General registration is open for the 2019 Wisconsin Tech Summit, to be held Monday, March 18, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.
People who register will be able to join representatives of about 80 major and vetted emerging companies for a day that will feature general sessions on a mix of topics of interest to companies in Wisconsin’s tech sectors.
The event will feature about 230 “speed dating” strategic conversations between major and emerging firms. While these strategic meetings are “closed door,” there are many other opportunities for general admission attendees. Click here to register.
Students and returning veterans may also register for a substantially discounted rate.
A series of “Office Hours” will run throughout the day and are open for all attendees. Topics in chronological order are:
- Building your empire: Five steps to attracting and evaluating talent;
- TitletownTech: An overview;
- LinkedIn strategies all entrepreneurs should leverage to optimize results;
- Fueling innovation: Programs designed to help early-stage businesses succeed;
- Venture investing in Wisconsin;
- How to tap America’s Seed Fund for your new tech innovation and;
- TitletownTech: Opportunities.
The 21 participating major firms are Accuray, Associated Bank, AT&T, Advocate Aurora Health, Aurora Research Institute, CGI, Dedicated Computing, Exact Sciences, Foxconn, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, Marshfield Clinic Health Systems, Microsoft, Northwestern Mutual, Promega, Rockwell Automation, Schneider, UW Health, Versiti, WEA Trust and WIPFLi. Summit objectives for each of the major firms are summarized here.
Other features of the event will include:
- An event overview and opening discussion to help set the stage for emerging companies by allowing major companies an opportunity to talk generally about their goals, needs and emerging markets.
- Welcoming remarks from U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., who represents the 8th Congressional District in northeast Wisconsin and serves on committees that touch the tech sector.
- A healthcare “reverse pitch” to better inform emerging healthcare companies of what healthcare providers need. Executives from Aurora Healthcare, Marshfield Clinic Health System and UW Health will talk about their innovation portfolios during a session following lunch in the Lambeau Atrium. The session is produced by the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum and sponsored by Concordia University;
- Two tour sessions before the reception will take attendees through the players’ tunnel and on to the apron of the playing field. Sponsored by Findorff, the tour will feature trivia and other history of the Green Bay Packers’ home;
- Plenty of networking opportunities;
- A continental breakfast, quick buffet lunch and on-site reception.
Sponsors thus far include American Family Insurance, American Transmission Company, AT&T, AVI Systems, Axis Communications, Baird Capital, BDO, BloodCenter of Wisconsin/Versiti, Burish Group at UBS Financial Services, Camera Corner Connecting Point, CGI, Concordia University, Cupertino Electric, Dedicated Computing, Enbridge, Exact Sciences, Findorff, Flad Architects, Foxconn, GE Healthcare, goVirtualOffice, Greater Green Bay Chamber, Green Bay Packers, Herzing University, Husch Blackwell, IBM, Marshfield Clinic Health System, MOD Media, Northwestern Mutual, Novo Group, OneNeck IT Solutions, Rockwell Automation, RSM US, ScaleFactor, Tanium, UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement, UWM Research Foundation, von Briesen & Roper, WEA Trust, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.,WIPFLi and Zendesk.
Visit wistechsummit.com for more information on the event.