John Tolva, CTO of Chicago talks Open Data, the future, and YOU on Bytes Over Bagels

by John W Ostler
May 22, 2013

This week's feature interview is with John Tolva, CTO of the City of Chicago.  John talks about how he became CTO of Chicago, their Open Data initiatives, what's in store for the future of Chicago technology and more. Find out what's next on today's show!  We also feature (Chicago) music from the band Bevel.


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Chicago Tech Startup Madness bracket!!!

We're also talking about MeetAdvisors (, SeatSync (, TransitChatter (, and Weatherist (  They are this weeks 4 Chicago Startups that will enter our pool of 32 companies in the Chicago Tech Startup Madness bracket!!!!!  The winner will receive a sweet prize pack and an interview on the show. 

Vote for your favorite company by tweeting or hit VOTE on our website:

  1. @MeetAdvisors #chicagotechstartupmadness
  2. @SeatSync #chicagotechstartupmadness
  3. @TransitChatter #chicagotechstartupmadness
  4. @Weatherist #chicagotechstartupmadness


Today's show is brought to you by Enova

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