Councilman Steve Rao explaining how innovative technologies can improve municipal operations.

Steve Rao Hosts Technology Roundtable

On October 17 local entrepreneurs, venture fund advisors and other interested citizens gathered for a Technology Roundtable discussion on innovation and the future of the Research Triangle.

Topics discussed:

What can we do better in the region to promote jobs and harness innovation?

What are recent trends in the Triangle that are making a difference in technology and innovation?  

What policies do we need from the General Assembly to promote more job creation from small businesses and entrepreneurs?

How can we leverage our global IT talents to solve problems and help move North Carolina forward?

Special guests included:

Bobby Bahram, Managing Partner, Excelerate Health  Ventures

Jason Hare, Raleigh, Open Data Manager

Ian Henshaw, Technology Tank

I also shared some of the Cloud Computing and Open Data initiatives I have been working on for the Town of Morrisville in order to explore ways to improve efficiency while reducing IT infrastructure costs.

Jason Hare explains how access to Open Data can benefit cities and towns.

Jason Hare explains how access to Open Data can benefit cities and towns.

 

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