Archive for September, 2011

John Tolva’s speech at the Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee Reception

John Tolva, chief technology officer for the City of Chicago, told
more than 500 people attending a reception Monday Sept. 19 for
nominees of the 2011 Chicago Innovation Award they hold the key to
transform Chicago the way the city was transformed in the 19th
Century.

“Our natural bounty today is data, knowledge, and ideas — they ‘form’
the establishment of new businesses and a more livable Chicago,” Tolva
said at the House of Blues.

The full text of his inspirational speech can be found here.

John Tolva's speech at the Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee Reception

John Tolva, chief technology officer for the City of Chicago, told
more than 500 people attending a reception Monday Sept. 19 for
nominees of the 2011 Chicago Innovation Award they hold the key to
transform Chicago the way the city was transformed in the 19th
Century.

“Our natural bounty today is data, knowledge, and ideas — they ‘form’
the establishment of new businesses and a more livable Chicago,” Tolva
said at the House of Blues.

The full text of his inspirational speech can be found here.

Chicago Innovation Awards Selects 75 Finalists

It goes without saying that people are still feeling the effects of the recession, but around these parts, being kicked around has only encouraged us to be far more resilient. Or at least, that’s if the Chicago Innovation Awards nominees are any indication.

75 finalists honored at Innovation Awards

The 10th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards drew 410 nominations this year — 100 more than last year’s competition — and the 75 preliminary finalists were feted Monday night by more than 800 celebrants at the House of Blues.

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