Recent Event Speakers

Ricardo Alvarado

Director of IT Infrastructure
OfficeMax

Pat Anderson

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

Jim Anfield

Chief Technology Officer
SafeStart Medical

Ellen Barry

Principal
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.

Tony Beaird

Director of Infrastructure and Security
Midwest Physician Administrative Services

Bill Bernahl

Chief Technical Officer / Head of Product Strategy
eShots
Bill Bernahl is CTO of eshots, a leading experiential marketing technology and services company. Bill leads the company’s product strategy...

Joan Bever

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Chicago Tribune Media Group
Jason is currently the Vice President of Technology at United Airlines.

Paul Bivian

Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) City of Chicago
Paul Bivian is the Chief Information Security Officer and the HIPAA Security Officer for the City of Chicago.

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...

Markell Bridges

Director of Information Systems
Mondelez International
As Director of Information Systems for Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods), Markell Bridges provides leadership for – Global...

Matthew Burden

Chief Information Officer & Vice President for Information & Technology
North Central College
Matt Burden is the CIO at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

Danielle Byron

VP of IT
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
Danielle Byron is currently VP of IT at the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago.

Brenda Callaway

Executive Director, Information Security Compliance and Disaster Recovery
Blue Cross Blue Shield, IL

Donna Campagna

Vice President IT – PBM Onboarding and Support
Catamaran
Donna Campagna is a senior executive with diverse Information Technology experience and proven abilities in leadership, strategy...

William Caraher

CIO & Director of Operations
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
William has 19 years of experience managing and supporting technology in fast-paced trading and legal environments.

Monica Carranza

Chief Information Officer
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Monica Carranza (J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law) currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Illinois...

Ramnath Cidambi

Managing Director - IT
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Ramnath Cidambi is a technology professional with over 18 years of experience. He is Managing Director - IT at Illinois Student Assistance...

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.

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.

Julianna Cole

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

Andy Cvengros

VP- Data Center Practice
Jones Lang LaSalle
Andy Cvengros is a Vice President with JLL and is member of the firm’s Midwest Data Center Services Group.

Matt Danforth

Senior Director of Web Development
Sears Holdings Corporation
Matt Danforth has been working in Chicagoland for the past 15 years for a variety of companies you can see in his linkedIn profile.

Timothy Daniels

CIO
Merieux Nutrisciences
Tim has over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, working in several industries including the Department of Defense...

Joy Davidson

Head of Professional Services
Adaptavist
Joy Davidson has funded and led teams that designed and delivered high profile strategic initiatives for Fortune 500 corporations since...

Marco Deutsch

Vice President, ERP
Baxter
Marco Deutsch joined Baxter in 2009 as a Global VP in the IT organization where he serves as the IT lead for Baxter’s global ERP ...

Robert Dietz

VP of Customer Experience | Online
Sears Holdings

John Dolce

Chief Information Security Officer
American Medical Association

Danielle DuMerer

Director of Planning, Policy and Management
Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago
Danielle DuMerer is Director of Planning, Policy and Management at the City of Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology.

Shouvik Dutta

CIO
MJ Holding Company, LLC
Shouvik Dutta has been CIO at ASG Worldwide since 2012. Shouvik’s past roles include CIO at Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service,...
Ed Earl is Chief Information Officer at Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: LFUS), a global company offering the broadest line of circuit...

Ed Earl

CIO
Littelfuse, Inc
Ed Earl is Chief Information Officer at Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: LFUS), a global company offering the broadest line of circuit...

Tom Eavenson

Vice President of Infrastructure Services
Discover Financial Services
Tom Eavenson is Vice President of Infrastructure Services for Discover Financial Services.

Lee Ebreo

Director of Technical Operations
Enova International

Dan Fallon

CTO
W.W. Grainger
Dan helps organizations craft business strategies and align and mobilize technology, processes, and people to achieve those strategies.

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.

