IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE TEMS) has a special interest in supporting the needs of industry. We’re offering the TEMS Industry Forum in conjunction with TEMSCON to bring industry leaders together to discuss the challenges they face. Join us to learn from speakers from some of the finest technology companies and startups. Our program will focus on the challenges of managing the forefront of technology, especially in this era of rapidly developing disruptive technologies.


                                    Friday, June 29 2018 IEEE TEMSCON INDUSTRY FORUM
7:30 – 16:00       Registration (Closed at Lunch)
8:15 – 8:30 Welcome  – Grand Ballroom – 2nd Floor
8:30 – 9:15
KEYNOTE(45minutes) Grand Ballroom – 2nd Floor
From Teaching to CTO

Helen Sun, CTO of Architecture, Engineering, and Data Management, JP Morgan Chase

9:15 – 9:30 Coffee Break & Exhibits (15min)
Track 1: Heritage Ballroom – 2nd Floor


Track 2: Northshore Room – 2nd Floor


Track 3: Grandball Room – 9th Floor

Disruptive technologies 

09:30 -10:15


How industrial companies are using the IoT to optimize their businesses

David Szweda – Vice President of Digital Business, Evoqua Water Technologies

Cloud as Innovation Enabler

Vivek Varma, Ph.D., PMP
Technology – Cloud Engineering,

Applying insights from the pharma innovation model to physical sciences commercialization

Samir Mayekar, Co-founder & CEO, SiNode Systems

10:15-11:00 Parknav On-street parking: The challenges of turning a technology into a growing business

Jeremy Leval, Director of Product, Parknav

The role of Intellectual Property Design & Protection for an Entrepreneurial startup

Dan Brown, CEO of Loggerhead Tools

Digital Transformation in Boeing’s Second Century

Tony Toulouse- VP of Boeing

11:00 – 11:45 Implausible Journey Becoming a Multi-million-dollar Business

Maria Rios, CEO of Nation Waste Inc.

Social Networks For Entrepreneurs and The Role of Mentors

Naren Patil, CEO of StartupWind

Industrial Internet of Things

Shahid Ahmed, Adjunct Faculty, McCormick School of Engineering, NorthWestern University

11:45 – 12:30
KEYNOTE (45 minutes)  Grand Ballroom – 2nd Floor
Innovation DNA
Christine Schyvinck, CEO of SHURE  INCORPORATED
12:30 – 13:15 LUNCH (45 minutes) Grand Ballroom – 2nd Floor
13:15 – 14:00
KEYNOTE (45 minutes) Grand Ballroom – 2 Floor
Creating and Commercializing Disruptive Changes in Information Technology
Chris Gladwin, CEO & Co-Founder, OcientOcient
14:00 – 14:15 Coffee Break & Exhibits (15min)
Track 1: Heritage Ballroom – 2nd Floor
Track 2: Northshore Room – 2nd Floor
Track 3: Grandball Room – 9th Floor
Disruptive Technologies
14:15 – 15:00 Urban Mobility Now and Future

Paul Pebbles, CTO, Urban Active and Maven, General Motors Company

AI-Infused Service Management and Optimization

Maja Vukovic, Ph.D., Manager, Cognitive Service Management, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

The Coming Transformation of Medicine

Mohan Rao, CEO, Epsilon Economics

15:00 – 15:45 Manufacturing & The Impact of Technology Disruptions

Don McNeeley, CEO of Chicago Tube and Iron

Developing sustainable community beyond GDP

Stan Curtis, VP Platform Development at

Success stories transferring science technologies into product

Jim Corboy, CMO, The Incubator ~ Science Innovation Labs

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Exhibits
16:00 – 17:30
KEYNOTE PANEL (90 minutes) Grand Ballroom – 2ndFloor
“Disruption in Established Industries”:

Maria Rios- CEO of Nation Waste IncDon McNeeley- CEO of Chicago Tube & Iron, Stan Curtis- VP Platform Development at URBAN.systemsScott McCormick- President Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Danielle DuMerer- CIO of City of Chicago

17:30 – 17:45 Closing Remarks
17:45 – 19:00 Mixer/Reception

For more information contact: Liang Downey (