Our CEO, Greg Bush Jr., had an idea to create a meeting place where like minded technology firms can get together and collaborate on project opportunities, exchange ideas, and share experiences to help support the growth of MBE/WBE/DBE firms.
As a result, KFA partnered with the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Counsel and the Minority Development Business Agency to launch Tech-Net (a bi-monthly event) where influential corporations present on topical issues of the day. For our inaugural meeting our key note speaker was Tyrone Griggs of Exelon. He provided valuable insight into the procurement process and buying opportunities of Exelon. Irvine Sloan of ABB, another major corporation in attendance, shared information during our discussion on strategic partnerships and collaboration.
Consequently, due to corporate participation, the firms in attendance received useful information to assist them in growing their businesses.
The highlight of the evening was the Master Mind Session. During this session Greg expounded on new technology concepts and the audience chimed in to present their niche offerings and capabilities as it relates to the topic at hand. Altogether these conversations helped generate ideas that led to collaborative pursuits among the attendees.
The next meeting will be in March and our corporate presenter will be Alex Buckles, Supplier Diversity Program Administrator for McCormick Place/SMG. Also in attendance will be nMeta & Associates from Louisiana. Keep a lookout on Eventbrite.com for more details!