Past Tea Speakers


i.c.stars high tea is an innovative volunteer opportunity for busy senior executives to make a strong impact on young technology talent. High tech leaders share their journey to success, impressing upon our interns the importance of perseverance and setting short- and long-term goals. This inspirational hour is one of the greatest strengths of our training program.

Cycle 38’s Recent Speakers

  • Martin Ho, Founder, UX Strategy, Traceable Change
  • Gina Calabrese, Sr. VP IT, JLL
  • Vince Williams of Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Troy Bienash, VP of Information Systems, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • David Christiansen, CIO, Opus Capital Markets
  • Liz Jellema, VP of Civic Engagement; and Yuval Roth, VP of Engineering; Citybase
  • Stephen Wright, Account Executive - Growth Business Unit, Salesforce
  • Hans Nelson and Alban Mehmeti, Co-founders of Inspire11
  • Stuart Stern, Regional Head of IT - North America, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

A Measurable Impact

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