Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference

Wisconsin's Premier Thought Leadership Event

Monona Terrace, Madison, WI (Google map)

Oct. 4, 2012, 8:30–4:45


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Next year's conference to be held on October 1, 2013!

On October 4 more than 660 marketing, IT and supply chain professionals gathered
for Wisconsin's premier thought-leadership event.

Erica Gruen is a renowned brand builder, marketer and digital-media thought leader. A principal with Quantum Media, Erica focuses on branding, marketing, digital media and advertising strategy for many of the world's largest companies. She is former President/CEO of The Food Network and, the #1 site for food. As SVP and chief
new-media strategist of Saatchi & Saatchi during the 1990s, she launched the advertising giant's digital-marketing group, one of Madison Avenue's first. She holds an MS in educational psychology from UW-Madison and a BA with honors from University of Michigan. She will deliver the plenary keynote address and receive the UW E-Business Institute 2012 Distinguished Fellow Award.

Dr. Raj Veeramani is Robert Ratner Chair Professor at UW-Madison and Executive Director of the UW E-Business Consortium, the UW E-Business Institute, and the UW RFID Lab. He holds a dual appointment in the university's College of Engineering and Wisconsin School of Business. His expertise spans e-business strategy, supply chain management, IT business alignment and building customer-centered organizations. His work has embodied collaboration with companies in many industries, helping them develop e-business strategies and implementation roadmaps. He received his PhD and MS degrees in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a BS in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Marketing & Customer Experience Track

Lisa Bacus
EVP, Marketing
American Family Insurance

Michele Bedard
VP, Marketing

Ken Burke
Founder & Executive Chairman

Alfredo Muccino
Chief Creative Officer
Liquid Agency

Jim Schuh
Global Digital Marketing Manager

Scott Stratten

Telisa Yancy
Director, Advertising, Brand & Media
American Family Insurance

Information Technology Track

Dave Cotteleer
Chief Information Officer

Robert E. Kress
Executive Director, Global IT Audit

Brent Leland
Chief Information Officer

Jeanne Moreno
Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Peter Robinson
Director, Continuous Improvement
W.W. Grainger

Panel Discussion on Privacy & Security Issues in a Cloudy Environment
Panelists from American Family Insurance, Lands' End, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., and Johnson Controls.

Supply Chain Management Track

Tim Bailey
EVP Product Supply
SC Johnson

Debra Hofman
Managing VP

Sean Ketter
Sr. Director, Global Procurement and Supply Chain Group
Oshkosh Corporation

John Phillips
SVP, Customer Supply Chain & Logistics

Steve Shelley
SVP, Supply Chain Management
Schreiber Foods

David Simchi-Levi
Professor, Engineering Systems
MIT Supply Chain Management

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