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Mid Market CIO and Technology Leader Blueprint Summit - 2017

Get Actionable Strategies from your peers on the key areas needed to drive growth as a CIO/Technology Leader in the
Mid Market Company

Midsized companies have all of the challenges with less staff to get it done. Learn how leading Midsized Companies are successfully integrating new technologies, innovation and more to drive growth. A two day event covering a variety of topics!

In this important event we'll discuss:

  • Mid Market Leadership Challenges - How leading CIO & Technology Leaders are handing their top Leadership Challenges as they drive change.

  • A Midcap Innovation Blueprint - Get out of the operations business and into the Innovation business.

  • Getting a Seat at the Table Blueprint - How one CIO/Technology Leader ran IT like a business and earned a seat at the table

  • Your Project Portfolio Blueprint- Managing multiple complex projects with limited resources

  • Current Security Threats - Get an overview of the top threats affecting Mid Market Companies.

  • Executive briefings include:

    - Advanced Instrastructure architecture to drive growth
    - Security Threat landscape for Mid Market companies
    - Cloud Enablement
    - Agile Development and Product Design


Call for Speakers and Panelists

We are now booking our keynote speakers and panels.

If you are interested in participating please contact Maria Tuhill at 847-837-3900 or email Maria at mtuthill@technologyexecutivesclub.com




Faculty & Agenda:
Check back for new Faculty as they are added.

Chris Comerford, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Adler Planetarium Chris Comerford, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Adler Planetarium
 
Crystal Broj, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, American Association of Diabetes Educators

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

 
Greg Gleason, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Services, College of American Pathologists Greg Gleason, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Services, College of American Pathologists

Presented by PSC Listens

 

Todd Watkins, VP Information Services, Tyndale House Publishers

Todd Watkins, VP Information Services, Tyndale House Publishers

 

Gene Schaff, Director of IT, Tiller Corporation

 

Tom Irvine, CIO, The Chicago Community Trust

 
Akrom Hossain, Senior Global IT Director, Laboratory Operations Center of Excellence, Mérieux NutriSciences
 
Michael Rapken, CTO, Press Ganey Associates Michael Rapken, CTO, Press Ganey Associates
 

Ravi Pakala, Sr. Director - Enterprise Architecture, Northwestern Mutual

resented by PSC Listens

 
John Squeo, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Thorek Community Hospital

John Squeo, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Thorek Community Hospital

 

Tom Drez, CIO/CPO/CSO, Christian Brothers Services

 

 

Brian Cleveland, Vice President IT,  Vi Senior Living

 

Anoop Verma, Director, Tech Products & Innovation/IT Applications, The Joint Commission

 

Keith Knohl, CIO, QuadMed Employer Onsite Health and Wellness Centers






 
Mark Shipman, Director IT Operations, Vibes Media Mark Shipman, Director IT Operations, Vibes Media
 

Aaron Shaver, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, US Signal Company

 

David Brault, Product Marketing Manager, LANSA

David Brault, Product Marketing Manager, LANSA

 
John Quirk, Partner, PSC

John Quirk, Partner, PSC

 
Biff L. Myre, Director, Onx

Biff L. Myre, Director, Onx

 

 

Jeffrey S. Cornelius, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Darktrace.


 

Joseph Steelman, Management Consultant, Kenway Consulting

 

 

Greg Woodard, Principal, Solve

 
Jeff Laurinaitis, Managing Director - RKON Technologies, Inc Jeff Laurinaitis, Managing Director  - RKON Technologies, Inc

Event Agenda - 2 Day Event

Day 1

Welcome & Introduction

Session I. Leadership Challenges for Mid Market CIO’s and Technology Leaders

The real challenges are rarely the technologies themselves.  The challenges exist in the CIO Ecosystem of People – Solutions – Customers.   Understanding each part of the Ecosystem along with their interdependencies is where real success can be found in leading organizations through tumultuous technical times.

