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Monday, June 20
 

9:00am

Badge Pickup 9am-11am
Pickup your Techweek All-Access Badge and Techweek Fest Wristband at Grind!

Monday June 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Grind 2 N. LaSalle St. 14th FL, Chicago IL 60602

9:00am

Basecamp of the Day at Grind - Sponsored by Deskpass
Attendees interested in using the Basecamp of the Day must sign up for their free day pass at https://www.deskpass.com/techweek 

Monday June 20, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grind 2 N. LaSalle St. 14th FL, Chicago IL 60602

11:30am

Making Diversity Happen: Putting Talk Into Action
Making Diversity Happen: Putting Talk into Action
Diverse teams are proven to be more creative, and build more enduring solutions. But you don't get results automatically. It takes trust and intentional management. Teams and companies who invest in making diversity a priority will win. 

Join Startup Institute and moderator Dom Brassey, VP of TechUP, for an engaging conversation on how Chicago tech is building a more diverse and inclusive workforce. The conversation will focus on real actions and experiences—as we explore how companies, organizations, entrepreneurs, and individuals encounter success and challenge, and what to do next. 

Panel
Tom Alexander - COO 1871
Dominic Liddell - Founder, Tech While Black (and Startup Institute Alum)
Jazmin Schroeder - Director of Engineering, Sittercity
Kelley Williams - CEO & Co-Founder, Paige & Paxton
Trisha Degg - Director Talent, Illinois Technology Association

Diversity in tech has been a founding principle of Startup Institute. Since 2012, their classes have been approximately 41% women and 35% students of color—significantly higher than the national average. 

AGENDA11:30 - Networking and refreshments12:00 - 1:00 - Panel discussion and open Q&A1:00 - 1:30 - Networking and refreshments

Monday June 20, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
1871 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Future of Gaming and VR/AR at FTW Chicago: The Arcade Reimagined
Part I - Arthur J Mortega

The future of Chicago Gaming

The term eSports has become a well-known buzz word as of late. Stories of large scale
tournaments where gamers are competing for multi-million dollar prizes, universities starting varsity level video game teams, and tech companies spending over $1 billion to claim a stake in this exploding industry.

Why is eSports a thing? When did eSports get its start? What is eSports currently doing? Why is Chicago important to the future of eSports?

Video games are no longer a child’s plaything, but instead a cultural phenomenon that resonates with the global community. Together we’ll learn how eSports is truly the future of gaming.

Part II - Patrick O'Shaughnessey

2016 was a pivotal year that put Virtual Reality (VR) on the map, with consumer launches of major VR platforms like Vive and Oculus Rift, as well as lower-cost headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR you can use to experience VR with your smartphone.
However, in the coming years Augmented Reality (AR) holds the promise to overtake VR in its reach, usage, and revenue. The AR industry has seen billions in investment in recent years by major players.

In this talk, we’ll compare VR to AR, and outline some of the sweet spot use cases for each.
We’ll also show a demo of Microsoft Hololens, a magical and revolutionary new device that has set the bar for what a true AR experience needs to look like.
Come and find out why AR represents the next wave of computing, giving us new powers to visualize and manipulate data, play games, and collaborate, all within the context of the real world we inhabit every day.

Part II - Mark Ladd

Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG) gaming embraces the new media of our 'cyberfuture' present using not only mobile apps, but also websites, and other digital channels to provide the transmedia backdrop for intricate narratives. A central theme of this new social gaming typology is moving beyond the traditional paradigm in which a user is fixed in front of a console or display to the interactive 'mobile' game as it becomes an augmented version of the real world that delivering a unique player experience using mobile device interfaces that "mark" reality with virtual overlays using augmented reality devices. 

Mark’s presentation focuses on leveraging augmented reality with interactive multiplayer gaming via the cloud to enable large groups of users to participate in innovative immersive mobile gameplay experiences anywhere. This discussion focuses on the 'next generation' of interactive mobile gaming experiences which overlays digital and augmented reality constructs on physical immersive games that actually puts players into the game. Explores utilizing new game mechanics as motivations for interactive physical play that is now digitally connected through the cloud and through sensor-based hardware.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Ladd

Mark Ladd

Founder & CEO at LyteShot
avatar for Arthur J. Mortega

Arthur J. Mortega

Founder at Game Seed Inc.
avatar for Patrick O'Shaughnessey

Patrick O'Shaughnessey

Founder, Patched Reality
My company develops custom augmented reality (AR) software for customers targeting digital eyewear (Microsoft Hololens, Epson Moverio, Google Cardboard), iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets and smartphones.


Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
FTW Chicago: The Arcade Reimagined 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

3:00pm

Idea Lemon's Discover Your Inner Awesome Podcast -- LIVE Taping!
Idea Lemon brings its popular Discover Your Inner Awesome Podcast to Techweek for a second straight year! Join Idea Lemon founders and show hosts Rajiv Nathan and Martin McGovern with their special guest, Pro Wrestler COLT CABANA, for a live taping of the show.

Colt has wrestled around the world for 17 years, including time with WWE. His hybrid comedic wrestling style has made him one of the most in-demand wrestlers on the independent circuit. He also hosts the iTunes top rated podcast, The Art of Wrestling.

In this live episode, they'll explore the million dollar question, "How Do You Find Your Niche?" Have your voice heard on air and get a chance to interact with Nathan, McGovern, and Cabana during the audience Q&A.

With over 50 episodes and counting, the Discover Your Inner Awesome Podcast is where you get to eavesdrop on conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, and musicians about the stories, the journeys, the struggles, but most importantly the questions--the questions that help you better understand who you are, what you're doing, and how you can do it better.

Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
FTW Chicago: The Arcade Reimagined 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

6:00pm

Techweek Chicago 2016 Kick-Off Party
Join us for our Kickoff Party at AceBounce - a day before it opens it’s doors to the public!

The London-based venue includes a bustling bar with thoughtfully crafted cocktails and an outstanding restaurant, set amongst a high-energy ping pong backdrop. Play a quick pick-up game with friends or turn to a “Game Guru” - a Second City alumni, who will assist in arranging unique games beyond classic ping pong.

Acebounce will have a cash bar and a pre-opening menu (food and drink not provided). 

Monday June 20, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
AceBounce 230 N Clark, Corner of Wacker and Clark
 
Tuesday, June 21
 

9:00am

Real Life Elevator Pitch at The Signature Room at the 95th
Limited Capacity full

Entreprenuers wanted!

Come pitch to venture capitalists at our first ever "Real Life Elevator Pitch Event". Pitches will take place in the John Hancock Center elevators leading up to The Signature Room at the 95th.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
The Signature Room at the 95th (John Hancock Center) 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

9:00am

Badge Pickup 9am-11am
Pickup your Techweek All-Access Badge and Techweek Fest Wristband at Coalition Impact!

Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Coalition Impact 405 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654

9:00am

Basecamp of the Day at Coalition Impact - Sponsored by Deskpass
Attendees interested in using the Basecamp of the Day must sign up for their free day pass at https://www.deskpass.com/techweek 

Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00am - 11:45am
Coalition Impact 405 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654

1:00pm

Machine Madness Mini Make-a-thon - Powered by Paige & Paxton - Private
Limited Capacity full

Techweek is partnering with Paige & Paxton, a compelling educational curriculum focused on early STEM learning. 

Paige & Paxton Make-a-thons are a national movement of fun, intentionally crafted events where children, ages 4-7, test their mettle in Science, Engineering, Technology and Math challenges based on characters and storylines from the Paige & Paxton book series. STEM challenges are led by local scientists, engineers, and technologists who guide students through problem solving, scientific thinking and engineering design.

The kids participating hail from Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy, a new Catholic school located in the Park Manor community on the southside of Chicago, is an innovative and forward-thinking learning community. The Tolton Academy is the first elementary school in the Archdiocese of Chicago to implement a STREAM curriculum. A focus on Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math sets us apart as an academically strong and spiritually rooted learning community.

Kids will discover that technology is more than smartphones, computers and apps. It’s all the gadgets and machines that we use every day like cars and even skateboards. Kids will experience the rewards and sense of accomplishment that comes from tinkering, operating and building ”machines” that really work with their very own hands.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Coalition Impact 405 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654

1:30pm

Chicago Architecture Boat Photography Tour by Keepsayk
Limited Capacity seats available

Attention photographers! Capture Chicago's stunning architecture during an exclusive Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise with Keepsayk. Techweek attendees are invited to download the Keepsayk Instant Scrapbook® app for iPhone, create scrapbooks and submit them to the Keepsayk #instantscrapbook photo contest via Twitter by using hashtag #instantscrapbook.

