Recent Event Speakers

Ann Madea

CIO U.S
HSBC
Ann Madea serves as Chief Information Officer for HSBC US, the U.S. operations of one of the world’s largest banks.

Susan Malisch

VP & CIO IT and Services
Loyola University Chicago
Susan Malisch currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Loyola University Chicago. In this capacity, Susan is...

Jerrold Martin

CIO
City Colleges of Chicago
Jerrold Martin is Vice Chancellor/Chief Information Officer for City Colleges of Chicago.

Timothy Deane Mather

MP & CTO
PMA Technologies
Timothy D. Mather, is the CTO of PMA Technologies, a diversified, US-based global project management firm.

Ron Mathis

Director, Information Technologies
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Ron Mathis is Director of Corporate IT Operations for Illinois Tool Works ( ITW ) headquartered in Glenview, Il.

Carl McDonald

Vice President Enterprise Technology
Reyes Holdings

Rob McGillen

CIO
Grant Thornton
Rob McGillen has over 20 years’ experience helping transform companies worldwide, including addressing cyber-security challenges in the...

Terry Merkley

Vice President, Information Technology
Institute of Food Technologists
Terry Merkley is a successful IT executive who currently serves as Vice President of Information Technology at the Institute of Food ...
Steve Mills is Global Chief Information Officer for iHeartMedia, Inc., which includes iHeartMedia and Clear Channel Outdoor.

Patrick Moroney

Chief Information Officer
Central States Funds
Mr. Moroney is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Central States Funds which is the largest multi-employer Taft-Hartley...

Mark Morris

CIO, Director of Information Technology
Ball Horticultural Company
Mark has over 30 years of experience in turning IT from a cost center to a business asset; designing and managing systems in a variety of...

Jeff Mueller

Director, SAP
Shure, Inc

Byron Nash

Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Technology
Columbia College Chicago
Since June 2015, Byron Nash is the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Technology Services at Columbia College ...

Dan Nerroth

CIO
Consumers Credit Union

Howard Niden

Co-founder, Consultant
Textura Corporation

Michael O'Connell

Director, IT Services
WEC Energy Group

Jackie O'Connor

Vice President of Operations & Client Services
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Jacquelyn (Jackie) O’Connor is the Director of HR Technology in Exelon Corporation’s Business Services Company.

Dan Paganelis

Director of Program Management, Global Digital
McDonald's Corporation
Dan Paganelis is Director of Program Management, Global Digital for the McDonald’s Corporation. In his previous role, Dan was...

Joseph Palese

CIO
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Joe Palese is the Chief Information Officer leading the Information Technology organization of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago since...

Brian Palmer

Director of Infrastructure
American Hotel Register
Brian is Director of Infrastructure for American Hotel Register Company. Brian is responsible for managing all aspects of the IT...
Rich Palumbo is a Managing Director within Accenture’s CIO Organization that directly supports the business goals of a $28 billion company...

Gretchen Peters

Vice President, eCommerce
Catamaran

Silvia Prickel

Managing Director, Enterprise Quality and Release Management
United Airlines
Silvia Prickel is a Managing Director at United Airlines responsible for application delivery and support for the Cargo Division.

Chris Privoznik

Exec. Director, Office of the CIO
BCBSIL

Krishna Ramachandran

Chief Administrative Officer
Shantaram Fund
Part of DuPage Medical Group’s leadership team, Krishna plays a critical role in positioning DMG as one of the Chicago area’s most...

Sheldon Reis

Senior Vice President, Global Risk Technology
Bank of America
I am a Vice President of Global Markets Operations Technology at Bank of America, in Chicago.

Keith Rohland

Chief Information Officer
US Foods
Keith Rohland is Chief Information Officer, US Foods.

Mark Roper

Director of Information Technology
Power Construction
Senior Executive Information Technology leader who is an expert in leading and setting strategies for diverse large global IT ...

Ryan Royal

Director of Development
Emmi Solutions
I have over 12 years of experience in the the field of information and interactive technologies.

Richard Rushing

Chief Information Security Officer
Motorola Mobility Inc
Mr. Richard Rushing is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Motorola Mobility Inc.

Carmen Sandu

Managing Deputy CIO
City of Chicago
Bruce Schinelli joined TTX as the Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on September 26, 2006. The...

Patti Schmeda

VP & CIO
Elkay Manufacturing
Patti Schmeda leads all strategies and efforts related to Elkay’s information technology platforms on a global basis. Patti joined...

Glenn Schneider

CIO
Discover Financial Services
Glenn Schneider is SVP and CIO for Discover Financial Services and a member of the company’s executive committee. Schneider is responsible...

Jordan Simmermaker

Vice President- IT
Aon Hewitt

Jerome Snell

Chief Technology Officer
Accuity
Jerome Snell is a commercially focused technology leader with 20 years of experience in product development, team creation, and change...
Curtis Spall is a Vice President of IT Application Development at Aetna, a $12 billion managed care corporation.

Mark Stahl

VP, Information Technology & CIO
AbbVie
Mark Stahl is Vice President of Information Technology at AbbVie, a bio-pharmaceutical company which recently separated from Abbott to...

Ron Swan

Information Technology Director
ASCP
An award-winning global IT leader, Ron Swan is Director of Information Technology at the American Society for Clinical Pathology, a medical...

Brian Tullis

Director Information Services
Alcoa Fastening Systems
Brian Tullis has been with Alcoa Fastening Systems and its subsidiaries in various roles of increasing responsibility since 1997.

Randy Valentino

Vice President Infrastructure and Operations
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
At WOW!, Randy specializes in: IT governance, Service Management, ITIL, Enterprise Architecture, call Center Infrastructure, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS...

Dan Verdeyen

Sr. Director, IT Applications
CDW
Dan Verdeyen is Chief Architect at CDW.

Leslie Weber

Chief Information Officer
American Medical Association
Leslie Weber is a CIO with retail, ecommerce, distribution and manufacturing experience.

Erin Wheeler

Technical Support Manager
Chicago Sun Times

Thomas Wilkie

Head of North American Architecture
HSBC

Frank Yanan

Vice President - Global Head of Security Operations
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Frank Yanan is the Vice President - Global Head of Security Operations at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd Frank has a 30-year proven...

Steven Young

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Kellogg Company
Steven Young is vice president of security and risk management and CISO at Kellogg Company.

David Ziegelski

IT Director
UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company
David Ziegelski is the Director of IT for Universal Oil Products (UOP) a Honeywell Company.

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90%
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55%
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72%
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