    John Quirk, Partner, PSC

    John Quirk, Partner, PSC

    John has been responsible for managing PSC's Chicago area operations since 2008. John has extensive experience in leading consulting organizations and providing solutions to clients. John first became involved with collaboration technologies as he created the first use of Lotus Notes at Bank of America. He then moved to Xpedior, Inc, where, as the Global Practice Leader - Enterprise Portals and Knowledge Management, he worked closely with senior executives to provide strategic guidance on e-Business, Enterprise Portal / Knowledge Management and many initiatives.Since joining PSC in 2004, John led the Enterprise Applications and the Advisory Services practices before taking on his current role of Vice President of Operations. As a Partner of the PSC, John oversees all aspects of our Chicago operation. He has been extensively involved in the creation of our Five Points of Excellence program and has helped lead the organization through a phase of steady and consistent growth.

Session II:  Panel: Top Challenges and Opportunities - Top projects budgets, biggest challenges

    Gene Schaff, Director of IT, Tiller Corporation

    Gene Schaff joined Tiller Corporation in 1990 as an application developer.  In 1993 he was promoted to Director of IT and is responsible for all IT services provided by Tiller Corporation and its subsidiaries; Barton Sand & Gravel Co., Commercial Asphalt Co., and Barton Enterprises, Inc.  Tiller Corporation’s IT Department supports over 22 remote locations that reside around the Greater Twin Cities area.  Gene is currently overseeing the development of a new ERP system that is being developed with the partnership of Netrix LLC, Chicago, IL.   This ERP system is being developed on the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform using Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and Microservices.  This system will replace existing applications that have been developed by Gene and his staff.  Gene has over 30 years’ experience in IT working primarily in the manufacturing industry

     

    Tom Drez, CIO/CPO/CSO, Christian Brothers Services

    Tom Drez serves as Chief Information Officer and Managing Director of the Information & Technology Services (ITS) Division of Christian Brothers Services (CBS).  Tom joined CBS in 1987 to lead the division and take on the responsibility to strategically apply information technology to the business as an enabler to achieve desirable results.  The ITS Division provides for operations, software and website design and development, and education.  This includes responsibilities for implementing, supporting, and maintaining all aspects of computer, telephone, and audio/visual systems ensuring that technology usage fully supports organizational goals.  He also has responsibility for information protection including privacy and security.CBS is a nonprofit organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health/retirement, property/casualty and consulting/technology to church organizations.  

     

    Brian Cleveland, Vice President IT,  Vi Senior Living

    Brian Cleveland leads the technology strategy and IT program execution at Vi Senior Living. He is responsible for the management and support of the information technology department which includes enterprise applications, information security, and the underlying networks and systems including the data center.  In addition, Brian is responsible for oversight of the low voltage systems that are standard at Vi communities which includes emergency call systems, in-house TV, security systems, telephony, WiFi and other mobile communication technologies.

     

    Mark Shipman, Director IT Operations, Vibes Media Mark Shipman, Director IT Operations, Vibes Media

    Greg Woodard, Principal, Solve


    Greg is a Principal with Solve, and is based in Chicago, IL. He architects solutions to provide data warehouses, dashboards and visualizations. The goal is data discovery, predictive analytics and reporting across the full breadth of functions within organizations. For the past 25 years, Greg has worked on BI and custom application solutions for Manufacturing, Supply Chain / Distribution, Financial Services, Insurance, Professional Services, Telecom, and a variety of other industries.

Session III:  Drive Innovation through Advanced Infrastructure

Learn how companies are setting themselves up for innovation through advanced innovation methods.

    Biff L. Myre, Director, Onx

    Biff L. Myre, Director, Onx

    Biff is a thought leader in the realm of availability, resiliency, and disaster recovery and business continuity. A consummate professional who works within many regulated industries including financial, insurance, transportation, utilities, and healthcare.



Session IV:  Leadership Blueprint: Running IT Like A Business.

    Michael Rapken, CTO, Press Ganey Associates

    Michael Rapken, CTO, Press Ganey Associates

    Michael Rapken brings more than 30 years of strategic business and technology experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer of Press Ganey. Michael’s diverse industry background and honed skills combine to provide pragmatic leadership for the daily IT operations and software development at the firm. As CTO, Michael is responsible for IT Strategy, IT Operations and development of our client facing solutions. He is dedicated to delivering forward thinking and reliable solutions for Press Ganey’s clients in their mission to provide the best patient experience across the care continuum. Prior to joining Press Ganey, Michael was Senior Vice President of Business Consulting at Genesis10, a national IT and Business Consulting company, headquartered in New York, New York.

