Category Archives: Industry News

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Chicago Business Journal 2018 Women of Influence

Category : Events , Industry News

8 Aug 2018


Chicago Business Journals in combination with Vistage and Explore St Louis joined forces to recognize 37 Chicago Business Leader who are the 2018 Women of Influence Nominees.  Their success does not stop in the office, they are on boards, starting non-profits, participating in paying it forward, and doing things that cultivate both today’s and tomorrow’s talent pool.

They are working to increase diversity, opportunity and promotion of people in many areas of business.  Technology, finance, consulting, healthcare, enginering, utilities, and more were represented.

Awards & Introductions

Each Honoree was presented with their award while being introduced with fun facts about each of them.

Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf, President & CEO, BizStrat Technology, Illinois Technology Foundation board member, Lewis University CamS & Strategic Development team member, Executive committee member of TechSavvy Illinois and NCWIT was amongst the honorees, who included Cheryl Burton from ABC 7 News Chicago.

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Panel Discussion

(From Left to Right, Kitty Ratcliffe, Amy Dordek, Megan McCann, Watchen Nyanue, and Nichole Owens)

2018 Awards Luncheon at the Fairmont Millenium Park included a panel discussion amongst honorees in attendance.  ComEd, Explore St Louis , Merger & Acquisition specialists, and more discussed the particulars of what they are doing to make a difference both locally and nationally through mentorship, internship, programs, corporate support and more.   See More


In Great Company

Fellow Honoree, Megan McCann was a panelist and did a great job!  ARA for Women in STEM was mentioned.

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Michelle and Megan have worked together on many initiatives and causes over 5-6 years and were thrilled to congratulate each other on their accomplishment and meet so many other incredible honorees at the Awards Luncheon held at the Fairmont.

They both thank the sponsors Vistage, Clayco, Comed and Explore St Louis for making this wonderful luncheon possible.

Special thanks to Ellen Sherberg, Ed Stych, Brittany Nicholson, and Kammie Shaw (Chicago Business Journals), Kittty Ratcliffe of Explore St. Louis for moderating the panel, Julie Colbrese (Vistage) and Carmen Hernandez (Clayco) for their sponsorship  & remarks.

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Hidden Gem in Business

Category : Industry News

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Featured in the Voyage Chicago Series on Hidden Gems in Chicago Business, an interview on what makes it work was conducted with Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf, President & CEO to share with others in technology businesses how to get started and succeed at growing a company while being innovatively unique from the competition.bizstrat_michelleMikkaVanDerStufy_photo-235-1000x600

You don’t have to be just like everyone else in an industry to grow and make a difference both for your business and others who need a partner to make their business aspirations come to life.

Industry currency is key to moving a company forward as well as great peers, CEOs, suppliers, customers, staff and boards.

Read the full article on Voyage Chicago 

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2017 Chicago Innovation Nominee

Category : Events , Industry News

2017 Chicago Innovation Awards nominee badgeImmediate Release

September 2, 2017 :  Chicago, IL

BizStrat Technology is a 2017 Chicago Innovation Award Nominee for their urEZsolutions suite featuring single source innovative methods in system design, touch screen solutions, and web driven systems.  They are also a social innovation nominee and competing in the up-and-comer category.  Their work to bring diverse entrepreneurs to life is key to new businesses getting their well-deserved start.



The contribution of an innovative design and rollout of Positive Designs 65  –  Pedi-Sock B2B and B2C and TuttleView Social Commerce system
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Tuttle View & BizStrat Technology achieved a unique collaboration that was considered for a Collaboration Award, which recognizes two different organizations coming together in a TRIAD_ProdServunique way to bring an innovation to life.  The Chicago Innovations Awards Ceremony is being held at the Harris Theatre in Chicago on October 30th and is sure to be an event not to miss!

BizStrat Technology has presence in multiple categories, Up and Comer, Social Innovation in the Innovative Process category for the 2017 selections.  Judges will be reviewing nominees and evaluating finalists in August/September 2017.  BizStrat Technology will be in attendance at the September 6th Nominee reception being held at Park West in Chicago, IL.

Contact us at for more information or to see how we can help with your next innovative endeavor for your business.

Check out the BizStrat Technology Innovation Nomination Video (2016)  BizStrat Technology Innovation On-The-Road Showcase (2017)

Check out our Collaboration Award Nomination with TuttleView

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Category : Events , Industry News

Released 25 August 2017 : Willowbrook, IL

BizStrat Technology will host an Invite Only Event on October 19, 2017 from 4-7 pm at their Willowbrook location to showcase their suite of products and services to clients, partners and prospects.

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  • Looking to get touchscreen kiosk solutions integrated into your business?  
  • Need to have web & online customer facing tools?  
  • Check out urEZsolutions with feature rich solutions for specific business needs!
  • Have a special project where your business needs technology to get to the next level?


Oktoberfest appetizers and beverages will be served and you will be able to see our solutions in action and talk to our team about how your next project can benefit from our innovative approach!


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SuperComputer Support Campaign

Category : Events , Industry News , Software

Computer_ImageFebruary 22, 2017

BizStrat Technology is participating in a campaign to support the funding of the addition of a supercomputer at Lewis University – Romeoville, IL campus.

According to Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf, President & CEO, “The ability to give the students a leg up with a resource, a supercomputer,  which is not commonplace at other institutions is key to giving them hands-on experience that sets them apart from other college graduates, providing a competitive edge nationwide.”  

