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March 3-6
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Sean O'Kelly

VP and CTO
Chicago
Sean is the current VP and CTO of a professional services firm that helps clients launch new products, deliver professional learning and development, create curated experiences, and meet regulatory compliance requirements. He is responsible for driving technology strategy and investment, managing a portfolio of applications, delivering new service offerings, improving security and operations, and exploring innovation opportunities with emerging technologies. Sean is focused on leveraging technology to drive growth through modernization, digital enablement, automation, security, and data.

Sean previously served as CIO for the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at the State of Illinois, which governs community banks, financial institutions, real estate, cannabis, and professional licensing. The Department is one of the largest licensing bodies in Illinois, and regulates the largest number of state-chartered community banks and credit unions in the country. His team had direct revenue responsibility across B2B and B2C channels, and continually worked to improve the citizen experience.

Prior to joining the State, Sean spent 20 years in the private sector in several technology consulting and operations roles, across financial services, insurance, and professional services.