SDI President, Hardik Bhatt, Featured in Rising Together: The Story of Chicago’s Innovation Ecosystem

Hardik Bhatt, SDI’s President is a featured interviewee for the book Rising Together: The Story of Chicago’s Innovation Ecosystem.  Authored by Chicago Innovation, the book is available for purchase on AMAZON.

Given the renewed emphasis placed on growth and innovation throughout the Chicago region, the book is relaunching with a focus on how local companies are working together to create a thriving network and community centered around innovation and entrepreneurship. Hardik’s insights are featured throughout the book.

On the subject of Chicago’s differentiator when compared to cities like New York, San Francisco, and Detroit:

As Hardik Bhatt, former State CIO explains, “One key thing I have seen is how the innovation ecosystem is as diverse as the industry base. We have consumer tech, gov tech, bio tech, fintech, and more.”

Additionally, the book re-launch is taking place at an in-person event, the 2022 Nominee Celebration. The event details are as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 5-7:30pm CT
  • Ignite Glass Studios

The event will host hundreds of members of the Chicago Innovation Ecosystem.