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Here you will find the latest news and content from ITA's members, staff and key influencers in the industry.

  • Member Blog - observations and opinions from our member companies
  • ITA Take Aways - insights and banter from the ITA team
  • Press Releases - latest news about ITA and our initiatives
  • Member & Partner News - recent updates about our 500+ member community

 

Much of this content is shared through ITA's various newsletters. ITA publishes several recurring newsletters packed with tech insights and actionable information for our members. Check out our subscription link below to stay up-to-date with the latest in content from us.

Insider: Timely tech buzz, the latest member news and insights, upcoming events, recent job postings and more! ITA members can use Insider to get valuable industry and market news as well as push out their brand. Keep tabs on your competition while keeping up with the ever-changing tech scene.

(Tuesday mornings, weekly, soon to be bi-weekly)

Upcoming Events: We've got an incredible slate of networking, programming and events that will keep you abreast of the latest trends in technology, professional development and the industry as whole. Additionally, this space serves as a platform for us to feature and promote ITA member's events to our extensive network.

(Monday mornings, bi-weekly)

The List: Your quick 'n' dirty, cheeky CliffsNotes version of all things ITA.

(Second Friday morning, once-a-month)

Exec Spin: Insights and banter from the ITA executive team. 

(First or last Friday, monthly)

 

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ITA Take Aways
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...
Thursday, April 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Scaling Sales »
Julia Kanouse, CEO, Illinois Technology Association   On Thursday, May 9 th , we are hosting our t...
Monday, April 15, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Six Degrees of Jeremie Bacon »
The new Chair of the Illinois Technology Association's (ITA) Board of Directors, Jeremie Bacon , recently sat down to c...
Monday, April 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Announces First Annual ScaleUp Chicago »
  The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is excited to announce the first annual ScaleUp Chicago , a rebrand...
Friday, March 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: From 7 to 70 - Toot Your Own Horn »
Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA   Each year, for the past 25 years, Deloitte releases their Technology Fast 5...
Monday, March 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
#CODELIKEAWOMAN - ITA's New Tech Challenge »
Trisha Degg, VP of Talent and Operations, ITA   To celebrate Women’s History Month and International Wo...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Second Annual City-Wide Shadow Day »
In commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, ITA hosted the second annual City-Wide Shadow Day. One hundred...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Why I Love ITA »
Jeremie Bacon, Chair, ITA Board of Directors   When I co-founded my first software firm in Chicago in early...
Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA’s TechForward Launches Annual CxO Fundraiser & Auction »
TechForward raised $42,500 to support STEM Education in underserved communities.  Last week, TechForward , th...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Tech Experience That Helped Me Grow »
By: Jessica Criollo, former ITA Intern   If somebody told me I was going to be working in the tech industry...
Thursday, February 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TechForward Brings Pilot Tech Program To Hillsboro Junior High »
By: Mary Herschelman, Hillsboro Journal-News Nearly 20 students at Hillsboro Junior High School could hardly cont...
Thursday, December 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: The Second CEO »
Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA If you ask most people within the Chicago tech community about what holds us back from being...
Thursday, November 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Talent Unlimited »
  Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA   Chris Gladwin and Penny Pritzker recently launched an ambitious in...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IoT Summit Highlight: The Role of IoT in Mobility, Smart Cities & Urban Technology​ »
  Chuck Byers, Sr. Technical Leader, Software Engineering, Cisco     In which areas can...
Friday, October 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IoT Summit Highlight: Organizational Issues & Getting Beyond Pilots »
  John Whitton, VP - US Markets, Softweb Solutions Organizational Issues & Getting Beyond Pil...
Friday, October 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Parent Friendly Cultures »
  Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA    As tech companies grow and mature so do their employees.&nbs...
Monday, September 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Event Spotlight: The Future of Cybersecurity with a Former FBI Special Agent »
  Leo Taddeo, Chief Information Security Officer, Cyxtera ; Former Special Agent in Charge of the Special O...
Friday, September 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recap: CityLIGHTS 2018 »
  The 19th Annual ITA CityLIGHTS Awards were revealed before a packed-house of extraordinary Chicago tech leaders...
Friday, September 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Harnessing Market Disruption »
  Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA   The gig economy is shaking things up across industries and verti...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Company Wellness Programs: Beyond ROI »
Gary Hotze, Digital Marketing Manager, ITA   In the fast-paced world of tech, often-times new implementation...
Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Collective Collaboration »
  Julia Kanouse, ITA, CEO   Recently, the Chicago tech community has been heads-down, focused,...
Friday, June 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Food for Thought »
  "Chicago is already home to one of the country's most vibrant food scenes so the rekindling of its urban...
Thursday, May 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Education, Awareness & Chi-Tech Success »
  Trisha Degg, VP, Talent & Programs, ITA    At ITA, we believe in attracting and ret...
Friday, May 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Unlock Your Network »
  Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA   Buzzwords such as innovation may have lost some of their potency over...
Thursday, March 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: The Power of Storytelling »
    Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA   For too long companies have relied on just supplying n...

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