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The May Report: 10/24/2012: I just got home at 1pm today from 30 hours in the hospital: this month has been a complete waste for me from being sick to problems with my cell phone and I hope that tonight’s CEC dinner makes up for that and the seven or eight events I missed, notwithstanding the obvious case of self dealing on the part of the CEC in giving an award to Michael Ferro who has funded them, but who is also a major publisher now with, presumably, a sense of propriety and civic responsibility; aside from disagreeing with that comment, Kevin Willer will say that 1871 now has 180 startups housed there; the SIIA is adding a media association to its portfolio which has had 39 employees, coming directly from cousin Ken Wasch; I have so much for you, but let me get this out; and boy oh boy, as of this morning, do I have a blockbuster for you — no hints on this one

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The Scoop section:

– ANNOUNCEMENT: UChicago $100 Challenge – University gives students $100 to make entrepreneurial investments — The Leapyear Project Book by Victor Saad — Kickstarter — Braintree, LightSpeed Announce Industry-First Partnership — Braintree Raises $35M and Interview With Centro’s Shawn Riegsecker — Wednesday, October 24: Social Media Club Chicago next event — Wednesday,October 24: Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago Chapter — Josh Kurutz: Why he left Northwestern — Phil Blak liked my comment about his ditching Nancy Sullivan — Greg Hinz: NEA opens Chicago office — Governor Quinn Announces First Winner of Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge — Gigabit Squared plans fiber broadband for Chicago’s south side — Mayor Emanuel Launches ChicagoNEXT To Amplify City’s Tech and Science Business Climate — Gary Dollinger: What happened to Jay — Tadros: FUND — Tadros: FUND and Hipster Coffee Lovers Rejoice, Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $20M – TechCrunch — Last call – Join us on Thursday, Oct 18 at 5pm — Tadros: Article: Robot wheelchair climbs steps and elevates over obstacles — Judi Wunderlich: You’re Invited — Message from Ron May — Mayor Emanuel Launches ChicagoNEXT To Amplify City’s Tech and Science Business Climate — Josh London: Political blog — Philippe Lavie: The MIT-EF Big Data meeting — Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012: Brazil, an Emerging Market for Sustained Success and Growth — Layton Olson: Safe & Heathy Communities have … Local Apps, Expo’s & Local Assembly Partnerships — Martin O’Shield: VICTORY! All charges dropped against Ehud Halevy — Thursday, November 8: Cyber Security Hits Chicago at Inaugural SC Congress Event: Experts Available for Interviews

[Editor's note: May here. At least 20 emails did not make it int this report, but they will soon.] ______________________________ The Scoop section: ________________________ ANNOUNCEMENT: UChicago $100 Challenge – University gives students $100 to make entrepreneurial investments

ANNOUNCEMENT: UChicago $100 Challenge – University gives students $100 to make entrepreneurial investments Inbox x

Jerry C. Huang jhuang@uchicago.edu 11:58 AM (3 hours ago) to Jerry Friends,

At the College New Venture Challenge kickoff meeting last night at the University of Chicago, we made a surprise announcement that every student in attendance is going to receive $100 from the University to invest as they choose.

The UChicago $100 Challenge, a program separate from the College New Venture Challenge, is our way of jumpstarting entrepreneurial activity on campus and defying the notion that you need a lot of capital to start a business. We expect the program that will bring out the creativity, curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit in all the participants.

We have started a group for the students to discuss and will be updating progress on the program website which you can find here: http://bit.ly/Voq9n3

Jerry Huang Assistant Director, Entrepreneurship Career Advancement University of Chicago jhuang@uchicago.edu 773-702-9456 ______________________________ The Leapyear Project Book by Victor Saad — Kickstarter

The Leapyear Project Book by Victor Saad — Kickstarter Inbox x

Philip Tadros phil@doejo.com 8:54 AM (5 hours ago) to me http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/victorsaad/the-leapyear-project-book _____________________________ Braintree, LightSpeed Announce Industry-First Partnership

Braintree, LightSpeed Announce Industry-First Partnership Inbox x

Laura Hauser lhauser@sutherlandgold.com Oct 22 (2 days ago) to me Hi Ron,

I wanted to share some Braintree news with you to keep you up to speed on the company. This morning, Braintree and LightSpeed, a leading software company that helps retailers reinvent in-store shopping, announced a partnership to build a flexible monthly payment option for retailers using LightSpeed Software called the Monthly Maintenance Plan.

The Monthly Maintenance Plan’s flexible pricing is a first for the retail industry and will help retailers manage their cost-structure and cash flow. The plan is available for all LightSpeed customers who renew their Support Subscriptions.

The full text of the release is below for reference, and Braintree executives are available for comment. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information about this exciting new partnership.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Laura

Laura Hauser SutherlandGold Group lhauser@sutherlandgold.com | m 415.717.7356

LightSpeed and Braintree Announce Partnership Agreement Companies Team Up To Launch Flexible Monthly Payment Options For Retailers

MONTREAL—October 22, 2012 – LightSpeed, a leading software company that helps retailers reinvent in-store shopping, and Braintree, the fastest growing payments platform for online and mobile commerce, today announced a partnership agreement to launch a flexible monthly payment option for retailers. A first for the retail industry, this new Monthly Maintenance Plan, is designed to help retailers manage their overall cost structure, with a level of flexibility that frees up cash flow.

“After an exhaustive search for the right partner to launch this new initiative, Braintree stood out as the obvious choice due to its unmatched capabilities in next-generation commerce,” said Dax Dasilva, founder and CEO of LightSpeed. “We have been amazed by Braintree’s professionalism, and by the company’s ability to integrate its payment platform truly at the speed of light.”

Pricing for the Monthly Maintenance Plan will be $40 per month for the first User, and $20 per month for each additional User. The new plan is available to all customers that renew their Support Subscriptions. For more information on the Monthly Maintenance Plan, visit www.lightspeedretail.com.

“We are thrilled to partner with LightSpeed, and introduce payment options to their client base in a flexible and seamless manner,” said Bill Ready, CEO of Braintree. “By enabling monthly billing, we hope to allow LightSpeed to continue to deepen its relationship with retailers around the globe.”

About LightSpeed LightSpeed™, led by founder and CEO Dax Dasilva, is committed to its mission of fusing innovation, technology and design to produce the most compelling retail business solution on any Apple platform and help retailers attain their business aspirations. Founded in 2005 and based in Montreal and Ottawa, the LightSpeed team specializes in building next-generation retail software systems that offer business owners powerful, intuitive retail tools for Mac and iOS. With financial backing from Accel Partners, LightSpeed helps retailers and product brands engage with the iGeneration shopper. For more information, please visit LightSpeed’s web site atwww.lightspeedretail.com.

