At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Information Technology space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-Founder & CEO of Cameo
Steven Galanis is the CEO of Cameo, the world’s leading marketplace for personalized video shoutouts. He launched the company in 2016 with co-founders Martin Blencowe & Devon Townsend after seeing a personalized video message taped by a prominent NFL player congratulating a friend on the birth of his son. To date the company has sold over 75,000 Cameos and seen over 4,500 athletes, actors, and influencers join the platform. He was named to Chicago Inno’s 2018 “50 on Fire” list. He is LinkedIn alum who previously worked as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and founder of two film investment companies where he produced movies featuring stars such as Bruce Willis and Robert De Niro. Outside of work he is an avid Chicago sports fan and serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Chicago. Steven is a 2010 graduate of Duke University where he majored in History.
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About Cameo: Cameo is a marketplace where fans can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people.
CEO of Allscripts
Paul Black serves as Allscripts Chief Executive Officer. Paul was appointed CEO in December 2012 after having served on Allscripts Board of Directors for eight months. As Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads the direction of the company and its global commitment to delivering an Open, Connected Community of HealthTM.
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About Allscripts: Allscripts provides healthcare information technology solutions.
CEO and Founder of Green Key Technologies
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About Green Key Technologies: GreenKey is the voice-driven collaboration platform for financial markets: enhancing compliance and enabling sophisticated data analytics.
CEO of Green Key Technologies
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About Green Key Technologies: GreenKey is the voice-driven collaboration platform for financial markets: enhancing compliance and enabling sophisticated data analytics.
Co-Founder and CEO of FingerprintJS
Dan Pinto is the Co-Founder and CEO of FingerprintJS. He also was also the Co-Founder and CTO of Machinio.
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About FingerprintJS: FingerprintJS provides an application programming interface designed for fraud detection on the modern web.
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of 2020 Company
As a co-founder of 2020, Paresh is responsible for the strategic direction and financial strength of the company. He brings years of hands-on management experience from successfully developing and operating business concerns. With expertise in management strategy and vision, Paresh has spent his career building organizations from the ground up. Prior to 2020, Paresh was an investor and operations director at a boutique consulting firm in Chicago, where he directed all corporate engineering and operations efforts in addition to being responsible for the definition of service positioning and marketing. He built the organization from the ground up, growing the company to 55 consultants within the company’s first year. The firm was then acquired by a publicly traded Fortune 500 company. Earlier in his career, Paresh was a senior network analyst at Zurich Insurance, where he was responsible for network design, product evaluation, implementation and operation. Paresh received his BA in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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About 2020 Company: 2020 Company is a technology company.
Daniel L. Ushman
Founder & CEO of TrendSpider
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About TrendSpider: TrendSpider is software that is used to make technical analysis with scanners, charts, analyses, automation and backtesting services.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Thoughtworks
Xiao Guo has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at ThoughtWorks, Inc. since June 2013. He served as China Managing Director, General Manager of China Operations and Director of Technology of ThoughtWorks, Inc. from 2004 to June 2013. Xiao Guo has helped to create and grow ThoughtWorks’ China branch, and has served as Deputy General Manager for this region. He is focused on growing ThoughtWorks’ business in the Chinese market, building its thought leadership in the Chinese IT industry, and delivering business value to its clients in China and worldwide. He joined ThoughtWorks in 1999 as a Senior Consultant. He has spent 8 years of his career implementing distributed, multi-layer, multi-tier enterprise solutions. Xiao Guo has helped a number of clients to build large scale, mission critical, globally deployed applications with high scalability, availability and reliability.
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About Thoughtworks: Thoughtworks is a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation, and delivery.
Chief Executive Officer of ThreeKit
Matt Gorniak is the Chief Executive Officer at Threekit.
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About ThreeKit: ThreeKit is a 3D product configuration and visualization platform that enables brands to create and manage beautiful visuals at scale.
CEO of SwipeSense
Mert Hilmi Iseri is the young turk of design. His journey started off in Istanbul, Turkey and changed courses completely once he arrived at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering. After graduating with his own degree ?Entrepreneurial Design? in the spring of 2011, he is excited to embrace design and entrepreneurship to galvanize a generation into positive change. During his time in Northwestern, he co-founded Design for America, a national network of student led design studios working to create social impact. Currently, he is the Co-founder and CEO of SwipeSense – a company that aims to save the 100,000 deaths that occur every year in the US due to Hospital-Acquired Infections.
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About SwipeSense: SwipeSense is a healthcare technology company that makes healthcare safe, efficient, and predictable through location-aware applications.
Chairman, Founder & CEO of Cityzenith
Michael Jansen is a sought after Smart City industry leader and public speaker with numerous awards and accolades to his credit, and has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and myriads of business, technology, and AEC publications worldwide, including Architectural Record, ENR, Business Week, Domus, Contract Magazine, et. al. In 2007, Michael was awarded Building Design + Construction Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award honoring top CEOs in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry under the age of 40. An impassioned architect, urbanist, and entrepreneur, Michael founded Satellier in 2004, a CAD and BIM production services company backed by venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Under his leadership, in just four years Satellier experienced explosive growth from a team size of 10 to over 450 and fundamentally changed the way AEC firms deliver services. In 2010, Michael assumed the helm of Cityzenith to pursue his dream of transforming life in cities all over the world. Michael was educated as an architect at Yale and Cambridge; earned a Fulbright scholarship; studied art and architecture in China and India; speaks four languages and has traveled to more than 80 countries; designs high-end, exotic furniture, and is an avid guitar player.
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About Cityzenith: Cityzenith is a technology startup that provides data visualization platform software and applications for IoT and Smart Cities.
Dhiraj C Rajaram
Founder & CEO of Mu Sigma
Dhiraj is responsible for the organization’s vision and strategic direction, building teams, aligning organizational resources to a customer centric vision and delivering profitable growth. Dhiraj has built Mu Sigma from ground up, during which time he executed activities that included raising seed and growth capital for the venture, securing key Fortune 100 customers, incubating a delivery unit and hiring key leadership members. Before Mu Sigma, he advised senior executives across a variety of verticals as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dhiraj holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He also received an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University.
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About Mu Sigma: Mu Sigma offers management consulting services designed to provide decision sciences and big data analysis.
