Mindshare Midwest

The 2016 Leadership Summit
Disrupt or Be Disrupted
May 13, 2016 — 9:00am - 3:30pm
Peoria Civic Center


About the Event

Mindshare Midwest is bringing together world-class business minds from various industries to share ideas and advance real leadership. The focus of the discussion shifts from year to year, similar to the ever-changing and fast-paced business climate you face today.

In 2016, it’s all about disruption, but not as the necessary evil to be endured as part of your work. Instead, high-profile industry leaders will share ideas on the upside of disruption—the opportunity to innovate, lead and move your business forward.

You’ll come away energized, inspired and ready to make an impact.



See exciting regional projects at the Innovation Expo, located just outside the conference area.



Hear big ideas and actionable insights about disrupting your industry from influential leaders at companies around the globe.



Be inspired to take action, motivate your team and connect real ideas with real projects.


May 13th 2016 9am – 3:30pm
8:00am – 9:00am
Registration for Mindshare Midwest

9:00am – 9:05am
Opening Remarks by Steve Thompson

9:05am – 9:10am
Introductions by co-chairs Jamie Engstrom & Steve Patton

9:10am – 9:40am
Doug Oberhelman & Brad Keywell

9:40am – 10:10am
Punit Renjen

10:10am – 10:40am

10:40am – 11:10am
Arun Nayar & Vish Mishra

11:10am – 11:40am
Culture of Change Panel led by Denise Johnson
Dr. John Vozenilek, VP & Chief Medical Officer for Simulation for Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
Chris Yates, Director of Development, Human Services Division, Caterpillar Inc.
Kelly Grier, Vice Chair & Central Region Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

11:40am – 11:45am
Summary by co-chairs Jamie Engstrom & Steve Patton

12:00pm – 12:35pm

12:35pm – 1:10pm
Jennifer Morgan

1:20pm – 1:50pm
Ron Markezich

1:50pm – 2:20pm
Dr. Vivek Mansingh

2:20pm – 2:50pm

2:50pm – 3:20pm
Craig Hickman

3:20pm – 3:30pm
Summary & Conclusion by co-chairs Jamie Engstrom & Steve Patton

*Schedule is subject to change.


  • Doug Oberhelman

    Doug Oberhelman

    CEO and Chairman
    Caterpillar Inc.

    Brad Keywell

    Brad Keywell

    Co-founder & CEO | Uptake
    Co-founder & Director | Groupon

  • Vivek Mansingh

    Dr. Vivek Mansingh

    Axiscades (Holding company of Axis Inc.)

    Jennifer Morgan

    Jennifer Morgan

    SAP North America

  • Arun Nayar

    Arun Nayar

    Former CFO
    Tyco International

    Denise Johnson

    Denise Johnson

    Group President of Resource Industries
    Caterpillar Inc.

  • Craig Hickman

    Craig Hickman

    The Oz Principle

    Vish Mishra

    Vish Mishra

    Venture Director
    Clearstone Venture Partners

  • Punit Renjen

    Punit Renjen

    Global CEO

    Ron Markezich

    Ron Markezich

    Corporate Vice President of Office


Tickets for Mindshare Midwest are $750, and CPE credits are available. This price includes: entrance to the event, lunch and refreshments, all session materials, access to the Mindshare Midwest mobile app and attendance to the Innovation Expo. You can register individual or multiple participants at the same time.

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Our Sponsors

Individuals and companies can sponsor at the following levels. All sponsorships include tickets to and recognition at both the Mindshare Midwest Leadership Summit and the evening program, Passage to India. Passage to India is a premier event promoting awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in our community and celebrating the rich traditions of Asian-Indian cultures. All sponsors will be recognized in printed programs for both events, on the big screens during dinner, and as a President’s Council Donor in the Easter Seals Annual Report.

Thank you to each of our current sponsors.

    • $100,000

    • Dynasty

      • 20 Mindshare Midwest
        10 VIP Reception & Dinner
    • Sponsor
    • $50,000

    • Royal

      • 10 Mindshare Midwest
        10 VIP Reception & Dinner
    • Sponsor
    • $25,000

    • Diamond

      • 10 Mindshare Midwest
        10 VIP Reception & Dinner
    • Sponsor
    • $10,000

    • Platinum

      • 5 Mindshare Midwest
        10 VIP Reception & Dinner
    • Sponsor
    • $5,000

    • Gold

      • 4 Mindshare Midwest
        10 VIP Reception & Dinner
    • Sponsor
    • $3,000

    • Silver

      • 2 Mindshare Midwest
        10 VIP Reception & Dinner
    • Sponsor
    • $2,000

    • Bronze

      • 1 Mindshare Midwest
        10 VIP Reception & Dinner
    • Sponsor

Dynasty Sponsors

  • CGN Tada
  • Deloitte
  • OSF_HealthCare

Royal Sponsors

  • EY

Diamond Sponsors

  • Caterpillar
  • Doug and Diane Oberhelman and Cullinan Properties, LTD.
  • Heartcare Midwest
  • Jonathan and Sharon Michael
  • SAP
  • Simantel
  • Yash Technologies

Platinum Sponsors

  • Accenture
  • Alpha Media Peoria
  • Ameren Illinois
  • Axis Inc.
  • Cisco
  • Diversified Services Network
  • DVI
  • keywell-foundation
  • Stu and Nancy Levenick
  • Merrill Lynch - Mike Karen Leal
  • Microsoft
  • Jim and Katie Owens
  • Price WaterHouse Coopers
  • RLI
  • UnityPoint Health Methodist | Proctor
  • WMBD
  • WYZZ

Cabinet Members

Leadership Summit Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Doug Oberhelman, CAT

  • Jonathan Michael, RLI


  • Jamie Engstrom, CAT

  • Steve Patton, E&Y


  • Sid Banwart, CAT

  • Joette Blakesley, Easter Seals

  • Jeff Bradley, Microsoft

  • Mike Buoscio, IBM

  • Lisa Gates, RLI

  • Doug Gish, Deloitte

  • Seshadri Guha, CGN

  • Sumanth Gurumurthy, SAP

  • Kim Hauer, CAT

  • Jim Hefti, ATS

  • Paul Joseph, CAT

  • Harsh Koppula, CGN

  • Jim Lee, PWC

  • Kirk McKinzie, HP

  • Lou Balmer-Millar, CAT

  • Erin Miller, Deloitte

  • Prasad Parupalli, CAT

  • Mike Schmeer, E&Y

  • Kari Schroeder, CGN

  • Pat Smarjesse, DVI

  • Troy Smith, E&Y

  • Henry Vicary, CAT

  • Don Young, CAT

  • Steve Thompson, President & CEO, Easter Seals

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Peoria Center
507 E. Armstrong Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603