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5th Annual Tech Showcase, powered by nvisia

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Brookfield Conference Center

325 South Moorland Road

Brookfield, WI 53005

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Tech Showcase is an opportunity to learn, network, and engage with tech leaders across Wisconsin on the hottest trends and topics.

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5th Annual Tech Showcase!

The Tech Showcase is back for the 5th year in a row... and this year we're back in person!

Scroll all the way down to see a full list of all the presentations, panel discussions and open space session topics!

The event's primary goal is to foster collaboration in the tech community. 

IT leaders from across the area will share thought leadership and their 2021 projects, accomplishments, challenges and they faced throughout the year and where they are headed next. 

The format will combine presentations, panels discussions and open space forums. Topics will range from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion(DEI), Digital Transformation, Cloud and DevOps Journeys, Security, Tech Debt, The future of Hybrid Work, Cultural Challenges and Opportunities, Attraction, Retention and Recruiting Top IT Talent and much more.

Our speakers will be on panels, lead presentations and host open space forum discussion and while it's still developing and we are still adding several more speakers and topics here’s a sneak peak at who you can expect to hear from so far:


Tech Hub Coalition – Past, Present and Future

Kathy Henrich, CEO at Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition

Panel Discussions:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Driving Business Value

  • Paul Barth, VP at AIG
  • Jihan Bekiri, VP at WPS Health Solutions
  • Kristy Milbourn, Sr Manager at AmFam
  • Sandi Gardner, CIO at WPS Health Solutions

Change Management – Leading Teams through New Technology and Processes

  • Andrew Simmons, Director of IT at Venmo/PayPal
  • Tim Dickson, CIO at Generac
  • Erika Ferrell, Director of IT at Hycite
  • Nanda Rajagopal, VP of Digital IT at Wesco Distribution

The Future of Hybrid Work – Maintaining Culture and Engagement

  • Ralph Buelling, CIO at Dean Healthcare
  • Sandy Mayer, Head of Technology at Refinitiv
  • Peter Modjeski, VP at US Bank
  • Sangeetha Rai, VP of CX at Northwestern Mutual
  • Shaun Lovick, President at nvisia

Enabling WIT growth within your Organization

  • Christine Stone, Head of Product at Groupon
  • Jamie Larson, Manager at Northwestern Mutual
  • Jennifer Rice, President of WIT Wisconsin SE
  • Maribeth Achterberg, VP of IT at MolsonCoors

    45 Minute Breakout Session Presentations

“Think like the Business! Leveraging Agile to move from Order Taker to Business Leader”

  • Presenter: Maribeth Achterberg, VP at Molson Coors

“Building a Technical and Cultural Strategy and Roadmap for your Digital Transformation Effort”

  • Presenter: Kyle Ultey, VP of IT at Landmark Credit Union and George Frick, Principal Architect at nvisia

"Digital Transformation - A Journey from startup MVP to scalable platform"

  • Presenters: Dave Neuman CTO at Milliman Health IO with Mitchell Wohlk, Architect at Milliman Health IO

"Treks DevOps Journey: Driving Business Value"

  • Presenter: Michael Danes, Manager of IT at Trek Bicyle

30-minute Breakout Session Presentations:

“The Achiever, The Persuader, and The Perfectionist – Using the DISC to Lead Teams through Change”

  • Sam Hilgendorf, CIO at Fox World Travel

“Measuring UX Impact and Building Buy-In with Engineering Teams”

  • Leah Ujda, Sr Manager of UX at Grafana Labs

“Making your Transactional Software Systems Always Available”

  • Chris Adams, Director of IT at Uline and Jim Saiveau, Architect

“Agile Development vs Annual Budgets”

  • Antony D’Cruz, VP of IT at HSA Bank

"Cultivate a UX Mindset at your Organization"

  • Shawn Spartz, UX and Creative Director at nvisia

“Innovation Pipeline Strategy"

  • Soton Rosanwo, CEO/Founder at Stealth Startup

"Preparing for the New Technology Talent Model”

  • Matt Upstone, Director of Digital Engineering at Associated Bank

"Leading through Adversity"

  • Edward DeShazer, Executive Director at Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy

"Security - Front and Center"

  • Todd Huber, CTO Milwaukee County

"Enabling a High Performance Culture"

  • Diana Rivera, IT Manager at FedEx

"Cloud Native DevOps for the Enterprise"

  • Mark Panthofer, VP of Cloud and DevOps at nvisia

“The Future of Delivery – Drone Delivery and Innovation”

  • Ryan Walsh, CEO & Co-Founder at Valqari

"Thriving in a new Leadership Role: Techniques for Success"

  • Eric Hanson, CIO at Husco International

"Penta's Journey through Self-Management"

  • Samantha Menzynski, Scrum Master at Penta
  • Brian Ziebart, Agile Coach at Penta
  • Nick Lacenski, Product Owner at Penta


    • Antony D’Cruz, VP at HSA Bank– “Agile Development vs Annual Budgets
    • Rashmi Samantaray, VP at Schneider National - "Scaling Architecture"
    • Matt Upstone, Sr Director at Associated Bank – “Preparing for the New Technology Talent Model
    • Bryan Coller, Director at nvisia “Employee Training and upskilling Programs - Best Practices & What's working"
    • Nick Schultz, Director at nvisia “DevOps: Beyond Build and Deploy"
    • Shawn Spartz, Director at nvisia "Cultivate a UX Mindset at your Organization"

    Among others..

    From sun rise to sun set, this all inclusive event will include breakfast, lunch, happy hour drinks and appetizers.

    Come hear from industry leaders and learn from their experiences while networking with like-minded individuals.

    For full details please visit https://www.2021techshowcase.com.

    If you are interested in speaking please reach out to Josh Cherry (jcherry@nvisia.com) and if you are interested in sponsoring please reach out to Dana Moyano (dmoyano@nvisia.com)

    Thank you to our sponsors including:

    • ULINE - https://www.uline.com/
    • Generac - https://www.generac.com/
    • https://www.northwesternmutual.com/
    • Elastic - https://www.elastic.co/
    • Dynatrace -https://www.dynatrace.com/
    • Continuus Technologies - https://www.continuus-technologies.com/
    • https://www.mketech.org/
    • Snowflake - https://www.snowflake.com/
    • Onestream Software - https://onestreamsoftware.com/
    • Chase Bank - https://www.chase.com/
    • Women in Tech (Wisconsin) - https://www.witwisconsin.com/
    • Brooksource - https://www.brooksource.com/
    • Campsite - https://campsite.bio/
    • Entrision - https://entrision.com/

    All ticket sales are final on 12/7.

    Registration information will be shared with sponsors.

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    325 South Moorland Road

    Brookfield, WI 53005

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