The ITA CityLIGHTS Industry Champion Award honors an industry leader driving consistent growth and innovation in Illinois’ technology space
CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 30, 2016 – The Illinois Technology Association today announced that Matt Moog, CEO of PowerReviews, a leading provider of ratings, reviews and question-and-answer technology to more than 1,000 global brands and retailers, has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 ITA CityLIGHTS Industry Champion Award. Moog, a longtime entrepreneur, angel investor, and CEO in Chicago’s tech community, has played a major role in the foundation and direction of Chicago based and nationally-recognized tech resources. Moog chaired the project to launch 1871, a leading co-working space for Chicago technology startups, co-founded Built In Chicago, a recruitment platform for the tech community and the FireStarter Fund, an early stage investment fund backed by 43 leading Chicago tech entrepreneurs.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Illinois Technology Association as a finalist for this year’s Industry Champion Award. Chicago’s tech community continues to mature and evolve at an impressive rate,” said Matt Moog. “I am excited and energized by the growth potential that exists for the Chicago tech community and would like to thank ITA for all they have done to advance, celebrate and honor achievements in the industry.”
The winner of the CityLIGHTS Industry Champion Award will be determined exclusively by the Illinois Technology Association’s Board of Directors. The winners will be revealed at the ITA CityLIGHTS Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 15 at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago.
“Year-over-year we have seen that the CityLIGHTS Awards is a barometer for success in the community, often predicting who or what will be the next big thing,” said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. “I can say with confidence that this year, with these finalists, we are setting the stage for tech greatness for years to come.”
PowerReviews works with more than 1,000 global brands and retailers to increase conversion and improve products and the customer experience with ratings and reviews and Q&A software. PowerReviews unifies and amplifies the voice of the consumer throughout their journey, across all channels to help consumers make better purchase decisions and to help businesses drive conversion and improve products and services. Ratings and reviews solutions from PowerReviews are essential for consumers as they search and shop online and in-store, driving traffic on more than 5,000 websites, creating actionable insights to improve products and services, increasing conversion, and growing online site-wide sales up to 17 percent. The PowerReviews Syndication Network reaches 2,500 retailers and more than 700 million in-market shoppers every month, giving retailers and brands the power to reach shoppers wherever they are. For more information, visit www.powerreviews.com.
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) scales Illinois tech companies. With innovative resources that allow members to collaborate with each other, build their talent networks and elevate their local and national presence, ITA is the region’s strongest advocate for fostering innovation and growth. Founded in 2005 and supporting 500-plus growth-stage tech companies, ITA has a rich history of driving the business forward. For more information, visit illinoistech.org, follow @ITAbuzz on Twitter or find us on on LinkedIn.