Chicago SIGnature Event

September 12, 2018

Mayer Brown
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Morning Agenda

8:00 - Welcome and Delegate Breakfast

8:45 - Live Peer2Peer Discussion

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Executive Buy-side Presentation by Michael Martineau, Director, Contract and Services Procurement,CME Group Inc.

11:15 - General Session Keynote by Jon Kesman, Head of Services Procurement Solutions at Allegis Global Solutions

Afternoon Agenda


1:00 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions)

2:30 - Executive Presentation with Brad Peterson, Partner, Mayer Brown

3:15 - Executive Buy-side Presentation

4:15 - Closing Discussion

4:30- Adjourn


Executive Presentation with Mayer Brown

Brad Peterson

Mayer Brown

Brad Peterson is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. He leads the Technology Transactions practice.

Lauded by clients as “astonishingly talented” (Chambers USA 2010), Brad has focused his practice for 20 years on helping companies work better with their technology and operations suppliers. In outsourcing, he has represented customers in dozens of large managed services agreements with, cumulatively, over $15 billion in contract value.  In the past five years, he has represented clients in increasing numbers of contracts with digital services providers, including cloud, data analytics, “as a Service” and automated process scopes and cyber security and privacy issues related to those scopes. He also has extensive experience representing companies’ licensing enterprise systems and contracting for systems integration and systems development for those systems.  He benefits in this practice from majoring in Computer Studies as an undergraduate, receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago, and working as a software developer and IBM Marketing Representative for years before attending Harvard Law School.

General Session Keynote by Jon Kesman, Head of Services Procurement Solutions at Allegis Global Solutions

Jon Kesman

Head of Services Procurement Solutions
Allegis Global Solutions

Jon is an innovative, motivated and energetic procurement executive with proven results across multiple roles and organizations. With 20+ years of experience focused on complex indirect spend categories, Jon drives success through innovation, building strong relationships, non-traditional value propositions, and a strong belief in building successful teams made up of talented people. 

Event Sponsor: 
Allegis Global Solutions
Mayer Brown