The Illinois Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of the technology talent pipeline in the State of Illinois.

Information Technology Knowledge and Abilities Network – IT KAN – exposes members and friends to IT Megatrends at the MTC/Chicago!

In their ongoing initiative to expose technology candidates and professionals with disabilities leading edge concepts and applications in the IT field, ITKAN – an affiliate program of the Illinois Technology Foundation which is dedicated to gaining and sharing knowledge, network and opportunity for its members –  explored Big Data and its application to a universal challenge; the impact of environmental factors like wind and weather patterns on air travel delays throughout the nation.

Throughout 2013 ITKAN has been exploring 4 Megatrends in IT, Mobile Technology, Social Media, Big Data and, during the 4th quarter Cloud Computing. Thanks to our gracious host Adam Hecktman and everyone at the MTC Chicago and the Aon Tower , from the front desk staff to security personnel to our “evangelist” facilitators.

ITKAN is an open association. Feel free to join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5-7PM in the Microsoft Technology Center Chicago. For more information contact Pat Maher at or Bill O’Connor at and we will add you to our invite and registration list!


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