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IT Leaders Circle
Annual Summit 2014

Driving Growth Through Leadership, Innovation, and Technology

Learn how the current shift towards a customer centric enterprise, fueled by new technologies such as big data, cloud and mobile is creating a huge opportunity for senior IT executives

Join our IT Leaders Circle members and key team members at this important annual summit:

  • Network with Other Senior IT Executives

  • Learn from TWO Keynote panels of senior IT Executives:

    • How to use innovation focused on creating a more agile, customer-centric enterprise to drive growth.

    • How to partner with the business.

  • Get an executive briefing on how the technology landscape combining advances in big data, network, cloud and mobile is creating an opportunity for all enterprises.

  • Get use cases on how companies are successfully using Analytics to drive growth

  • Learn the process to re-architect your business to shift to the Digital Enterprise

  • Learn how to deal with the resistance to change

Faculty To Date

Andrea Ciccolini, VP of IT, Hospira

Andrea Ciccolini, VP of IT, Hospira

Global IT Executive specialized in companies turn around, I’ve always been engaged to lead organizations in support of a variety of corporate growth initiatives and served as a change agent ... (For Andrea's full bio see Session VI below)


Michael Kennaugh, VP, IT Architecture and Business Enablement, United Airlines
 
Michael’s responsibilities include Enterprise Architecture, Information Security, IT Strategy and Governance and the management of the IT Business Office.
(For Michael's full bio see Session VI below)


Tim Walter, CIO, XSport Fitness

Tim is responsible for day-to-day planning, development, and delivery of both internal and external client technology.  
(For Tim's full bio see Session II below)


Jignesh Sampat, Vice President Information Technology at Knowles Electronics

Jignesh Sampat has defined and executed business oriented Information Technology (IT) strategy for multi billion dollar businesses...
(For Jignesh's full bio see Session VI)


Jeremy Burek, Director Enabling Applications,  Kellogg Company

Jeremy has spent the last 6 years as a Director of IT Applications For Kellogg Company covering the functional areas of Manufacturing, Procurement, Finance and HR applications.
(For Jeremy''s full bio see Session II below)


Joseph Lynn, PMP; Senior Vice President, IT Relationship Management; Citigroup

Mr Lynn brings 20-plus years of experience in IT management for the financial world to our panel, having developed his expertise in the "Wild West" of the Derivatives trading business at O'Connor & Associates.
(For Josephl's full bio see Session VI below)


Peter Logothetis, VP and Divisional CIO at Allstate Insurance for the Claims Technology Department

Peter Logothetis is a faculty member at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where he has been teaching Strategic Talent Management since 2012 when he joined the organization.
(For Peter's full bio see Session V below)


Brian Clark, VP, IT Operations Restaurant.com

He is currently the Vice President, IT Operations at Restaurant.com, a leading e-commerce retailer in the “consumer deals” space. Prior to that, Brian was the Vice President, Information Systems for Omeda.
(For Brian's full bio see Session II)


Brent Laufenberg, VP of Innovation, Rise Interactive

Brent is a technologist with an astute business sense; living at the crossroads of product development and technology.
(For Brent's complete bio see Session II)


Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group

Moderator Session II: Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group

Jim is a seasoned business executive with domain expertise in Financial Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Service Industries. 
(For Jim's full bio see session II below)


Moderator Session VI: Rick Knoechel, Channel Partner Sales & Development, Violin Memory

He has 30+ years of experience selling enterprise product/service solutions for industry leading global IT and High Tech companies.
(For Rick's full bio see Session VI below)


Shaun Lovick, President at NVISIA

Shaun Lovick, President at NVISIA

Shaun is a technology executive who stays connected with NVISIA's mentoring practitioners as they turn our clients' good ideas into great software platforms.
(For Shaun's full bio see session IV below)


Mark Panthofer

Mark Panthofer, Executive Director at NVISIA

Mark is a technology leader with 20 years of experience as an IT Executive and software development leader.
(For Mark's full bio see session IV below)


Brett Shcokley, Sr. VP and CTO, Avaya Brett Shockley, Sr. VP and CTO, Avaya

Brett Shockley is Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions.
(For Brett's full bio see Session I below)

Dan Huberty, CTO, Enterprise Services, Unisys

Dan Huberty, CTO, Enterprise Services, Unisys

Dan Huberty is the CTO and VP Solutions Portfolio Management at Unisys.   In his role with Unisys he crafts the overall Enterprise Services portfolio strategy and client solutions.
(For Dan's full bio see Session III below) 



Bob Ruf, Managing Director at the Judge Group

Speaker Selection Committee Chairperson:
Bob Ruf, Managing Director, Judge Group

Bob is Managing Director of the Chicago and Milwaukee markets for Judge Technical Staffing, a subsidiary of The Judge Group.


