Celebrating the Launch of City Scholars

Representatives from the City of Chicago, City Scholars corporate partners and the University of Illinois gathered at the Illini Center on February 27th to celebrate the launch of the City Scholars program. A panel discussion was held to discuss how the program stands to change the technology scene in the city. Mark Tebbe, Chairman of ChicagoNext and Illinois Engineering alumnus, moderated the panel, which included:

  • Robert Rivkin, Deputy Mayor of the City of Chicago
  • Brian Hand, COO of Ocient
  • Addison McGuffin, Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Engagement for Health Care Service Corp./BlueCross BlueShield
  • Luna Rajbhandari, Cars.com’s Senior Director of Data
  • Tamer Basar, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering
  • Andreas Cangellaris, former dean of the College of Engineering and now provost of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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