MAJOR FIRMS

March 18, 2019 - Lambeau Field in Green Bay

The following major companies will host 15-minute strategic meetings with selected emerging companies during the 2019 Tech Summit. Read their corporate summaries to understand their interest in meeting with emerging companies! More companies may be announced.
Major firm participants should reach out to Laura Kaiser to get registered. laura@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com

ACCURAY
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. We are on the lookout for innovative ideas and products in hardware, software, robotics, and system analytics.

ADVOCATE AURORA HEALTH 
Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 team members, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies, and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics.  

ASSOCIATED BANK
Advancements in financial services technology has continued to accelerate at a rapid pace. Individuals expect the ability to immediately execute on all of their banking needs through mobile and electronic channels. Associated Bank’s 230+ IT colleagues are constantly engaged with finding new internal and external solutions to enhance our customer and colleague experiences. Associated Bank continues to advance our technical capabilities and product offerings by looking for creative new partners and funding new internal innovation through a variety of means. Growing our colleague skillsets, creating an exciting workplace and finding the best Fintech partners is critical to our technological success.

AT&T
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.

AURORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Aurora Research Institute is a not-for-profit, limited liability company of Aurora Health Care. Aurora has emerged as a national destination for patient-centered bench, translational and clinical research, and Aurora Research Institute unifies the innovative research efforts throughout the health system. Aurora researchers focus on rapidly translating new discoveries from the scientist’s bench to the patient’s bedside and into the community we serve to improve options and outcomes that change not only the lives of individuals, but transform the health of populations. Our mission is helping people live well and we are looking to collaborate with companies focusing on medical devices & diagnostics, drug development, clinical trials, AI and data analytics in progressing our mission.

CGI 
With 74,000 professionals, CGI is one of the world’s largest IT and business process services providers.  We deliver services and solutions to 7 of the top 10 global insurers, 2,000 government clients in 15 countries, 250 utility clients, 700+ manufacturing clients and 15 of the top 20 global banks.  We have 175+ IP solutions, and also work with partners to make our customers successful.  We are especially interested in collaborating with those that bring deep knowledge of advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud native, cybersecurity, internet of things, video analytics, and other emerging technologies.

DEDICATED COMPUTING
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.

EXACT SCIENCES
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. We are interested in learning about emerging companies that bring new ideas in Healthcare IT, BioTechnology,  Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics/Distribution, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence.

FOXCONN
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.

GE HEALTHCARE
GE Healthcare is the $19 billion healthcare business of GE, and a leading provider of medical imaging equipment and diagnostics pharmaceuticals, clinical care solutions, and Biopharma products and solutions. 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. We are on a journey to deliver precision health and looking for ideas and partners that enable us in the areas of hardware, software, biotech, and harnessing data and analytics.

JOHNSON CONTROLS
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.

MARSHFIELD CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEMS
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.

MICROSOFT 
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft for Startups. Helping you to grow, build and connect. We are committing $500M over the next two years to offer joint sales engagements with startups, along with access to our technology, and new community spaces that promote collaboration across local and global ecosystems. Microsoft is especially focused on meeting with emerging companies in the areas of retails, advanced manufacturing, information technology, insurance, cybersecurity, supply chain, logistics and transportation.

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL 
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.

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION
Rockwell 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.

SCHNEIDER
Schneider is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services.  Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Final Mile, LTL, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, and Port Logistics.  A $4.9 billion company, Schneider has been delivering superior customer experiences and safely getting it done for over 80 years. Schneider is always interested in new and emerging ideas in the transportation and logistics space, as well companies that utilize automation and data science to help drive business outcomes.

UW HEALTH 
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond. UW Health partners with UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their aligned clinical, academic, and research missions. UW Health’s Innovation Hub was formed to commercialize innovations through partnerships, licensing, and the incubation of startup companies. UW Health is seeking partners to help identify and commercialize solutions which harness data and technology to advance patient care and transform the healthcare experience for the residents of Wisconsin and beyond.

VERSITI 
Versiti is a recognized leader in blood health innovation, translating scientific knowledge into clinical diagnostics and therapies. Over our 70-year history, we have grown to become largest independent blood center in the Midwest and provide services necessary for organ & tissue donation. We operate a network of diagnostic laboratories, provide clinical trial services and improve the lives of patients with blood disorders through our world-renown Blood Research Institute. We are interested in meeting emerging healthcare companies with technology or services that may benefit our patients, donors or hospital partners.

WEA TRUST
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 is past time that we treated it as such.  We partner with technology solutions that intuitively link those who need to know with decision-changing content.  WEA Trust has been providing health insurance to public employees since 1970, with administrative services for the health plan provided by NeuGen.

WIPFLi
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.