About Braintree Braintree helps online and mobile businesses process credit card payments by providing a merchant account, payment gateway, recurring billing and credit card storage. The company is disrupting the payments industry by providing elegant tools for developers coupled with white-glove support. Founded in 2007, Braintree works with the world’s most discerning online merchants, including LivingSocial, 37signals, Airbnb, OpenTable, Animoto and GitHub. The company is processing more than $4 billion in annual credit card volume from more than 2,000 merchants. Braintree was profitably bootstrapped for four years before accepting a $34 million investment from Accel Partners in 2011. Braintree ranked 47th in the 2011 Inc. 500. Visit us at www.braintreepayments.com and on Twitter @braintree. ______________________________ Braintree Raises $35M and Interview With Centro’s Shawn Riegsecker

Subject: Braintree Raises $35M and Interview With Centro’s Shawn Riegsecker Date: 10/18/2012 12:50:31 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: adam@builtinchicago.org To: RONALDMAY@aol.com Blogs add blog Braintree Raises $35M to Expand Abroad and Improve Usability posted by Amina Elahi on 10/17/2012 02:10 pm 873 views 1 comments inShare.10 Local payments processing company Braintree has had a busy year. First, it acquired mobile payments company Venmo. Then, it expanded into international markets. Now, Braintree has raised $35 million in Series B in a round led by NEA with participation from Accel Partners. Built In Chicago caught up with CEO Bill Ready to find out more about what this funding could mean for Braintree. “We’ll be using the funds to fuel further international expansion as well as continue to make it easier for developers to implement payments while making it easier for consumers to checkout online and on a mobile device,” he said. This year, the company has grown from 20 to over 100 employees. Ready expects to double that number next year. As they add jobs, Braintree is looking for engineers in particular. Ready attributes the successes of this year to a few things. Expanding to over 30 countries and launched an instant access product that provides two-day funding–a full five days faster than most other providers–which is available to companies of all sizes. “Moving forward, making payments easier on a mobile device for both merchants and consumers will be our focus,” Ready said. Visit Braintree’s website, check out their BIC profile and follow them on Twitter at @braintree.

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Jeff Weber on 10/18/2012 01:10 pm

As a Chicago community we get caught up in a singular success story (Groupon). I love Groupon, but Braintree is a shinning example of the type of entrepreneurial success we want to promote. There’s probably 20 other local Chicago companies having success like Braintree. The more we start talking/promoting these stories the more diverse Chicago will be viewed as the place to be. And it is the place to be! _________________________________ Wednesday, October 24: Social Media Club Chicago next event

Subject: Social Media Club Chicago next event 10/24 Date: 10/19/2012 1:52:47 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: jwillinger@rightpoint.com To: ronaldmay@aol.com Social networking has changed the way recruiters find and place candidates. Tools like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Google+ are being used to find and evaluate job candidates. Benefits for businesses include reduced time and expenses for placements. Come find out what strategies our distinguished panel is using to tap into the best talent pool through Social Media. Featured Panelists: Travis Kessel, Vice President, Recruiting Edelman Dustin Carper, Employment Brand Strategist Groupon Mike Dwyer, Managing Director of Market Development Que Social Todd Nilson, Managing Director Social & Talent Strategies SocialSyntax/SPR Companies Moderator: Carolyn Martin President, Social Media Demand Register here: http://smcsocialrecruiting.eventbrite.com/ Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm CT Place: Edelman 200 East Randolph Street 66th Floor Chicago, IL 60601 $10 Fee Includes: Snacks and Drinks Domino’s Pizza sponsor by @Ramon_DeLeon Bar: Wine, Beer, and Water Best regards, Jeff …… Jeffrey S. Willinger 312.622.2300 cell jwillinger@rightpoint.com rightpoint 626 W. Jackson Street Suite 100 Chicago, Illinois 60661 (312) 920-8390 office (312) 920-8384 fax www.rightpoint.com> http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffwillinger http://twitter.com/jwillie www.facebook.com/jeffwillinger> www.meetup.com/sharepoint> __________________________ Wednesday,October 24: Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago Chapter

http://www.meetup.com/SE-Alliance-Chicago/events/85455502/ Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago Chapter Join us! Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

4:00 PM James R. Thompson Center – Room 9-040

100 West Randolph Street, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL(map)

Dear colleagues:

I’m happy to confirm that the Task Force’s next meeting will take place in Room 9-040 (Ninth floor, Suite 40) of the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, at 4 p.m. next Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The meeting is expected to adjourn at about 6 p.m.

For your planning purposes, we will also meet at the James R. Thompson Center on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 4 p.m. At that time, in addition to our regular business, the Task Force will hear testimony from Professor Jeffrey Liebman and Mr. Ryan Maley, who have graciously agreed to contribute to the Task Force’s understanding of social impact bonds, a promising new approach to government financing of social service programs.

Professor Liebman is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University; an expert on tax and budget policy, social policy, and program evaluation techniques; and a former Acting Deputy Director of President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget. With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, he leads the Kennedy School’s social impact bond technical assistance lab. Mr. Maley is a director of the Aurora-based Dunham Fund, which has expressed interest in funding an Illinois social impact bond.

I hope to see you next Wednesday and again on November 27.

Warmest regards,

Marc

Marc J. Lane The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C. www.MarcJLane.com Join or login to comment. Randy Shipley Would anyone be interested in starting an L3C or non-profit crowdfunding equity platform for Illinois? I have the software built and own www.crowdfundillinois.com

1 · October 19 at 9:55 PM View all 4 replies

Marc Lane Randy, If you’re interested in the L3C model, I invite you to join the L3C Connect group on LinkedIn. See you on Wednesday! Marc

Monday at 8:04 AM Randy Shipley Thank you – I just did!

Monday at 9:34 AM

Latienda I am looking forward to it as well. I am looking to gain insight how my tech offering will grow to become a part of Chicago’s social value community.

Monday at 7:04 AM

Nerissa Rah Kelly Great. Looking forward to it.

October 19 at 3:45 PM Sheri Super, we’ll see you there.

October 19 at 4:19 PM

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October 18 at 1:20 PM

Tom Tresser Anyone interested in helping us build tools for social change – including “Apps For Activists” and tracking Tax Increment Finance district impacts in Chicago? Join us at Multikulti, Oct. 11, 6:30pm, 1000 N. Milwaukee, 4th flr. http://www.civiclab.us, tom@civiclab.us

1 · October 4 at 9:07 AM View all 4 replies Tom Tresser Hi – thanks – that event is past – Here is next event: The next meeting of the CivicLab is this Thurs, 10/18 at Pumping Station One, 3519 N. Elson, 7pm-9pm, to talk up the “Apps For Activists” project. http://pumpingstation…, http://www.civiclab.u….

