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ITKAN Monthly Meeting – November 2016


Business After-Hours on Innovation and the Future of Work


The first annual ITKAN Business After-Hours is on November 10, 2016 at the Microsoft Technology Center in downtown Chicago! Adam Hecktman, Microsoft Chicago’s Director of Civic Technology and Innovation, will kick off the event with an open discussion with leaders of Chicago’s tech, civic and advocacy communities on the shifting definition and impact of innovation on the workforce.

Chris Gandy, former Chicago Bull and now Executive Vice President at Mass Mutual, will give our keynote address! Finally, we will be honoring corporate partner ELCA with the Rose Stein Light from Within Award for their ongoing commitment and support of our mission to create passionate tech leaders with disabilities for the workforce of tomorrow.

You can learn more about fostering innovation through a diverse workforce in this whitepaper from Forbes as well as CEO and Disability Consultant, Debra Ruh’s interview on WBEZ’s Morning Shift. Learn how ITKAN is teaming up with Microsoft and Directions to deliver SQL Server/Business Intelligence training in this blog post co-written by Adam Hecktman and ITKAN co-founder, Pat Maher.

The next meeting will be
November 10, 2016, 5-7:30PM
Aon Tower
Microsoft Technology Center, 2nd Floor
200 E. Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601