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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