MAJOR FIRMS

March 19, 2018 - GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha

 

The following major companies will host 15-minute strategic meetings with selected emerging companies during the 2018 Tech Summit. Read their corporate summaries to understand their interest in meeting with emerging companies! More companies may be announced.

Technology and technology services have been core to Wipfli for 40+ years.  Today, we have over 250 technology consultants and advisors who are helping our clients strategize, evaluate and implement technology solutions to enable their businesses to reach new markets, become more profitable and competitive. The accounting industry is undergoing significant change.  Artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain technologies will disrupt the industry. Our interest in this event would be to meet with start-ups that might have technology ideas that can be leveraged either internally for our accounting business or externally for our clients.  This aligns directly with our Innovation Lab initiative.

At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be a global leader in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry. Internet of Things, connected cars, drones, mobile apps, 5G wireless, broadband, entertainment, if your business touches one of these areas, we’d like to meet with you.             

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BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. Our Diagnostic Laboratories help doctors detect rare diseases. And our Blood Research Institute is continually discovering innovative new diagnosis methods, treatments and cures. Together we will become the blood center without equal, discovering new ways to save more lives.

American Family Insurance is a Fortune 350 company focused on homeowners and auto insurance, as well as commercial insurance and life insurance products. The company’s innovation efforts include: a data science and analytics lab, innovation practice, and a corporate venture capital fund, American Family Ventures. The venture capital fund focuses on investing in category-leading companies that fall broadly into three thematic areas: insurance innovation, connectivity or Internet of Things, and analytics. The find will make initial investments typically range from $500K to $2M, in the seed through Series B rounds.

Accuray invents, manufactures and supports a complete portfolio of radiation therapy and radiosurgery platforms for treating multiple forms of cancer. We design our solutions in collaboration with oncology professionals who share our goals of continuously improving care and helping patients live long and healthy lives. We surround our platforms with a full range of expert services that our customers confidently leverage to drive the outcomes that matter most to them — optimizing patient care, enabling staff efficiency and sustaining practice prosperity.

Promega is a Life Sciences company that addresses a variety of markets. We are most well known as a supplier of advanced research reagents and instrumentation for the academic, pharmaceutical, and biotech segments of the market. We also are a major player in the application of genomics for forensic applications (crime labs, etc.), and as a supplier to the clinical diagnostic markets where we supply clinical diagnostic manufacturers and CLIA laboratories. Our technologies are also utilized in a variety of applied markets such as food, hygiene, and water testing. We attend the Tech Summit to identify companies that may want to collaborate with Promega in commercializing advanced technologies or who have services that we can utilize. Over half of Promega’s suppliers are in Wisconsin.

WEA Trust knows that health care can be safer, more effective, more approachable and more affordable. We support partners who reduce unintended variation in care that is costly and too often harmful. We seek partners who deploy key information to families and physicians so they choose safety and affordability, and receive timely feedback if they choose differently. Increasingly, families cannot access care because of cost, making cost a measure of quality – it’s past time that we treated it as such. We partner with technology solutions that intuitively link those that need to know with decision changing content.

DXC Technology would be interested in talking to any Health Care service providers/vendors.  As the State of Wisconsin Medicaid Fiscal Agent, almost everything we do is around providing quality, top tier support to the State of Wisconsin for 1.3 million of its most vulnerable people in the Medicaid program.  Anything DXC can do to assist the State of Wisconsin in running a more efficient, better serving Medicaid program, reducing costs and improving outcomes around health care is exactly where we want to be positioned in the future.

Northwestern Mutual is working to reshape the way consumers experience financial security by combining technology and a trusted advisor with best in class products. We are looking to partner with early stage technology companies solving problems in a variety of areas including financial technology, data analytics, enterprise software and digital health. Join with us as we create the distinct client experience today’s consumers are seeking out.

Exact Sciences Corp. is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the early detection and prevention of the deadliest forms of cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its non-invasive, molecular screening technology for the detection of colorectal cancer.

As one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit health care systems, Aurora Health Care is continuously looking for ways to help patients and communities live well. But we also know that health is more than just a diagnosis or prescription. It’s the essential thread that enables us to experience life to the fullest.  This is why we’ve established InvestMKE – a venture committed to investing in technologies and innovations that will make wellness easier, more efficient, and more personalized. Our goal is to support high-growth companies that leverage passionate, talented innovators to create solutions with compelling efficacy, adoption, or that address critical unmet needs.

Marshfield Clinic Health System’s mission is to enrich lives to create healthy communities through accessible, affordable and compassionate health care. With this, we constantly seek opportunities that will contribute to our mission. We want to learn more about new trends and technology in the health care, biotech and security. As a large, growing organization, we also rely on opportunities to add to our strong IT practice, augment our professional services with consulting resources and support our overall efforts through the implementation of innovative products and services.

Dedicated Computing’s mission is Powering the World’s Most Important Devices®. As an original design manufacturer (ODM) of proprietary, highly engineered computing systems, Dedicated Computing serves global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the healthcare, life sciences, training & simulation and industrial markets. Dedicated Computing is seeking emerging companies with computing and application related technology, products and services to extend our capabilities within focused markets.

Harnessing data and analytics across hardware, software and biotech, GE Healthcare is the $18 billion healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE). As a leading provider of medical imaging equipment, with a track record of more than 100 years in the industry and more than 50,000 employees across 100 countries, we transform healthcare by delivering better outcomes for providers and patients.

rockwell automationRockwell Automation is interested in innovation relative to its core mission of industrial automation and information.  The Wisconsin Technology Council Tech Summit offers an opportunity to meet a variety of emerging companies and organizations geographically local to major RA operations.  Potential collaboration offers access and quick integration of new inorganic technologies/concepts. We are interested in meeting with companies working on technologies which would enhance our offerings in the Industrial Internet of Things, Data Analytics/Machine Learning, Functional Safety, Cyber Security, AR/VR, wearables and mobility.

TASC, the nation’s leading privately-held administrator of employee benefits, is transforming the way benefits administration is viewed through technology and innovations. We invest in promising startup companies and spearhead pilot projects where TASC can serve as a partner or customer. Our interests include HRTech, FinTech, InsureTech, and AI.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 135,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities.  We are interested in meeting with companies with innovative technologies in the areas of HVAC, building controls, fire, security, life safety, and energy storage.

Foxconn Technology Group is a global leader in TFT-LCD technologies and advanced manufacturing. In Wisconsin, Foxconn’s aim is to create and foster an 8k/5g ecosystem, which would entail working with partners to develop products and applications across sectors as diverse as health care, mobile communications, autonomous vehicles, education and entertainment. As it prepares for its manufacturing facility in Racine County, Foxconn’s technology interests include healthcare imaging, digital health, data processing, storage and analytics.