Mobile Visionary Roundtable Launched. First event September 16th in Chicago at the Illinois Technology Association.

A new Mobile Visionary Roundtable has been founded at the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) by  Raymond Reinhardt, CEO, Cuddlephish and Tim Cascio, Managing Partner, GS Marketing Group. The Mobile Visionary Roundtable seeks to empower members with mobile industry insight, to provide a forum for sharing best practices and to promote networking and collaboration.

The Mobile Visionary Roundtable meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m., at Illinois Technology Association located at 200 S Wacker Dr, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606.

New members are always welcome to attend free-of-charge and ITA roundtables are available to the general Chicagoland business community.  Register for the event here. Roundtable events are held in downtown Chicago, across from the Sears Tower (now named the Willis Tower).

The first meeting takes place Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 8:30am, exploring a timely topic, “Where do I start when incorporating mobile strategy into my company?” Jeff Judge, Co-Founder, Interactive Mediums is the event speaker. Jeff will address major components within a mobile strategy, including assessment, monetization, marketing plans and commitment.

Mobile has emerged as an essential component in a company’s marketing and business enterprise strategy. The Mobile Visionary Roundtable offers a forum for ITA members to engage in active networking and interactive, high-gain, topical discussions regarding mobile marketing and technology. Monthly gatherings are focused on active networking and interactive high-gain topical discussions specific to mobile marketing and technology. The Mobile Visionary Roundtables will feature mobile expert guest speakers, including mobile strategists, marketers and developers from around the world.

Roundtable mobile topics:

  • Mobile Marketing Plans
  • Best Practices in Apps Development
  • The Future of Mobile
  • Business Enterprise Applications
  • Mobile Monetization
  • Global Considerations in Mobile
  • Platform Comparisons (iPhone vs. Android vs. Pre, etc.)

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the Chairs:

Tim Cascio (262) 938-5543

Raymond J. Reinhardt (312) 924-1681

About the Illinois Technology Association

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) represents the interests of a diverse membership of more than 550 companies in Illinois that create, deploy and utilize information technology as a core part of their organization. By connecting members with industry peers and participants, providing the latest strategic information, market research and critical market insight and by promoting key thought leaders to raise visibility and gain a greater market awareness and presence, ITA is focused on building and developing the Illinois technology community through collaboration. Additional information is available at

Tim CascioTim Cascio is the author of the Mobile Marketing, Monetization and Methods blog, Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the Mobile Visionary Roundtable at the Illinois Technology Association and Sr. Digital Strategist at Bader Rutter & Associates, an award-winning integrated marketing services agency that specializes in advertising, public relations, brand asset management, relationship marketing and digital solutions. Tim is @timcascio on Twitter and can be reached in the United States at 262-938-5543.

Please reach out to me if there’s any way I can help you through my network or otherwise. Your comments below are welcome.


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