Five finalists will have their scrapbook photos displayed at the Keepsayk Expo Gallery and featured on the Techweek web site. One outstanding photographer will receive a cash prize, and every winner will take home a gorgeous professional print! Learn more about the contest by visiting http://www.keepsayk.com/techweek.

*Limited # of Attendees! 

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

2:00pm

Getting Started with iOS Development by Mobile Makers

Getting Started with iOS Development is a quick way to look under the hood of the iOS coding language Swift as well as the tools used to develop iPhone and iPad apps. In this one hour session, participants will watch and collaborate with working iOS developers to manipulate code, learning the relationship between the code itself and the app. Resources and other clear pathways to learning more are provided so, participants can return home and tinker with working code to better explore this field.

*Great for teachers and students! 


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mobile Makers Academy 223 W Erie St #4nw, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Start Your Startup: The Essential Steps to Launch Your Idea by 20Spokes
Join us for a talk with Ryan Fischer, Founder of TwentySpokes - a Chicago based development shop that specializes in helping startups plan, build, and scale their products. This workshop is all about  going from idea generation and validation, to developing and launching a product.  Using an example app idea, we’ll walk through each phase of the product development process. We’ll discuss topics like brainstorming techniques, creating feature lists, UI/UX, development insights and other essentials.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mobile Makers Academy 223 W Erie St #4nw, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Capital One Diversity In Tech Summit
Limited Capacity full

Join Capital One and other leaders in Chicago’s tech scene for a unique discussion where technology experts will share personal stories highlighting diversity and accessibility in the industry. Eat, drink, and mingle in Capital One’s new tech-focused space called “The Shop” overlooking the Chicago River.

Waitlist applicants will be notified by 6/17.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Capital One 77 W. Wacker, 22nd Floor

6:30pm

Investor Speed Dating - Private
Limited Capacity full

Charming Mad Genius and Techweek are excited to bring you the evolution of innovation, Second to None: Investor Speed Dating. Second to None is a unique event where distinguished venture capital firms and startups will meet and court one another for Series-A funding, while simultaneously networking with brilliant minds across many industries in a fun, high powered environment.  

Hosted at the new 80,000 square foot headquarters of Avant, a poster child for new Chicago startup success, Charming Mad and Techweek have collaborated with incubator and innovation center Blue 1647 to attract a powerful community of brilliant minds from diverse fields.  It's more than who you know, it's also who knows you.

Registration starts at 6:00pm! 

Tuesday June 21, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Avant 222 N LaSalle St #1700, Chicago, IL 60601

8:00pm

BarPass @ Hubbard Inn - Official Techweek After Party
Multilevel tavern offers European-influenced dishes & old-fashioned cocktails in antique surrounds. Come enjoy $3 Miller Lite drafts and $5 ELYX Red Bull Vodkas exclusive to BarPass attendees.

Be sure to stay until 9pm to hear BarPass announce the winners of the $800 custom suit thanks to our friends at Knot Standard
http://www.knotstandard.com/showrooms/chicago/

*Note: Attendees will simply be randomly picked via event guest list - SO please be sure to RSVP and ATTEND!

BarPass is launching its website and mobile apps on Monday, June 20th at Techweek! So after Monday, download the iOS or Android applications on your smart phone and use referral code "techweek". By using this code, the first week will be completely free to use and try out. After that week is done the $50/mo subscription will be needed to continue the service if they choose to do so.

BarPass gets users 4-6 exclusive "happy hour" type events at the coolest bars around Chicago. BarPassers enjoy free or discounted drinks at all events along with some appetizers. Members can also bring friends, clients, co-workers or simply meet new people at any event.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:00pm - Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:00am
Hubbard Inn 110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

9:00am

Badge Pickup: All Passes 9am-11am
Pickup your Techweek All-Access Badge and Techweek Fest Wristband at Brooklyn Boulders 

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Brooklyn Boulders 100 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

9:00am

Basecamp of the Day at Brooklyn Boulders - Sponsored by Deskpass
Attendees interested in using the Basecamp of the Day must sign up for their free day pass at https://www.deskpass.com/techweek 

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 5:30pm
Brooklyn Boulders 100 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

11:00am

2016 Techweek Chicago Hiring Fair
Join us for the 2016 Techweek Chicago Hiring Fair! 

Job Seeker Registration Link 

Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Venue One 1034 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

2:45pm

Life Creative Tour - Why Work? When You Can Create!
Visting the newest/coolest space in the city!

