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IT Leadership Spotlight - Alex Rodriguez, CIO & VP, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Historically, Greater Cincinnati’s hardworking and humble IT professionals have kept their boasting to a minimum, despite having nurtured innovation and implemented the best technology in significant ways. Now, however, it’s time to honor those achievements for the rest of the world to see and hear. It’s time for the era of the IT executive.

Shaun Smith, Senior VP and CIO at Phillips Edison

Do you see any trade-off between innovation and standardization?

Jude Schramm, CIO at GE Aviation

To what extent does our recreational use of technology drive innovation in business? Is business taking the lead or lagging behind?

Startup Spotlight: Sense Diagnostics, LLC

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

John Kellington, Senior VP and CIO at The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

To what extent does our recreational use of technology drive innovation in business? Is business taking the lead or lagging behind?

Startup Spotlight: RiskAware

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Tracy Ruberg, President at The Circuit

Do you view business as a customer or a partner of IT?

Your 3PL and Technology: Why IT is Essential

Since the dawn of time, we’ve had a need to move this from here to there. From horse and buggy to drone, logistics has carried this trend forward.

IT Leadership Spotlight - Rod Robinson, Founder & CEO, ConnXus, Inc.

Historically, Greater Cincinnati’s hardworking and humble IT professionals have kept their boasting to a minimum, despite having nurtured innovation and implemented the best technology in significant ways. Now, however, it’s time to honor those achievements for the rest of the world to see and hear. It’s time for the era of the IT executive.

Talent: Kamellia Smith Moved to Per Scholas

Kamellia Smith has been hired as the Associate of Admissions.

Scott Herrmann, VP of Information Systems & Technology at Sheakley

How do you scale IT projects for faster delivery?

The Insider by comSpark

Donnie Slavens, Vice President and Infrastructure Manager at First Financial Bank

Do you see any trade-off between innovation and standardization? Can you give me an example?

Startup Spotlight: Precision Pro Golf

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Startup Spotlight: Physi

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Jude Schramm, CIO at GE Aviation

Do you view business as a customer or a partner of IT?

IT Leadership Spotlight - Cheryl Reynolds, VP - IT, The Drees Company

Historically, Greater Cincinnati’s hardworking and humble IT professionals have kept their boasting to a minimum, despite having nurtured innovation and implemented the best technology in significant ways. Now, however, it’s time to honor those achievements for the rest of the world to see and hear. It’s time for the era of the IT executive.

Tracy Ruberg, President at The Circuit

How do you determine whether or not an idea is worth pursuing?

Phil Norris, CIO at Business Backer

Do you view business as a customer or a partner of IT?

Startup Spotlight: OurWorld MD

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Startup Spotlight: MedaCheck

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Becky Sykes, SVP, Resource Manager and CIO at Mercy Health

What are the top 2 challenges facing IT organizations this year? What are the top 2 opportunities?

IT Leadership Spotlight - Sandy Piscitello, VP of Operations, Triplefin

Historically, Greater Cincinnati’s hardworking and humble IT professionals have kept their boasting to a minimum, despite having nurtured innovation and implemented the best technology in significant ways. Now, however, it’s time to honor those achievements for the rest of the world to see and hear. It’s time for the era of the IT executive.

Oracle and CommitDBA Help DMAX Achieve Superior Manufacturing Performance and Reliability

Hightowers Petroleum Co.

How do you ensure that IT line managers are involved in strategic IT planning?

Startup Spotlight: Losant

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Startup Spotlight: Kevin's List

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Tim Ferguson, CIO at Northern Kentucky University

How do you stay abreast of what your competitors are doing in the IT space?

IT Leadership Spotlight - Tim McMahon, CIO, Apex Supply Chain Technologies, LLC

Historically, Greater Cincinnati’s hardworking and humble IT professionals have kept their boasting to a minimum, despite having nurtured innovation and implemented the best technology in significant ways. Now, however, it’s time to honor those achievements for the rest of the world to see and hear. It’s time for the era of the IT executive.

Chandra Venkataramani, CIO at Convergys

How does IT in your organization help make operations more efficient?

Glenn Warden, CIO and Principal at Bahl & Gaynor

How do you stay abreast of what your competitors are doing in the IT space?

Startup Spotlight: Hive

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Startup Spotlight: HDHK, LLC

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Philip Woods, VP IT and CISO at Sbarro

To what extent does our recreational use of technology drive innovation in business? Is business taking the lead or lagging behind?

Tracy Ruberg, President at The Circuit

To what extent does our recreational use of technology drive innovation in business? Is business taking the lead or lagging behind?

IT Leadership Spotlight - Robin McKeehan, IT Director, City of Mason

Historically, Greater Cincinnati’s hardworking and humble IT professionals have kept their boasting to a minimum, despite having nurtured innovation and implemented the best technology in significant ways. Now, however, it’s time to honor those achievements for the rest of the world to see and hear. It’s time for the era of the IT executive.

Becky Sykes, SVP, Resource Manager and CIO at Mercy Health

Do you see any trade-off between innovation and standardization? Can you give me an example?  

Juanene Wong, CIO at Dinsmore & Shohl

How do you ensure that IT line managers are involved in strategic IT planning? 

Startup Spotlight: Hapzing

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Startup Spotlight: Green Forward Technologies, LLC

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Nelson Vincent, VP of Information Technology and CIO at UC

To what extent does our recreational use of technology drive innovation in business? Is business taking the lead or lagging behind?

IT Leadership Spotlight - Craig Keller, IT Director, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Historically, Greater Cincinnati’s hardworking and humble IT professionals have kept their boasting to a minimum, despite having nurtured innovation and implemented the best technology in significant ways. Now, however, it’s time to honor those achievements for the rest of the world to see and hear. It’s time for the era of the IT executive.

Brian Campbell, IT Director at Loth

Donnie Slavens, Vice President and Infrastructure Manager at First Financial Bank

What are the top 2 challenges facing IT organizations this year? What are the top 2 opportunities?

Annette Marksberry, Associate Vice President Innovation & Partnerships at University of Cincinnati

What are the top 2 challenges facing IT organizations this year? What are the top 2 opportunities? 

Venue Release Party

Startup Spotlight: Global to Local Language Solutions

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

3 Ways to Secure Your Organization for 2017

In 2016, a Newtonian approach to security emerged, firmly planting the third law of motion into the cyber security space: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Many predictions about the technology industry made by cybersecurity thought leaders came to fruition in the past year. There’s an overwhelming sense of déjà vu for industries grappling with repeated threats from years prior. This coming year is poised to bring more déjà vu, in addition to some new rising trends.

Startup Spotlight: Glance Software, LLC

Startups in Cincinnati are comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, and big companies dedicated to fostering new ideas and new business.

Zhen Tao, CIO at Paycor

How do you stay abreast of what your competitors are doing in the IT space?

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comSpark Innovation Tech Midwest Summit Promotional Video 2018

comSpark Innovation Tech Summit

Added: 2018-02-23

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Host Committee

Stacey Browning

President
Paycor

Steve Brunker

CIO
LSI Industries

Jude Schramm

CIO
Fifth Third Bank

John Kellington

Senior VP and CIO
The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Jason Skidmore

CEO/Partner
Vernovis

Sarah Trimble-Oliver

CIO
Cincinnati Public Schools

David Goodwin

Managing Partner
ATC

Nelson Vincent

VP of Information Technology and CIO
UC

Chandra Venkataramani

CIO
Convergys