Capitalize 2016

Celebrate the importance of mentoring and the positive effects local IT leaders have in developing future IT and community leaders.


When: Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:00am- 12:00pm

VIP Networking Session: 7:00am- 8:00am

Theme: Emerging Technologies

Where: Maggiano's, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, Chicago, IL

Capitalize VIP Table Hosts

Andre Allen

Vice President, Information Technology
General Dynamics Information Technology
Andre Allen has over 23 years of continuous experience in the test publishing industry.

Jim Anfield

Chief Technology Officer
SafeStart Medical

Ellen Barry

The EBarry Group
Ellen Barry is the Principal at the EBarry Group.

Thomas Behnke

Director of IT Global Network
Kellogg Company
Tom Behnke is the Director of IT Global Network at Kellogg Company.

Bill Bernahl

Chief Technical Officer / Head of Product Strategy
Bill Bernahl is CTO of eshots, a leading experiential marketing technology and services company. Bill leads the company’s product strategy a...
Jason is currently the Vice President of Technology at United Airlines.

Mark Booth

Chief Information Officer
Reyes Holdings
Mark Booth is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Reyes Holdings, LLC., overseeing all aspects of the global distributor...

Markell Bridges

Director of Information Systems
Mondelez International
As Director, Information Technology...

Monica Carranza

Director of Transformation Technology
Baker McKenzie
Monica Carranza is a performance driven leader with 11+ years of industry experience as a CIO and Manager skilled in collaborating effective...

Todd Castelvecchi

Vice President IT
Trustmark Companies
Information Technology Executive with 25+ years of experience in the design and delivery of cost-effective, highly functional technology...

Mary Cecola

Chief Information Officer
Antares Capital LP

Ramnath Cidambi

Chief Information Officer
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Ramnath Cidambi is a technology professional with over 25 years of experience. He is Chief Information Officer at Illinois Student Assistanc...

Brian Clark

Director of Infrastructure
Golub Capital
Brian has been in the field of information technology for almost 20 years—15 years as a manager and then senior executive.

Arnold Crater

Chief Information Officer
Regional Transit Authority

Elizabeth Cummings

Chief Information Officer
The Private Bank

Kathy Fairchild

System Manager, IS Strategy, Performance and Relationship Management
Presence Health
Kathy joined Presence Health in July 2015 as System Manager of IS Strategy, Performance and Relationship Management.

John Falsetti

Director of Information Technology
Maryville Academy
John is an I.T executive that has spent most of his career helping Non-Profits solve business problems through technology.

Joni Ferneau

Athena Consulting
Joni Ferneau is the President of Athena Consulting, and former Director of Technical Infrastructure at Flexera Software in Itasca, IL.

Eric Foster

Eric Foster is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Baxalta. Prior to Baxalta, Eric served as Vice President, Informatio...

Alexander Geron

Technology Director
Autism Home Support
Alex Geron joined Autism Home Support Services (AHSS) as the Technology Director and IT Advisory Committee Chairman in the winter of 2...

Chris Goebbert

Senior IT Director
Global technology executive that delivered more than $3 billion in business value for leading companies in the high tech, consumer goods and...

Paul Haisman

Chief Information Officer
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Paul Haisman has spent more than 20 years leading technology and business strategies for organizations of varying sizes, industries, and...

Stuart Hannay

Chief Information Officer, Computing Information Services
Argonne National Laboratory
As CIO for Argonne National Laboratory, Stuart is responsible for all platforms and systems relating to business and operations including ap...
John joined Enova as Chief Technology Officer in 2014.

Gail Holmberg

Tandem HR

Andy Jurczyk

Chief Information Officer
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Andy Jurczyk is the Chief Information Officer of Seyfarth & Shaw.

Alison Kassel

CIO – Operating Platforms
Alison Kassel is Chief Information Officer for our Operating Platforms and Vice President of Applications for TrueBlue.

Kathie Koch

AVP/Chief Information Officer
Columbia College Chicago
Kathie Koch is AVP/Chief Information Officer at Columbia College Chicago.

Tom Kotsinis

VP, Information Technology, Global Infrastructure Services
Tom is Vice President, IT Infrastructure Services at AbbVie, a global bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in North Chicago, IL.

Carol Lee

Director of Application Development
American Hotel Register

David Lundal

System Vice President & CIO
Presence Health
David came to Presence in July 2014 from SSM Health.

Jim Maza

Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Assurance Agency
Jim is an innovative technology leader who has led complete departmental transformations, built new IT organizations from startup to full ma...

Patrick Moroney

Chief Information Officer
Central States Funds
Mr. Moroney is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Central States Funds which is the largest multi-employer Taft-Hartley organizati...

Mark Morris

CIO, Director of Information Technology
Ball Horticultural Company
Mark has over 30 years of experience in turning IT from a cost center to a business asset; designing and managing systems in a variety of in...

Byron Nash

Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Technology
Columbia College Chicago
Since June 2015, Byron Nash is the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Technology Services at Columbia College C...

Karen Nowicki

Director of Engineering

Brian Palmer

Director of Infrastructure
American Hotel Register
Brian is Director of Infrastructure for American Hotel Register Company. Brian is responsible for managing all aspects of the IT infrastruc...
Rich Palumbo is a Managing Director within Accenture’s CIO Organization that directly supports the business goals of a $28 billion company w...

Mike Parisi

Vice President, CIO

Jack Patterson

Vice President - IT Infrastructure and Operations
Jack Patterson is a business focused IT leader with a successful track record of leading teams that deliver results.

Joseph Pekala

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
ACCO Brands
Joseph Pekala joined ACCO Brands in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr.

Silvia Prickel

Managing Director, Enterprise Quality and Release Management
United Airlines
Silvia Prickel is a Managing Director at United Airlines responsible for application delivery and support for the Cargo Division.

Simona Rollinson

Chief Information Officer
Cook County Government
Simona Rollinson is Chief Information Officer for Cook County. Simona Rollinson was named President of Follett Software in 2011.

Tina Saiz

Business Technology Infrastructure: Acquisitions, Collaborations and Divestures
Hospira, a Pfizer Company
High performance, results-oriented professional with more than 25 years of credentials in IT modernization, consolidation and new product/ne...
Bruce Schinelli joined TTX as the Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on September 26, 2006. The Information...

Patti Schmeda

Elkay Manufacturing
Patti has responsibility for leading all strategies and efforts related to the enterprise-wide, global Information Technology for Elkay...
S. Yvonne Scott is the Chief Information Officer of Crowe Horwath, LLP.

Jordan Simmermaker

Vice President- IT
Aon Hewitt

Jerome Snell

Chief Technology Officer
Jerome Snell is a commercially focused technology leader with 20 years of experience in product development, team creation, and change ...

Stuart Stern

North America CIO
Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty
Senior information technology executive with experience across a variety of industries including energy, transportation, telecommunications,...
Dr. Helen Sun is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at STATS, overseeing STATS’ product, engineering, artificial intelligence and data produ...

Ron Swan

Information Technology Director
An award-winning global IT leader, Ron Swan is Director of Information Technology at the American Society for Clinical Pathology, a medical...

Andrea Terhune

Director of Information Technology

Leslie Weber

Chief Information Officer
American Medical Association
Leslie Weber is a CIO with retail, ecommerce, distribution and manufacturing experience.

Mary Wyderski

Senior Director, IT
DSC Logistics
Mary Wyderski is Senior Director of Business Applications, IT at DSC Logistics.

David Ziegelski

Vice President of Information Technology
National Material L.P.

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