​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CEO Roundtable 2015 Schedule: 

About 60 total dinner mtgs + other events*: $550 Annual dues* ALL-inclusive

  • 10 monthly, catered, business-topic dinner mtgs, with wine, etc., usually every SECOND TUESDAY.  (No dinner meetings in July and August.)
  • +50 or so, additional, FREE "Members' Social-Networking" events*, and/or, FREE partnered, 3rd-party business conferences, and/or other events* throughout the year.
  • In 2015, and in each of the 2 previous years, the WAIVED, partnered-3rd-party, business conference fees totaled about $3,000 per Member.  ALL-inclusive, 2015 annual dues were just $550* and we aim to have just as robust a schedule in 2016, as we have in each of the past 3 years.  
  • 2016 SCHEDULE development is on-going and subject to change.  Annual dues for 2016 will be $599.


Jan. 7:  Wednesday, This is a NEW DATE  for our January mtg, at The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Moscow Auditorium, 230 S. LaSalle St.  The Becker Friedman Institute at UChicago, invited us to merge our previously scheduled Tues., Jan. 13, CEO dinner mtg with their Wed., Jan. 7, mtg. with UChicago, Nobel Laureate, Lars Peter Hansen, and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President, Charles "Chuck" Evans.  Schedule:  5:00 - 5:30 pm = Cocktails and heavy hors d' oeuvres reception (both before and after the mtg) 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Discussion, Q&A.  

"2015:  The Role and Impact of Monetary Policy in an Uncertain Economy"   

Q&A with ChicagoFederal Reserve Bank President.Charles Evans, and, the 2013 Nobel laureateLars Peter Hansen, Co-Dir, UChicago, Becker Friedman Institute.

Note:  COMP.open bar and hors d' oeuvres reception, before and after the meeting.

Mtg Details:  How has monetary policy helped in nurturing a sluggish recovery?  What expectations should we have for the role of monetary policy in 2015 and beyond?  How does the Federal Reserve confront or cope with uncertainty when designing and implementing monetary policy?  

Speaker:   Charles Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 

Speaker:  Lars Peter Hansen (Moderator) Dir & Co-chair, Becker Friedman Inst, UChicago, andNobel laureate (2013)http://bfi.uchicago.edu/people/lars-peter-hansen 

Questions & Cancellations:  Amy Boonstra, (773) 702.7307, Mng Dir, Programs & Outreach, Becker Friedman Institute.  


*Jan. 22, Thursday, 3:30 - 7:00 pm, includes a 6-7 pm Reception, COMP., at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St.  We have been invited by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Chicago Chapter to join them:

"The State of the Knowledge Process Outsourcing Industry – 1) who the players are, 2) how KPO contracting and vendor management are different than other forms of outsourcing, and 3) how companies are approaching KPO." 

COMP. Registration:  https://www.iaop.org/content/23/162/1141/  
This mtg of the IAOP Chicago Chapter is co-chaired by Accenture, Deloitte Consulting, DePaul U.,  Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Northern Trust, and AbbVie, held at Northern Trust Offices, 50 South La Salle Street Chicago, IL 60603.

Agenda:  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm: Registration
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm: Welcome, Introductions & IAOP Announcements – Bert Saxon, Vice President, Northern Trust, Co-Chair, Chicago Chapter
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: The State of the Knowledge Process Outsourcing Industry  – Jimit Arora , Everest Group
4:45 pm – 4:55 pm: Break
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm: Different ways to approach KPO in your company.   Compare and contrast two different strategies to tackle the KPO challenge within your company. Current case(s) study. – Atul Vashistha,  NEO Group
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm:  Review of topics from past chapter meetings and brainstorming session for future meetings – Jay Desai, AbbVie, Co-Chair, Chicago Chapter
6:00 pm – 6:05 pm:  Meeting Wrap-Up – Dwayne Prosko, Deloitte, Chapter Co-Chair
6:05 pm – 7:00 pm:  Reception Sponsored by Deloitte   
Have a question you'd like to submit in advance; you'll be able to include it when you register.


*Jan. 29, Thursday, 2:00 - 5:30 pm, includes a COMP. 4:45 - 5:30 pm, Networking cocktail reception, at The Sofitel Water Tower Hotel, 20 E. Chestnut St.:  We have been invited by Tableau Software and InterWorks to join them for: 

"Building a Data-Driven Organization - Data-driven Companies Outperform Competitors"

The era of data (big and small) has arrived, but most organizations are unprepared and are missing out on tremendous opportunities.  Join us on Thursday, January 29th for an exclusive event with recognized business intelligence expert and author Dan Murray. During this interactive discussion, we'll demonstrate how organizations can leverage data visualization to become truly data-driven.

COMP. Register:  http://www.tableausoftware.com/learn/events/building-data-driven-organization-chicago?utm_campaign=Territory%20Event%20-%20Data%20Driven%20Chicago&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elq=0e4e8c11842e4bebb5d1ef213d0aa57f


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Registration 
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM - Interactive Discussion
•Building a Data-Driven Organization - Dan Murray, Keynote
•Our Data-Driven Journey - KK Molugu, Retail Energy
•Tableau on Tableau: How Tableau leverages Tableau to be a data-driven organization
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Happy Hour & Networking 
Please register early as space is limited.


*Jan. 29, Thursday, 1:30 - 5:30 pm, includes a 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Networking / Cocktail Recptn, light Hors d' oeuveres:


"Drug Development Dynamics:  Discovery, Delivery, and Demand"

COMP.($20 conf. fee waived for CEO Roundtable Members),at Feinberg Conf. Ctr., Northwestern Mem. Hosp., 201 E. Huron St., Chicago.  HOSTED BY:  the HBS Healthcare Alumni Assn. in conjunction with the HBS Club of Chicago.  

Register by email to:  office@alumniservices.comCEO Roundtable Members requests to attend will be complimentary.
As of 2014, the global pharmaceutical market represents an estimated one trillion dollar industry that has improved the health and quality of life for all humans that have access to it.  In this half-day conference, we will explore the current approach that bio-pharmaceutical firms take in identifying what drug discoveries to develop, how influential hospitals and physicians help to test and deliver those drugs to patients that need them, and how existing financing mechanisms for the drug development process have established the value that societies place on these drugs.  We will also look at how changes in the political and economic environment of the US and the rest of the world will inform how the next generation of drugs are developed, delivered, and valued.
Parking: will be a validated parking option at the two closest garages to the hospital, specifically the garages at Huron, Superior and St. Clair (222 E. Huron) and Erie, Ontario, and Fairbanks (321 E. Erie).
Many thanks, with apologies for the late invitation from Bill Lear, Member of the CEO Roundtable, Vice Chairman, Athena Global Energy Solutions, Board of Directors, Harvard Business School Club of Chicago (HBSCC)


*Jan. 31, Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm,

Greater Chicago Food Depository: Re-packing Session & Luncheon with the GCFD Board Chairman, Pat Mulhern

The Wharton Club invites CEO Roundtable Members and Families for a re-packing session at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, followed by a private luncheon with Pat Mulhern, Chairman of the GCFD Board to learn more about GCFD and how to utilize one's talents in serving on Non for Profit Boards. 

Schedule: = 9:00 am - 11:45 am = Repacking Session; 11:45 am to 1:00 pm = Lunch & Discussion with Pat Mulhern, Chairman of the GCFD Board, and Behind the Scenes Tour Led by the Directors of GCFD   
Location:  Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W. Ann Lurie Pl., Chicago, IL 60632; 
Questions:  Paula Cacossa PCacossa@gmail.com;  C: (630) 908-7415.  Click Here to Create a Profile and Register!    


*Feb. 3:  Tues., 12:00 - 1:30 pm,COMP.Presentation & Luncheon,HOSTED by Bernstein Global Wealth Management, 227 W. Monroe St., 59th fl, THANKS to Clare Golla,Clare.Golla@Bernstein.com, (312) 696-7899 / (312) 696-7899

"Selling a Business:  Specific Applications and Issues"

For decades, transferring discounted interests to younger generations in advance of a sale of the family business has been a successful strategy. But with the transfer tax exclusion now “permanently” higher, the transfer tax rate lower than many expected, and income tax rates creeping upward, could the best wealth transfer strategy for your client be no transfer at all? What key factors should drive your recommendation?  Expert-Speaker Tom Pauloski will use Bernstein’s proprietary wealth forecasting model and the case-study method to test strategic alternatives in three different contexts that are becoming more frequent topics for discussion:
·        A young entrepreneur who is planning for a second liquidity event;
·        An older shareholder of a concentrated, low-basis position in a publicly TRADED STOCK who is facing an unwanted                realization event due to an offshore “inversion” transaction; and
·        A family that has recently completed a business sale and is now looking for ways to minimize future income taxes                and maximize family wealth going forward.

RSVP:  Please contact Dyan Roppolo at (312) 696-7835, or,RSVPchi@bernstein.com
SPKR:  Tom Pauloski, J.D., National Managing Director of Bernstein’s Wealth Planning and Analysis Group and a former estate planning attorney, will discuss how to advise business owners in the current environment.  Tom works with private clients and their advisors on wealth transfer strategies, focusing on tax-efficient wealth management and asset allocation decisions. Pauloski was appointed a National Managing Director in 2009. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, he was a partner in the trusts and estates dept at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago. Pauloski is on the faculty of the American Bankers Assn National Trust and National Graduate Trust schools; he has also been an adjunct professor at Loyola U. Chicago School of Law and has taught estate planning classes at Northwestern U. Law School. Pauloski earned a BS in environmental engineering from Northwestern U. and a JD, magna cum laude, from Loyola U. Chicago, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Loyola Law Journal. He retired as a commander from the US Naval Reserve in 2003, with 21 years of combined active duty and reserve service.


Feb. 10:  Tues., regular monthly dinner mtg,HOSTED by our 2014 & 2015 GOLD Sponsor, Foley & Lardner,in their new, remodeled conf ctr, at 321 N. Clark St.:  

"The Brave New World Of Labor And Employment Laws:  What The Heck Is Happening Out There?"

Christopher Ward and Natasha Dorsey will lead an important discussion regarding significant changes in the labor and employment landscape, with client, Kevin Coen, HR Director, Hill-Rom - Chicago.  These two Foley & Lardner LLP top labor and employment law attorneys will bring you up to date on the latest developments affecting employers like Kevin, help you identify areas of potential concern for your business, and explore strategies to navigate these new challenges.  b
·         The privacy of employee and employer use of social media, etc.
·         Growing limitations and trap doors on conducting employee criminal background checks during the hiring process,           including changes arising under federal, state and even local law
·         The NLRB’s recent and very significant Purple Communications decision opening up employer email systems for                 use by unions to organize employee workforces
·         Other major decisions and rules from the NLRB that have greatly expanded employee rights and heavily favored               unions, including significantly shortening the time frame for an election after a union files a representation petition,           allowing employees to disparage their employer on social media in certain circumstances, and other significant                     expansions of employee rights affecting both unionized and non-unionized employers)
·         Increased scrutiny on the use of independent contractors and unpaid interns and the significant wage and hour             claims that often accompany that scrutiny
·         The growing trend of mandatory paid sick leave for employees
·         The EEOC’s aggressive litigation agenda seeking to rewrite the law to favor employees in the areas of pregnancy                 accommodation, employer use of separation agreements, and even employer offering of seemingly beneficial                       wellness programs

Register:  at the "THIS MONTH:  Register+Pay" page (= tab, upper left, this page)
Location: 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL  (SPECIAL location for this month!)
Questions: Please submit your advance questions for our speakers, to David Seno, our Host Partner, (414) 297-5555 (direct), or, DSeno@Foley.com 
Program:  5:30 pm-6:30 pm:  Dinner & Networking
                6:30 pm-8:00 pm:  Presentation and Q&A

Speaker:Christopher G. Ward,  Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, works out of Foley’s Chicago and Los Angeles offices and focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment matters.  Chris’ nationwide practice ranges from representing employers in wage and hour class action matters and Family and Medical Leave and traditional discrimination litigation before federal and state courts, to union avoidance and labor relations counseling and litigation before the National Labor Relations Board.  Chris regularly counsels businesses, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, on employment law compliance and routinely presents to employer audiences on developing areas of the law and the ever-changing challenges they present. Chris is also the editor of Foley’s Labor and Employment Perspectives blog, which publishes weekly articles on the latest developments in the nationwide labor and employment law landscape and the implications of those developments on employer practices.

Speaker: Natasha B. Dorsey, Special Counsel, Foley& Lardner LLP, works out of Foley’s Jacksonville office and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.  Natasha concentrates her practice on counseling clients on labor and employment compliance matters, and she routinely assists businesses with employment policy creation, review and revision.  Natasha has unique expertise on the broadly divergent restrictions in federal, state and local law on pre-employment inquiries, including background check limitations, Fair Credit Reporting Act requirements, and constraints on criminal history inquiries. In addition to regularly counseling clients in this area, she has presented to national audiences on these topics. Natasha also has civil litigation and counseling experience representing businesses in the areas of consumer protection and construction law and guiding these clients on the many ways their operational practices affect their employment policies.

Speaker: Kevin Coen, HR Director, Hill-Rom - Chicago, providing strategic HR support for approximately 1800 employees and three distinct business units located in both the U.S. and Canada. Prior to Hill-Rom, Kevin worked at Nestle for ten years providing HR field support for up to 1000 employees covering five states.  Kevin's experience in HR covers the spectrum of tactical HR support - union avoidance, recruiting, EEOC/DOL charges, etc..., to driving the strategic vision of the HR function.


