology Executives, Chief Innovation Officers, CxOs 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.


What Participants Say About
Our Summits

"The Summit was a great day's investment for any CIO/IT leader to heighten knowledge of technology trends and IT leadership insight."
Tom Hupp, VP of IT Young Innovations, Inc.

"I was so inspired I couldn't wait to get back into the office and start changing the world!"
Julie Garnter, Director of Information Systems & Technology, Kenall

"Amazing how Tec pulls in such high quality presenters and panels.  Great job Alex & Maria!"

"I was so engrossed and interested in the program I didn't check my phone or email all day."  

"The depth and breadth of information shared is priceless"

"Mind and career expanding, thank you!" “Very informative"

"Informative and inspiring!"  "Excellent!"  

"Strong content, topics, participants"  "Great education"

"Great, thought provoking session”    "Fantastic leadership insights "

"Good insights and examples of management approaches"

"Good event!  Thought provoking.  I'll attend the next one."

"Outstanding examples and use cases to clarify points" 

Earn Continuing Educational Credits

Earn certification credits while you learn!

We will provide each attendee with a certificate toward continuing education.

Interested in Sponsorship of
this Event?


Solstice mobile




US Signal

Kenway Consulting


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

Hotel Accommodations

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

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

Hotel Indigo Chicago-Vernon Hills
450 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 918-1400

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