Chicago Executive Dinner: Powering Business Transformation with AI

June 4th, 2019 • The Tortoise Supper Club

SINC invites you to the upcoming Chicago IT Leaders Dinner on June 4th, 2019 at The Tortoise Supper Club located at 350 North State Street Chicago, Illinois 60654.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Chicago technology community, all while enjoying education, open discussion on progressing strategy and delicious food and wine.

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Arrival (Refreshments available)

Session Begins

The session leader will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key take aways from the guided interactive conversation and dinner discussion.

Open Forum Discussion 

Speakers –

Jon Herstein, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

Michael McCabe, Vice President Worldwide Go-to-Market, IBM Partnership

Unlocking Content with AI to Power Business Transformation

Most CIOs today understand that digital transformation initiatives can help streamline business process, boost efficiency, increase competitiveness, and, broadly, help them become disruptive organizations over the long term. However, many pacesetting companies are struggling to manage the exponential explosion of 80% unstructured data, as well as the heightened compliance and security demands associated with starting their AI journey.

Fortunately, new solutions that tap artificial intelligence (AI) are able to extract ‘hidden’ insights from unstructured data that is unique to your business, while also helping to automate many of the labor intensive processes used to classify, organize, and analyze unstructured content.

Until recently, simply locating unstructured data has been a source of great frustration for managers and employees alike. Taking the next steps to analyze or leverage this unstructured data into gain competitive advantage has proven even more challenging.

Now, a combination of sophisticated Cloud Content Management services and cutting-edge AI technologies from Box and IBM is unlocking the untapped potential of unstructured data enhancing your operations, predicting outcomes and automating decisions. IBM and Box are reimagining business processes; AI infused customer onboarding processes, improved employee productivity, contract lifecycle management and digital claims processing are just examples of how AI can enhance your business and drive differentiation.  The resulting benefits are already beginning to complement and supercharge the many digital transformation efforts already underway.

Dinner service by The Tortoise Supper Club


Register to Attend

The Tortoise Supper Club is a metropolitan Supper Club serving steaks, chops, and fresh seafood from our scratch kitchen. Family-owned in the heart of River North. 

All around Tortoise Supper Club, you will find art and artifacts with Chicago stories, including many items from our family archives. In our foyer, you will find the mahogany wood from the original Pump Room. There are two ballot boxes that were used for Chicago mayoral elections from the 1920s through the 1950s. Raoul Varin Prints offer a bird’s-eye view of Chicago landscape during the 1880s. You will also find an 1880s pencil sketch of Andrew McNally. McNally was a great Chicagoan, and one of the founders of the Rand McNally Atlas company.


 Jon Herstein, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

Jon Herstein is Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Box. In his role, Jon guides the client services, technical support, consulting and implementation teams, ensuring Box is a trusted advisor for its customers to power their digital workplace, drive digital business transformation and enable a successful Box deployment. Previously, Jon worked with some of the biggest names in tech, including Accenture, Informatica and most recently NetSuite, where he served as Vice President of Professional Services for North America and EMEA.

Michael McCabe, Vice President Worldwide Go-to-Market, IBM Partnership

Michael McCabe is Vice President of Go-to-market for the IBM partnership at Box.  Michael drives the global relationship with IBM across sales, enablement, marketing and customer success leading a team across these disciplines at Box.  He is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of success for high-growth, very large and start-up organizations including VMware and IBM.  In his time at Box, Michael ran National Partner Sales in North America before becoming the sales alliance manager for the IBM partnership.

Michael holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from the Quinnipiac University School of Law.  He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and three children.

Erik Didriksen, Program Director, Offering Management | IBM Watson 

Erik joined IBM Watson in 2015 and has launched several products to market within the Watson portfolio.  With deep industry experience in Customer Analytics, Marketing and Customer Experience Management, he’s led change from within both the Insurance and Banking Industries.