NACD Members, please plan to join us for dinner when we partner with Women Corporate Directors (WCD) for a dynamic discussion on Emerging Technology Trends featuring the insights and comments of Betsy Ziegler, CEO of 1871, the #1 ranked tech incubator in the world. Betsy also brings her extensive experience from McKinsey and the Kellogg School of Management to the conversation which will be facilitated by Ingrid Stafford, WCD member and Audit Committee Chair of Wintrust, Inc. We plan to explore:
Emerging Technologies that are breaking barriers and transforming industries
Technologies in the incubation stage that have the most potential to disrupt but are currently under the radar
Questions board members should be asking to integrate conversations about emerging technologies into strategy and risk agendas
Seating is limited for this NACD member only event.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler is the first female CEO of 1871, now the Number 1 ranked tech incubator in the
Previous to 1871, Betsy was the Chief Innovation Officer at the Kellogg School of Management,
Northwestern University, responsible for portfolio innovation as well as integrating technology into the
Kellogg educational experience. From 2011 through September 2015, she served as associate dean of
degree programs and dean of students.
Prior to Kellogg, she served as a principal in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office where she led the
firm’s Life Insurance Operations and Technology practice and co-led its Financial Institutions Operations
and Technology practice.
Ziegler holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and received a B.A. in economics from The Ohio
State University, where she graduated with distinction. She is also is a member of Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago Board of Directors and an advisor and investor in many young technology
Ingrid S. Stafford has deep professional expertise in several domains, including audit, finance, enterprise risk, debt and investment management, and technology honed through her professional and director service on audit, risk, technology, finance and investment in financial services and the non-profit sectors. She has served in leadership positions in many organizational environments. She qualifies as a financial expert. She serves on the Board of Directors of Wintrust, Inc., as a Trustee of the Evanston Alternative Opportunities Funds, and is chair of each of their audit committees. She served in a variety of financial leadership roles at Northwestern University, concluding her 40 year career in 2019.