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

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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.


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