CIO's FutureIT | Chicago

Building the Digital Business with Cloud, AI and Security

06.22.23 | Convene, 333 N. Green St, Chicago

Are you ready for something new?

Join us in Chicago for FutureIT. You’ll be empowered to lead with the needed balance of tech and business acumen. Come to escape from siloed and staged thinking, and leave with breakthrough strategies to advance digital business, work, collaboration, data, cloud, and cybersecurity.

Attend in-person for deep learning, discussions, professional development, and connections to advance your mindset so you can move your tech and business strategy forward.


You will learn:

  • New perspectives to assess your career, your team, or your organization's growth, and what to do to correct mistakes
  • Professional development and leadership skills many IT decision makers are lacking to enable advancement
  • The power to tap into your peers to inform, provoke, and assist you on your journey
  • Persuasive communication techniques that will get you what you need when you need it
  • About your local peers with time to meet during immersive networking exercises and over lunch, breaks and cocktails

Featured Sessions Include

  • Adapting to Unexpected Change while Upholding Your Digital Mission
  • Persuasive Communication: Negotiating Better Outcomes in Any Setting
  • The Evolution of Maintaining Tech Advantage – Do You Have What it Takes?
  • AI-Based Security: A FutureIT Keynote
  • Enterprise Automation 2.0: The Connective Tissue of the Digital Business

Featured Keynote Speaker

John Brandt

CEO of the MPI Group & Author of “NINCOMPOOPERY: Why Your Customers Hate You—and How to Fix It”

An experienced executive, entrepreneur, journalist, author, and researcher, John R. Brandt is the founder and CEO of The MPI Group and the former editor-in-chief and publisher of both Chief Executive and IndustryWeek magazines. His newest award-winning book— NINCOMPOOPERY: Why Your Customers Hate You—and How to Fix It (HarperCollins, 2019)—is based on groundbreaking research into leadership and performance excellence across more  than 50,000 organizations. Nincompoopery is a 21st Century primer on how leaders can create more value for customers, employees and shareholders—while having more fun.  “Nincompoopery was penned by the funniest business writer I know—and has completely changed the way I look at leadership, strategy and the frustrations I encounter working in and covering the business world.” —Travis Hessman, Editor-in-Chief, IndustryWeek

Series speakers include:

  • Larry Bonfante - Senior Consultant, Ouellette & Associates

    Larry Bonfante
    Senior Consultant
    Ouellette & Associates

  • Jamie Clark - Extreme Adventurer; Entrepreneur; Performance Coach and Professor of Leadership

    Jamie Clarke
    Extreme Adventurer; Entrepreneur; Performance Coach and Professor of Leadership

  • Ritu-Jyoti

    Ritu Jyoti
    GVP, Worldwide Artificial Intelligence and Automation Research Practice, Global AI Research Lead

  • Kimberly Mackenroth - VP & CIO at Textron, Inc.

    Kimberly A. Mackenroth
    VP & CIO
    Textron Inc.

  • Dan Roberts
    Host, Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates

  • Thomas Vick
    Regional Director
    Robert Half

Join the Persuasive Communication Workshop

"Negotiation" — it's what stands between you and what you want. Learn techniques to communicate strategy, goals, ideas, and budget needs persuasively with board members, vendors, colleagues, and teams.