*Feb. 17 & 18, Tues. & Wed.,COMP., $400 Conf. fee waived for Members, sponsored by:  McGuire Woods, and, McGladrey.

"12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference, at THE RITZ Carlton, Chicago."

COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATIONdetails will be sent to Members.
The full agenda is now available, please
click hereThe conference site is available here.  
Jeffrey Toobin is the KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER on Tuesday:

Jeffrey Toobin,CNN Senior Analyst & Best-Selling Author, A high-profile senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media and the law. With unparalleled journalistic skill, Toobin has provided analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time.

The healthcare and life science industries are in a period of dramatic change. Despite this change, successful private equity funds and lenders can still execute deals and achieve capital growth by implementing the right strategies in the right markets.

Join us at the premier two-day healthcare-focused investments conference as we continue to explore new ways to successfully close transactions and achieve growth. This year’s conference will again include presentations by companies seeking investment or financing.


*Mar. 07:  Sat., COMP., "Northwestern Univ. School of Law's Tenth Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conf."

Free for CEO Roundtable Members, cortesy of fellow Member, Esther Barron, Exec. Dir., Entrepreneurship Law Center, Northwestern U. School of Law, @ 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 60611; A forum to explore various legal issues that entrepreneurs face when considering new ventures.  Members of the CEO Roundtable are given a special registration code for FREE attendance.  This conf. got RAVE REVIEWS from Members in 2014!   esther-barron@law.northwestern.edu 


Mar. 10:  Tues., dinner mtg #254,HOSTED by:The President, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, and, The Provost, Dr. Stanley Wearden, of Columbia College Chicago, to beHELD at:  Columbia College, 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd flr., Stage Two,ARRANGED by:CEO Roundtable Member Peter Zhang, Professor, and Director of the Columbia College China Initiative.    

"How Mid-Size Companies Can Win in the Talent, Innovation, and Operations Wars - New Research on Winning Companies" -with Thomas A. Stewart, Exec. Dir. of the National Center for the Middle Market.  

A prominent management thought leader, he is the former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Harvard Business Review, and the author of two bestselling books, Intellectual Capital:  The New Wealth of Organizations, and, The Wealth of Knowledge.  
The challenge of fielding a great leadership team is greater in the middle market than it is anywhere else. Mid-sized companies stand face to face with the big guys every day—either as competitors or as suppliers and customers; they need a team every bit as good. How do you attract NBA players to a college gym? How do you keep them when others come poaching?  How do middle-market companies create a reputation—an employer brand—that allows them to compete with P&G and GE and Boeing for the best people? What weaknesses do they have to overcome—and what hidden strengths can they leverage?  Likewise, we'll see how middle market companies can effectively compete with innovation and operational effectiveness.
SPEAKER, Tom Stewart,will discuss these questions and more, calling on brand-new research conducted by the National Center for the Middle Market, the leading source of insights and data about America’s mid-sized companies.  Tom will discuss with us:
--the impact of a strong employer brand on profitability and growth
--how mid-sized companies can devise a brand and value proposition that is uniquely theirs
--what executives say motivates them to switch, or to turn down an offer
--how the best co.s turn perf mgmt into tool that drives co. perf and helps retain the best staff
--how the best companies are creating innovative work environments
--how the best companies are operating winning levels of operational efficiency
--and many other important insights

Location:  618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd flr., Stage 2.  (SPECIAL location for this mo.!) 
Questions:Please submit your advance questions to Tom Stewart, Exec. Dir. of the National Center for the Middle Market, W:  614-292-3158; C: 917-518-7863; or, Stewart.1490@osu.edu 
Program:  5:30 pm-6:30 pm:  Dinner & Networking
                6:30 pm-8:00 pm:  Presentation and Q&A

Speaker BIO: Thomas A. Stewart, Exec. Dir., Nat'l Ctr. for the Middle Market, a partnership between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and, GE Capital.  A prominent management thought leader, Tom is the former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Harvard Business Review, and the author of two bestselling books, Intellectual Capital:  The New Wealth of Organizations, and, The Wealth of Knowledge.  Tom is located at 252 Fisher Hall, 2100 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.
Parking:  Detailed into provided soon.
Register and/or Pay Annual Dues:  at "THIS MONTH: Register+Pay" tab  


*Mar. 19, Thur., 5:30 - 7:15 pm, at The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr. Chicago, in partnership with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 

Secretary Leon Panetta:  "Leadership in War and Peace" 

In 2009, Leon Panetta returned to public office to lead the CIA in America’s war against Al Qaeda—including the campaign that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. In the wake of bin Laden’s death, Panetta became the US Secretary of Defense, inheriting two wars in a time of austerity and painful choices for America’s military and national security. Panetta’s recently published “Worthy Fights: Leadership in War and Peace” covers these decisive moments in American history, in addition to others, from his lifetime of public service. Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Secretary Leon Panetta for a candid discussion with Council President Ivo Daalder on foreign policy in the Obama administration, the CIA’s controversial interrogation program, the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and the current challenges to American leadership abroad.
Secretary Panetta’s latest book, Worthy Fights: Leadership in War and Peace, will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Stall after the program.
Speakers:  The Honorable Leon Panetta, Former US Secretary of Defense; Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Ivo H. Daalder, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Date:  Thursday, March 19, 2015; TIME:  5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Loca:  The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Dr, Chicago, 60601; map  
Cost:  COMP for CEO Roundtable Members using special CODE emailed to them.  Registration closes March 18.
Register ASAP and see more detail: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/secretary-leon-panetta-leadership-war-and-peace#sthash.9GJabs35.dpuf 
Cost:  for Chicago Council on Global Affairs Members $10; Non-Members $20; 
The Honorable Leon Panetta, Former US Secretary of Defense; Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 
Leon Panetta served as Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013 and as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011. An Italian American and a Democrat, he was President Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1994, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993. He is the co-founder of the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, based at California State University, Monterey Bay.  
Ivo H. Daalder, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Ivo H. Daalder is president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Prior to joining the Council in July 2013, Daalder served as the Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for more than four years. Daalder also served on the National Security Council staff as director for European Affairs from 1995-97.  @IvoHDaalder 



*Mar. 26, Thurs., 11 am - 1:30 pm,COMP., West suburbs, at Morton's Steakhouse, 1751 Freedom Dr., Naperville, IL 60563; 

"Transform Your IT Strategy"

We are the guests of:  Joe Greenberg, Channel Sales Manager, Globalscape,http://www.globalscape.com/; at Morton's Steakhouse, 1751 Freedom Dr., Naperville, IL 60563;

Speaker: Chris Gordon – Logicalis, ITSM Managing Consultant: In today’s fast-paced market, companies just like yours are finding that pressure to do more with less, combined with demands for increased support, faster time to market, and the ability to change quickly, put IT in a continuous cycle of playing catch up, rather than building business value.  At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to explore how successful IT organizations are finding the right balance between a mix of internal resources, external resources, tools and processes to automate service delivery within IT.  Win an Apple iPad!  One lucky attendee will win an Apple iPad just for attending. 

*Mar. 26, Thurs., 3 - 6 pm,COMP.,Drinks, Appetizers, March Madness, Netwrkg, Prizes, at Moe's Cantina, 155 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654;

"Next Generation Storage Technology Seminar"

We are the personal guests of:  Guy Martino, Sr. Solutions Consultant, Windstream Hosted Solutions, 30 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 06060;guy.martino@windstream.com  After registering for the event, please send Guy an email, so he'll know to look for you there.   
REGISTER:  http://pages.windstreambusiness.com/2015-03-EMCVMAX-Chicago_Registration-Landing-Page.html?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRogvK7IZKXonjHpfsX86%2BsqWqWwlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4JSMJlI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLjEMaN61LgFXhE%3D
Windstream and EMC understand that agility and scalability are critical to the success of your business.  As a result, it's imperative that the performance of an application today, must have the ability to scale and adapt to the needs of your organization tomorrow.
JOIN Windstream and EMC for a presentation on the VMAX storage tiering solutions.  Following the presentation, join us for drinks, appetizers, and March Madness NCAA Basketabll.  ADDITIONALLY, register for our raffle to win one of many great giveaways including CUBS tickets, and iPad mini, a drone, and Moe's gift cards!


*Apr. 8, Wed., 11:30 am - 2:30 pm,  COMP.,at The Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton, Chicago.  

"Leverage the Power of Real-Time Budgeting and Analytics" Seminar Lunch, at The Drake Hotel

We are the guests of:  John Steffen,JSteffen@AdaptiveInsights.com, O: 847-382-6585; M: 847-610-0128;  After registering for the event, please send John Steffen an email, so he'll know to look for you there. 
Complex spreadsheets and systems can impede your ability to lead with true insights and diminishes your accuracy, efficiency and energy. There is a better way. Successful finance professionals are revolutionizing their organization’s FP&A and consolidation processes to ultimately free up time, resources and money.  You are invited to attend this complimentary luncheon where you will learn how to:  - Empower managers with self-service reporting & dashboards; - Cut errors and time spent in spreadsheets; - Free up resources by closing your books in half the time; - Improve goal attainment with rolling forecasts;

REGISTER:  http://www.adaptiveinsights.com/events/event-registration/event-registration/?utm_campaign=SMWK%20PROS%20NA%20Luncheon%20Chicago%20IL%20Email%20%232%20-%20040815&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&eventID=831&elq=49c7db077f9c411f906fe62f2330e6ef&elqCampaignId=2999&elqaid=8812&elqat=1&elqTrackId=7df79caac4b649008e91b671c296d313

*Apr. 8, Wed., 6 - 8 pm, COMP., Social - Networking, Food & Bev.at Parts & Labor Restaurant, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago:  OPEN HOUSE,Hosted by theCBOF, VEDC, UBS. 

"Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund (CBOF)"  


For venue info, call (773) 360-7840, or visit:  http://www.partsandlaborchicago.com/.  VEDC, a leading non-profit lender to small businesses, partnered with UBS to create the CBOF vehicle providing loans of $50,000 to $500,000 to qualified small businesses.  The effort is a component of UBS's Elevating Entrepreneurs program, the firm's flagship philanthropic initiative to provide small businesses with mentorship, access to capital and education.  For CBOF info, please contact Cynthia Ryan, CBOF, 200 E. Randolph St., Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601, CRyan@VEDC.org, or, 312-577-7587; or, Megan Mitchell, UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs Program Manager, at: elevating-entrepreneurs@ubs.com, or, 212-882-5694. 


*Apr. 9, Thurs., 5:30 - 7:15 pm, COMP, at The Westin Hotel, http://www.westinchicago.com/, 320 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654.

"Lord Mervyn King on the Global Financial Crisis"

Speaker:  Mervyn King, The Rt. Hon. The Lord King of Lothbury KG GBE, Former Governor of the Bank of England. Partnered event with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs:   
The global financial crisis fostered a rare unity of purpose in the US and UK—as policymakers, central bankers, and economists scrambled to preserve the viability of the international financial system. While the US and UK appear well-down the path to recovery, the lingering effects of the crisis—debt, slow growth, and unemployment—threaten to become the new normal for much of Europe and the developed world. With the immediate panic subsided, has the impetus for governments to pursue wider reforms receded? Are we returning to an age of complacency and too-big-to-fail? Do the structural flaws and imbalances that precipitated the last crisis contain the seeds of the next? Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Lord King, governor of the Bank of England in the depths of the crisis, for a discussion on the global financial crisis and the lessons for today’s global economy. 

REGISTER ASAP, (Members sent special code for FREE admission):  
Registration closes April 8.


*Apr. 12, Sun., 8 pm, COMP., SOCIAL - NETWORKING, Cocktails & Hors d’ oeuvres at “The ROOF on theWit Hotel,"  http://thewithotel.com/play/roof, 201 N. State St., Chicago, Invite from Guillermo Moreno, VP, Healthcare Solutions, Experis / Manpower Group, and, co-sponsored by Divurgent:  Please join your fellow Members, and Experis and Divurgent executives for an evening of fun & sophistication – summHIT ’15 – Bright Lights, Big City.  Prepare to experience food, drink and fun – with some of the best views in Chicago!  

REGISTER ASAP (by APRIL 1) to:  Jill.Kempka@ManpowerGroup.com   


Apr. 14, Tues., OUR USUAL Second Tuesday of the month dinner meeting is/was REPLACED this month bySEVEN other lunch and/or dinner events,i.e., 2 events on Wed., April 8; and 1 each on Thurs., April 9; Sun., April 12, Thurs., April 16, and Tues., April 28.


*Apr. 16, Thurs., 9 am - 3:45 pm,  COMP., with Silverpop, http://www.silverpop.com/an IBM Co., at Loews Chicago Hotel, http://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-downtown/  455 N. Park Dr. = S.E. corner, Columbus Dr. X Illinois St.

"Digital Marketing University" 

Please join your fellow Members for "Digital Marketing University," a free one-day deep dive into all aspects of digital marketing in which we'll show you how you to become even more awesome, bringing the customer journey to the center of your efforts – increasing effectiveness, encouraging customer loyalty and driving revenue. At this event you'll: 
- Drive More Engagement and Revenue: Discover new digital marketing strategies and tactics that drive more rewarding customer interactions and boost revenue. - Gain Technological Know-How: Learn how you can leverage the latest marketing automation technologies to deliver the right content, to the right person, in real time. - Learn from Real-World Scenarios: Hear success stories from marketers at the top of their industry and get the inside scoop on how they've flourished. - Develop a Plan for Success: Get ideas for creating a comprehensive road map for digital marketing success in the year ahead. 

