ITA CEO Fred Hoch has some 15 years of experience addressing the challenges and transformation of the technology industry.
“We built the association not to be a traditional association, but really to be an extension of our members’ businesses,” he told Blue Sky. “We have tremendous industries here… I think we have the resources — be it the main expertise, the knowledge, the location, the capital to drive things forward — and if we do, Chicago’s in a very different place in 50 years than it is today.”
Hoch co-founded incubator TechNexus with Terry Howerton. He also led the software division at the national Software & Information Industry Association.
Hoch sits on the advisory boards of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Engineering, Techweek and the Chicago Innovation Awards.