Major firms in sectors that include manufacturing, information technology, financial services, construction, automation, consumer products, food, health care, life sciences, design and engineered products will be on hand at the March 20 Wisconsin Tech Summit in Green Bay to meet with selected emerging companies.
Emerging companies must apply online by the end of Feb. 27 to be eligible for selection.
Here are summaries on the major firms that will engage in 15-minute “speed dates” in Green Bay’s Lambeau Field; the meetings are intended to introduce research, supply chain, investment and other strategic partnership ideas in a one-on-one setting.
Green Bay Packers president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy will speak mid-day.
Advocate Aurora Research Institute is a not-for-profit arm of Advocate Aurora Health dedicated to translational and clinical research. The institute consolidates research initiatives across the health system. It is looking to collaborate with companies focusing on medical devices and diagnostics, drug development, clinical trials, bio specimen services and data analytics/AI.
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/analytics lab and a corporate venture capital fund, American Family Ventures. The venture fund focuses on category-leading companies in three broad areas: insurance innovation; connectivity or Internet of Things; and analytics.
Baker Tilly is a top 10 advisory, tax and assurance firm that operates in the United States and in many global financial centers. Baker Tilly combines strategic industry insight and advanced technical expertise to uncover and solve digital transformation challenges.
CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Targeted industries include financial services, government, manufacturing, retail and distribution (including consumer services, transportation and logistics), communications and utilities (including energy and media), and health (including life sciences).
Exact Sciences is a leading provider of cancer screening and diagnostic tests. It is building on the success of its Cologuard and Oncotype DX products by investing in its product pipeline to take on some of the deadliest cancers and improve patient care. Exact Sciences unites visionary collaborators to help advance the fight against cancer.
Findorff is a leading Midwest builder. It serves the community by growing alongside the industries in which it works, including science and technology, healthcare, education, corporate, and residential. Findorff invests in its people and innovative construction technologies to deliver projects with reliability, certainty, and speed-to-market precision.
Google is a multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. It is the world’s largest search engine, as well as the most visited website in the world. It is hoping to collaborate with companies that are looking to take advantage of cloud scale and artificial intelligence.
J.P. Morgan offers financial service solutions to clients in 100-plus countries. Its commercial banking team works with Technology and Disruptive Commerce companies, focusing on early-to-late stage tech companies as well as fast-growing Consumer Products firms. It would like to meet with companies needing a robust banking platform to support scalability.
Kimberly-Clark and its trusted brands are part of life for people in more than 175 countries. It creates products that help individuals experience more of what’s important to them. Kimberly-Clark uses sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, builds stronger communities, and ensures our business thrives for decades to come.
Kwik Trip is a family-owned company that serves customers with more than 800 convenient, clean retail convenience stores. It produces more than 80% of the products featured in the stores supplied by its own commissary, bakery, dairy and distribution center located in La Crosse, Wis.
OEM Fabricators Inc. manufactures complex, high performance, custom components used in transportation, construction, medical, infrastructure, mining, energy and agriculture industries. It provides turnkey solutions for growing companies looking for one-stop shop convenience. Its team of 270 specializes in engineering, fabrication, welding, machining, finish and assembly.
Oshkosh Corporation is an industrial technology company that designs, develops and builds some of the world’s toughest, most durable specialty vehicles and equipment. It also has an evolving tech strategy focused on electrification, autonomy and active safety, intelligent connected products, advanced analytics and digital manufacturing, which enables it to deliver innovative solutions across industries it serves.
Promega is a life sciences company that addresses a variety of markets. It is well known as a supplier of advanced research reagents and instrumentation for the academic, pharmaceutical, and biotech segments. It will attend the Tech Summit to identify companies that may want to collaborate with Promega in commercializing advanced tech or who have services it can utilize.
Rockwell Automation is interested in innovation relative to its core mission of industrial automation and information. Potential collaboration offers access and quick integration of new inorganic technologies/concepts. It will meet with companies working on technologies which would enhance RA offerings in the industrial Internet of Things, data analytics/machine learning, functional safety, cybersecurity, AR/VR, sensing, wearables and mobility.
RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. Its clients are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and it is focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.
Schreiber Foods strives to do good through food every day. Based in North America, it is a customer-brand leader in cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese, beverages and yogurt. Its more than 9,000 employees and presence on five continents enable the company to be an essential ingredient in its customers’ success.
Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering has made major investments in learning and technology help its design professionals flourish. The firm can design what matters on projects for a diverse set of clients, from industrial to technology to education to government to healthcare. As a full-service consulting firm, Shive-Hattery goes beyond traditional design. It’s more than just a one-time transaction; we cultivate relationships.
TitletownTech builds and funds early-stage high-growth businesses. A partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft, Titletown creates solutions, build startups, and invest in entrepreneurs across six verticals: sports, media and entertainment; digital health, agriculture; water and environment; construction and advanced manufacturing tech; supply chain tech and cross industry tech. Its regional industry strengths amplify startup success by providing access to expertise, customers, mentors, talent and capital to its portfolio companies.
Visit wistechsummit.com for more information on the event, the application process, registration and sponsorship opportunities.