Chicago's Proposed Tech Budget to Increase by 39 Percent

Event to Examine Growth Driven by Transfer of Technology Management Functions from Different Departments

Oct 07, 2010, 17:36 ET from INPUT

RESTON, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Contractors will gain the market intelligence they need to help align their business development plans with Chicago and Illinois' information technology opportunities at INPUT and Tech America's State and Local Executive Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at the Omni Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Ill. The event provides a forum for technology vendors to network and interact with state executives.

It also features presentations on key topics from the city and state's top technology leaders, including:

  • Jason DeHaan, first deputy chief information officer, city of Chicago
  • Greg Wass, chief information officer, state of Illinois
  • Lynn Carter, deputy general counsel of procurement, Central Management Services, state of Illinois

Tim Brett, senior manager, State and Local Information Services, will also present INPUT-identified major technology investments within the state of Illinois and top opportunities for technology vendors in 2011. According to Brett, Chicago's Department of Innovation and Technology's (DoIT) proposed budget will increase by approximately 39 percent due to the transition of specific technology management functions. "These interdepartment technology transitions arose from several departments: health, revenue, police, procurement, and water management," said Brett. His presentation will also include data on the information technology expenditures for DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. "IT spending makes up 1.57 percent of total expenditures for these collar counties," he said. "DuPage County saw the largest percentage change in IT expenditure growth — a 33 percent increase from 2008 through 2010. During this same time period, Will County experienced a 39 percent decrease." As for the state, Brett said that the Illinois Bureau of Communication and Computer Services Expenditure growth from 2009 to 2010 accelerated by 11 percent.

Contractors will also find information on the following topics:

  • Innovation and technology challenges facing the city of Chicago and state of Illinois
  • The impact of the budget crisis and economic stimulus funds on state and city technology initiatives
  • Emerging technology initiatives in the state of Illinois and city of Chicago

Event Details:

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Time:  7–10 a.m. CDT

Location: Omni Chicago Hotel, 676 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.

Sponsors: The event is sponsored by premier sponsor Motorola; supporting sponsor Avanade; and exhibitor sponsor Intel. 

For media: Media interested in attending the event should contact Sarah Childers, event coordinator, at or 703-707-3561.


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TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, which is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,200 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry's largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members' top and bottom lines.  

Media Contact:

Sarah Childers