Event Agenda

Welcome & Introduction

Session I.
Keynote Presentation:
Architecting the Shift to the Digital Enterprise

The shift to the digital enterprise is a game changer.  The impact to the business is unlike any other technological revolution experienced to date. Citing industry research and Avaya’s own digital transformation experience, Brett Shockley, Avaya’s SVP and CTO, cuts through the complexity of the digital shift to reveal real world considerations for architecting a digital enterprise.

Brett Shcokley, Sr. VP and CTO, Avaya

Brett Shockley, Sr. VP and CTO, Avaya

Brett Shockley is Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions. Brett is an industry veteran with over 25 years of thought leadership in the telecommunications and contact center markets at Avaya, Cisco and Spanlink Communications. Previously, Brett Shockley served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of Avaya Applications and Emerging Technologies, with responsibility for Avaya's Contact Center and Unified Communications applications portfolios and Avaya's emerging technologies including Avaya Labs Research and Avaya's emerging cloud initiatives. Prior to that assignment, Brett served as senior vice president of Corporate Development, Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. Brett has been a driving force in defining and articulating the company's strategic direction. In addition to holding a patent for a telecommunications device, Shockley has an MBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology. Shockley was a 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, University of Minnesota Alumni Lifetime Achievement award winner and 2008 Minnesota High Tech Association Emerging Technology Company award winner.

Session II.
Keynote Panel: Using Customer Centric Innovation to Drive Growth

Join a top panel of IT Executives as we discuss the strategies to foster innovation to drive growth.

    Tim Walter, CIO, XSport Fitness joined XSport Fitness as CIO in October,2013.  Responsible for day-to-day planning, development, and delivery of both internal and external client technology.  He is also responsible for the company's digital marketing and strategy.

    Brent Laufenberg, VP of Innovation, Rise Interactive

    Brent is a technologist with an astute business sense; living at the crossroads of product development and technology.  He is known for creating pragmatic technology solutions and embracing an agile, tech-forward culture.  Currently, Brent is Vice President of Innovation at Rise Interactive, responsible for leading the digital marketing firm's overall product and technology platform discovery, development, and delivery to clients and employees.  He is focused on building technology to help Marketing Leaders make smarter, data-driven investments and optimize the experience of their customers.  Prior to Rise, Brent has held senior and executive level positions at companies such as Accenture, Allstate, Cars.com and Saggezza

     

    Jeremy Burek, Director Enabling Applications,  Kellogg Company

    Jeremy Burek, Director IT Enabling Applications for Kellogg Company, has almost 20 years of IT and Supply Chain Management experience. During his career Jeremy has held positions in IT Management, Procurement, Production Planning, Account Services, IT Operations, Consulting, Project and Program Management and Product Management. Jeremy has spent the last 6 years as a Director of IT Applications For Kellogg Company covering the functional areas of Manufacturing, Procurement, Finance and HR applications. He is managing a team of direct and indirect resources, local and offshore, responsible for the Global development, enhancement and sustainment of SAP and other supporting applications. Jeremy holds a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University in Supply Chain Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Arizona State University. Jeremy is a certified consultant in SAP PP, MM and SRM, is a member of APICS with certifications of CPIM, CIRM and CSCP, a member of PMI and a certified Project Management Professional, PMP.

     

    Brian Clark, VP, IT Operations Restaurant.com

    Brian is a husband, father, leader, manager and mentor. He has over 18 years of experience in information technology infrastructure, operations and management. He is currently the Vice President, IT Operations at Restaurant.com, a leading e-commerce retailer in the “consumer deals” space. Prior to that, Brian was the Vice President, Information Systems for Omeda, a Software-as-a-Service company serving the publishing and on-line media industry. In both jobs, he led implementations and operations of stable, secure and high-performance computing infrastructures to support the development and roll-out of web applications in 24x7x365 environments. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University (Ohio) and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Brian firmly believes that computers fear him.


