Inspiring keynotes, insightful tracks and valuable networking

Thank you for attending the 20th annual Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference, Wisconsin's largest gathering of business and technology leaders.

The annual conference kicked off a content-packed day with the Opening Keynote, featuring Rich Karlgaard, Forbes Media publisher and futurist.

The day continued with four parallel tracks — Customer Service, Information Technology, Marketing and Supply Chain Management — with tailored content from industry leaders. Conference tracks will feature executives from Electronic Arts, Rockwell Automation, Foot Locker and IBM, just to name a few.

The day concluded with the Closing Keynote, featuring Noelle Pikus Pace, 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist and author.

We truly appreciate the participation of our attendees, speakers and sponsors that helped make this event a success.

Register for 2019!

2019 Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference

7:00 am – 4:45 pm | September 24, 2019

Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin


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Opening Keynote: Rich Karlgaard, Forbes Media Publisher and Futurist

Rich Karlgaard

One of the most influential figures in the technology, economic and business worlds, Rich Karlgaard forecasts how events and upcoming trends will affect business and the economy. His assessment of technology innovations, U.S. and global economic forces, and current business and political issues gives audiences solid insights they can use to make better business decisions. More »

Closing Keynote: Noelle Pikus Pace, 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist and Author

Noelle Pikus Pace

As an Olympic medalist and the first American woman to win the overall World Cup title in skeleton, Noelle Pikus Pace knows the hard-work and perseverance it takes to make your dreams a reality. She has won 26 World Cup medals, is a two-time World Champion, competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics and won the silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics. More »

Esteban Kolsky

Esteban Kolsky
Principal and Founder

Crystal Collier

Crystal Collier
Head of Strategy, Programs and Insights
Electronic Arts

Peter Slease

Peter Slease
Vice President

Information Technology Track
Steve Cretney

Steve Cretney
Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer
SC Data Center, Inc.

Talal Butt

Talal Butt
IT Chief of Staff to CIO and Head of IT Business Operations
Rockwell Automation

Richard Sheridan

Richard Sheridan
CEO and Chief Storyteller
Menlo Innovations

Brad Burke

Brad Burke
Chief Technology Officer, Networked Insights
American Family Insurance

Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm
Vice President, Information Technology
Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

Marketing Track
Marsha Lindsay

Marsha Lindsay
Chair and Chief Strategist
Lindsay, Stone & Briggs

Vijay Talwar

Vijay Talwar
President - Digital
Foot Locker

Mark Jodlowski

Mark Jodlowski
Director of Marketing Analytics, Operations, & eCommerce
American Girl

Dave Scrim

Dave Scrim
Senior Vice President, Product and Pricing

Wil Reynolds

Wil Reynolds
Founder and Director of Digital Strategy
Seer Interactive

Supply Chain Management Track
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson
Senior Editor, Technology
Journal of Commerce

Mike Perrotti

Mike Perrotti
Vice President, Strategic Operations and Sourcing
Lands' End

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