Sikich Business Transformation Conference 20182018-09-18T08:37:39+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

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

Dr. David Ricketts

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Keynote Room 21

Break

11:00-12:00

SIMULATION

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

Mark Shelhart, Sikich
Amy Mushahwar, Davis Wright Tremaine
David Kruse, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance

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Session Room 24

11:00-12:00

PANEL

Digital Transformation

X. Eyeé, Microsoft
Tim Collyer, Motorola Solutions
Mike Kravets, Pure Water Technology
Debbie Altham, Sikich

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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

Intelligent Technologies: Automation

X. Eyeé, Microsoft
John A. Rouse, Mesh Systems
George Brancatco, Acieta
John Kleb, Sikich

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Session Room 24

1:30-2:30

PANEL

The Workforce of the Future – Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

Jenni Sciacca, AXA
Joy Duce, Sikich
Karin D. O’Connor, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management
Joni Duncan, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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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?

Mike Kravets, Pure Water Technology
Joni Duncan, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Jeff Wink, HS2 Solutions
Paul J. Damico, Naf Naf Grill

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Keynote Room 21

3:45-4:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Chris Geier

Keynote Room 21

Conference Ends

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9:00-11:00

Check-In – 2nd Floor Foyer


9:00-9:45

Breakfast and Expo – Keynote Room 21


9:45-10:50

KEYNOTE

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

Dr. David Ricketts

+ Read the description

Keynote Room 21


Break


11:00-12:00

SIMULATION

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

Mark Shelhart, Sikich
Amy Mushahwar, Davis Wright Tremaine
David Kruse, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance

+ Read the description

Session Room 24


11:00-12:00

PANEL

Digital Transformation

X. Eyeé, Microsoft
Tim Collyer, Motorola Solutions
Mike Kravets, Pure Water Technology
Debbie Altham, Sikich

+ Read the description

Session Room 25


Break


12:10-1:20

Networking Lunch and Expo – Keynote Room 21


Break


1:30-2:30

PANEL

Intelligent Technologies: Automation

X. Eyeé, Microsoft
John A. Rouse, Mesh Systems
George Brancatco, Acieta
John Kleb, Sikich

+ Read the description

Session Room 24


1:30-2:30

PANEL

The Workforce of the Future – Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

Jenni Sciacca, AXA
Joy Duce, Sikich
Karin D. O’Connor, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management
Joni Duncan, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

+ Read the description

Session Room 25


Break


2:45-3:45

PANEL

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

Mike Kravets, Pure Water Technology
Joni Duncan, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Jeff Wink, HS2 Solutions
Paul J. Damico, Naf Naf Grill

+ Read the description

Keynote Room 21


3:45-4:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Chris Geier

Keynote Room 21


CONFERENCE ENDS

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.

Debbie Altham
Director, Strategic Partnerships + Industry, Sikich

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George Brancato
Regional Automation Manager – Acieta

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

Paul J. Damico
Chief Executive Officer – Naf Naf Grill

Joy Duce
Partner, Human Resource Consulting Services, Sikich

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Joni Duncan
Sr. Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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

Chris Geier
CEO and Managing Partner, Sikich

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John Kleb
Partner, Strategic Technologies, Sikich

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Mike Kravets
Chief Financial Officer, Pure Water Technology

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David Kruse, CISR
Technology Risk Consultant/Cyber Practice Leader, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance

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Amy Mushahwar
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

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Mark Shelhart, CISSP, QSA, PFI
Director – Incident Response & Forensics, 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

Jenni Sciacca
Senior Talent Advisor, AXA

Jeff Wink
Chief Financial Officer, HS2 Solutions

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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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