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Monday, June 23
 

5:30pm

Techweek Chicago 2014 Kickoff Party
Techweek officially kicks off with a must-attend event at John Barleycorn River North, sponsored by Polsinelli. LAUNCH competitors and Summit badge holders sip on a complimentary drink and appetizers as they introduce themselves to fellow thinkers, doers, and all-stars of tech. 

 

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The event is open to all Techweek Summit badge holders, ages 21 and over, on a first come, first served basis. Photo I.D. is required for entry. **RSVP does not guarantee admission**


 

Sponsors


Monday June 23, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
John Barleycorn 149 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

5:30pm

Mandarin Quarterly Techweek Boat Cruise

Monday June 23, 2014 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Chicago's First Lady 112 E Upper Wacker Dr. Chicago 60610
 
Tuesday, June 24
 

2:30pm

Techweek GT I presented by CBRE
1.       Sprout Social – 131 S. Dearborn Street, Ste. 1000

2.       Context Media – 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Floor 25

3.       Vibes – 300 W. Adams Street, 7th Floor

Join CBRE for a happy hour following the Techweek Grand Tour.  Relax on Epic's rooftop after touring the creative spaces at Sprout Social, ContextMedia and Vibes.



 

Sponsors


Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:30pm

CBRE Happy Hour
Join CBRE for a happy hour following the Techweek Grand Tour.  Relax on Epic's rooftop after touring the creative spaces at Sprout Social, ContextMedia and Vibes.



Uber promo code

New user: $20 off code: TECHWEEKCHI

Existing user: 10% off code: TWCVIP



#techweekchi



The event is open to all Techweek Summit badge holders, ages 21 and over, on a first come, first served basis. Photo I.D. is required for entry. **RSVP does not guarantee admission**



Sponsors


Tuesday June 24, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Epic Rooftop 112 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

7:00pm

FashionTECH Runway Show
The FashionTECH Runway Show highlights wearable technology, leaders in e-commerce, and innovative fashions bringing tech front and center in this unique setting.



Uber promo code

New user: $20 off code: TECHWEEKCHI

Existing user: 10% off code: TWCVIP



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The event is open to all Techweek Summit badge holders, ages 21 and over, on a first come, first served basis. Photo I.D. is required for entry. **RSVP does not guarantee admission**




Tuesday June 24, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
W Hotel City Center 172 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
 
Wednesday, June 25
 

2:00pm

Techweek GT II presented by CBRE
1.       InContext Media – 300 West Adams Street, Suite 600

2.       Enova – 200 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 2400

3.       Uber – 370 West Carpenter Street

After touring the modern office spaces of InContext Solutions, Enova and Uber during day two of the Techweek Grand Tour, take a complimentary Uber to Little Goat and join CBRE and Chicago Ventures for a rooftop happy hour.



 

Sponsors


Wednesday June 25, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:30pm

CBRE + Chicago Ventures Happy Hour
After touring the modern office spaces of InContext Solutions, Enova and Uber during day two of the Techweek Grand Tour, take a complimentary Uber to Little Goat and join CBRE and Chicago Ventures for a rooftop happy hour.



Uber promo code

New user: $20 off code: TECHWEEKCHI

Existing user: 10% off code: TWCVIP



#techweekchi



The event is open to all Techweek Summit badge holders, ages 21 and over, on a first come, first served basis. Photo I.D. is required for entry. **RSVP does not guarantee admission**





Wednesday June 25, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Little Goat Rooftop 820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

6:00pm

TempoIQ Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Join sensor analytics company TempoIQ at their Chicago office for a happy hour focused on connected sensors and devices and the Internet of Things.


Uber promo code

New user: $20 off code: TECHWEEKCHI

Existing user: 10% off code: TWCVIP



#techweekchi



The event is open to all Techweek Summit badge holders, ages 21 and over, on a first come, first served basis. Photo I.D. is required for entry. **RSVP does not guarantee admission**


 

Sponsors


Wednesday June 25, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TempoIQ Office 445 W Erie Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60654

7:00pm

Techweek @ The Movies: TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION [SOLD OUT]
Wednesday June 25, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Navy Pier IMAX Theater 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL
 
Thursday, June 26
 

8:30am

WellTECH Summit
Agenda

8:30AM - 9:00 - Light breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 - Opening remarks
9:15 - 10:15 - Panel discussion
10:15 - 10:30 - Audience Questions
10:30- 10:35 - break
10:35 - 11:00 - Startup Showcase Introductions
11:00 - 12 - Startup Meet & Greet


RSVP: https://www.uniiverse.com/listings/events-select-tickets-scroll-down-to-confirm-tickets-chicago-ZMKQG/1403542800

Speakers
SA

Subbu Arumugam

Director and Community Convener, Chicago Health 2.0
JC

Jeffrey Carter

Manager, West Loop Ventures
PF

Patrick Flavin

Executive Director, MATTER
ML

Marc Lessem

Marc is a seasoned medical device executive, and the Co-founder and CEO of Caraseal, a startup combatting hospital acquired infections. Prior to starting Caraseal, Marc worked for 30 years in the healthcare industry having spent his career in the Finance, Sales and Marketing organizations of global industry leaders like Baxter (formerly American Hospital Supply), Astellas (formerly Lyphomed), B. Braun and Medline. Over the past 14 years with... Read More →
AM

Andrew Moyer

Chief of Staff, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
MS

Maryam Saleh

Founder and Managing Director, Center for Device Development, Northwestern University



Thursday June 26, 2014 8:30am - 12:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

11:00am

Food Truck Face Off
Thursday June 26, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Mobile Management: The Trends in Enterprise Mobility
Speakers
MW

Maurice White

Seneca Global
Maurice White is the Director of Enterprise Mobility at Seneca Global, providing senior technical leadership and strategic direction for the management of enterprise mobility initiatives for Seneca Global’s customers. Prior to joining Seneca Global, he was a Senior Enterprise Mobility Architect & Developer for BlackBerry where he traveled worldwide, consulting and directing Fortune 500 companies, government entities & healthcare... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

LAUNCH Competition
Meet the 100+ teams of risk-takers showing off their innovative products, services, and ideas while they compete for a grand prize of $50,000 in cash and prizes.

Be part of the fray as a panel of judges that includes entrepreneurs, investors, professors, journalists and CEOs analyze the potential success of the leading start-ups.



Thursday June 26, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Techweek Town Square 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago IL 60654

12:30pm

High-Growth and Startup Companies: What You Need to Know About the R&D Credit from Day 1
Speakers
CB

Chris Bard

BDO
For 20 years Chris has worked full time in the area of U.S. federal, state, and non-U.S. R&D tax services. He has identified more than $1 billion in R&D benefits for companies in virtually every industry and supported over 90% of those benefits on exam or at appeals. Formerly with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Chris has designed and implemented procedures and technologies for large-, mid-, and small-cap companies to identify and document their R&D... Read More →
PW

Patrick Wallace

BDO
Patrick is the Regional Leader for BDO’s R&D Tax Services Practice for our Atlantic, Central, and Southeast U.S. Regions. Patrick has 13 years of experience advising clients on federal and state tax matters. He has extensive experience leading the implementation of R&D tax credit studies. Patrick has advised a range of small privately-held businesses to billion-dollar publicly-traded companies in an array of industries, including automotive... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm

Why the Resurgence of User-Centered Design Matters for Marketers
Speakers
ML

Marc Landsberg

socialdeviant
Marc is the founder and CEO of socialdeviant, a social media agency dedicated to creating value for brands in a socially connected world. Marc has 20+ years of marketing and M&A experience, serving as CEO of the digital agency MRM (part of IPG) and Arc Worldwide, the digital arm of Leo Burnett. He also served as a director of a private equity firm, Lake Capital. Early in his career, Marc co-founded startup Digital Knowledge Assets, a... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm

Opening Statements
Speakers
BB

Brenna Berman

Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) Commissioner and CIO, Brenna Berman joined the Emanuel administration in 2011 as Deputy Budget Director focused on enterprise initiatives and performance management. After a year in that role, Brenna transitioned to DoIT as 1st Deputy Commissioner to focus on enterprise IT consolidation and operational excellence. Over the past year at DoIT, Berman has focused transforming the team at... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm

PeopleWork: Welcome to the People (Not Digital) Revolution
Speakers
AA

Austin Allison

dotloop
As founder and CEO of dotloop, Austin Allison embodies the true nature of leadership – taking his company from startup to market leader. Allison has built a company that fundamentally changed the way real estate is bought and sold every day. Allison was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2012, Inman News Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and was one of ten CEOs featured as “Ohio’s Most Talented Entrepreneuers” by CEO... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm

Knowledge Bar: Everything Entrepreneurs Need to Know About IP Law
Speakers
KR

Kurt Rohde

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Kurt W. Rohde is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Rohde focuses on patent litigation, with a special emphasis on ANDA litigation. He has experience in pre-filing investigations, fact and expert discovery, eDiscovery management, dispositive motions, trial, and appeals. Mr. Rohde's practice also includes freedom-to-operate studies, patent validity analyses, opinion preparation, and patent preparation and prosecution


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

Sustainable Agility: Building Agile Software Solutions
Speakers
CA

Chad Albrecht

Centare
For the last 20 years, Chad has been a successful executive, consultant, developer, coach and trainer. Working with dynamic organizations around the world in diverse industries has grown Chad into a strong believer in Agile ALM techniques and the Kaizen corporate culture. Currently, he "practices what he preaches" as the President and CEO of Centare with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

Dream Office: As Generation Y Moves to the City, Tech Companies Redefine Corporate Offices
Speakers
SW

Scott Wyatt

NBBJ
Scott Wyatt is Managing Partner of NBBJ -- one of the world's largest architecture firms -- where he oversees the talents, accomplishments and business strategies of the firm’s ten offices. As an architect and leader of NBBJ’s corporate office design practice, Scott also oversees the creation of HQ’s for companies like Amazon, Google, Samsung, Boeing, Tencent, Alipay and Microsoft. Scott's work... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

State of Innovation in Chicago: Entrepreneurs, Officials, and Venture Capitalists Join for a Roundtable Discussion
Speakers
BB

Brenna Berman

Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) Commissioner and CIO, Brenna Berman joined the Emanuel administration in 2011 as Deputy Budget Director focused on enterprise initiatives and performance management. After a year in that role, Brenna transitioned to DoIT as 1st Deputy Commissioner to focus on enterprise IT consolidation and operational excellence. Over the past year at DoIT, Berman has focused transforming the team at... Read More →
HT

Howard Tullman

1871
Howard A. Tullman is the CEO of 1871 – where digital startups get their start and the General Managing Partner of G2T3V, LLC and of Chicago High Tech Investment Partners. He is a member of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago NEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils and of Governor Quinn’s Illinois Innovation and Arts Councils; a member of President Preckwinkle’s New Media Council; an adjunct professor at Kellogg; and an advisor to many start-ups. He is the... Read More →
CU

Craig Ulliott

Belly
Craig Ulliott is a British-born serial technologist and entrepreneur currently serving as VP of Product and CTO at Belly. Craig’s list of services and companies he’s built or founded include Card Creator, Ohaso Limited, Where I’ve Been, SocialKaty Inc, and now Belly. Craig also serves as the CTO of Chicago Ideas Week, is an advisor at several Chicago area startups, and is a mentor at 1871.


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

Five Ways that Sitecore Brought Uponor from a Passive Web Presence to an Interactive Industry Leader
With the help of Sitecore CMS; Uponor North America has become an industry and technology leader in delivering rich digital experiences to its customers as well as streamlining their internal processes and go to market strategies.  Learn how Uponor has leveraged the Sitecore platform to transform the way that they do business, and the lessons learned along the way.  Topics include:

- Freeing up development by giving the power of content and site management to marketing

- Managing multiple country websites with translation challenges

- Integration with CRM and third party vendor websites

- Streamlining annual print catalog production

- Giving access in on or off line mode to presentation materials to a diverse sales force

Speakers
DC

Don Costello

Web Product Manager, Uponor North America
Don Costello is the Web Product Manager for Uponor North America, a worldwide provider of radiant heating and cooling, plumbing and fire sprinkler systems for the residential and commercial building markets. With 15 years of experience in B2B and B2C web-based marketing strategies, Costello proficiently manages the day-to-day operations of the company's multiple web platforms, including two consumer-based websites, two professional-based... Read More →
TO

Trevor Olson

President & CEO, Aware Web Solutions
Trevor Olson is the President & CEO of Aware Web Solutions, an award winning, full-service consultancy specializing in web solutions that best integrate Sitecore with a wide range of business systems, applications and tools. Aware puts clients at the center of everything they do, enabling organizations to truly own their web through Sitecore’s powerful platform. Olson’s diverse background includes market research, digital... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Scaling Up: What I Learned from Rapid Growth at Where I've Been, SocialKaty, and Belly
Speakers
CU

Craig Ulliott

Belly
Craig Ulliott is a British-born serial technologist and entrepreneur currently serving as VP of Product and CTO at Belly. Craig’s list of services and companies he’s built or founded include Card Creator, Ohaso Limited, Where I’ve Been, SocialKaty Inc, and now Belly. Craig also serves as the CTO of Chicago Ideas Week, is an advisor at several Chicago area startups, and is a mentor at 1871.


Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Setting Up an Environment for Long-Term Success: How to Deal with Hypergrowth
In this session CBRE will talk with seasoned business leaders from Jellyvision, Enova and ContextMedia on how and why they set up their office space to inspire, recruit and retain talent to build a lasting company culture.  Hear from these successful entrepreneurs that have dealt with and are dealing with managing hypergrowth within their organizations.  What are the things they are doing to recruit and retain talent in this challenging environment?   How important is their office space to recruiting and retaining employees?Can they continue to grow in Chicago or will they open offices in other cities?

Speakers
SA

Shradha Agarwal

Co-Founder, ContextMedia
ContextMedia co-founder Shradha Agarwal has always had a passion for people and communication as well as finding alignment of profit and purpose, starting her first media enterprise at age 9. When building ContextMedia, she branded the healthcare media company as for-benefit, a successful for-profit enterprise that exists for social benefit. At ContextMedia, Shradha designed the media and marketing strategies, developed expansion initiatives that... Read More →
DF

David Fisher

CEO, Enova International
David Fisher serves as chief executive officer of Enova International, the global online lender which provides reliable, real-time financial options for everyday, hard-working people facing short-term cash demands. Based in Chicago, Enova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cash America International, Inc. (NYSE: CSH). Prior to joining Enova in January 2013, Fisher served as the chief executive officer and member of the Board... Read More →
AL

Amanda Lannert

CEO, Jellyvision
Amanda Lannert is the Chief Executive Officer of The Jellyvision Lab and has been a key figure in driving the company’s direction since its founding in 2001. Her focus at The Jellyvision Lab is on furthering the company’s digital strategy, improving processes to better scale operations, and client acquisition to continue fueling the company’s growth. Under Mrs. Lannert’s leadership, The Jellyvision Lab has doubled its... Read More →
BS

Bradley Serot

Senior Vice President, CBRE
Based in CBRE Chicago’s downtown office, Bradley A. Serot is currently a Senior Vice President, joining the firm in 2000. Mr. Serot is one of CBRE’s most prominent tenant representation brokers, having been involved in over 6,000,000 square feet of transactions valued at more than $5 billion. Through his perseverance and leadership, he is largely responsible for establishing the firm’s dominant tenant representation market share... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

The Contextual Marketing Era: How Location-Aware Tech is Changing the Way We Interact with Consumers
This panel will discuss how companies are delivering contextually relevant data to consumers through beacons and location services, making phones behave more like personal concierges, delivering relevant and personalized content when needed

Moderators
RH

Rob Hayashida

Associate Director of Technology, DigitasLBi
Rob leads technology strategy at DigitasLBi, developing technology solutions that support all agency-marketing initiatives for MillerCoors. He also spearheads tech strategy and product management, and is the relationship lead with the startup community for the Chicago office. Prior to MillerCoors, Rob worked DigitasLBi clients Sprint, Kaiser Permanente, Harley-Davidson, Proctor & Gamble and Silk.   Beyond DigitasLBi, Rob’s... Read More →

Speakers
RD

Richard Dupe

Co-founder, Sharetapes and Tactify
Richard Dupe a co-founder of Sharetapes and Tactify. Tactify is a mobile marketing platform that allows business to create interactive campaigns through a simple online dashboard. Using Near Field Communications (NFC), Bluetooth Low Energy beacons (BLE) and Geo-fencing technology, Tactify offers product solutions for anyone from retail managers, advertising agencies or large enterprises so they can connect, design and build their own mobile... Read More →
CK

Cezar Kolodziej

President, CEO and Co-Founder, Iris Mobile
Cezar is widely recognized as one of foremost mobile technologist and visionary experts on MMS and rich media messaging. He has more than 20 years of technology and managerial leadership experience. Prior to founding Iris Mobile, Cezar was Chief Architect for the Motorola messaging business. Under his leadership Motorola messaging products were chosen as an exclusive multimedia-messaging platform by the largest tier-1 US wireless operator... Read More →
CR

Chad Rodriguez

Head of Development/Partnerships, Sonic Notify
Chad has been working in retail/digital/innovation for the last decade. Whether brand side with Prada or agency side with VaynerMedia, he's helped shape some of the largest brands digital strategies. He currently runs Development/Partnerships for Sonic Notify, an enterprise beacon platform based in NYC. He's extremely passionate about how we interact with physical locations and its intersection with technology. 
JW

John Wanek

Mobile Product Consultant, Solstice Mobile
John Wanek is a Mobile Product Consultant for Solstice Mobile.  He leads product development and intellectual property farming efforts at Solstice working to build tools that facilitate the enablement of next generation technologies for enterprises. The ultimate goal for John's efforts in leading internal R&D efforts is to prove out technologies and concepts like beacons, contextual awareness and streamlined DevOps so that... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Knowledge Bar: Tim and Chris will discuss how to create an evolvable product, as well as general tech/content-site topics
Speakers
TB

Tim Breslin

SVP of Product & Technology, The Onion


Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Office Hours with Alicia Cannon Mullen, Chair of Techweek Executive Advisory Board and Principal, Washing Pond Ventures
Speakers
AC

Alicia Cannon Mullen

Alicia is the Founder and Principal at Washing Pond Ventures, which focuses on investing in IT-enabled companies through either internal incubation or external investment.   Alicia is a founding board member of The Nantucket Project, an annual invitation-only thought leadership conference, which held its inaugural event in 2011.    She is Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board for the Chicago Techweek Conference &... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bar Techweek 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

Digital Manufacturing: Innovating the Production Process
Speakers
BK

Bill King

Digital Lab for Manufacturing
William P. King, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer at the Digital Lab for Manufacturing in Chicago, IL, and the College of Engineering Bliss Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Digital Lab for Manufacturing is the nation’s flagship research institute for digital manufacturing. At the University of Illinois, Dr. King leads a research group whose work crosses boundaries between science, technology, and commercialization... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

Future of Education
Speakers
MS

Mike Sajor

Apollo Group, University of Phoenix
Mike Sajor joined Apollo Group in April 2012 to create a strong, integrated technology, information technology and innovation organization that can drive world class operational effectiveness and support for Apollo Group’s multiple strategic initiatives and business units. He works to create the platforms and systems for Apollo Group to drive a global transformation in education.


Thursday June 26, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

The Age of Data in the Cloud
Speakers
SA

Sean Anderson

Rackspace Hosting
Sean is a tenured infrastructure scaling and cloud strategy consultant with a strong focus on strategic partnerships and innovative hybrid technology. A five-year Racker; Sean is focused on developing deep relationships across the technology landscape. Previously, Sean has held several sales director positions at startups and also headed up a team of products specialists for a global retailer. He began his Rackspace journey managing key... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

How Technology can Rebuild and Innovate Chicago's (and America's) Education System
Moderators
SG

Shawn Gaines

Director of Marketing Communications, kCura
Shawn Gaines is the director of marketing communications for kCura, developers of the e-discovery and investigations software Relativity. Shawn provides communications support for the company and their global network of partners, including social media, web content, messaging strategy, and community relations. He also helps manage kCura’s philanthropic efforts, including their kCura Gives program, in which the company provides a complete... Read More →

Speakers
AA

Alan Anderson

Year Up Chicago
Before he began his role as the founding executive director in 2010, he led a new citywide education and advocacy process for Chicago Public Schools. Serving as the acting chief school design officer in the Chief Administrative Office, Alan was determined to improve the quality of education available to students and decided to mobilize parents and community leaders to develop solutions to fix failing schools. At Year Up, he built a foundation... Read More →
SG

Steve Gould

Chicago Innovation Mentors
Steven A. Gould, M.D. has extensive and broad-based experience in both scientific research in an academic environment, and executive management throughout the entire life cycle of an entrepreneurial biotechnology company. He is the Founder and Principal of The Gould Consulting Group LLC, which provides advisory services to companies and universities seeking to develop and capitalize on biotechnology and life science innovations. In his current... Read More →
MM

Martin Moran

Director of Education Innovation, Parker School
Martin Moran is the Director of Education Innovation at the Parker School and a Google Certified Teacher. He has over 12 years experience in schools and was recently named an NAIS “Teacher of the Future” for his use of technology and innovation in the classroom. Martin is also a technology in education consultant for Bennett Day School, an independent JK-8 independent school. He has presented at SxSWEDU, the National Conference for... Read More →
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Todd Thibodeaux

CompTIA
Todd Thibodeaux is the president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, the leading trade association representing the business interests of the global information technology (IT) industry. He is responsible for leading strategy, development and growth efforts for the association. Before joining CompTIA in July 2008, Thibodeaux spent more than 17 years with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), where he served in a wide range of roles... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

'Who the hell are you?!' Identity & Anonymity in Modern Dating and Social Apps
Moderators
ET

Erik Torenberg

Founder, Rapt.fm
Erik Torenberg likes to read, write, rap, build startups, and communities. Erik is the founder of rapt.fm, and a hustler at Product Hunt. Erik's work and writings have been featured in BBC, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Pando Daily, Inc Magazine, Vice, Complex, Slate, Le Petit Journal, and more. Erik has spoken at (or given freestyle rap lessons to) Quicken Loans, Fathead, Title Source, SF Music... Read More →

Speakers
LD

Laurie Davis

eFlirt Expert
An expert in cyber courtship, Laurie Davis is as passionate about technology as she is relationships. She is the founder of eFlirt Expert, an online dating consultancy that has helped thousands of singles navigate the intersection of dating and technology. She’s also the author of the best-selling book, Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating. Her advice has been featured in 500+ international media outlets including The New... Read More →
TE

Thomas Edwards

CEO and Founder, The Professional Wingman
For the past five years, Thomas Edwards has served as a social strategist to professionals around the world. A recognized authority on social skills development and lifestyle strategy, he has been consistently celebrated for his effectiveness in the world of dating, lifestyle, and professional strategy. Edwards has directly impacted the lives of thousands from all over the world with his personal coaching, public speaking engagements, and live... Read More →
CH

Colin Hodge

Down
Colin Hodge co-founded Bang With Friends, now known as DOWN, in January 2013 and has served as CEO since its conception. Colin holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Computer Science. Colin and DOWN have excited and angered crowds at SXSW, Business Insider's STARTUP Conference, Glimpse Social Media Conference, and the Colbert Report.


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

Where Does it Hurt in Health Care? The Many Pain Points in Health Care and the Bold Remedies to Fix Them
Speakers
JB

Jonathan Bush

Athena Health
Jonathan Bush is CEO and President of athenahealth, Inc. He co-founded the Company in 1997 and took it public in 2007 in the most successful initial public offering that year. Today, athenahealth remains one of the health care information technology industry’s fastest growing companies. Previously, Bush served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant in the... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

The Exchange Lab Cocktail Hour
Sponsors

Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bar Techweek 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

Knowledge Bar: Protecting and Promoting Innovation: How the US Patent Office Can Help Entrepreneurs
Speakers
SP

Sue Purvis

Sue Purvis currently serves as the Outreach and Education Advisor in the Office of Innovation Development.   In this capacity she is work to expand education and assistance to the innovation and entrepreneurial community.  Prior to her current role, she was the first Innovation and Outreach Coordinator in the Greater New York Region as part of a partnership with Cornell University.     While serving in this capacity, Sue... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Future of Fintech Panel
Moderators
JJ

James Janega

Blue Sky Innovation
At Blue Sky Innovation, James Janega covers innovation, new ventures, and best practices for large firms to create new value in an evolving marketplace. His 15 years at the Tribune span cultural shifts in the news business, foreign coverage, relationships to readers and adopting social media in a storied newsroom. In his previous role as Trib Nation Manager, he helped open pathways between the newsroom and the communities it covers.He has an... Read More →

Speakers
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Scott Belous

American Express
Scott is responsible for the development of America Express OPEN’s new products and features, including new Card products, mobile applications, data platforms, digital marketing solutions, and digital product features. Scott has overseen the refresh of OPEN’s core products, including Business Gold, Plum, and Simply Cash, as well as rolled out the new ReceiptMatch application that allows small businesses to capture, catalogue, and file... Read More →
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Karen Breen