CEO of MarketTime
Happ brings decades of experience as an entrepreneur and B2B marketplace leader. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, and executive leadership for MarketTime and its software solutions uniting manufacturers, sales teams and retailers in the gift, home, toy, apparel and accessories, housewares and outdoor living industries. Happ joins MarketTime with a successful track record of building innovative technology companies from the ground up. He is a proven entrepreneur having built two highly successful startups, raising venture funding, and formulating an exit to a public global B2B marketplace. Along the way, he cultivated experience developing SaaS platforms and building large-scale B2B networks. Happ has previously served as co-founder and investor in Goby, a disrupter in the ESG and FinTech industries, where he built the first cloud-based SaaS platform as a service model in its space, raised multiple rounds of financing, and built a customer base to include Fortune 500 companies. As co-founder of blueSolutions, which was acquired by Hubwoo in 2008, he acted as CEO and chief revenue officer, growing the business while eventually exiting to the leading public global petrochemical marketplace. At Ariba (ARBA), he worked closely with Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi in building the world’s largest B2B network, Ariba Network, with 195 million items and a $50 billion annual spend. While in leadership at Empirian he built a SaaS offering connecting pharmacies with patients to lower prescription drug costs. And while serving at PwC he built the world’s largest B2B vertical, Covisint, with 85,000 companies and 500,000 users.
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About Empirian Health, MarketTime, ReadySpaces, Rise Buildings: MarketTime provides a global b2b wholesale marketplace and applications for sellers and buyers.
CEO of Cyberhull
Don joined his first start up company, Cybiko Inc, as President in 1999. Don led the funding effort for Cybiko and with other team members raised $19.5million in Venture Capital funding. Cybiko launched a ( Gameboy like ) wireless connected internet device under his leadership and the company grew from 25 to over 275 employees in 2 years. Ninety percent of the Cybiko employees were based in Moscow, Russia. Don, working with his team, then organized the company into several divisions one of which was a wireless content publisher/developer, Cybiko Wireless. Starting with only 9 employees and $300k in funding, he took lead role and grew that entity to over eighty employees in two year with the majority of resources being located off shore. He then sold Cybiko Wireless to a leading French Mobile Game Publisher providing significant ROI for his investors. Don next founded 3D Wireless Games Inc. a specialized Mobile Content Development company. He established its base of operations in Russia, built the team and successfully sold the company to Superscape, Plc. Don joined Superscape as SVP Operations and Marketing and played a key role in re engineering operations, substantially growing the off shore development team from 15 to 95 employees and driving Superscape into a Top 5 publisher in the US Mobile Games market. Superscape was sold to Glu Mobile in April 2008 for $36 Million and after he finished the integration of the two companies, Don went on to Co-Found CyberHULL. For the past 10 yrs he has focused his efforts in the Russia IT market. He has established significant off shore development teams multiple times and delivered very strong results.
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About Cyberhull: Cyberhull is an IT company that has teams of outsourced software and programming development and involves in data transformation and more.
Andrew J. Filipowski
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Fluree
Executive Chairman and CEO, Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, is one of the world’s most successful high-tech entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and industry visionaries. The former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980’s, was also the founder and CEO of PLATINUM technology, inc. Flip grew PLATINUM into the 8th largest software company in the world at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion dollars, the largest such transaction for a software company at the time. Upside Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Information Technology. A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Flip has also been awarded the Young President’s Organization Legacy Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.
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About Barefoot Landing, Fluree, HardMetrics, Interact Public Safety, MissionMode, Pendulab, SilkRoad Equity, Solidspace, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Open source semantic graph database that guarantees data integrity, facilitates secure data sharing, and powers connected data insights.
Arvind J. Singh
Chairman & CEO of Utopia
Arvind Singh is the Co-founder and CEO of Utopia Global, an industry leader in Enterprise Information Management software and services and long-time SAP Partner organization. Arvind believes true innovation happens when we push ourselves beyond the “good enough” and that 80% effort gets you through life but is not good enough to differentiate yourself and your organization. Arvind is a serial entrepreneur with experience in building global businesses for the last 20 years. Prior to co-founding Utopia in 2003, Arvind was the CEO of Value Communications Corporation (ValuCom), a company he founded in 1996. Under his leadership, ValuCom grew to be one of the most recognized brand names in prepaid telecom in the US. The company was acquired by Rediff.com (NASDAQ: REDF) in 2001.
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About Utopia: Utopia is an enterprise data solutions provider that leverages its proprietary Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management (EDLM) methodology.
Founder & CEO of CDM Media
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About CDM Media: CDM Media is leading B2B technology marketing and media firm that specializes in engagement with C-level executives.
CEO of Hybrent
An experienced technology entrepreneur and investor, Ken has started and successfully exited several software companies over the last 25 years. Ken was the former CEO of CareFusion (NYSE:CFN) and helped scale the business from start-up to its acquisition by Cardinal Health in 2006. Ken is a director of early stage venture funds India Venture Partners and Militello Capital.
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About Hybrent: Hybrent is committed to improving the current state of healthcare by providing groundbreaking technology
Founder and CEO of Katalyst Technologies
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About ForecastEra, Katalyst Technologies: Katalyst Technologies provides a full range of IT professional services for its clients in the U.S., Middle East, and India.
Co-Founder & CEO of SAVVI
Alex Muller is the Founder of SAVVI AI.
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About SAVVI: SAVVI AI is a low-code, end-to-end Machine Learning tool, empowering teams to quickly and easily create products that learn.
CEO of Unifyd Insights
Wes Shepherd currently works as the CEO for Unifyd Insights.
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About Unifyd Insights: Unifyd is a pre-integrated data & analytics marketplace. Connect your data to expand and enrich it.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Third Key Solutions
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About Empowered Law, Third Key Solutions: Third Key Solutions offers consulting and cryptographic key management solutions for companies using decentralized digital currencies.
Founder & CEO of Akash Systems
Ty Mitchell, Ph.D. co-founded Akash Systems in January 2016. Ty has been a leader in the fields of GaN and SiC materials, optoelectronics, and LED lighting with a long background in technology development, business development, and business leadership. Ty has grown and led public-company technology businesses from $10M to $500M+ in revenues. Ty started his career as an engineer at GE and IBM, before working as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm, from 1993 to 1999. Prior to founding Akash, Ty was an executive with Cree, Inc., a $1.6B manufacturer of LED lights, LED components, and GaN and SiC RF and power devices and materials. Ty held several business leadership roles at Cree, including VP/GM of Cree’s Optoelectronic device and GaN/SiC materials businesses, and EVP/GM of Cree’s LED lighting business. Ty holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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About Akash Systems: Akash Systems is focused on developing and supplying the next generation of communications gear for space satellites.
