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ITA Take Aways
Tuesday, July 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Format, Additions & Name for CityLIGHTS »
Hello, ITA community! My name is Kaylin Berg, and I am Senior Manager, Marketing & Events. I have had the pleasu...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
1871 Leadership Spotlight: Betsy Ziegler, CEO »
Jessica Hughes, 1871's Manager of Member & Partner Relations, interviews 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler on strategy and more f...
Monday, July 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WIC Graduation Recap »
First, we’d like to thank the amazing mentors and instructors who dedicate their time to our Women Influence Chicago Accel...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
A letter to Our Community from Betsy Ziegler »
Dear ITA/1871 community,    I’m reaching out to you today not just from my position as a CEO in the Ch...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thank You to Our ScaleUp Sponsors »
We would like to thank our ScaleUp Chicago 2020 sponsors! We appreciate all of you in making this year's event successful...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Let's Get Digital (Digital!) »
  Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871/ITA...
Monday, March 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
1871 & ITA Community Health & Safety Update 3.16.20 »
An Important Update Regarding COVID-19 from Betsy Ziegler, CEO To our ITA Members & friends, In response to...
Sunday, March 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small Business Administration Response to COVID-19 »
For our members and community partners whose business are under 250 employees, the US Small Business Administration is tak...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA and 1871 Leverage the Power of "And"; Join Forces to Accelerate Chicago Companies »
    To our ITA Members, Partners, and Friends:  On the heels of Valentine’s weekend,...
Monday, February 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing the Holistic/ITA 2020 Tech Salary Survey »
The ITA is excited to announce Holistic ’s 2020 Salary Survey. Holistic, a Chicago-based People Analytics...
Monday, January 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are Politics Appropriate Water Cooler Talk? Chicago Tech Leaders and Employees Weigh In »
Lindsey Perez, VP of Operations, ITA   The next presidential election is less than a year away,...
Friday, December 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Product Management with Conversant's Joel Pulliam »
  Joel Pulliam, Senior VP Product Manager, Conversant Lindsey Perez, VP of Operations, ITA...
Monday, December 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
WIC Accelerator Recap: Effective Communication »
  “We all face two kinds of expectations—outer expectations (meet work deadlines, answer a request from a friend...
Friday, December 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Julia Kanouse, Leaving ITA’s Top Role, Reflects on Her Chicago Tech Impact »
Since 2005, the  Illinois Technology Association  has been a champion for and supporter of Illinois’ many tech a...
Thursday, November 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
6 employee activism lessons HR needs today »
Employee activism -- the practice of workers taking action against employers' actions -- has been thrust into a national s...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and others are setting women back in the workplace »
They never say no or tell you you’re being rude. They don’t bristle when you fail to say “please” or “thank you,” and they...
Thursday, October 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Six Employment Brand Best Practices »
    Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA     Finding and retaining top talent i...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hacking the office microwave: How down time ups innovation »
Hoping to boost innovation, an employer asked employees to spend a day working on anything they wanted. One group of...
Thursday, September 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: The Next Wave of Innovation - Physical Products »
  Haven Allen, CEO and Co-Founder, mHUB   Illinois is positioned to lead in the fourth i...
Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Spotlight: Ascent »
  Vanessa Yeh,  Director of Marketing, Ascent , @ascentregtech   An industry...
Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recap: CityLIGHTS 2019 »
  Gary Hotze, Digital Marketing Manager, ITA   Last week, the 20th Annual ITA CityLIGHTS Awards w...
Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is it ethical for workers to secretly automate their own job? »
A great deal is being written and discussed about the opportunities for automation to replace individual jobs. But the dis...
Thursday, September 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethical Hacking is Evolving – Here’s How Your Company Can Keep Up »
  With the global cost of cybercrime  expected to surpass $2 trillion by the end of 2019 , it’s no surprise t...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: 20 Years Ago »
Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA   With the speed of technology today, it's remarkable to think back only 20 y...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Lyft Lesson: How Startups Scale Growth with Smart Hiring »
When Lyft went public earlier this year, investors scrambled to grab their piece of the popular ride-sharing platform. But...
Monday, July 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why the Tech Industry is Relevant to Everyone »
Julia Pesavento, Marketing & Event Planning Intern, ITA   Technology has ultimately become the dom...
Thursday, July 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Buy Local, Bid Local »
  Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA   Walk around many neighborhoods in Chicago, and you will s...
Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Tech Challenge: A Call for Sponsorship »
Gary Hotze, ITA, Marketing Manager   The ITA Tech Challenge is celebrating a milestone of 10 years in the ma...
Monday, July 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Tech Leaders Can Fill the C-Suite Pipeline and Keep It Full »
By Julia Kanouse, CEO, Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Earlier this year, two  top executives left Faceboo...
Thursday, June 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: What's to Come - Illinois Data Transparency and Privacy »
Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA & John Higginson, CTO, Enova and ITA Board Member   In the recently c...
Thursday, May 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Building a Framework for Innovation »
Jay Rudman, CEO, TopstepTrader   Contrary to popular belief, innovation isn’t a divine spark sent by some...
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
3 Tips to Improve Your Tech Job Shadow Program’s Recruitment Rate »
Across the nation, organizations struggle to fill key IT vacancies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics  estimates  t...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ScaleUp Chicago: Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned »
The Illinois Technology Association's  ScaleUp Chicago (formerly Chicago Tech Summit) took place last week at The Da...
Friday, May 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Introducing the New and Enhanced ITA Talent Portal »
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is excited to announce the introduction of a new and enhanced Talent Portal fo...
Friday, April 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
WorldChicago ProFellows Exchange Program - Spring 2019 »
Trisha Degg, VP of Talent Operations, ITA    In the spring of 2019, I had the privilege to be one of...

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