The Wintrust Business Lunch: Frank Sennett, Manal Kahi, Will Flanagan, and Jim Dallke

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Steve Bertrand

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields

Hope you had a great weekend and welcome back to the Wintrust Business Lunch!  Frank Sennett of Crain’s Chicago Business kicks off the week by taking a look at some of the city’s largest digital data centers. Did you know that you might be living next to the nation’s next biggest supercomputer?  Frank joins us to take a look.

Then, Manal Kahi – CEO of Eat Offbeat – joins Steve to discuss her company’s unique approach to dining.  Located in New York City, Eat Offbeat prepares authentic ethnic food for take-out orders.  What makes the food ‘authentic?’  Well, Eat Offbeat hires international refugees as part of their culinary staff.  That’s why they’re able to bring you some of the most exotic and decliious cuisine this side of the Atlantic (or Pacific … you know what we mean).

We wrap this one up by bringing back your favorite tecn and innovation experts.  No, not Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, we’ll get them on some other time – we’re talking about Will Flanagan and Jim Dallke from Chicago Inno!  They join us today to review Facebook’s Sports Stadium app.  Grand slam or embarrassing strikeout? The Inno boys give their play-by-play analysis.  They’ll also take a look at ‘Open Grid’ – it’s an app designed by the city of Chicago’s to help local residents understand what’s really going on in their neighborhood.  Chicagoans can find data for which services are in their ward, local street closures, city activities, and a whole lot more on ‘Open Grid.’ We’ll have all the and more on this episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch on WGN Radio AM 720!