Best practices will be shared at Technology Forum

Readers interested in understanding best practices and utilizing technology while dealing with shrinking margins and increased operating costs are invited to attend the BizTimes Media Technology Forum.

The BizTimes Media Technology Forum will take place Tuesday, June 30, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. To register, visit For more information, contact Mary Ernst at (414) 336-7125.

The forum will feature a panel of experts who can help companies become more profitable through better use of technology. The panel will include:

Charles Wickens
Global business consultant

Wickens previously served as chief technology officer for a Fortune 100 company, vice president and general manager for a Fortune 500 company, a member of GE corporate audit staff and currently teaches economics, finance, accounting and statistics at Mt. Mary College, the University of Phoenix and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Stephan Achs
President and chief executive officer, KabelTrax LLC

KabelTrax, a member of the KabelSchlepp Group of companies, has entirely automated its manufacturing process, and has taken control of its costs and eliminated wastes in time and money to maximize its profits

The EA team recently moved to a new location in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. The new space is a LEED-certified gold standard, complete with under-floor HVAC systems, controlled lighting and a water purification system to save money and improve employee morale.

Eric Brenn
Chief financial officer, McClone Insurance Group

Brenn was responsible for making the jump to an updated phone system that allowed McClone Insurance Group to better connect between its office locations and increase productivity, employee cohesiveness and consumer satisfaction.

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