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MTC Partners with MD Association of Counties for 2018 Summer Conference Tech Show

MTC Partners with MD Association of Counties for 2018 Summer Conference Tech Show

The Maryland Tech Council is partnering with the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) to co-host an exclusive deep-dive focusing on Maryland tech, biotech and cyber vendors. These sessions with feature over 50 tech exhibits and three intensive technology sessions, complete with demonstrations of the latest technology for county governments. Exhibitors will present everything from GIS to 3-D printing, body cameras, virtual reality and more, featuring cutting-edge technology that is revolutionizing sectors across Maryland.

Click here to learn more about #MACoCon

POV From CEO, Tami Howie: Protecting Innovation Protects Patients and Our Economy

POV From CEO, Tami Howie: Protecting Innovation Protects Patients and Our Economy

Innovation is at the heart of Maryland’s economy and the wellbeing of patients in our state. New, groundbreaking cures and treatments save and extend the lives of patients, pushing the bounds of modern medicine, for the benefit of all. Innovative companies are able to leverage Maryland’s combination of technology know-how, business-friendly climate, and highly-educated, highly-skilled workforce to produce these cures and provide hundreds of thousands of Marylanders with well-paying jobs.

However, despite all this, the Maryland General Assembly is currently debating drug pricing legislation that would threaten the innovative potential that makes these benefits possible. New regulations, SB 1023/HB 1194, would create a government-controlled commission with broad leeway to influence drug prices and increase burdensome reporting requirements adding yet another layer of complexity to drug manufacturing.

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POV From CEO, Tami Howie: Support Senate Bill 1188

POV From CEO, Tami Howie: Support Senate Bill 1188

We’re for new rules for the new economy…. 

We’re the most Innovative State in the Nation.

We have around 12,000 IT companies – second only to Silicon Valley.

We’re the cyber security capital of the United States, home to the National Security Agency, the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and around 1,200 cyber security companies.

Our workforce is extraordinary – with the highest concentration of engineers and scientists anywhere in the country, and we rank second in the concentration of STEM employment.

I could go on and on.

Simply put, our tech sector is strong. We’re competing – and leading – regionally, nationally and globally in the new digital economy.

All Marylanders should be proud of our position as a technology leader.

If want to remain at the top of these rankings, we need smart public policies. That’s why we support Senate Bill 1188.

Strong, reliable and fast mobile broadband service is necessary to connect everything in an increasingly connected world – from smartphones and tables to autonomous vehicles and diagnostic medical equipment, and so much more.  This legislation will make help speed up the installation of the infrastructure necessary to bring 5G mobile broadband service to Marylanders.

Known as small cells, this equipment can be affixed to street lights, utility poles or buildings to help provide mobile broadband coverage. This equipment is needed to meet explosive growth in mobile data usage. Plus, small cells are integral to preparing for superfast 5G speeds that soon will be the norm.

You can read more about our take on this bill in the Baltimore Business Journal. Read it HERE.

We look forward to working with each of you to win passage of this critical infrastructure legislation and get it to Gov. Hogan’s desk this session.

WANT TO HELP US BRING 5G TO MARYLAND?

Contact your state senator officials OR members of the Senate Finance Committee via email (listed below) or phone (410) 841-3677.

thomas.mclain.middleton@senate.state.md.us
john.astle@senate.state.md.us
joanne.benson@senate.state.md.us
brian.feldman@senate.state.md.us
steve.hershey@senate.state.md.us
jb.jennings@senate.state.md.us
katherine.klausmeier@senate.state.md.us
james.mathias@senate.state.md.us
edward.reilly@senate.state.md.us
jim.rosapepe@senate.state.md.us

POV From CEO, Tami Howie: Let’s Bring 5G to Maryland!

POV From CEO, Tami Howie: Let’s Bring 5G to Maryland!

We’re for new rules for the new economy….

We’re the most Innovative State in the Nation.

We have around 12,000 IT companies – second only to Silicon Valley.

We’re the cyber security capital of the United States, home to the National Security Agency, the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and around 1,200 cyber security companies.

Our workforce is extraordinary – with the highest concentration of engineers and scientists anywhere in the country, and we rank second in the concentration of STEM employment.

I could go on and on.

Simply put, our tech sector is strong. We’re competing – and leading – regionally, nationally and globally in the new digital economy.

All Marylanders should be proud of our position as a technology leader.

If want to remain at the top of these rankings, we need smart public policies. That’s why we support Senate Bill 1188.

Strong, reliable and fast mobile broadband service is necessary to connect everything in an increasingly connected world – from smartphones and tables to autonomous vehicles and diagnostic medical equipment, and so much more.  This legislation will make help speed up the installation of the infrastructure necessary to bring 5G mobile broadband service to Marylanders.

Known as small cells, this equipment can be affixed to street lights, utility poles or buildings to help provide mobile broadband coverage. This equipment is needed to meet explosive growth in mobile data usage. Plus, small cells are integral to preparing for superfast 5G speeds that soon will be the norm.

You can read more about our take on this bill in the Baltimore Business Journal. Read it HERE.

We look forward to working with each of you to win passage of this critical infrastructure legislation and get it to Gov. Hogan’s desk this session.

Big Announcements from Maryland Tech Council

Big Announcements from Maryland Tech Council

Please see important information below regarding our office move, guest blogs and member videos! Let me know if you have questions.  I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!

  • Big Move

    Maryland Tech Council is saying goodbye to our old digs on September 20, 2017.  Please make note, our communications will be down that day and we will resume full activity on September 21, 2017.  MTC’s new headquarters will be located at Launch Workplaces in Gaithersburg MD, 9841 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 200, Gaithersburg MD 20878.

  • Be a Guest Blogger

    Maryland Tech Council is launching the Member Point of View (POV) guest blogs.  We are inviting members to submit content for our blog page.  The content will be focused on your niche/industry where you can add a new POV for the MTC audience. Our goal is to position you as an authority and well-known name in the industry. And for us, we will have fresh new content for the page and get new readers to our blogger community.  It’s simple and a win-win.  We will have numerous categories that you can write articles for; those will be available in the next few weeks.  We are kicking off the Member POV blogs during Cyber Security Awareness month in October.  If you are interested in submitting a blog on that topic, please let me know and we will get you started.

  • Become a Familiar Face in the Community

    Maryland Tech Council is revitalizing the “member spotlight” that is featured in the VIBE E-newsletter. We now offer the opportunity to feature you, the member, through our new and exciting video blog or vlog.  The video will be 30-45 seconds, prerecorded at our offices, about your company. We will then feature the vlog in our monthly VIBE E-newsletter.  The vlogs allow us to distribute the member spotlight through other formats such as twitter, Facebook, etc. to get you more exposure.  I mean, we are the Tech Council, right?  

 

Remember, everyone in your company is a member of MTC. Please share this important information with your team.

Warm Wishes,
Michelle

Michelle Ferrone
EVP, Operations
Maryland Tech Council
240-243-4047