Disruption! Innovation! Breaking Down the Who, What, and How Technology Impacts Restructuring
The convergence of several disruptive technologies, including artificial intelligence, the explosion of the internet, cloud technology, and mobility will greatly impact how business is conducted and will result in winners and losers. This program examines the strategic and operational implications of these technologies and their convergence, with illustrations from selected industries. The objective is to help investors, lenders, turnaround consultants, attorneys and other distressed players better understand the changes that are happening and how these changes may impact the businesses they work with, invest in or lend to.
Tony Palcheck, Managing Director, Zebra Technologies Ventures
Tony Palcheck is responsible for identifying and executing strategic, minority-equity investments in start-up firms to accelerate access to new technologies, future markets and emerging talent for all of Zebra’s businesses. Prior to joining Zebra, Mr. Palcheck was the Managing Director for Motorola Solutions Venture Capital where he led deals in analytics, wireless broadband, location solutions, wearables, artificial intelligence and mobile marketing companies. Before joining Motorola Ventures, Tony was a director in the Corporate Strategy group at Motorola. He joined that team from Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure Group, where he helped define the product requirements for the next generation of cellular technology. Mr. Palcheck serves as an adjunct professor of marketing at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Constance Freedman, Founder and Managing Partner, Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Accelerator
Constance has invested in more than 40 technology companies and helped bring them to market by partnering with over 300 executives and corporations focused on using technology and innovation to create a leading edge within their industry. She is active on several company boards, past and present, including DocuSign, Updater, Ifbyphone (now DialogueTech), ePropertyData (now Xceligent), UrbanBound and TaskEasy.
Aaron Gillium, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Caerus Investment Partners
Aaron has over a decade of experience in tech start-ups and strategy and turnaround, and restructuring consulting to Fortune 500 and middle market companies. Aaron was named to Crain's Chicago Business Tech 50 for 2015. He is also a recipient of the Turnaround Managements Association's, Turnaround of the Year and M&A Advisor's Top 40 Under 40. Aaron assists portfolio companies with strategic planning, sales and marketing strategy.
Jake Crampton , CEO MedSpeed
MedSpeed is an ISO-certified, technology-enhanced intra-company logistics provider that helps organizations reduce risk and achieve maximum business value. For more than 15 years, healthcare organizations have worked with MedSpeed to transform their transportation into a globally-optimized, leverageble logistical framework – ripe to produce quality service results and an enhanced economic value proposition. Governed under the principles of Lean Six Sigma, MedSpeed’s superior approach to transportation design and execution consistently delivers operational quality, economic value and strategic advantage.
Michael B. Gray, Partner, Neal Gerber Eisenberg
Michael B. Gray concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisition, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, fund formations and intellectual property. He represents investors, companies and executives in private equity and venture capital transactions; mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; executive compensation; general contract and intellectual property agreements and the structuring of partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. He also has extensive experience advising investors in funds in funds on their formation and compliance needs (both on-shore and off-shore).
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