Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MassTLC & Vecna Host Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff McCormick

Policy Update

MassTLC hosted gubernatorial candidate Jeff McCormick for a morning discussion Monday, August 18, at Vecna Technologies’ Cambridge headquarters, the third event in a series of meetings with Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates.

MassTLC President & CEO Tom Hopcroft and Vecna Co-Founder & CTO Daniel Theobald welcomed Mr. McCormick and leaders from several MassTLC member companies, including: Avaya, Cadence Design Systems, EnerNOC, Harvest Automation, Iron Mountain, and Microsoft.

Mr. McCormick is no stranger to the tech community. Educated in biology and finance, Mr. McCormick went on to finance and grow several early stage companies including the Twin Rivers Technologies biodiesel company. “The power of technology gets to the root of problems,” he stressed, and cited an example of how a MA software company is helping to reduce hospital readmission rates.

From left to right: Tom Hopcroft, MassTLC; Jeff McCormick;
Daniel Theobald, Vecna Technologies

Beyond technology providing solutions to current and future problems the meeting’s attendees explored how the tech community can further achieve regional economic growth and sustainability. By identifying ways to develop, retain and attract innovation-ready talent; strengthen the Gateway Cities; and increase the STEM and CS skills of MA’s future technology leaders, MA’s reputation for being a technology powerhouse will grow. “Wayne Gretsky skated to where the puck would be. Similarly our kids need to be educated for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Theobald.

MassTLC accelerates innovation and economic growth in the Massachusetts technology sector by educating public officials and advocating for policies that support tech sector growth, helping local tech leaders engage in state and federal programs and initiatives, and fostering collaboration between the tech sector, academia, and public officials. 

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