GeoPoll
Karen Breen is the CFO of GeoPoll, a mobile surveying platform revolutionizing the way data is collected. As a leader in global strategy, finance, business development and investor relations, Ms. Breen has more than 20 years of experience with global companies in the Fortune 500 as well as two IPOs. Her financial expertise and experience span five continents. Prior to her work at GeoPoll and its parent company, Mobile Accord, Ms. Breen held... Read More →
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Elise Fleischaker

Trading Technologies
Elise has worked with tech companies for more than 20 years. She has been leading global marketing at Trading Technologies for 11 years, helping open new markets as they've expanded geographically and across asset classes. As VP Marketing, she recently led TT through a corporate rebranding and is currently focused on helping launch a new trading platform. She was recently added to the board of the Illinois Technology Association, which is... Read More →
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Jeff McGregor

CEO, Dash
Jeff McGregor, Co-Founder and CEO of Dash, a proprietary mobile payment technology, allows diners to view, split and pay restaurant bills directly from a mobile device through integration with existing point of sale systems. Jeff holds a utility patent in the mobile payment space with many additional on file. From the inception of Dash in 2012, Jeff has raised over 2M in venture capital, signed on hundreds of restaurants and thousands of diners... Read More →
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Kristi Ross

tastytrade
Kristi Ross, President of tastytrade, has been in and around the trading business for more than 20 years. Previously, as CFO of online brokerage thinkorswim, Kristi either led or actively participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions and integrations. Prior to that Kristi was CFO of Automated Trading Desk Specialists (formerly CSG), and CFO of Chicago Securities Group (CSG), a stock specialist on the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX). Kristi... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Web Project Success: Lessons from History
Speakers
GD

George Demet

Palantir
George DeMet is the founder and co-owner of Palantir.net. For nearly two decades he's helped high-profile corporate, educational, cultural, and non-profit clients develop effective online strategies. George is an active open source advocate, serving on the Advisory Board of the Drupal Association, as well as several of the organization’s committees. He’s helped organize many open source community events, including DrupalCon Chicago in... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Ninja Innovators: Revitalizing the American Dream
Speakers
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Gary Shapiro

Consumer Electronics Association
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing the world’s largest annual innovation tradeshow, the International CES®. Shapiro led the industry in its successful transition to HDTV. He co-founded and chaired the HDTV Model Station and served as a leader of the Advanced Television... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Enterprise Analytics. Accelerated- Hadoop in 3 months, 23% TCO cut, 78% reduction in process flow for the user. Learn about the Saggezza way to deliver enterprise analytics.
Speakers
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Jonathan Abon

Saggezza
Jonathan Abon is the Sr. Director of Advanced Analytics at Saggezza. He brings over 18 years of experience working in high technology hardware/software firms and as a business-owner/entrepreneur. He leads the analytics product business unit for Saggezza to enable data-driven enterprises to increase their productivity. His underlying philosophy is to help enterprises increase the quality and speed of decision-making by making analytics more... Read More →
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Ian Whiting

Saggezza
Ian Whiting is the Director of Interactive Services at Saggezza. He brings over 10 years of experience working in the interactive design and development space. He leads a team of interactive designers, business analysts and developers who focus on user experience optimization, interactive design, and lean user-driven development. He oversees the building of custom web applications and mobility solutions, yielding business and process... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Number Games: The Role of Stats in Innovating Sports
Speakers
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Brian Kopp

Stats LLC
Brian Kopp joined STATS in 2008 and is currently Senior Vice President of Sports Solutions. In this role, Kopp leads all aspects of new business development including the revolutionary SportVU player tracking technology. SportVU is installed in all 29 NBA venues and has changed the face of basketball analytics. Kopp was named a 2013 Idea Innovator by Sports Business Journal and SportVU has won numerous technology and innovation awards. STATS... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Founding Priceline, ColorJar, and More: The Keys to Startup Success
Speakers
JH

Jeff Hoffman

ColorJar/Priceline
Jeff Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur and internationally recognized innovator who has been a founder and CEO in a number of startups and high growth companies, including Priceline.com, uBid.com, and ColorJar. Jeff writes a regular column on innovation and entrepreneurship for Inc. Magazine, and works with the White House, the US State Department, and entrepreneurial organizations all over the world to support business and economic growth... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

How to Put Together an Advisory Board: Lessons for Startups
Moderators
DC

Denise Ching

UIC
Denise is Director of the Illinois SBDC at UIC. In directing the Illinois SBDC she creates comprehensive programs for assisting people with creating and growing startups. Prior to joining UIC, she directed the Illinois SBDC at ICNC. While at ICNC she managed the organization’s revolving loan fund, originating microloans to area companies for working capital needs. Her previous work experience includes sales and management roles at WaMu... Read More →

Speakers
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Larry Abrams

Founder and President, Abrams Trading Group
Lawrence Abrams, a 28 year member of The Chicago Board of Trade/CME is the Founder and President of Abrams Trading Group, a registered Commodity Trading Advisor and Commodity Pool Operator. The firm focuses on identifying and correcting inefficiencies within financial markets. Currently, the firm is developing tools that allow property owners to hedge the risk associated with the volatility of their real estate assets. In addition, Larry is an... Read More →
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Marc Grens

Partner, RCM Financial Services
Marc has over 13 years of financial services and business experience ranging from portfolio management, trading, brokerage, investment research, sales and marketing to executive management, business strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship.  Presently, Marc is a partner and one of the original founders of RCM Financial Services acting as Executive Director-Business Strategy.  In addition, Marc possesses a strong involvement... Read More →
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Robert Okabe

Managing Director, RPX Group
Robert Okabe is a Managing Director of RPX Group where he leads the firm’s efforts to commercialize innovative technologies from universities and corporations.  He is past President and a Trustee of the Angel Resource Institute, a non-profit devoted to educating investors and entrepreneurs on the capital raising process and growing strong companies together.  He has used ARI’s best practices in fourteen angel investments... Read More →
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Maria Pinto

Founder, M2057
Maria Pinto is an American fashion designer and artist. In fall 2013 she successfully raised $270,00 on Kickstarter to launch M2057 by Maria Pinto, a ready-to-wear collection for women featuring fashions inspired by urban architecture and design. She has dressed some of the world’s most stylish and dynamic women, including Oprah Winfrey, Brooke Shields, Marcia Gay Harden, and Michelle Obama, who recently appeared wearing M2057 in Parade... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Knowledge Bar: VentureUP Office Hours with Chicago VCs
Your chance to discuss anything with VCs from Pritzker Group, Sandbox, Jump Capital, and Anderson Pacific.


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

DTZ Happy Hour
Come join DTZ up on the 7th floor of the Merchandise Mart for a happy hour at BarTechweek.



Sponsors


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bar Techweek 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:30pm

Achieve Sensor Scale Now
Speakers
AC

Andrew Cronk

TempoDB
Andrew Cronk is an experienced engineer and entrepreneur driven by the desire to generate insight and efficiency through data. Andrew learned the power of data-driven leadership early in his career as an engineer at UPS and Motorola and leveraged data to enable manufacturing decisions at the crowdfunding company he founded and successfully exited. Before TempoDB, he partnered with his eventual co-founder Michael Yagley to lead the software... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:30pm

What's Next for Technology and Education
Moderators
JC

John Carpenter

Blue Sky Innovation
John Carpenter is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation. A veteran, award-winning Chicago journalist, he has covered everything from business new to education to transportation to politics to crime - often tackling the last two subjects at the same time! Before joining the Tribune last year, he launched the Homicide Watch Chicago website for the Chicago Sun-Times, which recently won a Peter Lisagor Award from the... Read More →

Speakers
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Drew Geant

WyzAnt
Andrew Geant is cofounder and CEO of WyzAnt, the leading marketplace for in-person and online tutoring with nearly two million registered users. Founded in 2005, WyzAnt is headquartered in Chicago where it currently has 75 employees. (WyzAnt's hiring!) Through WyzAnt, Drew is passionate about making tutoring more affordable and accessible. As a former tutor, he's also dedicated to helping tutors reach more students, manage their business and... Read More →
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Christopher Klundt

StudyBlue
Chris is Founder and President of StudyBlue, a fast-growing learning app used by nearly five million students. While studying computer science and biomedical engineering at UW-Madison, Chris was frustrated with the lack of innovative technology specifically for students and determined to find a solution. He went to work by creating a collaborative, personalized learning app that reaches beyond the limits of pen and paper and revolutionizes the... Read More →
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Ashish Rangnekar

BenchPrep
Ashish Rangnekar is the CEO and Co-Founder of BenchPrep, an educational technology startup based in Chicago.  At BenchPrep, Ashish designed the first testing and assessment engine for iOS in 2008 and led the product development for the first cross-platform exam prep app. He has helped several education publishing companies and advised their executive teams on mobile distribution strategies.
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Mike Shannon

PackBack Books
Mike Shannon co-founded Packbackbooks.com as a senior in college (Illinois State U.). Packback provides students with a range of services to save money on textbooks, most notably the first ever "pay per use" digital textbook rental model. Mike & team gained national exposure in March of 2014 by presenting Packback on ABC's "Shark Tank" and reaching a deal with Mark Cuban.


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:30pm

Making Food Healthier & Affordable for Everyone, Everywhere.
Speakers
JT

Josh Tetrick

Hampton Creek Foods
Josh Tetrick is the CEO and Founder of Hampton Creek, a food technology company recently backed by Li Ka-shing, the wealthiest man in Asia, and chosen by Bill Gates as one of three companies shaping the future of food. Josh has been interviewed for his work with Hampton Creek by CBS, Travel Channel, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, amongst others. Prior to founding Hampton Creek, Josh led a United Nations business... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Confessions of a Tech Entrepreneuer
Speakers
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Jon Schepke

SIM Partners
Jon is an Internet marketing industry veteran who has been in the space for over a decade. Since the mid-90′s, Jon’s passion for technology and marketing have driven innovative marketing strategies that focused on achieving significant ROI for multiple Fortune 1000 companies. Jon’s broad understanding of the space include: all facets of Internet marketing, technology, web analytics, web video, research and tracking tools. As CEO, Jon... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

LAUNCH Final Round
Thursday June 26, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:30pm

The Internet of Things - Getting to the Jetsons Home of the Future
Speakers
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Adam Justice

ConnectSense
Adam Justice is Vice President and General Manager of Grid Connect. He is responsible for developing the vision for the ConnectSense product line, a family of wireless sensors that monitors the things you care about and notifies you when something goes awry. Adam is an expert on the Internet of Things and has spoken on the topic at conferences including SalesForce.com’s Dreamforce, one of the largest technology conferences in the world.


Thursday June 26, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

6:00pm

SIMON THE MAGICIAN
Thursday June 26, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

6:00pm

Brands+Startups 2014: Blind Pitch
Come see the kick-off of Brands+Startups, "The Voice" of pitch competitions, at Techweek - Chicago!  Unlike a typical pitch, our Challenge puts startups in the drivers seat.  If one of our corporate brands likes their pitch, they will hit their button, turn around and compete with the other brands to coach them.



This is Round 1 of 4 and each round will narrow down the field till the final three.  Those three win a contract to do work with their brand coach and the grand prize of $25,000 will be determined by popular text vote.  Each round also illuminate a new Marketing Strategy to demonstrate how marketing helps startups who want to pitch corporate brands.  Come see how our coaches from Healthcare, Big Box Retail and Travel build innovation with the help of Brands+Startups.




Thursday June 26, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

6:00pm

Techweek Chicago 2014 Microsoft Party
Techweek Chicago 2014 presenting sponsor Microsoft will be taking over the South Drive of the Merchandise Mart Thursday June 26 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. to showcase what is new and exciting for 2014.  No matter where you are or where you are going you can use Microsoft in personal and professional settings.



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New user: $20 off code: TECHWEEKCHI

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#techweekchi



The event is open to all Techweek Summit badge holders, ages 21 and over, on a first come, first served basis. Photo I.D. is required for entry. **RSVP does not guarantee admission**



Sponsors


Thursday June 26, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

6:30pm

NORdjs
Artists
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NORdjs

soundcloud.com/nordjs
NORdjs, currently consisting of DJ Kibo, Phatt Ivan, Tima Fei, and M. Sylvia, have been producing music together since 2003. The group has played in not only Chicago's hottest nightclubs, but also in venues around the world. Each member of NORdjs brings a unique style to the groups' productions, and it is this blend of talents that makes NORdjs so much fun for audiences everywhere.


Thursday June 26, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

7:30pm

JETLAG
Artists
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JetLag

soundcloud.com/thiagomansurofficial
JetLag, composed of Thiago Mansur and Paulo Velloso, is a Brazillian DJ superduo. Both Thiago Mansur and Paulo Velloso are well known on their own, but together produce tracks with a unique sound that have powered many dance floors.


