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Thursday, October 2, 2014
8am to 7pm Central

Medinah Country Club
6N001 Medinah Road
Medinah, IL 60157
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ITsavvy Symposium

2014 ITsavvy Symposium

The 2014 ITsavvy Symposium on October 2, was a big success. If you’re interested in viewing the Keynote video presentation or the ITsavvy Tech Talks presentations, visit the ITsavvy Virtual Symposium webpage.


NEW! Showcase Evolves Into Full Day Symposium

Due to popular demand, this year’s ITsavvy Symposium (previously known as the ITsavvy Showcase) has been expanded to maximize attendee value. With a new, full-day format, an itinerary packed with dozens of interactive Tech Talks educational sessions, and the inclusion of Keynote Speaker Timothy J. Theriault, Chief Information, Innovation and Improvement Officer (Walgreen Co.), you can’t afford to miss this free, premier event. It’s guaranteed to be our biggest yet.

Hosted at the world famous Medinah Country Club, this is the ideal opportunity for both executive leadership and IT management to cost-effectively:

Learn first-hand about emerging products and software from recognized experts during our Tech Talks Breakout Sessions.

Discuss trending IT topics and opportunities with representatives from leading software manufacturers, as well as ITsavvy engineers.

Experience live demonstrations and engage subject matter experts one-on-one while enjoying complimentary food and beverages.


NEW FORMAT! Thursday, October 2, 2014

8:00am – 10:00am Complimentary Breakfast
8:30am – 4:30pm Tech Talks Breakout Sessions
9:00am – 3:00pm Exhibitor Showcase Open
Noon – 2:00pm Complimentary Lunch
4:30pm – 5:30pm Keynote Speaker – Timothy J. Theriault (Walgreens)
5:30pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Hour – Drinks & Appetizers

Keynote Speaker

Timothy J. Theriault
Senior Vice President, Chief Information, Innovation and Improvement Officer
Walgreen Co.

The 2014 ITsavvy Symposium welcomes Timothy J. Theriault to the stage to provide a keynote address. Featured in Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal as a leading CIO, Theriault will share his insights on how technology is proven to drive new company strategies and innovation.


Keynote Address

Leading Walgreens to new frontiers
Walgreens is venturing ahead from the best corners in America to the four corners of the world as the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing champion. Breaking into this new frontier calls for a world-class IT organization with trailblazing technology solutions. In designing the path forward, hear about how Walgreens IT considers enabling business strategy and the use of current trends.


Executive Bio

Timothy J. Theriault is senior vice president and chief information, innovation and improvement officer for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill.

Theriault is responsible for the innovative solutions division, which implements the company’s strategy to grow revenue and reinvent its cost structure through continuous improvement and innovation. He also oversees Walgreens health IT infrastructure, which encompasses all health care technologies driving the company and solutions for B2B relationships. This includes centralizing patient health information and developing capabilities for payers and providers to view patient data.

Since joining Walgreens, Theriault has restructured the information technology organization to support new company strategies and enable innovation. Theriault currently heads initiatives to use technology to better understand the customer, enhance the online business and integrate new health care products that support the core retail activities.

Before joining Walgreens in 2009, Theriault was president of corporate and institutional services for Northern Trust Corporation in Chicago, a global leader in delivering investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals. Theriault worked at Northern Trust for 25 years, during which time he also served as executive vice president and chief technology officer, heading the company’s worldwide operations and technology department.

Theriault earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Illinois State University, Normal, Ill., in 1982, and completed the advanced management program at Harvard University Business School in 2007.



Sponsors of the 2014 ITsavvy Symposium are identified below. Representatives from sponsoring organizations will be on-hand to showcase their products and services through live demonstrations and interactive Tech Talks sessions.


A list of Tech Talks sessions for the 2014 ITsavvy Symposium will be available here as our partners provide them to us. Many more will be added. Check back regularly for the latest updates.

Tech Talks Topics

Download the Tech Talks Schedule

Presenter Topic
ITsavvy Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity – Building Resilience Into Your IT Operations
ITsavvy Data Replication, Minimize Your Exposure
ITsavvy savvyBackup® – The Changing Landscape of Data Protection
ITsavvy Building a Next Generation Wireless LAN
ITsavvy ITsavvy’s Global Offerings and Introduction to savvyPortal®
ITsavvy savvyGuard® – Managing and Monitoring Your Desktop, Network and Server Environment
ITsavvy savvyPrint® – Print Services to Optimize Infrastructure, Manage Environment and Improve Workflow
ITsavvy Unified Communications – On Premise or Hosted?
Adobe Adobe Creative Cloud
Aerohive NextGen WiFi – it’s all about the software
APC – Schneider Electric Where are you in the lifecycle of your Data Center? Plus new Prefab Data Centers!
Barracuda Data Protection
Dell What if your Firewall could offer…?
EMC2 RecoverPoint
Fortinet Next Generation Firewall: Improve your network security while reducing cost and complexity
HP HP Technology Services review, Built for the new style of IT
HP Networking and Converged Storage, Built for the New Style of IT
HP Choosing the RIGHT HP Mobility Solution
Kaspersky Lab Virtualization and Security
Lenovo Who is Lenovo?
Samsung Samsung Mobility and Display Solutions in Retail, Finance, Healthcare and Education
Toshiba Innovations in Mobile Computing
Toshiba Print Cloud Solutions To Increase Productivity and Reduce Corporate Spend
VMware vCloud Air and vSphere Optimization Assessment

You need IT expertise. We’ve got IT experts. Here’s where you’ll gain IT product and solution guidance, see what’s trending and learn how to leverage technology for business value and strategy. Sound good?