LifeCreativeHQ.com 

Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Life Creative 1655 W Walnut St. Chicago, IL 60612

3:00pm

Future Founders Mentor Mixer

Future Founders invites you join in a special Techweek Mentor Mixer on June 22nd. This is a great opportunity for college students and aspiring entrepreneurs to meet and get connected with potential professional mentors in the tech and startup community! The event will begin with keynote speaker Robert Blackwell Jr., tech industry leader and entrepreneur, followed by a fun and energetic time of speed networking between mentors and students. 

Mentors (preferably with experience starting or operating a business): Come prepared to share your experience and advice with ambitious and entrepreneurial students. 

Students: Come ready to quickly share your goals, ambitions and questions and record names of mentors you would like to follow up with.

 

Schedule:

3:00pm: Open Networking

3:20: Welcome and Introduction

3:30: Keynote, Robert Blackwell Jr.

4:00: Student/Mentor Speed Networking

4:35: Open Networking

5:00: Event Ends

 

About the Keynote

Robert Blackwell Jr.

A technology industry leader with a career spanning nearly 30 years, Robert Blackwell Jr. has cultivated Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI) into a leading management and technology consulting firm well-known for its ability to respond to complex business challenges with efficient, intelligent and innovative solutions. Today he oversees the company, which currently employs more than 100 technology and business consulting experts.


Starting at IBM in 1981, Blackwell began his long career in building innovative systems that improve business operations. With a keen passion for entrepreneurship, he then went on to found several Chicago-based companies, including Urban Fishing Development, Bytewise International and Blackwell Consulting Services. A former professional table tennis player. Blackwell also founded Killerspin, the leading table tennis equipment, apparel and promotion company.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Life Creative 1655 W Walnut St. Chicago, IL 60612

5:30pm

The Nerdery Night + West Loop Wednesday Official Networking Event
Where in Chicago can you find passionate Nerds ready to tackle your toughest software challenges? 

At The Nerdery of course!

We'd love to have you join us for West Loop Wednesday and visit our brand new space that we've created specifically to inspire, energize and aid us in doing what we do best...redefining what's possible through technology.

Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres will be served!

Prizes include Chamberlain MyQ, BB-8 by Sphero, and many more! 


Wednesday June 22, 2016 5:30pm - 9:30pm
The Nerdery 1033 W Van Buren St #700, Chicago, IL 60607

7:00pm

Incorporating Security in Development

*Networking begins at 6pm

Security is not just an infrastructure issue anymore. Engineers and managers need to be diligent about incorporating best practices into the Software Development Life Cycle. In this panel discussion, the focus will be on how to effectively incorporate security into software engineering and how to manage teams to make sure they are developing secure code. We'll also discuss how to protect yourself from social engineering and other ways to hack your secure systems outside of your code. The panel contains a variety of experts across different industries that can share first-hand experience and knowledge about what you can do to make sure your team/department/company is doing what is necessary to protect against outside threats.

Panelists:

Richard Rushing, CISO at Motorola Mobility 

Rich Rushing is the Chief Information Security Officer of Motorola Mobility. Richard participates in several corporate, community, private, and government security councils and working groups setting standards, policies, and solutions to current and emerging security issues. As Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility he has lead the security effort by developing an international team to tackle the emerging threats of mobile devices, targeted attacks, and cyber-crime. He organized, developed and deployed practices, tools and techniques to protect the intellectual property across the world-wide enterprise. A much-in-demand international speaker on information security Richard has presented at many leading security conferences and seminars around the world. Richard has been a active member of the start-up community, going from Startup to successful acquisition several times. 

John Downey, Security Lead at Braintree

John Downey is the Security Lead at Braintree. Braintree helps businesses accept credit card payments online with great development tools and first class support. There he has worked on their highly available infrastructure and integrations into the banking system. In his free time he contributes to open source projects and mentors high school students in the FIRST Robotics Competition. 

