Chicago Technologists Trail Marking the Path Forward — DeCypher DataLabs

Leith Akkawi
Sep 4, 2019 · 2 min read

With the efforts of many Chicagoans, our city is trail marking the path forward on the national level for everything technology!

Chicago’s CIO Brett Goldstein is leading a ‘geek squad’ for the Pentagon, where Brett “reports directly to the secretary of defense, handling special technology projects.”.

Chicago’s 2019 Mayoral Candidate Neal Sales Griffin is leading Techstars Chicago as Managing Director, where Neal is “helping foster innovation within the city to create successful companies that drive more jobs to our community.”.

Chicago’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain expert Joe Hernandez is leading the ‘Voice of Blockchain’ conference — where more than 1000 attendees, 200 speakers, 20 sponsors, 20 exhibitors, and 15 media partners will come together to learn and network about everything blockchain this month in Chicago.

To learn more and register for the ‘Voice of Blockchain’, please visit the link below.

Data Scientist have always been trying to predict the future. However, there’s a quote by Alan Kay that inspires a different outlook. The quote states: “It’s easier to invent the future than to predict it.”.

With that, this is a moment to reflect on the commendable efforts of the tech leaders aforementioned, and to be inspired to work and collaborate to invent our future together.

Originally published at on September 4, 2019.

Leith Akkawi

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Founder & CEO at DeCypher DataLabs LLC

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