Keynote Speaker: Skip Newberry, CEO, Technology Associations of Oregon
The technology industry is often viewed as a source of innovation and disruption to established institutions and markets, as well as. a driver of economic growth for region's that can support a strong, vibrant tech ecosystem. What are the prospects for Oregon and SW Washington in this race for talent, innovative companies and, ultimately, economic prosperity? In this presentation, Technology Association of Oregon President and CEO, Skip Newberry, will delve into the trends, companies and sub-sectors to watch, providing insight into the relative health of the region's tech ecosystem.
Skip is a frequent speaker on technology trends and topics, economic development, public-private partnerships and civic innovation. Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster. While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open source software procurement policy at the municipal level, an award-winning regional open data initiative and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund.
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5:30 pm to 6:20 pm Social
6:20 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Talk
8:15 pm Close
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