94 Westbound Consulting

PS1 NORC event


ChiPMA HW SW event



Blue Sky - Rick Bayless on Letting Vision Drive Success


Cisco IoTWF 2014


Chicago Venture Summit 2014


Exploring the Internet of Things 2014 - ITA






Big Data Week 2014


Techweek Chicago 2014


2013 Prototyping Workshop


Kellogg Business of Healthcare Conference 2013


ITA - Internet of Things - November 2013




Pixels+Expo Oct. 30, 2013


PDMA - Product Development and Management Association - Chicago All-Day Conference Innovation Day 2013


Techweek 2013


Monetizing Data - Event Invite - March 19 2013

The Third Annual Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Bash


Kellogg Business of Healthcare Conference 2012


Chicago Health Tech will be hosting the very first Health 2.0 Local conference.  This conference is focused on fostering the growth of the health tech ecosystem in Chicago and the greater Midwest through the exchange of ideas and collaboration. We’re bringing together the entrepreneurial and innovator community in Chicago and the greater Midwest with the goal of sharing lessons learned and identifying opportunities for growth and innovation. We believe that connecting health technology stakeholders, such as  entrepreneurs, startups, providers, payers, investors and government policy makers in a vibrant environment for sharing are integral for this growth.

Select Keynote speakers:

  • Ron Gutman, HealthTap
  • Gautam Gulati, Physicians Interactive 
  • Brad Weinberg, Blueprint Health vs. Unity Stoakes, Startup Health in a unique dueling keynote

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants the pulse on health technology in Chicago and the greater Midwest.

  • Entrepreneurs in health technology
  • Established healthcare stakeholders interested in collaborating with startups
  • Healthcare professionals with entrepreneurial interests
  • Technology innovators looking for opportunities in health and healthcare
  • Investors



Techweek Conference + Expo - June 22-26 2012

June 22-26, 2012 @ Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

Chicago is a new kind of technology hub, and the Techweek Conference is a new type of technology conference. We connect innovation to a growing diversity of professions, corporations and cultures.  With that goal, the Techweek team is proud to announce that we will host a 5-day conference and 5-day expo at Merchandise Mart, Chicago’s largest downtown conference hall!… The Techweek conference will include over 500 speakers across 200 panels and 12 tracks. These 12 tracks cut across every vertical of technology innovation. Our goal is to spotlight the big ideas and disruptive products in each industry.”

Techweek 2012 Theme: What is the Information Society?

We are rethinking what impact a conference can have on the technology ecosystem. This year, we focus the conversation around the emergence of a global information society. Techweek 2012 will explore how digital information has become the new competitive edge in the emerging economy. In an age of global problems, we need to utilize digital tools to collectively share, organize, and innovate as a single information society.

June 2, 2012 @ 1871 in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

Event Details Healthcare Bootcamp is bringing together national thought leaders in the Government, Academic and Private communities to provide a glimpse into the major shifts taking place in each segment. Join us for a one-day introductory session and learn more about how our system works, and how such a large scale social problem is likely to be disrupted by players on the margins. June 2nd 9AM - 4 PM at 1871 AGENDA Keynote Simmi Singh, Senior Advisor of Healthcare Innovation at Health & Human Services The State of Health in IL & What the Government is Doing To Support the Sector Orlando Saez, Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Technology (DCEO) at State of IL Laura Zaremba, Director, Illinois Office of Health Information Technology Pain Points and Gaps for Health IT in Hospitals John Smolen, Project Director at Northwestern Memorial Hospital How Doctors are Paid, Evaluated, and Incentivized Elizabeth Lindau, Affordability Consultant at UnitedHealthcare Human Centered Innovation in Healthcare Amy Schwartz, Healthcare Lead at IDEO Challenges For Healthcare Startups Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO at HealthTap The Future of Medicine



