When: 20 Nov 2008 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm America/Chicago
Where: 200 S. Wacker Drive, 12th Fl. , Chicago IL

Join us this year as we celebrate the life in work-life balance with drinks served up by local industry leaders and a silent auction of items that offer adventure, relaxation and recreation.

The Silent Auction - Bidding on Adventure & Relaxation

There’s more to life than technology and, for the right bid, a prominent IT leader will escort you and an i.c.stars alum on an outing celebrating the fun we have away from work. So come ready to bid on these great adventures!


Sport Adventures

  • A Bulls game with David Edelstein, CIO Siemens Medical Solutions
  • A Blackhawks game with Brad Anderson, CIO, Hewitt
  • A round of golf with Mark Griesbaum, CIO Cardean Learning Group
  • A tennis match with Rebecca Matchette, CIO Omicron
  • NHRA Nationals (National Hot Rod Association) with Ed Earl, CIO Littelfuse
  • Personal Training Session with David Patzwald, CIO Schneider Electric
  • A round of golf with Don Bussell, President Omicron


Relaxation & Recreation

  • Landscape Consultationwith Yvonne Scott, CIO Crow Chizek
  • Tai Chi lesson with Aaron Crane, CTO Navteq
  • A walking tour of our fabulous city with Ellen Barry, CIO Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
  • A wood working class with Tom Churchwell, Managing Partner Arch Development Partners
  • College selection consultation with Gail Holmberg, President, Blue Morph Consulting
  • AND MORE!


Celebrity Bartenders

The list of our Celebrity Bartenders continues to grow. Take a look at some of the local CIOs who will be serving up signature drinks from the open bar!

2008 Celebrity Bartenders & Signature Spirits

Ellen Barry, CIO, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority - ‘Barry’ Mimosas

Kris Hammond, Co-Director Intelligent Information Laboratory, Northwestern University - Hammond’s Manhattans

Tom Churchwell, Managing Partner, Arch Development Partners - Not Your Average Tom, Dick, or Harry Collins

Anthony Abbattista, VP Technology Solutions, Allstate - The ‘No Whine’ Wine and Beer Bar

Sharon Burns, CIO, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - The Tea Bar (Flavored Teas)

Jim Vanek, CTO, UBS - Roy Roger (Non-alcoholic)

Aaron Crane, CTO, Navteq - The Tonic Crane (Vodka and Tonic)

Mark Calabrese, VP, Vendor Management and Compliance, AON - The ‘No Whine’ Wine and Beer Bar
Mark Griesbaum, CIO, Cardean Learning Group - The Tea Bar (Flavored Teas)
Joe Phillips, CIO, Integrys Energy Group - Joe’s Old Style
Jim Maza, VP Information Technology, Rasmussen - The ‘Jim’ Buck (Gin Buck)
Jim Jacoby, CEO, Manifest Digital - The ‘Jacoby’ High Ball
Bruce Carver, CIO, Cummins, Inc. - The Tea Bar (Flavored Teas)
John Golden, CIO, CNA -The ‘Golden’ Bellini (Non-alcoholic Bellini)
Brad Anderson, CIO, Hewitt - The Anderson Splash (Gin and Tonic)
Ed Earl, CIO, Littelfuse - Ed’s Rum Relaxer
Susan Malisch, CIO, Loyola University Chicago - Susan’s Spectacular Sangria
Fred Hoch, President, ITA- The ‘No-Whine’ Wine and Beer Bar
Jon ‘Doctor J’ Najarian, Co-founder, TradeMonster.com - “Show Me the Money” Margaritas
David Patzwald, CIO, Schneider Electric – The Anti-Virus (Non-alcoholic Smoothie)

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
95%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
44%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
70%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$9,000
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$31,000