Alaska is home to a small, but growing, tech community. There are a cadre of entrepreneurs who are creating cutting edge technologies here in the 49th state and gaining recognition and customers in the Lower 48 and around the world. The potential opportunities for this sector to flourish here are very real, but not always discussed enough in conversations about growing and diversifying the state's economy.
Two years ago, we launched the Tech Forward Alaska Luncheon to highlight Alaska's tech sector and to shine a spotlight on the entrepreneurs who are helping to put Alaska on the map for innovative technologies and successful e-commerce business endeavors. This year we are conducting the 3rd annual edition of this event on May 21st at the Egan Convention Center.
Ron Duncan, CEO & Co-Founder of GCI
Other presenters include:
- Jessica Gilbert, Marketing Specialist at the Product Marketing Team of MTA (Matanuska Telephone Association)
- Chuck Schumann, Executive Vice President of Microcom and COO of Pacific Dataport Inc.
- Nigel Sharp, Global Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Alaska Anchorage
- Jeff Levin, CEO and Managing Director of the Alaska Developers Alliance and a local software entrepreneur
NEW FORMAT: This year, the event be conducted in the afternoon and be immediately followed with a networking cocktail reception. This decision was based on feedback we received from previous year attendees who very much valued the presentations, but also were seeking a more robust opportunity to network with the speakers as well as the other attendees who had gathered for this unique annual event. They spoke and we listened!
The event is a great opportunity for your company to be seen as a leader in Alaska's growing high-tech industry. Your sponsorship and participation will help put a spotlight on this important emerging industry and send a message that your company is playing an active role in development of Alaska's silicon tundra.
Don't miss this once-a-year event focused on technology and innovation! Sponsor, reserve your table or seat today!