1 · October 16 at 8:03 AM Martin O’Shield Excellent, I shall be there

October 17 at 11:28 AM ______________________________ Josh Kurutz: Why he left Northwestern

Subject: Re: Josh, no bs here, Why did you leave Northwestern? No lab, you work from home? Date: 10/19/2012 1:59:50 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: jkurutz@alumni.caltech.edu To: RONALDMAY@aol.com Ron,

Thanks for the note. At Northwestern, two administrators told me that they were terminating my contract, and the only reason they would give me was “The faculty oversight committee has decided to take the facility in a different direction.” Considering that my performance was very good, but I had continuing political struggles with the lab administrator, Andy Ott, and the chair of the faculty committee, Prof. Karl Scheidt, I ascribe my disconnection to university politics. I think they want to replace me with a tech, who would be more dependent on administrative direction. The treatment of me by these administrators was abysmal, characterized by the fact that the committee that evaluated me would not even meet with me or provide a real reason for their dissatisfaction. They did a great disservice to the many students and researchers I’ve worked hard to support, and who reacted to the news with a wave of protest.

Sadly, this is a repeat of events from a year and a half ago, when they let go my excellent counterpart in mass spectrometry for similarly dubious reasons. Then, the students and researchers drew up a petition to get her back, but the department said such decisions are irreversible.

Yes, my disconnection was involuntary, and I would have loved to have continued working and collaborating with the students and faculty at NU, but I am actually quite relieved that I no longer have to deal with an extremely hierarchical opaque style of management. One would not think that a Senior Scientist would be told that his role was to follow “marching orders” from administrators regarding details of how research and education should be conducted, and one would also think that a Senior Scientist at Northwestern would not be given “marching orders” to stop doing science, but that’s what I encountered during my stay there.

Two weeks after leaving NU, I gave two invited talks at the SMASH NMR meeting in Providence, RI: one where I described how I’d revamped the NMR training and educational programs at Northwestern, and another discussing the major improvements I made to the facility’s research operations. Afterwards, colleagues from Eli Lily, Merck, Pfizer, Dow, DuPont, and other major chemistry firms approached me to say, “This is *exactly* how we want the chemists coming to work for us to be prepared!” Very gratifying after years of struggling with insistences from above that I teach NMR in the same way it was taught back in the ’90′s.

I delayed replying to you by a couple of hours to make sure I could give you some other news: as of noon, I’ve been elected Chair-Elect of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society, an active professional organization with over 4200 members. This means I’ll be Chair in 2014, after a year’s preparation as Chair-elect. Ironically, the news will become public tonight at the reception for the Basolo Award, which is held at Northwestern. I love talking science with the Northwestern faculty, and I think a number of them are still unaware of my termination. One even asked me to start a new collaboration a couple of weeks ago. It seems Prof. Scheidt never bothered to seek the opinions of other faculty on the question of my retention.

I am currently consulting and wrapping up the six manuscripts I’m a coauthor on with Northwestern labs, while looking for a permanent position. The mechanics of chemistry consulting: I visit chemical firms to obtain samples and discuss projects with company scientists, take the samples to academic analytical facilities where I have access (e.g., UIC), and analyze data wherever I have a WiFi connection. Several people in the chemistry community have encouraged me to start up a private analytical firm, and I’m currently exploring whether that would be viable and how that could be made to work.

Thanks for your interest.

- Josh

Josh Kurutz, Ph.D. jkurutz@alumni.caltech.edu 773-315-5732 www.joshkurutz.com www.linkedin.com/in/jkurutz

On Oct 19, 2012, at 10:35 AM, RONALDMAY@aol.com wrote: ________________________________ Phil Blak liked my comment about his ditching Nancy Sullivan

Subject: Phil Bak’s invitation is waiting for your response Date: 10/22/2012 5:21:21 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: invitations@linkedin.com To: ronaldmay@aol.com

Hi Ronald,

Phil sent you an invitation to connect 4 days ago. How would you like to respond?

Accept Ignore Privately

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Biopharmaceutical Project Manager “For Hire”

I was honored to make your Report this week for “ditching Nancy Sullivan” :-) Really enjoy your work – keep it up! – Phil Bak _______________________________ Greg Hinz: NEA opens Chicago office

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20121017/BLOGS02/121019808/big-venture-capital-firm-opens-chicago-office GREG HINZ ON POLITICS Big venture capital firm opens Chicago office October 17, 2012 Print | Email | 0 comments 9 0 0 A big West Coast venture capital firm is setting up shop in Chicago. In the latest boost to the city’s suddenly hot technology sector, New Enterprise Associates Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.-based investment firm with $13 billion in assets, announced that it is opening its fourth office in the country to follow $300 million in local investments and scout for more. NEA is the same firm that, as reported earlier today, is investing in Braintree Inc., a local online payment firm. “This announcement is proof positive that Chicago is one of the best places to grow a tech company and find investment opportunities,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement released before a press conference with company officials. “NEA partners with great entrepreneurs around the world, and we’ve discovered that many of them are based here in Chicago,” said Peter Barris, NEA’s managing general partner. NEA’s only other offices are in California, New York and the Washington area, as well as affiliate operations in China and India. NEA already has plenty of Windy City connections. The firm has invested in 20 Chicago-based companies, including Groupon Inc., ArcSight Inc., Echo Global Logistics Inc. and Sprout Social, with most of those investments made in the past six years. And Mr. Barris, a Chicago native, serves on Northwestern University’s board of trustees. Earlier this week, Mr. Emanuel announced the formation of a new council of technology execs to spur the city’s efforts to lure and grow digital, clean tech and life sciences firms. It will be headed by venture capitalist and hotel scion J.B. Pritzker. Follow Greg on Twitter at @GregHinz.