REGISTER:  http://www.silverpop.com/dmu2015/chicago.html?spMailingID=10979230&spUserID=NjU2NTIyMTkS1&spJobID=501817823&spReportId=NTAxODE3ODIzS0


*Apr. 28, Tues., NOON - 6:00 pm, COMP., Compliments of Member, Dave Herbes, MotherG, I.T. Services:   http://www.motherg.com/

"Are You Ready For The Security Earthquake & 'Cloud' Storm Coming Your Way?"

LOCATION:  Dave & Buster's, 1155 N Swift Rd, Addison, IL 60101; 630-543-5151

MAP:  http://www.mapquest.com/us/illinois/restaurants-addison/dave-busters-7534152
AGENDA:  12:00 NOON -6:00 pm

12 - 1 pm  Lunch: MotherG Update
1:00-2:00  Laura Post, U.S. Secret Service Agent: Electronic Crimes & Cyber Security
2:00-2:45  Jason Lambert, Microsoft Cloud Tech Consltnt: "Cloud" Storm Businesses Are Headed Towards
15 minute break
3:00-4:00  Brad Farris, Principal Advisor, Anchor Mrktg: How to Grow Your Biz & Gen Leads in the Digital Age
4:00-6:00  Microsoft Device Bar, Reception, Snacks & Drinks
*Limited seating available, Register ASAP
REGISTER:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-reunion-event-are-you-ready-for-the-security-earthquake-cloud-storm-coming-your-way-tickets-16089171144
Our 3rd annual "Family Reunion" event is back & better than ever!
We'll have top experts discussing cyber security threats to your business, the cloud impact in the next couple years & how small businesses are growing by increasing their online presence.
Come grab lunch, learn from brilliant keynote speakers, and mingle with some exceptional peers during our happy hour! We'll even have a Microsoft device bar with the latest technology. We'd love to see you there!
Meet Our Keynote Speakers:
Brad Farris, Principal Advisor with Anchor Advisors
Brad will discuss how to grow your business and generate leads in the digital age. How has marketing changed in the digital age … and how has it stayed the same? We’ll explore some case studies to learn how leading edge businesses are finding their audience, demonstrating their expertise and winning new business today.
The best way to develop leads for any company is to be helpful. If people can see and experience what it would be like to work with you, if you demonstrate that you understand their issues and problems, they are more likely to trust you to solve those problems. But in the age of the internet the old standby marketing methods have become more complicated.
• How do we know where the audience is?
• How can we reach our audience?
• How do we attract the right audience to our website?
Jason Lambert, Cloud Technical Consultant for Microsoft
Jason will track the "cloud" storm that all businesses are headed towards. While some of us may still be trying to figure out what exactly "the cloud" is, Jason will shed light on the biggest topic in the tech industry.
• Why the cloud is a trend
• The reason businesses should want the cloud
• The impact of cloud in the next few years
Laura Post, United States Secret Service Agent
We don't have to tell you why Laura is an impressive keynote speaker...if we told you we might have to kill you (just kidding). Laura Post works in the Electronic Crimes Task Force and has years of experience analyzing trends in electronic crimes and its impact on businesses like yours.
Her eye-opening presentation is one you won't want to miss!
• Spot the red flag signs of cyber crime
• Protect your personal and professional information
• Cyber crime's impact on businesses
Free Drinks & Cool Technology?!  It's The Best of Both Worlds!  
Rose Ellen May, Community Development Specialist at Microsoft

Rose Ellen May will be joining us at our happy hour, from 4pm - 6pm, with a Microsoft device bar. The device bar will have the latest devices and accessories that appeal to any business. There will also be a Friends and Family card that offers a special discount and a raffle giveaway item. Be sure to mingle with our keynote speakers, meet your peers, and enjoy our open bar!


*Apr. 30, Thurs., 5:30 - 7:00 pm, $5.00, Myron Scholes Forum: 

"China's Economic Reform:  Implications from China and for the World"

Initiative on Global Markets, brings business leaders, policy makers, and distinguished academics to address the Chicago community on topics of current interest.  This event is generously sponsored by Myron Scholes:  UChicago Alum, former Booth Professor, and 1997 Economics Nobel Prize Winner.

PROGRAM: 5:30-6:00 PM: Cocktails, Registration;  6:00-7:00 PM: Lecture / Q&A
COST: $5.00
REGISTER On-Line:  Deadline 4/28/15 https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/105925
If you are paying with a credit card, please register online. If you would like to pay with cash or check at the door, please email Jennifer Williams at:  jennifer.williams@chicagobooth.edu

LOCATION:  UChicago Gleacher Center, Room 621, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
+BONUS: For those Members either doing business in China, and/or for those who want to learn more from fellow Members and other special invited expert guests, we will have a networking dinner together, IMMEDIATELY AFTER this meeting at Michael Jordan's Restaurant (DUTCH TREAT) inside the InterContinental Hotel, next door, 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-8823.  If concept this "has legs" we will do more of these targeted topic dinners with Members and other experts.  PLEASE email Sandy with your plans to attend this dinner:  SandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu
EVENT DETAILS:  China's leaders have set progressively lower growth targets as they grapple with the need to restructure their economy away from excessive reliance on investment and exports, and towards greater consumption. David Dollar, Senior Fellow in the China Center at Brookings and former World Bank and Treasury representative in Beijing, will discuss the economic reform program unveiled at the Third Plenum in fall 2013. What are the key reforms needed to shift the growth model? What has been the progress with reform during a year and a half of implementation?
Progress in areas such as financial liberalization has been steady, whereas fiscal and state enterprise reforms have been more difficult. Who are the key interest groups pushing for or retarding reform? Can China succeed in thoroughgoing economic reform without parallel efforts for political liberalization? In his talk and during the question-and-answer period, Mr. Dollar will address these key questions regarding China's reform prospects, the success or failure of which will have significant implications for the world economy.
SPEAKER BIO:  David Dollar, Senior fellow with the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs in the John L. Tho, Brookings Institution, http://www.brookings.edu/experts/dollard
David Dollar is a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs in the John L. Thornton China Center. He is a leading expert on China's economy and U.S.-China economic relations. From 2009 to 2013 he was the U.S. Treasury's economic and financial emissary to China.
In that capacity he facilitated the economic and financial policy dialogue between the U.S. and China. That included the formal meetings, notably the annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue, as well as constant exchanges between the Treasury Department and Chinese economic policymakers at all levels. Based at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, Dollar served as Treasury's eyes and ears on the ground and reported back to Washington on economic and policy developments in China.
Dollar worked at the World Bank for 20 years, and from 2004 to 2009 was country director for China and Mongolia. His other World Bank assignments primarily focused on Asian economies, including South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh and India. From 1995 to 2004, Dollar worked in the World Bank's research department.
Prior to his World Bank career, Dollar was an assistant professor of economics at UCLA, spending a semester in Beijing teaching at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in economics from New York University and a B.A. in Chinese history and language from Dartmouth College. He has written extensively about economic reform in China, globalization and economic growth.
QUESTIONS:  Jennifer Williams, jennifer.williams@chicagobooth.edu, 773-702-6324


*Spring or Summer, exact date tbd by the women Members, COMP., @ the private, GOLD Coast home of Member, Dr. Jo Polich, CEO, Cearna Medical Products, DrPolich@Cearna.com.

Women Members' 3rd-Annual Private Reception

Food compliments of Elizabeth Bleakley, CEO Roundtable Board of Advisors, and, Principal, Kopecky Schumacher Bleakley Rosenburg PC Attorneys and Counselors, EBleakley@KSBLegal.com.  Details to follow from the Women's organizing cmte.


*May 5, Tues., 7:30 - 9:30 am, CANCELLED by Julie Muroff, Light Reading

CANCELLED:  "Targeting Ads in the On-Demand, Multi-Screen World”

CANCELLED:  Breakfast Seminar, at The Hyatt McCormick,http://mccormickplace.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html, 2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616; We are invited by Julie Muroff, SVP, Operations, Light Reading, O: 646-757-4684; C: 908-456-0560; Muroff@LightReading.com, 31 West 34th Street, 7th flr.,  New York, NY 10001.
As service and content providers alike strive to monetize their on-demand and multiscreen video programming, targeted advertising is rapidly emerging as the prime way to produce more revenue from more screens. As a result, vendors are developing innovative ways to insert ads dynamically into live, on-demand and online programming and target those ads at specific viewers. Simultaneously, cable operators and rival service providers are trying out new ways to deliver these targeted ads to viewers on multiple screens, including smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and other devices. In this special pre-INTX Show breakfast seminar, we will explore the strategies that the cable industry is employing to monetize VoD and multiscreen video through targeted ads, as well as the challenges that must still be overcome.
Why you should attend
•    Explore the potential for monetizing on-demand content and multiple video screens
•    See how ads can be dynamically inserted into live, on-demand and multiscreen video programming
•    Learn the latest ad targeting technologies and techniques being developed and deployed
•    Examine ad-targeting and other monetization challenges that must be overcome
Discuss cable's strategies for targeting ads and pursuing other monetization methods
REGISTER:  https://events.lightreading.com/events/targeting-ads-in-the-on-demand-multiscreen-world/registration-6f82c4dc17d941ea9cc4e3ee3e29f364.aspx?RefID=LR330
QUESTIONS:  If you have additional questions, please email us at:  registration@lightreading.com
Event Host
Light Reading’s Top Cable Industry Expert, Alan Breznick
The breakfast seminar will be led by Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick. Breznick directs Light Reading’s overage of the cable, video, and broadband technology markets. Also a Contributing Analyst for Heavy Reading, he has tracked the cable, video and broadband sectors since 1993. He also hosts our annual Future of Cable Business Services and Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies live events, as well as our breakfast roundtables at SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo show
Featured Speaker
Chris Pizzurro, Head, Product, Sales & Marketing, Canoe
Chris Pizzurro has more than 25 years of experience in national media strategy, marketing and implementation, with a focus on traditional TV and digital media advertising. Prior to Canoe, he was a Principal at Leap Media Group, an advertising consultancy specializing in planning, selling and packaging of TV Everywhere advertising. Before Leap, Pizzurro spent 13 years at Turner Broadcasting effectively growing digital revenue from Fortune 500 advertising clients while maintaining linear, syndication and merchandising revenue growth. He has received an Emmy Award nomination for the Adult Swim/Axe Deodorant VOD initiative Ravenstoke, as well as a Webby Award nomination for VeryFunnyAds.com, and is Vice President of the National Academy of Television Art & Sciences/NY Chapter.


*May 5, Tues., 5:30 - 7:15 pm,  at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604; 312-427-9100, http://stclub.org:  

“Great Expectations:  Inside the International Boardroom”

From cyber-crime and geopolitics to complex regulations like Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley, corporate boards are facing a wave of unprecedented challenges and expectations. Perhaps now more than ever, the success of a board may depend on its ability to adapt to the rapidly evolving technological, regulatory, and political environments. How does a multinational’s board address these challenges and how has its role changed in the last decade? How should boards balance long-term investment decisions against shareholder expectations for quarterly returns?  How should the board’s performance be measured? Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and directors from some of the world’s largest and most successful companies for a look inside the international boardroom.
  Arthur Collins, Jr., Bd of Dir, Cargill; Alcoa, The Boeing Co; US Bancorp; 
  Sheila Penrose, Chairman, Jones Lang LaSalle; Bd of Dir, McDonald's 
  Samuel Scott, Bd of Dirs, Abbott, Bank of NY Mellon Corp., and, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

  Madeleine Condit, Fndr & CEO, Madeleine Condid & Assocs.
REGISTER ASAP:  http://logon.thechicagocouncil.org/iMIS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=150505  (CEO Roundtable Members were sent a special code for FREE admission)

Registration closes May 4.  Partner event with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 


*May 6, Wed., 5:30 - 7:15 pm,COMP.,at The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago.

"The Road to Character" with David Brooks

Speaker:  David Brooks, Author, Columnist, The New York Times, freq CNN / tv talk show guest...
How can we lead richer and more substantive inner lives? According to David Brooks, our culture focuses on accumulating power, material wealth, and professional achievements instead of cultivating the kinds of qualities that will be discussed at our funerals—we emphasize “resume” over “eulogy” virtues. In contrast, a person of deep character has certain qualities, from conviction about their world views to intellect and unconditional love. But how does one build these qualities? Who are the moral geniuses of history and what did they learn from the world around them? Are some cultures better at nurturing inner depth than others? Join The Chicago Council and David Brooks for a discussion on the global sources of depth and character. Brooks’ most recent book, "The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life" will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Stall following the program.

REGISTER ASAP, (CEO Roundtable Members were sent a special code for FREE admission):​
Registration closes May 5.  Partner event with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 


May 12:  Tues., POSTPONED = NEW DATE TBD = REGULAR MONTHLY DINNER MEETING #256: at theWit Hotel, 201 N. State St., Chicago

TOPIC related to "The recent elections in Chicago and Illinios and their impact on our businesses..."

Speaker expected to be a prominent Chicago political figure, at theWit Hotel, 201 N. State St., Chicago; theWit website:  http://thewithotel.com/ (hotel venue arranged by Member, Bruce Schlesinger, EVP, JMB Insurance. 


*May 14, Thurs., 7:30 am - 10 am:  COMP., ($125 fee waived for CEO Roundtable Members) at Drinker Biddle, 191 S. Wacker Dr., 37th flr.

