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Thursday, June 26
 

1:00pm CDT

Opening Statements
Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

1:30pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

3:30pm CDT

Ninja Innovators: Revitalizing the American Dream
Speakers
GS

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... Read More →


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

4:30pm CDT

Making Food Healthier & Affordable for Everyone, Everywhere.
Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

6:00pm CDT

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 CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
  Gathering, Gathering
 
Friday, June 27
 

9:30am CDT

Salesforce Business Summit
Sponsors


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

12:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

1:00pm CDT

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

1:30pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... 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 ef... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

2:30pm CDT

How to Embrace the “I-Factor” Necessary to Assure Startup Success
Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

3:00pm CDT

How the Cloud Powers Startups & Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion
Speakers
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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 ef... Read More →


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

3:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

3:30pm CDT

Cyber Dust Presentation
Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

4:00pm CDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

4:30pm CDT

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 CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Saturday, June 28
 

12:00pm CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


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

12:30pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

1:30pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

2:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

3:00pm CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

3:30pm CDT

Innovative State - How Technologies Can Transform Government
Speakers
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... Read More →


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