SOURCE: Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

June 25, 2013 10:05 ET

Illinois Technology Association President and CEO Fred Hoch Named to Techweek Top 100

Hoch Honored as a Special Guest at the 2013 Techweek Conference and Expo on June 27 in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2013) - Illinois Technology Association (ITA) President and CEO Fred Hoch is named a Techweek100 honoree and special guest at the 2013 Techweek Conference and Expo. The Techweek100 identifies those individuals who are impacting the business and technology landscape on a significant scale in the Chicago/Midwest region, chosen by the Techweek community, the Techweek Advisory Boards and the Techweek team.

"It is a great honor to be recognized by Techweek as a leader in the technology space," said Hoch. "I am proud to represent the work of ITA in accelerating growth, talent and visibility among thousands of growth-stage companies that are headquartered in the region."

The Techweek100 includes those managing fast-growing technology companies, prominent sector investors, key contributing enablers of the digital ecosystem, those at the forefront of creating new technology platforms, and other innovators that bring surprising new ideas to an expanding field. Past honorees have included Sanjay Jha, chairman & CEO, Motorola Mobility; Brian Fitzpatrick, head engineer, Google; and Mike Evans, co-founder, GrubHub.

"The Techweek team is proud to unveil this year's list of the Techweek100, which brings together a group of individuals significantly impacting the local technology ecosystem," said Iain Shovlin, chairman of Techweek's Board of Directors. "By promoting each honoree's accomplishments, Techweek fulfills its mission to help showcase, celebrate and enable the local innovation ecosystem."

Techweek Chicago is the largest technology conference and expo in the Midwest. This year, along with presenting sponsor Motorola, Techweek will welcome 8,000 attendees representing 2,250 brands, 120 speakers and 150 exhibitors to the Merchandise Mart June 27-29. New this year, the conference will feature multi-session summit topics highlighting key technology industry trends in the areas of education, media, finance, health & wellness, fashion and international expansion.

Hear more about ITA at the Techweek Expo, where Hoch will be a featured guest speaker at the Polsinelli lounge space June 27 at 1:30 p.m.

The Techweek100 honorees are invited to the Techweek Conference & Expo as special guests, highlighted at the Techweek VIP party and included in Techweek100 media, both online and in print.

For more information, visit http://techweek.com/chicago/events/#techweek-100.

About ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is the driving force behind Illinois' vibrant technology industry. ITA's extensive lineup of curated member programs and services address three key critical areas: growth, talent and visibility. By leveraging the connections and expertise of its more than 600 member companies representing a workforce that is 50,000 strong and growing, ITA provides the ecosystem growing technology companies need to succeed. For more information, visit www.illinoistech.org, follow ITA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/itabuzz, and view the ITA's Facebook profile at www.facebook.com/illinoistechnology.

Contact ITA at headquarters@illinoistech.org, follow the discussion on Twitter at @itabuzz, and visit www.illinoistech.org to find out more about how ITA supports the growth of the local industry.

About Techweek
Techweek's mission is to showcase, celebrate and enable emerging innovation ecosystems. Now in its third year, Techweek Chicago, June 27-29 at the Merchandise Mart, is the largest technology conference and expo in the Midwest, and culminates a full week of partner-sponsored and related events. New this year, the conference will feature multi-session summit topics highlighting key technology industry trends in the areas of education, media, finance, health & wellness, fashion and international expansion. This fall, Techweek expands with events in both Los Angeles and New York City. For more information, visit www.techweek.com.

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