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Date, Time & Location

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

Medinah Country Club
6N001 Medinah Road
Medinah, IL 60157
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For more information visit the ITsavvy Symposium page.

ITsavvy Symposium

2014 ITsavvy Virtual Symposium

The 2014 ITsavvy Symposium was held on October 2, 2014, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. As a follow-up to the LIVE event, this 2014 ITsavvy Virtual Symposium webpage has been established to provide even more people with the opportunity to access and benefit from the knowledge that was shared.

The day was filled with educational programming. ITsavvy engineers and technology experts from leading software / hardware manufacturers were present to provide thought leadership through 38 Tech Talk sessions. In addition, Timothy J. Theriault, Chief Information, Innovation and Improvement Officer at Walgreens, provided the keynote address. Click here to view the keynote video presentation, and then visit the Tech Talks tab below to explore abstracts of the presentations given throughout the day.


Tech Talks

To view and download ITsavvy’s Tech Talk presentation abstracts, simply click on the thumbnail images below.

Company Overview

An overview of ITsavvy’s global offerings and an introduction to the savvyPortal®

BC/Disaster Recovery

An overview of ITsavvy’s business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for building resilience into your IT operations

Data Replication

An overview of data replication solutions and technologies that help to improve data protection and reduce risks associated with downtime


An overview of ITsavvy’s savvyBackup solution and the changing landscape of data protection


An overview of wireless solutions and technologies that can be leveraged to build a next generation Wireless LAN


An overview of ITsavvy’s savvyPrint solution that’s proven to optimize infrastructures, environment management efforts and workflows


An overview of how ITsavvy’s savvyGuard solution leverages best practices to manage and monitor desktops, networks and server environments

Unified Communications

An overview of ITsavvy’s Unified Communications offerings and key considerations for choosing between on premise or hosted solutions


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.


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