Rob McGillen, founder and CEO of Practically Digital, met with the team at i.c. stars during their weekly 'high tea' program. The 'high tea' program helps connects technology executives with members of the i.c. stars community. Topics covered in such sessions include business / technology challenges, innovations and inspirations, and helping the members of i.c. stars learn how executives 'started their journey'.
Rob McGillen shared with the group his journey as a global CIO (and prior roles at Grant Thornton LLP) and the insights gained from working across five continents. "Understanding the why, and why not, helps all of us become better innovators" commented Rob McGillen. "We discussed why, and where, the tea ceremony came from and how that illustrated the impacts of innovation, globalization, and international commerce. To change the world, you need to understand where things are starting from."
About i.c. stars
Since 1999, i.c.stars has been identifying, training, and jump-starting technology careers for Chicago-area low-income young adults who, although lacking access to education and employment, demonstrate extraordinary potential for success in the business world and for impact in their communities.
The i.c. stars program is grounded in the conviction that the fundamentals necessary to succeed in technology services are the same as those necessary for community leadership. We believe that when young adults focus their talent on both technology services and community impact, their success in both increases significantly.
To learn more, visit www.icstars.org