Dino E. Robusto
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Company
Dino is chairman and chief executive officer of CNA Financial. He also chairs an Executive Committee which is responsible for strategy, results and oversight for all business units of CNA Financial Corporation. Dino retired from The Chubb Corporation in November 2015, where he had served as President of Commercial and Specialty Lines of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and Executive Vice President of the parent company, while leading that company’s global Information Technology function and Innovation. From 2011 through 2013, Dino was President of Personal Lines and Claims and also had responsibility for several corporate functions: Information Technology, Communications, Corporate Development, External Affairs and Innovation. Dino earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce, finance and economics from McGill University in Montreal and is a 1999 graduate of The Wharton Business School Executive Management Program. He serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of New Jersey and formerly served on the Boards of Directors of Applied Systems and RAND Corporation’s Institute for Civil Justice, and on the Board of Advisors of Catalyst Inc.
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About CNA Insurance Company: CNA is an Insurance Company, selling insurance products and services.
Founder & CEO of AHEAD
As president and CEO of AHEAD, Daniel Adamany is responsible for company strategy and overall vision of the organization. Daniel is hands-on, engaging directly with clients and partners, ensuring the organization continues to meet and exceed expectations. Prior to AHEAD, Daniel played a pivotal role in EMC’s rise to prominence, winning several national awards for leadership and performance. Daniel has a robust background in sales strategy and an unparalleled understanding of finance. He plays a critical role in structuring deals and assisting clients with procuring vital solutions in today’s difficult economy. Daniel is also involved in several entrepreneurial ventures within various industries, including real estate, hospitality, and entertainment, where he lends his experience and vision to drive success. Daniel has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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About AHEAD, Vertical Trail: AHEAD is a solutions-based company that helps clients move to an optimized IT service delivery model.
Chief Executive Officer of Peerless Network
John Barnicle has 30 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to founding Peerless Network, John was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lynch Interactive Corp. where he led the effort to take the company private. Under his leadership the firm grew non-regulated revenue streams on a 20% annual pace and reduced the company’s reliance on USF (Universal Service Fund) financial support. Prior to Lynch Interactive Corp., John served as Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Neutral Tandem Inc. which he helped grow from inception to an annualized revenue run rate of over $40 million in just 20 months. Under John’s control, Neutral Tandem became EBITDA positive within 12 months of providing service. His leadership established the foundation for the company’s successful Initial Public Offering in November 2007. Prior to Neutral Tandem, John was Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Focal Communications Corp. With direct responsible for all day-to-day activities of the company, John grew Focal to over $350M in annualized revenue in less than six years, guided the company to an operating profit in its first full year of operations and was involved in raising over $800 million in capital during that period, including a successful IPO in July 1999. John also held executive management roles at MFS Communications, Duff and Phelps Credit Rating Company and Centel Corporation. Mr. Barnicle earned an M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on RF communications systems from the University of Illinois at Champaign.
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About Peerless Network: Peerless Network offers carrier and enterprise interconnection services for telecommunication companies, service providers and enterprises.
CEO of Root3 Technologies
CEO at Root3 Technologies.
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About Root3 Technologies: Information Technology and Services
Founder & CEO of Megalytics
Donna M. Salvatore is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at MEGALYTICS. Donna has 35 years of experience in leading the successful growth of early stage global technology ventures. Over the past twenty years, she was the CEO of five different companies, using disruptive technologies and methodology to radically change the industry segments she participated in. Donna holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from University of Chicago and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
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About Megalytics: The most extensive, verified, relevant data ever possessed by one analytics entity.
Founder & CEO of AiRo Digital Labs
Dev is the Founder and CEO of AIRO Digital Labs. He brings in Global Business leadership experience of two decades across highly successful executive leadership roles with global technology leaders. A consistent theme across Dev’s career is his well-recognized entrepreneurial ability to take charge of significant business objectives and creatively mobilize large global teams to achieve those goals. Prior to this, Dev served as the President & Chief Sales & Operations Officer for FPT USA, part of a $2Bn technology conglomerate headquartered in Vietnam, Wipro’s GM and Head of BPO Business for HLS (Healthcare, Pharma and Life Sciences), and served as the Managing Director & Americas Sales Head for Dell Services’ Healthcare Providers BU. Prior to these roles he spent almost ten years at Wipro in roles such as Global Head for the GE-Wipro Business as well as North America Head for the Consumer Electronics & Hi-Tech Sector. For around three years he also managed the Central US Business for Wipro Energy, Utilities and Manufacturing Sector and being Wipro’s first-ever BPO Practice Evangelist in UK and continental Europe. Early on in his career, Dev worked with Large Tier-1 Technology companies such as HCL Technologies and TCS across technical and sales roles. During this time Dev has consistently been recognized for his outstanding leadership in the face of tremendous challenges and received several awards such as Best Vertical Leader of the Year, Best Growth Driver, Best Deal of the year, etc. Dev has consistently been recognized for his business acumen, passion and leadership skills and has received several awards and industry recognition during his career. Dev earned his MBA from IIM Lucknow in India and his Bachelors of Engineering from Punjab Engineering College. He is currently based with his family in Chicago, US.
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About AiRo Digital Labs: AiRo Digital Labs is an emerging tech solutioning company specializing in transforming healthcare ecosystem
CEO of Catalytic
Sean Chou is the CEO and Co-founder of Catalytic, a company he founded in 2015 built on his lifelong obsession with working smarter. The company’s people-friendly automation platform frees up people to do more meaningful work, increases the speed of doing business, and improves the quality of outcomes. Prior to Catalytic, he was the founding CTO and EVP of Services at Fieldglass, a software-as-a-service pioneer acquired in 2014 by SAP for approximately $1 billion.
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About Catalytic: Catalytic offers the easiest platform for digital transformation and the automation of knowledge work.
Chief Executive Officer of PerkSpot
Jace grew up on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. He left the herds and horses at home, but brought his work ethic and resourcefulness with him to Chicago. Jace has had stints in Fortune 500 at State Farm Insurance and Orbitz, as well as online businesses at Cars.com and iExplore. For the past five years, Jace is proud to have helped reshape the face of college admissions at Cappex.com, where millions of college-bound students use the service to change the way they find and pay for the perfect college. Jace currently serves as CEO of PerkSpot, a platform that provides corporate benefit and discount programs to over five million employees at America’s best companies. Jace lives with his family in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.
