22 year-old Donavan Brazier, already the American record holder for the 800m indoors, is an up-and-coming track and field star—someone, as a fan of the sport and particularly the distance, I’ve kept an eye on this last year.
Yesterday, he competed against rival Nijel Amos in Zurich for the Diamond League. With half the race done, Amos led with a record pace. Donavan sat in second to last place, a seemingly insurmountable length behind. But with 200m to go, and Amos faultering, he turned on the turbo boost. Read More
Summer in Chicago is in full swing. And there’s no better way to enjoy the weather than on the water. That’s why last year we hosted our inaugural river cruise on a private charter. It was a blast (see the photos). So of course we’re hosting Rollin’ On The River, Part Deux on Wednesday, August 7th. Read More
Warmer weather has finally arrived. And for many, that means hitting the links. With the game’s origins dating back to the 15th century, it was time for an update beyond the technology of the equipment. Enter Topgolf in the 21st century, evolving the driving range from rudimentary warm-up to prime time entertainment. Call it Golf 2.0. Read More
A botanical garden is a collection of plants for the purposes of public display, research and education. Or, as a denizen of Chicago, a preferred reprieve from late April snow storms, welcomingly warm, green and fragrant. Such was the case this past Saturday as I escaped 3 inches of snow within the climate-controlled Lincoln Park Conservatory. Read More
Famed humorist Mark Twain said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” That’s why at our next event, we’re pairing a singular selection of whiskeys with the single-most impactful development happening in networking—SD-WAN. It’s a “talk and tasting,” with much more emphasis on the latter, I promise. Read More
February is the shortest month, but we’ve got lots packed into our latest newsletter. Namely madness—March Madness, that is. Next month is all about basketball and brackets. Join us for both (plus beers!) on day one of the NCAA tourney at River North staple, Rockit Bar and Grill. Read More
Drive Onward is our tagline, but it truly is our mantra. We began last year by launching our SD-WAN Composer solution and service (with a whiskey tasting, no less) and ended it with our 1st Annual Kingpin Classic, a 40-person bowling tourney at the legendary Fireside Bowl.
So in 2019, we’re continuing to grow with firsts: in this case, a monthly newsletter. No frills, I promise, with a focus on next-generation cyber security to close the exposure gap as digitization and cloud adoption accelerate ahead. And why not have some fun while we do it? Read More