Read more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20121017/BLOGS02/121019808/big-venture-capital-firm-opens-chicago-office#ixzz29aVz3f00 Stay on top of Chicago business with our free daily e-newsletters ______________________________ Governor Quinn Announces First Winner of Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge

Subject: Governor Quinn Announces First Winner of Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge Date: 10/17/2012 10:09:57 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: tatvshow@yahoo.com To: ron@192.168.1.100/tmr CC: RONALDMAY@aol.com Governor Quinn Announces First Winner of Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge Governor Quinn’s Press Office Published: October 16, 2012

CHICAGO www.twitter.com/techaccesstv – October 16, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that nine Chicago neighborhoods are the first beneficiaries of the Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge, a statewide competition to establish ultra-high speed broadband networks across Illinois. The state is awarding $2 million in Illinois Jobs Now! capital funding to Gigabit Squared, which in partnership with Cook County, the city of Chicago and the University of Chicago, will deploy gigabit fiber and wireless in neighborhoods on Chicago’s mid-south side. Announced during Governor Quinn’s 2012 State of the State Address, the Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge advances the governor’s efforts to encourage world-class broadband infrastructure in every area of Illinois. “Smart communities will foster the job engines of the future,” Governor Quinn said. “To win in the information economy, we need information infrastructure that is second to none. Through the Gigabit Communities Challenge, Illinois will build stronger, smarter communities with Internet connections more than 100 times faster than they are today.” Gigabit Squared is the first in a series of award recipients that will be announced in the coming weeks. The state’s investment will help support Gigabit Squared’s Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program (GNGP) to create jobs, improve neighborhood safety, enhance education and improve health care services. Administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the $2 million award represents a seed investment for Gigabit Squared’s pilot project. In addition, the University of Chicago is providing $1 million and committing to work with various organizations – community-based and philanthropic – to raise an additional $1 million for this effort, which leverages a $5 million private commitment from Gigabit Squared’s Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program and its investors. In its first phase, the project will bring world-class gigabit speed fiber to over 4,825 residents, businesses, schools, and healthcare institutions and will create more than 50 new jobs. “When we developed the Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program, it was exactly this type of community partnership we envisioned,” said Mark Ansboury, president of Gigabit Squared. “Bringing the University of Chicago, the state of Illinois, the city of Chicago and individual neighborhoods, as well as Cook County together, we’re able to do what none of us could do individually – build a platform for economic development and business creation to the mid-south side of Chicago.” “This public-private investment in infrastructure will promote economic development and engender a smarter, safer, and digitally empowered community surrounding the University of Chicago,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I commend Gigabit Squared for its efforts on behalf of the neighborhood. This project is a great first step toward realizing the goal of the Chicago Broadband Challenge: an open, next-generation network for the entire city.” During the next year, the Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program will first bring fiber and wireless broadband capacity to the neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Kenwood and Woodlawn as well as serve community anchor institutions including schools, libraries and health care institutions. Over time, Washington Park, South Shore, Greater Grand Crossing, Grand Boulevard, Douglas and Oakland will be served by gigabit speed wireless. In addition to its initial $5 million investment, Gigabit Squared will reinvest in the network growth that provides citizens and businesses with Internet connectivity to create jobs through digital economic development, improve educational opportunities, improve health care, increase safety and implement smart energy solutions as the neighborhoods adopt the new program as their own. “There is nothing more important for our neighborhood’s growth and vitality than the ability to compete and thrive in today’s global economy right here in Woodlawn. Our neighborhood business owners and entrepreneurs – as well as students – are looking for chances to grow and expand their businesses and educational opportunities,” said Dr. Byron Brazier, president of the Network of Woodlawn, Inc. who will bring community resources to the project. “This initiative helps bring and create small businesses, opportunities and jobs to make Woodlawn a destination community of choice.” “High-speed Internet infrastructure is an important foundation for economic growth, job creation and innovation,” said Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago. “We intend our investment in the first phase of the project to serve as a catalyst for future efforts to build out the broadband network, furthering economic growth for the development of vibrant, healthy and safe communities across the mid-south side.” Gigabit Squared is a digital economic development corporation specializing in the planning, implementation and roll-out of IT-enabled infrastructure. The company helps communities and network providers across the globe develop, capitalize, implement and leverage sustainable infrastructure investments for civic and economic transformation. Public-private partnerships (P3), collaboration and co-investment in large-scale infrastructure programs drive remarkable results and financial returns. The Gigabit Squared team has been responsible for developing and acquiring billions of dollars in infrastructure funding through government, quasi-government, private, and non-profit sources. “This next generation gigabit speed fiber optic and wireless broadband network will be the catalyst for the next generation of great innovators and entrepreneurs to ignite the latent job generating wealth creation potential of the southside and the entire city of Chicago,” noted Bruce Montgomery, CEO of Technology Access Television and member of the Governors Broadband Deployment Council and board member of The Partnership for a Connected Illinois (www.BroadbandIllinois.org). As part of the comprehensive, multi-year Illinois Jobs Now! economic development program, the Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge sought proposals from private and public organizations to encourage promising ultra high-speed broadband deployment projects throughout Illinois. Applicants were required to provide a viable plan to connect at least 1,000 end users to an ultra high-speed broadband network. Award recipients will receive seed funding to help build or expand world-class broadband networks in Illinois. Governor Quinn will announce a second Gigabit Communities Challenge recipient during an awards ceremony being held later today in Aurora. A longtime advocate for improving our technology infrastructure, the governor has been a strong voice for broadband deployment in all areas of Illinois. As part of the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, the Broadband Deployment Fund was used in 2010 and 2011 to jumpstart more than 4,000 miles of new fiber optic cable construction and more than $300 million in private and federal investments in Illinois. For more information on the Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge, visit Gigabit.Illinois.gov. Bruce Eric Montgomery Founder, Producer & Host Technology Access Television 200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor Chicago, IL 60606-5865 (312) 725-8601 tatvshow@yahoo.com www.TechAccessTV.com www.twitter.com/TechAccessTV www.facebook.com/TechAccessTV www.YouTube.com/TechAccessTV ______________________________ Gigabit Squared plans fiber broadband for Chicago’s south side

