Microsoft, CME Group, Xerox, Cisco Systems Among Tech Leaders Presenting at The Executives’ Club of Chicago Centennial Technology Summit on June 1

May 31, 2011

CHICAGO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Home to more than 50 publicly traded technology companies with more than 24,000 employers sustaining 275,000 high tech jobs, Chicago continues to be a global leader in technological innovation. The Executives’ Club of Chicago, this year celebrating its centennial anniversary, will host the best and brightest from the tech industry at this year’s Centennial Technology Summit at the Hilton Chicago on June 1.

This year’s Technology Summit, Tech Tools & Tips to Maximize Your Personal Productivity, has been developed in collaboration with The Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors and The Wall Street Journal. Featuring eight different segments, the daylong summit includes on-site visits of two of Chicago’s most advanced technology ventures: Microsoft’s Technology Center and CME Group’s Global Command Center.

“Chicago’s investments in technology entrepreneurship and infrastructure have brought the city to the forefront as a major player in global technology,” said Melissa Bean, President and CEO of The Executives’ Club. “Industry leaders such as Xerox and Cisco Systems, along with many of Chicago’s technology companies, are working tirelessly each and every day to develop newer, more advanced products that allow industries to increase productivity.”

This summit is the second of four full-day summits this year that support effective global partnerships and promote Chicago as a world class global business center.

A full agenda of programs features technology experts that will be discussing new technology and showcasing a number of cutting-edge advancements. The agenda includes:

Breakfast Program: Trends, Technology and Taking the Lead – 7:30-9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: Scott Klososky, Founder & Chairman of the Board, Alkami

Moderator: John Sviokla, Business Strategy & Innovation Leader, PwC’s Diamond Advisory Services

As the former CEO of three successful technology startups, Scott Klososky will speak on his experience identifying emerging trends in technology and how business leaders have used these trends to stay far ahead of the competition. With an extensive background in social media, Klososky will lecture on SocialTech and how it can effectively move businesses beyond the limitations of Facebook and LinkedIn. In addition, his presentation will include many steps on how technology will integrate into our lives in the future and how organizations can use technology to thrive, prosper, and move forward.

Microsoft Technology Center Breakout – 9:30-10:20 a.m. and 10:40-11:30 a.m.

An onsite tour of Microsoft’s Chicago Technology Center to see the new Envisioning Center Demonstration along with insights into a world of faster business practices.

CME Global Command Center Breakout – 9:30-10:20 a.m. and 10:40-11:30 a.m.

A tour of CME Group’s Global Command Center, a 35,000 square foot facility that monitors CME Group’s global technology infrastructure and market operations. Includes an overview of how CME Group tracks global news, market information and geographic mapping on incoming customer calls.

Breakout A: Making Money with Mobile Computing – 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Moderator: John Sviokla, Business Strategy & Innovation Leader, PwC’s Diamond Advisory Services

Panelists: Alex Bratton, CEO, Lextech Global Services and Lextech Labs; Bill Swislow, CIO/SVP for Product, Cars.com; Gloria Colgan, SVP, Emerging Payments, Discover Network

Breakout B: Time Well Spent: Building Your Business Through Social Media – 10:40-11:40 a.m.

Moderator: Michael Krauss, President, Market Strategy Group and @ C Level Columnist, Marketing News

Panelists: Betsy Aoki, Sr. Program Manager, Bing, Microsoft; Tina Jade Wong, Marketing Strategy & Social Media Consultant; Sima Dahl, President, Parlay Communications, Ltd.

Breakout C: LinkedIn and the Age of Engagement – 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Presenter: J.D. Gershbein, CEO, Owlish Communications

Global Leaders Luncheon: Fueling Technology and Innovation with the Right People at the Right Time to Drive Real Business – 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Keynote Address: Ursula Burns, Chairman & CEO, Xerox Corporation

Chairman: David Nelms, Chairman & CEO, Discover Financial Services and Chairman, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

Technology Conference: Innovation’s Impact on the Bottom Line – 2:15-4:15 p.m.

Moderator: Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder, Chicago Innovation Awards

Panelists: Bob Gillespie, CEO, InContext Solutions; Kevin Willer, CEO, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center; John Aiello, Founder, Chairman, SAVO; Nicole Loftus, President & CEO, Zorch; Amy Larson, Principal, Kuczmarksi & Associates; Hardik Bhatt, Director, Business Development & Strategy, Global Smart + Communities, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Additional information about the Summit is available at http://centennial.executivesclub.org.

About The Executives’ Club of Chicago

The Executives’ Club of Chicago (EC) is a business forum for thought leadership, education and best business practices. Founded in 1911, the EC is one of the oldest and most respected business organizations in the Midwest. The Club serves the community by providing information and resources needed to establish effective global partnerships, enhance intellectual exchange, develop future diverse business leaders and promote Chicago as a world class business center.

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