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ITA's Chicago Tech Summit Returns for a Power-Packed Second Year

Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gary Hotze
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With the force of presenting sponsor Google, on May 10th The Second Annual Summit will bring together leaders and storytellers from across the Chicago tech industry.


The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) today announced The Second Annual Chicago Tech Summit, with presenting sponsor Google.  On May 10, 2018, at 19 East, ITA will bring together an evolving lineup of skilled trade veterans who will deliver stories about adaptation, application and activation in the tech industry. The day-long agenda will be crafted around insights and actionable determinations across technological endeavors.

The returning Summit will tackle technology trends that are impacting the local ecosystem and showcase how some of Chicago’s best technology companies are conquering universal challenges. It will be a chance to meet and learn from a diverse mix of transformative technology leaders who will be sharing thought-provoking ideas and telling their stories.

“After the successful launch of last year’s Summit, we are building on that foundation of success to craft an agenda that will empower future decisions,” said Julia Kanouse, CEO of ITA.  “Attendees will hear stories from industry frontrunners armed with operational insights that will impact your innovation efforts and bottom line.”


Highlights from last year’s sessions include:

·       Building Billion Dollar Businesses in Chicago

·       The Power of Cross-Vertical Collaboration

·       The Changing Face of Capital in Chicago

·       The State of Chicago Tech


Participants should expect similar topics and discussions from an evolving list of speakers which already includes Ash Eldifrawi, CMO & CXO of Redbox, Carrie Kozlowski, Co-founder and COO of Upfront Healthcare and Taylor Rhodes, CEO of SMS Assist with more to announce soon.

For more information and to register, visit

Sponsors of the Chicago Tech Summit include presenting sponsor, Google, gold sponsor Enova and silver sponsors Juniper Networks and Relativity.

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