Despite the Olympic disappointment of last Friday, the city deserves kudos for Thursday’s TechExpo at the UIC Forum .
The official line on the Tech Expo was…
The Chicago TechExpo introduces and connects small business owners to technology solutions to grow and evolve their businesses. The one–day conference and exposition provides relevant, training and education, to allow business owners to learn how technology can improve operations, minimize time spent on administrative tasks, market their business and increase sales by using a very powerful tool: technology.
The training and education provided at the conference will empower business owners to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what technology to implement and when the best time to do so.
In today’s highly competitive environment businesses thrive by having the right technology at the right time.
The theme for this first annual conference is Positioning your business for the future. Now more than ever it is critical for businesses to position themselves for growth and technology is a powerful tool.
The city gets an A for effort. There was a set of sponsors and exhibitors ranging from Microsoft, Harris Bank and Best Buy, through such companies as SurePayroll and Openhill, to small IT consulting and web development companies.
Attendees got a great exposure to a wide rage of IT related solutions. While this is a start, we need to go forward.. Chicago of the 20th Century was a wonderful invention driven city. While service is important, next year, it would be great to see a bit more on invention.