iOpener 2011

Participate in facilitated roundtable discussions with 40 CIO’s from Fortune 500 and middle market companies to learn what a wide range of companies are doing to foster a culture of innovation.


iOpener 2011 CIO/CEO Hosts

Pat Anderson

Chief Information Officer
Patricia Anderson is the Chief Information Officer at uBid

Ellen Barry

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

David Baruch

Chief Information Officer
Spencer Stuart
David Baruch is the chief information officer for Spencer Stuart and a member of the management team.

Inna Berkovich

Addus Healthcare
Inna Berkovich is the Chief Information Officer of Addus Home Care. She has joined Addus in June of 2012.

Alex Brown

10th Magnitude
Alex Brown, 10th Magnitude’s founder, has been helping clients rapidly and seamlessly capitalize on shifts in technology for more than...

Alwin Brunner

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Alwin P. Brunner joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2009 as Senior Vice president and Chief Information Officer.

Stephanie Carhee

President & CEO
UC Interlink, Inc.
Stephanie L. Carhee is the President and Founder of UC Interlink, Inc (UCI) a consulting and training firm based in Chicago, Illinois.

Chris Cashell

AVP - Enterprise Technology Services
Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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...

Cary Claver

Assistant Vice President, IT Technical Services
CNA Insurance
Cary Claver joined CNA in May 2016 as the VP of Technical Services for all IT Infrastructure.

Wendy Colby

SVP, Innovation in Education
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Wendy Colby is Senior Vice President of Innovation...

Julianna Cole

American College of Healthcare Executives
Julianna T. Cole, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, joined the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago in March 2010.

Alain Courbebaisse

Global Chief Information Officer
As CIO, Alain is responsible for all aspects of the Newedge IT function including IT strategy, systems and infrastructure, and IT security a...

Roger Crockett

R.O. Crockett Leadership
Roger Crockett is a veteran business writer, thought leader, and speaker. He is the former Chicago Deputy Bureau Chief for BusinessWeek maga...

Jessica Cronin

Assistant Vice President, Medical Informatics
Northshore University HealthSystem
Shouvik Dutta has more than twenty years of technology experience and is known for innovation and leadership. He has built global teams, man...
Ed Earl is Chief Information Officer at Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: LFUS), a global company offering the broadest line of circuit protecti...
David Edelstein was appointed Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Systems, Health, Safety & Environment and Chief Informa...

Stephen Galvan

Galvan & Associates
Steve is a Principal at Galvan Associates, LLC responsible for its public sector practice. His primary areas are in business performance ma...

Joe Giannetti

Vice President of Corporate Technology
Classified Ventures
As Vice President of Corporate Technology, Joe Giannetti is responsible for overseeing the strategic technology initiatives and delivery of...

Jared Golden

Founder & Co-CEO
Apparel Media
As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kayne oversees the online business at and is primarily responsible for aligni...

Poonam Gupta

President & CEO
Iyka Enterprises, Inc.
Poonam set up Iyka operations in 2000 with the vision that technology can be used to simplify processes using innovative techniques.

Saya Hillman

Mac 'n Cheese Productions
Saya April Hillman is from Evanston, Illinois, currently resides in Chicago, and graduated with a BA in English and Sociology from Boston Co...

James Hojnicki

Director, IT Infrastructure & Operations
Integrys Business Support, LLC

Dave Hoover

Dave Hoover is the founder of, iPull, a social experiment inspired by a book on The New Culture of Learning, an essay on Bad Education, and...

Randy James

Chief Technology Officer
The Consultants Source
Mr. James has 13 years of experience as a senior IT executive, including 13 years as a Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Office...

Klara Jelinkova

Senior Associate VP & Chief Information Technology Officer
University of Chicago
Klara Jelinkova is the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer at the University of Chicago.

Bill Kappas

Director, Application Development & Technology
American Imaging Management, Inc.
Bill Kappas is the Director of Application Development/Technology at American imaging Management (AIM).

Alison Kassel

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

Abbe Kaye

Director IT; Integrated Supply Chain
Johnson Controls
Abbe is a Global IT Executive with a unique combination of Business and IT leadership experience. Abbe Kaye formerly served as Chief I...

Robert Kress

Managing Director, Accenture Security & Global Security Quality & Risk Officer
Robert Kress is the Global Security Quality & Risk Officer at Accenture, responsible for identifying, assessing and managing risk in Acc...

Thomas Kuczmarski

Senior Partner
Kuczmarski Innovation
Thomas D. Kuczmarski, senior partner and president of Kuczmarski & Associates, is a nationally recognized expert in the innovation of ne...

Ratnakar Lavu

Ratnakar is the Chief Technology Officer at Redbox. He oversees technology innovation and implementation. He is responsible for technology s...

Susan Malisch

VP & CIO IT and Services
Loyola University Chicago
Susan Malisch currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Loyola University Chicago. In this capacity, Susan is res...

Timothy Deane Mather

PMA Technologies
Timothy D. Mather, is the CTO of PMA Technologies, a diversified, US-based global project management firm.

Gary Matula

Molex, Inc
Gary joined Molex in February 1984 as a member of the newly created CADCAM Group to develop and implement a global strategy for Molex’s CAD/...

Michael O'Connell

Director, IT Services
WEC Energy Group

Dan Paganelis

Director of Program Management, Global Digital
McDonald's Corporation
Dan Paganelis is Director of Program Management, Global Digital for the McDonald’s Corporation. In his previous role, Dan was responsi...
Rich Palumbo is a Managing Director within Accenture’s CIO Organization that directly supports the business goals of a $28 billion company w...

Dave Patzwald

David Patzwald is the CEO of, a LC3 company formed in 2011 by Dave and Wolfgang Anderle.

Neal Sales-Griffin

Code Academy
Bruce Schinelli joined TTX as the Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on September 26, 2006. The Information...

Sharon Seeder

AVP-Information Systems
Northshore University HealthSystem

Stephen J. Sinclair

Chief Technology Officer
Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC
Steve, who served as senior technology manager of Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC since 2003, is the firm’s Chief Technology Of...

Dale J. Stephens

Dale founded UnCollege, the social movement changing the notion that going to college is the only path to success.

Elizabeth Subkowsky

Vice President of Enterprise Information Business Solutions and Planning
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Elizabeth (Bettie) Subkowsky is Divisional Vice President of the Analytics & Information Management - Information Solutions team of Heal...

Guy Thier

Bally Total Fitness
Guy Thier is the Chief Information Officer at Bally Total Fitness.

Dan Verdeyen

Sr. Director, IT Applications
Dan Verdeyen is Chief Architect at CDW.

Katherine Von Jan


Kevin Willer

President & CEO
The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center
Kevin Willer is President & CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

Mark Zanoni

Vice President of Information Technology Infrastructure
Mark Zanoni is Vice President, IT Infrastructure for Comcast North Central Division and is an exceptional IT leader with 15 years of experie...

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