The Innovative Executives League Summit

A yearly celebration of innovation and entrepreneurialism taking place in the Chicago community.

Thursday, October 5th, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
OLC Education & Conference Center | 49400 W Higgins Rd Ste 100, Rosemont, IL 60018

Join 100+ senior executives at OLC Education & Conference Center on October 5th for an unparalleled day of thought leadership. This intimate and exclusive event brings together visionaries from start-ups, established enterprises, non-profits, venture capital firms, and universities to share different perspectives around innovation.

Keynote Speaker

The Inevitable Economics of Trust, Featuring Mark Achler

Join us for an engaging keynote presentation, The Inevitable Economics of Trust, featuring Mark Achler, Managing Partner at MATH Venture Partners. In this thought-provoking talk, Mark Achler, a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist, will delve into the critical role that trust plays in the success of businesses. He will share insights on how companies that build and maintain trust over time are more likely to deliver superior results to their shareholders. Mark's extensive background in entrepreneurship, venture capital, and innovation uniquely positions him to explore this crucial topic. As the Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners and an Adjunct Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, Mark Achler brings a wealth of experience to the table. With four startups under his belt, three venture funds managed, and a history as an early Apple employee and Head of Innovation at Redbox, Mark is a true domain expert. Additionally, he is the co-author of the book "Exit Right: How to Sell Your Startup" and hosts a popular podcast, "The Real Work with Mark Achler," on the Noteworthy network. Mark Achler is not only a speaker but also a valuable mentor within the entrepreneurial community, actively supporting organizations like TechStars and many others. 

Breakout Session Speakers


Tanya Hannah

Chief Information Officer, North America at Aon


Stephen Lavin

Former Chief Technology Officer at Redbox


Kayne Grau

Chief Executive Officer at CarNow


Sirisha Gorjala

Chief Product Officer at Millennium Trust Company


Sandee Kastrul

President & Co-Founder at ic.stars


Michelangelo D'Agostino

VP of Machine Learning at Tegus


Maya Mikhailov

Founder of SAVVI AI


Floyd Strimling

Chief Product Officer at DFIN


Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Chief Innovation Officer at P33 Chicago


Aaron Bedra

Chief Technology Officer (Cumberland) at DRW


Jennifer Van Camp

Vice President R&D Data Analytics at AbbVie


Brian Martin

Head of AI in R&D Information Research at AbbVie


Satyakam Pandey

CTO- Investment Banking at William Blair


Thursday, October 5th, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT

  • 12:30 PM – Check-in Open & Welcome

  • 1:15 PM – Opening Comments

  • 1:30 PM – Keynote Speaker 

  • 2:30 PM – Break 

  • 2:45 PM – First Breakout Session

  • 3:30 PM – Break

  • 3:45 PM – Second Breakout Session

  • 4:30 PM – Break

  • 4:45 PM – Third Breakout Session

  • 5:30 PM – Closing Comments

  • 5:45 PM – Networking Reception


Food and beverages throughout the event will be included.

OLC Education & Conference Center
9400 W Higgins Rd Ste 100, Rosemont, IL 60018

About the Innovative Executives League

Founded in 2017, the League is a non-profit focused on connecting senior leadership within organizations across Chicagoland to increase innovation adoption. Over the past 6 years, the group has become a center of innovation and support for over 1,000+ members in the Chicagoland area.