Marlene Paez Dukes
– Hosted at Fjord Chicago
part of a series on Invest
About the speaker
Marian Cook is a seasoned executive, teacher, and author with nearly 30 years of experience in helping public and private sector enterprises digitally transform to thrive in the future. She is a trusted advisor to heads of governments and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Currently, Marian serves as Principal at Slalom Consulting focused on emerging technology and innovation. She also leads a gubernatorial advisory board composed of heads of innovation from large corporations in the State of Illinois. Previously, Marian served as the Chief Strategy Officer, Innovation & Technology for the State of Illinois. She serves as a Subject Matter Expert and Head Learning Facilitator for MIT’s Blockchain, and Corporate Innovation and Innovation Ecosystems classes offered on-line by the Sloan School of Management.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, located near the historic Water Tower, is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary museums devoted to the art of our time. With an international reputation for groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, collections, and programs, the MCA presents the latest in cutting-edge, contemporary culture. Follow the MCA on social @mcachicago
Fjord has been a pioneer for design and innovation since they opened their doors in 2001. With a team of 400+ talented designers, strategists, and technologists Fjord brings the right skills to the table at every project. And now, as part of Accenture Interactive, Fjord broadened its reach even further. Follow them on Twitter @fjord
Dark Matter Coffee adheres to a philosophy where quality coffees are sourced based on traceability, innovation and social responsibility. In a world driven by technology and science, they are the gravitational resistance rooted in skill and philosophy. They are an innovative culinary family fueled by community and passion for delivering the most intellectually honest coffee you will experience. Follow them on Instagram @darkmattercoffee
Open Water is bottled water with a green conscience. That’s right: 16 ounces of purified water in 100% recyclable aluminum bottles. Aluminum is recycled more than twice as often as plastic and is also infinitely recyclable. Reusable bottles are always the best, but when you’re away from the tap, think beyond plastic. Follow them on Twitter @drinkopenwater
Founded by Creative Producer, Edwin R. Ruiz, Mondo Machine is a film and digital media hub for Chicago artists, filmmakers, writers, organizations and patrons of the arts to facilitate work that resonates with audiences worldwide. We specialize in narrative storytelling, documentary, live performance archives, and innovative event experiences. Follow them on Twitter @MondoMachine
The original camera re-commerce company, KEH has always envisioned a better way to support the passion and profession of photography. Serving the camera community since 1979, KEH has become the largest curated market for field-tested, expert-graded photo and video equipment in the industry.
Alyssa Brubaker is an independent curator, graphic designer and DJ based out of Chicago, IL whose interests explore the intersections of art and music. She is currently the Visual Arts Curatorial Resident at Elastic Arts and recently curated Gesamt, 2020 and Jan Brugger: Devices to Stay Afloat, 2019. Brubaker is co-founder of Stylin’ Out Network, a talent collective and community platform that supports and engages with emerging DJ’s, artists, dancers and other creatives throughout the city, and DJ’s around Chicago as Jillian x. During the day, Brubaker is the Exhibitions Manager at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago and the Director of Design at the Evanston Art Center. She received a BFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Follow them on Instagram @stylinoutnetwork