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In order to promote our community’s health and to “flatten the curve” against COVID- i.c.stars Capitalize on Illinois is going virtual!

This conference will bring together Technology leaders for exclusive “virtual” networking opportunities,speakers, and facilitated conversations on AI & Bias – all to support i.c.stars innovative technology training program for underserved Chicago adults.

Update: due to the nature of this year’s virtual event, we have closed single ticket registration and will be hosting exclusively for sponsors, CIOs, and i.c.stars alumni.


Board Welcome: Bob Kress, Accenture
i.c.stars welcome and icebreaker: Sandee Kastrul, i.c.stars
Icebreaker Activity in zoom breakout rooms facilitated by CIOs
Engaging with i.c.stars on COBOL Keith Rohland US Foods
i.c.stars interns winning team present
CTO Keynote: AI & Bias: Rebecca Parsons, ThoughtWorks
Discussion Session in zoom breakout rooms facilitated by CIOs
i.c.stars Vision & Closing: Sandee Kastrul, i.c.stars

Capitalize VIP Discussion Hosts Include:

*Lisa Angara, Director of Application Delivery, Navistar
*William Barbosa, Director, IT Infrastructure, Security & Operations, Adtalem Global Education
*Molly Barrett, Vice President Technology SVP Continuous Improvement & Client Technical Support IRi Worldwide
*Mark Brelje, Managing Director CIBC
*Bob Border, Chief Information Officer Ingredion Incorporated
*Chris Campbell, CIO, DeVry University
*Brian Clark, Director, Infrastructure and Enterprise Architecture Golub Capital
*Ramnath Cidambi, CIO, Illinois Student Assistance Commission
*Mike Cozzi, Senior Technology Director, HAVI
*Kelly Coomer, CIO Sammons Financial Group Member Companies
*Tim Copeland, Business Systems Manager Medline
*Ed Earl, CIO Federal Signal
*Jeff Eisentraut, Senior Vice President Information Technology RR Donnelley
*John Falsetti, Director of Information Technology Maryville Academy
*Karen Fedyszyn, CIO/ CTO Fortium Partners
*Tom Forkenbrock, Chief Information Security Officer, Central States Funds
*Eric Foster, EVP & CIO Donnelley Financial Solutions
*Dennis Harding, Vice President of IT – Infrastructure and Operations Adtalem Global Education
*Lori Hess, Vice President, Solution & Client Delivery AIM Specialty Health
*John Higginson, CTO, Groupon
*Mel Hudson-Nowak, VP IT Systems, Strategy & Security US Foods
*Steven Jones, VP Product Development Centro
*Kathie Koch, Chief Information Officer Columbia College Chicago
*Robert Kress, Managing Director, co-Chief Operating Officer and Global Quality & Risk officer, Accenture Security
*Jai Kuchimanchi, CTO Sammons Financial Group Member Companies
*Didier Le Tien, VP of Architecture, App Dev, Data Engineering, User Experience Design, CloudOps and DevOps US Foods
*Michael Limjoco, SVP Business Line Information Systems, Corporate Wintrust Financial Corporation
*Teri Lonergan, VP of IT Relationship Management AmerisourceBergen
*Susan Lucas, SVP of Technology Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
*Ron Mathis, Director of Corporate IT Operations Illinois Tool Works
*Scot Marcotte, Chief Technology Officer Buck
*Amy McGraner, Director, IT Portfolio Management CNA
*Patrick Moroney, Chief Information Officer, Central States Funds
*Karen Nowicki, Director of Engineering, Enova International
*Michelle Pacynski, VP, Digital Innovation ULTA Beauty
*Brian Palmer, Director of IT Infrastructure Ventas, Inc.
*Jack Patterson, ‎Vice President – IT Infrastructure and Operations Essendant
*James Pierce VP Process and Systems Medline Industries
*Leslie Pyles, Director Core/MF Solutions & Project Support, US Foods
*Julie Ragland, CIO Navistar
*Joseph Rago, Director, Digital Innovation, Digital Innovation ULTA Beauty
*Michael Rabbitt, Head of Business Transformation, Argonne National Laboratory
*Krishna Ramachandran, Vice President, Provider Network Solutions BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas
*Scott Ramsbottom, EVP & CIO Anixter
*Krishh Reddy, BI and Analytics Associate Director Cognizant
*Keith Rohland, Chief Information Officer US Foods
*Jesse Sanders Director, IT Infrastructure Clayco

*Sehr Saghir Managing Director for Intelligent Process Automation, BMO Financial Group
*Bruce Schinelli, Chief Information Officer, TTX Company
*David Schur, Chief Technology Officer, Sphera
*Yvonne Scott, Chief Information Officer Crowe LLP
*Dan Simpson, Global Chief Information Officer at Grant Thornton International
*Jerome Snell, CTO, Accuity
*Carl Snyder, CTO, Central States Funds
*Helen Sun, Chief Technology Officer, STATS Perform
*Hema Sundaram, Chief Technology Officer , Cook County Bureau of Technology
*Carol Spencer, AIM Specialty Health
*Ron Swan, Information Technology Director, ASCP
*Jim Tarvin, Manager, Enterprise Software Solutions, Business and Information Services, Argonne National Laboratory
*John Thompson, Global Head of Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence CSL Behring
*Joanna Vahlsing, SVP, Program Management and Operations Centro
Boris Voltchenko, Vice President – IT Infrastructure and Security Reynolds Consumer Products
*Chris Whyde, Senior Director, International Technology, TransUnion
*David Ziegelski, Vice President of Information Technology National Material L.P.

Facilitated table Discussion at Capitalize on Illinois 2019

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Entara and Golub Capital speaking to the Journey to Automation at Capitalize 2019.

Gamelle Davis, i.c.stars Cycle 28. 2019 Alumni Impact Award Recipient.

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