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About PerkSpot: PerkSpot is a national service that provides discounts and buying programs for organizations.
Founder & CEO of Nextpoint
Rakesh Madhava is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NextPoint Inc., where he leads a unique team of computer scientists, litigation support professionals, and communication experts. He has 15 years of experience in legal technology and trial support with specific experience in white-collar criminal defense, breach of contract, intellectual property, shareholder suits, tortious interference suits, and product liability. Madhava is a frequent speaker on the topics of cloud computing and new technologies in electronic data management and is an avid participant in legal technology industry events. In 2005, he received a special proclamation for his work within the 7th Circuit Bar Association and is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and TiE, a network of professionals that fosters entrepreneurship.
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About Nextpoint: Nextpoint develops regulatory, compliance, and litigation software applications.
CEO of PROLIFIQ
Vrahram Kadkhodaian is the CEO of Prolifiq. He joined Prolifiq in September 2016 as Chief Commercial Officer and transitioned into the role of CEO in February 2017. Vrahram is responsible for driving the company’s continued growth by building upon Prolifiq’s longstanding legacy of innovation, customer centricity, and passion for solving complex business challenges. Vrahram has spent over a decade in executive sales leadership positions, working for organizations such as Wells Fargo, CDC Software (Pivotal CRM), and SalesForce.com, where he has been responsible for not only customer acquisition & customer success, but also go-to-market strategy and distribution, locally and internationally. Vrahram specializes in solving complex business problems by leveraging technology in regulated markets, such as financial services & healthcare, with an emphasis in medical devices & pharmaceuticals.
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About PROLIFIQ: PROLIFIQ is a computer software company that specializes in the fields of sales enablement, account planning, and content enablement.
President, CEO & Founder of Seneca Global
Provides strategic direction for SenecaGlobal and is responsible for all aspects of the management and operations. Has led a large consulting company specializing in information technology. • More than 30 years of management experience in IT and related industries. • Built highly profitable national and global organizations. • As President, COO and a member of the board of directors of Whittman-Hart, he helped take the company public, and within 4 years, the firm achieved revenues of nearly $500 million with more than 5,000 employees around the world. Community Involvement Serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Patrick High School in Chicago, Illinois. Education Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Loyola University Chicago, Illinois USA
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About Seneca Global: Seneca Global provides high performance IT solutions for mid-market companies.
CEO of Forte Group
Steve Kreynin is a CEO at Forte Group. Steve founded Forte Group two decades ago with the dream of building a bridge between people and technology. What began with a vision in a garage now bridges 500 employees across four global offices together.
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About Forte Group, Forte Knowledge: Forte Group is a full-service software solutions and managed services resource.
Founder and CEO of DAIS Technology
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About DAIS Technology: DAIS Technology is stealth technology company developing solutions for the insurance industry.
CEO & Founder of Figo Pet Insurance
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About Figo Pet Insurance: Figo Pet Insurance develops a cloud-based pet insurance platform designed to provide pet healthcare services.
Chief Executive Officer of DataHen.com
Cofounder & CEO of Datahen and AnswersEngine
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About DataHen.com: Provider of Advance Webscraping, Webcrawling & Data Extraction Services
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nullafi
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About Nullafi: Nullafi Shield is a zero-code add-on to any endpoint that gives admins one-click control over what data that endpoint receives
Co-Founder, CEO of 2ndKitchen
Nick is a management consultant, graphic designer, and creative strategist in San Francisco, CA. Nick has works at the Strategy and Operations arm of Deloitte Consulting and is the founder and chief designer of LLOBE Design, one of the fastest growing design agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nick also founded Side/Project/SF, a community that links ambitious entrepreneurs through groundbreaking side-projects.
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About 2ndKitchen, LLOBE: 2ndKitchen enables businesses without a kitchen to serve food seamlessly using a custom menu from nearby restaurants.
Co-Founder & CEO of Drugviu
Kwaku Owusu is a co-founder at Ilerasoft.
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About Drugviu: Drugviu is a population health platform that is expanding the data set in health and medication outcomes for non-white populations.
Co-Founder & CEO of Drugviu
Kwaku Owusu is a co-founder at Ilerasoft.
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About Drugviu: Drugviu is a population health platform that is expanding the data set in health and medication outcomes for non-white populations.
CEO North America and CRO Industries of KINEXON
Mehdi Bentanfous is the CEO North America and CRO Industries at KINEXON.
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About KINEXON: Real-time location intelligence for the Internet of Things.
Jessica Droste Yagan
CEO & Managing Partner of Impact Engine
Jessica Droste Yagan is CEO of Impact Engine, a venture fund that invests financial and human capital in early-stage, for-profit technology startups that are improving education, health, economic empowerment, and resource efficiency. Prior to Impact Engine, Jessica led the creation of McDonald’s Corporation’s sustainable sourcing strategy, most recently as Director of Sustainable Supply for McDonald’s USA. In that role, she enabled the integration of ethical, environmental, and economic sustainability across all food and packaging sourcing. She also architected numerous specific projects including Marine Stewardship Council-certified fish and a multi-million dollar investment in improving the livelihoods of Guatemalan coffee farmers while simultaneously strengthening the coffee supply chain. Prior to her work with McDonald’s USA, Jessica led strategy and alignment of global sustainable sourcing at McDonald’s and consulted with city, non-profit, and corporate clients in the areas of strategic planning, corporate social responsibility, and inner city economic development. She has co-authored two Harvard University case studies on public-private partnerships and currently serves as a board member for Social Venture Partners Chicago, OneGoal Chicago, The Honeycomb Project, Metropolitan Planning Council, and Piece & Co. Jessica earned recognition on Chicago Crain’s 40-Under-40 list in 2013 and served as a 2014 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Haverford College, an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She attended the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, IL for high school. Most importantly, Jessica tries to keep up with logistics for her wonderful and active family. She lives in Chicago with her husband Sam and three children.
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About Impact Engine: Impact Engine is a venture capital and private equity firm that invests financial and human capital in early-stage companies.