"Aligning Your Employees with the Company's Business Objectives"  

We are the guests of our friends at The CFO Alliance, The National Center for the Middle Market, and, GE Capital. 

The CEO Roundtable-Chicago and the CFO Alliance share the same belief that exploring high priority issues with trusted peers has great value.  Gathering with others who are facing similar challenges creates a stimulating, therapeutic experience which leaves you recharged and armed with the confidence to tackle your top priorities.
The CFO Alliance Quarterly Roundtable Series
($500 for 4 breakfast meetings) is a place where finance executives can gather to share best practices and validate decision making. We become a sounding board of peers on the most pressing issues that you as a Finance Executive face on a daily basis.
A recent CFO Sentiment Study shows that there is a disconnect when it comes to employees clearly understanding the business objectives. CFO Alliance members report that in order to succeed their company vision needs to be aligned with the organization's internal culture & talent acquisition. Alignment is hard to accomplish for many companies and can be a true downfall.
Join your peers to discuss strategies on how to engage your employees to ensure that they are committed to your organizations' goals and values. Let's discuss ways to motivate all levels of employees within the organization to ensure success.

Cost: $125.00  WAIVED for CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members - see "REGISTER" below.
Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 7:30AM - 10:30AM Central Time (US & Canada)
Loca:  Drinker Biddle Offices, 191 N. Wacker Dr. Ste. 3700, Chicago, IL 60606
REGISTER:  CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members received a special PROMO CODEto WAIVE the $125 fee.

7:30 - 8:00    Arrival/ Networking over coffee
8:00 - 8:15    Welcome, Breakfast, & "Heard on the Street"
8:15 - 8:45    CFO Sentiment & Economic / Political Update
8:45 - 9:15    SME & Case Study Presentations
9:15 - 10:00   Roundtable Breakout Discussions - Seating based on industry/ company demographics
10:00 - 10:20  Table Report Backs: to the entire group via a spokesperson from each table
10:20 - 10:30  Key Takeaways, Open Items, Next Steps, & Closing Remarks
Learning Objectives:
     • How to align your external brand with internal culture
     • Build a sustainable platform to acquire the best talent
     • Create an incentive program to align your company's people with strategy and performance
     • Discuss, debate, and analyze methods and strategies to motivate your people
CPE Credits: 3
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
FACILITATOR / SPEAKER:  Jennifer Boerst - Chief Operations Officer, Novo Group
As COO of The Novo Group, a Milwaukee-based national talent advisory and recruiting firm, Jennifer Boerst has been instrumental in the growth, development and execution of countless growth strategies within the firm. Jen initially joined Novo at it’s inception as a Recruiting Consultant and has continued to impact every area of the business through each of her promotions in Delivery, Sales, Operations and now as part of the Executive Team. Her philosophy is simple “Solve problems (whether in business or personally) by getting to know people so that you truly understand them and can make a positive impact.” This philosophy has been a driving force in her development of creative yet effective recruiting solutions for both Novo and her clients while cementing her reputation as being honest, fair and effective.
 Before joining The Novo Group, Jen joined Strong Investments in Milwaukee, WI initially as a Recruiter then promoted into a role as a Relationship Manager with oversight of of high net worth clients via investment strategies and asset attainment. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, serving as Director of Congregational life at her church, volunteering and working out. Jen graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Resources Management.


*May 21, Thurs., 8 am - 4 pm:  COMP., at The Fairmont Chicago Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago

"HR Workshop" - by Interactive Software"


Recharge your mind and creativity at this complimentary HR Workshop, where you'll experience a full day of education and inspiration.  Take home great ideas from other industry experts that will make a huge difference within your organization.  Get HRCI, SHRM, and APA credits, networking opportunities, a delicious 3-course lunch, and a chance to win awesome prizes - all at one of the nicest hotels in Chicago.  Please join your fellow CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members on Thursday, May 21, 8 am - 4 pm, at The Fairmont Chicago Hotel - Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  All welcome, but most appropriate for co.s with 250+ ee’s.
C-Suite leaders, leaders in human resources, talent management, recruitment, compliance, training, and retention who want to interact with their peers in an intimate setting, identify both short- and long-term business drivers, share proven ideas, and learn from their peers.
FULL AGENDA & REGISTER: http://www.ultimatesoftware.com/HR-Workshop-Agenda/70132000000prJQ/147
QUESTIONS re REGISTRATION & ADMIN. POLICY:  CALL Jody Piper, 800-432-1729, X 6796, or, email:  HR_Workshops@UltimateSoftware.com.  You will receive a response within 24 hours.  This program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


*June 3, Wed., 4:30 - 6 pm, COMP. (no dinner):  at The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

"Municipal Bankruptcy:  Is Your Hometown or School District the Next Detroit?"  

Andy Shaw, President & CEO of The Better Government Association (BGA), and past CEO Roundtable-Chicago speaker, personally invites you to attend.  Space is limited - RSVP today!
LOCATION:  The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL  60604
NOTICE:  The Union League Club of Chicago has a "business casual" dress code - i.e. no demin.
REGISTER:  http://www.bettergov.org/municipal_bankruptcy_is_your_hometown_or_school_district_the_next_detroit/
Join Andy Shaw, your fellow Members, and the Better Government Association for this important, interactive policy discussion. The panel will feature experts on public finance, bankruptcy and a local mayor to discuss the political and policy implications of a widely discussed, but often misunderstood, issue - municipal bankruptcy. This BGA "Idea Forum" will address the issue from the viewpoints of varied stakeholders and provide greater insight on what the future looks like for local governments.
4 Panelists:  James Spiotto, Bankruptcy Attorney and Co-Publisher, MuniNetGuide.com, Carole Neville, Lawyer, Dentons Municipal Reform and Restructuring Group, Counsel to Detroit Retiree Committee, The Hon. Larry Morrissey, Mayor of Rockford, IL, and, Saqib Bhatti, Director, ReFund America Project
Moderator:  Alden Loury, Senior Policy Analyst, BGA
Watch:  CAN TV’s live simulcast of this event on cable channel CAN TV27 in Chicago and online at www.cantv.org.
Questions:  Addie Epstein, Civic Engagement Coord., (312) 386-9202; aepstein@bettergov.org, BGA, 223 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606; 312.427.8330 • www.bettergov.org; The Better Government Association promotes reform through investigative journalism, civic engagement and advocacy. We're a watchdog, shining a light on government and holding public officials accountable. 


*June 3, Wed., 5:30 - 7/8 pm+,COMP. (4-course dinner)at Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi, Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601; (312) 239-4710

"Evolving Technology:  Is Your Business Insight Keeping Up?"  

MicroStrategy invites us to join them for this presentation, a four-course dinner, drinks, and a post-meeting, big-screen presentation of game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals:  Blackhawks vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning - all in a private room.  Thanks to Brandi Hampton, Director of Marketing!  Meet with Duane Cologne, Vice President of MicroStrategy Central region and see how your organizational intelligence is performing. With just a few data points, we can balance business user needs for agility and self-service with IT requirements for governance, security and scalability.  Also hear how MicroStrategy customers, like Guess Stores, Citibank, and Charter Communications are addressing these issues and their success of not leaving any data behind.
The constantly expanding and shifting world of technology presents many challenges for organizations to "keep up", but it also provides opportunity for businesses, especially with having real time insight to make informed decisions. Are your business' insights lining up?
Analytics: Comprehensive. Anywhere. Anyone. Any data. Governed and secure. Powerful insights on your terms.
Mobile: Stunning native apps. Code-free development. Enterprise-grade performance and security. Deploy in less than a week.
Security: Enterprise analytics + enterprise-grade cybersecurity. Password-free user validation. Multi-level authentication. Touch ID access
REGISTER:   by email to Brandi = bhampton@microstrategy.com
* This opportunity is open to C-level execs.  MicroStrategy reserves the right to decline registrations based on space limitations.


June 9:  Tues., REGULAR MONTHLY DINNER MEETING,HOSTED BY NEW 2015 GOLD Sponsor, OpenText, at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle Street, in their beautiful, new GLOBAL CONFERENCE CENTER (built as part of their 125th Anniversary Celebration)  (CEO Dinner mtg #257)  Northern Trust's Chef will treat us to delicious passed hors d' oeuvres, dinner, wine, cocktails, and dessert.  

"Increasing the Value of Your Business Intelligence Tools:  Big Data & Analytics Support Strategy" 

Predictive capacity leads to better financial results. But companies often get stuck at descriptive analytics since most predictive solutions are expensive and require months of training and a team of experts to squeeze value out of data. In this session, Kathy Kelbaugh, Sr. Managing Director – Head of Residential Mortgage Risk Management at RiskSpan, kkelbaugh@riskspan.com will demonstrate today’s challenges to gain fast predictive insight, how to cut costs by using self-service models and the steps organization need to take to make decisions faster utilizing high-performance analysis techniques.  

OpenText website:  www.opentext.com/analytics 
REGISTER:  http://www.ceoroundtable-chicago.com/this-month-register---pay.html

QUESTIONS:  Please send advance questions to:  Pam Drayton, Sr. Mrktg. Mgr., at:  PDrayton@actuate.com 
SPEAKER BIO: Kathy Kelbaugh, Sr. Managing Director – Head of Residential Mortgage Risk Management at RiskSpan,kkelbaugh@riskspan.com.  Kathy is a 25+ year veteran of the residential mortgage industry with significant strategic and tactical expertise in all facets of the sector. Prior to RiskSpan, Kathy’s roles include Vice President and Senior Analyst for Moody’s RMBS ratings team, Managing Director of GMAC Mortgage's Direct Lending Center, and Senior Vice President of the Customer Relationship Strategies Group responsible for the oversight of GMAC's customer retention activities and ancillary product sales. Additionally, Kathy served as Senior Vice President of Product Development for Ultraprise.com and Vice President of Capital Markets Operations with GE Capital Mortgage Services, where she oversaw GE's conduit pricing, seller management, product development and asset sales and securitization.  
Kathy holds an MBA in Finance from Drexel University and a BS in Math and Computer Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
PARKING:  Discounted at The SELF PARK Poetry Garage, 201 W. Madison, at Madison St. x Wells St., SW corner,  www.thepoetrygarage.com/ceoroundtable THANKS to Member, Lot Owner, John Hammerschlag, CEO, Hammerschlag Parking, a national parking operation: http://hammerschlagparking.com/  $10 after 3 pm; $20 all day; just 2 blocks from Northern Trust at 50 S. LaSalle, or the Northern Trust entrance on the north side of Monroe St., just west of LaSalle St., or, park full fare at System Parking Garage, 183 W. Monroe Street, or, Impark Parking, 173 W. Madison St. 
PARKING:  Discounted for CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members, at The SELF PARK Poetry Garage, 201 W. Madison X Wells SW corner, www.thepoetrygarage.com/ceoroundtable  THANKS to Member, Lot Owner, John Hammerschlag, CEO, Hammerschlag Parking, a national parking operation:  http://hammerschlagparking.com/  $10 after 3 pm; $20 all day at Madison St. x Wells St., SW corner, just 2 blocks from Northern Trust at 50 S. LaSalle, or the Northern Trust entrance on the north side of Monroe St., between Wells St. and LaSalle St., just west of LaSalle St.; or, pay regular rates at:  System Parking Garage, 183 W. Monroe Street, or, Impark Parking, 173 W. Madison St.  


*June 9 + 10, Tues. + Wed., both days = 9 - 5 pm:  COMP., $1,499, regular, full Conf. Fee WAIVED for CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members: 

"BIG TELECOM (International) CONFERENCE"at McCormick Place.  

FULL AGENDA: http://www.bigtelecomevent.com/events/big-telecom-event/agenda-31b6b86b2fa3432ab89ab7db084ab675.aspx?i=6110a8f1-36d2-439a-ab44-5e0716359661
These are historic times for the telecom industry and it's customers.  Service providers in North America today are investing in upgrading their networks at levels not seen since the turn of the century (AT&T and Verizon alone spent over $20B on network infrastructure last year).
This spend is driving an extraordinary wave of technology innovation.  Back in 2000, when Light Reading was founded, the telecom industry had to wrestle with one (1) revolutionary new technology:  optical networking.  Today, more than a dozen technologies are poised to revolutionize the world.

REGISTER with SPECIAL CODE SENT TO MEMBERS to waive the $1,499 conf. fee:   www.bigtelecomevent.com
THANKS TO:  the following for working with us to waive the conf. fee for you:
•Julie Muroff, SVP, Operations, Light Reading, 31 West 34th Street, 7th Flr., New York, NY 10001; O: 646-757-4684; C: 908-456-0560; E: muroff@lightreading.com
•Amy Averbook, Marketing Consultant, Light Reading, 917-743-2693; averbook@lightreading.com
•Carol Wilson, Editor at Large, Light Reading and the Big Telecom Event Conf. Chair (content maven).

