Disruption – Generative AI; Innovation + Risk Working Together

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  •  August 17, 2023
     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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  • General Admin: General Admission for IT professionals (Non Vendor, Sales, Recruiters, Marketers)

Join us in August as we learn more about how  Innovation and Mitigating Risk Work together on Generative AI. This panel will feature both leaders in charge of innovation as well as those who are focused on security and risk – both who have the goal of adopting emerging technologies for their organization – and how they work together to achieve implementation of new and cutting edge technologies.

Moderator: Matt Richardson, Measurabl


Nate Gardner, Associate Director, Cybersecurity Engineering, Exact Sciences

Nate Gardner, CISSP is a cyber security professional with 12 years of experience in the engineering and life sciences industries. He is currently the Associate Director of Cybersecurity Engineering at Exact Sciences, where he oversees the design and implementation of security solutions for the company’s systems. He also leads the security awareness and education programs for the company’s employees.





Nicole McCarthy,  Director of Innovation & Venture Strategy, World Business Chicago

Nicole serves as Director of Innovation & Venture Strategy at World Business Chicago where her team strives to place equity at the forefront of Chicago’s tech ecosystem by developing programs that connect entrepreneurs with resources to help them scale and grow.

Previously she taught English as a Foreign Language in Santiago, Chile, co-ran her own photography business, and developed leadership initiatives for cultural exchange non-profits.

Nicole holds a degree in Sociology and Spanish from Augustana College. She is the Co-Chair of The Gray Matter Experience’s Associate Board and sits on the Chicago Programming Board of StartOut, a non-profit that empowers LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.


Steve Matson VP, Digital Product Management, Milwaukee Tool

Steve Matson is a seasoned professional with over a decade of dedicated work in the realm of digital transformation within Milwaukee Tool. In his current role as Vice President of Digital Product Management, Steve leads the charge in harnessing emerging technologies to address the unique challenges faced by professional tradespeople.

Having pioneered the establishment of a software development arm at Milwaukee Tool, Steve’s focus lies in seamlessly integrating tools utilized by tradespeople with their broader business workflows. His visionary approach extends to creating a scalable and enduring brand experience for every user who places their trust in Milwaukee Tool.

Steve’s expertise is further underscored by his impressive portfolio of over 25 patents, a testament to his significant contributions in bringing cutting-edge technology to the power tools industry. Through his innovative endeavors, Steve Matson continues to reshape the landscape of professional trades, bridging the gap between technology and craftsmanship.



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