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Thursday, June 26
 

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... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
3. Argyle Technical 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... 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... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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... Read More →


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

3:30pm

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
1. Summit 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... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
1. Summit 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... 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
JS

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... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Friday, June 27
 

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... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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... Read More →
MS

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
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... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Knowledge Bar 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... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
1. Summit 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... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
2. SingleHop 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... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
1. Summit 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... Read More →
PJ

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... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Saturday, June 28
 

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... 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... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2. SingleHop 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... Read More →


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

4:00pm

State of Electronic Music
Speakers
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 →


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
SW

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... Read More →


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