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Tim Smith, PhD is Recognized as CityLIGHTS Award Finalist for Promoting Technology Awareness and Growth

CHICAGO [January 9, 2004]

Wiglaf LLC today announced that Tim Smith, PhD is a finalist for The Chicago Software Association (CSA) CityLIGHTS Award. This prestigious award recognizes a business, education, media or government leader whose efforts on behalf of the information technology industry have best promoted its growth and/or awareness of its vitality in Chicago to a range of audiences.

Previous CityLIGHTS Award winners include Scott Glickson of Gordon & Glickson in 2002, Dennis Keller of DeVry in 2001, Leslie Beller of i.c.stars in 2000, and Mayor Richard Daley in 1999.

"It is a great honor to be recognized by my community as an individual with impact,” said Tim Smith, PhD, Editor of the Wiglaf Journal and Principal at Wiglaf LLC. “The CSA works diligently to improve the Chicago Software industry. To be considered by them for the CityLIGHTS award is a wonderful recognition of our efforts in highlighting the achievements of Chicago technology companies and in improving the ability of executives in making sales.'

The CityLIGHTS Award is one of five awards to be presented at CSA’s prestigious annual CityLIGHTS (Leadership, Innovation, and Growth in High Technology) event, to be held on January 21, 2004, at the W Hotel City Center, Chicago. CityLIGHTS awards are given in recognition of outstanding information technology companies, executives and advocates in Illinois, supporting nation-wide achievements and growth in the Midwest region.

"We are proud to recognize Tim Smith, PhD as a finalist among the countless community leaders supporting nation-wide technology achievements and growth in the Midwest region,' said CSA Executive Director Candace Renwall. "Our annual CityLIGHTS award finalists serve as leaders for those making an impact in Illinois and nationwide."

The CityLIGHTS event will also feature keynote speaker Harris Miller, president of the ITAA (Information Technology Association of America), breakfast and networking. Both CSA members and non-members may register to attend at

About Wiglaf, LLC
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ales, marketing, entrepreneurship, business strategy and industry development of business markets from research case studies and editorials of industry best practices. Over 1000 executives read The Wiglaf Journal for relevant and thought-provoking insights into cutting-edge business practices.

About The Chicago Software Association
The CSA was founded in 1993 and has grown to be the Midwest’s largest industry trade organization dedicated to growing the number of successful software companies headquartered in Chicagoland. The organization benefits its members by providing access to knowledge, capital and opportunities to improve business. CSA’s over 300 member companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Motorola and SPSS, include any company primarily engaged in the design, development and delivery of software, interactive media products or software services from the local community. Additional information about the CSA can be found at

Katie Kaufmann
Chicago Software Association


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