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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 [...]


College Students: Apply Now for 2016 NSI Technology Scholarship

NSI IT Solutions of Naugatuck has announced this year’s scholarship for students in computer science, IT, and related disciplines. Two of Connecticut’s best and brightest students will receive $500 towards education costs for the Fall 2016 semester. The only requirements are to complete an online form and attach proof of admission into a Connecticut-based college or University, with a major in one of the following disciplines: Information Systems Information Technology Computer [...]


Cyber-Security Begins With a Password

Systems Support Group, Inc. (SSGI), CTC member, is a Connecticut-based company providing professional computer support and enterprise-class IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Stories of corporate data breaches and cyber-terrorism can be overwhelming when deciding how to secure your personal and business networks. Recently, SSGI blogged about cyber-security and steps to protect against corporate data breaches. For details, read their blog by Ed Davis, CEO of Systems Support [...]


MESSAGE FROM THE CEO: A view on the departure of GE to Boston

While fresh in our minds, I’d like to weigh in on the decision by GE to move its corporate headquarters to Boston.  This not good news for Connecticut, but rather than policy makers pointing fingers at each other and joining in the “blame game”, we should stand back and look at what GE is saying. Let’s take the time to understand what GE is saying [...]


Automating Multidisciplinary Design: Engineering Workshop

An Improved Approach for Automating Multidisciplinary Design Exploration Attend this complimentary event presented by CD-adapco, a CFD focused provider of engineering simulation software, on deploying design exploration with MDX (Multidisciplinary Design exploration), a methodology that can link, enable and accelerate simulation tools and improve return on investment. When: Wednesday, February 3| 9:30am – 3:00pm Where: Hartford Marriott Farmington | Farmington