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Tuesday, June 21
 

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.
 
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

8:30am

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
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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... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie 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
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Scott Kitun

CEO, TECHNORI
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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... Read More →
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Greg Hong

CEO, RESERVE
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Sonali Lamba

CEO, BRIDESIDE
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eddie lou

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... Read More →


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

10:30am

Venture Capital Panel
Moderators
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Ablorde Ashigbi

Associate, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Speakers
avatar for Samara Hernandez    

Samara Hernandez    

Senior Associate, MATH Venture Partners
Samara is an early stage investor at MATH Venture Partners based in Chicago. Prior to joining MATH, Samara spent eight years at Goldman Sachs, where she was continually ranked top 5 in selling financial products, providing market insights, advising on portfolio construction, and consulting... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Knight

Lindsay Knight

Marketing Associate, Chicago Ventures
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Rick Zullo

VC, Lightbank


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Untitled Supper Club 111 W Kinzie St, 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... Read More →
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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
Speakers
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Joe

Enova International
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Sean Tomasz

EVP Business Development, Argon


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
 
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

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
avatar for Rishi Shah and Ranu Bhatia

Rishi Shah and Ranu Bhatia

CEO, ContextMedia Health, Inc.


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
avatar for Dana Ferguson

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
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... 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
avatar for Adam Tilton

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