Matt Konda, Founder and CEO of Jemurai and Chair of the OWASP Global Board of Directors

Matt Konda is the Founder and CEO of Jemurai and Chair of the OWASP Global Board of Directors.  He came into the security field through years running agile engineering teams eventually building security products.  Matt is experienced building application security programs, delivering secure development training, application penetration testing, secure code review, security unit tests and automation to inject security into the software development life cycle.  He is the project leader for the OWASP Pipeline project, which seeks to be the glue that ties security tools into the development process.  At Jemurai, he is bringing together security pros and developers that aim to solve security challenges in a positive, fun, creative new ways.

Kat Fitzgerald, Senior Security Goddess at Hyatt Hotel Corp 

Kat Fitzgerald is the Senior Security Goddess at Hyatt Hotel Corp.  Based in Chicago and a natural creature of winter, you can typically find her sipping Case Noble Anejo whilst simultaneously defending her computer networks using magic spells and Unicorns against a barrage of attackers. 

Moderator:

Andy Boyle, Full Stack Developer for Breaking News at NBC News

Andy Boyle is a writer, comedian and web developer. His work's been in Esquire magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Regional Media Group, where his work was cited in the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. When he's not teaching a graduate class in digital storytelling at Columbia College Chicago, he regularly does comedy festivals across the country. He currently works for NBC News as a full-stack web developer, and his first book, a humorous non-fiction live advice guide, comes out next summer on a Penguin Random House imprint.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Make Offices 1 North State Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL
 
Thursday, June 23
 

8:00am

Opening Remarks/Breakfast

This is a breakfast session.

Thursday June 23, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

8:00am

Badge Pickup: All-Access Only 8am-5pm
Thursday June 23, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

8:30am

More Than a Fad: How Chicago is Becoming a Smart City
With all the hype about smart cities, what really matters to residents and businesses?  Chicago is using connected technologies to be more responsive to residents and to deliver better government services.  Come learn how current projects and planned IoT initiatives are focused on making Chicago a better place to live and work.

Speakers
BB

BRENNA BERMAN- SPEAKER

Commissioner & CIO, CHICAGO
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 First Deputy Commissioner to focus on enterprise IT consolidation and operational excellence. Since joining DoIT, Berman has focused on transforming the team to align with... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

9:00am

Basecamp of the Day at NextSpace - Sponsored by Deskpass (No Badge Pickup)
Attendees interested in using the Basecamp of the Day must sign up for their free day pass at https://www.deskpass.com/techweek 

Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00am - 5:30pm
NextSpace 230 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654

9:05am

A Fireside Chat with BallotReady

BallotReady is a nonpartisan, online voter guide to every state and every election. Our mission is to make it easy to vote informed in every race and every election. Voters who use BallotReady see their entire ballot, and can compare candidates based on stances on issues, endorsements, biography, or news articles.  BallotReady won first place in Chicago Booth's Social New Venture Challenge, Fels National Policy Challenge, and was a winner of the Chicago Innovation Fund. BallotReady was a finalist for the Chicago Innovation Awards, Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire, and Chicago Techweek100. 

Speakers
AN

ALEX NIMENSKI- SPEAKER

CEO, BALLOTREADY


Thursday June 23, 2016 9:05am - 9:35am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

9:40am

Techweek Entrepreneurship Panel
Speakers
avatar for Dima Elissa

Dima Elissa

CEO& Founder, VisMed3D
Dima spent her formative years as a Hoosier attending 2nd-12th grades and later earning a Chemistry degree from Hanover College where she now proudly serves as a member of the board of trustees. As a serial entrepreneur, she has built many technology businesses over the course of her career. Today she champions a new venture as CEO and founder of VisMed-3D, a biomedical design and consulting firm that has emerged as the leader for 3D biomedical... Read More →
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Greg Hong

CEO, RESERVE
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EDDIE LOU- SPEAKER

CEO, SHIFTGIG
An active problem-solver and strategist, Eddie guides Shiftgig from an idea to an expanding technology business. He is also a co-founder and executive board director of One Goal, an education nonprofit, and has invested in and advised start-up entrepreneurs. He was formerly a General Partner at OCA Ventures and holds an MBA and a B.S. in Engineering from Washington Univ.


