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Milwaukee has a strong collection of centenarian (over 100 year old) companies that are going strong and still growing to this day. Once a city known for its rich manufacturing industry, Milwaukee is currently undergoing a major tech transformation.

But, what does innovation look like for a 100+ year old company? How are centenarian companies adjusting to technological changes, pivoting their strategies and equipping their workforce to thrive for another 100 years?

Hear from leaders working in innovation at Northwestern Mutual, Kohler and Johnson Controls at the Milwaukee County Historical Society as they discuss the ways these centenarian companies are transforming for the future. Panel discussion will be moderated by Mame McCully, Executive Director of the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

Panelists Include:

David Manske, Northwestern Mutual

Doug Diemel, Kohler

Imran Riaz, Johnson Controls

Event Timeline:

7:30AM | Attendee check in, networking, breakfast
7:50AM | Introductions by NEWaukee, Milwaukee County Historical Society
8:00AM | Panel discussion, Q/A
9:00AM | Event ends

Light breakfast and beverages will be available while it lasts.


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