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ITA Take Aways
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...
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...

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