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October 29, 2015 Kickoff Event Recap

Burlington’s Tech Future – from Education to the Economy was held October 29, 2015 at Noon in Contois Auditorium at Burlington’s City Hall

It was standing room only!  Thanks to all who could make it.  Below is a link courtesy of Channel 17, to the video of the event.

https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/burlington%E2%80%99s-tech-future-%E2%80%93-education-economy

We heard from:

  • Mayor Miro Weinberger
  • William Wallace, Executive Director, U.S. Ignite
  • Aaron Deacon, Executive Director, KC Digital Drive, Chattanooga, TN
  • Gary Evans, CEO (retired), Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Winona MN
  • Lev Gonick, Chief Executive Officer, OneCommunity, Cleveland, OH
  • Ken Hays, President & CEO, The Enterprise Center, Chattanooga, TN
  • Amy Kakalec & Ted Pricer, Dealer.com
  • Charles Miceli, Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer, UVM Health Network
  • Yaw Obeng, Superintendent of Burlington Schools
  • Pascal Psame, Kardinal Microsystems
  • Lea Ann Smith, Leader, STEM Academy Leader, Essex High School

Each provided perspectives on the future of emerging technologies and the technology ecosystem in Burlington, described exciting projects undertaken in other U.S. Ignite communities as well as the possibilities for future growth as Burlington works to further expand our tech ecosystem and organize the immense energy in the greater Burlington area.

In the coming days we’ll begin to chart the course and schedule more opportunities for engagement.  Stay tuned.

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