Founder & CEO of Bunker Labs
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About Bunker Labs, Flank 5 Academy, The Collective Academy: Bunker Labs provides a peer-learning environment for veteran entrepreneurs.
Founder and CEO of Origsoft
Throughout his career Colin has been a key industry player focused on building companies and solutions where technology is aligned to true business needs. From the founding of Original Software in 1997, through its expansion into North America and based on its rapidly expanding product suite, Colin has provided the leadership and vision to deliver continual and profitable growth driven by innovation.
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About Origsoft: Original Software offers a test automation solution focused completely on the goal of effective software quality management.
CEO and Chairman of Agentis
Tim is currently CEO ,Founder & Chairman of Agentis Energy based in Chicago. Agentis delivers energy-efficiency software applications to businesses for improved energy management through utility partnerships. Tim previously served as co-founder/Chairman and CEO of Commerx™. A pioneer in the development of Internet eCommerce systems, Tim was responsible for helping to direct and communicate the vision and growth strategies of Commerx. Through his aggressive promotion and strategic partnering, Tim successfully positioned Commerx as a leading provider of collaborative, Web-hosted supply chain solutions for industrial markets. In 2000, Commerx was awarded the Smithsonian/ComputerWorld technology award for innovation. Tim has been featured in top business publications including Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Business 2.0 and is a frequent speaker at tech industry conferences. In early 2000, he was named one of 25 “E-Champions” by BtoB magazine and was a Top 10 finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
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About Agentis, Fast Heat: Agentis Energy provides businesses with actionable information derived from energy data.
CEO & Founder of Tada Cognitive Solutions also referred to as TadaNow
Guha is Chairman of CGN Global with over 20 years of experience managing complex business challenges and defining unique approaches for strategy and collaborating with other leaders to drive strategic transformational change within global firms.
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About CGN Global, Tada Cognitive Solutions also referred to as TadaNow: TadaNow leads Supply Chain Software Market providing real-time E2E visibility, collaboration & orchestration using digital twin technology.
Co-Founder & CEO of OrecX
Steve has 28 years experience in voice recording technology sales and support. Prior to co-founding OrecX, Steve founded Stevens Communications, the North American channel partner for Nice Systems.
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About OrecX: OrecX is an international provider of enterprise grade call recording, quality management, and screen recording solutions.
Chief Executive Officer of Reveal
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About Reveal: Reveal is a global provider of eDiscovery, compliance and risk technology.
Co-Founder & CEO of Direct
Wes Smithe is the CEO & Co-Founder at Direct
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About Direct, GamedayHousing: The Essential All-In-One Software Solution for Vacation Rental Management.
Founder & CEO of Neurocern
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About Neurocern: Connecting clinical with financial, an artificial intelligence engine that transforms data into actionable insights
CEO of Cranes Software
Irfan has served as a director of the Company since July 8, 2014. Since 2011, Irfan has been the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel of Cranes Software International, a company offering data analytics and engineering simulation software. From 2005 until 2011, he was General Counsel at Schneider Electric, a company which specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and production of installation components for energy management. Irfan is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law, holds a MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a BS in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University.
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About Cranes Software: A company offering data analytics and engineering simulation software.
Co-Founder and CEO of WORQ
Steph is co-founder & CEO of WORQ, where she developed the initial idea and leads the company. She was previously Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at AXIS REIT. She was instrumental in growing the REIT from RM1b to RM2b in 3.5 years – providing 27% shareholder returns per annum at its peak. This was the highest return achieved at the REIT to-date and within the industry. Average yield on the properties that she acquired was 14-16%, compared to the property industry average of 5%. Stephanie graduated in the top 5% of her department at Stanford University with a BA in Economics and MS in Management Science and Engineering. She hopes to create a similar entreprenuership community for Asia inspired by the one she experienced at Stanford. Steph also has an uncanny ability to introduce significant others who are made for each other, sometimes with success, sometimes not.
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About WORQ: WORQ is Malaysia’s biggest co-working space.
CEO of CampusGuard
Gannon is the Chief Executive Officer of CampusGuard, an international provider of PCI DSS compliance services. He also serves as an Executive Director for Nelnet, Inc. (NNI/NYSE) a leading provider of services and solutions for the public sector, including government and education institutions globally. Previously, Mr. Gannon was Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of infiNET Solutions, the largest provider of Automated Billing, Payment Processing and Campus Commerce solutions for higher education institutions in the United States, until its sale to Nelnet, Inc. in 2006. After its sale to Nelnet, Inc. he became President of the Nelnet Business Solutions, which provides full-service business office automation, campus commerce, centralized payment processing and information delivery solutions for colleges and universities. Mr. Gannon is a dynamic speaker that provides a clear vision for the future of technology as an enabler of solutions, and their effect on society, business and education. His unique ability to apply practical thinking to technology’s role in people’s lives and work has made audiences applaud, laugh, and walk away with a fresh perspective on technology and its impact on them. He has shared his vision and insight as a speaker and on Higher Education industry panels and as a keynote speaker at conferences across the globe. In addition, Mr. Gannon has served as the President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County, IL, where he managed all the activities of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. He holds separate undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management.
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About CampusGuard: CampusGuard Providing PCI compliance and information security services to the campus-based community
CEO of Rhino Defense
Bohdan Pyskir, Bo serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Lemko Corporation. Bohdan Pyskir is a Strong operating executive with proven background in starting and growing wireless businesses. Bohdan Pyskir has Substantial international business experience. Bohdan Pyskir has an MA from Harvard University and a BS from United States Military Academy at West Point.
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About Rhino Defense: Rhino Defense is a provider of smart RF shields and smart access management systems.
CEO of FirstGen Partners LLC
Angela Cobb is CEO of FirstGen Partners LLC, a firm that helps organizations and individuals evolve and adapt to maximize their impact, she has two decades of experience in recruiting, diversity, community development, strategic philanthropy and change management. Before launching FirstGen Partners LLC, Angela served as the first Chief Diversity Officer at Teach For America – the country’s national teaching corps – where she led organization-wide diversity and inclusion efforts. Angela also has extensive experience launching and leading new philanthropic efforts and business ventures through her work at FirstGen, and in various senior roles at Allstate, Monster, Deloitte, and United Way. Angela is a member of the board of Umoja Student Development Corporation, serves on the Advisory Board of the Chicago Children’s Museum, and is a member of the current cohort of the Pahara-Aspen Education Entrepreneurs Fellowship, a part of The Aspen Institute’s Crown Fellows Program. Past leadership and honors include serving as a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame and as a member of the Advisory Council for the University’s Mendoza College of Business. Angela was also a 2008 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where she received an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Strategy, Angela received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
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About FirstGen Partners LLC: FirstGen Partners provides consulting, advisory, and coaching services.