    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. 

Session III.
Presentation: Applied Innovation: Using Analytics to Optimize IT as a Business Speaker

How do you improve customer satisfaction? How do you lower operation costs? How do you increase value? You run IT as a manufacturing plant focusing on lean six sigma principles to optimize the value to the business. Hear use case examples regarding user segmentation and personas to improve customer satisfaction, resolution optimization to reduce operational cost, and proactive analytics to self- resolve potential outages thereby increasing productivity and delivering value to the business.

    Dan Huberty, CTO, Enterprise Services, Unisys

    Dan Huberty, CTO, Enterprise Services, Unisys

    Dan Huberty is the CTO and VP Solutions Portfolio Management at Unisys.   In his role with Unisys he crafts the overall Enterprise Services portfolio strategy and client solutions.  Mr. Huberty is ITIL v3 certified as well as a Six Sigma Black belt and is an industry expert in the areas of service management and IT operations. Previously he was the Director, Enterprise Strategy and Planning, Office of the CIO for the Carlson companies. Mr. Huberty is a graduate of St. Mary's University of Minnesota.



LUNCH

Session IV.
Keynote Presentation:
An Architectural Approach to Innovation

Many leading IT analysts talk about the rise of the digital enterprise, while others tout the certainty of disruptive innovation. Unfortunately the guidance on these topics from the analyst and thought leaders is sweeping, vague and less than actionable for most organizations. Meanwhile, IT practitioners have begun to use a blueprint for creating an innovation ready, digital enterprise. We will explore this blueprint as it rises from the IT trenches and brings fresh life to a tried and true service-based architectural pattern. Additionally, we will demonstrate how this blueprint can help us to sort out the challenges of using the appropriate development approach (Agile, Incremental or Waterfall) for important IT projects. During this presentation, NVISIA will share their insights and stories from thier front-row seat where they help to move some of the Midwest's biggest and brightest corporations toward their goal of an innovation ready, digital enterprise. Finally, NVISIA will discuss some tactics for getting started.

    Shaun Lovick, President at NVISIA

    Shaun Lovick, President at NVISIA

    Shaun is a technology executive who stays connected with NVISIA's mentoring practitioners as they turn our clients' good ideas into great software platforms. Shaun's deep experience in bringing leading edge technology to NVISIA's software development customers gives him practical insight into the adoption trends of software related technology and processes. Shaun started with NVISIA nearly 20 years ago and has worked his way through the ranks to become the company's President. Over the years he worked as a software developer, software architect, project manager and for the last 5 years has provided executive leadership to many clients with their adoption strategy for innovative technologies. In addition to his technology experience, Shaun has significant industry experience in the financial, healthcare and healthcare insurance business sectors.

     

    Mark Panthofer

    Mark Panthofer, Executive Director at NVISIA

    Mark is a technology leader with 20 years of experience as an IT Executive and software development leader. As an Executive Director at NVISIA, he works closely with the executive team to package NVISIA's 23 years of experience into service offerings for clients who need help in getting their innovative software ideas execution-ready. Mark's hands-on technical experience and his background in software engineering allow him to understand the balance between craftsmanship and engineering that is required to transform good ideas into great software platforms. Mark is also a frequent contributor to TMCNet where he has published several articles including a recent TMCNet feature, "An Architectural Approach to Disruptive Innovation".


Session V.

Presentation: Dealing with Resistance to Change

One of the most challenging problems business executives face is employee resistance to change. We see it in many shapes and forms and quite often it is very subtle and hard to detect on time.  The key to the problem is to understand the true nature of resistance and how to deal with it effectively.  This session will examine the nature of change from all aspects, including its typical life cycle, but will concentrate more heavily on the resistance aspects and impacts.  The session will also engage the audience in a brief dialogue to solicit feedback and real life examples when it comes to resistance to change.

