Emanuel, Tullman take broad view of tech to launch Social Media Week

Leaders need to look beyond downtown Chicago to propel the technology sector to the next level, the city’s two most prominent tech boosters said Monday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Howard Tullman, CEO of technology hub 1871, discussed Chicago’s digital-economy initiatives, what’s working and what’s not at the kickoff event of Social Media Week Chicago 2014.

In a discussion headlined “Building The City of the Future,” the pair said they communicate with each other at least once a week, with Emanuel promoting 1871 to global visitors and Tullman focusing on job creation and updating the mayor on tech and innovation issues.

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