Thursday June 23, 2016 9:40am - 10:25am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

10:00am

Badge Pickup: All Passes 10am-5pm
Thursday June 23, 2016 10:00am - 5:30pm
Merchandise Mart 7th Floor 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

10:30am

Venture Capital Panel
Moderators
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Ablorde Ashigbi

Associate, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Knight

Lindsay Knight

Marketing Associate, Chicago Ventures
SM

Samara Mejia

Senior Associate, MATH Venture Partners
RZ

Rick Zullo

VC, Lightbank


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

10:30am

1st Round - 2016 Techweek Launch Competition Presented by Amazon Launchpad
Thursday June 23, 2016 10:30am - 5:30pm
Merchandise Mart 7th Floor 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

10:30am

Entrepreneur Expo
Thursday June 23, 2016 10:30am - 5:30pm
Merchandise Mart 7th Floor 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

11:20am

Trends in Bots and Conversational Commerce
Businesses today are experiencing a revolution in productivity with the average US worker almost twice as productive as just ten years ago.  But in some industries, productivity rates reach hundreds of times higher.  Why?  Automation.  Bots are becoming parts of our daily lives, and someday soon you may interfact with more bots than people.  Come explore our industry experts discuss where bots are today, and where they're going in the near future!  


Thursday June 23, 2016 11:20am - 12:05pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

12:10pm

A Fireside Chat with Grubhub
Moderators
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Will Flanagan

GM, Chicago Inno

Speakers

Thursday June 23, 2016 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

12:45pm

If You Build It, They Will Come: Developing a Digital Audience for the Insurance Industry
Most—if not all—Americans are skeptical about insurance companies. So, two years ago PolicyGenius set out to build trust for insurers by providing insurance education and decision support tools to customers during their research process  -  so they could define their insurance needs based on individual financial and personal situation. By offering a transparent look at how an insurance policy works and unbiased advice through the shopping process, PolicyGenius hopes to change the way consumers shop for insurance. But shifting the insurance industry to think like today’s digital consumer didn’t come without its challenges. During this fireside chat, Francois de Lame, co-founder of PolicyGenius, will discuss reshaping the face of the insurance industry, working in highly regulated markets, identifying and leveraging untapped audiences, and how to draw customers into financial discussions and decisions.

Speakers

Thursday June 23, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

1:20pm

EdTech: Innovation and Exploration
Producing engaging and effective technology is essential for the 21st-century classroom. For edu-preneurs, working with teachers and students is crucial in creating or improving products and services. The role of education research is pivotal to the process; collecting and analyzing data and systematically comparing the benefits of different product features, researchers can support innovators and teachers in designing products students grow  and learn from.

Moderators
avatar for Rayna Yaker

Rayna Yaker

Managing Principal Consultant, RYE Consulting
Bespectacled problem solver, with a focus on education from the classroom to the corporate arena. Let's talk about Education, PreK to Gray and how technology can help innovate our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Miller

Julian Miller

CEO, Learnmetrics
Julian Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Learnmetrics, a platform designed to bring Education Intelligence to schools, districts, and vendors. Learnmetrics helps educators focus on smart data— meaningful data points that create intersections to which better education outcomes can be anchored.
JW

John Wannemacher

VP, Strategy & Marketing, Pearson


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:20pm - 1:55pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

2:00pm

Drones: Enough Talk, Let’s Fly
This panel will cover the risks and rewards of commercial drone operations, including current regulatory framework, operation considerations, and barriers to expanded use.

Speakers
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Dara Randerson

Sr. Project Engineer/ UAS Pilot, Exelon/ ComEd


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

2:50pm

Design & Development in FinTech
Speakers

Thursday June 23, 2016 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

3:35pm

Finance with Impact
Financial Services are often associated with making money. A new crop of innovators are leveraging technology to create access for millions globally.


Thursday June 23, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

4:15pm

The Changing Role Technology in Financial Services

Thursday June 23, 2016 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Summit Speaker Reception Sponsored by Wintrust Ventures
Join Summit speakers and Techweek attendees for a happy hour in the Library Room at Untitled. Open to all Summit attendees.


Thursday June 23, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

5:30pm

Open House Party at the Allstate Innovation Hub in the Merchandise Mart!
Limited Capacity full

Our Innovation Hub is now open!

Join us for an exclusiveinvitation-only Open House Party to celebrate Allstate’s arrival at the Merchandise Mart! Come see the game-changing things we’re doing in Connected Car and R&D and hear about our new paired programming approach. We’re just an elevator ride away from the Techweek Expo, so stop by to share great food and libations with our team! And, we’re hiring big time, so take a tour of our new space…can you see yourself in our future?