    Peter Logothetis, VP and Divisional CIO at Allstate Insurance for the Claims Technology Department

    Peter Logothetis is a faculty member at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where he has been teaching Strategic Talent Management since 2012 when he joined the organization. Strategic Talent Management builds a conceptual framework for business leaders to understand that the strategic management of people can improve business performance. This course will help participants maximize the performance of their employees and learn techniques that promote the success of their employees. Peter is currently the VP and Divisional CIO at Allstate Insurance for the Claims Technology Department, a 600 people organization. A key component of his role is to attract and maintain top IT talent that allows his department to design, develop, and deliver technology solutions that add value to Allstate, its agents and its customers. Prior to Allstate, Peter ran large organizations for major companies in the Financial Industry located in the U.S. and other parts of the world. He has also taught on a part-time basis at such schools as Triton College, Roosevelt University, and 20+ years at DePaul University.

Session VI

Panel Discussion -- Strategic Partnering with the Business

Join a top panel of IT Executives to learn effective strategies to partner with the business

    Andrea Ciccolini, VP of IT, Hospira

    Andrea Ciccolini, VP of IT, Hospira

    Global IT Executive specialized in companies turn around, I’ve always been engaged to lead organizations in support of a variety of corporate growth initiatives and served as a change agent with regards to introduction, integration and management of technologies to enhance and expand business processes. For the last fifteen years I worked with global Fortune 500 companies, demonstrating consistent record of increasing responsibilities and achievements across India, Europe, China, Australia and United States. Instrumental creating discontinuity with established cultures and practices, turning IT organizations around driving workforce planning, IT strategy, enterprise application development, architecture and information management, consolidating IT service delivery centers, managing outsourcing lifecycles and business shared services. It has been a common theme of my professional experience being constantly pushed out of my “comfort zone” in various different positions: all these different experiences helped me to increase my confidence level and to open my mind to different cultures and challenges.

     

    Michael Kennaugh, VP, IT Architecture and Business Enablement, United Airlines

    Michael Kennaugh, VP, IT Architecture and Business Enablement, United Airlines
     
    Michael’s responsibilities include Enterprise Architecture, Information Security, IT Strategy and Governance and the management of the IT Business Office.  United IT has approximately 2000 employees and contractors, runs over 900 applications in 3 primary data centers and is responsible for managing all aspects of United’s global application and infrastructure technology across the globe on a 7/24 basis.

    Prior to joining United, Michael has had a diverse 25 year career in the IT field across several industry sectors including finance, investment banking, manufacturing, consumer products, and logistics working for Fortune 500 corporations.  He has had the opportunity to lead several transformational projects including multiple mergers and acquisitions, implementing 2 enterprise-wide ERP systems, launching an online sales channel and deploying world-wide financial consolidation software.


    Joseph Lynn, PMP; Senior Vice President, IT Relationship Management; Citigroup

    Mr Lynn brings 20-plus years of experience in IT management for the financial world to our panel. Having developed his expertise in the "Wild West" of the Derivatives trading business at O'Connor & Associates, he knows the importance of ITIL and Portfolio and Project Management in enabling the business. He's driven initiatives to implement these practices in several organizations, including Northern Trust, Bank of America and ABN AMRO. 


    Jignesh Sampat, Vice President Information Technology at Knowles Electronics

    Jignesh Sampat has defined and executed business oriented Information Technology (IT) strategy for multi billion dollar businesses enabling business to achieve strategic objectives of double digit revenue growth, 15%+ operating income and available cash flow equal to operating income. He has built organization capability using people, process and technology. He has championed Business Transformation Program and enterprise wide IT initiatives with high Return on investments (ROI) and reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) which drove profitable growth and streamlined processes leveraging ERP, CRM, Web and Analytics applications, emerging technologies and financial consolidation systems.


    Moderator: Rick Knoechel, Channel Partner Sales & Development, Violin Memory

    He has 30+ years of experience selling enterprise product/service solutions for industry leading global IT and High Tech companies, including global experience selling to all levels (C-Suites to plant floor) at companies of all sizes over a wide range of industry segments. Rick attributes his sales success to his ability to identify strategic opportunities and the follow on planning and execution of campaigns to win the business.

* 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 over $100 million in revenue". 

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

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Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs
  • Senior IT and LOB Executives
  • VPs & Directors
  • Any IT Executives who want to develop leaders at their organizations

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Lake Forest, IL, Thurs. Aug 21, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Conway Park, 1905 W. Field Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045


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Avaya
 

 
 
 
Unisys.com
 
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