April 25, 2016 - GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha

On behalf of the Wisconsin Technology Council and our conference co-chairs, Sujeet Chand of Rockwell Automation and Vivek Bhatt of GE Healthcare, thank you for your interest in the 2016 Wisconsin Tech Summit! The third annual event will be held April 25 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.

Tech Summit LogoMISSION
The goal of the Wisconsin Tech Summit is to bring together major companies and emerging firms in a setting that allows them to meet and explore likely business relationships around technology needs and innovation. Major companies will be able to hear from emerging firms with innovative products or services tied to areas such as “big data,” connected devices and data analytics in sectors ranging from health care to information systems, and from power electronics to telecommunications.

Those relationships might include contracting for research and development, becoming part of a larger supply chain, and pursuing investment or acquisition strategies. The summit is based on the assumption that large and small companies travel in different “orbits,” even if they’re in the same business sectors, and rarely collide except by chance.

To foster this type of communication, the Tech Summit will feature pre-scheduled, 15-minute strategic meetings between major companies and emerging companies. This format will resemble a “speed dating” exercise, allowing both parties to learn more about the needs and developments of the other.

Emerging companies were able to meet with major firms and explore likely business relationships around technology needs and innovation. Applications will be screened by the participating major companies and selected for meetings based on the information provided.

New this year: Applications were also welcome from early stage funds that may want to introduce portfolio companies and otherwise connect with major companies.

Participating major companies thus far include AT&T, Aurora Health Care, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Dedicated Computing, Dickten Masch Plastics, Direct Supply, GE Healthcare, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Johnson Controls Inc., Logistics Health Inc., Marshfield Clinic Information Services, Promega, Racine Metal-Fab and Rockwell Automation.

–  An opening discussion to talk generally about Tech Summit goals, company needs and emerging markets;
–  David Cagigal, the chief information officer for the state of Wisconsin, will talk about cybersecurity and what companies need to know;
–  Educational seminars, which will be available to all participants during those times in which they are not scheduled for individual meetings; and
–  A continental breakfast, networking lunch and onsite reception.

General registration for David Cagigal’s presentation, the opening panel discussion, educational seminars and a closing reception is now open (space is limited). Click on the FEES page to the left for additional information or CLICK HERE to get started. Press may register with joy@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.