Session V:   Security Threats 

Get an overview of the top threats affecting Mid Market Companies.

    Jeffrey S. Cornelius, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Darktrace.

    His background with large Enterprise Software organizations over the past 10 years lends itself to the needs of a young, innovative, market-defining organization from a Commercial standpoint.  Jeff oversee the global, strategic direction of Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System solution tailored specifically for Critical Infrastructure Protection.  Prior to joining, Darktrace, Jeff held Executive Commercial positions with Viewpointe and Autonomy.  Prior to these, Jeff taught at the University of Texas and New Mexico State University where he held adjunct positions in Experimental Psychology (Social, Cognition, Perception) and Experimental Statistics.


Session VI.  Midcap Innovation blueprint - Get out of the operations business and into the Innovation business.

Learn how one CIO/Technology Leader did it and the key strategies for you to make the move.

    Greg Gleason, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Services, College of American Pathologists

    Presented by PSC Listens

Session VII: Panel - Midcap Innovation

Learn how you can reorganize and energize your IT shop from a IT Operations Shop to a Innovative Development and Growth Driver for the business

    John Squeo, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Thorek Community Hospital

    John Squeo, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Thorek Community Hospital


    John leads the Office of Innovation and is responsible for Business Intelligence, Risk Analytics, IT, Quality Analytics, Digital & Marketing and growth strategies. Previous to Thorek, John has held positions in healthcare consulting as the CTO and SVP for Allied Telesis where he led the global healthcare professional services division, and as a healthcare system administrator for Vanguard Health Systems, a 26 hospital system where he worked extensively on population health initiatives including the a Medicare Pioneer ACO and 4 Medicare Shared Savings ACOs. In 2012, his teams were awarded the designation of Most Wired Hospital by Hospital & Health Networks.

     

    Anoop Verma, Director, Tech Products & Innovation/IT Applications, The Joint Commission

    Anoop Verma, Director, Tech Products & Innovation/IT Applications, The Joint Commission

    Jeff Laurinaitis, Managing Director - RKON Technologies, Inc Jeff Laurinaitis, Managing Director  - RKON Technologies, Inc

Day 2

Welcome & Introduction

Session I. Blueprint/Case Study: How to Lead an ERP and Live to Tell About It

Leading an ERP project is a daunting task. It’s not something that a company needs to do very often so we don’t have a lot of experience in it when we are asked to use our skills to make that project successful. In this session, Todd Watkins will explain the lessons he learned along the way in order to help you lead an ERP project. Attendees will hear some practical tips as well as things to avoid that Todd wishes he had known before leading an ERP. A range of topics will be covered such as budgeting, selecting an implementation partner, testing and scripting, working with 3rd party vendors, knowing when to go live, post go live support, and much more.

    Todd Watkins, VP Information Services, Tyndale House Publishers

    Todd Watkins, VP Information Services, Tyndale House Publishers

    Todd Watkins is the Vice President of Information Services at Tyndale House Publishers in Carol Stream, IL. Having served at Tyndale for over 10 years, his previous positions included Project Manager and Design Manager. In those positions, Todd was responsible for overhauling several internal systems to streamline the publishing process. He has also worked as a developer, network administrator, and system administrator. In 2015, he was asked to lead Tyndale’s ERP implementation of JD Edwards.

Session II:  Panel- Transformative Leadership and Business Driver

Run IT like a business, earn Respect of Business and transform the company.

    Ravi Pakala, Sr. Director - Enterprise Architecture, Northwestern Mutual

    As a Sr. Director of Enterprise Architecture at the Northwestern Mutual, Ravi is responsible for enabling digital transformation efforts through driving the overall Digital platform and technology strategy for Northwestern Mutual, Enterprise Business Technology planning, and R&D. Ravi has been with Northwestern Mutual for 3.5 years. Ravi worked in various industries such as defense, marketing and recruiting,manufacturing, and telecom in US, UK, and India. He received his masters from Marquette University and undergraduate degree in engineering from one of India’s premier institutions. He also taught gradual level courses at Marquette University. During summers he enjoys playing cricket.

