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Saturday, June 29 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Techweek Makes it Matter in 2013

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Skilled volunteer work is on the rise, though it's strange to wonder what took so long. Of course, it's more valuable to offer a non-profit your specialized service rather than doing whatever off-hand task needs doing. Nevertheless, this is a still developing idea. Here we discuss pro boon consulting—both business and personal. Tips on getting into pro boon tech consulting, mistakes to avoid, and work-life balance will all be discussed.

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Billy Belchev

President, Webitects
Bilyan "Billy" Belchev is the president of Webitects. Since the beginning of the millennium, he has believed that the most efficient way to design a successful site is to consult directly with the people who will be using it. | | Billy stays focused on lightweight methods to user research that can be applied to projects with time or budget limits. Billy also lectures graduate students in the Usability & Research course at Illinois Institute... Read More →
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Ken Gaebler

Founder & CEO, Walker Sands Communications
Ken is founder and CEO of Walker Sands, a Chicago-based marketing firm that specializes in serving high tech companies. | | Non-profit organizations are important to Ken and his team. He is a board member of Lumity, a Chicago non-profit organization. In addition, as part of the A Billion + Change campaign, his marketing firm has pledged to take on five pro bono non-profit clients each year. | | A Chicago area native, Ken has an MBA... Read More →
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David Kam

Chicago Branch Manager, The Nerdery
Dave is the Chicago Branch Manager of The Nerdery. In his time at The Nerdery, Dave has worked on hundreds of projects and volunteered for The Nerdery’s Overnight Website Challenge every year since its founding. | | He’s personally donated about $25,000 in professional services to seven Web Challenge nonprofits. He’s also an active member of the Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) Co-op, made up of innovative, empowering and... Read More →
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Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald

Executive Director, Taproot Foundation
As Executive Director for the Taproot Foundation’s Chicago office, Elizabeth sets the strategy for the creation of a thriving pro bono marketplace. | | Previously at Taproot, Elizabeth oversaw the foundation and corporate relationships in Taproot's Washington DC market, created the organization's strategy for working with nonprofit art organizations, developed a new corporate partnership strategy for Taproot, as well as built the sales... Read More →
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Tim Whiting

VP of Marketing, Lawson Products
As VP of Marketing at Lawson Products, Tim is responsible for leading the market transformation that drives profit through strategic planning, organizational alignment, e-commerce, demand generation and integrated multi-channel marketing. | | Prior to Lawson Products, he led Motorola Solutions worldwide integrated marketing for Motorola’s B2B business as well as architected and executive the separation of Motorola into two companies... Read More →

Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
3 - Technical Stage

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