Upcoming Events

    • October 21, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654


    Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 9am to 5pm for our 2017 Annual Business Conference at 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654.

    Our conference is one of the largest gatherings of diaspora business leaders and entrepreneurs in Chicagoland.

    This full-day conference will feature high-profile speakers, panel discussions, and time for networking and socializing. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and lunch will be served. 

    This is a great opportunity for seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders to network with each other and for aspiring entrepreneurs and students to learn from leaders in our community.

    Listing of Speakers and Sponsors Will Be Provided Soon! 

    The Early Bird Special has been extended!!! Register by September 20th to receive this Early Bird Pricing! The price increases on September 21st, so reserve your spot now! 


- PAST EVENT -

OPEN Chicago - Annual Technology Leadership Event

OPEN Chicago is proud to honor Rafiq Mohammadi as keynote speaker for our annual technology leadership event.  Mohammadi is one of the biggest success stories of the Pakistani American community.

The event will be hosted at 1871, the premier incubator of start-ups in Chicago.  Come meet professionals, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at this exciting location.

When: 6-9pm Wed, Sept 24, 2014
Where: 1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL
Cost: $40  (Dinner Included)
Registration: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yzhqp


Rafiq Mohammadi

Rafiq Mohamamdi served as general manager, Promote, of HP Autonomy, a business unit within HP software.  In this role, he was responsible for defining the business vision, direction and goals of Promote, as well as driving the sales, marketing, service delivery and development organizations working to exceed business objectives.


Mohammadi has more than 15 years of experience in the content management space.  He served as group chief technology officer (CTO) of HP Autonomy, after the completion of HP Autonomy’s acquisition of Interwoven.  He co-founded iManage, Inc. in 1995.  He also played the role of CTO at iManage where he was a key member of the team that successfully built the company from a start-up to a profitable and growing publicly traded software company that went IPO within four years.  After the Interwoven’s acquisition of iManage in 2004, Rafiq was CTO of Interwoven for four years, where he helped the company to establish its dominant market leadership in both Web Content Management and Document Management.

Mohammadi holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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