Andre Fuetsch, SVP, Architecture & Design, AT&T
Colin Bannon, CTO, BT
Axel Clauberg, VP, Aggregation, Transport, IP & Fixed Access, Deutsche Telekom AG
Jack Waters, CTO, Level 3 Communications, Diego-R.-Lopez
Dr. Diego R. Lopez, Hd of Tech Exploration, GCTO Unit, Telefonica ancell
Amador Lucero, COO, XO Communications  
Bikash Koley, Principal, Architect & Manager, Network Architecture, Google
Fawaz Rasheed, Managing Director, Global Security Solutions Engineering, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Jared Wray, CTO, CenturyLink Cloud


*June 10, Wed., 8:45 am - 5:30 pm:  COMP., at McCormick Place West Building, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

"Thinking About Overseas Markets?  Think Asia, Think Hong Kong"

As Asia continues to grow in more ways and more places, US companies may benefit from identifying, even redefining, the most appropriate strategic approach for tapping extant and emerging opportunities in Asia, including the Chinese regional markets.  In their ongoing quest for international success, US businesses, especially SMEs, are finding that Hong Kong, Asia’s top international trade and financial center, is able to strengthen and even fast-track their efforts.
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and supported by over 30 major US business/industry associations, the "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" symposium is the largest Hong Kong/Asia-US event ever to take place in the Midwest.  Its major objective is to encourage and facilitate US companies to diversify their business to Asia and meet potential partners or investors in a strategic, effective and efficient way. In addition to a plenary session and a networking buffet luncheon, there will also be 4 concurrent breakout sessions.  Over 100 Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese business delegates from specific sectors including food & wine, ICT, digital entertainment as well as an outbound investment group from China will be present at this event to meet and discuss trading and investment co-operation with US attendees.  One-on-one business meetings with these visiting delegates will be pre-arranged for interested attendees.

+MEMBERS' BONUS:  For those Members either doing business in Asia - China, and/or for those who want to learn more from fellow Members and other special invited expert guests, we will coordinate a networking lunch at this event.  If this concept "has legs" we will do more of these targeted topic lunches and/or dinners with Members and other experts. 


REGISTER by email to Sandy with your plans to attend this networking LUNCH AT THIS EVENT: SandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu
•Corporate leaders;  Small and medium-sized businesses;  Service providers and intermediaries;  Financial institutions;  Entrepreneurs;  Economists, academics and opinion leaders
•Gather the latest market intelligence;  Learn practical business tips through free onsite consultation;  Meet potential business and joint-investment partners, including Hong Kong business delegates and service providers, and Chinese enterprises in search of investment and partnership opportunities
PROGRAM: http://www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/2015/en/info_programme.html
REGISTER:  http://form.hktdc.com/UI_RegistrationSite/Registration/RegistrationForm.aspx?FORMID=43586958-7287-4b3a-88e1-4bbc918119c9&BYPASS=YES&LANGID=1&URLEVENTNAME=Think+Asia+Think+Hong+Kong%2c+2015+Chicago&URLFORMNAME=Visitor+Pre-registration++NYO&URLDATESCODE=00
MapQuest:  http://www.mapquest.com/maps?name=Mccormick%20Place%20West&address=2301%20S%20Lake%20Shore%20Dr&city=Chicago&state=IL&zipcode=60616


*June 17, Wed., 9 am - 5 pm:  COMP., HOSTED and UNDERWRITTEN by: Northwestern Law School, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago;

"Bridges Not Barriers:  The Law-STEM Alliance as a Catalyst for Innovation" 

We are the COMPLIMENTARY guests of Dan Rodriguez, Dean, Northwestern Law School, (the host and underwriter of this event) and, for

QUESTIONS:  Sacha (Alexandra) Patera, a-patera@law.nothwestern.edu;

We are invited to join our fellow CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members as part of a very interesting audience:  Designed for industry professionals as well as legal academics, this conference will explore the role of scientists, lawyers, engineers, regulators, and policy-makers in designing creative legal, policy, and regulatory solutions that facilitate technological innovation.
PROGRAM DETAILS & REGISTER:  http://www.law.northwestern.edu/research-faculty/conferences/law-stem/
•Keynote by Marquis Technologies' John Veschi  (formerly CEO of Rockstar Consortium)
•A conversation with Deans Julio Ottino of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and Dan Rodriguez of the Law School
•Panels covering the fields of Data Security and Privacy; Energy and the Environment; and Biotech and Medicine.


*July / Aug. = vacation mo.s =NO formal, monthly dinner mtgs, BUT, lots of Social-Networking and Partnered Events:  golf outing, Lake Michigan boat cruises, Chicago River cruise, Two Chicago Symphony Orchestra picnics at Millennium Park / Pritzker Pavilion; baseball game outings; small group lunches, 3rd-Annual BBQ at the Schlesinger’s, etc., etc., etc...

BASEBALL Corp. Suite Outing is now SAT., SEPT. 19:  SEE BELOW!


*June 20, Sat., 7:30 pm:  FREE, Meet at 6:15 pm at "The Bean," park side = east side of The Bean, BYO picnic, everyone welcome, families, clients, prospects...  SYMPHONY IN OUR BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN CONCERT VENUE.

"Symphony - Lawn Picnic:  Opening weekend, Millennium Park / Pritzker Pavilion, Mozart & Shostakovich"

DETAILS:  http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-artarchitecture.html


*June 23, Tues., Noon - 1:15 pm, COMP. LUNCH, at The Palmer House Hilton, Lockwood Rest., 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago

"Investors' Lunch Presentation by the CEO and CFO of Nanotech Security (NTSFF)"

The sponsor of the Midwest IDEAS Conference, who waive their $300 conf. fee for us to participate in their 2-day conf. every year, is Three Part Advisors, LLC.  Three Part Advisors is bringing their client, Nanotech Security (NTSFF), to Chicago on Tuesday, June 23rd.  Members of the CEO Roundtable-Chicago and their investing associates, are invited to attend this intimate, complimentary, investor lunch presentation.
What:  Nanotech Security (NTSFF) Investor Presentation
When:  Noon - 1:15 pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Where:  The Palmer House Hilton – Lockwood Restaurant, Lobby level, 17 East Monroe St., Chicago, IL  60603
Who's Presenting:  Doug Blakeway, CEO, and, Troy Bullock, CFO, of NTSFF.
REGISTER:  CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members and their guests can register directly to:  dmossberg@threepa.com = before Monday, June 22, at noon.
The following information on NTSFF is from Dave Mossberg, Chief Executive Officer, Three Part Advisors, LLC, Independent Research/ Investor Relations/ Corporate Development; www.threepa.com; 817-310-0051 (direct); 817-713-4170 (cell), the
Lead Sponsor and Producer of IDEAS Investor Conferences (that Members of The CEO Roundtable-Chicago have attended, complimentary = $300 fee waived, for the past 8 years, this year again at The Hard Rock Hotel); www.IDEASConferences.com; 2015:  Boston:  June 3 & 4; Chicago – August, 26 & 27; Dallas – Nov 18 & 19;   
NTSFF basically invented a cheaper, better hologram, which can be applied to currencies, luxury goods, electronics, parts, etc. to help prevent counterfeit goods.  The technology works and has moved from being a science experiment to a real commercial technology.  Here is a video clip.  http://vimeo.com/33793133.  The hologram market is $2.5 billion annually and some think NTSFF has a good chance of replacing a very large portion of holograms over time.  


*June 24, Wed., 5:30 - 7:15 pm:  COMP.,at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL  60604; (312) 427-9100

"Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Hank Paulson, on China" 

A partnered event with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Former US Secretary of the Treasury; Chairman, the Paulson Institute.  Moderated by Edward Luce.
LOCA:  The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL  60604; (312) 427-9100
AGENDA:  5:30 - 7:15 pm  
5:30 - 6:00 am - Arrive, Sign-in, Network, Cocktails & Hors d oeuvres
6:00 - 7:15 pm - Presentation, Q&A, with Hank Paulson
7:15 pm - Networking continues
CEO MEMBERS USE CODE:  "CEO15" when registering to get free admission:
REGISTER:  http://logon.thechicagocouncil.org/iMIS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=150624


*July 21, Tues., 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm:  COMP., at The W City Center, 172 W. Adams St., Chicago; (312) 332-1200; http://www.wchicagocitycenter.com

repeated Wed., July 22, at The Westin Hotel in Rosemont (see below)

Turning Numbers Into Knowledge – Tableau Customer Showcase (a CEO Roundtable-Chicago Gold Sponsor!)

You are invited to a customer showcase where you'll hear how local companies are leveraging visual analytics to turn data into knowledge. We have two options for you to join us: July 21 in downtown Chicago, or July 22, in Rosemont.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. = Registration, Welcome, and Introductions 
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. = Intro to Tableau and Visual Analytics Best Practices
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. = Customer Presentations

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. = Q&A + Happy Hour

This is an exclusive event, please register early before space runs out!       
Attend to learn how you can quickly analyze, visualize, and share information across your organization.
These events are free but space is limited, so please only register for one event.         


Featured Speakers (both days): 
Jeff Mills, Director of Analytics - Tableau Software 
For the past six years Jeff has been bringing his unique blend of technical knowledge and customer experience to customer deployments of Tableau Desktop and Server.
For the past six years Jeff has been bringing his unique blend of technical knowledge and customer experience to customer deployments of Tableau Desktop and Server. Jeff was a customer of Tableau's and one of the first Tableau Server users in the field. Prior to his work at Tableau, Jeff worked for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), where he led a large Tableau Desktop and Server deployment. Jeff brings to Tableau Customers the real-world experience of Tableau adoption and deployment. Jeff holds a BS in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in St. Paul, the prettier of the two Twin Cities. less
Mariano Tan, President and CEO, Prosodica LLC 
Mariano Tan is the founder of Prosodica, a software development company focused on developing cloud-based real time voice analysis technology for use in the contact center. 


*July 22, Wed., 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm:  COMP., at The Westin O'Hare, 6100 North River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018;  Phone: (847) 698-6000; http://www.westinohare.com/ 

Turning Numbers Into Knowledge – Tableau Customer Showcase (a CEO Roundtable-Chicago Gold Sponsor!)

You are invited to a customer showcase where you'll hear how local companies are leveraging visual analytics to turn data into knowledge. We have two options for you to join us: July 21 in downtown Chicago, or July 22, in Rosemont.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. = Registration, Welcome, and Introductions 
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. = Intro to Tableau and Visual Analytics Best Practices
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. = Customer Presentations
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. = Q&A + Happy Hour

This is an exclusive event, please register early before space runs out!       
Attend to learn how you can quickly analyze, visualize, and share information across your organization.
These events are free but space is limited, so please only register for one event. 


Featured Speakers: 
Jeff Mills, Director of Analytics - Tableau Software 
For the past six years Jeff has been bringing his unique blend of technical knowledge and customer experience to customer deployments of Tableau Desktop and Server.
For the past six years Jeff has been bringing his unique blend of technical knowledge and customer experience to customer deployments of Tableau Desktop and Server. Jeff was a customer of Tableau's and one of the first Tableau Server users in the field. Prior to his work at Tableau, Jeff worked for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), where he led a large Tableau Desktop and Server deployment. Jeff brings to Tableau Customers the real-world experience of Tableau adoption and deployment. Jeff holds a BS in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in St. Paul, the prettier of the two Twin Cities. less
Mariano Tan, President and CEO, Prosodica LLC 
Mariano Tan is the founder of Prosodica, a software development company focused on developing cloud-based real time voice analysis technology for use in the contact center. more


*July 23, Thurs., 8:30 am - 4:30 pm:  COMP., $300 fee WAIVED, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Ave., Evanston 60201;

"Get More Sales and More Focus"  

Compliments of Member, Matt Anderson, Founder and CEO, The Referrals Academy and Goalcano; Conf. fee WAIVED for the first 10 CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members to register.  (No meals included.)  
Content / What's in it for you? 
8:30 am – Noon:  10 strategies that you can implement immediately to help you be more effective with your network to generate more business. 
Guest speaker:  Adam Lieb will address 5 Ways to Impact Your Professional Networking 
1:00 – 4:30 pm:  10 strategies that are intended to help you focus better and identify new habits – which are the only way you will have short and long-term success. 
Guest speaker:  Ellen Rogin will present 5 Steps to Thinking Your Way to Prosperity.
Speakers / Bios:  
Matt Anderson is the founder of The Referrals Academy and Goalcano. He is the author of the international bestseller, Fearless Referrals, and has trained and coached business development professionals on three continents on sales ideas and ways to develop more profitable habits.
Adam Lieb is Vice President, Midwest Region at Fidelity Family Office Services.
Ellen Rogin, CPA, CFP, Abundance Activist is the 2015 New York Times bestselling author of:
Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality
Who Should Attend: 
Morning session:  Your sales team and those responsible for business development.

Afternoon session:  Anyone – if you’re not busy learning, you’re busy dying.
REGISTER:  info@goalcano.com, or, call Matt Anderson directly:  (312) 622-3121
Compliments of Member, Matt Anderson, Founder and CEO, The Referrals Academy and Goalcano


*July 25, Sat., Sat., 7:30 pm:  FREE, Meet at 6:15 pm at "The Bean," park side = east side of The Bean, BYO picnic, everyone welcome, families, clients, prospects...  SYMPHONY IN OUR BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN CONCERT VENUE.

"Symphony - Picnic:  Millennium Park / Pritzker Pavilion, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto:  Suppe, Mozart, S-S, Bizet"

DETAILS:  http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-artarchitecture.html


*July 30, Thurs., evening:  AT CAPACITY!  in Downers Grove (more details / tickets sent to Members!)

"Art Van's GRAND OPENING in Downers Grove with Jennifer Hudson performing live, dinner, drinks, desserts!"  

Thanks to Member, Brian Bandarra, EVP, Sales & Operations, Art Van Furniture PureSleep Division.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Van 


*Aug. 1, Sat., 5 - 7 pm:  COMP., from our launch site:  Estate Ultra Club, 1177 N. Elston (on the Chicago River North Branch), Chicago, IL 60642.  FOR EIGHT (8) people total, FOUR COUPLES, or some other mix of Members and guests.

