Are businesses and organizations riding the technology-driven waves of the future? Such was the message spread by motivational speaker Michael Tchong, founder of Ubercool Innovation, a trend forecasting agency and incubator, during the fourth annual Nevada Economic Development Conference on Aug. 21 at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno.
Dave Archer has been re-elected as president and CEO of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore businesses and technology. Jackie Shelton, APR, has been elected to the NCET board as its vice president of Biz Café, and Mikalee Byerman and Andy Jorgensen have been re-elected to one-year terms on the NCET board.
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New, existing and relocating technology companies are making Nevada home in both metro and rural areas, bringing innovation across the board. So far, specific technology clusters have not developed. Nevada is seeing everything from bioscience to construction and telecommunications to entertainment. “In a lot of cities you have a sector that’s doing well or a place where it’s mostly big companies or all start-ups,” said Dave Archer.
Erich Schmitt and Katie Silva have been elected to the board of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Schmitt, director of sales and marketing with Lifecycle Solutions, an electronics recycler in Sparks, was elected as NCET’s vice president of email Services for Biz Café and Biz Bite. Silva, elected as NCET’s co-vice president of social media, is the Corporate Communications Manager for Peppermill Resorts Inc.
Steven Gill has been elected vice president of membership administration for NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Rachel Felix, Matt Fisher, Toni Quiruz, Bill Saylor, Chuck Sweeney and Irene Voronel have been re-elected to the board.
Ryan Parrish has been elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Mikalee Byerman, Nicole Rose Dion and Andy Jorgensen have been re-elected to one-year terms on the board of NCET.
A study by a technology think tank indicates the high-tech boom is spreading nationally, and northern Nevada is on the growing edge. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) “High-Tech Nation” study released late last year examines 20 indicators of an innovation-driven high-tech economy to paint statistical portraits of all 435 U.S. Congressional Districts, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The study demonstrates that high-tech innovation plays a critical role in the economy in all four congressional districts in Nevada.
As a child, I looked forward with great anticipation to TV Guide’s Fall Preview of new and returning shows. With that in mind, I once again present NCET’s Fall Preview of programs and events designed to help Northern Nevada’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. Upcoming events include the NCET Small Business Expo, Nevada Economic Development Conference, Governor’s Conference on Small Business, Northern Nevada Business Summit, NCET’s State of the Marketing Industry and TEDxUniversityofNevada.