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i.c.stars |* Milwaukee is very excited to announce our second annual iOpener Innovation Conference – iOpener Innovation Conference 2019: Inspire to Hire!

This year’s iOpener Innovation Conference will bring together IT & HR leaders, entrepreneurs, tech service providers, and interns & residents  of i.c.stars |* Milwaukee to explore The Intersection of Technology with HR & Talent Acquisition. Our theme, INSPIRE TO HIRE, will be discussed throughout the day with featured speakers, roundtable discussions, a presentation by the recent graduated cycle of i.c.stars Milwaukee’s interns, and several networking breaks.

What: i.c.stars |* Milwaukee’s iOpener Innovation Conference

When: Friday, August 30th, 2019, 7:30am Doors Open, Conference 8am-12noon

When: Friday, August 30th, 2019, 7:30am Doors Open, Conference 8am-12noon

Where: ManpowerGroup, 100 Manpower Place 
Ticket Price: $1,250

*ManpowerGroup Parking Structure can be used if you will be arriving before 9am and staying through the end of the event or there is FREE street parking. Starbucks coffee located near the registration desk.

iOpener Innovation Conference Speaker Lineup includes:

  • Bill Caraher, CIO, von Briesen & Roper, s.c. – Advisory Board Welcome
  • Sarah Dollhausen-Clark, General Manager, i.c.stars |* Milwaukee – A Year in Review
  • Leana Nakielski, Strategic Partnerships Director & Ranell Washington, Partnerships Development Advisor, American Family Insurance – The Milwaukee Initiative Vision
  • Sharlen Moore, Youth Justice Milwaukee & i.c.stars |* Milwaukee’s Cycle 3 Residents – Project Presentation
  • Sandee Kastrul, President & Co-Founder, i.c.stars |* – Vision
  • Genaro Baez, Deputy CHRO/Director HR Ops, L&D and Talent Acquisition, Milwaukee County – Inspire to Hire 
  • Kimberly Skorcz, Help Desk Technician, Dental Associates – i.c.stars |* Milwaukee Resident Spotlight
  • Karl G. Gouverneur, VP-Digital Workplace & Corporate Solutions and Head of Digital Innovation at Northwestern Mutual – Employee Engagement

Join over 30 VIP Leaders in IT, HR & Business at iOpener 2019:

Bill Caraher, CIO & Director of Operations, von Briesen & Roper

Holly Baumgart, VP- Information Technology, Sargento Foods Inc.

Anne Troka, Workforce Development Liaison, Sargento Foods, Inc.

James Hischke, Tech Advancement and Outreach, Northwestern Mutual

Julie Ragland, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Navistar International Corporation

Karl Gouverneur, VP-Digital Workplace, Corporate Solutions & Head of Digital Innovation, Northwestern Mutual

Don Robertson, CHRO, Northwestern Mutual

Dale Mittelstaedt, President, Chief Innovation Officer, Dohmen 

Genaro Baez, HR Operations-Talent Acquisition-Learning & Development, Milwaukee County

Mike Klimkosky, CIO, Bethesda Lutheran Services

Patrick Moroney, CIO Central States Funds

Cynthia LaConte, CEO, Dohmen 

Michael Kahler, CIO, Old Republic Surety

Tammy McCormack, VP of HR, PKWARE

Ken Garfinkel, CIO, Broan

Susan Bach, CHRO, von Briesen & Roper

Greg Treichel, SVP-IT, Baird

Jonah Turner, Staff Business Operations Manager, Kohl’s

Li Jacobson, Vice President of Technology Strategy & Services, Kohl’s

Lynn Fyhrlund, Interim CIO, Milwaukee County

Tobias Hall, Associate Director, Navistar Inc

Neal Hardin, VP Talent Acquisition, Northwestern Mutual 

LaShonda Hill, Lead Internal Communications, Rockwell Automation

Katherine Koshgarian, President of Shared Services, Dohmen 

Todd Sadowski, Data Operations Manager, Navistar, Inc.

Anna Janusz, Vice President of Performance & Impact, Dohmen

Don Brasko, IT Process Information Procurement, Human Resources & Legal Officer, Navistar, Inc.

Ivan Imana, CIO, Adelman Travel

Kristin Atanasoff, Executive Director Human Resources, CPI

Nickolo Villanueva, Senior Vice President, Systems, CPI

Patrick Weeks, Identity and Access Management Leader, GE Healthcare

Carl Wilhelm, Director of Product Development, Community Care, Inc

Maggie Fernandes, Senior Human Resources, MacGregor Partners

Bruce Schmidt, Information Technology Manager, Dental Associates

Ross Leinweber, Venture Capitalist, Bold Coast Capital

Rebekah Kowalski, VP of Client Workforce Solutions, ManpowerGroup

iOpener first launched in Milwaukee in 2018, check out last year’s video!

Want to become an event sponsor?

Stand out in the crowd and become a partner by sponsoring! Want to find out more? email Sarah Dollhausen-Clark 

Our Sponsors

  • ManpowerGroup
  • von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
  • Dohmen Company
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Navistar International Inc
  • TekSystems
  • Interactive Business Systems
  • ServiceNow
  • MARS Solution Group
  • SPR

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