The Idaho Technology Council (ITC) is hosting its eighth annual develop.idaho conference, an industry-led event created to promote and support Idaho’s software community focusing on how emerging technologies are driving growth in the state.
The first Idaho Knowledge Report will be released at this year’s conference on September 12. Russell Hancock, President, and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley will present the report and explain how the industry can leverage the information to grow Idaho’s economy.
Inspired by similar publications from regions with robust technology communities, such as Silicon Valley, the Idaho Knowledge Report evaluates various key performance indicators for industries that are cognitive and complex. It considers a variety of factors that influence technology economic development, including wages, education, and public policy, giving Idaho policymakers and industry leaders valuable data to help them better understand how to shape and nurture Idaho’s technology ecosystem. Additionally, the report will provide information about Idaho’s workforce, reveal gaps that need to be filled and help private sector leaders identify potential opportunities in Idaho’s hottest industries.
“What makes develop.idaho so special is that speakers and moderators really dig in to why software matters, especially in Idaho. Local companies and startups will learn alongside peers and create a vision for the possibilities in Idaho’s tech industry together,” said Idaho Technology Council President and CEO Jay Larsen.
The conference will engage attendees with new ideas to make their companies more effective, share ways they can nurture our community, and provide a vision of where the direction of the state is going.
Governor Butch Otter and the two candidates for governor, Republican Brad Little and Democrat Paulette Jordan, will provide a unique perspective on the importance of growing a knowledge based economy, Idaho technology advancements, and their visions for the future in Idaho tech.
This year’s develop.idaho breakout panel discussions include:
The develop.idaho conference will be held Wednesday, September 12 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center
Cost for the event is $45 for non-ITC members and $35 for members. Register at https://bit.ly/2NIwCvq. The ITC presents this event with its presenting sponsors Perkins Coie.
About the Idaho Technology Council
The Idaho Technology Council helps technology companies in Idaho start, grow, and thrive. Through the leadership of the private sector, the ITC brings together industry, education, research, investment and government throughout the state to champion the growth of Idaho’s technology ecosystem. ITC conducts regular events, including peer-to-peer forums, CEO roundtables, and opportunities to meet with civic leaders and nationally recognized analysts.