NCET invites business and technology leaders and advocates to the Nevada Economic Development Conference from Monday, August 20, 2018 to Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Early Bird Registration ends July 6!
In business, introverted leaders are often closeted. They don’t own their introversion, instead exhausting themselves (and likely frustrating their extroverted peers) by pretending to be something they’re not. Because the bottom line is this: Extroverts are predominantly favored as leaders in business. According to Jonathan Rauch in an analysis in The Atlantic: “In our extrovertist society, being outgoing is considered normal and therefore desirable, a mark of happiness, confidence, leadership.” He goes on to describe introverts as associated with words that “suggest emotional parsimony and smallness of personality.” (Not exactly how one wants to be viewed in business, right?)
Technology could be the most significant growth industry in Northern Nevada since the legalization of gaming in 1931. With that in mind, NCET and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) recently recognized those helping to turn the region into a tech hub.
The struggle of MedMen president and co-founder Andrew Modlin to get in that one, final snip serves as an almost poetic metaphor for the challenges faced by any company that tries to get into the legal marijuana business. Just like his cannabis firm transitioned from an upstart company into a major player in a multibillion-dollar industry through the efforts of several people, however, Modlin eventually manages to cut through the chunky ribbon with a little bit of help. A year and a half since breaking ground just 10 miles east of Reno-Sparks, MedMen’s large, state-of-the-art cannabis factory was officially unveiled to the assembled crowd.
Heather Hoffman, Kristin McClellan and Tracy Rhodes have been re-elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore businesses and technology.
What do external fixation devices, aerial imaging, robots, prisoner transport systems and over 4,000 hi-definition plasma displays have in common? They’re associated with products and services produced by companies that won the 2018 NCET Technology and EDAWN Entrepreneurial Support Awards.
Though members of the Nevada National Guard in Reno may come from northern Nevada, they respond to emergencies around the U.S. and its territories. And, often, they do it with specialized, life-saving technologies that are housed right here in northern Nevada.