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Serving New York's Capital Region and Tech Valley
 
Serving New York's Capital Region and Tech Valley

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  Pursuing primary areas of strategic development, CEG brings together a braintrust from among the Region's leading companies, academic institutions, community organizations and government - an alliance rooted in vision, in action, and in results.

CEG's mission is to develop and promote regional efforts to attract high-tech talent and companies and to providing innovative services to bolster local businesses. CEG's goal is to generate robust, contagious and intelligent regional business expansion in Tech Valley.


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TechConnex provides a variety of events, programs, networking events and professional development opportunities for the information technology community in Tech Valley.

Interested in sponsoring a TechConnex event or program? Email us at TechConnex Sponsorships.

 
 

June 20, 2002 - Fiesta

Time: 5:00 p.m. Seminar / 6:00 p.m. Networking

Location: Armory Center, Central and Colvin Ave., Albany

Sponsor: Blue Slate Solutions

Seminar Topic: Value of Integrating Open Source Solutions-referencing excerpts from Blue Slate's recent presentation at Java One 2002

Blue Slate's Chief Technologist, Dave Read, will discuss Open Source* solutions and the value advantages the use of Open Source code can bring. After an overview of the Open Source community and Solution integration issues, Dave will discuss the factors clients consider as they make decisions surrounding the use of Open Source versus packaged solutions.Blue Slate often applies its knowledge of Open Source solutions for our clients, as Open Source frequently offers benefits and features beyond that of a packaged tool, at a lower cost. Dave will then discuss a specific Open Source to (and its integration across different platforms called ANT (Another Neat Tool), which he recently presented at the Java One conference in San Francisco.

*Open Source refers to software which is available to the public in source code form, and which does not have licensing restrictions limiting use, modification, or redistribution.

 

 

July 18, 2002 - Fiesta

Time: 5:00 p.m. Seminar - 6:00 p.m Networking

Location: TBD

Sponsor: PowerOne, Inc.

 
 

August 15, 2002 - Fiesta

Time: 5:00 p.m. Seminar - 6:00 p.m Networking

Location: TBD

Sponsor: Tech Valley Communications

 

 
 

September 19, 2002 - Fiesta

Time: 5:00 p.m. Seminar - 6:00 p.m Networking

Location: TBD

Sponsor: Qwest Communications

 

 
 

October 17, 2002 - Fiesta

Time: 5:00 p.m. Seminar - 6:00 p.m Networking

Location: TBD

Sponsor: eResources

 

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Fiestas - an informal, monthly networking meeting and seminar dealing with issues concerning software companies held the third Thursday of each month. The "Fiestas" provide a unique forum for technical, business and social interaction among members of the region's software industry that includes software executives, developers, and personnel. Check the events page for the next Fiesta date.

Technology Companies of the Year Awards - an awards luncheon held April. The Technology Awards bring recognition to our industry by honoring the achievements of local software companies for the success that they have experienced in growing their businesses in the Capital Region.

Click here to view the 2002 Awards Press Release (PDF Document)

 

 

 

 

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If you are interested in sponsoring a Fiesta, the Technology Companies of the Year Awards or CeoConnex please contact us at:

TechConnex Sponsorships or call 518.465.8975.

 

 

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TechConnex is the new identity for the Tech Valley Software Alliance. The Tech Valley Software Alliance has changed to a new name, TechConnex, and logo - changes reflective of the organization's commitment to meeting the needs of the technology community in the Capital Region and Tech Valley. The local software and technology industry has changed in the past several years from pure software development firms to a hybrid of technology, software development and non-technology companies that include financial services, government, medical and manufacturing that use technology and employ technologists.

In addition to the events and resources already provided to assist technology companies directly, additional services and programs will be sponsored to aid the efforts and development of individuals. techconnex is not only focused on building a technology community, but also providing a comprehensive connection to information technology resources and support within the Capital Region and Tech Valley.

 

 

 

 
History and Background

In the summer of 1995, executives from several local software companies met to discuss common challenges facing the industry here in the Capital Region, and ways the firms could work together to capitalize on industry opportunities. They learned that the regional software industry was growing, and that as the industry grew, more opportunities would be available to each company.

The Tech Valley Software Alliance was initiated to respond to the needs of the growing software industry in the Capital Region - which now includes more than 250 technology companies and more than $300 million in sales and revenues. Local software companies, in partnership with the Center for Economic Growth and area colleges and universities, have made it their mission to grow the software industry to $1 billion in sales by the year 2004. The Alliance was guided by a steering committee that is comprised of the Region's leading software executives.

 

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techconnex is the new identity for the Tech Valley Software Alliance

 

Just as the information technology industry in the Capital Region has changed, so has the Tech Valley Software Alliance; changing to directly address the needs of the technology community. While the information technology companies in the Capital Region employ over 3,000 professionals, non-technology companies employ the vast majority of technologists. In today's business environment it is difficult to find an operation that does not depend on information technology in some way. These applications range from financial services to government to medical care to manufacturing. Even junkyards have some of the most sophisticated inventory systems around.

The Tech Valley Software Alliance has become techconnex to meet the changing needs of the technology community in the Capital Region and Tech Valley. Not only providing services and resources to assist the software companies directly, additional services and events will be sponsored to aid the efforts and development of individuals. techconnex is not only building a technology community but will provide the connection to resources and support.

---Craig Skevington, chair of techconnex and president of Flow Management Technologies, Inc.

 

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