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IT Peer Group Meeting 

Road Trip to Summerfest Tech 
June 29, 2022 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM 
Ready for a Summer Road Trip? Join UWEBC in Milwaukee and experience SummerFest Tech!
 
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Nothing beats packing up the car, making a new playlist, downloading a few podcasts, and heading off for a road trip! This summer, the UWEBC is doing just that! We are loading up the station wagon, heading over to Milwaukee, and joining leading companies from across the state for innovative and collaborative discussions on tech in Wisconsin and we hope our members will join us!

In its fifth year, this year's Summerfest Tech event focuses on the theme of Innovation, with an agenda (see below) packed full of exciting topics around digital innovation, collaboration and cybersecurity. Several UWEBC member companies are featured throughout the day, including Sargento Foods, Rockwell Automation, Generac, Sub-Zero Group, Master Lock Company and GE Healthcare.

Registration is open now and is free and open to all. While there is a virtual option, we'd love to see you in person so we can experience the programming together!


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Agenda Items:
8:00 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
 
8:00 AM Leading with Digital, Data, and Disruption
  Moderator:
Dr. Kristina Ropella, Dean of Engineering, Marquette University

Panelists:
Joe Manone, President and CEO, Rite-Hite Products Corporation
Mike Troutman, Chief Information Officer, Zurn Water Solutions Corporation
Chad Jones, Director of Software Engineering, Milwaukee Tool
Bruce Wisnefske, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Operations, Sargento Foods Inc.

8:10 AM Innovation | Discovering the Mindset to Pursue the Impossible
  Chuck Swoboda, Innovator-in-Residence at Marquette University, Executive Chairman of Vast Therapeutics, and the retired Chairman and CEO of Cree, Inc.

9:00 AM Break
 
10:15 AM Collaborations | Engineering and IT Working Together
  Moderator:
Sabha Museteif, Director, High Performance Organization, Rockwell Automation

Panelists:
Chris Nardecchia, SVP & Chief Digital & Information Officer, Rockwell Automation
Lee Lane, VP GM Sensing, Safety & Industrial Components, Rockwell Automation
Amber Malone, VP Global Engineering Controls & Automation, Generac Power Systems
Tim Dickson, Chief Information Officer, Generac Power Systems


11:00 AM Break
 
11:15 AM IOT + Collaboration Breakout Session
  Moderator:
Doug Barton, Director, UW-Madison E-Business Consortium

Panelists:
Broan-Nutone
Jody McDonough, Chief Information Officer, Sub-Zero Group
John T. Bartucci, Vice President Connected Products, The Master Lock Company
GE Healthcare


11:15 AM Collaboration Breakout on Dream Building
  Moderator:
Dr. Kristina Ropella, Dean of Engineering, Marquette University

Panelists:
Joe Manone, President and CEO, Rite-Hite Products Corporation
Mike Troutman, Chief Information Officer, Zurn Water Solutions Corporation
Chad Jones, Director of Software Engineering, Milwaukee Tool
Bruce Wisnefske, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Operations, Sargento Foods Inc.

12:00 PM Lunch & Networking
 
12:30 PM Mke Tech Hub Community Meetup
 
1:15 PM Justice Tech Workshop
  Speakers:
Nadiyah Johnson, Founder, Milky Way Tech Hub
Eli Rivera, Co-Founder, The Way Out
Ruben Gaona: Co-Founder, The Way Out

2:00 PM Cybersecurity Trends - Global, National, and Regional
  Amanda Knutson, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

3:00 PM Cybersecurity Breakout Sessions
 
3:45 PM Break
 
4:00 PM Ethical Machine Learning
  Speaker: Kesha Williams, Senior Principal, Slalom

5:00 PM Networking & Happy Hour
 
 
Location:
Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel 
Contact:
Events Team, , events@uwebc.wisc.edu 

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