 Chicago — April 25, 2012 Chicago continues to expand its imprint in the hi-tech startup space, with innovators and entrepreneurs developing variations of think tanks that sprawl over the city. Programs ranging from the first Chicago Ideas Week in October 2011 to the annual New Venture Challenge sponsored by Chicago Booth’s Polsky Center, bring these bright and eager minds together to craft startups that have become household names. What has made Chicago such a compelling incubator for start-ups and how do the major players see Chicago’s presence evolving? With change in the economic environment and legislation as the only constant, what new challenges do entrepreneurs face? How can you leverage the discoveries and epiphanies of fellow entrepreneurs? Join a discussion with Chicago Booth alumni and tech entrepreneurs in Chicago who will share their expertise and perspective on the current conditions as well as their views on the future. Register now > Chicago Booth - Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL Opening Networking 6:30 - 7 p.m. Panel and Q&A 7 - 8:30 p.m. Networking 8:30 - 9 p.m. Related Speakers Panelist Seyi Fabode, '10 Co-Founder and CEO, Power2Switch Inc. Panelist Ashish Rangnekar, '11 Co-Founder and CEO, BenchPrep Panelist Steve Sanger, '05 VP of Business Development, Grubhub Panelist Kevin Willer, '10 Chief Executive Officer, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center


ear Field Communications (NFC) Monday, April 23, 2012, 5:30 PM SELECTED BY: VIVEK VAID Morningstar 22 West Washington Street 7th Floor Chicago, IL (map) SELECTED BY: VIVEK VAID In our planning meeting last December, NFC was the number #1 requested topic. So by popular demand, here it is! In case you are wondering, here is the WikiPedia definition "Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimeters." About the speaker - Igor Fedulov, the CEO of Intersog will be talking about NFC. Igor has built a reputation as a tech industry innovator on the technical and business fronts alike. Throughout his fifteen year career, Igor has balanced his technical roots and executive acumen with top-level involvement in high-profile projects for Volkswagen AG, Orbitz, and American Airlines. Throughout this time he never lost the energetic mind-set of a tech entrepreneur, a passion that led Igor to head a number of successful technical ventures before his ultimate appointment as the CEO of INTERSOG - a software/mobile application development company based in Chicago. Igor holds an undergraduate degree in computer science and an MBA from the esteemed Steinbeis-Hochschule University in Berlin. A lover of everything outdoors, when he's out of the office Igor can likely be found strapped to a snowboard in the Rockies.



February 6, 2012 from 5:30-8:30PM at Pazzo's at 311 S. Wacker Drive. Setting Your Data for Light Speed: Lessons Learned about Messaging in the Pursuit of Ultra-High Frequency, Zero Latency Transactions Chicago’s trading firms have blazed awesome trails in the intense pursuit of ultra-high frequency transactions with near-zero latency. And while few other businesses measure success in terms of nano-seconds, these trading firms have learned important lessons about messaging that are applicable to other organizations with extremely high-performance computing requirements. Join us for an evening of great food and drinks, networking and learning as we bring together leaders from Chicago’s trading technology community with leaders from other high-performance computing organizations in Chicago. Bring your best brainware, learn about the latest thinking on best practices and be prepared to leave with more than you came with. This is a complimentary, invitation-only event hosted by Randy Horton (94 Westbound Consulting), Bob Breisch (Informatica) and Andy Faibishenko (LasalleTech).


“Scaling Startups” from Entrepreneurs Unpluggd

January 24, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm

What changes have to take place as a company grows? When does hierarchy become unavoidable? We’ve all read about startups and huge corporations, but it’s less frequent to hear about changes that take place as a startup scales. Hear from three founders who have successfully scaled their startups into multi million dollar companies that are leaders in their respective industries.

Take home actionable advice on how to avoid company growing pains and what steps need to be taken to ensure goals get accomplished as your team grows.

These founders will share their stories based on real experiences, so you can learn what it takes to scale your startup.  Featuring:

  • Jason Fried, Co-founder and CEO, 37signals
  • Talia Mashiach, CEO & Founder, Eved
  • Shawn Riegsecker, Founder & President of Centro


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Revolution 2.0

Wael Ghonim speaks at Printer’s Row in Chicago, February 4, 2011

Named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2011 for his involvement in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Wael Ghonim will discuss his new book “Revolution 2.0.” Ghonim will share how social media played a pivotal role in the demonstrations in Egypt and the 11 days he spent detained by Egyptian authorities.


1871: Hard Hat Tour

January 28, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM @ Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

Get a in-construction preview of Chicago’s newest digital startup incubator space, 1871.