http://gigaom.com/2012/10/16/gigabit-squared-plans-fiber-broadband-for-chicagos-south-side/ Oct 16, 2012 – 12:25PM PT Gigabit Squared plans fiber broadband for Chicago’s south side BY Kevin Fitchard No Comments Chicago will become the first city to receive a fiber network as part of Gigabit Squared’s college town connectivity program. The Windy City may not be your classic college town, but the University of Chicago’s south side neighborhood makes an interesting testbed for the technology. photo: Shutterstock / Henryk Sadura We now know the identity of at least one of the six cities benefiting from Gigabit Squared’s ambitious plan to bring to gigabit broadband connectivity to college towns across the US. Chicago isn’t exactly a college town, but it is home of the University of Chicago. The south side neighborhoods surrounding that storied institution that will receive Gigabit Squared’s first fiber network deployment. Gigabit Squared has set aside $5 million for the Chicago project as part of its Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program in collaboration with partner Gig.U. The State of Illinois is kicking in $2 million, while the University of Chicago is committing $1 million now and plans to raise another $1 million in the surrounding communities. The first phase of the project will bring gigabit fiber connections to 4,825 homes, businesses, schools, libraries and healthcare institutions in the Hyde Park neighborhood U of C calls home, as well as surrounding communities. For those of you unfamiliar with Chicago, the south side contains many of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, but right in the middle of them all, Hyde Park sticks out like a beacon of affluence. By bringing in the surrounding neighborhoods of Woodlawn, Washington Park and Kenwood, the project isn’t just targeting college students, professors and administrators. It’s covering a lot a lot of territory beyond the University’s direct sphere of influence. What’s more the project will expand outwards over the next four years taking in more neighborhoods. Eventually the project hopes to connect 210,000 residents living in 79,000 households with a combination of fiber and Wi-Fi technologies, as well as link 10,000 individual small businesses. That’s a healthy chunk of Chicago’s south side. To get that level of broadband penetration it’s going to take additional funds from Gigabit Squared as well as the university and local government. Gigabit Squared, however, looks like it’s just getting started. It’s raised $200 million and so far is only targeting six cities. Gigabit Squared president Mark Ansboury recently told GigaOM that the company is using these university collaborations as testbeds for making gigabit broadband profitable. Though the city of Chicago isn’t investing directly in this project, it has a lot of vested interest in seeing it succeed. Last month, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his intention to create new connected tech zones in the city limits through both public and private investment. Those goals line up with Gigabit Squared’s project perfectly. It will not only create a fiber broadband zone around one of the city’s premier educational institutions, it will bring broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to underserved areas. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock user Henryk Sadura SUBSCRIBER CONTENT Related research and analysis from GigaOM Pro How to navigate the new world of digital advertising – 05/03/2012 Social media in Q1: commerce and discovery dominated – 04/19/2012 Controversy, courtrooms and the cloud in Q1 – 04/17/2012 ______________________________ Mayor Emanuel Launches ChicagoNEXT To Amplify City’s Tech and Science Business Climate

Subject: Mayor Emanuel Launches ChicagoNEXT To Amplify City’s Tech and Science Business Climate Date: 10/17/2012 4:03:59 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: tatvshow@yahoo.com To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

October 16, 2012 Mayor Emanuel Launches ChicagoNEXT To Amplify City’s Tech and Science Business Climate Council on Innovation and Technology Will Promote Entrepreneurship, Attract Investment, Create Jobs Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 Download this Press Release Mayor Emanuel today announced, ChicagoNEXT a World Business Chicago (WBC)-led council of technology business leaders that will promote new opportunities in three critical sectors: digital, clean technology and life sciences companies. “ChicagoNEXT will have a straightforward mission: to foster economic development and job growth in these vital sectors, and to attract investment needed to build technology companies,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This council will put forth plans that will ensure a vibrant business climate in Chicago, attracting high-quality jobs, talent and investment.” J.B. Pritzker, managing partner of The Pritzker Group and a member of the WBC Executive Committee, will chair the council. He will serve alongside WBC directors Jeff Aronin, Eric Lefkofsky and Pat Ryan Jr. “ChicagoNEXT is focused on making Chicago the best possible place for technology entrepreneurs,” said Pritzker. “The council will lead an innovative and aggressive effort to bring new opportunities to the area and shape the city’s business landscape for generations. I look forward to working alongside Mayor Emanuel and the other directors to achieve these goals.” Attracting new talent in the tech industry, engaging business leaders in both the domestic and international communities, increasing venture capital investment and creating new opportunities for entrepreneurship are the core goals of the council. WBC leads Chicago’s business retention, attraction and expansion efforts and fosters private sector growth and jobs through the advancement of a business-friendly environment. The creation of ChicagoNEXT emphasizes WBC’s further commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship and supporting Chicago’s thriving tech industry. ChicagoNEXT will seek to create a number of innovative programs that will foster entrepreneurship in Chicago, including shared space partnerships, exchange programs for entrepreneurs, and outreach to venture capital firms and technology talent. Members of the council’s leadership recently collaborated with WBC on a tech talent recruitment mission to the University of Illinois. Mayor Emanuel led the delegation of nearly 40 company leaders to Urbana-Champaign to showcase the opportunities available in Chicago for the country’s most talented young engineers. Since taking office, Mayor Emanuel has stood with more than 50 companies to announce more than 25,000 new jobs for Chicago, many of them in technology. WBC is focused on creating opportunity in the tech space; innovation and entrepreneurship is a key strategy of WBC’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, produced earlier this year at Mayor Emanuel’s request. The first ChicagoNEXT meeting will be held in mid-November. # # #

Bruce Eric Montgomery Founder, Producer & Host Technology Access Television 200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor Chicago, IL 60606-5865 (312) 725-8601 tatvshow@yahoo.com www.TechAccessTV.com www.twitter.com/TechAccessTV www.facebook.com/TechAccessTV ___________________________ Gary Dollinger: What happened to Jay

Subject: RE: Gary, what exactly happened to Jay, and why? Where is he? Date: 10/17/2012 4:00:12 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: gary@fpx.me To: RONALDMAY@aol.com Nothing really has changed with Jay. He is still working right next to me. One of our earlier clients (a healthcare startup that has been quite successful) needed additional sales support. I have also been providing CTO expertise to them for the past 3 years. Gary Dollinger Chief Executive Officer _______________________________ Tadros: FUND

Fantasy Player Exchange | 312.300.4749 | gary@fpx.me | www.fpx.me Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter From: RONALDMAY@aol.com [mailto:RONALDMAY@aol.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:55 AM To: gary@fpx.me Cc: ronaldmay@aol.com Subject: Gary, what exactly happened to Jay, and why? Where is he? _______________________________ Tadros: FUND and Hipster Coffee Lovers Rejoice, Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $20M – TechCrunch

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Philip Tadros phil@doejo.com Oct 16 (2 days ago) to me http://m.techcrunch.com/2012/10/15/hipster-coffee-lovers-rejoice-blue-bottle-coffee-raises-20m/ _____________________________ Last call – Join us on Thursday, Oct 18 at 5pm

Subject: Last call – Join us on Thursday, Oct 18 at 5pm Date: 10/17/2012 2:32:05 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: president@itcc.org To: ronaldmay@aol.com

Dear Ron,

Join us for our Fall Business Networking Reception! Thursday, 18 October 2012 5pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: $25 – members of ITCC, CITCA, WorldChicago, CUSBC, JMLS faculty, staff, students (use partner special event code “Kralev” when registering online) $40 – non-members

Become an ITCC member and SAVE $15.00 on this exclusive business networking event.

