The IBA is excited to "Bridge Industry Forces" with the Ohio Bankers League for a Joint Annual Convention at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, June 21-24, 2023. The two associations are collaborating to bring one dynamic event where you can anticipate networking with more than 500 peers. You will gain knowledge and best practices from executive-level presentations, engage with innovative leaders, and learn the latest advancements in the Marketplace. Sign up today by contacting the IBA at email@example.com. Let’s give the Ohio Bankers a warm Illinois welcome. We can’t wait to see you there!
Deanna Singh - Thursday, June 22
Social Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Change Agent & Author of "Purposeful Hustle"
Deanna is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work. Her podcast, Uplifting Impact with a focus on looking at the intersection of Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, focuses on solutions, and is directed at people who want to break the status quo. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University.
Derek Thompson - Friday, June 23
Staff writer at The Atlantic, author of national bestseller Hit Makers, and host of the podcast Plain English
Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes about issues ranging from the consumer habits of millennials to the economics of entertainment. His landmark cover story “A World Without Work,” offered a wide-ranging exploration of the future of artificial intelligence and employment, and how Americans might cope with a jobless future. Thompson has a unique way of clarifying the biggest technological, economic, political, and cultural trends of the moment, and interpreting what they might mean for our futures. Original and prescient, his writing has earned him a Best in Business Award for Columns and Commentary from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
How is technology changing the future? What are the economic forces shaping the cultural market? And how does the media manipulate our most valuable resource—our attention—in the twenty-first century? These are the questions that Derek Thompson explores in his captivating, award-winning work. Coupling his dry wit and journalistic insight, Thompson interprets the invisible factors that capture attention, impact consumer spending, and influence business.
Jack Uldrich - Friday, June 23
Global Futurist, Speaker, Author
Jack Uldrich is a well-recognized global futurist, speaker, and the author of thirteen books, including award-winning best sellers. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management and leadership and has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations and not-for-profit organizations on five continents. He regularly makes television appearances on PBS’s Frontline, the Science Channel, and the Discovery Channel, and is a frequent guest on major media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, Fox and National Public Radio.
Jack is also an ongoing contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired Magazine and Inc.
Jack is a former naval intelligence officer and Defense Department official. He served as the director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning under Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. His book Business as Unusual: A Futurist’s Unorthodox, Unconventional, and Uncomfortable Guide to Doing Business was released in October 2020 and helped many navigate trends that emerged and converged during the pandemic. His most recent book The RE Generation: The Coming Age of Reimagination, Reconnection, and Regeneration was released in July 2022.