Chicago Lean Startup Circle

Four Finalists Pitch for $75,000 at the Chicago Lean Startup Challenge

December 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Chicago

The Lean Startup Challenge is the opposite of a business plan competition. Instead of creating huge documents and proformas based on assumptions, contestants spend ten weeks making meaningful progress on their business based on real market feedback.


I Love Food Trucks

Food Truck Meet Up

Monday, December 12, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT) @ Google’s office in Chicago, IL

We would like to invite you to a Food Truck round up with Foursquare and Google Places!  This will be a unique forum where food truck owners, operators, restaurants, individuals who want to start a food truck, AND fans of food trucks can meet, socialize, and learn about the obstacles and opportunities in this new industry. We will network together about the realities of our world and how to make it more successful.

Presentations by: Amy Ravit Korin – Chicago Community Manager, Google Places at Google; Tessa Auza – Community Manager, Sprout Social; Amy Le – Co-Owner DucknRoll Food Truck and Catering; Lupita Kuri – Owner Sweet Ride Cupcake Truck; Alex Levine – CEO & Founder at Food Truck Freak; Todor Krecu – Nosh.com


Rework - Authored by Jason Fried - Co-Founder of 37 Signals

Jason Fried, Co-Founder of 37 Signals, Co-Author of Rework, and Inc. Magazine “Get Real” column writer

Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 07:30 AM – 09:00 AM, Location: Mid-America Club

Join the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce for an onstage interview and dialogue with audience members about work, life and how to maintain a balanced approach to success amidst the “noise” of daily business life.


Innovations In Public-Private Collaboration: The Edge for Business and the Health of the Public

Innovations In Public-Private Collaboration: The Edge for Business and the Health of the Public

Microsoft, Building a Healthier Chicago, and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to join us for the “Innovation in Public & Private Collaboration” event on Wednesday, December 7 at the Union League Club in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, will join us to share her thoughts in a key note address.

The nation’s success in achieving healthy communities will be impacted by the progress and dissemination of cutting edge public and private partnerships that are being developed today. Toward that end, Microsoft, in collaboration with other government and business leaders, foundations and thought leaders, will participate in facilitating forums in communities across the country focusing on cross cutting models that contribute to building healthy communities.


Crain's Chicago Business Tech Talk

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS INTRODUCES TECH TALK LIVE with consumer internet entrepreneurs Matt Maloney and Mike Evans, Co-Founders of GrubHub



Join us for a moderated conversation and audience Q&A with consumer internet entrepreneurs Matt Maloney and Mike Evans, Co-Founders of GrubHub, Inc. With $50 million in new financing behind them, Matt and Mike lead one of the country’s fastest growing web-based businesses and oversee a company that has grown from two employees to more than 100 in just seven years. Hear their personal journey at Crain’s first Tech Talk Live cocktail and network gathering.  For more information and to buy at ticket, visit http://www.chicagobusiness.com/techtalk


Technori Pitch.  Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM.  Chase Auditorium in the Chicago Loop.

Technori Pitch is a monthly showcase of Chicago’s most innovative startups, pitching their latest technologies. On the last Tuesday of every month, impassioned entrepreneurs, developers, designers, tech companies, investors and general tech enthusiasts will gather to watch brand new Chicago startups launch and our most innovative existing startups presenting their newest products.

Whether you’re deeply immersed in the Chicago tech scene, or an onlooker ready to jump in, Technori Pitch is the premier Chicago event to see firsthand what’s cooking up in our great city.”



U.S.-Israel Healthcare Innovation Conference – Advances in Imaging and Radiology.

November 29, 2011.  Downtown Chicago.  8:00AM-12:30PM.

“An interactive conference exploring cutting edge international perspectives in the areas of radiology, therapy, imaging & IT.

Join us in an interactive environment providing cutting-edge international perspectives in the fields of radiology, therapy, imaging and IT. Participants will include leaders in medical devices, radiology, policy, finance and investment, and executives from major hospitals and medical centers. A select group of leading Israeli companies will provide concise and informative presentations on the latest and most exciting innovations driving the industry.

