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April 2018

Hear from high-impact founder Craig Dickman at April 12 Innovation Network luncheon

April 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fox Valley Technical College Main Campus building, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Room E130ABCD
Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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Learn about being a high-impact entrepreneur in northeast Wisconsin from Craig Dickman, founder and former chief executive officer of Breakthrough Fuel, during the Thursday, April 12, meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Appleton. Breakthrough Fuel is an energy management company that helps shippers around the world better manage costs through providing real-time fuel price data, effective fuel management strategies and transparency in procurement. It supports more than 5 billion miles of transportation and manages about 700 million gallons…

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Humming along! Electric vehicle innovation will roll at April 17 Innovation Network lunch

April 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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With at least seven new electric vehicles poised to hit the market in 2018 and one young U.S. company expecting to sell its 200,000th vehicle this year, the EV evolution is well under way. Learn more from expert panelists at the Tuesday, April 17 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison. The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30…

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May 2018

Engaging state, federal policymakers is topic of May 10 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon

May 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, 54914 United States
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Learn how the Wisconsin Technology Council and its partners work with members of the Wisconsin Legislature, the U.S. Congress and others on issues affecting the startup and scale-up economy at the Thursday, May 10 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Appleton. This Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon is in partnership with the Forum for Innovation, which will focus on high-growth companies in the region, and NEW North, the regional economic development group. It will be held at the…

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Are you smarter than a chatbot? Rise of AI topic of May 22 Innovation Network luncheon

May 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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It’s predicted that artificial intelligence machines will be able to perform the same intellectual tasks as people by 2050. Will AI destroy jobs – or create them? Learn how AI is taking root in Wisconsin at the Tuesday, May 22 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison. The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost…

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What can Wisconsin learn from S. Carolina’s BMW project? Renowned economist Von Nessen to speak May 24 in Racine

May 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Gateway Technical College’s SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Room 104
Sturtevant, 53177 United States
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With Foxconn closer to breaking ground in Racine County, three state-based experts will join University of South Carolina economist Joey Von Nessen for a May 24 presentation on what happened in his home state when global companies came to town. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone, Rockwell Automation tech executive David Vasko and Roxanne Baumann, a veteran trade advisor, will reflect on Von Nessen’s remarks at the luncheon event co-produced by WisPolitics/WisBusiness and the Wisconsin Technology Council. The luncheon will be held…

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