June 22 | Harris Theater | Chicago

Looking AHEAD is the annual technology summit created and hosted by AHEAD to provide clients, partners, and potential customers with the knowledge, resources, and relationships needed to drive innovation in the enterprise.


When you attend Looking AHEAD, you’ll be immersed in a day full of sessions from industry-leading experts and thought leaders on topics spanning across the data center and in the cloud. You’ll have unlimited opportunities to meet with like-minded IT professionals, partners, and AHEAD staff, and bring back key takeaways to use in your own organization!

What's in it for You

2016 Recap

Together with close to 30 sponsors, we were happy to welcome over 800 industry leaders and partners to Looking AHEAD 2016.

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Fourth Annual Looking AHEAD

2017 will be our fourth annual Looking AHEAD technology summit. Since the founding of our annual event in 2014, our attendance has nearly doubled–with the expectation to exceed that in 2017. Each year, we’ve hosted notable industry speakers and keynotes that lend to the growing success of this event.

  • 2016 – Dan Lyons, Best-selling author of Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
  • 2015 – Gene Kim, Author of The Phoenix Project
  • 2014 – James Watters, Senior Vice President at Pivotal