The event will include dynamic panel discussions with senior executives from leading U.S. and Israeli companies and provider organizations on the topics of Technology, IT Interface and Investment Trends.  At the U.S.-Israel Healthcare Innovation Conference, you will:

  • Meet one-on-one with Israeli companies and discover new offerings from one of the most prolific innovation engines in the world.
  • Learn about the latest trends and leading technological innovations.
  • Meet potential partners for distribution, co-production, R&D, and co-licensing.
  • Connect with investors and private equity firms.


Big Data Camp Chicago - November 17 2011

BigDataCamp Chicago, November 19, 2011

BigDataCamp is a free, unconference for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Attendees are encouraged to propose topics & share thoughts in open discussions, including Lightning Talks, Unpanels & Unconference Sessions.  Data scientists, data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.


Your Health: A Coordinated Approach to Integrated Healthcare.  The Future of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

SIM Chicago is hosting the second segment of a two part series of breakfast meetings centered around HealthCare IT, on November 17, 2011.  At this meeting, we will be welcoming pharmaceutical and device companies, pharmacies, MD’s and CIOs from Chicago-based companies.  The panelists will be:  Sumant Ramachandra, M.D. Ph.D., Senior Vice President, R & D and Medical Affairs, and Chief Scientific Officer, Hospira, Inc.; Miranda Rochol, Director, Coordinated Care, Walgreens; Paul. E Martin, CVP, Chief Information Officer, Baxter International Inc.; Cameron Brackett, Director of R&D, Honeywell HomMed


Great Lakes Entrepreneurial Bash - November 17 2011 - Chicago

Great Lakes Entrepreneurial Bash, November 17, 2011

The Entrepreneurial Bash is a celebration of outstanding entrepreneurship that brings together top business leaders, executives, company owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs.  Hear from a panel of world class company founders who started from scratch and blazed a trail to success at, or greater than, $100 million. Founders share key insights and ingredients that made their companies extraordinarily successful — as well as the challenges and failures they faced along the way.


New Products and Services for the Next Billion Customers

McKinsey & Company, Derrick Kiker and Robert Mathis, Wednesday, November 16, 2011

“Companies today are positioning themselves for product innovation in emerging markets, in particular targeting the biggest segment of growing middle classes that possess increased purchasing power and a desire for offers that meet their needs. These new customers are not willing to settle for less but will expect 70% of the features at 30% of the cost. In this moderated discussion, a panel of innovation leaders from several companies will share their cases and discuss what is working, and what is NOT working, as they stretch their corporate muscles from concept to commercialization in emerging markets. Additionally, hear more about what is different about these new markets and the approaches companies are using to discover latent needs, to create and test concepts and to develop and commercialize in the local environment. The panel also will explore if there are some common “no-brainers” that everyone needs to get right to even have a chance at success.


American College of Radiology (ACR) Informatics and Dose Conference - November 2011

First Annual ACR Imaging Informatics Summit and Dose Monitoring Forum, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

A unique two-day event offering solutions to critical imaging informatics and radiation dose challenges.

Who Should Attend: Practice leaders, policy makers, federal agency staff, congressional staff, state government representatives, quality organizations, radiologists, non-radiologist physicians, technologists, hospital administrators, healthcare technology managers, IT decision makers.


CloudCamp Chicago - November 1 2011

CloudCamp Chicago, November 1, 2011

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.


techweek Concept Series, Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 5-9PM @ NAVTEQ’s Chicago Headquarters

Concept #1: The Agile Enterprise and the Information Society

The information society represents a point of inflection in the way we live and work. Creativity has become the new competitive edge. The agile enterprise converts creative work — knowledge, ideas, experience, skills, business processes — into content as the new dominant asset class.

Be part of the launch of the Techweek.com media website and get a preview of the fresh new NAVTEQ Network for Developers™ (NN4D) website at the first Techweek Concept Series presented by NN4D. This event will also provide a kickoff for the 2012 Techweek Conference & Expo, highlight a panel talk on agile enterprise, and showcase three funded startups and their innovative products.

About the Concept Series

Techweek Concept Series invites tech corporations and tech startups to convene, spotlight the newest concepts in technology innovation, and tackle some of the largest global problems facing our industries. What can tech startups learn from corporate execs, and how can those execs help accelerate tech startups? This revolves around conversations in the implications of an Information Society.


Big Data. Fast Data. Smarter Business Decisions.