Steven P. Bloom, Director – Technology & Infrastructure, LTD Commodities, a division of Amerimark Interactive


High energy Information Technology professional with extensive large and mid-sized IT organizational and technical expertise. A customer focused career that spans Executive Leadership, hands-on Infrastructure Operations and Application Development. A track record of achieving results through team building and enhancing business relationships in changing environments where measurable business results are critical to success.


Specialties: Organizational Improvements and Change, Technology Related Assessments, Reliable Operations, Strategic Planning, Compliance, Standards, Audits, Vendor Contracting and Management, Software Development Life Cycle, Disaster Recover / BIA, Efficiency and Consolidation, Technical Hiring and Team Building 

Wes Loeffler, Senior Product Manager, Archer


Wes has been with Archer for over four years and serves as the product manager for Third Party Risk Management, Business Resilience, and Operational Resilience. Prior to joining product management, he worked as a product owner and solutions engineer where he developed offerings for Third Party Risk Management, IT & Security Risk Management, and integrations with AWS Security Hub and RiskRecon. Prior to joining Archer, Wes worked for 10 years in the financial services industry as a relationship manager and risk analyst. He has degrees in Accounting and Information Technology from the University of Kansas.


Patrick Kinard, Sr. Enterprise Server Operations Manager, Chicago Public Schools


Full biography coming soon!

Jeff Roseman, Group Vice President, Information Technology, Marmon Foodservice Technologies


Jeff is an experienced IT executive with over two decades of experience in both technology management and consulting roles. With experience in global business, marketing, sales, business process re-engineering, and as an IT director, CIO and consultant, he has worked both sides of the technology world. Mr. Roseman possesses an extensive background working with regional, national, and international businesses in a variety of industries including professional services, healthcare, distribution, manufacturing, legal, real estate, construction, and non-profit. He has a broad knowledge of IT strategy, networking, telecommunications, training & development, systems integration, mergers and acquisitions, facility relocation, and business continuity planning.


Mr. Roseman continues to be successful moving IT teams from a crises management mentality to predictive, proactive, disciplined organization. He has previously lectured on social media & networking, IT leadership, customer relationship management, endpoint security, and disaster recovery planning. Mr. Roseman has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Iowa. He mentors undergraduate/MBA students in the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business and serves on College’s SoMAC board. He lives in Wheaton with his wife and two teenage daughters.

Shad Stark, Director of IT Infrastructure & Operations, Palmer College of Chiropractic

Shad Stark is the Director of IT Infrastructure & Operations for Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and most highly acclaimed Chiropractic academic institute in the nation.

With over 25 years of experience working in Information Technology and Leadership, his main skillset revolves around Data Center Infrastructure Systems and Cloud Infrastructure Systems operations, management, monitoring, and data protection as well as IT Support Desk management and workflow. He currently leads the college’s Infrastructure Team in alignment with their business and academic objectives, providing strategic leadership and direction supporting and guiding initiatives for Palmer College’s three campuses located in Davenport IA, San Jose CA, and Port Orange FL.

Prior to joining Palmer College in 2009, Shad worked for multiple internet service providers, for the healthcare industry as a Technology Specialist, and for the United States Department of Defense where he held a top-secret clearance as an Enterprise Solutions Expert.

Shad holds many certifications, and awards. Of those, the ones he holds most in value are the “June M. Dobbs award for outstanding services performed for children” from the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, and the “Voices of Courage award” from the Wisconsin Coalition against Sexual Assault. Both of which were acquired after assisting local and federal law enforcement officials in the discovery, capture, and prosecution of the largest child computer pornography ring in history of the state of Wisconsin.

Annur Sumar, Chief Technology Officer, Maetech


Annur Sumar is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP and technology consultant in the areas of Infrastructure Design, Enterprise Content Management, CRM, Microsoft Azure, System Center and Cloud Technologies. Annur is an industry recognized leader and independent speaker around strategic service automation, technology driven process improvements, IT service alignment, engineering best practices and operations management. All of which are targeted in his presentations to helping businesses with complex IT environments lower Total Cost of Ownership and raising Return On Investments.

Prior to joining a Microsoft Partner Consulting firm, Annur served as a Vice President of Technology for Duff & Phelps. One of the world’s leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking, transaction advice, and dispute consulting. During his tenure at Duff & Phelps, Annur worked closely with Microsoft product teams and case study managers in providing invaluable feedback around how businesses such as his were able to benefit from cloud technologies that were molded into business solutions. As a Microsoft MVP and industry expert, Annur brings 10 years of experience to work actively with other MVPs and Microsoft Partners to provide industry insight and strategic direction.


Nisar Syed, Director of Operations & Infrastructure – IT, The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business


Nisar Syed is the Director of Operations & Infrastructure for the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. Founded in 1898, Booth is one of the oldest schools in the United States. Nine Booth faculty members and alums have won the Nobel Prize in economics since 1982.

Nisar has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, majority of which has been in the Healthcare & Life Sciences area. Nisar manages teams with responsibility for Mission Critical Infrastructure with responsibility both in traditional on-prem Data Centers and in the cloud (AWS & Azure).

Humza Yasin, Senior Managing Director, Dallas College


Humza Yasin is the senior managing director for data center operations for Dallas County Community College District. With over 22 years of experience in IT Humza has worked with a wide range of technologies and supported wide range of initiatives at both Fortune 500 companies and the public sector (SLED). Main focus is always translating customer needs and requirements into innovative solutions as efficiently as possible.