Chicago Finance, Operations & IT Leaders Dinner

April 30th, 2019 • The Tortoise Supper Club

SINC invites you to the upcoming Finance, Operations and IT Leaders Dinner in Chicago on April 30th, 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 business community across the converging lines of business including Finance, Procurement, IT & Operations functions for an open discussion on progressing the development of the se relationships and ensuring greater cross function collaboration for your enterprises all while enjoying delicious food and wine.

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Arrivals (Refreshments available)


Session Begins


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

Speaker: Rohit Ravindran – Managing Director, KPMG LLP

Moderator: Robert (Rob) Strickland – CEO and Founder – M37 Ventures

Companies need agile business functions built on modern cloud ERP and connected enterprise concepts to enable growth. KPMG LLP. Powered Enterprise, enabled by Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, accelerates business transformation with an integrated approach. KPMG’s business strategy fueled by business process and technology accelerators enables rapid adoption of modern cloud ERP features and functions. This allows for seamless integration with your existing applications, resulting in agile organizations, without the burden of long implementation timelines. 

Powered Enterprise delivers pre-built business process, rules, and leading practices to help clients accelerate implementations, gain business insights with access to reporting and analytics to make far sighted strategic decisions. Clients experience rapid value to their business – across finance, supply chain, manufacturing, operations, human resources etc. The bottom line is faster implementations, user adoption, and time to value – while reducing costs and risk

What’s different about the KPMG LLP. & Microsoft approach?  Together, KPMG LLP. & Microsoft offer a seamless client experience across Dynamics 365, Office 365 and Azure clouds. Join Rohit Ravindran, Managing Director, KPMG LLP and Microsoft, as they highlight KPMG’s and Microsoft’s unique approach in this rapidly evolving arena. 


Dinner Service by The Tortoise Supper Club



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Rohit Ravindran – Managing Director, KPMG LLP

Robert (Rob) Strickland – CEO and Founder – M37 Ventures

M37 Ventures (dba Strickland Consulting) is a next-generation Management Consulting & Business Solutions Company that helps domestic and international organizations understand and harness the power of technology to propel their business and brand today, and well into the future. Additionally, Strickland provides services to several international companies as well as several large US-based brands. 

Rob Strickland presently is the founder and CEO of M37 Ventures, an advisory and consulting firm. Rob recently served as Chief Technical Officer for Leap Wireless/Cricket, which sold to AT&T in early 2014. Over his career Rob also served as Senior Vice President and CIO at T-Mobile USA from 2006-2010. He also held the position of CIO for Echostar/Dish network, Continental Cablevision and CTO for Landmark Communications (former owner of the Weather Channel).  Early in his career he worked at Apple (5 years), Harvard Business School, Stratus Computers and Honeywell International.  After the sale of Continental to US West, Strickland led several small VC backed start-ups in the mid-Atlantic states.

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.