Chicago Innovation Awards – SIM Partner Event - SOLD OUT


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm


Maggianos Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Ctr., Skokie IL 60077
A Night with Chicago's High Tech Innovators

This event is Sold Out!

Please join SIM Chicago and Chicago Innovation Awards on February 19, 2014 for a premier panelist event at Maggiano’s Old Orchard. Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder of Chicago Innovation Awards will moderate a panel discussion with recent winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards and leading innovation practitioners.

Linda Mallers, Farm Logix
Erik Severinghaus, SimpleRelevance
Hardik Bhatt, Cisco
Brian Krause, Molex
Sandee Kastrul, i.c.stars |*

This lively event will provide outstanding networking opportunities, inspiration to innovate and a delicious meal Maggiano’s style!

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Networking with cash bar and stationed appetizers
6:15 pm – 7:20 pm Announcements and mediated panelists
7:20 pm – 8:00 pm Post networking with cash bar and dessert
8:00 pm – Adjourn

Member Cost
$10.00 per person includes heavy appetizers, dessert and cash bar

CIA Member Cost
$10.00 per person includes dinner and cash bar

Non SIM Member Cost
$20.00 per person includes heavy appetizers, dessert and cash bar

Event Sponsor

Speaker Profile

- Panel Moderator
Chicago Innovation Awards

Tom Kuczmarski, president and founder of Kuczmarski Innovation, is a nationally recognized expert in the innovation of new products and services. Over the course of his career he has helped hundreds of clients, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations,...

- Panelist
Farm Logix

Linda Mallers is the Founder of FarmLogix, a winner of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards. FarmLogix is an enterprise-level solution that connects farmers with the institutional kitchen of foodservice corporations, school districts, hotels, hospitals and restaurants. In...

- Panelist
Founder and CEO

Erik Severinghaus is the founder & CEO of Chicago-based SimpleRelevance, an Up-and-Comer Winner of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards. SimpleRelevance is the only email optimization platform that plugs into a marketer’s existing tools and workflow to personalize...

- Panelist
Director of Smart + Connected Communities and Internet of Everything

Hardik is a Director with Cisco and currently leads Cisco’s market making efforts for Internet of Everything for the Public Sector. He works with global public sector leaders to help them extract value by connecting the unconnected public assets like parking spots, trash...

- Panelist
VP of Marketing and Communications

Brian is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Molex. He is responsible for global marketing and communications which includes the Molex global brand, website, advertising, public relations, as well as the commercialization and promotion of Molex products....

- Panelist
President and Co-Founder
i.c.stars |*

Founded in 1999, i.c.stars provides opportunities to break the cycle of poverty that limits inner-city youth. Through training in technology, in leadership and in business skills, i.c.stars prepares change-driven, inner city future leaders to develop skills in business...