The U.S. Foreign Service: Behind the Scenes of American Diplomacy Brief presentation by: Nicholas Kralev author of America’s Other Army, journalist, lecturer and founder of Center on the Practice of Diplomacy Venue: The John Marshall Law School 315 South Plymouth Court Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60604 View map & parking options Questions? Contact the International Trade Club of Chicago email: execdir@itcc.org phone: 773-273-6285 web: http://www.itcc.org

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Philip Tadros phil@doejo.com Oct 16 (2 days ago) to me Images are not displayed. Display images below – Always display images from phil@doejo.com Robot wheelchair climbs steps and elevates over obstacles http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-10/16/stair-climbing-wheelchair Sent via Flipboard Philip Tadros 708.655.6753 doejo.com ______________________________ Judi Wunderlich: You’re Invited

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Judi Wunderlich jwunderlich@wunderlandgroup.com Oct 15 (3 days ago) to me Images are not displayed. Display images below – Always display images from jwunderlich@wunderlandgroup.com Hi Ron-

Thought you’d be interested in attending this event – although it’s not until December 6th. Figured I better get this on people’s calendars now since December is such a busy party time.

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Interactive-Design-Development/events/87073362/

THE ODD COUPLE – Marketing and IT It’s the classic clash between the left and the right brainers. The complaints we hear are “IT doesn’t understand how Marketing works and they are a barrier to our success,” while the IT people say, “Marketing thinks we just push a magic button and instant e-commerce web site.” Can these two groups EVER get together? To get the answer to this burning question, join us for a lively presentation by Chris Krohn, President/CMO of Restaurant.com. Chris will talk about his experiences since joining Restaurant.com, and how he was able to successfully get these two diverse teams together. Who Should Attend? Marketers who work with IT IT professionals who work with marketing This would be appropriate for mid-to-senior-level managers, team leaders, and executives – especially for members of cross-functional corporate teams. This will also benefit Marketers who have an outside development firm handle their digital projects! ______________________ Plan on arriving between 5:45-6:15. There will be drinks and snacks and excellent networking before and after the event!

_______________ Judi Wunderlich Co-Founder / Vice President of Recruiting _______________________________ Message from Ron May

Subject: Re: Message from Ron May Date: 10/23/2012 11:11:51 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: caity@1871.com To: bconnolly@furthermore.com CC: kevin@chicagolandec.org, RONALDMAY@aol.com

Hi Brian & Ron,

Ron, hope you’re out of the hospital soon. Just to clarify, the dinner is tomorrow night. Please see details below

Event Details Date: October 24, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM Networking Reception; 7:00 PM Dinner Location: Millennium Park, 205 E Randolph St. Dress: Business attire, no ties Caity Moran Director of Strategic Projects 1871.com | @1871Chicago | Newsletter signup

Contact Me caity@chicagolandec.org | @caitymoran On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Brian Connolly <bconnolly@furthermore.com> wrote: Kevin, I’ve been asked by “The Great Ron May” (his words) to convey a message. He’s in the hospital (Illinois Masonic Medical Center). He still hopes to be able to attend tonight’s dinner. Kind regards, Brian Connolly 312-482-9229 ___________________________ Mayor Emanuel Launches ChicagoNEXT To Amplify City’s Tech and Science Business Climate

Subject: Mayor Emanuel Launches ChicagoNEXT To Amplify City’s Tech and Science Business Climate Date: 10/17/2012 4:03:59 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: tatvshow@yahoo.com To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

October 16, 2012 Mayor Emanuel Launches ChicagoNEXT To Amplify City’s Tech and Science Business Climate Council on Innovation and Technology Will Promote Entrepreneurship, Attract Investment, Create Jobs Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 Download this Press Release Mayor Emanuel today announced, ChicagoNEXT a World Business Chicago (WBC)-led council of technology business leaders that will promote new opportunities in three critical sectors: digital, clean technology and life sciences companies. “ChicagoNEXT will have a straightforward mission: to foster economic development and job growth in these vital sectors, and to attract investment needed to build technology companies,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This council will put forth plans that will ensure a vibrant business climate in Chicago, attracting high-quality jobs, talent and investment.” J.B. Pritzker, managing partner of The Pritzker Group and a member of the WBC Executive Committee, will chair the council. He will serve alongside WBC directors Jeff Aronin, Eric Lefkofsky and Pat Ryan Jr. “ChicagoNEXT is focused on making Chicago the best possible place for technology entrepreneurs,” said Pritzker. “The council will lead an innovative and aggressive effort to bring new opportunities to the area and shape the city’s business landscape for generations. I look forward to working alongside Mayor Emanuel and the other directors to achieve these goals.” Attracting new talent in the tech industry, engaging business leaders in both the domestic and international communities, increasing venture capital investment and creating new opportunities for entrepreneurship are the core goals of the council. WBC leads Chicago’s business retention, attraction and expansion efforts and fosters private sector growth and jobs through the advancement of a business-friendly environment. The creation of ChicagoNEXT emphasizes WBC’s further commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship and supporting Chicago’s thriving tech industry. ChicagoNEXT will seek to create a number of innovative programs that will foster entrepreneurship in Chicago, including shared space partnerships, exchange programs for entrepreneurs, and outreach to venture capital firms and technology talent. Members of the council’s leadership recently collaborated with WBC on a tech talent recruitment mission to the University of Illinois. Mayor Emanuel led the delegation of nearly 40 company leaders to Urbana-Champaign to showcase the opportunities available in Chicago for the country’s most talented young engineers. Since taking office, Mayor Emanuel has stood with more than 50 companies to announce more than 25,000 new jobs for Chicago, many of them in technology. WBC is focused on creating opportunity in the tech space; innovation and entrepreneurship is a key strategy of WBC’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, produced earlier this year at Mayor Emanuel’s request. The first ChicagoNEXT meeting will be held in mid-November. # # #

Bruce Eric Montgomery Founder, Producer & Host Technology Access Television 200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor Chicago, IL 60606-5865 (312) 725-8601 tatvshow@yahoo.com www.TechAccessTV.com www.twitter.com/TechAccessTV www.facebook.com/TechAccessTV www.YouTube.com/TechAccessTV ________________________________ Josh London: Political blog

Subject: political blog Date: 10/18/2012 9:45:01 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: josh@allitas.com To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

Here’s that great political blog I told you about. It’s widely read in Washington and across the country. Started by Josh Marshall; now a large operation for a political publication.

Cheers.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/ — Josh London President 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza | Suite 1212 | Chicago, IL 60654 tel (312) 725-3306 |

website | email _____________________________ Philippe Lavie: The MIT-EF Big Data meeting

Subject: Re: PL, please, can you give me a quick summary of Kris Hammond’s talk? Date: 10/19/2012 10:24:17 A.M. Central Daylight Time From: plavie@keyroad.com To: RONALDMAY@aol.com CC: plavie@keyroad.com

Was he the first speaker? If he was, than he is from Oracle (see program which i do not have for his exact title) working and thinking about Big Data and their implication around the volume of data to be manipulated and databases (Oracle) implications. He described briefly what Big Data was all about and gave some application areas where Big Data was making significant inroads (life sciences, healthcare, medicine, intelligence). I am sure he has incredible credentials and is very smart. That said, 4 days later I cannot remember much about his talk.

