Talent Navigation: Charting the Course for Recruitment, Retention, and Community Building

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  •  October 19, 2023
     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event is open to everyone, in partnership with WI Tech Month!

For the first hour, this session will be led by Sheldon Cuffie, Enterprise Chief Information Officer for American Family Insurance. He will be discussing American Family Insurance’s journey through talent recruitment, retention, and their experience creating a culture of community, both internally and externally.

The second hour, Paul Stillmank, Founder and Executive Chairman of 7Rivers, will lead an inspiring session with tangible insights and takeaways to help your business focus in the areas of Internships, Engagement and Talent Development, and Culture and Experience. Each topic will be followed by short interactive workshop sessions with prompted questions to further connect with other organizations about these topics.

Keynote Speakers:

Sheldon Cuffie, Enterprise Chief Information Officer, American Family Insurance

Sheldon is Vice President & Chief Information Officer of the American Family Insurance Group of companies and has responsibility for infrastructure, cloud, cybersecurity, digital workplace, technology risk management, and technology business continuity functions. In addition to his corporate role, Sheldon serves as a board member of the University of Wisconsin Hospital System also known as UW-Health and a board member of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.

Previously, Sheldon served as VP & Global CISO of Dell Technologies, Executive Officer, VP, & CISO of Northwestern Mutual, and in IT architecture leadership roles at Harley-Davidson and Abbott Laboratories.

Sheldon is a veteran of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, earned a BA in Management with honors from Concordia University Wisconsin, and MS in Organizational Leadership with honors from Quinnipiac University. Sheldon is a native of Milwaukee, WI and passionate supporter of STEM programs in Southeastern Wisconsin. In 2019, Sheldon and his wife Celeste created an endowment and adopt-a-student program at Concordia University Wisconsin to support diverse students in STEM, nursing and construction related fields.


Paul Stillmank, Founder and Executive Chairman of 7Rivers

Paul Stillmank is the Founder & CEO of 7Rivers, a technology and business services company focused on helping businesses understand and embrace the latest advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to create a more Augmented Enterprise by harnessing the power of their most valuable asset: data.

Prior to this venture, Paul was the Founder and CEO at 7Summits, a company focused on scaled intelligent workflows that drive meaningful business outcomes, which was acquired by IBM in 2020. Paul formerly served as the VP of Global Solutions at ManpowerGroup where he was responsible for externally facing global web applications serving millions of registered users. Paul graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Paul then worked in the field of EECS for a few years before returning to school to pursue a PhD.


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325 S Moorland Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin, 53005, United States