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the CTO Summit!

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Technology is transforming the way business gets done!

That’s why ASI® developed the Chief Technology Officer Summit to examine the many ways tech affects our industry. As an IT leader, you need to be at the CTO Summit to:

  • Meet and network with the top tech minds in the promo products industry.
  • Learn how to become a change agent/revenue generator for your business.
  • Develop strategies to protect your business against cyber attacks.
  • Examine how digital technology affects our industry.
  • Discover future advancements that will improve how we do business.


Dale Moir
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Jon Norris
Starline USA Inc
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Armughan Rafat
ASI Family of Companies
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Randy Mohrbacher
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Erik Swanholt
Foley & Lardner LLP
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Eric Shonebarger
Hit Promotional Products
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Jonas Temple
The Magnet Group
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Ken Phu
Hub Promotional Group
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Dave Gallant
The Gem Group (Gemline)
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Sam Hornstein
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Steven Caponi
K&L Gates
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Chris De Gour
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Matthew Housholder
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Monday, July 23
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All Day Meeting
6:00 p.m.
Boat Tour and Welcome Reception
Tuesday, July 24
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Ambia Room - 21st Floor

Welcome Remarks – Armughan Rafat EVP/CTO, ASI Family of Companies
Etoile Room – 21st Floor

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Morning Sessions

Mission Critical: Technology’s Role in Building Business Intelligence
Jonas Temple, CIO, The Magnet Group

Reality vs. Fake News: The Facts Behind GDPR Compliance
Steven L. Caponi, K & L Gates

Prop 65: Why It’s Not Just a California Issue
Erik Swanholt, Foley & Lardner, LLP

What a Head of IT Should Know About GDPR & Prop 65
Panel: Armughan Rafat (moderator); Erik Swanholt; and Chuck Machion, Senior Counsel, ASI

10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

How Salesforce unlocks your ERP
Chris De Gour, Salesforce

Five Reasons Why the Industry Needs ERP
Panel: Armughan Rafat (moderator); Jon Norris, Starline; Eric Shonebarger, Hit Promotional Products; Sam Hornstein, eXtendTech; Ken Phu, Hub Promotional Group

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Sessions

Insights From ASI Chairman Norman Cohn & An Outlook on the Promotional Products Industry

Building Practical Cloud Solution for your organization: A Case Study by Microsoft
Matthew Housholder, Microsoft

Protecting Your Business From Ransomware: Case Study by HALO
Dale Moir, CTO, HALO Branded Solutions and Armughan Rafat; Michele Bell, ASI Senior Executive Director of Editorial (moderator)

An Exclusive Update on Promo-Standards
Panel: Christy Tramdaks, ASI Executive Director of Integration Solutions (moderator); Jon Norris, Starline; Eric Shonebarger, Hit

The Power of Hackathons: Integrating Innovation Into Your Company
Armughan Rafat

3:30 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.

Culture Shift: Technology’s Role in Spearheading Organizational Change
Christy Tramdaks (moderator); Randy Mohrbacher, CIO, AIA Corporation; Dave Gallant, CIO, The Gem Group




Boat tour with casual networking opportunities
1-night hotel stay at LondonHouse Chicago
Access to all sessions
2 meals
10 BASI/MASI points