Sikich Business Transformation Conference 20182018-08-15T12:28:22+00:00
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How are you Redefining Innovation?

Business executives, leaders and corporate visionaries will gather for Sikich’s annual conference to discuss issues and challenges facing businesses today. The interactive sessions will take a look at how cutting-edge companies are tackling everything from technology to navigating challenges with their workforce. Attendees will walk away with ideas and strategies they can implement to drive their business forward and use innovation as a competitive advantage.

Questions? Contact us at transformation@sikich.com.

AGENDA

9:00-11:00 Check-In – 2nd Floor Foyer
9:00-9:45 Breakfast and Expo – Keynote Room 21
9:45-10:50

KEYNOTE

Dr. David Ricketts

Disruptive Innovation: How to Create Disruptive Innovations and How to Keep Them from Disrupting You!

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Keynote Room 21

Break

11:00-12:00

SIMULATION

You’ve Been Breached: An Interactive Security Incident Response Simulation

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Session Room 24

11:00-12:00

PANEL

Digital Transformation

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Session Room 25

Break

12:10-1:20  Networking Lunch and Expo – Keynote Room 21

Break

1:30-2:30

PANEL

Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cognitive Automation (CA), and IOT

Session Room 24

1:30-2:30

PANEL

The Workforce of the Future – Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

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Session Room 25

Break

2:45-3:45

PANEL

The Evolving Role of the C-Suite – How Many Hats Can You Wear?

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Keynote Room 21

3:45-4:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Chris Geier

Keynote Room 21

Conference Ends

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SPEAKERS

Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Ricketts

For the past decade, Dr. Ricketts, together with his colleagues at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), has taught the next generation of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerbergs how to create disruptive innovations. David has partnered with some of the world’s leading organizations, such as General Motors, Disney Research and the U.S. Military, to create breakthrough innovations. These innovations have been featured in: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News as well as ESPN, Smithsonian Innovation and Popular Science. He has held appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and North Carolina State University. Today, David shares his insights into how you can create disruptive innovations and accelerate innovation in your career and your organization.

Tim Collyer
Senior Manager, Information Security – Cyber Defense, Motorola Solutions

Joy Duce
Partner, Human Resource Consulting Services, Sikich

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X. Eyeé
Senior Technical Account Manager & Blockchain Ambassador, Microsoft

Chris Geier
CEO and Managing Partner, Sikich

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Karla Gruszynski
Vice President of Finance, Acieta LLC

John Kleb
Partner, Strategic Technologies, Sikich

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Brad Lutgen
Partner, Security and Compliance, Sikich

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Karin D. O’Connor
Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

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John A. Rouse
Vice President of Business Development, IOT & Digital Transformation, Mesh Systems LLC

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Location

Donald E. Stephens
Convention Center
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

For parking and hotel information refer to the convention center website at https://www.rosemont.com/desconvention/.

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