About OPTIMUS

How will your company get (and stay) a step ahead of the constantly changing business environment and desires of your customers? If companies are to stay relevant, they must adapt to the speed and cadence of today’s volatile market; but they must do so before the change beckons the call. At ORTEC, we've been leveraging these principles for 36 years, and invite you to join our annual Conference in Chicago to learn more.

Event Location

This year’s exclusive event will take place at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, which resides in the heart of downtown Chicago’s historic Water Tower District.

Welcome Reception

Pre-event reception dinner will take place at the Signature Room, atop the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building for cocktails, good eats and breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline at night.

Headline Keynote Speakers

Matt Mayberry
Former NFL linebacker with the Chicago Bears, Internationally-acclaimed motivational speaker

Matthew Mayberry is a former American Football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He is now an American motivational speaker and writer on the topics of success, leadership, motivation, and performance. He played collegiately at Indiana University.

Matt Mayberry
Former NFL linebacker with the Chicago Bears, Internationally-acclaimed motivational speaker
Christopher Sower
President, Sower & Associates, Former VP Supply Chain Operations Nalco

Chris Sower is the President of Sower & Associates, a supply chain management consulting firm located in Sugar Land, TX specializing in cost management and optimization. Prior to assuming management of the practice his father founded 27 years ago, Chris served in several senior supply chain roles for Fortune 500 companies with his last role as Vice President of Supply Chain for Nalco Champion where he had responsibility for over 1,400 people, 1,000 heavy duty trucks, 24 blend plants, and 140+ warehouse facilities across North & South America, as well as Africa. Other roles were overseeing Procurement, Strategic Sourcing & Category Management for companies such as: ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Limited Brands and Charming Shoppes.

Christopher Sower
President, Sower & Associates, Former VP Supply Chain Operations Nalco

Agenda

Register to Event

Early registration for OPTIMUS 2017 is now open! There is no registration fee.

Book your Accommodations

Right in the heart of downtown Chicago’s effervescent Gold Coast and steps away from the iconic Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. We invite you to stay at the boutique Talbott Hotel near the Chicago Loop for opulent hotel accommodations. Book your hotel here and receive our special group rate

Event location

Here, you will find directions to the conference venue. More space to meet and network!