Thursday June 26, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

8:30pm

ERIC PRYDZ
Thursday June 26, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Friday, June 27
 

8:00am

Maximizing Impact through Technology
8:00 a.m.        Registration and breakfast

 

Innovations in Nonprofit & Social Technology

 

8:30 a.m.        Keynote: How Digital Technology Can Scale Your Impact

 

Michael Slaby, former Chief Innovation Officer for Obama for America, will explain how nonprofit organizations, of all sizes, can embrace and utilize simple digital technologies to not only be more efficient organizations, but reduce expenses, increase revenue, and the impact their missions need to fulfill.

 

9:00 a.m.        DonorPath w/ Lumity, Intuit, Salesforce, and State of Illinois

 

DonorPath, the technology nonprofits use to raise money, not expenses, and Lumity.org have teamed up with Microsoft, Salesforce, and Intuit to create The Fundraising Readiness Project to help nonprofits get matched with a fundraising expert, sync data and create a dashboard, and get direct help raising money.

 

9:45 a.m.        Benevolent

 

Through Benevolent, nonprofits have somewhere to turn to fund individualized client needs other agencies are not able to cover. It provides a national network of donors who want to step into the story of a person-in-need striving to reach goals by making a contribution simply, transparently and securely.

 
10:00 a.m.      Youtopia

 

Add a layer of gamification to your organization with points, badges, and leaderboards for an extra level of engagement. With Youtopia, you can improve performance, boost positive behaviors, track service hours, and customize to meet other goals and metrics.

 

10:15 a.m.      Jail Education Solutions

 

More than 50% of inmates return to jail after release.  Our platform, Edovo, provides intuitive educational courses where inmates are rewarded for learning. With our unique tablet technology, we help unlock the potential of millions of incarcerated people.



10:30 a.m.        Public Good Software

 

Strengthening the ties between people, organizations, and communities, Public Good Software is providing an online marketplace for people to find and support organizations working on the causes they care about.





Funding & Promoting Social Ventures, Doing Good

 

10:45 a.m.      Presentation & Panel: Funding Social Ventures

 

Alan Matthew is the CEO/Managing Director of Tribal Ventures and is one of Chicago’s most active and thoughtful angel investors.  Alan will discuss, from a funder’s perspective, the strategies required to raise money to fund social ventures.  Alan will be joined by a panel of entrepreneurs who have raised a combined total of $5 million for their social ventures in the last two years.
 

11:45 a.m. Closing

Enter the competition here: http://bit.ly/PvblicTechweek



Speakers
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Brian Lauterbach

Over the last fifteen years, Brian has worked with more than 100 nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to increase their contributed revenue capacity. Leading the redesign and integration of annual fund, major gifts corporate sponsorship, membership, ticket sales, special events, and board development, Brian has helped to raise a combined total of nearly $400 million from 3 million people. | | In 2012, DonorPath was created to... Read More →
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Alan Matthew

Alan Matthew is the CEO/Managing Director of Tribal Ventures and is one of Chicago’s most active and thoughtful angel investors.  Alan will discuss, from a funder’s perspective, the strategies required to raise money to fund social ventures.  Alan will be joined by a panel of entrepreneurs who have raised a combined total of $5 million for their social ventures in the last two years, including: | | Jail Education... Read More →
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Kevin Pujanauski

Kevin Pujanauski is the VP of Business Operations at Jail Education Solutions, a social enterprise dedicated to improving inmate outcomes during incarceration and after release by introducing secure tablet technology to enable self-driven education and approved entertainment content. | | Prior to JES, his experience at McKinsey & Company included multiple projects for $100MM+ public-private partnerships and non-profit organizations, as... Read More →
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Dan Ratner

Serial entrepreneur, author, engineer, and life tourist. Dan has started companies in IT consulting, telecoms, and e-commerce. With his wife, Genevieve, he founded and operated Sittercity, the nation's first and largest site for matching parents and babysitters, petsitters, elder care, tutors, and housesitters, and still serve on the board. More recently he served as Director of Development at Obama for America and am now working as a... Read More →
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Simeon Schnapper

Simeon is a technologist, entrepreneur, and life long learner. His professional experience includes founding several startups in tech, green manufacturing, and non profits. Simeon has been involved in gamifed learning since Youtopia's inception. Youtopia was a funded winner of the 4th Annual Digital Media Learning Competition supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Youtopia is a... Read More →
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Michael Slaby

Passionate and committed to helping humanity save the world, Michael Slaby is among the world’s leaders in digital and social media strategy, technology, and how together they can elevate mission-driven organizations.  Currently, he is Managing Partner of Timshel -- a new company working to help solve social, civic, and humanitarian challenges with better technology, engagement capabilities development, and creative capital. ... Read More →
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Aleca Tesseris Sullivan

Aleca’s over 25 years of experience in economic development and community outreach cross the private, nonprofit and government sectors. She is thrilled to be helping Benevolent transform the way we give, using today’s technology to make giving engaging, personal and enriching for donors and recipients alike.


Friday June 27, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

9:30am

Salesforce Business Summit
Sponsors


Friday June 27, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

11:00am

Food Truck Face Off
Friday June 27, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

11:30am

Lunch and Networking for Women's Leadership Fellows, Panelists, and Summit and Black Pass Holders

Friday June 27, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Company Summit
  • Eventbase Discovery 1

12:00pm

Building an Ad-Hoc Reporting Application with ExtJS and Couchbase
Speakers
DP

Darrell Pratt

Nielsen
Darrell Pratt is the architecture leader for the global buy platform at The Nielsen Company. As the architecture leader, Darrell leads a global team of solutions architects who design and lead development of systems including mobile, web, services, BI and data warehouses. Currently Darrell is working on designing a new OLAP solution using Ext JS, Couchbase and host of other technologies for the Nielsen client platform.  


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Commerce Innovation Fueled by Technology
Speakers
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Ray Velez

Razorfish
Ray Velez is the Global Chief Technology Officer for Razorfish. He manages Razorfish’s capabilities in web technology architecture and oversees the company’s more than 400 technologists globally. Ray has deep experience in the application development lifecycle, from inception to rollout, and has applied his expertise on many of Razorfish’s largest client implementations including Citibank and Ford Motor Company. Ray was also... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Managing Social Media in the 21st Century: An Interview with Sprout Social
Moderators
JH

John Hall

Influence & Co.
John Hall is the the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co (www.influenceandco.com). Influence & Co. helps companies position key individuals as industry influencers and thought leaders, with a focus on creating high-quality content, coming from its clients, that reaches their target audience online. Their clients range from fast-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 to established Fortune 500.  John also has a weekly column at... Read More →

Speakers
JH

Justyn Howard

Sprout Social
Justyn Howard is the founder and CEO of Sprout Social, a leading Social Media Management (SMM) platform. Founded in 2010, Sprout Social provides innovative tools that help businesses more effectively manage their social media and social care efforts. A technologist at heart, Justyn is extremely passionate and fully dedicated to helping businesses do more with less and maximize social media engagement opportunities. Prior to founding Sprout... Read More →
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Aaron Rankin

Sprout Social
Aaron Rankin is CTO and co-founder of Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform. He leads the company's technology strategy as well as the growing team of developers and engineers. Aaron has astutely built the team’s tech culture around simplicity, scrappiness and common sense. Prior to co-founding Sprout, Aaron held various leadership and solution development positions at Endeca Technologies. His work on... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Straight talk: How to Fund, Launch, Bootstrap and Grow a Business
Speakers
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Linda Darragh

Beyond teaching and leading the KIEI, Linda is an active member of the Chicago entrepreneurial community. She has been a long-time board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and ACCION Chicago. She is also a member of Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise and a board member for TiE Midwest. Linda organized Springboard: Mid-West, a nationally recognized investor forum for women entrepreneurs, in 2001... Read More →
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Amanda Lannert

CEO, Jellyvision
Amanda Lannert is the Chief Executive Officer of The Jellyvision Lab and has been a key figure in driving the company’s direction since its founding in 2001. Her focus at The Jellyvision Lab is on furthering the company’s digital strategy, improving processes to better scale operations, and client acquisition to continue fueling the company’s growth. Under Mrs. Lannert’s leadership, The Jellyvision Lab has doubled its... Read More →
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Suzanne Muchin

Before launching Mind + Matter Studio, Suzanne was a founding Partner and Lead Strategist of Frequency540, a strategic communications agency that acquired the company she founded, ROI Ventures (Return on Inspiration)— a strategy firm that packaged social impact for the marketplace. Began her career at Teach For America, where she served for three years as the Vice President of National Programs after having been a TFA Charter Corps Member... Read More →
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Sheila Talton

She is a 30-year veteran in the information technology industry, and leads Gray Matter Analytics as CEO. She has successfully built consulting practices as an entrepreneur, inside of EDS and within Cisco Systems. She is an executive with experience building management teams and business solutions, helping technology businesses with their global strategies, and driving channel strategies utilizing numerous technology partners.


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
VIP Lounge 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Knowledge Bar: SEO Office Hours
Speakers
KD

Katie Donabedian

Account Manager, Walker Sands Digital
Katie Donabedian is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Walker Sands Digital. Working as an account manager, Katie collaborates with her clients to implement and improve upon their ongoing SEO strategies. Her day-to-day tasks include managing the SEO content development process, building and presenting monthly website performance reports, working as an SEO consultant on various web design projects and occasional PPC projects.
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Daniel Laloggia

Digital Marketing Manager, Walker Sands Digital
Daniel Laloggia is a Digital Marketing Manager at Walker Sands Digital. As a member of the Walker Sands team, Daniel works with clients to help them strategize and implement search marketing strategies. By implementing SEO best practices and report generation, Daniel helps clients develop a plan for future success.


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Hiring Fair
Meet and talk to the very hiring managers building the teams changing the playing field. Shop around, and find your next dream job in tech.

75+ tech companies will be looking to fill their talented ranks – will you be their next stellar find?




Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Techweek Town Square 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago IL 60654

12:30pm

Obtain the Funding to Realize Your Vision: Crowdfunding and Other Avenues
Speakers
CS

Charlie Sidman

Crowdfunding Professional Association
Dr. Charles Sidman was elected Board Member (Investors Seat) and President of the Crowdfunding Professional Association in October 2013. He is Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners LLC, an innovative Venture Fund investing in early-stage and growth enterprises, and is a retired Professor in the Medical and Business Colleges of the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Sidman was an early and vocal supporter of Crowdfunding from the time the JOBS Act... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:30pm

What do the Queen, Jesus and Technology Have in Common?
Speakers
JA

James Aitken

ExchangeLab
James Aitken, is Founder and CEO of The Exchange Lab. In every media endeavour that he undertakes, James anticipates market needs and gathers teams around him to build vibrant, best-of-breed business that have a deep understanding of both marketing and technology at their core. James has been at the forefront of some of the most significant developments in digital advertising that have occurred over the past 15 years, including being an important... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:30pm

FULLERTON TRANSFER
Artists
TF

The Fullteron Transfer

The Fullerton Transfer is a Chicago band that brings the funk. Originating with the Dilberto brothers, Dino, Gino, and Mercelleno, the band is rounded out with bassist Dave Wright and lead singer Drew Delneky. The band's sound combines Rock 'n' Roll with Old School Funk to create a unique and fresh sound.


