TecNation: Chicago

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TechNation will engage the public about the positive personal aspects of data collection, how it is transforming people’s lives, and how they are empowered to use data to make life easier. As technology and data expand its impact on every sector of the economy, companies require a nimble partner that can keep pace and compete with the critics.

August 15, 2019

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Central Daylight Time


222 W Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL


9:00 – 9:15 AM – Welcoming Remarks

  • Todd Maisch, President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

9:15 – 10:15 AM The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA): The Recent Explosion of Lawsuits in Illinois and How Businesses Can Reduce Legal Risk

  • Kate Deal, Partner, Akin Gump
  • Michelle Reed, Partner, Akin Gump
  • Nathan Olson, Partner, Akin Gump
  • Jay Edelson, Founder and CEO, Edelson PC

10:15 – 10:30 AMHow Illinois Leaders are Closing the Skills Gap

  • Hon. Ann Gillespie, State Senator  

10:30 – 11: 00 AMThe Future is Physical: How IT Infrastructure is Tomorrow’s Most Vital Technology

  • Jamie Ponce, Director, City Tech Collaborative 
  • Brad Lane, IoT Smart Cities, AT&T 
  • Angie Fry, Associate General Counsel, Verizon 

11:00 – 11:30 AMHow Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Workplace

  • Dr. Lindsey Zuloaga, Director of Data Science, Hire Vue 
  • Matei Stroila, Director ML& AI Engineering, HERE

11:30 – 11:40 AMCannabis and Technology in a Post-Prohibition Illinois

  • Peter Gigante, Head of Policy Research, Eaze

11:40 – 12:00 AMThe Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation 

  • Candace Ranglin, Esq., Kabbage 

12:00 – 1:00 AMNetworking Reception


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