Technology

The future is now. Consisting of diverse industry leaders, our Technology Council provides unique opportunities to learn, connect, and better leverage technology to achieve your business goals.

Learn how you can implement emerging technologies to deliver key business outcomes.

  • Council programming focuses on emerging technologies such as AI, 5G, IoT, blockchain, AR/VR, and more
  • Help companies prepare for disruptions across both tech and traditional industries
  • Provides resources, knowledge, and best practices to help evaluate and deploy emerging technologies

Technology Council

Chair

Cooley LLP

Alya Adamany Woods | Senior Vice President, Business Development

Vice Chair

Tech Elevator

Claribel Quintana | Program Director

Staff Liaison

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Emily Cooper | Vice President, Programs

Member

Advocate Health

Tina Esposito | System Vice President, Chief Health Information Officer

Member

AirBNB

Lara Dailey | Public Policy

Viviana Jordan | Public Policy Lead

Member

Amazon

Mike Bryant | Sr, Technical Business Development Manager

Member

AQL Technologies

Abed Mohammed | Business Development Executive

Mudessir Mohammed | Founder/CEO

Sameer Mohammed | CIO

Steve Linker | Account Manager

Member

Armanino

Octavio Laos | Senior Manager

Member

Avison Young

Damla Gerhart | Principal & Managing Director | Chicago

Member

Bank of America

Amanda Bajic | Managing Director

Basil Doyle | Senior Vice President

Cindy Regan | SVP, Bank of America – Leader on Loan to Chicago City Colleges

Rene Schuurman | Director

Member

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Mark Hagedorn | Partner

Member

BDO USA, LLP

Anthony Ting | Managing Director, Third Party Attestation

David Brown | Director Private Equity Services

Jason Lipschultz | Managing Director, Third Party Attestation

Tom Boylan | Manager, Third Party Attestation

Member

BMO Harris

Andrew Harrison | Head – US Digital Partnerships

Member

City Colleges of Chicago

Steven Meneses | Associate Vice Chancellor

Member

Clayco

Otto Nichols | Executive Vice President, Shareholder

Member

Collinwood

Katie Hews | Senior Account Executive

TJ Pemrick | Director

Member

Comcast Business

Joshua Smyser-De Leon | Government Affairs Manager

Peter Danos

Member

Conotoxia

Andrzej Arendt

Irmina Zalewska

Michal Stachura | Alliance Manager

Rafal Bajon

Member

Cooley LLP

Alya Adamany Woods | Vice President, Business Development

Gregory Grossman | Partner

Member

Data Consulting

Rafal Stryjek | Co-Founder & CEO North America

Member

DeVry University

Chris Campbell | Chief Information Officer

Member

Dr Jennifer Matthews Consulting

Jennifer Matthews | President

Member

Edelman

Jake Breymaier | Senior Vice President, Corporate Brand & Reputation

Member

Eight Bit Studios

Don Bora | Co-Founder and Technology Principal

Member

ELEKS

Anastasiya Palko | Account Manager

Member

Entara

Jennifer Baker | Account Executive

Matthew Fitzgerald | Lead DevSecOps Engineer

Raum Sandoval | CISO

 

Member

Geneca

Mike Woolsoncroft | CIO

Member

Google

Jeff Buchan | Head of Partnerships & Strategic Investments

Member

Governor State University

Reggie Greenwood | Executive Director at Supply Innovation Center

Member

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Angela Kalsi | Officer

Member

Harper College

Martha Karavitis | Manager, Career and Customized Training

Susanne Brock | Senior Director, Innovation and Development

Member

Heartland

Scott Foringer | IT Sales Consultant

Member

Hedge Commercial LLC Capital

Saad Qureshi | CEO

Member

Illinois Science & Technology Coalition

Jacob Barry | Innovation Program Manager

Member

Ingredion Incorporated

Michael Salazar | Engineer, Argo

Member

International Legal and Business Services Group (ILBSG)

Julia Funke | Managing Attorney

Praveen Medikundam | Partner and Attorney At Law

Sandy Thomas | Sales & Marketing Manager

Member

Launchways

Brian Beyerbach | Director of Client Partnerships

James Taylor | CEO

Member

LinkedIn

Kurt Hankin | Manager, Sales Development, Talent Solutions

 

Member

Microsoft

Fareed Muhammad Khan | US Digital & Azure App Innovation Leader

William Smith | Strategist – US Capital Markets

Member

Millennium Garages

Jamie Ponce | Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Member

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Susan Feeley | Director

Member

Orkin Pest Control

Debbie Pacchioni | Regional Sales Manager

Member

Parker Gale Capital

Ryan Milligan | Partner

Member

PCXP

Sean Thorndike | Partnerships & Sourcing

Member

Procom Services

Rob Mahenes | Senior Sales Executive

Member

Protiviti, Incorporated

Dave Laskowski | Associate Director, Protiviti Software Services

Member

Ron Villejo Consulting

Ron Villejo, PhD | Managing Director

Member

Tech Elevator

Claribel Quintana | Program Director

Member

University of Chicago – School of Molecular Engineering

Felix Lu | Director of Corporate Engagement

Member

UPS

Carlos Huezo | Community Relations Manager

Sergio Rocha | Industrial Engineering Manager

Member

Verizon Wireless

Louis Bridges III | Associate Director

Member

Walgreen Co.

Christina Warner | Associate Marketing Manager

Member

West Monroe Partners

Bradley Ptasienski | Senior Partner

Dana Twomey | Director of Financial Services

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