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i.c.stars |* TechBash 2023

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 5:30 PM VIP Reception | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Event

Fremont, Chicago, IL

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Join i.c.stars for a star studded end of year celebration including i.c.stars alumni, VIPs, and sponsors!

VIP Hosts include:

Steven Barger – COO, Moshun LLC
Molly Barrett – SVP of Process and Development, Circana
Chelsea Beckford – DEI Manager, Morningstar
Kevin Boyd – CIO, UChicago
Alexander Chimon – Chief Digital and Data Officer, National University
Bob Clinkert – Chief Technology Officer, Farm Journal
Michael Crowley – CIO, Shorr Packaging Corp.
Randy Dojutrek – Executive Director, Engineering Delivery Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Katie Dowling – Head of Global Technology, Delivery and Operations, Morningstar
Steven Edelman – Manager of Enterprise Security, Gerber Collision and Glass
John Falsetti – CIO, Maryville Academy
Mark Forbes – CIO, Catholic Charities
Eli Gill – VP of Product, Engineering and AI, Paro
Phillip Gross – VP of Technology, Delivery First
Dean Haacker – CIO, Metropolitan Capital
Robin Hamerlinck – SVP, CIO, Shure Incorporated
Jamie Henry – VP of Product, Origami Risk
Greg Hubbard – Senior Director, Software Engineering, Capital One
Darin Hurd – EVP and Chief Information Security Officer, Guaranteed Rate
Shane Jefferies – VP of IT & Strategic Innovation, Milhouse Inc.
Chris Kapcar – VP of Technology, PeopleReady
Jack King – CIO, American College of Surgeons
Kathie Koch – CIO, Columbia College Chicago
Karin Lancz – Configuration Specialist, Cedar Gate Technologies
Nick Lecker – CIO, UHC Global Solutions
Scott Livingston – CIO, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Chris Maynard – President & CEO, M&H Management and Consulting LLC
Amy McGraner – IT Director, CNA
Patrick Moroney – CEO, StraightArrow Advisory Services
Amita Nekkanty – Consulting Director, CNA
Bob Opferman – Director of IT, Ricondo and Associates, Inc.
Dan Paganelis – Senior Director, Global PMO, Kellanova
Brian Palmer – Director of IT, Ventas Inc.
Akshay Patel – CIO, College of American Pathologists
Jack Patterson – SVP of IT Infrastructure, Operations & Security, Stericycle
Marcia Peters – VP of Information Security, Global 3rd Party Risk Management, TransUnion
Jim Petrassi – CTO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, TX, MT, OK, NM
MQ Qureshi – Director of Digital Product Experience, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers
Michael Rabbitt – Business Transformation Leader, Argonne National Laboratory
Trent Ridgway – Manager of IT and Security, Anson Industries
Nick Sainato – IT Manager, Amsted Rail
Lucy Sampson – IT Project Manager, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Dom Scandinaro – Head of Engineering, Cameo
Paul Schorr – CIO, Optimas Solutions
Curtis Spall – Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
JT Stinnette – Co-Founder and Counsel, Fortis Global, LLC
Melissa Summers – Managing Director, Accenture
Ashley Tate-Gilmore – Co-Founder and CEO, Fortis Global, LLC
Amy Thering – CIO, Optum
Christopher Wald – VP of IT Governance, ADT
Tim Walter – CIO, Edward Don & Company
Jeff Whittemore – VP of Infrastructure, Grainger

This year’s emcee for the event is Deena McKay!

Deena McKay is a keynote speaker, thought leader, and Founder and Host of the podcast, Black Tech Unplugged; a podcast used to share the authentic stories of Blacks in tech. Listeners can learn strategies, tools, and advice to work better through the guest’s stories. As a speaker, Deena is a thought leader who is recognized for her aptitude to have candid and open conversations on tough subjects. Furthermore, Deena works as a Senior Scrum Master at the Kraft Heinz Company.

Check out her podcast here.

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