Chicago IT Leaders Dinner

September 26th, 2019 • Boka

SINC invites you to the upcoming IT Leaders Dinner in Chicago on September 26th, 2019 at Boka, which is located at 1729 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60614.

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

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Registration and welcome drinks


Session Begins

Introduction (10 minutes)
The peer executive will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key take aways from the guided interactive conversation and dinner discussion.

Guided Interactive Conversation (35 minutes)


Fuze Communications Index: Trends and best practices from millions of calls, meetings and chats

Do you know the best way to get in contact with your team, especially if it spans multiple generations? What about which modes of communications are most effective? When is it the right time for a video call versus chat? These questions and more will be answered in this session from Fuze. We will share brand new data insights detailed in the Fuze Communications Index. This report analyses millions of phone calls, meetings, and chat activity to uncover interesting trends and best practices. 

Open Forum Discussion (45 minutes)

The discussion will be based on the list of challenges, problems discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with possible suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the Executive IT level. We will also touch on a variety of other topics.


Dinner Service by Boka



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Dean Holmes, Product Evangelist at Fuze

Dean has over 22 years of experience selling and marketing in the Unified Communications space. He spent 7 years in Seattle cutting his teeth selling PBX and Contact Center technology for a value added reseller. Starting with traditional providers such as Avaya, Toshiba, and Siemens and quickly morphed into the early days of IP telephony and non-traditional contact centers such as Interactive Intelligence, Cisco, 3Com, and Vertical Networks.

Moving to the Bay Area 15 years ago, Dean expanded his focus on the contact center, customer experience, and the early adoption on UCaaS and CCaaS platforms. For the past 5 years, Dean has been working at Fuze, working with Product, Marketing, and Sales to help educate prospects and customers on the benefits of UCaaS and Fuze’s role in the enterprise market.


Over the past 15 years Boka Restaurant has become one of Chicago’s most beloved restaurants. Chef Lee Wolen’s seasonal American food is framed by Simeone Deary’s timeless design located in the heart of Lincoln Park.

Boka originally opened in 2003, and was the first Boka Restaurant Group property for owners Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz. The restaurant became the foundation for the company: An alchemy of great design, warm hospitality, and amazing Chefs. The restaurants rich history includes 7 consecutive Michelin Stars.