Friday June 27, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:30pm

Stack Overflow’s Crash Course to Hiring Developers
Speakers
WC

Will Cole

Careers 2.0
Will Cole is the Product Manager for Careers 2.0: the hiring platform that connects employers to the developers on Stack Overflow. Will spends much of his time working with developers on Stack Overflow to understand how they participate in the recruiting process, and building products that allow employers to reach developers in the most respectful and efficient way
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Joe Humphries

Stack Exchange
Joe Humphries is a seasoned recruiter who currently recruits for Stack Exchange, a professional network of more than 100 Q&A sites. The most popular of these sites, Stack Overflow, is a website for software developers that is consistently one of the top 100 trafficked sites on the Internet. With more than 10 years experience in the recruiting profession, Joe not only has a solid understanding of the developer market, but also knows what it... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm

Journeying from Suck to Suck Less as a Startup: An Interview with Kathryn Minshew
Speakers
MB

Matt Burns

Senior Editor, TechCrunch
Matt is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch. Matt Burns is a family man first and attempts to be a writer second. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, only cars eclipse his love of gadgets. He previously wrote for Engadget and EngadgetHD before moving into the party house that is TechCrunch. His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call.
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Kathryn Minshew

The Muse
Kathryn Minshew is the Muse's CEO and number one swashbuckler. Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on The TODAY Show and CNN, and contributes on career and entrepreneurship to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. She was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media and Inc.’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech. Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccines in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm

The Birth of the Startup 'Excubator' - An All-Star Powered Alternative for Entrepreneurs Desiring 'Do-It-For-Me' Solutions
Speakers
GD

George Deeb

Ensemble
George Deeb is a Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures (a startup consulting, fund raising and shared executive staffing firm) and at Ensemble (an all-star powered digital services suite for startup strategy, development and growth). George is a serial entrepreneur who launched, VC funded and sold his two startups (iExplore and MediaRecall) to billion dollar companies. He is the author of the best-selling book, “101 Startup Lessons—An... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

Intrapreneurship: How Curiosity.com was built from Within Discovery
Speakers
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Gabe Vehovsky

Curiosity.com
Gabe Vehovsky - Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy & Emerging Businesses, Discovery Communications: As Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy & Emerging Businesses, Gabe Vehovsky is responsible for managing a carefully selected pipeline of new digital initiatives, working in conjunction with Discovery’s leadership. The Digital Strategy & Emerging Businesses team is part think tank and part product and partnership development with an... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

In Air Online: A Conversation with Michael Small, CEO of Gogo Air
Speakers
AC

Anand Chari

Anand Chari is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Gogo. He brings more than twenty years of experience in the wireless communications and telecom industry with him to this position. | | Mr. Chari has been with Gogo since 2003 playing a critical role in the design and development of Gogo's air-to-ground broadband connectivity concept and technology. He also leads the development of Gogo's portfolio of satellite solutions... Read More →
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Michael Small

CEO, Gogo Air
Michael Small has served as Gogo’s President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board since 2010 and has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry. | | Prior to joining Gogo, Mr. Small served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Centennial Communications Corporation from 1999 until 2009. Prior to Centennial, Mr. Small served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of 360... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

Knowledge Bar: The Birth of the Startup 'Excubator' - Breakout
Speakers
GD

George Deeb

Ensemble
George Deeb is a Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures (a startup consulting, fund raising and shared executive staffing firm) and at Ensemble (an all-star powered digital services suite for startup strategy, development and growth). George is a serial entrepreneur who launched, VC funded and sold his two startups (iExplore and MediaRecall) to billion dollar companies. He is the author of the best-selling book, “101 Startup Lessons—An... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Dropbox Presents: Simplifying How Your Team Gets Work Done - New Technologies and Techniques
Technology can create as many problems as it does solutions. Join leading technology companies Sprout Social and NogginLabs as they share what tools and techniques they use to smooth out workflows and simplify how their teams get work done. 

Speakers
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Jon Daly

Noggin Labs
Jon is the Operations Director at NogginLabs, a custom e-learning developer. With more than 17 years in software development, Jon has a passion for creating award-winning, behavior-changing learning solutions for innovative companies worldwide. Jon leverages his extensive technical expertise and project management experience to continually improve the quality and efficiency of NogginLabs processes. Prior to NogginLabs, Jon spent eight years... Read More →
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Michael Johnson

Dropbox
Michael Johnson is a member of the Enterprise Strategy Team at Dropbox. He has spent the past the 8 years understanding the impact that services like Dropbox have on businesses and how service providers should partner with IT and business leaders to improve productivity and efficiency. 
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Gil Lara

Sprout Social
Gil Lara is Creative Director and co-founder of Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform. Before bringing his passion for great design and user experience to Sprout, Gil spent 10 years focused on event design and wayfinding — "real world UX” as he puts it. At Sprout, Gil has built a cross-disciplinary creative team that continues to elevate the brand and deliver outstanding user... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

How the Cloud Powers Startups & Entrepreneurs
Speakers
JH

Jason Hart

CDW
Jason Hart is an ITIL certified Cloud Client Executive with over 14 years of IT sales experience across various market segments. Using a consultative approach, he provides clients definitional, categorical, and strategic expertise around CDW’s cloud portfolio. He serves as a “face-in-the-cloud” where you’ll see him conduct in-market speaking events on emerging market trends and cloud adoption use... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Future of Fashion Tech Panel
Speakers
DD

Danielle Drabkin

Chief Sales Officer, Pretty Quick
Danielle graduated from George Washington University and pursued a Finance career while simultaneously getting a part time MBA at DePaul. She inadvertently fell into PrettyQuick through her passion and love for the beauty industry while working in a Private Banking role at Credit Suisse. As Chief Sales Officer at PrettyQuick, she oversees growing the company's merchant base and on-boarding top tier salons... Read More →
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Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz

The Chicago Tribune
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz covers retail for the Chicago Tribune's business section, which she joined after eight years as a features reporter. On the Tribune's lifestyle staff she wrote chiefly about dating and relationships as well as health, home decor, food and travel. Prior to that she wrote features for RedEye, the Tribune's daily tabloid for the 18- to 34-year-old crowd. Alexia also has worked at the Daily Herald, where she... Read More →
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Kara Kaplan

Giftbar
Kara spent her early career working as an investment associate at Mesirow Financial and at Angel Street Capital (a boutique private equity and Investment Banking Firm). She then worked in Business Development at ShopTalk, a deal focused aggregator and $30M venture backed start-up delivering a direct marketing voice portal. Her more recent experience included managing the business development at SelectDeck, a multi-million dollar direct... Read More →
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Rida Khan

Style TV
Rida Khan founded her company Zee report in 2008 which aimed to provide Fashion Industry news without any subscription costs. Rida recently assumed her role as a CEO of Fashion TV beginning of 2013; Khan does plan on remaining the President of Zee Portal and Zee report, and Chair of the board. Khan still owns around 80% of the company which was recently valued at over 214 million USD. In May of 2014 Rida Khan left Fashion TV to become the... Read More →
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Rachel Schostak

Styleshack
After years of working in New York fashion industry and studying Fashion Merchandising & Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Rachel’s career path took her to Chicago where she worked as a Style Specialist at DNA 2050, new concept store. Combining her passions for design and digital innovation, Rachel returned to her native Detroit as a Design Associate & Director of Media for Denise Ilitch Designs. In 2013, with the focus to... Read More →
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Nicole Staple

Brideside
Nicole graduated from Wellesley College and successfully pursued investment banking on the East Coast before catching the startup bug. With a swift move to San Francisco, she joined the market as a venture capital investor, concentrating on technology. The decision to explore business school led the Princeton, NJ native to Kellogg School of Management, where she continued to develop her passion for technology (and skills as a spinning... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

IBM Watson: How IBM Taught a Computer to Think
Speakers
GR

Gary Robinson

IBM Big Data
Gary Robinson is a Program Director in IBM's Big Data organization based in Silicon Valley, California. During his 25 years with IBM in the UK and USA, Gary has worked on many emerging technologies in the Information Management arena, including: Decision Support Systems, Multidimensional Analysis technologies, Data Warehouse, Information Integration, RFID and XML. . He specializes in bringing new technologies to market, doing his best to... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

Women in Tech: Defining the issues and driving solutions
Speakers
SA

Sabeen Ali

Co-Founder and CEO, Angel Hack
Sabeen Ali is the Co-Founder and CEO of AngelHack and it's sister non-profit Code for a Cause, the world’s largest developer ecosystem. In a past life, Sabeen has been a consult for leadership and organizational development with Kaiser Permanente, Yahoo!, Peet’s Coffee, and Cisco. She founded her own training and development company, Team Building ROI, in the Bay Area in 2011 which she sold to begin AngelHack. She's an advocate for... Read More →
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Jayna Cooke

EVENTup
Jayna Cooke, CEO and Partner at EVENTup, is distinguished as being one of the successful sales and business development professionals in technology startups over the past decade. Growth hacking and “just getting it done” are her specialties. As the Vice President of Business Development at Groupon, Jayna was integral in executing the company’s early sales and partnership strategies. She helped launch various national and... Read More →
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Tiffany Farriss

Palantir
Tiffany Farriss is the President of Chicago-based Palantir.net, which she has bootstrapped along with CEO George DeMet into an influential and still growing Web design and development firm. For Palantir, Tiffany specializes in providing project leadership and strategy through consultation, project planning and training. Tiffany has over 16 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients in universities, cultural institutions and... Read More →
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Brent Payne

Brent D. Payne is esteemed as one of the top SEOs in the world. Before becoming CEO of Loud  | Interactive, Brent cut his teeth in online marketing by working closely with well-known brands like  | Amazon.com, Best Buy, Chicago Tribune and Walmart.com. Brent’s industry knowledge is sought after  | around the world and he has spoken in 6 of the 7 continents, sharing insights on social media strategy,  | SEO and... Read More →
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Heidi Sullivan

Senior Vice President of Digital Content, Cision
One of PRWeek’s 40 under 40 in 2012, Heidi Sullivan is Senior Vice President of Digital Content for Cision and a self-proclaimed social media metrics nerd. She leads the company’s digital and broadcast content teams, the global research team for Cision’s media database, Cision’s social media community team and the company’s content marketing strategy. Prior to this role she was Vice President of Global Media Research... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

How to Embrace the “I-Factor” Necessary to Assure Startup Success
Speakers
SS

Sanjib Sahoo

tradeMONSTER
Sanjib directs all aspects of information technology for tradeMONSTER Group’s online retail brokerage, tradeMONSTER.com, and its financial media site, optionmonster.com. He has been with tradeMONSTER since it was founded in 2006 and was the visionary architect of our innovative, award winning brokerage technology platform. During his tenure at tradeMONSTER, he led and masterminded the entire technology brokerage platform which is now... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

Consistency Models for Mobile Applications
Speakers
AH

Alan Hoffman

Chief Product Officer, Cloudant
Alan, like his co-founders, holds a PhD in Physics from MIT. Before Cloudant, he spent 5 years analyzing data from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.


Friday June 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

How the Cloud Powers Startups & Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion
Speakers
AB

Andy Ballema

CDW
Andy Ballema is a Manager for CDW’s Cloud Aggregation Services team. He joined CDW in May 2006 as a Mobility Solution Architect.  During his tenure at CDW, Andy has experienced continued success advancing from Specialist to a Senior Inside Solution Architect and then onto a Principal Inside Solution Architect, joining CDW’s Emerging Leader program in 2012. Andy has been a Mentor and Top Performer on his team for 8 straight... Read More →
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Alex Brown

10th Magnitude
As CEO of 10th Magnitude, the Chicago-based, Microsoft Azure-specialized cloud software and services firm he founded in 2010, Alex spends his days converting his clients to cloud tech so they can unleash corporate innovation.  Alex currently sits on Microsoft’s exclusive “Born In The Cloud” advisory board, and 10th Magnitude is an Azure Circle Partner recognized as one of the nation’s leading firms for Azure development and migration.
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Melissa Harris

The Chicago Tribune
Melissa Harris joined The Chicago Tribune as a business columnist in 2009 after nearly five years as an award-winning metro reporter at The Baltimore Sun. She is a graduate of Northwestern and Johns Hopkins universities (B.S., Journalism/M.A., Government), and a two-time finalist for The Livingston Award, honoring outstanding reporting by journalists under the age of 35. She is currently enrolled in the University of Chicago's Booth School of... Read More →
JH

Jason Hart

CDW
Jason Hart is an ITIL certified Cloud Client Executive with over 14 years of IT sales experience across various market segments. Using a consultative approach, he provides clients definitional, categorical, and strategic expertise around CDW’s cloud portfolio. He serves as a “face-in-the-cloud” where you’ll see him conduct in-market speaking events on emerging market trends and cloud adoption use... Read More →
MJ

Michael Johnson

Dropbox
Michael Johnson is a member of the Enterprise Strategy Team at Dropbox. He has spent the past the 8 years understanding the impact that services like Dropbox have on businesses and how service providers should partner with IT and business leaders to improve productivity and efficiency. 


Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

IBM Watson Breakout Session- Learn More About the Genius of IBM Watson
Speakers
GR

Gary Robinson

IBM Big Data
Gary Robinson is a Program Director in IBM's Big Data organization based in Silicon Valley, California. During his 25 years with IBM in the UK and USA, Gary has worked on many emerging technologies in the Information Management arena, including: Decision Support Systems, Multidimensional Analysis technologies, Data Warehouse, Information Integration, RFID and XML. . He specializes in bringing new technologies to market, doing his best to... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

Innovation and women's empowerment: Lessons learned
Speakers
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Sarah Doherty

Sarah is Co-Founder and CTO of TeleHealthNow, an angel-backed venture that has created the world’s first tele-robotic healthcare platform. The platform enables a virtual pool of providers to examine patients anywhere in the world in real-time. It also brings down the cost of care delivery by capitalizing on efficiency gains from pairing remote, robotic manipulation of medical tools with telepresence technology. The first application of... Read More →
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Sue Purvis

Sue Purvis currently serves as the Outreach and Education Advisor in the Office of Innovation Development.   In this capacity she is work to expand education and assistance to the innovation and entrepreneurial community.  Prior to her current role, she was the first Innovation and Outreach Coordinator in the Greater New York Region as part of a partnership with Cornell University.     While serving in this capacity, Sue... Read More →
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Liz Vellojin

Liz is the founder of Argyle Search Partners, a candidate driven recruitment firm dedicated to the high-growth tech movement in Chicago. Liz moved to the city in 2004 to join an early stage start-up and played an integral role in growing the business from a $1.5 million IT recruiting office to a $60 million nationwide division of Addison Group. In 2012, Liz left Addison and started Argyle Search Partners. As an operating partner, she advises on... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

6 Disruptive Trends at the Intersection of Social Media and Technology
Speakers
HT

Howard Tullman

1871
Howard A. Tullman is the CEO of 1871 – where digital startups get their start and the General Managing Partner of G2T3V, LLC and of Chicago High Tech Investment Partners. He is a member of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago NEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils and of Governor Quinn’s Illinois Innovation and Arts Councils; a member of President Preckwinkle’s New Media Council; an adjunct professor at Kellogg; and an advisor to many start-ups. He is the... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

StartOut Happy Hour
StartOut.org is looking to meeting LGBT and allied entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, techies, investors interested in learning more about the organization and helping grow the Chicago chapter

Sponsors

Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bar Techweek 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Building a HIPAA Compliant Healthcare App on the Cloud
Speakers
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Aurimas Adomavicius

Devbridge Group
Aurimas Adomavicius is a founding partner of Devbridge Group LLC, a Chicago-based technology consulting firm that specializes in enterprise solutions, user experience design, custom software development, cloud services, and enterprise mobility. Since 2010, he has served as the company’s President focusing on strategic leadership, business development, and advocacy of blending the design and engineering practices. Since its founding in 2008... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Building Human-Centered Tech Company
Speakers
TF

Tiffany Farriss

Palantir
Tiffany Farriss is the President of Chicago-based Palantir.net, which she has bootstrapped along with CEO George DeMet into an influential and still growing Web design and development firm. For Palantir, Tiffany specializes in providing project leadership and strategy through consultation, project planning and training. Tiffany has over 16 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients in universities, cultural institutions and... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Tech Should Be More X and Less Y: How to Leverage Our Platforms for Impact
Speakers
SA

Sabeen Ali

Co-Founder and CEO, Angel Hack
Sabeen Ali is the Co-Founder and CEO of AngelHack and it's sister non-profit Code for a Cause, the world’s largest developer ecosystem. In a past life, Sabeen has been a consult for leadership and organizational development with Kaiser Permanente, Yahoo!, Peet’s Coffee, and Cisco. She founded her own training and development company, Team Building ROI, in the Bay Area in 2011 which she sold to begin AngelHack. She's an advocate for... Read More →
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Fred Hoch

Fred Hoch is the CEO of the Illinois Technology Association – a next generation trade association with over 600 member companies with a focus on being a strategic development arm for its members. Under his leadership, ITA is relentless in championing the growth of technology and its applications, from start-up companies to industry leaders, leveraging the transformative nature of technology to revolutionize industries. Fostering... Read More →
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Melinda Kramer

Melinda is CEO of KloudVentures LLC, a think tank and consultancy focused on new ideas and solving problems in the world at large.  | | For 11 years prior, Melinda was CTO at Grosvenor Capital Management, a large global alternative investments firm. Melinda has spent her career in rapidly changing worlds - technology and financial services. She has held technology leadership roles at several firms including Grosvenor, Access Data... Read More →
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Howard Tullman

1871
Howard A. Tullman is the CEO of 1871 – where digital startups get their start and the General Managing Partner of G2T3V, LLC and of Chicago High Tech Investment Partners. He is a member of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago NEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils and of Governor Quinn’s Illinois Innovation and Arts Councils; a member of President Preckwinkle’s New Media Council; an adjunct professor at Kellogg; and an advisor to many start-ups. He is the... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Cyber Dust Presentation
Speakers
RO

Ryan Ozonian

Cyber Dust
Ryan Ozonian is the President and Co-Founder of Cyber Dust - Disappearing Chat Messenger. In it's first few months on the market, Cyber Dust has become a top 100 social networking application and a leading product in the ephemeral messaging space. Ozonian is partnered with serial entrepreneur, Mark Cuban who became a primary investor in Ozonian's gaming company Mention Mobile in 2010. Since then, Cuban and Ozonian have... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Beer Pong Tournament Presented by Sterling Bay and Raise


Friday June 27, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bar Techweek 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Start Using DevOps to Get Sh*t Done!
Wondering how Netflix and Etsy are making things happen so quickly?

(Hint: it’s DevOps.)

Learn how cloud, infrastructure automation and collaborative thinking drive velocity into the tech world. Alex will demystify DevOps; explain what it is, how it works and how your team can use it to get sh*t done. 

Speakers
AB

Alex Brown

10th Magnitude
As CEO of 10th Magnitude, the Chicago-based, Microsoft Azure-specialized cloud software and services firm he founded in 2010, Alex spends his days converting his clients to cloud tech so they can unleash corporate innovation.  Alex currently sits on Microsoft’s exclusive “Born In The Cloud” advisory board, and 10th Magnitude is an Azure Circle Partner recognized as one of the nation’s leading firms for Azure development and migration.


Friday June 27, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

State of Venture Capital Funding in Chicago
Speakers
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Thomas Loverro

Principal, RRE Ventures
Tom is Principal at RRE Ventures in NYC. Current companies include Base CRM, CoverHound, OnDeck Capital and Trumaker. Tom also helped lead RRE's successful investment in Braintree. |   | Tom began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he advised technology, media and telecommunications clients on M&A and corporate finance. Following Goldman, Tom joined RRE as an analyst. Tom's involvement in RRE portfolio company Drobo led to... Read More →
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Bill Pescatello

Lightbank
Bill joined Lightbank as a Principal in May 2011. While at Lightbank, Bill led the firm’s investments in Centzy, Locu (acquired by GoDaddy), Ovuline and Contently (co-lead), while also sitting on the boards of Udemy, Snapsheet, Fooda, Lifecrowd and Whoshere. Bill joined the team from NBCUniversal, where he was a VP and founding member of the Peacock Equity Fund, a $250m venture arm for NBCUniversal. While at Peacock Equity, Bill served as... Read More →
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Kevin Willer

Kevin is a Partner at Chicago Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund where he is overseeing all aspects of Chicago Ventures including fund management, deal sourcing and investments, and working directly with portfolio companies.  He sits on the boards of Blitsy, Elicit, SimpleRelevance, and GetSet. He joined the fund in June 2013.   From 2011 to 2013, Kevin was the President & CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Future of Social Media Panel and Online Engagement
Speakers
AC

Andrew Caravella

Sprout Social
Andrew Caravella is vice president of marketing at Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform for business. He leads a rock star team that creates and delivers relevant, engaging content and conversations through multiple forms of media and technology. Andrew believes the heart of social media hinges on exceptional experiences and meaningful connections, and uses those principles to guide dedicated acquisition, brand... Read More →
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Colleen Kennedy

Enlighten PR
Colleen Kennedy is the founder of Enlighten PR, where she handles strategy and execution of project-based PR campaigns for startups. Prior to launching Enlighten, Colleen led public relations for Lightbank, a Chicago-based venture capital firm, and several of its portfolio companies. Before joining Lightbank, Colleen worked as a media relations specialist at Walker Sands Communications, a tech PR agency.
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Joe Matthews

TagKast
Joe Matthews is co-founder of Tagkast, a social advertising platform that turns event photography into branded content. Prior to Tagkast, Joe co-founded Poggled, an events and daily deals for nightlife, while attending Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Before Kellogg, Joe worked in investment banking and retail consulting.
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Phil Penton

SocialDealer
Phil Penton, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, has had lifelong interests and involvement in the automotive industry. As a former business owner and Vice President, Phil specializes in revenue enhancement through the application of technology into the day to day processes of a startup enterprise. After forming and managing several successful small businesses, Phil went on to work with HomeNet Automotive, a top producing software company in the... Read More →
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Lisa Winning

Founder and CEO, HeTexted Inc.
Lisa Winning is the Founder and CEO of HeTexted Inc. Launched only 18 months ago, and with 1.8 million users, HeTexted gives answers to dating and relationship questions. Lisa and her Co-founder Carrie Henderson McDermott raised a lightning seed round led by the New York Angels' Fund, while also securing media deals with Simon & Schuster, Random House and William Morris Endeavor. HeTexted's mission is to build "Google for Relationship... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Scaling Prod Dev at Paylocity
Speakers
TG

Ted Gaty

Paylocity
Ted Gaty serves as the Senior Vice President of Product Development at Paylocity. In this position, Ted oversees all aspects of the development of Paylocity's cloud-based HR and Payroll solutions. Ted's strategic agenda includes accelerating product speed to market, scaling the organization to significantly expand product development capabilities, continuing a fundamental shift to a mobile-first development paradigm, and expanding the set of... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

WordPress.com Happy Hour

Friday June 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bar Techweek 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:30pm

Opportunity Knocks, Disaster Blows: Avoiding Big Data's Big Messes
Speakers
YC

Yael Cosset

Dunnhumby
At dunnhumby, Yael Cosset provides strategic leadership on all aspects of technology, infrastructure and product offerings throughout the organization. As Global Chief Information Officer, Cosset providesleadership focused on building innovative, world class products and solutions including an expanded portfolio in the digital personalization area. Cosset also serves as Chief Executive Officer of KSS Retail,a dunnhumby company and a global... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:30pm

Reinventing the Rules by Adding Technology to Sport
Speakers
GS

Gene Stefanyshyn

NASCAR
Eugene (Gene) Stefanyshyn, Vice President of Innovation and Racing Development, joined NASCAR last year following three decades with General Motors. He is working closely with NASCAR's C-suite as the organization is using new technology to transform auto racing.


Friday June 27, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

The Practicality of the Internet of Things
Speakers
JH

John Horn

RacoWireless
John Horn joined RacoWireless as president in May 2011 after serving as a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. Since joining RacoWireless, John has led the company to record growth and achievement of multiple awards for accomplishments in M2M. At T-Mobile, John developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history – and also launched the M2M Channel. During his last... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Current State and Future of Video Media Content
Speakers
EJ

Eric Johnson

ESPN
Eric Johnson is EVP of multimedia sales for ESPN’s Customer Marketing and Sales group. Johnson leads U.S. and international multimedia ad sales team efforts, responsible for all sales activity across all of ESPN’s businesses. Johnson’s tenure at ESPN began 14 years ago as an account executive for West Coast account television sales. Prior to joining ESPN, Johnson worked at TIME magazine. Mediaweek has named him one of the most indispensable... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Old and New: Bringing a 100-Year-Old Stadium into the 21st Century
Speakers
AH

Allen Hermeling

Senior Director, Corporate Partnership, Chicago Cubs
SI

Steve Inman

Application Development, Chicago Cubs


Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Think or Swim Workshop
Speakers
NS

Nicole Sherrod

Nicole Sherrod is responsible for driving product development and business growth initiatives for the active trader segment of the business. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Sherrod was director of active trading at E*TRADE Financial. There she focused on driving growth in the futures and options business and was responsible for the firm's active trader sales division. Prior to that, Sherrod was vice president of sales and marketing at Wall Street... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Insurance Auto Auctions Happy Hour
Insurance Auto Auctions is hiring and hosting a happy hour at BarTechweek immediately following the hiring fair. Come meet IAA executives and team members over drinks and learn about this leading Chicago tech company.



Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bar Techweek 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Hackathon Powered by AngelHack
The hackathon Chicago will focus on creating sustainable technological solutions that will help a Chicago nonprofit better serve the community.   Join us for 24 hours of creativity and innovation as we work together to build a web and/or mobile app that will transform the way a nonprofit  organization communicates and serves those in need.   The hackathon is the official hackathon of Techweek Chicago is presented by unetwork.co and powered by AngelHack.

Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Techweek Town Square 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago IL 60654

5:30pm

Social Media - Location Matters
Speakers
LG

Lee Guthman

VP Business Development, Geofeedia


Friday June 27, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:30pm

Supercharged Customer Development and Lean Startup Principles
So your business has achieved some degree of traction and product/market fit.  But you still have limited resources of time and money.  How do you continue to identify new customer opportunities and prioritize your investment decisions?  For startup companies, establishing a system for continuous customer development is a critical component to growth.  Learn how WeDeliver, last year’s Techweek Launch winner, focused on its Value Proposition and engaged its customers to learn what they truly value.  And learn how your business can do the same to identify revenue growth opportunities, take the guesswork out of resource allocation, and ultimately scale your business.