Karen Fedyszyn

Chief Information Officer
Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN)

Joni Ferneau

Formerly Director, Technical Infrastructure
Flexera Software
Joni Ferneau is the Director of Technical Infrastructure at Flexera Software in Itasca, IL.

John Flood

Sr. Director
HSBC

Mark Forbes

Vice President, Information Technology
D&W Fine Pack
Mark Forbes is the Vice President of Information Technology at D&W Fine Pack, an innovative manufacturer of food packaging and...

Ron Fovargue

System Director, IS Strategy, Finance, and Performance
Presence Health
Ron Fovargue brings to Presence Health, 38 years of diverse experience, 27 in IT management experience with the last 17 years in Healthcare...

Declan Frye

CTO
Purple Binder

Pat Fuller

Former Vice President, Information Technology
BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pat Fuller was Vice President, Information Technology at BioSante Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on...

Edmond Gallaga

Head of IT Operations
ATI Physical Therapy

Jack Garland

VP, Card Application Development
Discover Financial Services
Jack Garland is VP for Card Application Development. Garland is responsible for software development and supporting processes for the...

Ted Gaty

Senior Vice President, Product Development
Paylocity
Ted Gaty serves as the Senior Vice President of Product Development at Paylocity.

John Golden

President, Product Pioneering
EXOS
John Golden is the president of product pioneering at EXOS. He’s responsible for the product vision, product development, and...

Thomas Gore

VP of IT
CVS- Caremark

Maria Gudewicz

Director, Global IT Security Operations
Kellogg Company

Sargon Guliana

Director of Information Technology
Finkl & Sons Co

Dean Haacker

CTO
The Private Bank & Trust Company
Global technology executive that delivered more than $3 billion in business value for leading companies in the high tech, consumer goods...

Robin Hamerlinck

CIO
Shure, Inc.
Robin Hamerlinck has been Vice President of Global Information Systems and Chief Information Officer at Shure Incorporated since 2007.

John Higginson

CTO
Enova International
John joined Enova as Chief Technology Officer in 2014.

Stephan Hundley

Director of Enterprise Information Security
TTX Company
Stephan Hundley is the Director of Enterprise Information Security for TTX Company.

Mark Iovinelli

Director, IT Service Delivery
Hillshire Brands

Brian Jeffords

Senior Manager IT Business Integration
The Boeing Company
Brian Jeffords currently leads the Cyber Intelligence Tools organization within Boeing Information Technology.

Jeffrey Kane

Vice President of Technology

Diana Karklins

VP IT, Application Solution - Program Symphony
Kellogg Company

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...

George Kaytor

Director, Practice Services
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Lawson Kelly

Vice President, IT Operations and Infrastructure
United Stationers

Kym Klinkhammer

Vice President HR Applications
Guggenheim Partners

Kathie Koch

Executive Director of Administrative Services
University of Chicago
Kathie Koch is the Executive Director of Administrative Services.

Christopher Kouzios

Sr Director Infrastructure & Services
Catamaran
Cathie Kozik is CIO & SVP at PSAV, providing strategic IT services to leading global event services company, including development and...

Robert Kress

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

David LaRue

Director of Enterprise Architecture
True Value
David R. La Rue is Director of Enterprise Architecture at True Value. At True Value, data is transforming the IT team to be customer...

Deborah Lee

Program Manager Connected Aircraft
United Airlines

Jack Leifel

Principal/ Chief Information Officer
Leifel Consulting, LLC

David Lundal

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

Josh Luttig

Director of Infrastructure Information Services
DePaul University
Josh Luttig is the Director of Infrastructure at DePaul University, one of the largest private not-for-profit universities in the ...

Shaida Lynch

VP - Consumer Banking and Lending, Business Technology
Discover Financial Services
Shaida Lynch is VP for Banking and Lending applications at Discover Financial Services.

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90%
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81%
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55%
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72%
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