Connecticut Technology Sector: Strong and Getting Stronger

The Tech Sector in Connecticut continues to set the pace for job and wage growth in the state. In a recently released report from national technology industry association, CompTIA, the Connecticut Tech Sector once again shows significant strength and growth. Tech and tech-oriented companies in Connecticut added nearly 2000 jobs in 2016, and the average wage for a tech worker is about 60% higher than [...]

Tech Earnings, Jobs Blow Away the Rest of the Labor Market | US News

In terms of jobs and salaries, a new report shows the tech sector is booming. America’s tech payrolls ballooned nearly three times faster than the country’s overall pool of employees in 2016 and carried more than 626,000 vacancies at the end of the year, according to a new study that offers a glimpse into a thriving branch of the U.S. labor market. The industry profile [...]

House passes bill broadening angel investment eligibility |

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would make more Connecticut companies eligible for angel investments. Source: House passes bill broadening angel investment eligibility |

LISTEN: The Talk of CT Interviewed CTC CEO Bruce Carlson and Women of Innovation Large Business Leadership and Innovation Award Winner, Medtronic’s Jackie Jones

Connecticut pays tribute to Women of Innovation. In this interview, Bruce Carlson, of the Connecticut Technology Council & Jackie Jones, Source: The Talk of Connecticut

Bruce Carlson: If I Knew Then | Crain’s

The Mistake: My mind was geared toward the big bang as the key thing in economic development. When I was working for various governors [in the state Office of Policy and Management] I was involved in some big negotiations with sports teams and projects. Those things make headlines, but what about when the headlines stop? Are they the sustainers of the economy? I’ve become much more [...]

The Connecticut Technology Council Announces Winners of the 13th Annual Women of Innovation Awards

HARTFORD, CT (March 29, 2017) – Fifty women from across Connecticut were honored for their innovation and leadership during the thirteenth annual Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation® Awards Ceremony on March 29th at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The awards program recognized women innovators, role models and leaders in science and technology professions, including outstanding young women at the high school and collegiate level [...]

CTC Member Nutmeg Technologies Supporting Veterans – Courant Community

Nutmeg Technologies is teaming up with the Peter P. Monaco, Jr. Detachment 40 group to help prevent veteran suicide. The South Windsor company’s philanthropic committee, Nutmeg Cares, is helping further the detachment’s mission. The Hike V and Family Event will be May 20 St. Paul’s Church Commuter Lot, 2577 Main St., Glastonbury, CT. A Family event will follow at Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St, [...]

CTC Member Seimens grants $315M in manufacturing software to CT colleges |

Siemens, a technology company based in Munich, has provided $315 million worth of state-of-the-art manufacturing and product design software to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU). Source: Seimens grants $315M in manufacturing software to CT colleges |

Alexion appoints biopharma veteran Hantson CEO |

New Haven-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday appointed a bioscience industry veteran, who was most recently president and CEO of blood-disorder drugmaker Baxalta, as its new chief executive officer. Source: Alexion appoints biopharma veteran Hantson CEO |

Analysis says Connecticut ranks high in tech innovation

Bruce Carlson, president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Technology Council, said the state benefits from its number of colleges and the research funding they attract. “In order for there to be technology and innovation, there has to be a strong educational environment,” Carlson said, “We’ve got a lot of college students, a lot faculty members who are not only coming up with innovative [...]

Key steps to fend off a cyberattack |

Cybersecurity is one of our many focus areas. Read this piece from CTC Member company Kelser Corp CTO & COO, Johnathan Stone on your first steps to protecting yourself and your business. It’s no longer enough to be small or lucky. These days, cyberattacks affect businesses of all sizes and types. In fact, small and medium-sized businesses are now the target of 65 percent of [...]

There is No Stemming These Women’s Tech Chops

Connecticut Technology Council Announces the 2017 Women of Innovation® Finalists and Awards Gala. HARTFORD:  The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC)  announced the 50 Women of Innovation finalists for its 2017 Women of Innovation awards program. The finalists  are scientists, researchers, academics, manufacturers, student leaders, drafters, entrepreneurs, and technicians from Connecticut’s business, academic and technology community.  There are eight categories [see below] and the finalists will be [...]

Murphy hopes to re-ignite interest in HALOS

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is hoping the third time is the charm for a piece of legislation he is re-introducing to help attract more investors for start-up companies. Source: Murphy hopes to re-ignite interest in HALOS

Connecticut Technology Council Announces the 2017 Women of Innovation® Finalists

Women innovators and leaders to be honored March 29 HARTFORD, CT (Feb 27, 2017) – The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) is pleased to announce the 50 women who have been selected as Women of Innovation finalists for the 2017 Women of Innovation awards program. The Women of Innovation® program seeks to celebrate and create a growing network of women in the “trenches” of STEM. Finalists [...]

Woman of Innovation Bridget Oei | UConn Magazine

This environmental chemistry honors student from Hebron, Conn., stays in step, whether designing a better pacemaker, volunteering as a medical aide in Peru, or winning Irish Dance championships. Source: Bridget Oei | UConn Magazine

CTC Member F3 Technology Partners Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services West

West Hartford, Connecticut, February 17, 2017 – F3 Technology Partners, Connecticut’s leading IT Solutions Provider and VAR, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named F3 Technology Partners (F3) to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings [...]

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 |

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 |

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 [...]