The Chicago Innovation Roundtable

A community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs with a growth mindset and a passion for innovation.

An exclusive forum carefully curated to provide visionary leaders with actionable solutions, insights, and connections to similarly-minded leaders.

Insights

Insights

Become part of a peer-driven innovation think tank. Compare notes, discuss pressing topics, and have a sounding board for your ideas.

Solutions

Solutions

Gain access to unique expertise and solutions to business challenges through Roundtable discussions, workshops, and guest speakers.

Connections

Connections

Network with other visionary leaders, discuss and debate strategies with domain experts, and rapidly build a network of business relationships.

What makes the Roundtable unique?

Join 1000+ senior leaders to network, exchange ideas, and share solutions at our private Roundtable events.

  • Discuss challenges and receive guidance without any selling, demos, or PowerPoint presentations.

  • Develop meaningful connections with leaders from 100+ companies, ranging from early-stage startups to billion-dollar enterprises.

  • Attend intimate and highly interactive events offered monthly in a variety of formats; in-person, online, and hybrid. 

     
     

Meet the Founder

Patrick Emmons

Founder/CEO, DragonSpears

Patrick Emmons

Because of his passion for Chicago, Patrick founded the Chicago Innovation Roundtable, a non-profit focused on connecting senior leadership of Chicagoland organizations to increase innovation adoption. Over the past 4 years, the Roundtable has become a center of innovation and support for over 1000 members in the Chicagoland area. Connect with Patrick on LinkedIn.

Meet the Advisory Board

Sarah Butterfass

Sarah Butterfass

Chief Product Officer, Fanduel

Dean Haacker

Dean Haacker

Founder and President, Highland Grove Partners

Ann Madea

Ann  Madea

Global Chief Information Officer

Dan Mannisto

Dan Mannisto

Executive Director, Options Clearing Corporation

Brian Martin

Brian  Martin

Head of AI in R&D, Abbvie

Jason Osterhage

Jason Osterhage

Chief Banking Officer, Alliant Credit Union

What Members are Saying

Timothy Collins, CTO, RF IDeas, Inc.

“I belong to a number of groups like this and the Chicago Innovation Roundtable is the only one in which the interactions for each and every meeting are consistently outstanding.” - Timothy Collins, CTO, RF IDeas, Inc.

Joanna Vahlsing, SVP of Program Management and Operations, Centro

“The Roundtable events are a wonderful forum for identifying areas of opportunity, learning from others, and discussing issues with innovative business leaders.” - Joanna Vahlsing, SVP of Program Management and Operations, Centro

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