"Private Chicago River Cruise in our own Pontoon Boat for 8 Members / Guests"  (Rave reviews!  Will repeat!)

(BYO food and drinks - no glass)  Now's your chance to try something new, fun, and exciting.  Soak in some setting sun on a pontoon boat -- a unique way to spend an evening with fellow Members on the Chicago River.  We board our vessel at the Estate Ultra Bar and Yacht Club and then enjoy the sights of the historic Chicago River, much of which has been developed and remains a hidden secret. 

YOU MUST READ THIS BEFORE REGISTERING, ATTENDING:  http://corporatetailgate.com/?page_id=903
www.CorporateTailgate.com = Pontoon boats, 708-716-4013.
DEPART at 5 pm SHARP, FROM:   Estate Ultra Club, 1177 N. Elston (on the Chicago River North Branch), Chicago, IL 60642. 
REGISTER ASAP:  by email to Sandy:  SandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu 


*Aug. 8, Sat., 7 - 9 pm:  COMP., from launch site:  near the Columbia Yacht Club on F Dock in DuSable Harbor.

"Private Lake Michigan Sunset Sail in 2 Private Sailboats" (12 total Members & Guests = Rave reviews!  Will repeat!)

with veteran Lake Michigan sailor, Master Captain Rick, http://oachicago.com/?page_id=30, or, Captain Matt, at your boat's the helm, from Offshore Adventures, www.OAChicago.com, 773-791-7090 (Anne), or, Capt.Rick@OAChicago.comSafety is priority #1. 
YOU MUST READ THIS BEFORE REGISTERING and ATTENDING:  http://oachicago.com/?page_id=48
LOCATION = VERY IMPORTANT to be at the right place, on time: http://oachicago.com/?page_id=51 near the Columbia Yacht Club on F Dock in DuSable Harbor.  If you are arriving by taxi or walking, the street address for DuSable Harbor is 490 E. Lower Randolph.  This is where Lower Randolph street meets the lake.
REGISTER ASAP:  by email with Sandy:  SandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu


*Aug. 26 & 27:  Wed. & Thurs.COMP., $300 Conf. fee waived for CEO Roundtable Members, at The HARD ROCK HOTEL, 230 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60601; This is a VERY popular event with Members = rave reviews!  

“Midwest IDEAS Investors’ Conference” ($300 Conf. fee waived for CEO Roundtable Members)

Sponsored by Three Part Advistors, LLC,and THANKS TO OUR HOST: Steven Hooser, EVP, Investor Relations, Corp. Devlpmnt, Ind. Research, W: (214) 872-2710, (214) 872-2710, C: (214) 923-3937, (214) 923-3937;SHooser@threepa.com, lead sponsor, producer of IDEAS Investor Conf.s. http://www.threepartadvisors.com/#!midwest-ideas/c23f4   

August 26th Keynote Lunch Speaker: William A. Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago "Outlook for the U.S. Economy" 230 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604; 312-332-8151; William.Strauss@ChiFRB.org 
August 27th Keynote Lunch Speaker:
Donald L. Luskin, Chief Investment Officer, Trend Macro "The Future of Oil and Energy" Trend Macrolytics, LLC, 680 N. Lake Shore Dr., #1412, Chicago, IL 60611; 312-273-6766; don@trendmacro.com

This is one of our most popular, educational and networking events of the year!  55+ publicly traded company CEOs and CFOs reveal, in depth, how they go to market, price their products and services, make their margins, analyze their market space and the general economy, and answer your toughest questions LIVE, up close and personal.  There are also notable, keynote luncheon speakers and special areas set up for product demonstrations and private one-on-one meetings.  

COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION:  send an email, with your name, title, co. name, and "Member of The CEO Roundtable-Chicago," to Steven Hooser, Partner, Three Part Advisors,SHooser@ThreePa.com    


Sept. 8:  Tues.,regular monthly dinner mtg (#258) in Northern Trust's spectacular, NEW, Global Conference Center, 50 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago:

"The Slow Burn of Low Growth, and, The Northern Trust Strategic Asset Allocation Process - 2015 Capital Market Assumptions Refresh" with Speaker:  Jim McDonald, Northern Trust's EVP & Chief Investment Strategist.  

The global economy continues to generate slow rates of growth, as high levels of debt weigh on demand.  Central Banks have been the primary actors trying to stimulate growth, but their success has been mostly apparent in rising asset prices.  What does this picture of slow growth and rising asset prices mean for the outlook for financial assets over the next five years?

Hosted by long-time Member, John Leo, Chief Investment Officer, Northern Trust Wealth Management, Midwest Region, with Speaker:  Jim McDonald, Northern Trust's EVP & Chief Investment Strategist.  

Northern Trust website:  https://www.northerntrust.com
Location:  Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St., Global Conf. Center, Chicago 
Questions:   Please submit your advance questions to John Leo:  JBL@ntrs.com   
Program:  5:30-6:30 pm:  Dinner and Networking; 6:30-8:00 pm:  Presentation and Q&A
Northern's Award-winning Corp. Chef will serve delicious passed hors d' oeuvres, cocktails, wine, dinner and desserts. 
Speaker/Bio:  Jim McDonald, is an EVP and the Chief Investment Strategist for Northern Trust.  In addition, Jim chairs the Northern Trust Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, is a member of the Investment Policy and Private Equity Investment Committees, and is trustee of the Northern Trust Alpha Strategies and Equity Long/Short Strategies Hedge Funds.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2001 as the Director of Equity Research, Jim was Director of Equity Research at ABN AMRO in New York and Chicago (1994-2000) and Equity Research Analyst at ABN AMRO following the Environmental Services Industry (1990-1994). He started his professional career in 1981 with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Detroit.  
McDonald received a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree with high distinction from Babson College. He is a member of the CFA® Society of Chicago and a registered CPA in the State of Michigan.
Parking:  Discounted at The SELF PARK Poetry Garage, 201 W. Madison,www.thepoetrygarage.com/ceoroundtable. THANKS to Member and lot owner, John Hammerschlag, CEO, Hammerschlag Parking, a national parking operation: http://hammerschlagparking.com/  $10 after 3 pm; $20 all day at Madison St. x Wells St., SW corner,just 2 blocks from Northern Trust at 50 S. LaSalle, or the Northern Trust side entrance (closer to the Global Conf. Ctr.) on the north side of Monroe St., just 1/2 block east of Wells St., or, park full fare at System Parking Garage, 183 W. Monroe Street, or, at Impark Parking, 173 W. Madison St.


*Sept. 9, Wed., 7:30a - 10a, COMP, $125 FEE waived for CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members with PRIVATE REGSTRTN CODE that was sent to Members.  Partner Event with The CFO Alliance, at Drinker Biddle, 191 N. Wacker Dr., 37th flr.

 "Executives Share Strategies:  How to Collect, Protect and Monetize Data" 

The CFO Alliance is partnering with The CEO Roundtable-Chicago, and, the Information Governance Initiative, at Drinker Biddle, and other partners to bring you an informative session focused around assisting execs experiencing a growing pressure to govern and monetize the data collected at their company.
There has been an explosive growth of information, with the amount of data available to a company doubling every two years. This growth has put companies at an increasingly high risk to experience information-related problems that can cost the company millions of dollars. These losses continue to occur in companies with inadequate governance practices and insufficient executive involvement.
In order to counter these substantial losses, executives must further integrate information governance into their vital areas of operations, as well as increase their own role in process. It is critical to have an understanding of the knowledge needed to implement strategies to capture, protect and monetize this data, while also mitigating the risks.
Join executives from various industries to discuss potential approaches and make sure that you have the knowledge needed to implement effective information governance strategies in your business. In this Roundtable, we will not only help you mitigate the risks of data, but also help you monetize the potential that this data may have.

• Understand the risk of why a siloed approach to handling information doesn't work well
• Understand the importance of Information Governance in coordinating function between the various facets of a co.'s info
• Be able to identify the key facets of a company's information
• Understand how Information Governance is important to each stakeholder
• Understand how the interest of stakeholders can conflict, be in alignment, and think about how synergies might be created

REGISTER:  https://thecfoalliance.org/events/executives-share-strategies-of-how-to-capture-protect-and-monetize-data-chicago
QUESTIONS: Steve Utain, Biz Dvlpmt, Comnty Mgr, The CFO Alliance, 215-988-2786;stephen.utain@thecfoalliance.org


*Sept. 11, Fri., COMP., at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams St, Chicago 60661; Thanks to long-time CEO Roundtable Member, Rick Mason, Chairman of the College Seventh Circuit Educational Program Subcommittee. 

"Can Plain Meaning be Found in the Bankruptcy Universe?"

1:00 – 5:45 p.m. = half-day program (Doors open at 12:45 p.m.)
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. = On-site cocktail reception
•When Do Judgment Liens (and Lis Pendens) Trump the Bankruptcy Estate?
•Exploring the Outer Limits of the Avoiding Powers
•Recent Cases Influencing Practice in the Seventh Circuit
•Successor Liability in Asset Sales:  What is the Plain Meaning of “Free and Clear?”
REGISTER:  http://www.mcguirewoodsnews.com/reaction/RSGenPage.asp?RSID=0qQTM_DB-FO184PjhTX_cSiq1-P7w7vmVoDmf8QpgqcMcNjrcQdTk__h129kypoe  OR,

REGISTER BY EMAIL TO: Rick Mason's Exec. Asstnt.:  Claudia Gunderson:  CGunderson@mcguirewoods.com 
Seating is limited so early reservation is recommended. 
For more info, contact:  Claudia Gunderson, cgunderson@mcguirewoods.com or 312.750.3540, or, Chairman of the College Seventh Circuit Educational Program Subcommittee:  Richard J. Mason, McGuireWoods LLP, 312.750.3527 or rmason@mcguirewoods.com 


*Sept. 22, Tues:  COMP., 8a - 4p, at 161 N. Clark, 12th flr., and COMP., Reception 5:30 - 8p, at Bentley Gold Coast Auto Gallery, 834 N. Rush St., Chicago;

"BOSCH Internet of Things Strategy Summit - What's Next?"

REGISTER / DETAILS / REQUEST INVITE:  https://www.bosch-si.com/lp/strategy-summit-iot/internet-of-things/about
What's next for the Internet of Things?  Join 100 IoT power players and senior decision makers as they address what is needed to take the IoT to the next profitable phase. Engage with innovators and bright minds and help drive the potential of the IoT.  
KEY THEMES:  Best Practices for IoT Implementation, Leveraging Ecosystem Partners, Evolution of Telematics, The Value of Smart Cities, Industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing


*Sept. 24, Thurs.:  The Economist Events is hosting an invite-only, COMP. breakfast, for a select group of business leaders.

Only a few seats remain open, and we'd very much like Members of The CEO Roundtable-Chicago to join us.  Exact location (Michigan Avenue Hotel) and times provided to those who REQUEST RSVP...

"Chicago:  America's Trade Hub" - The event is designed to help Illinois-area businesses looking to grow thru export efforts.  We'll look at global trade, existing and upcoming trade agreements and economic and consumer trends.

REQUEST RSVP:  Please call 212-541-0539, or, REQUEST RSVP to rsvp@economist.com if you are interested in attending.

QUESTIONS:  Contact us: 212-541-0539 or rsvp@economist.com 
Danielle Chazen, Marketing Director forThe Economist, 750 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017; 212.541.0539;
daniellechazen@economist.com, invites our Members who are from any of the following industries, to attend a special
breakfast mtg Thurs. morning at the InterContinental Hotel:  agriculture, communications, financial services, government,
healthcare, IT, media, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, professional services (architecture, consultants, engineering, 
PR), retail, services, transport, utilities, high tech, aerospace, automotive and distribution.

 Attendees will meet key leaders in the area and hear from:
•Antwaun Griffin of US Department of Commerce
•Steve Greenspon of Honey-Can-Do International
•Phil Levy of Chicago Council on Global Affairs
•Thomas Hulseman of Metro Chicago Exports
•Brian Wisniewski of Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
•Laura Lane of UPS
•Jeff LaBelle of Gramovox
•Mike Jakeman of The Economist Intelligence Unit


*Oct. 1:  Thurs., (confirmed):  GOLF OUTING at Wilmette Golf Club (newly remodeled), 3900 Fairway Drive, Wilmette, IL 60091; Golf Shop: 847-256-9777
"2nd ANNUAL GOLF OUTING:  NOON arrival, 1 pm Tee Off, PLUS after golf food, bev., and LOTS of prizes/gifts!"

at the (newly remodeled) Wilmette Golf Club:  http://www.wilmettepark.org/golf, Golf Shop: 847-256-9777; We had 14 golfers last year but were rained out!  CEO Roundtable-Chicago Member and Board of Director, Bob Cerone, CEO of CognosHR, rcerone@cognoshr.com, C: (847) 514-8067, is our "host / event coordinator." 
PLEASE REGISTER ASAPby email to Bob Cerone by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ NOON:  rcerone@cognoshr.com, or, CELL:  (847) 514-8067 = GOLF for CEO Roundtable-Chicago Members and your "C-Suite" executive GUESTS, who'd like a fun, social-networking experience at The Wilmette Golf Club, 3900 Fairway Drive, Wilmette, IL 60091 = just West of Rt. 94 / EDENS, North side of LAKE St.; (847) 256-9777; 
This is a “Dutch Treat” event (approx. $85) OPEN TO Members and “C-Suite” executive Guests, Clients, etc.