     

    Keith Knohl, CIO, QuadMed Employer Onsite Health and Wellness Centers

    Keith carries more than 20 years of experience across healthcare organizations producing products that engage patients and physicians to drive improved health outcomes and revenue. Previously he held positions of VP of Technology & Logistics - HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer, VP of Client Services - HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer at Pinpoint Care, Director of Technical Services at Kirby Lester and Chief Information Officer with Your Choice Living, Inc. in Chicago, IL. His Medical Home solution incorporating telemedicine, remote monitoring, video conferencing, and care coordination won the Oracle® Titan Award® for the 2007 Healthcare Solution of the Year. Keith holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from DePaul University and a BA in Business Administration from Monmouth College.


Session III:  Cloud Enablement

Learn the five stages of Cloud development.

    Joseph Steelman, Management Consultant, Kenway Consulting

    After graduating from the University of Chicago’s Economics Department, Joe started his career in the derivatives trading industry designing and building front end trading systems, which instilled a respect and admiration for the power of technology to drive business objectives. In 2015, Joe joined Kenway Consulting to help more business unleash the power of technology and has been a leader in Kenway’s Application Development and IT Strategy work across a broad range of industries, clients, and technologies. He is currently leading Kenway’s Cloud Strategy Practice, which puts him in a good position to comment on how the Enterprise IT environment is changing and the direction Kenway believes it is headed.


Session IV: Infrastructure Overview for the Modern Mid Market Company

    Aaron Shaver, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, US Signal Company

    Aaron Shaver, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, leads US Signal’s long-term technology vision, and is responsible for strategic customer partnerships, university collaboration, industry thought leadership and advanced technical solutions.
    Prior to joining US Signal, Aaron served as the Executive Director of Information Management for Spectrum Pennock Health Services. He has also lead research and development for US Signal, establishing the MPLS, Carrier Ethernet and Cloud practices.  Aaron has a 20-year background in telecommunications, data center design and information security.
    Aaron holds a doctorate in information assurance and computer science and a Master of Science in Information Security.  His research focused on enterprise disaster recovery and mitigation.​


Session V: The Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Transformation for the Mid Market


Statistically, IT departments spend roughly 80% of their budget on maintaining existing systems. With business executives still expecting agility and new solutions, IT must maximize the remaining 20%. Mid-market companies have the same digital transformation aspirations as large companies. Since they have smaller budgets and fewer resources to get it done, there is less room for error. Learn how emerging technologies are influencing where mid-market companies invest their IT dollars to fast-track their digital business.

    David Brault, Product Marketing Manager, LANSA

Session VI.   Project Portfolio Blueprint

Managing multiple complex projects with limited resources

    Akrom Hossain, Senior Global IT Director, Laboratory Operations Center of Excellence, Mérieux NutriSciences

Session VII: : Panel - Managing multiple complex projects with limited resources

    Chris Comerford, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Adler Planetarium

    Chris Comerford, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Adler Planetarium

    Chris Comerford joined the Adler in May 2016, bringing almost two decades of experience in leadership, strategy, and technology. He has successfully led a series of initiatives to enable organizational priorities through technology in both the academic and private sectors. Prior to joining Adler, Comerford was the Senior Director of Information Technology and Administrative Initiatives for the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. He has also held technology leadership roles at Maven Wave Partners, ShopLocal, and the University of Chicago. Comerford earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and his MBA in strategy and management from the University of Chicago.


    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.

     

    Tom Irvine, CIO, The Chicago Community Trust

    Tom Irvine oversees the direction, support and maintenance of all hardware and software systems used by the Trust. With more than 25 years of experience, Irvine provides technology vision, leadership and direction in support of the foundation’s priorities to deliver excellent service, maximize impact, and increase efficiencies in its operations.  Prior to joining the Trust, Irvine worked at The Northern Trust Company as the vice president in worldwide operations and technology where he managed application development for client and employee applications. At The Northern Trust Company, Irvine managed the development of the award winning client portal Private Passport. Irvine also worked for Quaker Oats, and Rand McNally. A graduate of Drake University, Irvine holds a BS and an MBA from DePaul University.

       



Who Should Attend:

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

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LOGISTICS

Chicago, IL
Jun 14 & 15, 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


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

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