Chief Executive Officer of Wellspring
Robert Lowe is the CEO of Wellspring Worldwide. Rob was previously the Director of Enterprise Creation at Carnegie Mellon University, a position created to provide management advice and assistance to the university’s many start-up companies. He was also a professor of entrepreneurship and corporate strategy at Carnegie Mellon University and has authored over a dozen academic papers on technology commercialization and start-ups. As a recognized expert in technology commercialization, Rob has been interviewed by and quoted in a wide range of media, including Forbes, BBC Radio, Inc. Magazine, and MIT Technology Review. Prior to his academic career, Rob worked for the Boston Consulting Group where he advised clients in pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and industrial automation. He also worked for the University of California’s Office of the President as a Special Projects Consultant to develop metrics, performance evaluation software, and policy analysis related to the University of California’s over 200 start-up companies. Dr. Lowe earned his Ph.D. and MS from the University of California, Berkeley and undergraduate degrees in economics, finance, and computer information systems from the University of Michigan.
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About Wellspring: Wellspring provides software to manage tech scouting, licensing, investing, and university tech transfer.
President & CEO of Nexum
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About Nexum: Nexum provides users with information security and networking solutions.
Co-Founder & CEO of Tangiblee
Eliad Inbar is a Founder of Tangiblee.
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About Tangiblee, Triple Next: Tangiblee is an eCommerce visualization service that transforms retailers’ online catalogs into powerful, interactive shopping experiences.
President & CEO of Renaissance Acquisition Holdings
Pierre Fréchette has 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry in North America and Europe. He founded Renaissance in 2010 in partnership with RoundTable Healthcare Partners after leaving his role of President & CEO at Sandoz Canada Inc., a position he held since 2004 when Sandoz, a division of Novartis, acquired Sabex Holdings Inc. from RoundTable. Mr. Fréchette was President & CEO of Sabex at the time of the acquisition by Sandoz. Under Mr. Fréchette’s leadership, Renaissance built a strong portfolio of companies including Confab Laboratories and DPT Laboratories in the contract development and manufacturing segments plus Renaissance Pharma and Prestium Pharma for the commercialization of niche generic pharmaceuticals and mature brands. Mr. Fréchette received his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and his diploma in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke.
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About Renaissance Acquisition Holdings: specialty and generics business.
Co-Founder & CEO of Forager
Matt Silver is the CEO and Co-Founder of Forager, a technology focused solution provider in the cross-border logistics industry. Prior to founding Forager, Matt was a rising star and key leader for one of the top freight brokerages in North America, effectively leading the expansion of their business in both Mexico and Canada. He brings over a decade of industry experience, and invaluable expertise having worked in roles spanning every aspect of the logistics business. Under his leadership and vision Forager is working to innovate and automate the movement of freight across The United States, Mexico and Canada by developing ground-breaking technology that will transform the cross-border logistics industry and offer customers a fast and seamless solution for international shipping.
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About Forager: Forager is a company building technology to automate cross-border logistics.
Founder & CEO & Digital Strategy Advisory, Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) of Cloudbyz
Dinesh Sheshadri is Founder at Cloudbyz.
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About Cereblis, Cloudbyz: Cloudbyz offers innovative business applications on cloud for small and large enterprises.
Co-Founder & CEO of Super.tech
Pranav Gokhale currently works as the Co-Founder and CEO for Super.tech.
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About Super.tech: Super.tech develops software that speeds up quantum computing by bridging the gap between applications and hardware.
CEO of BloXroute Labs
Uri Klarman is an interdisciplinary networks researcher and PhD at Chicago’s Northwestern University and the Co-Founder and CEO at bloXroute Labs. His work encompasses innovative uses of Computer Networks, disruptive blockchain networking schemes, alternative content distribution networks, trustless peer coordination, and security.
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About BloXroute Labs: BloXroute is a blockchain distribution network to help your blockchains scale to thousands of transactions/second on-chain.
President and CEO of PegEx
Advisor | 15+ years of C-level Sales/CS/Marketing/Operations/P&L/Product. Company experience ranges from start-ups to large public technology companies | B2B & B2C | SMB & F500 | Analytics | Digital | SaaS | E-Commerce | Enterprise Software.
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About PegEx: PegEx provides the digital operating system that solves the compliance and data challenges in the waste management industry.
President & CEO of Sayers
Chris Callahan is the President & CEO at Sayers.
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About Sayers: Sayers creates the perfect fusion of personalized IT solutions designed to meet the exact needs of your business.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of DebtPayPro
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About Debt Pay Gateway Inc, DebtPayPro, Radix Software, Supervest: DebtPayPro exists to provide all encompassing tools to help businesses help consumers.
Chief Executive Officer of CITYBASE
The founder and CEO of CityBase, Mike has more than a decade of experience in the financial industry, coupled with technological, operational, and management expertise honed in entrepreneurial leadership roles. Mike served as a Federal Reserve analyst, creating insight on the impact of behavioral-economic forces. He also served as the VP of Finance for an early stage LED lighting R&D company. Mike earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in econometrics and statistics and holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from Purdue, where he also studied electrical engineering.
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About CITYBASE: CityBase is a gov tech platform that connects cities and citizens to make government more accessible and efficient.
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Impact Advisors
Andrew Smith extensive experience working with academic hospitals, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), community hospitals and physician group practices enables him to serve as a strategic advisor to many of the industry’s leading Executives. He has in-depth knowledge of and experience in implementing and optimizing clinical systems with a focus on physician-centric applications, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and clinical documentation. Andrew has worked on benchmarking efforts with several leading IDNs and community hospitals and has helped them prepare for HITECH’s Meaningful Use and Health Information Exchange (HIE) requirements. Prior to founding Impact Advisors, Andrew was a Vice President with a large healthcare consultancy and managed the Midwest Region. Andrew frequently presents at industry conferences and seminars.
