American Family’s Gunder to deliver keynote at Wis. Tech Summit 

Special to The Freeman

March 2, 2015

MADISON – Peter Gunder, the chief business development officer for American Family Insurance and one of the architects of the company’s involvement in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial scene, will speak March 23 at the close of the 2015 Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha.

Gunder will anchor a day-long agenda that will include a host of “speed dating” meetings between 14 major companies such as Madison-based American Family, which has nearly $20 billion in assets and $7 billion in annual revenues, and emerging companies from across Wisconsin.

 As chief business development officer, Gunder serves as the executive in charge of American Family Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm, in addition to innovation, data science and analytics. Gunder previously served as American Family’s chief investment officer, executive vice president, senior vice president of investments and vice president of investments.

Participating major companies in addition to American Family Insurance include Aurora Health Care, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Dedicated Computing, Direct Supply, Faith Technologies, GE Healthcare, HP Enterprise Services, Intel, Johnson Controls Inc., Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer Information Systems, Marshfield Clinic, Rockwell Automation and TASC (Total Administrative Services Corp.). More than 60 qualified emerging companies have applied from across the state.

Attendance at the second annual event is limited for now to representatives of participating major companies, selected emerging companies and event sponsors. 

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