Midwest Technology Leaders (MTL) is an exclusive gathering of the Midwest region’s top information executives — those committed to innovation, excellence and results.
This is the only Midwest-based IT executive symposium that combines an influential, exclusive audience and access to distinguished speakers, while supporting the advancement of information technology in the region.
The symposium is a nonpolitical, cross-industry, annual event, providing a platform to celebrate the achievements of this strong technology community. Together, this group of thought leaders is finding innovative approaches for IT and business challenges.
The delegation addresses the critical issues impacting the local and regional IT industry. Coming into its 14th year, the event attracts over 200 CIO and senior-level executives driving economies throughout the region.
In the spirit of giving back to the community that has supported MTL events, all proceeds from MTL 2018 will go to We Build Character’s Elevate Leadership Program. We Build Character is a not-for-profit organization focused on growing and strengthening Michigan’s workforce through powerful executive mentoring programs.
Our advisory council members offer valuable feedback to improve our event each year.
Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2019 sponsors of this event.
These organizations have appointed one or more senior level executives to attend Midwest Technology Leaders.
Speakers are hand-selected by our Advisory Council for their expertise and ability to translate big ideas into stunning presentations.
We have worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. We look forward to sharing this exciting conference with you.
7:15 am - 8:00 am
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11:15 am - 11:45 am
Tracy-Ann Palmer, Founder & Chairman of the Board, Midwest Technology Leaders
Joan Hart, VP, Global Program Management & Process Excellence, ZF Group
Richard Hook, EVP & CIO, Penske Automotive Group, Inc.
Zachary Moore, Sr. Engineer, Supplier Quality, ZF Group
Erik Wille, Director, Information Security, Penske Automotive Group
11:45 am - 12:20 pm
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5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Henry hotel in Dearborn, Michigan is adjacent to Fairlane Town Center, 1 mile to the world headquarters of Ford Motor Company, and 2 miles to The Henry Ford, the Midwest's largest historic attraction encompassing the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village and Rouge Factory.
Room Rate: $187 per night
Join us this year in Detroit, MI as we discuss cutting-edge technologies with influential thought-leaders.