Speakers
MC

Matthew Cobb

Valkre Solutions
As the VP of Product, Matthew Cobb oversees all product development and technology efforts at Valkre Solutions, a company bootstrapped and built in Chicago. Valkre helps create better B2B companies by providing software-based solutions for improving customer value and revenue growth. As the founding developer of the company, Matthew provides strategic vision and leadership for building and scaling Valkre’s technology platform, and is a strong... Read More →
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Peter Jackson

VP of Merchant Experience, WeDeliver
Mr. Peter Jackson is currently the Vice President of Merchant Experience for WeDeliver.  Prior to WeDeliver, he spent 3 years at Groupon (employee #28), as both a direct producer and a sales manager.  Peter's business passions lie in applied psychology and entrepreneurship.  A resident and native of Chicago, Peter also received an undergraduate economics degree from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from Kellogg.


Friday June 27, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

6:00pm

THE GIVING TREE BAND
Artists
TG

The Giving Tree Band

soundcloud.com/giving-tree-band/
The Giving Tree Band was founded in 2004 and has a distinct style that has remained true to their roots. The band is consistant in its eclectic style, and is widely admired for its authentic songwriting and its American Folk style.



Friday June 27, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

6:00pm

Centro #WorkHappy Hour
Join the Centro Chicago crew on the South Drive of the Merchandise Mart for the #WorkHappy Hour on Friday, June 27thfrom 6:00 – 8:00 pm! Kick off the weekend with live music from Ghost House and Panama Wedding while enjoying cocktails, giant Jenga, door prizes and more. See you out on the drive!



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Friday June 27, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

7:15pm

PANAMA WEDDING
Artists
PW

Panama Wedding

soundcloud.com/panamawedding
Panama Wedding has quickly established itself as one of the most promising indie artists. Their joyful pop style, as seen in their hit single "All of the People," has caught the attention of music listeners and put Panama Wedding on the map.Their debut EP, Parallel Play, debuted on June 3rd.



Friday June 27, 2014 7:15pm - 8:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

8:30pm

ST. LUCIA
Artists
SL

St. Lucia

soundcloud.com/st-lucia
Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia, has had a varied path to the popularity his electronic pop is currently enjoying. Growing up touring with a boys choir and living in South Africa, St. Lucia endedf in NYC with a unique musical background that resulted in his self-titled debut release. St. Lucia has been one of the fastest trending new artists, and his distinct atmospheric sound has created a huge fanbase.



Friday June 27, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

10:30pm

Official After Party of Techweek and Future Sound Music Festival
Celebrate Techweek Chicago 2014 and Future Sound Fest at the Official After Party of Techweek and Future Sound Music Festival with Ghosthouse on Friday!

Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Show begins at 11:00 p.m.
 

Friday June 27, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday June 28, 2014 12:00am
Mercer One Thirteen 113 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL. 60654
 
Saturday, June 28
 

11:00am

Food Truck Face Off

Saturday June 28, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Technology and Hiring: How Companies Use Technology to Make Better Hiring Decisions
Moderators
AV

Aaron VanderGalien

Deksia
Aaron is a serial entrepreneur whose passion for business can be traced back to the ski sharpening operation he started at age 8. Since then, he’s established himself as one of the top Entrepreneurs in Michigan.  The owner of 5 companies currently, 12 in the past 15 years, He has started, bought, sold and run businesses into the ground.  Aaron has lived it all.  This entrepreneurial spirit informs Deksia, a brand strategy... Read More →

Speakers
RB

Rona Borre

Instant Technology
Rona Borre, CEO of Instant Technology, stands out as one of the leading female entrepreneurs in the Chicago tech community. Since founding the IT talent management firm in 2001, the company has become a nationally recognized woman-owned business enterprise, consistently increasing revenue year over year. As a leader in the IT industry, she is involved with the Illinois Technology Association and Built In Chicago to bring Chicago to the... Read More →
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Tom Gimbel

LaSalle Network
Tom Gimbel is president and CEO of LaSalle Network, a Chicago-based staffing firm, specializing in technology. Since inception in 1998, LaSalle has won nearly 30 culture-based and revenue-based awards, including National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Inc. 500/5000 (2007-2013), Staffing Industry Analysts’ Best Staffing Firms to Work For (2011-2013) and Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms (2012-2013). In an industry categorized by high... Read More →
AR

Adam Robinson

Hireology
Adam co-founded Hireology (www.Hireology.com) with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Previously, Adamwas the co-founder and CEO of illuma, a leader in high-volume recruitment outsourcing solutions, and the creator of the Ionix Hiring System, a full suite of interview and assessment tools. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations... Read More →
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Liz Vellojin

Liz is the founder of Argyle Search Partners, a candidate driven recruitment firm dedicated to the high-growth tech movement in Chicago. Liz moved to the city in 2004 to join an early stage start-up and played an integral role in growing the business from a $1.5 million IT recruiting office to a $60 million nationwide division of Addison Group. In 2012, Liz left Addison and started Argyle Search Partners. As an operating partner, she advises on... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Tech Changing PR from Cost Center to Profit Center
In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, PR is seen as a cost-center, instead of a profit center like marketing due to PR’s heavy dependence on vanity metrics like followers, ad value or views. It’s time to change that. Join Heidi Sullivan, SVP of Digital Content at Cision, as she explores new technologies and measurement techniques that prove PR’s impact on the bottom line.



 

Speakers
HS

Heidi Sullivan

Senior Vice President of Digital Content, Cision
One of PRWeek’s 40 under 40 in 2012, Heidi Sullivan is Senior Vice President of Digital Content for Cision and a self-proclaimed social media metrics nerd. She leads the company’s digital and broadcast content teams, the global research team for Cision’s media database, Cision’s social media community team and the company’s content marketing strategy. Prior to this role she was Vice President of Global Media Research... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Breaking Down Your Business LIVE! Productivity: How To Take Over The World Without Losing Your Mind
Speakers
BF

Brad Farris

Anchor Advisors
As principal advisor at Anchor Advisors, Brad Farris guides business owners through the pitfalls and joys of growing their business. Brad is a speaker and author, and also heads EnMast.com, an online business owner community. With an MBA from Northwestern University, Brad is passionate about business and helping business owners find better ways to do things, make more money and enjoy life more. He is an accredited Executive Associate of the... Read More →
JS

Jill Salzman

The Founding Moms
Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only kid-friendly collective of monthly meetups for mom entrepreneurs.A graduate of Brown University and law school after that, she started Paperwork Media LLC, a music management firm and her first entrepreneurial venture. A sought-after speaker, Jill has been featured in national media outlets including CNN’s Headline News, People... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:00pm

Hackathon Powered by AngelHack
The hackathon Chicago will focus on creating sustainable technological solutions that will help a Chicago nonprofit better serve the community.   Join us for 24 hours of creativity and innovation as we work together to build a web and/or mobile app that will transform the way a nonprofit  organization communicates and serves those in need.   The hackathon is the official hackathon of Techweek Chicago is presented by unetwork.co and powered by AngelHack.


Saturday June 28, 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:30pm

Video Killed the Radio Star: How the Rise of Video Sharing Websites has Changed the Music Industry Panel Discussion
Moderators
LC

Lane Campbell

Syntress SCDT
Lane Campbell is an accomplished technology entrepreneur with a track record of offering affordable solutions and top-notch customer service. Mr. Campbell's technical and support expertise has spanned diverse industries that include National Retail, Online Music Distribution, Social Networking, Real Estate, Voice Over IP (VoIP) Phone Service, Hospitality, Building Management Services, as well as the Publishing industry.  | | Mr. Campbell... Read More →

Speakers
BM

Brandon Martinez

INDMUSIC
Brandon Martinez is the Co-Founder & CEO of INDMUSIC, the largest YouTube Multi-Channel Network for unsigned and independent musicians and labels. Current Channel Partners include Decon, Mad Decent, IAMSOUND, okayplayer, Baeble Music, Brendan Benson, SongsToWearPants, and ClaraCMusic. INDMUSIC was founded in 2011 with Jon Baltz (VP, Administration), Allen Debevoise (CEO, Machinima), and Guy Oseary (Partner, Untitled Entertainment... Read More →
BM

Brent McCrossen

CEO, Audiosocket
As CEO of Audiosocket Brent works with his partners, staff and board to craft a vision and strategy that equally benefits the company, the musicians, and the media producers it services. With over 13 years in the music business, Brent made his mark as the co-founder of Interface Booking and Management, where he secured festival performances for his artists and controlled the talent buying for three Seattle music venues. He's grown Audiosocket... Read More →
ES

Eric Sheinkop

Music Dealers
Eric Sheinkop, 29, started out in management, forming Bandit Productions when he was just 16 years old. But early on--in 1999, by his estimation--he concluded that "it wasn't about the record labels anymore [or the] traditional lanes artists used to hope for or aspire to. There were a lot more opportunities out there." Sheinkop wound up rapping on a McDonald's commercial in 2006, which inspired him to create Music Dealers, a licensing firm, two... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

12:30pm

TECHWEEK @ THE MOVIES & THE AV CLUB PRESENT: COMPUTER CHESS
Techweek at The Movies & The AV Club invite you to join us for a private screening of the independent comedy Computer Chess. AV Club staff members will join us to introduce the film at the renowned Gene Siskel Film Center, exclusive only to Techweek attendees.

Speakers
IV

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy is a critic and essayist for MUBI.com, co-founder of the acclaimed Cine-File.info, and a contributor to The Chicago Reader. Prior to becoming a film critic, Ignatiy worked as a translator for Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Russia's premier literary journal. | | Born in the Soviet Union, Ignatiy moved to America when he was eight and soon moved to Chicago "because I could find more films to see here." | | Ignatiy helps program the... Read More →



Saturday June 28, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Eventbase Discovery 1

1:00pm

Unifying IT Architecture with Process-Based IT
Speakers
JJ

Jordan Jacobs

SingleHop
Jordan brings more than a decade of business strategy and product development experience in the cloud, hosting, and managed services market to SingleHop. As VP of Products, Jordan oversees the entire SingleHop product lifecycle from conceptualization to market. Jordan is extremely technical with practical business aptitude derived from professional experiences spanning from cloud architecture and design, to data center engineering.


Saturday June 28, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm

Payment Security: Find out if your company is a prime target for hackers (Spoiler alert: It probably is)
Speakers
MM

Michael Mertz

President of National Sales, CardConnect
Michael Mertz has nearly 25 years of industry experience and is now a veteran within the payment processing field.  Starting as an intern in 1990 while still completing his degree in 1992 from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University he is still engaged, excited and integral to the constantly changing landscape of merchant processing. Over the years, Michael has successfully managed not only his own portfolio of clients but also... Read More →
RN

Rob Nathan

Chief Technology Officer, CardConnect
Rob Nathan has led CardConnect's charge to become a leader in payments technology and credit card security. Through creative conceptualization of CardConnect's robust platform for authorizing and securing electronic transactions, Rob has brought simplicity and cohesiveness to an impressive combination of proprietary products and integrated partner offerings. He has managed the development and enhancement... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

MVP Product Management: Entrepreneurial Product Management in an Agile World
Speakers
CK

Christopher Krohn

Restaurant.com
Restaurant.com President and Chief Marketing Officer Christopher Krohn oversees the growth and development of the nation’s largest restaurant deals site. A veteran e-commerce leader, Krohn has extensive experience scaling businesses and cultivating strong consumer-facing brands and teams Krohn marries his marketing skills with a background in information technology and strategy, and has done consulting work for Bain & Company, Hewitt Associates... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

CTO Panel: Innovating in Small, Large, Private, and Public Environments
Speakers
LC

Lane Campbell

Syntress SCDT
Lane Campbell is an accomplished technology entrepreneur with a track record of offering affordable solutions and top-notch customer service. Mr. Campbell's technical and support expertise has spanned diverse industries that include National Retail, Online Music Distribution, Social Networking, Real Estate, Voice Over IP (VoIP) Phone Service, Hospitality, Building Management Services, as well as the Publishing industry.  | | Mr. Campbell... Read More →
AC

Aneesh Chopra

Hunch Analytics
Aneesh Chopra was the first CTO of the United States government. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins & the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Aneesh has recently released his new book INNOVATIVE STATE: How New Technologies Can Transform Government. INNOVATIVE STATE synthesizes his experience as the first CTO and interviews tech leaders and policy experts to create a playbook for how government can tackle our most challenging problems.
LK

Larry Kiss

SpotHero
After receiving his Master's in Electrical Engineering at University of Colorado at Boulder, Larry spent a number of years designing Microprocessors for Advanced Micro Devices, and then building mobile devices for Motorola. This experience, helped Larry break off from the traditional corporate job, and pursue a lifelong goal of being an entrepreneur. A few iPhone apps later, SpotHero found Larry, and the rest is history.
KS

