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Chicago Chapter In-Person Event | Embracing Digital Disruption: Insights for Board Members
Bank of America
110 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Category: Chicago


$30 Founding Member Registration Fee
$40 Member Registration Fee
$50 Non-Member Registration Fee

Please be on the lookout for an email containing a QR code that you will use to enter the Bank of America Tower for the event on Wednesday, October 19. You will receive this email (1) hour prior to the event start time. Please note that the QR code included can only be used for the recipient to enter. The email will come from the following address: [email protected] 


In today’s world, embracing digital disruption allows companies to stay relevant and competitive. The way we live, work and interact with others has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. And yet, experts predict that digital disruption will only accelerate in 2022. What technologies and tools will define our new normal in the coming years? In this session we’ll explore the history of digital disruption as well as the current and future tech trends we should be watching. We’ll also hear from representatives of innovative companies that are leading the next wave of digital disruption.


Thank you to our National Sponsors!

Thank you to our Event Sponsor! 




Jennifer Bell
Chief Marketing Officer 
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants 

Jennifer Bell is the CMO at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. Jennifer has played a pivotal role in growing the marketing department on both a store and corporate level. She oversees and manages all marketing facets, including PR, Frequent Diner loyalty program, gift cards, direct mail, data insights, digital and email marketing, social media, web, and graphic design. Jennifer has created a great synergy between digital technology and marketing in her most recent role enhancing the Lettuce guest experience.


Eric Whobrey
Vice President of Technology

Eric has managed web and data development teams, built his own tech, established an innovation strategy for a billion dollar business, and actively invests in technology startups. Previously, he managed the Operational Effectiveness program at Basis Technologies (formerly Centro). He now runs the Technology & Innovation department for ARCO/Murray, a Design-Build Construction company, and leads ARCO Ventures, an AEC focused venture capital investment fund.


Patrick Donoghue
Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Donoghue has more than 25 years of experience in building successful companies. His experience spans public and private companies of all sizes and across multiple industries. Recently he has been involved in growing private equity-backed technology-enabled businesses. His focus is on partnering with the CEO to develop market leading strategies, and build high-quality management teams that support high growth and superior returns for shareholders. 



Brian Ruddy, SVP
Sr. Relationship Manager
Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America 



Brian Ruddy is a Senior Vice President in the Global Commercial Banking Group of Bank of America. He leads a team of bankers who assist private and public companies in achieving their overall strategic objectives by advising and executing on various capital raising approaches, treasury management services, investment management alternatives, and risk management solutions. Brian is a Founding Member of the Private Directors Association.