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ITA Take Aways
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...
Friday, March 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: Networking 101 »
  Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA When most people hear the word “networking,” they inwardly groan (myself included...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: What's Ahead in 2018 »
  Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA   With the first month of 2018 ending and my one-year anniversa...
Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Next Wave: ITA Professional Development in 2018 »
  Trisha Degg, VP Talent, Programs, ITA    It may be difficult to believe, but les...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: New Year's Resolutions »
  Recently at ITA, we underwent a major overhaul of both our frontend and backend systems. Our new website is ju...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IoT Summit: Tech & the Future of Illinois »
Our IoT Summit was last week, and one of the highlight’s for content was a back-to-back interview session with the two top...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Training Podcast Episode 2 - Delivering Feedback - »
Delivering Feedback ITA Training Podcast Episode 2 Only 17% of millennials believe they are receiving meanin...
Friday, September 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five Reasons to Hire Veterans for Technology Jobs »
If you talk to leaders in the tech industry, they will tell you their biggest challenge today is hiring and retaining the...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: kCura Finds Relativity »
Rebrands can be a powerful tool to reshape your company’s image and future, but they are also massive undertakings. You’re...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recap: 2017 CityLIGHTS Awards »
The 18th Annual ITA CityLIGHTS Awards were presented to an electrified sold-out crowd last week. The Chicago Bucket Boys,...
Thursday, August 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: The Power of Mentorship »
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with several organizations that are focused on building a...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Building a Culture of Success »
At ITA, we have a small team of ten people. Our culture tends to evolve around the people we hire, being such a small team...
Friday, July 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Exec Spin: A Call for Disruption »
Disruption. It seems to permeate life right now: in business, in politics, it’s all around. An age of change encompasses u...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exec Spin: We Hold These Truths… »
The Fourth of July is just around the corner and the holiday is a celebration of so many things that compose our national...
Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five reasons why the Midwest will be the epicenter of IoT »
In 2015, the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) launched a first-of-its-kind cross-disciplinary effort to bring togethe...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Exec Spin: Antidotes for Bro-Culture »
Recently, The New York Times ran an opinion piece: “ Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin .” The article decried the tech ind...
Friday, April 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Exec Spin: The Future of Work, More Than Just Robots »
So much is written ad nauseam in the trades and media about the automation and loss of human capital as a vital ingredient...
Monday, April 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 CityLIGHTS Starter Pack »
In its 18th year, the CityLIGHTS Awards is now legally an adult, and we couldn’t be prouder of how it’s grown. It may not...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Exec Spin: Passing the Torch »
Dear Chicago Tech Community,   Having grown up in Boise, Idaho I often get asked how I ended up in Chicago. It’...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EXPERT INTERVIEW: JULIA KANOUSE OF THE ILLINOIS TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION »
Julia Kanouse is the CEO of the  Illinois Technology Association , the leading voice for Chicago’s tech community. We...
Monday, March 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Venture Funding Stem Futures »
    As you know, in the tech world fundraising and dollars are essential in getting deals done. Indeed, so...
Thursday, March 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITA Exec Spin: Chi-Town Brings the ROI »
As we’ve written about here before,  collaboration is the basis of any healthy tech ecosystem  - organizations n...
Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mentorship, Diversity & Forward Chi-Tech »
Mentorships are essential in today’s fast-paced tech world. Both mentor and mentee form a mutually beneficial relationship...
Monday, February 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some Good News for Chicago’s Tech Talent »
We’ve all  read it , repeated it and many of our members live it day to day – it’s hard to find and attract tech...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CEO Spin - Five 2017 Predictions for Chicago Tech »
Now that things have settled down across our nation…let’s get down to business in Chicago. The coming year will be a trans...
Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lifelong Learning: The Key to the Tech Economy »
My Dad and I have always had a close relationship. He was a successful small business owner in downstate Illinois for over...
Monday, January 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chicago’s Changing Transportation Paradigm »
Here at ITA we have  often  stressed how Chicago should not seek to emulate other city’s ecosystems because this...
Friday, December 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CEO Spin - Let’s Go Horizontal »
  Chicago is a unique technology town, driven by the distinct vertical markets that have developed here over the p...
Friday, October 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chicago - The City of Things »
As I have detailed before,  here , Chicago isn’t looking to become “the next Silicon Valley.” It’s a fundamental fall...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
3 Things I learned About Running an Internship Program »
In the summer of 2015, Braintree spearheaded, along with several other local tech companies, a program called  Chi&nb...
Friday, September 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intern Hiring Guide for Hiring Managers »
While meeting recently with an ITA member company, we were discussing internships and how ITA provides resources and counc...

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