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Join 200 Technology and Business leaders for our first virtual conference offering exclusive networking opportunities through a panel discussion, and facilitated breakout room conversations with CxOs – all to support i.c.stars innovative technology training program for underserved Milwaukee adults.

Virtual via Zoom
8:00am- 9:30am
Conference Theme:
Technology, AI and Bias

Sponsorships are available starting at $1,000 to position your brand at the center of Capitalize on Wisconsin. Contact sstockel@icstars.org for more information or to customize a package.


i.c.stars Board Welcome: Bill Caraher, Milwaukee Board Chair, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
i.c.stars Vision: Sarah Dollhausen-Clark, i.c.stars

Introduction to Cycle 5 winning team

i.c.stars interns winning team presentation: SHE#

i.c.stars icebreaker introduction: Sarah Dollhausen-Clark, i.c.stars

Icebreaker Activity in zoom breakout rooms facilitated by CIOs

Introduction to Panel Topic: Nathan Lasnoski, Concurrency

Intro to Panelists & Moderator: Linda Cruz Corrigan, IBM Global Client Strategy

Karl Gouverneur, former Northwestern Mutual, VP, Corporate CIO and Head of Digital Innovation

Charlotte Hayslett, Director of Human Resources, VISIT Milwaukee

Michael Kirsanov, Serial Entrepreneur, CyberPunk Ventures, LLC

Carolyn Olsen, Principal Data Scientist, The Octavian Technology Group

Discussion Session in zoom breakout rooms facilitated by CIOs
Audience Q&A with Panelists: Linda Cruz Corrigan, IBM Global Client Strategy

i.c.stars Closing: Sarah Dollhausen-Clark, i.c.stars

Capitalize VIP Discussion Hosts Include:

*Sarah Alt, Founder, Ethical AI Consortium
*Genaro Baez, Director HR Operations, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, Milwaukee County
*Keith Barnes, VP of Information Technology, Clasen Quality Chocolates
*Holly Baumgart, VP Information Technology, Sargento Foods
Sid Bhatnagar, Chief Information Officer, ASQ
Timothy Bult, Senior Program Manager, Komatsu
*Bill Caraher, Chief Information Officer and Director of Operations, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Jim Cincotta, Senior Technology Product Manager, Northwestern Mutual
*Antony D’Cruz, Senior VP of IT & PMO, HSA Bank
Gopinath Dhakshinamurthy, Strategy & Analytics Leader, Thomson Reuters
Jane Durment, CIO Emeritus, Retired from The Marcus Corporation & Technology United
*Marissa Endter, Director, Talent Development, Direct Supply
Brad Enneking, Senior Technology Executive & VP, Wells Fargo
Steve Hanna, CIO, Landmark Credit Union
Meghan Henricks, VP, Ascension Technologies
Kathy Henrich, CEO, Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition
*James Hischke, Senior Director Technical Advancement and Outreach, Northwestern Mutual
Keith Janke, Assistant Director Data Engineering, Northwestern Mutual
Taras Key, Senior Data Engineer
*Mike Klimkosky, CIO, Capps, LLC
Brent Leland, Founder, High G Solutions
Ron McClintic, Director, QA Operations & Technology, WPS Health Solutions
Keri McConnell, Senior Director, Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute
*Todd Micholic, IT Career Management Advisor, American Family Insurance
*Patrick Moroney, Chief Information Officer, Central States Funds
Matt Nash, Director Emerging Technology & Innovation, WPS Health Solutions
Patrick Ohm, IT Manager, Advanced Analytics, American Family Insurance
Vinay Pandey, VP, CIO & CQO, Independent Care Health Plan (iCare)
*Julie Ragland, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Navistar Inc.
Kathy Ramirez, Senior Director, Relationship & Demand Management, Ascension Technologies
Ramesh Rangarajan, VP Software Engineering, Ascension Technologies
Todd Sadowski, Senior Data Operations Manager, Navistar, Inc.
Adam Sanders, Director of Analytics, Bader Rutter
Laura Schmidt, Chief Talent Development Officer, Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition
*Chad Steighner, Chief Information Officer, Clarios
*Elizabeth Strike, VP Diversity and Inclusion Talent Consultant, Associated Bank
*Nickolo Villanueva, Chief Information Officer, Crisis Prevention Institute
David Wagner, Senior Innovation Consultant, Advanced Analytics, American Family Insurance
Carl Wilhelm, Director of Product Development, Community Care

Photos from past i.c.stars events

Genaro Baez facilitating a table discussion around Technology and Talent Acquisition at iOpener 2019

Bill Caraher’s speaking to iOpener 2019 attendees

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