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PASS IT, SIGN IT, NOW! CTC CEO Bruce Carlson on Governor Malloy’s Proposed Budget

Budgets are first and foremost policy documents. They detail the policy directions and the priorities that an organization deems important. Through that lens, let’s look at Governor Malloy’s budget proposal released on Wednesday. At the 10,000 foot level, here are the policy directions and priorities that I take away from the Governor’s proposal: Continued effort to reduce the size and scope of State Government Reshaping [...]


CTC Member Insurity buys Denver analytics firm | HartfordBusiness.com

Hartford-based Insurity Inc. has acquired Denver, Colo.,-based Valen Analytics for an undisclosed sum, the Connecticut property-and-casualty insurance analytics firm announced Thursday. Source: Insurity buys Denver analytics firm | HartfordBusiness.com


CTC Member Datto to add 200 jobs to downtown Rochester, NY

Datto Inc, founded by a Rochester Institute of Technology graduate, is expanding its local operation, promising to create 200 jobs and fill multiple floors of The Metropolitan, formerly Chase Tower. Source: Datto to add 200 jobs downtown


3Gtms Marks Growth with Key Hires

3Gtms, Inc., leading providers of Tier 1 transportation management software, announced that Michael Parmett has joined the organization as vice president of account management and Claudio Fiaoni has been named director of sales. “Both bring an in-depth knowledge of the industry and a passion to support 3Gtms’ impressive trajectory,” said Jerry Rau, COO of 3Gtms. “Our customers tell us that the combination of 3Gtms’s superior [...]


CTC Annual Meeting January 13, 2017

The Connecticut Technology Council Virtual Annual Meeting was held on January 13, 2017. We were so pleased with a large turnout and terrific participation, issues with the dial-in not withstanding. You can access PowerPoint presentation as PDF download.


Innovation Summit Series: Diameter Health — CT Startup

Our friends at the CT Startup Podcast interviewed participants at November’s Innovation Summit. Listen to their fab interview with Diameter Health now! In the first part of our Innovation Summit series, we talk to the Eric Rosow founder of Diameter Health, which seeks to streamline the healthcare industry through clinical intelligence. Source: Innovation Summit Series: Diameter Health — CT Startup


CTC Member Company iDevices Surprises a Family with Smart Home Tech

CTC member company iDevices made one family’s holiday extra special by hooking them up with a completely connected home just in time for holiday lights. Watch their heartwarming story below.


Connecticut Technology Council Hosts 2nd CT Skills Challenge Hackathon Event

On December 3, 2016, at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) hosted the top 50 collegiate computer programming students from local colleges and universities for a team hackathon competition. The hackathon is part of CTC’s ongoing Connecticut Skills Challenge Program, made possible through funding provided by CTNext. This was the second hackathon for the CT Skills Challenge in [...]


Member Spotlight: HB Live, Inc.

HB Live, Inc. North Haven, CT www.hblive.com Dana Barron, President HB Live offers Event Production, Creative and AV Technology services, developing event solutions focused on the audience experience. By understanding client expectations, the staff at HB Live delivers exceptional event results.  Audio and video are core tools; experience and creativity ensure event objectives are fully met.  In addition to traditional AV solutions, we also create [...]


Top 50+ Coders in Connecticut Compete at Skills Challenge Finals

The Top 50+ Coders in Connecticut competed at the Coding Skills Challenge Final on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Yale School of Management. The Connecticut Technology Council was thrilled to provide learning and networking opportunities from some of the state’s best and brightest coders. Students from 13 area colleges and universities converged for the final trial, after competing in school-specific qualifying rounds throughout the [...]


Why Your CT Small Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

As the saying goes, stuff happens. Natural disasters are a fact of life and they can strike at any time. The same is true of man-made disasters; they happen when you least expect them. Your business IT systems are subject to disasters like everything else, and when your computer network goes down, it creates an even greater crisis for your business. That’s why every business [...]


Connecticut’s Great Places to Work – The Connecticut Story – November 2016

CTC Member Core Informatics named one of Connecticut’s Best Places to Work by Connecticut Magazine! At this 3-year-old company, employees have flexible work schedules and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. “We work hard, but then play some ping-pong or grab a beer,” says Li Hayes, director of employee success. Perks include gym membership, free lunch on Fridays, free fresh fruit every day, company-sponsored happy hours on [...]


From The Basement To $1 Billion: Connecticut Man Turns Startup Into State’s First ‘Unicorn’ – Hartford Courant

CTC Member Datto is Connecticut’s first “unicorn” startup. As Connecticut looks for ways to rev up its anemic economy and foster the next high-tech giants, the billion-dollar Datto Inc. stands out as a home-grown success. Source: From The Basement To $1 Billion: Connecticut Man Turns Startup Into State’s First ‘Unicorn’ – Hartford Courant


November 2016 Newsletter – Giving Thanks

Reasons to Be Thankful! As the year turns towards the holiday season, and as the new Membership Director at CTC, let me say, thank you for a great year. It has truly been a team effort between CTC members, staff and Board Members. My sincere thanks go to… Our Members for caring about our State and the tech industry that will drive its growth. The Connecticut [...]


2016 Innovation Summit Recap

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, innovators, inventors, investors and the interested joined the Connecticut Technology Council and their partners – AIF, CVG, BEACON, and CURE – for the tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Connecticut Convention Center. The morning portion of the event included a hot-button keynote from Christopher Mirabile, Chair of the National Angel Capital Association. Mr. Mirabile’s speech began with a relatively benign [...]


Trump Could Jeopardize Startup Growth, Advocate Says – Hartford Courant

The Keynote Speaker at our Innovation Summit on Thursday, November 17 made some waves! Click to read on at Courant.com. Economic populism advanced by President-elect Donald Trump could jeopardize the growth of innovative start-up businesses critical to Connecticut’s economy, the head of a national investor advocacy group said Thursday. Source: Trump Could Jeopardize Startup Growth, Advocate Says – Hartford Courant



Bruce Carlson of The Connecticut Technology Council — CT Startup

In this week’s episode of the CT Startup Podcast, we speak with Bruce Carlson of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC), covering topics such as Connecticut’s venture capital ecosystem and the upcoming Innovation Summit on Nov. 17 put on by the CTC in collaboration with AIF, CVG, and CURE …  Listen online Guest on the podcast, Bruce Carlson, is President and CEO of the CTC, and prior [...]


After Decades of Decline, Is Connecticut Manufacturing Finally Poised For Growth? – The Connecticut Story – November 2016

The state Labor Department projected in July that by 2024, Connecticut’s manufacturing sector will have grown by 2.8 percent over a 10-year period, adding nearly 4,400 jobs in the process. While the level of jobs in a number of fields within manufacturing is expected to decline over that time, the overall employment growth in the sector will be led by gains of 1,562 jobs in [...]


Connecticut Must Press For Best Broadband

Bruce Carlson, CTC President & CEO, in response to the 2/7 Broadband article in Saturday’s Courant, penned this letter the editor: Must Press For Best Broadband Regarding the Feb. 7 Page 1 story “Broadband Lacks Broad Reach: Businesses A Focus Of Debate On Access”: Thanks to the hard work of our broadband providers, Connecticut is an enviably wired state. However, because other states’ IT investments will [...]