25th anniversary ribbon
25th anniversary crestCelebrating 25 years of thought leadership and peer-to-peer learning among leading companies, focused on business best practices and emerging technologies.

Since 1998, the UW E-Business Consortium (UWEBC) has brought together executives, managers, and senior practitioners from leading companies to learn from each other. We are a unique partnership of industry-leading companies and Wisconsin's flagship university. Four Wisconsin governors have recognized the UWEBC as a model of university-industry collaboration advancing the competitiveness of industry and the health of the economy.

We focus our efforts on five areas critical to a diverse range of businesses: Customer Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, and Supply Chain. Membership resources are open and available to executives and managers in all areas of your company. Below is a brief description of our main offerings.

Already a member? Find out how to access member-only web content here.

Peer-to-Peer Communities of practice

  • We hold more than 50 professionally facilitated peer-to-peer collaborative learning offerings a year.
  • UWEBC events are a trusted and noncommercial space.
  • Peer Groups are a unique form of professional development at an exceptional value. Managers and senior practitioners take away proven, actionable ideas from recognized thought leaders and professional peers. All Peer Group meetings are streamed live or held exclusively online. More»
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together members with a shared interest in a specific topic for in-depth discussion over several meetings. More»
  • Executive Retreats are invitation-only events connecting top decision-makers from leading companies for interactive discussions of emerging trends, business challenges, and strategic insights. More»

Member advising example Research and Advisory Services

  • Research and Advisory Services features coordinated collaboration with selected member companies on your company-specific issues. More»
  • UWEBC LinkedIn Groups deliver quick and relevant access to other members' knowledge. More than 1,000 members have joined the UWEBC Linkedin Groups. More»

Web Content

  • Member companies have access to all UWEBC content.
  • Recordings of meetings are available shortly after the meeting and emailed to registrants as well as posted on the website.
  • Recordings are also available on our exclusive video streaming platform UWEBC+

25th Annual Conference

Distinguished executive panel from 2021 conference

Each year the UWEBC hosts the Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference, the premier learning event for Wisconsin business leaders.

The conference features a stellar lineup of industry leaders, authors and experts in concurrent tracks in customer service, human resources, information technology, marketing and supply chain.

Join us in person at the 2023 conference! It will be held at the Monona Terrace and also available virtually on October 3, 2023, celebrating our 25th anniversary!

Pictured: Our distinguished executive panel from the 2022 conference.

Beth de Garcia photographInterested in becoming a member? Contact Beth de Garcia, Membership and Corporate Sales Director, for more information at 608-265-0645 or beth.degarcia@uwebc.wisc.edu.

Quick Contacts

Executive Director: Dr. Raj Veeramani, raj.veeramani@uwebc.wisc.edu, 608-262-0861

Director: Doug Barton, doug.barton@uwebc.wisc.edu,

Membership and Corporate Sales Director: Beth de Garcia, beth.degarcia@uwebc.wisc.edu,

Director, Practice Area Development: Roger Paulson, roger.paulson@uwebc.wisc.edu,

Customer Service Practice Director: Matthew Cone, matthew.cone@uwebc.wisc.edu, 608-263-0635

Information Technology Practice Director: Heidi Rozmiarek, heidi.rozmiarek@uwebc.wisc.edu,

Marketing Practice Director: Tom Hershberger, tom.hershberger@uwebc.wisc.edu,

Supply Chain Practice Director: Jenny Patzlaff, jenny.patzlaff@uwebc.wisc.edu,

Events Coordinator: Pema Bhutia, pema.bhutia@uwebc.wisc.edu, 608-262-5566

Marketing Specialist: Taryn Johnson, taryn.johnson@uwebc.wisc.edu, 608-262-1476

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