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Public Officials and Massachusetts Technology Companies to Launch Tech Hub Caucus

February 26, 2013

Legislators, state officials, technology council heads, and industry leaders working together to support vibrant tech sector

(BOSTON) – On Thursday, February 28th, Senator Karen Spilka and additional state legislators and officials are connecting with the Massachusetts technology community at a milestone State House event – Massachusetts Tech: Our Future Everywhere – to shine a spotlight on the tech sector’s far-reaching economic importance, its significance to the Commonwealth’s employees, firms, and citizens, and to open a strategic dialogue on the biggest tech issues.

The event will feature interactive demos of homegrown, new technologies from companies based in Massachusetts and will feature remarks by Senate President Therese Murray, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Secretary Gregory Bialecki, Senator Karen Spilka, and Donna Cupelo of Verizon. William Teuber, Vice-Chairman at EMC Corporation, will deliver the keynote address, which will be followed by a roundtable discussion featuring top industry leaders, including Gregg Dixon of EnerNOC, Joe KvedarĀ of Partners Healthcare’s Center for Coordinated Health, Eric Paley of Founder Collective, and Zenobia Moochhala of Care.com.

At this event, Senator Spilka will announce the official formation of a Tech Hub Caucus in the state legislature. The Caucus will increase awareness about the goals, capabilities, and reach of the tech economy and will give legislators the opportunity to connect with some of the top tech executives from companies around the Commonwealth. By opening these lines of communication, Caucus members will be able to identify opportunities to support and strengthen the tech sector and promote Massachusetts’ status as a global hub for innovation.

With over 10,000 firms in the Commonwealth, the technology sector is one of the state’s most vibrant and important economic drivers, directly and indirectly supporting the employment of nearly half a million residents. For every 100 tech jobs created, another 163 jobs are created in the state.

For more information, please visit http://techeverywhere.eventbrite.com.

Additional Details:

WHEN
Thursday, February 28, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE
Massachusetts State House
Hall of Flags

WHO
Senate President Therese Murray
Secretary Gregory Bialecki, Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
Senator Karen Spilka
Donna Cupelo, New England Regional President, Verizon
William Teuber, Vice-Chairman, EMC Corporation
Gregg Dixon, Senior Vice President for Marketing & Sales, EnerNOC
Joe Kvedar, Founder & Director, Partners Healthcare’s Center for Connected Health
Zenobia Moochhala, Co-Founder, Care.com
Eric Paley, Managing Partner, Founder Collective

COMPANIES ON DISPLAY INCLUDE
Ambient Corp. (Newton)
BL Healthcare (Foxboro)
Bounce Imaging (Boston)
Care.com (Waltham)
Center for Connected Health (Boston)
EMC (Hopkinton)
EnerNOC (Boston)
Founder Collective (Cambridge)
Global Research Innovation and Technology (Boston)
Iris (developed by Lowe’s)
iRobot (Bedford)
Therapeutic Systems (Amherst)
Native Brain (Boston)
Neumitra (Boston)
The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (Worcester)
University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester)
Verizon (Innovation Center located in Waltham)
Vsnap (Boston)

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