On the other hand, the other two speakers were rather riveting. Narrative Science and how to create human stories from data was fascinating to me. Their CTO (name I do not remember) was smart, engaging, and extremely visionary and focused. That is a company to follow. CABI and the use of Big Data for weather, crops, and other predictive patterns and outcomes that can have such deep impact on many countries in the world was also riveting. The ethical and political implications with their intended and unintended consequences could be daunting. Loved the conversation around that and how the speaker became rather non committal and “shy”.

Here you have it. PL

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Bruce Montgomery tatvshow@yahoo.com 5:11 PM (2 hours ago) to me, me Images are not displayed. Display images below – Always display images from tatvshow@yahoo.com Brazil, an Emerging Market for Sustained Success and Growth When: Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012, 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM Where: At the offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000 Chicago, IL 60601 Category: Associated Event Registration: Required Payment: Payment In Advance Only Event Rules: Payment for registrations must be completed online, credit card only! Note that payments are being collected by MIT-EF (Club Express) on behalf of IERG Chicago for this event. Registrants & Fees: Registrant Fee Fee After 10/29/2012 *MIT-EF Member $ 35.00 $ 45.00 Non-Member $ 45.00 $ 55.00 Register Now

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Invitation to the 2nd International Forum

Brazil, an Emerging Market for Sustained Success and Growth Opportunities and Challenges in one of the World’s Dynamic Markets

Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. Its rapidly evolving sociopolitical environment is a source of much misperception and speculation. What is the real story about successfully doing business here? Join us in a lively discussion with a panel of seasoned executives who have been working in and with Brazilian companies for years. They will share their experiences and lessons learned, and will stay for networking over wine and appetizers afterwards. Potential attendees include C-level Executives, Board Members from multiple industries, trade associations, state and local business development organizations, investors and wealth managers and service providers, as well as executives interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Brazil, its economy, and its markets.

4:30 PM Registration 5:00 PM Introduction Bruce Montgomery, Executive Producer & Host, Technology Access Television Opening Remarks Honorary Paulo Camargo, Consul General, Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago Keynote Speaker Ernesto Ramon, Former Brazil CEO, Dow Chemical & Former Latin American President, Ingersoll Rand

Panel Discussion Michael Ross, General Manager and SVP, Encyclopedia Britannica Michael Fieweger, Attorney-at-Law, Baker McKenzie Dr. Yara DeAndrade, Intercultural Coach & Expert, Independent Management Consulting Professional Sofia Endo, Attorney at Law, Baker McKenzie Alex Savic, Managing Director Latin America Sales, United 6:45 PM Closing Remarks Roland Dietz, Chairperson, IERG Chicago Chapter 6:50-8:00 Reception & Networking

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Should you be interested in sponsoring this event or in actively participating, please email inquiries to: James Waite www.iergonline.org The International Executive Resource Group (IERG) is a not-for-profit network of seasoned, senior cross-functional business executives with proven experiences around the world. We are the go-to people to help companies build sustainable, profitable growth on a global scale, willing to share our international knowledge and best practices to support and advance each other’s careers, interests and projects. Bruce Eric Montgomery Founder, Producer & Host Technology Access Television 200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor Chicago, IL 60606-5865 (312) 725-8601 tatvshow@yahoo.com www.TechAccessTV.com www.twitter.com/TechAccessTV www.facebook.com/TechAccessTV www.YouTube.com/TechAccessTV ________________________________ Layton Olson: Safe & Heathy Communities have … Local Apps, Expo’s & Local Assembly Partnerships

Subject: Safe & Heathy Communities have … Local Apps, Expo’s & Local Assembly Partnerships Date: 10/22/2012 5:23:11 P.M. Central Daylight Time From: leo@howehutton.com To: leo@howehutton.com

Colleagues with interests in community area Tech Fairs, App Expo’s and Quality of Life Improvements — Thought you might be interested in 1. Local CTA/METRA rider app development network showcased in today’s Chicago Tribune. Designers seek input of riders to develop useful transportation apps http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/chi-jonhilkevitch,0,429423.columnist 2. Gigabit communities outreach including Tech fairs via community colleges (48 in Illinois, plus extensions) and healthcare service areas. There are opportunities for linking may metro-wide apps with Local Access Partnerships of community institutions-chambers-universities-communities in Gigabit Networks, such as the South Side Gigabit Network for 9 communities surrounding Hyde Park with grant announcement last week. See: Governor Quinn Announces First Winner of Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge – South Side Chicago — Broadband Illinois http://www.broadbandillinois.org/news/194 3. Models for keypad polling in 4 season Community Assemblies in community college-size areas — for visioning and planning, for outreach and for service quality review and metric. See America Speaks model, which has hosted regional planning-like events at Navy Pier, now focused on Washington, D.C. model-building. AmericaSpeaks http://americaspeaks.org/ If you are interested, I would be glad to provide information about Broadband Awareness Programs for 4 season outreach on using Family and Business tools for daily tasks and in times of emergency. See also decades of experience of provider-intermediary-consumer “regional service assemblies” for education admissions/testing/financial aid/career training services of The College Board and ACT.

Layton E. Olson Howe & Hutton, Ltd. 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 4200 Chicago, IL 60606 312-263-3001 312-372-6685f www.howehutton.com www.acnconsult.org Contributing editor www.broadbandillinois.org ____________________________ Martin O’Shield: VICTORY! All charges dropped against Ehud Halevy

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Martin O’Shield martin@windycitysdr.com 12:32 PM (3 hours ago) to Ida, me, Poonam Images are not displayed. Display images below – Always display images from martin@windycitysdr.com Ida, Ron,

This is good news below. Yesterday I really enjoyed myself at the Technology Summit 2012 held @ Northern Trust Bank as created/hosted by Iyka Enterprises, Inc. (Iyka). Founded in the State of Illinois by Ms. Poonam Gupta-Krishnan in 2000. Today Iyka has partnership presence in North America (Illinois, California, Washington DC), Europe, India, and Nepal. http://iyka.com/docs/events/TISummitFlyer2012.pdf Ron May, Poonam Gupta-Krishnan deserves full exposure. Very sincerely. You should interview here and post a report! Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, made a wonderful presentation that I wished both you and Ida would have been available to partake. Though I believe whomever the ladies name that was there representing Motorola had a kick ass power point presentation, and stated she worked for the ” Galvin Family “, for the last 20 years, I’ve not wanted anything Motorola for at least that time frame. I believe Software Defined Radio can ” Birth ” many ” things ” such as ” Last Mile Broadband ” solutions, ” Business Model ” creator, whatever you can think of as it relates to radio waves. Well, not anything .. :) Okay, I gotta get my paperwork into the City of Chicago’s Procurement Office before 4pm for the BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION – City of Chicago www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/…/Spec111304.pdf The dates have been extended till today though I already submitted my paperwork by the first dates you’ll see in the above .pdf file. Quit reading this email, your distracting me! Sincerely,