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About Impact Advisors, YPO: Impact Advisors is a nationally recognized healthcare consulting firm.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder &Vice President of Impact Advisors
Peter has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology and is an industry thought leader, from ambulatory to long-term care and from core clinical information systems to HIE. hide He specializes in IT assessment and strategic planning, IT organizational design and IT governance modeling. Like Andrew, Peter serves as a trusted advisor to numerous industry-leading CEOs and CIOs. Prior to founding Impact Advisors, Peter was a Vice President at a large healthcare consultancy with national responsibility for managing the Advisory Services practice.
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About Impact Advisors: Impact Advisors is a nationally recognized healthcare consulting firm.
Co-Founder and CEO of Chowly
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About Chowly, Chowly: Chowly provides innovative tech solutions to connect restaurant POS platforms with third-party online ordering solutions.
Co-Founder & CEO of TimeDoc Health
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About TimeDoc Health, TimeDoc Health: TimeDoc helps healthcare organizations manage and coordinate care for their chronic disease patients.
Founder & CEO of Scoutahead
Raj Fernando is the founder and CEO of Scoutahead.com and the former founder and CEO of Chopper Trading. An expert in international financial markets and technological innovation, Fernando is actively involved in foreign policy organizations. He currently serves on the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institute as well as on the Board of Directors for the American Security Project and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. As CEO of Chopper Trading, Fernando designed, implemented and managed some of the most sophisticated risk management, communications, trading, monitoring and source code security systems in the financial industry. Over the course of more than a decade, Fernando grew Chopper Trading into one of the largest market participants trading on the biggest global exchanges including the CME, Nasdaq, LSE, ICE, and Eurex. Chopper Trading was sold to DRW, a leading financial firm, in 2015. Fernando launched Scoutahead.com™ in 2016. He designed Scoutahead to deliver trusted and confidential feedback to companies and individuals in order to increase corporate and professional growth and productivity.
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About Scoutahead: Scoutahead: Secure and Encrypted Enterprise Collaboration System
Founder & CEO of Velvetech
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About Velvetech: Velvetech is a US-based custom software development company turning business ideas into enterprise solutions, web & mobile apps.
Founder & CEO of Forward Progress
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About Bahia Village, Forward Progress, LuxMods, S2A Modular, Social Jack, University of Illinois at Chicago: Growing your Business Beyond Vision
Melvyn E. Bergstein
CEO of Diamond Management and Technology Consultants
Melvyn E. Bergstein was Chairman of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc. (“Diamond”), a management and advisory firm, from 2006 until 2010 at which time Diamond was sold to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC. Mr. Bergstein previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond and its predecessors, Diamondcluster, Inc. and Diamond Technology Partners, Inc. since its founding in 1994. From 1968 to 1989, Mr. Bergstein served in several capacities with Arthur Andersen & Co.’s consulting division (now Accenture). Mr. Bergstein has been a director of Simon Property Group since 2001.
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About Diamond Management and Technology Consultants: Diamond Management & Technology Consultants and its subsidiaries provide management and technology consulting services worldwide.
Founder & CEO of SenseAgility Group
Aleks Buterman is a Founder & CEO at SenseAgility Group.
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About SenseAgility Group: SenseAgility Group is a consortium of consultants, delivering trusted advice to C-Suite executives on controlling technology.
CEO of Devbridge
Martin is an original co-founder of Devbridge Group, and his focus today lies in leading the management team, executive hiring and strategic initiatives. He is responsible for accelerating growth and entrepreneurial vision within the organization.In addition to his work at Devbridge, Martin is a serial entrepreneur who is actively involved in the startup scene as a mentor and investor. He can be found advising startups as part of the StartupHighway accelerator, or defining strategy for young companies that incubated within Devbridge Group.Prior to co-founding Devbridge, Martin worked as a project and business manager at Monotype, Air Cycle Corporation and Sarpinos USA. Martin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University of Illinois.
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About Devbridge: Devbridge is a Chicago-based software design and development company and strategic partner to B2B enterprises.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Speeko
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About Speeko: Automated voice analytics and digital communication coaching
Founder, CEO of ProVal Technologies
Love and passion for technology and business is what keeps Vikram ticking. Vikram began his career at Arthur Andersen in Chicago, as a technology consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Vikram founded ProVal in 2008 with a mission to serve the small-medium business community with his 15+ years of experience in technology and professional services. Vikram holds a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T), N.Y and resides in Chicago with his family.
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About ProVal Technologies: NOC Services for Managed Service Providers (MSP’s)
President & CEO of StratusVue
John Goecke is the Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer at StratusVue. John drives StratusVue’s product development, optimizes its operations and ensures high-quality service delivery. John began developing StratusVue’s software in 2001 while he was an executive at FXWB Reprographics, a printing services company. John launched the software enterprise as PlansandSpecs and spun it off in 2007, he has been leading and growing the company ever since. With more than 25 years of industry experience, John understands the complexities of construction document management and what clients need to keep their projects on track.
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About StratusVue: StratusVue provides cloud-based solutions that enhance collaboration and improve project management on commercial construction projects.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RKON
Under Jeff’s executive leadership, RKON has grown to become one of the nation’s premier managed cloud providers. A broad range of Fortune 2000 companies turn to RKON to solve their toughest IT challenges—from hosted virtual desktops to disaster recovery to managed security and virtualization. In 2014, RKON was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies. CRN also ranks the company among the Top 500 Solution Providers in America. Prior to forming RKON, Jeff served as MicroAge’s general manager for the Chicago area, leading the growth of the company from $3 million to $25 million in a three-year period. Jeff is a graduate of Illinois State University.
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About RKON: Since 1998, RKON has delivered IT Transformation helping private equity and corporations achieve Quiet IT from vision to execution.
CEO of General Lattice
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About General Lattice: General Lattice specializes in developing CAD software solutions that help manufacturing businesses.
Managing Director, CEO, and Founder of Sprig Consulting
Katie Arnold is Advisor at Innoblative Designs.
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About Sprig Consulting: Sprig Consulting Group helps business owners translate their business vision into reality, increasing organization .
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Tahoe Partners
Ray is a co-founder of Tahoe Partners with over 25 years of consulting and corporate IT experience delivering a wide range of technology solutions to boost workforce productivity.As a perfectionist, Ray strives for outstanding results, whether that means developing high value strategic partnerships for the firm, or perfecting his barefoot waterskiing technique.
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About Tahoe Partners: Tahoe Partners offers digital solutions integrated with strategy, content, and technology to drive engagement and workforce productivity.
