FutureIT in Chicago was held on June 22, 2023. For the next FutureIT events in New York, and beyond, check out the 2023 FutureIT events calendar here.
With a packed agenda of engaging sessions, valuable networking opportunities, and thought leadership content, this event helps IT's best and brightest stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving landscape.
PLUS: Guests leave with comprehensive leadership development including a professional headshot studio, a hands-on Persuasive Communication workshop, 1:1 consultations, networking, and a lot more.
At FutureIT events, you’ll be empowered to step into the future for your company and your career.#CIOFutureIT
Featured Keynote Speaker
Laura Kohl is a recognized technology leader with extensive global business experience across multiple industries, including financial services, travel and transportation, retail, supply chain, and quick service restaurants. She is the Chief Information Officer for Morningstar (Nasdaq: MORN) a global financial services firm providing an array of investment research and investment management, including software and data platforms for investment professionals.
Most recently she joined Morningstar as CIO, to lead its global technology efforts by transforming employee experience and tools to be growth ready. Laura’s responsibilities include a cloud migration strategy, deploying new capabilities for contact center, transforming service and support, content management, and managing and upgrading global corporate systems, infrastructure, cloud services, security and operations. She has previously held senior IT positions at Ulta Beauty, United Airlines, WW Grainger, and McDonald’s Corporation.
Prior to Morningstar, as the Senior Vice President for Applications, Data and Integration at Ulta Beauty, Laura led a team of team of more than 400 associates with budget of over $70M. With responsibility for all enterprise application development, (including eCommerce, enterprise and guest mobility, loyalty, marketing, merchandising, finance, HR, supply chain, store and distribution center technology), Laura helped create the next generation omnichannel business by integrating and optimizing digital and physical experiences for store, supply chain, digital operations and store of the future, while pivoting with business changes due to COVID.
In 2023, she was names Chicago Orbie CIO of the Year along with being named one of the top 100 Women in Tech to Watch.
Ouellette & Associates
Vice President, Global Head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research
MPI Group, Author of “NINCOMPOOPERY: Why Your Customers Hate You—and How to Fix It”
SVP & CIO
VP & CIO
Sidley Austin LLP
VP & Practice Director
Host, Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates
Chief Information Officer, US Markets Technology
"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.
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