Wisconsin Technology Council, Wisconsin Tech Summit: Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy to address crowd at Tech Summit

MADISON, Wis. – Mark Murphy, the president and chief executive officer of the Green Bay Packers, will speak in-person mid-day Monday, March 20, at the 10th annual Wisconsin Tech Summit at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Murphy is in his 16th year at the helm with the Packers. The organization ranks as one of the NFL’s top franchises, with successful operations on and off the field. Murphy will discuss what the state and local economies mean to the Packers, as well as the role of the franchise in the development of TitletownTech and the larger Titletown District.

This keynote is sponsored by Concordia University.

“Every football fan is aware of the Packers’ storied history on the field. The organization is increasingly known these days for its expanded role in the economies of Green Bay and Wisconsin,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, which produces the Tech Summit.

“The 34-acre Titletown District immediately west of Lambeau, which includes TitletownTech, is a shining example of that investment,” Still said. “We look forward to hearing Mr. Murphy’s thoughts on how it fits into the Packers’ larger vision.”

The Tech Summit is anchored by scores of “speed dates” between major firms and emerging companies to determine if there are potential matches for research, supply chain and other strategic partnerships.

The 18 major firms participating in the 15-minute meetings thus far: Advocate Aurora Research Institute, American Family Insurance, Baker Tilly, CGI, Exact Sciences, Findorff, Google, J.P. Morgan, Kimberly-Clark, Kwik Trip, OEM Fabricators, Oshkosh Corp., Promega, Rockwell Automation, RSM US, Schreiber Foods, Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering and TitletownTech.

More information, including the online application form, can be found at wistechsummit.com. Emerging companies may apply through Feb. 22 to meet with major firms and explore potential business relationships around technology needs and innovation. Past emerging companies are encouraged to apply.

Major firms will be able to hear from emerging companies with innovative products or services tied to areas such as artificial intelligence, digital health, fin-tech and insure-tech, the internet of things, health diagnostics and delivery, software and data analytics in sectors ranging from health care to information systems, and from power electronics to telecommunications and advanced manufacturing.

The March 20 “speed dates” are 15 minutes each with five minutes between. Other features of the event are:

  • Educational “Office Hours” seminars, which will be available to all participants during those times in which they are not scheduled for individual meetings;
  • An event overview and opening discussion to help set the stage for emerging companies by allowing major firms to talk generally about their goals, needs and emerging markets; and
  • Networking breakfast, lunch and reception.

Other sponsors thus far include: AmazonArrowhead PharmaceuticalsAT&TAVI SystemsBaird CapitalBDOCGICliftonLarsonAllenConcordia UniversityFindorffFlad ArchitectsGoogleGreater Green Bay ChamberKwik TripLost Boys InteractiveMarshfield Clinic Health SystemNew NorthRSMRuder WareShive-HatteryUMOSUniversity Research ParkUWM Research FoundationUW-Madison Data Science InstituteUW-Madison Office of Business EngagementVersiti, von Briesen & RoperWisconsin Economic Development CorpWHEFA and Xcel Energy.

Visit wistechsummit.com for more information on the event, the application process, registration and sponsorship opportunities.