*Oct. 2, Friday, 7:10 pm GAME, COMP., THE CHICAGO CUBS @ THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS @ MILLER PARK, in the BIG, BEAUTIFUL, "FOUNDERS' SUITE"  We are the guests of our 2014 & 2015 GOLD Sponsors, Foley & Lardner Law Firm.

The red hot Cubs are in a serious pennant race for the first time in a very long time - every game is extremely importatnt!  This is a very fun, Social-Networking event for CEO Roundtable Members, your "C-Suite" clients and prospects, and our Foley & Lardner HOSTS, in the "Founders' Corporate Suite" at SPECTACULAR Miller Park, Milwaukee, the architectural wonder with the huge, retractable roof.
THANK YOU to David Seno, Partner, DSeno@Foley.com, W: 414-297-5555; C: 414-426-3494; MAIN: 414-271-2400; Chicago Office Managing Partner, Myles "Mush" Berman, MBerman@Foley.com, W: 312-832-4546; C: 312-375-1901; MAIN: 312-832-4500. 
REGISTER by email, ASAP, to:  SandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu = PLEASE PUT "CEO BASEBALL" in the subject line.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER for this extremely popular event is Monday, NOON, September 28.  
TRANSPORTATION to Miller Park is your private choice, but we will share registered Members names, locations, and contact info with each other to facilitate any desired ride-sharing, as many did last year... 


*OCT. 10, Sat., 5:30 pm, UNTIL ?, COMP., "Third Annual BBQ" @ Bruce & Rhonda Schlesinger’s spectacular home, big, backyard deck, etc., at 140 Pine Tree Lane, Riverwoods, IL 60015  (Use GPS to find it...!)

"Members' BBQ / Cookout - Social-Networking Reception 3.0" = RAVE REVIEWS EVERY YEAR!!  

All food provided, but please bring 2 bottles of wine, and a creative dessert for four. 

QUESTIONS?  Contact Bruce:  C: 312-953-5900


Oct. 13:  Tues., regular monthly dinner mtg.,at Connie's Pizza / Italian Restaurant, in Newberry Plaza (52-story highrise), at 1030 N. State Street X Rush Street X Bellevue, Chicago, IL 60610, in their private dining / banquet room, with a full Italian dinner menu and their famous wood fired pizza. (CEO Dinner mtg #259)  https://www.conniespizza.com/gold-coast

"Dinner & Discussion with Toni Preckwinkle, President of Cook County" - We'll hear directly from President Preckwinkle and her Bureau Chief for Economic Development, Michael Jasso, what she's doing, how she's doing it, what we and our businesses need to know, all with LOTS of opp. for Q & A, up close and personal...!  


TONI PRECKWINKLE BIO:  http://www.cookcountyil.gov/office-of-the-president/ 

Since taking office in December, 2010, President Preckwinkle has rebuilt the credibility of Cook County government, solving for more than $1.4 billion in budget deficits and cutting $465 million in expenditures.  She established the County’s first performance management initiative to demand more accountability from County operations and employees.  
President Preckwinkle has developed a broad policy agenda – focusing on critical public safety reform, working to strengthen the County’s health care system, and increasing the capacity and capability of our economic development efforts.  Her independent and progressive leadership earned her the IVI-IPO Best Alderman Award six times, as well as two Leon Despres Awards.  
President Preckwinkle has two degrees from UChicago (BA and Masters).  She's a former teacher and a former Chicago alderman.  


*Tues., Oct. 20, 11a-1p:  LUNCH, COMP., at TRUMP Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash, Chicago, Investment Roundtable  

 "Lunch with Penny Pritzker, US Commerce Secty and Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan" 

Thanks to two CEO Roundtable Members, Navaid Abidi, President of OPEN-Chicago (OPEN = Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) and Chief Investment Officer and VP of Research for NextCapital Group; AND, Dr. Tariq Butt, Founder and EVP of Health Affairs for Access Health Network, and an OPEN Board Member, we are all invited to attend, comp., this exclusive, high-security event:  please arrive early.  trumpchicagohotel.com 

Dr. Tariq Butt:  tariq.butt@accesscommunityhealth.net 
Navaid Abidi:  http://nextcapitalgroup.com/company; navaid.abidi@gmail.com; navaid.abidi@nextcapital.com

OPEN:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_of_Pakistani_Entrepreneurs_of_North_America

REGISTER BY NOON ON FRIDAY, OCT. 2:  We are ALL required to submit all of the following info for each attendee:  full name as it appears on your government I.D. (drivers license), title, co. name, address, phone no., and email.  
Our CEO Roundtable-Chicago Member, Navaid Abidi, has been appointed as a special advisor by the Pakistan Ambassador to the US, to facilitate strategic meetings for the PM and his trade delegation with key American business leaders.  Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, is visiting Chicago, with Penny Pritzker, US Commerce Secretary, on Oct 20th, for an investment roundtable. The goal is to facilitate meetings with key private equity investors, and "C-Level" execs from corporations who would be interested expanding presence in Pakistan, and especially those who could participate in building and modernizing the infrastructure of the country.
This exclusive event will take place at the downtown Chicago Trump Tower, from 11am to 1pm, on Tue Oct 20th.  At the event, Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, will speak followed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.  
This visit by the PM Sharif presents significant opportunities for Chicago area companies to break into, what The Economist calls the "largest untapped market" in the world.  
The GDP of Pakistan in 2014 crossed the $250B mark, and it has become the 25th largest economy by PPP.  The country is the 6th most populous nation in the world, and has the youngest population of the top 10 most populous countries. It has a large middle class of about 30-40 million people.  America is a Pakistan's largest trading partner.  However, Pakistan has a very low current private American investment and corporate participation.  This lack of American participation is principally due to the security concerns.  
However, things have recently started to turn around for Pakistan on the security front.  The Pakistan Army has moved decisively against terrorists over the past year, and all violent crime is down 90%. As a comparison, over the summer of 2015, the violent crime in Pakistan's largest cities were below the respective violent crime figures in major American cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit and Philadelphia.  That is really sad for Chicago, but that is another discussion.
In the past decade, Pakistan's economy has shown incredible resilience and has absorbed the shocks of global economic meltdown of 2008, cataclysmic floods of 2010, and violent extremism. Through all of that chaos, the economy has kept expanding steadily, humming along at an average of 4.5% real growth. The real estate and stock markets have shrugged all of those worries aside, and has performed incredibly well, resulting in the 2nd highest return performance among the frontier markets over the past decade.  About 98% of the country has mobile phone access, with internet access through G3 and G4 access expanding rapidly.  The country's labor market has untapped technical latent, with Pakistan having the 5th largest presence on freelance websites like eLance.com, Freelancer.com, and oDesk.com. 
Pakistan is now all set for explosive growth, with estimates that range from 4%-7% GDP growth over the next decade. According to World Bank, Economist Intelligence Unit and Cap Gemini global report, Pakistan is projected to become the 14th-19th largest economy in the world the next 30 years.  Pakistan's economy is likely to outgrow the economies of almost all of the current developed countries except US, Japan, Germany, UK, France and Italy.
The biggest kickstart to this growth has come from China, which announced a $50B investment plan in the infrastructure of Pakistan.  The Pakistan-China trade and energy corridor will link the land locked Western region of China to the Indian Ocean.  China desperately needs this ocean access through Pakistan to inject economic vitality in the most underdeveloped Western regions of their country.
To accomplish its growth targets, Pakistan will need to build critical infrastructure, modernize its economy and of course create better business conditions. Pakistan faces many challenges ahead. It is energy starved, has declining freshwater resource, has poor healthcare systems, old communication infrastructure, and cannot fulfil the high demand for technical education.  Most Pakistani people are crazy about American brands.  This means there are a lot of opportunities for American companies
As an example, as part of the infrastructure build-up, just last week, China completed the first 100 MW phase of a 1000MW Quaid e Azam solar power plant in Pakistan.  Just to put this into perspective, the current largest solar power plant in the world is California's Ivanpah plant which produces 392 MW at peak capacity.  So the new solar plant will more than double the size of the largest solar power plant in the world.  However, while the Pakistan government is building the energy generation capacity, they desperately need better solutions for energy storage. 
Further, if (big IF) Iran also opens up to the world, there is a further incredible opportunity for the revival of the ancient Silk Road trade corridor that links India & China region through Pakistan, to Iran, and from there to Turkey and European Markets.  If this trade route revival takes place, the rise of Pakistan's economy will take place at even a faster rate than what is currently being projected by long-term reports.
This is the time for American companies, especially in energy, infrastructure, healthcare, telecom and other sectors to look at this incredible opportunity for growth in Pakistan.   The Prime Minister is coming to the industrial heartland of America, and looking to make connections with business leaders here.  He is is eager to listen to what American business leaders have to say.
Thanks for chatting by phone today!  Again, if there is extremely high demand from CEO Roundtable members to attend, I can ask the Pakistan Consulate General for a larger block of seats.  Please let me know accordingly, but, AT LEAST BY NOON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2. 
Navaid Abidi, 1-773-383-6013; navaid.abidi@gmail.com; navaid.abidi@nextcapital.com;  
President, OPEN Chicago, (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America)
Chief Investment Officer, VP of Research, NextCapital Group

OPEN:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_of_Pakistani_Entrepreneurs_of_North_America


*Oct. 27, Tues. 5:00 - 6:30 pm, at The University Club (COMP.)76 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 

The Role and Impact of Monetary Policy in an Uncertain Economy...

with Nobel Laureate, Lars Peter Hansen, and, Philadelphia Fed. Res. Bank President, Charles Plosser.  

How has monetary policy helped in nurturing a sluggish recovery?  What expectations should business leaders and the public have for the role of monetary policy in the future?  How do Fed decision-makers confront or cope with uncertainty when designing and implementing monetary policy?

We have all been invited to attend, compliments of our friends at The UChicago Becker Friedman Institute (BFI), to attend this interesting evening event.  (Thank you, Amy Boonstra...!)  This is part of the BFI "Cocktails & Conversations" Program. 

REGISTER LINK & DETAILS:  When asked, Are you affiliated with the University of Chicago?* 

Yes  or  No  = Check Yes*, and type:  "CEO Roundtable" in the box.

SPEAKER BIOs:  Charles Plosser,http://bfi.uchicago.edu/people/charles-plosser former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and University of Chicago alumnus, will explore these questions and offer insights in a candid discussion with Lars Peter Hansen,http://bfi.uchicago.edu/people/lars-peter-hansen Becker Friedman Institute director and 2013 Nobel laureate.


*Nov. 3 + Nov. 4, Tues. + Wed.:  (COMP. / GUESTS of 2014 and 2015 GOLD Sponsor, Foley & Lardner Law Firm)


Tues., 5:30 - 8:30 pm:  OUR MONTHLY DINNER, at The Four Seasons Hotel - Chicago, 120 E. Delaware, Chicago.

Wed., 7 am - 1:30 pm:  Foley & Lardner's "National Directors Institute" (NDI) at The Four Seasons Hotel - Chicago.  

THIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, DINNER WILL BE our regular November monthly dinner meeting.

"14th Annual National Directors Institute (NDI)" at The Four Seasons Hotel - Chicago, 120 E. Delaware St.

Over 200 Directors & Officers from over 100 public and private co.’s attend.  Agenda (LINK below) covers numerous governance issues and 13 breakout sessions on the most important issues in the boardroom and the C-Suite.

REGISTER:  CEO Roundtable Members REGISTER by email to David Seno and Sandy Weissent, with your name, title, co. name, and email address:  David Seno will register you:  DSeno@Foley.comSandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu  

QUESTIONS:  Please direct your NDI questions to Jackie Polson, JPolson@Foley.com  


SAMPLE OF TOPICS INCLUDE:  Key Governance Trends in 2015 and 2016, Private Company Corporate Governance Best Practices, Public and Private Co. Exec. Comp., Preparing Your Board to Deal With Activist Shareholders, Evaluating Acquisitions in the Boardroom, Nonprofit Entity Corp. Governance, Cybersecurity Risks in the Boardroom, The Role of the Board in Site Selection and Talent Development, Private Equity Portfolio Co. Corp. Governance, Audit Committee Hot Topics, Federal Public Affairs Issues That Directors Need To Ask Management About, International Issues in the Board Room, How and Why You Should Add Your First Outside Directors, Investment Fund Boardroom Fiduciary Duties, Trends in Shareholder Rights Bylaws, Corp. Venture Capital Programs, Investigating Whistleblower Allegations Reported to the Board, Transactional Insurance Protections, etc.

LINK TO COMPLETE AGENDA:  http://cs.foley.com/NDI/2015Agenda.pdf

OUR THANKS TO:  David J. Seno, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202-5306; P. (414) 297-5555 (414) 297-5555; Chicago Office:  321 N. Clark St., Quaker Tower, Chicago, IL 60654; P. (312) 832-4500. 


*Nov. 5, Thurs.,  7:30 am - 10:00 am:  COMP., at 300 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL KIrkland & Ellis offices

"What's the Deal with the Deals 2015" conference - panel and interview.

Please join us for this Annual panel discussion PLUS a special interview with Chicago banking legend, Norm Bobins, at Kirkland & Ellis offices, co-hosted by Grant Thornton, at 300 N. LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654..
The panel discussion will focus on reviewing both the outlook of acquisitions and lending in 2015.  Our panel will get beneath the numbers and provide insights into what is really going on in the market and what middle market deal professionals should expect during the rest of the year 2015 and beyond. 
Norm Bobins will share insights and stories on how he grew LaSalle Bank Corp and will advise on the keys to success in business.  Tom Goldblatt, President of Ravinia Capital LLC, will conduct the interview.

