SOURCE: Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

June 22, 2012 16:18 ET

ITA Partners With CompTIA on TechVoice Initiative

Illinois Technology Association Committed to Advocating for Local Growth Stage Tech Industry

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2012) -  The Illinois Technology Association is proud to announce its involvement in TechVoice, a partnership of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), and participating regional technology associations.

CompTIA launched the TechVoice brand to tap into the thousands of small and medium sized tech companies that lack representation in Washington, D.C. and at the state and local level. TechVoice is dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the grassroots tech community to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to growth, innovation, and job creation.

"We look forward to working closely with CompTIA on the TechVoice initiative," said Fred Hoch, ITA president. "In keeping with the Illinois Technology Association's mission of growing and uniting Illinois' growing technology community, it is vital to implement a positive advocacy program to bring the voices of the local industry to the national level."

In an effort to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to the growth of the Illinois technology ecosystem, the ITA, in partnership with TechVoice, will serve as a key advocator. Through a series of networking events and TechVoice chapter meetings, the ITA and TechVoice will create opportunities to bring business leaders together with policymakers, to develop a local network for companies to address the ongoing tech policy agenda.

"We welcome the Illinois Technology Association and the state's vibrant technology entrepreneurs and leaders to the TechVoice family," said Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO of CompTIA. "As we continue to build the TechVoice network of state affiliates, we look forward to hearing from state technology leaders on their key priorities and how TechVoice can help amplify their voice to address these issues."

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About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. For more information, visit or follow CompTIA at and

About the ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is the driving force behind the growth of Illinois' vibrant technology industry. Providing programs and services focused on development, visibility, and talent attraction, ITA accelerates the growth of member company's businesses. ITA brings growth-stage industry companies together, leveraging the connections and experiences of the community to increase the overall success rate of the local industry. Championing the development and application of technologies and leveraging its transformative nature, ITA is an invaluable resource for growing companies.

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