This event is invite only. Attendees on the wait list will be notified by 6/17. Check your inboxes!


Thursday June 23, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Allstate Innovation Hub Merchandise Mart, Suite 875, 222 W Merchandise Mart, Chicago

6:00pm

Gogo Rooftop Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full

Enjoy a happy hour with light food and drinks from the rooftop of Gogo's new offices in the West Loop!


Thursday June 23, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gogo Office 111 N. Canal St. Chicago, IL 60606

9:30pm

Barpass @ Joy District Chicago - Official Techweek After Party
Hip, energetic New American restaurant & cocktail bar with a roof deck & late-night dancing. Come enJOY complimentary ELYX vodka cocktails from 9:30-10:30pm to start your night off right with no cover exclusive to BarPass attendees.

BarPass is launching its website and mobile apps on Monday, June 20th at Techweek! So after Monday, you can download the iOS or Android applications on your smart phone and use referral code "techweek". By using this code, the first week will be completely free to use and try out. After that week is done the $50/mo subscription will be needed to continue the service if you choose to do so.

Thursday June 23, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Joy District Chicago 112 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Friday, June 24
 

8:00am

Speaker Summit Breakfast Sponsored by Gogo
Friday June 24, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

8:00am

Badge Pickup: All-Access Only 8am-5pm
Friday June 24, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

8:30am

Basecamp of the Day at SPACE - Sponsored by Deskpass (No Badge Pickup)
Attendees interested in using the Basecamp of the Day must sign up for their free day pass at https://www.deskpass.com/techweek 

Friday June 24, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
SPACE 444 N. Wabash, 5th Floor Chicago, IL

9:00am

The Dating Game: How Big Brands and Small Start-Ups Find True Love
This panel will explore how big, established companies work hand-in-hand with small start-ups so they can optimize each other’s strengths and avoid pitfalls to maximize the value of current and potential partnerships.


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

9:50am

Design and Technology

Friday June 24, 2016 9:50am - 10:35am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

10:40am

Inspiration, Vision, and Roots
Our country's broken immigration system often keeps the best and brightest from establishing themselves, their families, their companies and careers here. Hear from our panelists about their entrepreneurial journeys, and the challenges and opportunities that immigration poses to the tech industry - as well as what you can do to advocate for solutions. The panel will be moderated by FWD.us. 

Moderators
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Alicia Race

Midwest Director, FWD.us

Speakers
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George Bousis

Founder, CEO, Raise
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Rishi Shah

CEO, Contextmedia health


Friday June 24, 2016 10:40am - 11:25am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

11:30am

Letting Data Scientists Focus On The Science
For all the hoopla around "data science", many companies struggle to realize the value from this emergent discipline. This panel will explore the various ways that Chicago's leading data science firms incorporate people, process and technology to fully leverage data science in meaningful ways. 

Speakers
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Dana Ferguson

Manager and Data Scientist, Allstate
I lead a team of Data Scientists focused on using sensor data from the vehicle to better understand risk and develop other services for Allstate's customers.


Friday June 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

1:05pm

How the Internet of Things will Give Rise to Connected Aviation
Speakers
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BRENNA BERMAN- SPEAKER

Commissioner & CIO, CHICAGO
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 First Deputy Commissioner to focus on enterprise IT consolidation and operational excellence. Since joining DoIT, Berman has focused on transforming the team to align with... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 1:05pm - 1:50pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

1:55pm

The Connected Athlete
Moderators
Speakers
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Adam Tilton

CEO & Co-founder, Rithmio
- Wearable Technology, Hardware and Software | - Gesture Recognition, Motion Recognition Software | - Pattern Recognition & Classification | - Fitness and Medical Wearables | - Full Body Sensor Networks | - Investment Opportunities


Friday June 24, 2016 1:55pm - 2:40pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Finals - 2016 Techweek Launch Competition Presented by Amazon Launchpad
Friday June 24, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

5:00pm

Summit Speaker Reception - Sponsors: Edelman, Allstate
Join Summit Speakers and Techweek attendees for a cocktail reception in the Library Room at Untitled. Open to all Summit attendees.

Friday June 24, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654