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Capital One’s Commitment to Tech

Techweek and Capital One are partnering tonight, June 20th, for a very special event – Chicago meets FinTech: A Peek Inside Capital One. The event showcases the cutting-edge innovation at Capital One alongside a lot of fun; expect virtual reality demos, a makers space, robot wars, amazing food and drinks, DJs, live music and more. We caught up with Sairam Rangachari, VP of Technology at Capital One, to learn more about him, Capital One, and the company’s commitment to tech. Read on! 1. Sai, how did you become interested in Tech and why was Capital…

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Speaker Feature: Michael Rothman, CEO, SMS Assist (Chicago)

In 2016, Mike Rothman received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and his company, SMS Assist, received a valuation of $1B. The award celebrated his almost fourteen years as chairman and CEO of SMS Assist and over 25 years of experience in industrial service. During his tenure, he has transformed SMS Assist from a traditional brick and mortar service into an advanced technology company with mobile and cloud-based facilities maintenance platforms. As a result, SMS Assist has become one of the most innovative technology players in the multisite…

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Hero Company Theory: Diversity Is Power

CHICAGO, Apr 7, 2017 – Adapted from CEO Amanda Signorelli’s letter to Chicago Woman Magazine. It is an honor to serve on the board of Chicago Woman, a publication on a mission to connect a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community of women in Chicago. Every issue provides a voice and a platform and recognizes the movers and shakers behind the scenes of philanthropy, education, finance, technology, health, and government. As CEO of Techweek, I have found myself passionately driven on a personal and professional mission by a belief in the…

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Techweek Celebrates 100 Most Forward-Thinking Minds in LA Tech

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2016 — Techweek is pleased to announce its Techweek100 Los Angeles 2016, honoring 100 of the most prominent tech leaders and innovators in the greater Los Angeles area. Brought to you by Media Temple, United Airlines, Loud Interactive, Glen Grant and Hogan Lovells, Techweek100 LA 2016 is awarded in three categories — Ambassadors, Innovators, and Cultivators — and honorees are selected based on their contributions to the local tech ecosystem. Ambassadors are honored for their impact on the tech community through thought leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. This…

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Reimagining the Car Rental Experience through a Mobile App

This past July, Avis introduced its new mobile app Avis Now to further enhance the car rental experience for its customers. Being one of three corporations controlling the majority of the car rental industry today, Avis has focused on branding itself as an innovator in the space. Techweek aims to celebrate innovators across various industries, which is why we are so excited to have Scott Deaver of Avis take the stage at the Techweek Dallas Summit 2016. Techweek recognizes that Dallas is more than just Cowboys football and BBQ. Dallas...
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How Improving Travel Experiences with Tech Has Disrupted the Aviation Industry

Dallas-based aviation startup Rise does not employ any pilots or own any planes. Using a proprietary technology platform, the company is able to cater to a community of frequent travelers who want to experience private charter service. Techweek aims to celebrate innovators across various industries, which is why we are so excited to have Nick Kennedy of Rise take the stage at the Techweek Dallas Summit 2016. Techweek recognizes that Dallas is more than just Cowboys football and BBQ. Dallas has a rich history of business formation and a vibrant...
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Virtual Reality’s Crucial Role in Enhancing the Classroom Environment

At last year’s conference for the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education Certification (NASDTEC), it was announced that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) would partner with Mursion to provide simulation technology for its new teacher licensure assessment. Today, the company’s technology is being utilized by more than 65 universities and programs to equip K-12 teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to face the challenges of the classroom. Techweek is enthusiastic about innovation across various industries, therefore, we are happy to welcome Carrie Straub of Mursion to the...
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From Shark Tank to Techweek Dallas, Foot Cardigan’s Star Continues to Rise

The quirky idea for Bryan DeLuca’s novelty sock subscription business Foot Cardigan came about because he forgot to pack enough socks for a 3-month European trip with his wife. Four years and a memorable appearance on Shark Tank later, the company is nearing the close of its first capital round after a year where it saw $2.5M in sales. Entrepreneurs like Bryan with amazing success stories are ones that Techweek loves to spotlight, which is why we are thrilled to have Bryan join us at the Techweek Dallas Summit 2016....
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Amber Venz, the “Mark Zuckerberg of Fashion,” Takes the Stage at Techweek Dallas

Amber Venz’s exclusive online shopping platform LikeToKnow.It has propelled her to become a big star in the fashion world and earned her the label of “the Mark Zuckerberg of fashion.” Everyone from fashion retailers and designers to bloggers know and love her. Since launching in 2011, Amber has helped to generate more than $2B in sales driven to brands like ASOS. Techweek aims to celebrate innovators across various industries, which is why we are so excited to have Amber grace our Techweek Dallas Summit 2016 stage. Techweek recognizes that Dallas...
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Panel Spotlight: #BeEpic: How Leaders Are Doing Well by Doing Good

How Can Entrepreneurs Make Social Good Part of Their Leadership Platform? This is the question posed by Alexandre Mars, serial tech entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Epic Foundation, a global nonprofit startup that’s bridging the gap between individual and corporate donors and NGOs and social enterprises working with children and youth. As members of the tech community, we're focused on our products, business growth, bottom lines and recruitment. Is it possible to stay honed in on these issues while giving back to our community? How do we enable social good as individuals and as...
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