Martin ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Emilia Gutierrez, Change.org <mail@change.org> Date: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM Subject: VICTORY! All charges dropped against Ehud Halevy To: Martin@windycitysdr.com

Martin – More than 141,000 people — including you — signed Rabbi Moishe Feiglin’s petition calling on the Brooklyn District Attorney to drop charges against Ehud Halevy, the homeless youth whose beating by NYPD officers was caught on video. Amazing news: Because of you, all of the charges against Ehud, including the charge for trespassing in the Jewish youth center where he actually had permission to sleep, have been dropped. Rabbi Feiglin is the director of the center where the beating took place, and he wants everyone who signed his petition to know how grateful he is that you stood up for Ehud. “Thank you to everyone who signed our petition on Change.org,” he says. “I hope this sends a message that we should continue increasing our acts of goodness, kindness and justice.” It took only three days for Rabbi Feiglin to win his campaign — what would you change if 141,000 people had your back? Click here to start your own petition on Change.org now. Thanks for being a change-maker, – Emilia and the Change.org team __________________________ Thursday, November 8: Cyber Security Hits Chicago at Inaugural SC Congress Event: Experts Available for Interviews

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Hally Wax hally@mix-pr.com 1:26 PM (2 hours ago) to me Hello Ron,

I want to invite you to the SC Congress Chicago – an event that will bring together the area’s top cyber security experts on November 8 at Chicago’s Venue One. This pioneering event unites private and public sector information security leaders to discuss the evolving threat landscape. While the SC Congress events have been occurring for more than four years, this is the first time these hackers, security professionals and government officials will gather in Chicago to address the breaking security issues of the day. For example:

Do you know what computers pre-loaded with malware, flawed military helicopter parts, spyware and software all have in common? The answer is not what but where. And, recent Congressional reports are speculating China. SC Chicago will feature a ground-breaking and controversial panel with Andy Purdy, CSO of Huawei USA, on supply chain risk management. In light of recent critical comments of the company by the US Congress, this should unfold as a must-see discussion.

In addition to being our guest at the event, I would like to coordinate interviews for you with our presenters prior to the event to get a sneak peak of what they will be talking about.

· Would you like to find out how a startup builds a secure business from scratch? This is a critical risk for startups with sensitive intellectual property to protect. o Ward Spangenberg, director information security of Pearl.com (formerly with Zynga) can talk about how he uses people and technology to create security out of nothing.

· How about, what healthcare organizations are doing to keep your private information safe while doctor’s walk out the front door with digital versions of your medical records? o Larry Whiteside, director of enterprise IT security for Spectrum Health is available to discuss how your doctor’s smartphone can be the biggest risk to your privacy.

For more information on the SC Congress Chicago, visit http://www.sccongress.com/Chicago. I’ve also included additional details on the event below for your reference.

Please let me know if you can join us, if I can coordinate any interviews for you before or during the show or if you have any questions.

Best,

Hally

Join IT Security Experts at The First-Ever SC Congress Chicago on November 8

Speakers Discuss Current Challenges Posed by Hackers, Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing and Regulatory Compliance SC Congress, an event that brings together a unique blend of private and public sector information security leaders, has announced its inaugural Chicago conference and expo, SC Congress Chicago, to be held at Venue One on November 8, 2012. Luminaries from the frontlines of cyber security will cover the latest threats, business-enabling technologies, compliance mandates and more.

“Our first SC Congress Chicago will be a unique experience that brings the region’s top security experts together to offer timely information on the evolving threat landscape,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, Editorial Director, SC Magazine. “From the latest cyber attacks and vulnerabilities to the most pressing IT concerns, this event is slated to cover all the problem areas for which IT security pros are seeking answers. SC Congress Chicago is a must-attend event for ALL local information security professionals.”

Coming from both the public and private sectors, expert speakers will provide a range of experiences and war stories along with the most effective strategies they’ve found to tackle them. For example, Illinois’ own CISO Rafael Diaz will share his take on the best ways to safeguard the enterprise and the critical data it houses. Attendees will also hear from Ward Spangenberg, director of information security for Pearl.com, who will discuss how to build a security organization from the ground up – including all the good, the bad and the ugly that can crop up during such an arduous initiative.

The 2012 SC Congress Chicago Sessions Include:

Threat of the Hour – This panel of experts will delve into what they believe are the real threats to an organization now and in the future. The conversation will focus on the groups performing these attacks, such as hackivists and nation-state actors, but will also dig into the actual threats, be it Stuxnet, Flame, Duqu and others.

Mobile, Mobile, Mobile and More Mobile – Smartphones and pads continue to be the jumping-off point for nearly all conversations around security and the enterprise today. This panel will discuss best practices and challenges on how end-users did or are approaching this “consumerization” movement. Real risks will be discussed, including the heart of the matter: How can senior executives securely play Angry Birds! · Chenxi Wang, vice president, Forrester Research · Larry Whiteside Jr., CISO – director, enterprise security, risk, & compliance, Spectrum Health

Building a Security Organization From the Ground – The threat, the actors and even the devices used and targeted continue to change rapidly. When faced with the task of building your security organization, how you staff up and procure the technology you need is a far different scenario than before. · Ward Spangenberg, director information security, Pearl.com

Supply Chain Risk Management Front and Center Computers pre-loaded with malware, flawed military helicopter parts, spyware and software backdoors – what do they all have in common? The answer is not what but where, and a very recent Congressional report on two Chinese companies has brought this very important not so new issue front and center. It’s far from just China we need to worry about here – but make no mistake we do need to be concerned and manage this risk. · Andy Purdy, CSO, Huawei USA

To Secure Your Enterprise, Press HERE – Today’s CISO must perform a balancing act and consider the business needs of the organization, policy and governance, as well as ensure the right technology is in place. Vendors all too often lay claim to be able to solve everything with one solution. However, security never comes in the form of a “press HERE” piece of technology. How can the CISO manage all these disparate aspects, stay in touch with the latest technologies, ensure they are secure and do their day job all at the same time? Find out. · Rafael Diaz, CISO, state of Illinois

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