The Austin Technology Council (ATC) will be hosting its third annual CEO Summit on May 8, 2013 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.
The CEO Summit is a one-day gathering of technology company CEOs from across Texas.
The first one in 2011 was organized to include 100 CEOs of Austin-based companies, and expanded in 2012 to include business leaders from all over the state.
These are the CEOs of companies responsible for the fastest growing sector in Texas, and they will be sharing their vision and best practices.
After a welcome by ATC President Julie Huls and a “state of the industry” address by ATC Chairman Joel Trammell, the next item on the agenda is a discussion of the results of the Technology Economic Impact Report released today by ATC.
The report suggests that the Austin tech sector has a $21 billion economic impact. Around 80 percent of all technology companies in the city are planning to hire this year. More than 10,000 new tech positions are likely to open up by 2017, and one out of every five new jobs created between 2012-2017 in Texas will be in Austin.
ATC President Julie Huls said that the tech sector had a responsibility towards the community, and not just for creating jobs, but also for investing into building a sustainable growth engine and becoming a national driver of innovation.
The CEO Summit agenda also includes panels that will explore leadership models for the tech sector that allow effective engagement of economic development initiatives. Specifically, there will be discussions on supporting Central Texas educational institutions in creating STEM programs that will train students for joining the technology workforce.
ATC Chairman Trammell said they were energized by the tech industry’s impact on the region, but there must be more focus on ensuring that an adequate talent pool exists to sustain the growth.
The CEOs will also discuss the strategic needs of regional capital investment and alignment with creative and non-technology industries.
What: Austin Technology Council CEO Summit
When: May 8, 2013
Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, Texas