Presenters

Spring 2017 Presenters

Keynote Speaker

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Mike Wons

CTO State of Illinois

Mike Wons joined the State of Illinois in 2015 as the first state-wide Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Focused on establishing and implementing the Illinois “FIRST” strategy for shaping the future of Technology and Innovation across Illinois, Mike leads all aspects of strategic technological execution by: setting priorities for enterprise systems/software and infrastructure, evaluating current and future technologies, and most importantly, accelerating the execution of the state’s strategy by launching new innovative solutions at a rapid pace.

Responsibilities include the delivery and execution of the technology services for the state. This includes a 1,500+ person team that manages a $1B annual investment in information technology by the State. The state has a laser focus on transformation and digital disruption. This includes the key levers of;

Transformation Digital Disruption
  1. Statewide ERP System
  2. IT Transformation
  3. Going Mobile in Illinois
  4. State-wide Advanced Analytics Practice
  1. Blockchain & Distributive Ledger Technology
  2. Machine Learning and BOTS
  3. Mobility and Wearables
  4. IoT
Cybersecurity

 

Prior to joining the State of Illinois Mike spent over 30 years building next generation business aligned advanced technology solutions including spending the last six years as President and CEO of CellTrak Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of integrated mobile point of care and clinical solutions for post-acute healthcare professionals across the US, Canada and the UK. 

Prior to CellTrak, Mike launched the Public Safety Systems (PSS) Division for Federal Signal Corporation and served as VP and GM of that $200M Global Business and served as the Executive CIO.  Mike also served as CTO & Strategy Advisor for the Financial Services & Healthcare business vertical for Microsoft and was CIO for Waste Management’s largest business unit focused on environment services, business growth and expansion globally. Mike has also served as an advisor and in several cases as founder of start-up businesses focused on next generation computing platforms and advanced technology solutions across healthcare, financial services, environmental services, media and public safety verticals.

Mike has a diploma in Management from Aurora University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Governors State University and completed his Masters Education as a graduate of the Kellogg Management Institute (KMI) at Northwestern University’s Graduate School of Management. 

For additional information please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikewons or http://doit.illinois.gov

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