Founder, Owner & Chief Executive Officer of Geneva Technical Services
Rich began his career in IT with a global insurance and clinical risk management company based in Chicago, progressing through a number of management positions before becoming CIO, a position he held for four years. Following the acquisition of the company, Rich became the CEO of a healthcare IT software and services company specializing in departmental clinical information systems for hospitals and clinics, and held that position for five years leading the company through six acquisitions and growth to approximately $100 million in revenue. Over the last five years, Rich has provided IT and strategy consulting services to a number of healthcare IT companies both here in the US and in Europe. In November 2009, he became an owner and CEO of GTS where he focuses on GTS’ overall strategy, marketing, sales and business development activities. Rich holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Miami University of Ohio, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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About Geneva Technical Services: Geneva Technical Services is a provider of IT consulting and staffing services.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Olofson Technology Partners
Chris Olofson is an established senior executive in the legal technology services field and has developed legal technology innovations since 1992.
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About Olofson Technology Partners: Olofson Technology Partners provides specialty technology solutions and professional services within the legal profession.
Founder & CEO of GoNanny
Patrice Darby is the founder and CEO of GoNanny. With over a decade of childcare experience, Patrice Darby is committed to helping families develop more balanced lives by merging childcare with technology. Her pursuit began as an assistant preschool teacher and continued beyond college as she earned her BA in Education. Patrice has operated in numerous leadership roles including: assistant preschool teacher, assistant director, camp counselor, youth director, program director, nanny, and soccer coach throughout Illinois and Michigan.
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About GoNanny: GoNanny is a modernized childcare service for busy parents with active kids.
CEO of Profitics
Chandra Pendyala is CEO at Profitics.
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About Profitics, UniteOR: Profitics is a software and services company specializing in pricing, profit, and Marketing Optimization Solutions and more.
Randall J Skoda
President & Chief Executive Officer of Topco Associates
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About Topco Associates: Topco Associates is a provider of an innovative business solutions for its food industry member-owners and customers.
CEO and Founder of Privacy One
Serial/parallel entrepreneur passionate about building technology with a social mission.
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About Privacy One: Privacy One is an innovative cyber privacy company shaping the future of the internet.
Chief Executive Officer of Hipercept
Colin leads Hipercept’s Advisory team.Colin Kovas brings over 20 years of experience establishing global strategies for major investment management firms in operations and management, with a focus on technology. Colin Kovas is a leader in large scale business transformations in the Real Estate, Telecommunications and Financial Services verticals. He has successfully lead complex financial software implementations, transformed data management operations and streamlined business processes for many Fortune 500 companies.
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About Hipercept: Hipercept is a global provider of consulting, technology & managed services to the alternative investments industry.
Chief Executive Officer of Revenova
Charles Craigmile is a seasoned executive who has had significant P&L experience in leading organizations to be more efficient across the supply chain throughout the US, Asia and Europe in key operational metrics such as customer service, inventory turns, on time shipping and profitability as well as building sales and operations to new levels of financial results.
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About Revenova: Revenova TMS is a 100% cloud CRM based transportation management system for shippers, brokers and third-party logistics (3PL) companies.
President, CEO of HealthCall
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About HealthCall: HealthCall is a company providing cloud-based solutions to enable the communication between healthcare professionals and patients.
President/CEO of Zethcon
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About Zethcon: Zethcon is a supply chain execution software and services provider.
Founder & CEO of Carlini & Associates
James Carlini, MBA, is a visionary and strategist for mission critical networks, technology, and intelligent infrastructure. President of Carlini & Associates, since 1986. Author of LOCATION LOCATION CONNECTIVITY, Next-Generation Real Estate, Intelligent Infrastructure, Technology, and the global Platform for Commerce (2014). Former award-winning adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University in both Executive Masters and undergraduate programs (1986-2006) He pioneered courses in Network Security, IT project team dynamics, Six Sigma, and international applications of technology long before others offered them.
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About Carlini & Associates: Carlini & Associates bridge the gap between understanding and strategically applying technology to business in many industries.
CEO/Principal of Mavens
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About Mavens: Mavens designs, builds, and implements software to transform engagement with healthcare professionals, patients, and consumers
Co-Founder & CEO of Rightpoint
Ross founded Rightpoint in 2007 with business partner Brad Schneider. He has another title around here, though, that’s a little less official but every bit as important: Ross is Rightpoint’s Chief Passion Officer. Our CPO, if you will. Whether it’s his employees or clients, Ross’ passion—for marrying creativity and technology to solve business problems and transform brands—is utterly contagious. It’s what pushes the Rightpoint team to do great things and fuels our “intrapreneurial” spirit.
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About Rightpoint: Rightpoint is an independent customer experience agency with technology at our core.
Founder & CEO of WealthBlock
Trilliam is the CEO and founder of WealthBlock. Between 2012 and early 2018, Trilliam served as Lead Quantitative Analyst building the first quant team in the Market Regulation department of the National Futures Association. Meanwhile, Trilliam managed his own hedge fund, Aura Value International LLC, based on his proprietary quantitative-value model turning 300K initial investment to $1MM. Before NFA, Trilliam obtained his master’s degree in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago and another master’s degree in applied mathematics from Queens College, CUNY.
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About WealthBlock: WealthBlock is a technology firm that helps people take control of their financial future.
Co-Founder & CEO of Transformx.io
Javaid is a Digital Futurist, an advisor and an educator, who for the past two decades has been helping businesses, governments, and academic institutions across the Americas, EMEA and APAC transform and achieve objectives through the use of disruptive and innovative technologies. He recently cofounded transformx.io, a global consultancy focusing on advisory and education in the Digital Customer Innovation space. He is also a graduate level technology professor at DePaul University, works with multiple organizations to develop and execute C and Advisory Boards level learning workshops on all things Digital and advises and keynotes multiple futuristic technology conferences globally. Previously, Javaid served as a Customer Engagement and Success Leader at Salesforce and held leadership positions at multiple consultancies including EY and PwC. Javaid attended Purdue University for his undergraduate studies in Computer Information Systems Technology and holds a Master’s degree in Communication Systems Strategy and Management from Northwestern University where the focus of his academic research was bridging the business, technology and communication gap to find growth opportunities across global enterprises.
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About Transformx.io: Transformx.io is a transformation firm with a very strong focus on creating Digital Journeys for the next generation of customers