Kevin Steele

Cars.com
As Cars.com’s CTO, Kevin is responsible for all technology areas, including IT architecture, product development, quality assurance, systems engineering and enterprise services, as well as providing overall technology direction to the entire organization. Known for his technical savvy, strategic thinking and firm leadership , Kevin brings over 20 years of experience as a distinguished IT leader with a proven track record of adding value to... Read More →
MT

Marcus Turner

CTO, Atomic Axis
With a strong basis in education, Marcus has spent his career leading cross-functional, global, technical and business teams in the selection, application, and development of business strategies, software realization strategies and orchestrated tactical execution. Working out of either the office of the CIO or the program's Chief Solutions Architect, Marcus has enabled business transformation and tactical execution for Fortune... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

The Value of Internet Security: Security as a Competitive Advantage
Speakers
FC

Fred Cate

Director, Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
Fred H. Cate is a Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is director of the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (a National Center of Academic Excellence in both Information Assurance Research and Information Assurance Education) and managing director of the IU Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information. Professor Cate is a member of... Read More →
MC

Mark Cravotta

Executive Vice President of Sales & Service, SingleHop
Mark Cravotta is responsible for global sales and service execution for SingleHop. Mark brings over 15 years of web hosting industry and IT experience to the SingleHop team and has worked in a broad spectrum of capacities. Cravotta has extensive experience working in sales, engineering, IT systems architecture, security, quality assurance, and business development.Mark holds a Master's in Business Administration... Read More →
JK

Jeff Kosseff

Covington & Burling, LLP
Jeff Kosseff is a privacy and communications attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling, LLP. He advises organizations on privacy practices and develops Privacy by Design programs. He clerked for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a technology and political... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Building Online Businesses: A Discussion with Chicago's E-Commerce Leaders
Moderators
PM

Pat McGann

Managing Director, Prolific Interactive
| Pat McGann is the Managing Director of the Strategy Led Mobile Agency, Prolific Interactive. Prolific is a mobile agency that loves making awesome products for other people and ourselves. Pat has been fortunate enough to work with awesome partners including: Threadless, ModCloth, Thrillist, lululemon, NBA, Rent The Runway, HP, Automatic and Dash. Pat is a huge advocate of Chicago sports teams, taking too many pictures, and all... Read More →

Speakers
MA

Michael Alter

The Tie Bar, CEO
Michael Alter is the Chief Executive Officer of The Tie Bar, LLC.  Founded a decade ago on the premise that a well‐made tie shouldn’t cost a fortune, The Tie Bar has become the #1 e‐commerce destination for stylish men's accessories. Previously, Michael was a co-founder and CEO of SurePayroll, a Chicago-based technology company that is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex®.   Michael’s other experience... Read More →
MG

Molly Garris

Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide
Molly Garris is a Digital Strategy Director for Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide, a creative advertising agency based in Chicago. She is the agency's in-house mobile marketing subject matter expert, and since joining the agency in 2009, Molly has been instrumental in activating successful mobile marketing campaigns for Coca-Cola, Miller Coors, Whirlpool, P&G, Kellogg's, and Purina, just to name a few. Molly is a strong believer in the power of... Read More →
RP

Ross Petersen

Ross Petersen is a Co-Founder of Blitsy, a venture-backed e-commerce company vertically focused on serving the $30B Arts and Crafts market.  Previous to Blitsy, Ross was Co-Founder of ScrapHD, a SaaS platform that was acquired by the world’s largest Arts and Crafts retailer, Michaels Stores. He is a Chicago-native who enjoys golf, lacrosse and going to Montrose Dog Beach with his wife and 2 dogs.  
RP

Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen is a Co-Founder of Blitsy, a venture-backed e-commerce company vertically focused on serving the $30B Arts and Crafts market.  Previous to Blitsy, Ryan was Co-Founder of ScrapHD, a SaaS platform that was acquired by the world’s largest Arts and Crafts retailer, Michaels Stores. He has been in the crafting industry for over 10 years and for the last 8 years has enjoyed bringing his dog, Ranger, with him to the office... Read More →
BW

Brad Wilson

Brad's Deals
Brad Wilson is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of BradsDeals.com. Brad started BradsDeals in 2001 as a poor college student to show his friends and fellow students how to save money using tips and tricks online. Brad Wilson is a nationally-known savings expert and professional bargain-hunter. He has appeared on The Early Show, FOX & Friends, USA Today, The New York Times, TIME, AOL Daily Finance, and many other national and local news outlets.


Saturday June 28, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

The Art and Science of Attracting and Keeping Rock Star Talent
Join Joanna Sobran, CEO of a women owned technology company and Joe Abraham, Founder and award winning advisor on proven strategies to attract the ideal talent and build a strong human capital engine.   

Speakers
JA

Joe Abraham

Founder & CIO, BOSI
Founder & CIO: Joe Abraham developed the original BOSI Methodology in 2008 while operating a business accelerator for privately held companies. Prior to that he started up, grew and exited companies in professional services, digital marketing and software as a service (SaaS). Winner of numerous awards for his impact on global entrepreneurship, he is author of Entrepreneurial DNA (McGraw Hill 2011). Joe has been featured on FoxNews, CNN... Read More →
JS

Joanna Sobran

www.MXOtech.com
Joanna Sobran is the CEO and co-founder of www.MXOtech.com a growing technology company based in Chicago’s West Loop. Joanna started her career working for a healthcare management company and later moved into an IT recruiting role working for a mid-size consulting firm. Her ability to create a successful team and a positive environment quickly made her part of the company’s management team. Over the years, Joanna created a very... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3. Argyle Technical Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

Hackathons: How AngelHack Brings the Developer Community Together
Speakers
SA

Sabeen Ali

Co-Founder and CEO, Angel Hack
Sabeen Ali is the Co-Founder and CEO of AngelHack and it's sister non-profit Code for a Cause, the world’s largest developer ecosystem. In a past life, Sabeen has been a consult for leadership and organizational development with Kaiser Permanente, Yahoo!, Peet’s Coffee, and Cisco. She founded her own training and development company, Team Building ROI, in the Bay Area in 2011 which she sold to begin AngelHack. She's an advocate for... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

The Surveillance Economy: How the NSA Hurts the Cloud and What You Can Do About It
Speakers
CD

Christian Dawson

i2Coalition
Chairman and co-founder Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2coalition) Christian Dawson creates an open conversation between hosting and IT infrastructure companies and decision makers both public and private. Christian and the I2coalition educates legislators, helps develop best business practices, and promotes the industry’s messages. Along with his capacity as chairman and co-founder of i2coalition, Christian is also the Chief Operating... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

DJ 2.0: Morgan Page's Integration of 3-D Live into his LIve Shows
Moderators
DM

David Monhait

Sinlabel
David Monhait, SinLabel’s managing partner, comes from a traditional background in architecture, design and planning. His vision and design process have led to various nationally acclaimed experiential and digital projects. In addition to SinLabel, David consults and is active in a small handful of start-ups in action sports, design and music between Chicago and Los Angeles. You can find David ripping on boards of all kinds and walking... Read More →

Speakers
NH

Nathan Huber

CEO and Co-Founder, 3D Live
Nathan Huber began his career in Film and Television.  He was first involved in 3D production working on Avatar at Lightstorm Entertainment. In 2009 Nathan developed the first 3D virtual environment for live music performances which garnered attention from LA Times and numerous major touring artists. He developed 3D Live’s game-changing production package.  His experience in implementing live 3D in tours, and... Read More →
MP

Morgan Page

Grammy-Nominated DJ
As an artist, DJ, song-writer, and radio show presenter, Grammy Nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page has become a seismic presence. Along with a string of hit songs, an IDMA nomination in the "Best American DJ category" and two Grammy Award nominations to his credit, Page has a relentless touring schedule that takes him to all of the biggest festivals and countless shows in the world's biggest clubs. A proponent of emerging technologies, last... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

The 4 Ds of New Market Share*: Data, Distribution, Disruption, and Dedication
Speakers
AS

Asha Sharma

Porch
Asha is responsible for marketing and communications at Porch, including consumer, b2b, public relations, brand, social media marketing, loyalty, virility, channel, and evangelism. Prior to joining Porch in 2013, Asha worked at Microsoft where she led channel and direct marketing for an incubation cloud business, the commercial marketing launch across the US for Windows 8, and most recently global lifestyle and celebrity public relations for... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

The Future of The Tech Startup Workspace
Speakers
TD

Tom Denison

TechWauk Health
Tom's passion is mentoring, advising, funding and founding healthcare and tech startups. Tom has successfully engaged with 100+ startups, at all stages, from concept to exit. Like many, Tom's digital experience started out with a glamorous yet struggling internet startup, but blossomed into strategy and business development with some of the most recognized digital powerhouses in Chicago. Tom is the Co-founder of TechWauk Health, an accelerator... Read More →
DH

Dale Hersowitz

CEO and Co-Founder, WUN Systems; Happy Desk
Fueled by his entrepreneurial spirit and driven by a passion to revolutionize the shared space category, Dale Hersowitz co-founded WUN Systems becoming the leading provider of turn-key cloud-based products for the shared space community. Significant changes in where, when and how people work inspired Hersowitz to co-found HappyDesk featuring the HappyDesk Marketplace an on-line peer-to peer marketplace and HappyDesk Apps the only... Read More →
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Anthony Marinos

Grind
Anthony Marinos holds The Position Formerly Known as Sales and Marketing at Grind and has been with the company since early 2013. He has over 8 years of experience in the sharing economy, most notably 5+ years managing the marketing efforts for Zipcar in the Greater Washington, DC metro area.
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Ryan O'Connell

Vice President, Influence & Co.
Ryan O'Connell is the Vice President at Influence & Co. Influence & Co helps entrepreneurs, consultants, business and universities establish themselves as thought leaders within their industry by getting them published online. Ryan has started small businesses, worked in real estate, radio, marketing and sports before he was hired on to the leadership team at Influence & Co.He has a proven experience, a track record of success... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Innovative State - How Technologies Can Transform Government
Speakers
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Aneesh Chopra

Hunch Analytics
Aneesh Chopra was the first CTO of the United States government. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins & the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Aneesh has recently released his new book INNOVATIVE STATE: How New Technologies Can Transform Government. INNOVATIVE STATE synthesizes his experience as the first CTO and interviews tech leaders and policy experts to create a playbook for how government can tackle our most challenging problems.


Saturday June 28, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

State of Electronic Music
Speakers
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David Monhait

Sinlabel
David Monhait, SinLabel’s managing partner, comes from a traditional background in architecture, design and planning. His vision and design process have led to various nationally acclaimed experiential and digital projects. In addition to SinLabel, David consults and is active in a small handful of start-ups in action sports, design and music between Chicago and Los Angeles. You can find David ripping on boards of all kinds and walking... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Techweek 2014 Retrospective: A Conversation with Stefan Weitz on What's Next for Chicago Tech
Speakers
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Stefan Weitz

Director of Search, Microsoft
Stefan Weitz is a Director of Search at Microsoft and is charged with working with people and organizations across the industry to promote and improve Search technologies. While focused on Microsoft's product line, he works across the industry to understand searcher behavior and in his role as an evangelist for Search, gathers and synthesizes feedback to drive product improvements. Prior to Search, Stefan led the strategy to develop the next... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Happy Hour presented by Product Hunt
Sponsors

Saturday June 28, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bar Techweek 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

6:00pm

HANS BITBURGER - WINNER OF BATTLE OF THE DJS


Saturday June 28, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

6:30pm

KODY MADRO
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Kody Madro

soundcloud.com/kodymadro
Before Kody Madro became one of the SinLabel impresarios he earned his chops in the Chicago and Colorado underground as an undefinable producer/DJ. Now refocused and retooled after his success as an entrepreneur and marketing force. He looks to bring his eclectic brand of electronic music all over the world. 


Saturday June 28, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

7:15pm

THE RUNNERS
Artists
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The Runners

soundcloud.com/therunnersmusic
The Runners are a hip hop duo from Orlando, Florida now baded in Miami consisting of Andrew "Dru Brett" Harr and Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson. They have produced hit songs for many of hip hop and R&B's top artists. Their own distinct "Miami Bop" style, which they introduced in 2014, is set to take The Runners themselves to the top of the charts.



Saturday June 28, 2014 7:15pm - 8:15pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

8:30pm

MORGAN PAGE
Artists
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Morgan Page

Grammy-Nominated DJ
As an artist, DJ, song-writer, and radio show presenter, Grammy Nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page has become a seismic presence. Along with a string of hit songs, an IDMA nomination in the "Best American DJ category" and two Grammy Award nominations to his credit, Page has a relentless touring schedule that takes him to all of the biggest festivals and countless shows in the world's biggest clubs. A proponent of emerging technologies, last... Read More →



Saturday June 28, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
South Drive, Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654