The conference runs from 7:30 am to 4:40 pm.

After the Opening Keynote, Networking Break and Strategic Briefings, the Information Technology Track offers an exceptional group of speakers:

Cavinda Caldera

Track Introduction

Cavinda Caldera

Chris Cashell

Chris Cashell

Senior Vice President Business Unit Services
WPS Health Soulutions

Chris Cashell is the Senior Vice President of Business Unit Services, a collective group of shared services at WPS, including corporate services, integrated shared services, operational training, project and portfolio management, and workforce optimization.

Before joining WPS, Chris ran the project management office at Ministry Health Care. He was responsible for all the information technology and business-related projects. Chris’ career spans multiple industries, including insurance, manufacturing, service, health care, finance, local government and utilities.

Born in England, he finished his education in the United Kingdom and acquired a diploma in Management Studies through Nottingham Trent University. Chris has lived and worked in the United States since 2000. He is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Scott Heise Lands' End

Scott Heise

Chief Information Officer
Lands' End

Scott Heise is the Chief Information Officer of Lands' End. In this role, Scott is responsible for establishing strategic direction, executing against a portfolio of project initiatives, ensuring operational stability and maintaining security and compliance across all IT facets in support of the global, multi-channel retail business. He is also spearheading the launch of both Digital E-Commerce and Enterprise Resource Planning transformational programs that will deliver market-leading e-commerce, digital marketing, merchandising, finance, planning and analytics capabilities to Lands’ End.

Scott is a highly accomplished, results-oriented IT executive with over 20 years of experience successfully establishing strategies and leading organizations, transformations, and initiatives. Prior to joining Lands’ End in 2013, he served as IT Vice President of Application Development and Maintenance at Best Buy Corporation where he spent 15 years of his career in several positions.

He received his Bachelor of Science in biological engineering and his Master of Engineering in environmental engineering from Cornell University.


Eric LeVin

Eric LeVin

Director of Transformation
CUNA Mutual Group

Eric LeVin is the Director of Transformation, Enterprise Large Account Technology Lead, for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role, he leads technology for 18 initiatives across the large account transformation program, which focus on the ease of doing business, generating new business value, and an updated engagement model for strategic large account management (more than $500 million in assets). He enables teams to generate value quickly through leveraging new technologies and processes such as user-centered design and agile development.

Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group in 2015, Eric held various positions with Life Time Fitness, Awakened Innovations LLC, TEAM Informatics and Trade Wizard LLC. Additionally, Eric has been founder and co-founder of multiple startup endeavors ranging from retail-based algorithmic financial trading software to health-oriented social engagement platforms.

Eric graduated from the University of Minnesota–Carlson School of Management with a bachelor’s degree in business management of information systems.

Scott Vifquain

Scott Vifquain

Senior Vice President, Technology
Kohl's Department Stores

Scott Vifquain is a Senior Vice President at Kohl's Department Stores, responsible for leading application development across a number of application domains. Scott has over 20 years of retail experience, specializing at the intersection of supply chain, technology, and the customer experience. He began his career at Kurt Salmon Associates, where he consulted leading retailers and global brands on realizing the value of connected supply chains.

At Kohl's, Scott's team has been responsible for building the physical and digital assets that power Kohl's Omni-Fulfillment engine.

...and more speakers to come!


Steering Committee members provide guidance on track content, topic suggestions and speaker selection. Thank you to the 2017 Information Technology Track Steering Committee:

Steve GearhartSteve Gearhart

Davor GrgicDavor Grgic
CIO and Vice President of Sustainability
Kohler Co.

Cavinda CalderaCavinda Caldera
Information Technology Practice Director

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