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SIM WI meeting - May 16, 2017 - Karl Gouverneur, Northwestern Mutual
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When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Where: University Club of Milwaukee
924 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202
United States
Presenter: Karl Gouverneur, VP Digital Workplace and Corporate Solutions, Northwestern Mutual
Contact: Renee Hoefer

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Karl Gouverneur

Vice President, Digital Workplace and Corporate Solutions - Northwestern Mutual


Topic:  Technology Trend 2017 and Beyond


Ever wonder how Facebook knows what ads you are actually interested in exploring?

Or, how Spotify plays a song you have never heard before but find instantly appealing?

Or, how Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence can win at a game whose human champions cannot describe the game’s strategy?


Karl Gouverneur will share how digital transformation is impacting every business segment as a result of digital disruption.

Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is providing us new UIs and how [x]tech startups create an exciting and engaging future.





Karl Gouverneur (pronounced “Governor”) is vice president digital workplace and corporate solutions for Northwestern Mutual. In this role, Gouverneur leads a team focused on digital workplace, our corporate systems including finance, human resources, investments and others.  In addition, he is the head of an award-winning digital innovation for Northwestern Mutual.  Gouverneur focuses on providing a digital core to enable efficiency and flexibility that enriched the experience of the company’s employees. He partners with business areas across the enterprise to integrate technology with the company’s business strategies and objectives.


Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual in 2006, Gouverneur was the vice president and chief technology officer at Seattle-based Safeco Insurance, where he built an IT architecture practice and identified over $110 million in business value. Before his role at Safeco, he was the chief architect at Chicago-based CNA Financial, where he focused on business alignment, IT strategy and IT standards, and strategic and innovative IT solutions including a claims transformation program, service-oriented architecture, voice over IP, strategic sourcing and enterprise content management. He started his career at Ernst & Young, where he progressed through the ranks to become a senior manager.


Gouverneur is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration – computer science. He is currently a member of the CIO Research Board and the ALPFA National Corporate Advisory Board. In the Milwaukee community, Gouverneur serves on Marquette University’s Global Sourcing Advisory Board and is an active member of the Discovery World Board. He is also an advisor to the Northwestern Mutual Hispanic Employee Resource Group


New Location for May - University Club, Downtown Milwaukee



Note: Parking is included at the University Club in their lot off N. Prospect Road.  See image above showing the entrance. 

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