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Industry Night 2015

The Second Annual MEM Industry Night took place on March 3rd, 2015, in the James L. Allen Center on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. The event hosted over 100 students, alumni, and industry guests to hear keynote speaker Zack Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of Syndio, present on the topic of “Engineering Serendipity: How networks are driving high performance organizations”.

Zack Johnson

Zack Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of Syndio, has seen his company generate 100 percent year-over-year growth. Through its social network analysis platform, Clairvoyance, Syndio helps clients like P&G and Exelon accelerate the adoption of behaviors and tools among their employees.

In October, Zack took home the gold in the Piranha Tank competition of Chicago Ideas Week for Syndio’s work. Syndio has been named one of the “100 Brilliant Companies” (May 2014) and one of the “Top 30 Startups to Watch” (September 2014) from Entrepreneur Magazine, and one of the “Top Companies Run by Entrepreneurs 35 and Under” from the Empact Showcase (2013). The company is quickly becoming the go-to resource for multi-national companies looking to capitalize on the most powerful trend in the enterprise world – the intersection of big data, HR analytics, talent management and social technology – and Zack has been an integral part of growing this successful company.

Zack remains very connected to his alma mater – he often guest teaches at the Kellogg School of Management, and in April 2014 he spoke at TedXNorthwestern.

As the CEO of Syndio, Zack knows the importance of taking time to recharge - he is an avid movie buff and paintballer, and lives and works in the Windy City.

Video Presentation


Thank you to the companies that sponsored the Industry Night.

Purple Sponsor

  • Motorola Mobility

Silver Sponsors

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  • Chicago Tube & Iron
  • Hu-Friedy
  • Navigant