Each year the organization of Tech Councils in North America (TECNA), which
CTC’s own Matthew
Nemerson was President of from 2009 to 2011 and for which he is still board Treasurer, schedule a conference in Washington D.C. where Tech Councils meet to review key federal issues and then meet with their delegation on the "Hill." Last week 60 Councils and technology members met along with staff from a national IT association CompTIA (creators of the A+ certification program). Nemerson and Natalie Carpenter, a lawyer and lobbyist for South Windsor’s TicketNetwork (a past top winner in the CTC’s Marcom Tech Top 40) represented Connecticut during the conference.
Matthew and Natalie visited all of the state’s Congressional offices and actually met with Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and John Larson (CT-1). They also met with Hill staff handling technology, immigration and workforce issues with Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and House members Jim Himes, Joe Courtney and Elizabeth Esty.
Besides updating everyone on the activities of the CTC, CVG and the fast growth and needs of TicketNetwork, there was much discussion about IT security,H-1B visa needs, support for Broadband expansion and continued investment in innovation and R&D through tax credits and increased budgets for items such as NSF and NIH.