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WHAT: Innovate Springfield, the University of Illinois Springfield’s downtown business incubator, and the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln will present a conversation on “The Next Technology Revolution” with Springfield native Cully Davis, vice chairman for equity private markets at Jeffries. He will discuss how Springfield can capitalize on future technological advancements and opportunities.

WHEN: 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7

WHERE: Memorial Learning Center, 228 W. Miller St., Springfield

DETAILS: Davis has helped to transform the modern tech sector. He has worked with businesses including Google, Groupon, Lyft, Alibaba, Baidu, Box, Kite Pharma, MicroStrategy, NetSuite, NXP Semiconductors, Palantir, Splunk and SunPower. He will make remarks about current advances in the technology sector, which will be followed by an open Q&A to continue discussing critical advances.

Davis works in San Francisco as a senior member of Jefferies’ Global Technology Investment Banking Group. He has nearly 30 years of investment banking and equity capital markets experience. He received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in English from Illinois Wesleyan University after graduating from Springfield High School. He is the son of the late Professor Cullom Davis, a founding faculty member of Sangamon State University (now the University of Illinois Springfield).

The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required to attend. Participants may register online at A free continental breakfast will be served.

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