Justin Nemeth 
AITP Chicago 


Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM CDT

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415 N. Dearborn
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

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AITP Chicago's Boost Innovation Focus Group Meeting 


AITP Chicago's is proud to announce our new focus group:

How does the Chicago area "stack-up" against other technology regions in the country?  How do we keep and increase that position; together?  It's a fact that a key ingredient to a vibrant, healthy community that creates and sustains technology career opportunities is an environment that promotes innovation.

Come join your Chicago area colleagues in kicking off a collaborative effort to maximize technology capabilities to boosting innovation and provide sustained career opportunities in the Chicago area.

We will focus on three main segments for the evening: 

  1. A walk through of the Boost Innovation initiative that will focus on development of a comprehensive Chicago area plan leveraging strengths and addressing challenges of Chicago area technology capabilities and what is needed to boost innovation.
  2. Light snacks, drinks and networking
  3. A discussion with a local technology leader serving as a model for boosting innovation in Chicago through technology:    
  • Speaker: Sanjib Sahoo, CTO of OptionMonster Holdings
    • Visionary architect of OptionMonster’s  innovative, award winning technology platform
    • Sanjib will share the innovative corporate entrepreneurial strategy and team work deployed to overcome many challenges to grow their Chicago company from a small one room startup in 2006 to the top trading brand in the nation whose technology platform is ranked #1 across all online trading companies across North America.  
AITP Boost Innovation Focus Group Co-Chairs
  • Steph Pestrak
  • Mary Swibes
  • Justin Nemeth(EVP of AITP Chicago)
AITP Chicago events are intended to provide an atmosphere conducive to social networking, knowledge sharing, camaraderie, and thought leadership. AITP maintains a policy that prohibits active or passive solicitation of its attendees before, during, or after an event. We kindly ask that you respect our policy, our members, and our guests so this event and future events will be enjoyed by all.


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