Monday, August 11, 2014

MassTLC & iRobot Host Attorney General

Policy Update

MassTLC hosted gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Martha Coakley, for an early morning discussion Monday, August 4, at iRobot’s Bedford headquarters.
From left to right: Colin Angle, iRobot,; Attorney General Martha
Coakley; Tom Hopcroft, MassTLC;  Chris Wey, Avaya

MassTLC President & CEO Tom Hopcroft and iRobot Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder and MassTLC Trustee Colin Angle welcomed the Attorney General and leaders from several MA technology companies. They addressed a host of issues related to economic growth and opportunity from how to respond to challenges in developing, attracting and retaining talent; new practices for educating future technology leaders to how to develop a bold vision of innovation and success for MA’s future.

The Attorney General is knowledgeable and well-versed in the tech sector. In 2014 she hosted the National Cyber Crime Conference in Norwood, MA, which she heralds as the “biggest state cyber crime event in the nation.” She also participated in the national campaign, “Hour of Code,” which emphasizes computer science education in high school.

Back row right to left: Chris Wey, Avaya; Heather Carey, MassTLC
EdFoundation; Tasos Tsolakis, Iron Mountain; Ron Zalkind, CloudLock. 

Front row right to left:  Colin Angle, iRobot; Attorney General Martha Coakley;
Tom Hopcroft, MassTLC; Donna Cupelo, Verizon New England;
Bruce Reading, VoltDB
MassTLC is a highly motivated member community that welcomes the opportunity to call upon Beacon Hill to support initiatives that address talent issues, expanded computer and STEM education and obstacles in scaling. In addition to those key topics, continuing to champion MA as an innovation mecca will further strengthen the Commonwealth’s capacity for economic success and sustainable growth.  

Read about our recent meeting with Republican Candidate for Governor Charlie Baker and check back soon for an update on our forthcoming meeting with Independent Candidate Jeff McCormick. 

MassTLC will meet other gubernatorial candidates in the coming month. Keep an eye on our Blog for future updates and follow us on Twitter for daily updates.

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