[VIRTUAL] A Look Inside Corporate Innovation Strategies with the City of Chicago
Join us for a fireside chat with Samir Mayekar, Deputy Mayor for Neighborhood & Economic Development at the City of Chicago about how they have developed and sustained innovation practices. Whether you’re a founder or work for a large organization interested in innovation, this event will give you a glimpse inside the best strategies and execution to adapt to your business today.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Central Standard Time)
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Innovation has been integral to business for decades, but how companies innovate is anything but standardized. Whether you’re a founder or work for a large organization interested in innovation, this event will give you a glimpse inside the best strategies and execution to adapt to your business today.
Samir Mayekar fills a newly created role designed to further develop and support Chicago’s neighborhoods. Samir has significant experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Samir previously served in the Obama administration in the White House and at a federal infrastructure finance agency. As co-founder and CEO of NanoGraf Corporation, a global manufacturer of advanced materials, Samir built a green energy company that continues to grow in Bronzeville. Samir has deep neighborhood roots in Chicago, having served as board chair for a community-engaged youth theater in Albany Park and a GRAMMY-winning music ensemble serving the Back of the Yards. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, where he received the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. He also serves on Northwestern’s board of trustees. Samir is fluent in Spanish and married to Dr. Emily Mayekar, an orthopedic surgeon working at Illinois' largest trauma center serving Chicago's South Side.