This initiative aligns with BizStrat Technology’s continued support of the incoming technology talent pipeline.  The company also sponsors mentees, interns and job shadowing opportunities.  “The future of the technology industry is impacted significantly by the incoming tech talent pool, with the ever changing technology needs, new, diverse and fresh perspectives are needed iin the industry”, states the company CEO.  Many board members and industry professionals, from Argonne National Laboratory, various technology development and software companies in the Chicagoland area are converging to make this addition a reality!

See all the details and how you can contribute at BizStrat Technology supports SuperComputer Addition at Lewis University


Geeky and tech-headed?

You can view the proposed specs for the main project for SuperComputer 2017


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2017 Innovator of the Year Nominee

Category : Events , Industry News , Software

Feb 13, 2017

The Executives Club of Chicago recognized BizStrat Technology as a nominee for their 2017 Innovator of the Year Award!

Established in 2013, this award emphasizes and strengthens connections between emerging companies and the established business community, which is one of the primary objectives of The Club’s Innovation Forum. This honor is awarded to an individual or company in greater Chicagoland whose new product, service, process or business model has resulted in organic growth and measurable economic benefit to the region.


As a nominee, BizStrat Technology innovation under consideration is summarized as follows:

“We are very active in the B2B and B2C spaces, Touch and Mobile, custom development and have our own patented software, all of which break into new and cutting edge solutions that cross multiple industries and include the latest technologies in a unique and innovative way.  Our strategy includes truly pairing together the “never been done before” with the “secure/stable foundation” that is necessary to have great software and technology solutions.  This approach allows our clients to run their business in a way which is agile and forward-thinking for rapid growth.”

Former Recipients:   

  •       Innovator of 2016: INVENTABLES
  •       Innovator of 2015: Srinivas Veeramasuneni, PhD, USG
  •       Innovator of 2014: LanzaTech
  •       Innovator of 2013: Impact Engine

Selection committees are reviewing all nominees and full applications throughout March 2017.  The winner will be announced at our Annual Awards Program, scheduled for late June.

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CS Roundtable at UI Labs

Category : Events , Industry News

November 16, 2016 : Chicago, IL

ui-labsUI Labs provided the venue for Industry & Education to converge and spend a full day with Students, Teachers and industry leaders to discuss how to close the gap on Computer Science For All initiatives in Chicagoland. Tata Consulting Services sponsored the event along with STEMconnector, and BizStrat Technology was among the industry representatives in the room. The collaboration between education and industry is key to making sure the up and coming IT talent as early as Pre-K is ready for entry into high tech jobs.
As time passes, and industry evolves, the technology has to surpass these needs in business. The readiness of future talent is critical to the success of industry and the economy overall. UI Labs hosted this event which included a student/teacher perspective and Leadership Perspective panels as well as three breakouts where brainstorming on the needs and methods to meet these growing expectations was tackled. Lunch included two key briefing updates, one from the national level, by Ruthe Farmer, White House Senior Policy Advisor and at a Chicagoland level, by Brenda Wilkerson, advocate from CPS for the Computer Science For all initiative.

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Business Expo – Career Fair

Category : Events , Industry News

technology-bannerNovember 2, 2016:  Franklin Park, IL

BizStrat Technology will participate in the Business Expo & Career Fair and expect 1500 visitors from Chicagoland areas on Wednesday, November 2nd.  They will be talking with other local businesses, educators and candidates about opportunities in the technology and business space for qualified candidates in attendance to feed upcoming growth in early 2017.

All positions are available for viewing on their website and are currently only open on a referral basis.  Open applications will be available in late 2016 for public submissions by interested and qualified candidates.  Any questions should be directed to the HR Department at BizStrat Technology at for further information.


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2016 Chicago Innovation Award Nominee

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Immediate Release

July 31, 2016 :  Chicago, IL

BizStrat Technology is a 2016 Chicago Innovation Award Nominee for their platform independent and single source innovative methods in system design, touch screen solutions, and web driven systems.

BizStrat Technology has presence in multiple categories, Up and Comer, Collaboration and Innovative Process category for the 2016 selections.  Judges will be reviewing nominees and evaluating finalists in August 2016.  BizStrat Technology will be in attendance at the September 7th Nominee reception being held at Park West in Chicago, IL.  The contribution of an innovative design and rollout of TuttleView’s Social Commerce system and unique collaboration is up for a Collaboration Award, which recognizes two different organizations coming together in a unique way to bring an innovation to life.  The Chicago Innovations Awards Ceremony is being held at the Harris Theatre in Chicago on October 25th and is sure to be an event not to miss!
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Check out the BizStrat Technology Innovation Nomination Video

Check out our Collaboration Award Nomination with TuttleView

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Innotech Dallas 2016

Category : Events , Industry News

Immediate Release – April 6, 2016 – Dallas, TX

BizStrat Technology will feature their Innovative Technology Solutions as a sponsor and provider at Innotech 2016. image002

This one day event features conferences, exhibitors and networking specific to C-level attendees looking for new and different ways to solve their business problems while integrating emerging technologies, such as touch screens, mobile applications and enhanced Web online presence and customer feature rich sets of functionality.

Networking and innovative partners will make for exciting interactions for future business endeavors and customers who will benefit from BizStrat Technology’s unique offering to businesses.ScheduleApptWithUs

Can’t make the show?  No problem  Check out our Ad running in the program

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