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by Pat Maher on January 5, 2015


The family of companies making up SPR Companies – TAP Group, Redpoint Technologies and MPS Partners – are excited to announce the consolidation and integration into a new consulting organization, SPR Consulting. You will now be redirected to our new website, www.spr.com.

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ITKAN: Make no little Technology Plans

by Pat Maher on December 22, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting!

OVERVIEW:

Join IT KAN to kick off 2015 with a presentation on the City of Chicago Technology Plan. Danielle DuMerer, Director of Planning, Policy and Management at the City of Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology, will give us a high-level orientation to this strategic and historic effort to engage Chicago’s citizens, government and business community in making our city a leader in harnessing the many facets of technology for our shared success.

danielledumererDanielle directs the department’s Project Management Office, Business Relationship Management program, and IT policy initiatives. She has managed Chicago’s data initiatives, overseen the development of educational software at the McGraw-Hill Companies, and has also worked in the Library and Archives field. Danielle holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

The next meeting will be:

January 8, 2015, 5-7PM 
Aon Tower
 
Microsoft Technology Center
, 2nd floor
 
200 E Randolph St
 
Chicago, IL 60601

Same time and place each month

Microsoft Technology Center, 2nd floor of Aon Tower 
2nd Th. 5-7PM

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2015 IT KAN Planning Meeting

November 20, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: At our November meeting, Kathie Topel presented on the history of ITKAN and on its vision for the future. Join us on December 11th as we plan our programs for 2015 in order to further our mission of developing professionals with disabilities into passionate technology leaders while supporting the aggressive adoption of […]

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ITKAN Mission and Vision 2017

October 23, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: On October 7th we launched our ITKAN Advisory Board Strategy Session. This is the final stage in our 2011-2014 Strategic Plan for ITKAN. Kathie Topel presented on the history of ITKAN and on its vision for the future. Join us at our next ITKAN meeting to see the presentation and learn […]

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IT KAN presents a Deep Dive into Mobile OS Accessibility

September 25, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: Join us at the next ITKAN meeting as we dive deeper into the “Big 3” mobile operating systems – Windows Phone, Android and iOS – and their approach to accessibility features. Communications Director Bill O’Connor and member Chris Ludwig will lead this month’s discussion with a particular focus on […]

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Developing Professional Community – One Family’s Impact

September 12, 2014

It’s been quite a while since I met Marc Stein and his sister Rose, but my first impression is still fresh. Rose is open and engaging, with a quick smile. She makes you feel comfortable. Marc is more reserved,  a bit scrutinizing in a way. It’s taken some time and effort for me to feel comfortable around Marc, […]

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IT KAN Presents the Mobile OS Accessibility Challenge

August 26, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: Accessibility and usability in technology for people with disabilities is as important as the hardware, software and innovation that it complements. With the revolution of the mobile industry and smartphone adoption, Android, iOS, and Windows phone technology approach accessibility in different ways. ITKAN communications director Bill O’Connor will offer […]

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IT KAN Presents Cloud Computing 2014 and Beyond

July 28, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: It’s been nearly a year since our last discussion on cloud computing, and Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, has emphasized a cloud-first (as well as mobile-first) ethos for the company. So if you’ve been wondering about the state of cloud computing, we’ll shed even more light on the topic. […]

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IT KAN presents BizSpark & thoughts on the CNT app competition

July 2, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: Join IT KAN on July 10th to learn about Microsoft BizSpark and our IT KAN members’ ideas for the Center for Neighborhood Technologies (CNT) annual apps competition. Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, […]

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IT KAN presents the MS Envisioning Center & CNT’s annual app competition

May 22, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: Big Data.  Internet of Things.  Augmented Reality.  Natural User Interaction.  All important trends, but what does it all mean?  Join IT KAN on June 12th in the Microsoft Envisioning Center where we will pull it all together in realistic scenarios and talk about the direction that technology is taking for […]

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