REGISTER:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebng9waa2154abe2&oseq=&c=3ebf06b0-5273-11e3-a1ac-d4ae5275dbc8&ch=3efab020-5273-11e3-a1e6-d4ae5275dbc8

The Conference consists of 2 PARTS:  

7:30 - 8:00 am:  Arrivals 

PART 1: 
8:15 - 9:15 am:  Featured Panelists include:
Ted Koenig, President & CEO, Monroe Capital LLC
Mike Sharkey, President, MB Business Capital
Brian Boorstein, Managing Prtr, Granite Creek Partners
Duncan Bourne, Managing Dir, Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd.
Elliot Findlay, Princ., Transactn Advisory Serv., Grant Thornton
Moderator:  Eric Welchko, Managing Director, Ravinia Capital LLC

PART 2: 
9:15 - 10 am:  Special interview with banking legend, Norm Bobins
Norman R. Bobins BIO:  
is the CEO of Norman Bobins Consulting LLC (NBC), which provides 
financial consulting services to various clients.
Prior to founding NBC in 2008, Mr. Bobins spent 40 years in banking.  
He began his career at American National Bank and Trust Company 
in 1967.  In 1981, he joined Exchange National Bank, which was 
acquired by LaSalle Bank.  He retired from LaSalle Bank Corporation 
as chairman, president and chief executive officer in 2007.


*Friday, Nov. 13:  4:00 - 7:30 pm, COMP., at The Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

"Leadership and the Internet" & Celebration for Jack Gould's 25 years at UChicago GSB Booth

You’re invited to a celebration for John P. "Jack" Gould, Steven G. Rothmeier Professor and Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, and his 50 years at Chicago Booth, and with current UChicago Booth Deans, Sunil Kumar and Harry Davis.  It was Dean Jack Gould, who 25 years ago initiated the school's roundtable program, including The CEO Roundtable with Sandy Weissent as Chairman.  During Jack Gould's time at Booth, Professor Gould revealed his magic touch. As dean, he updated the school’s curriculum, led an international expansion, and paved the way for the opening of Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. We celebrate the leadership Jack has brought to Booth as a researcher, colleague, teacher, and mentor.

WHEN:  4:00 - 7:30 pm
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion, Room 200
Jack Gould, Steven G. Rothmeier Prof. and Distinguished Service Prof. of Economics 
Sunil Kumar, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management 
Harry L. Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Reception, Room 621
Welcome remarks by Harry L. Davis; Remarks by Jack Gould and Sunil Kumar



*Nov. 19:  Thurs.,  COMP., ($300 Conf. fee waived for Members of the CEO Roundtable-Chicago),sponsored by McGuire Woods.  THANK YOU TO:  Bd of Advisors and 24-year Member, Rick Mason, RMason@McGuireWoods.com, or, 312-750-3527, at The Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601

McGuire Woods'  "7th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference" 

AGENDA:  (CLE credit pending):  Thursday, November 19, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. = Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. = Program 
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. = Reception

An interactive, multi-track conference addressing key legal and business matters in the medical device sector focusing on innovation, investment and regulatory issues.  

Topics:  Election update, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FDA update: recent developments and new initiatives, HCP relationships, open payments and current enforcement issues, Early stage investing, Cross-border M&A transactions and overseas contracting issues, Mobile medical applications, health information exchange and data security, IP litigation, royalty agreements and other IP issues, Antitrust compliance and other hot compliance topics in the medical device industry, Strategies for post-approval financing and partnerships.  

COMP. REGISTRATION = REGISTER ASAP by sending your name, title, co. name, and email address, by email or phone call to Rick Mason's assistant, Claudia Gunderson:  CGunderson@McGuireWoods.com or 312-750-3540.  

Cost is $300 per attendee= WAIVED for CEO Roundtable Members.


Dec. 1:  Tues., 5:30 - 8:00 pm, regular monthly dinner mtg, (CEO Dinner mtg #261) at The Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL - in The Gibson Guitar banquet room.  

"The Future of Oil and Energy" / Global and U.S. Economic Impacts ​- with Expert / Speaker, Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer, Trend Macrolytics, LLC;  

Don@TrendMacro.comhttp://trendmacro.com/a/about/who.aspand a final, 30-min. PANEL DISCUSSION with: 

Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer, Trend Macrolytics, and fellow CEO Roundtable Members / Experts:  
Bill Lear, Vice Chairman, Athena Global Energy Solutions, Inc. (AGES), http://ages1.com/ 
Uduak Udofia, SVP, Head of BP - U.S. Operations (ret.), (BP), http://www.bp.com/en_us/bp-us.html 

5:30 - 6:30 pm = Arrivals / Networking / Dinner for all Members
6:30 - 6:40 pm = Announcements / Introductions 
6:40 - 8:00 pm = Presentation-Q&A, Don Luskin, including a final 30-minute PANEL DISCUSSION

LOCATION:  The Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan Ave., Gibson Guitar Banquet Room, Chicago, IL ​ 
QUESTIONS:  Please direct your questions to:  SandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu

DON LUSKIN BIO:  • Former vice chairman and co-chief investment officer of Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock)  • In management trio who built Wells Fargo Investment Advisors into global indexing and quant-active powerhouse • Founder of Investment Technology Group; inventor of POSIT, first sector ETFs and target-date funds
• Frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and author of "I Am John Galt"  http://tmac.ro/galtbook​ 
BILL LEAR BIO:  • Co-Founder and Senior Advisor to The Chicago Corporation, middle-market investment bank.  • Former President, Athena Financial Services.  • Leading early financier of the cable TV industry at Hornblower, Weeks; Hemphill, Noyes, a major-bracket Wall St. investment bank.  • SVP and Head of the Worldwide Energy and Minerals Group at the First National Bank of Chicago—Advisor to Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC): co-funded the Alaskan Pipeline.
UDUAK UDOFIA BIO:  • Recently retired SVP and Head of BP North America Fuels Value Chain Operations (COO).  
• Former Senior Operations executive who successfully lead and transformed multi-billion dollar global businesses in chemicals, packaging / materials, oil & gas.  • Over 15+ years as an Officer in Fortune 10 companies, senior lead roles also included SVP, Strategic Planning / M&A,  and Chief Marketing Officer - Global Petrochemicals.  • Founder and Managing Director for Aimlight, Inc., a start up international trade services firm. 


*Dec. 3:  Thurs., 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, COMP., at The Drake Hotel - Oak Brook  

"Beyond CRM" - Driving additional revenue and profit by bringing CRM and ERP systems together.

It's a good fit for companies with a large number of products, complex pricing models, and/or multi channel sales and distribution models.  http://beyondcrmanderp.com/ 

LOCATION:  The Drake Hotel - Oak Brook:  http://www.thedrakeoakbrookhotel.com/
DATE:  Thursday, December 3rd
AGENDA:  8:30 am - 9:00 am = Reg. & Cont. Brkfst
                9:00 am = Sessions Begin
                2:00 pm = Forum Concludes
KEYNOTE:  "Sales Innovation and Transformation in a Fiercely Competitive Economy"

  • How and why Hitachi Data Systems went beyond CRM to optimize quoting and maximize revenue across all sales channels
  • How Honeywell bridged the gap between Salesforce.com and SAP ERP to establish global standards for estimating, quoting and ordering

LUNCH PRESENTATION:  How to Make Your "Beyond CRM" Strategy Pay Off

CEO Roundtable Members are invited to attend themselves or send colleagues for whom the content may be most appropriate.  Even though it's an SAPinsider produced event, running SAP is not at all necessary to derive value.

The CRM and ERP systems companies use do not matter.

REGISTER:  and, web site for the event:  http://beyondcrmanderp.com/ 

A pdf flyer/invitation is here:  http://bit.ly/1WWef8Q 
More info on the morning keynote, Rich Karlgaard:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Karlgaard and, 
More info about the co. behind this event, its CEO, and the event:  http://bit.ly/1SZ83HJ, and, 
Questions:  Alan Ramsdell, Vice President, Partner Events, Wellesley Information Services (WIS), +1 781-751-8608 - direct; +1 617-448-9607 - mobile; alanr@wispubs.com 


*Dec. 16:  Wed., 4:30 - 6:30 pm, COMP., at The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel, 39th floor, Premier Penthouse Ballroom, 71 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 

Seasons Greetings!"Wonderland Holiday Party"

PLEASE RSVP by email before 11 am, Tue., Dec. 15, to: MiAndrews@wyndham.com = send your name + your co. name.
This will also be the same venue for one of our monthly dinner mtgs later in 2016.  It has a spectacular and romantic evening view of the city!  
... This Party will feature seasonal dishes & wine pairings from the Wyndham Executive Chef, along with unique Holiday activities and giveaways!

QUESTIONS TO:  Grace Stramaglia, Director of Catering & Conventions, Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, 71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601; W: 312-462-7065; GrStramaglia@wyndham.com
VENUE WEBSITE:  www.wyndhamgrandchicagoriverfront.com 
PARKING:  Valet garage adjacent.​

January 12, 2016, Tuesday:  YOUR NEXT monthly dinner mtg (#263) with our old friend and super speaker, Bill Strauss, Sr. Economist and Economic Advisor, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, at DINNER HOST:  Seyfarth Shaw Law Firm, 131 S. Dearborn St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60603 

"Economic Outlook - 2016" - William A. Strauss, Sr. Economist & Economic Advisor, Fed. Reserve Bank of Chicago

WILLIAM A. STRAUSS BIO: https://chicagofed.org/Home/people/s/strauss-william-a 


February 09, 2016, Tuesday:  YOUR NEXT monthly dinner mtg (#264) with our 2015 / 2016 GOLD Sponsor, Tableau Software commanding the attention of our Members.  Loop venue and other details soon.

"How Tableau Helps People See and Understand Their Data" 

Seattle Main Campus, 837 North 34th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98103; 206-633-3400; http://www.tableau.com/

CONTACT:  Jen Fonseca, National Commercial Sales Manager, JFonseca@Tableau.com; W: 708-671-1951


  2016 SCHEDULE (tentative, under construction) = JUST monthly dinner mtgs, topics, locations
          (approx. 50 additional events are NOT included here = spread throughout the year

SECOND TUESDAYS of the month dinners:  
JAN. 12 =
“Annual Economic Outlook – 2016” @ DINNER HOST:  SEYFARTH SHAW, 131 S. DEARBORN ST., #2400, CHICAGO, IL 60603-5577
FEB. 9 =
"How Tableau Helps People See and Understand Their Data” by Tableau Software, dinner @ SEYFARTH SHAW, 131 S. DEARBORN ST., #2400, CHICAGO, IL 60603-5577
Mar. 8 =
“The Cloud” by and at SingleHop, GOLD SPONSOR dinner at their corp. hdqrtrs. = Ogilvie Train Station - Corp. Office Bldg., 500 W. Madison St., #801, Chicago, IL 60661 
APR. 12 =
“The Internet of Things (IoT)” by Bosch Software Innovations, dinner at their corp. hdqrtrs. = 161 N. Clark St., Suite 3550, Chicago, IL 
MAY 10 =
“Business Legal Issues TBD” by and at SEYFARTH SHAW, 131 S. DEARBORN ST., #2400, CHICAGO, IL 
JUNE 14 =
“Topic TBD” at SEYFARTH SHAW, 131 S. DEARBORN ST., #2400, CHICAGO, IL 60603
JULY + AUGUST = no dinner mtgs…!  Lots of social-networking events, etc., etc.
SEPT. 13 or 20 =
“Wealth Portfolio Management” by and at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St., ;Global Conf. Center 
OCT. 11 =
“Topic TBD” at SEYFARTH SHAW, 131 S. DEARBORN ST., #2400, CHICAGO, IL 60603
NOV. 08 =
“Topic TBD” at SEYFARTH SHAW, 131 S. DEARBORN ST., #2400, CHICAGO, IL 60603
DEC. 13 =  
“Topic TBD” at SEYFARTH SHAW, 131 S. DEARBORN ST., #2400, CHICAGO, IL 60603


**2016 POSSIBLE Meeting Topic / Top-Rated "TedX" Speaker:  “We the People, and the Republic We Must Reclaim”with Harvard Law School Prof. Larry Lessig,a top-rated TedX speaker and an internationally recognized expert on the U.S. government.  (**Larry had to cancel / postpone his May, 2014, dinner mtg with us.)


2016 POSSIBLE Meeting Topic / Speaker:  "Celebrating Entrepreneurism in Chicago"J.B. Pritzker, Mg. Prtr., Pritzker Group, location tbd (had to cancel / postpone his 2015 dinner mtg with us.) 
SPEAKER BIO:  J.B. Pritzker, BIO:

schedule of events 2015

If you are a "C-Level" executive (e.g., Chairman, Owner, CEO, COO, President, CFO, CIO, CMO, General Manager, National or Regional Sales Mgr., Managing Partner, etc.) with organization-wide, or function-wide, P/L responsibilities, and you would like to join the CEO Roundtable, please see our "Why and How To Join" page, and contact our Chairman:

Alexander "Sandy" Weissent
Office: 312-751-2153
Cell: 312-399-1901
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MISSION:  Provide cutting-edge business intelligence, state-of-the-art solutions, and valuable social-networking opportunities that facilitate our “C-Suite” / Sr. Exec. Members' and their companies' success:  make profits, create jobs, and nourish growth, in a socially responsible manner.   WE SERVE ALL "C-Suite" / Sr. Executives.  -  SINCE 1991  -  

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