Thursday, September 21, 2006

IEEE Events for Colorado Tech Week

Colorado Tech Week came and went without much fanfare the week of September 18th. I am sure that the governor kicked it off with a proclamation and it usually ends with the CSIA DEMOGala. The domain name wasn't even registered until a month before the event started. Colorado has many high profile and successful technology companies, and this week should have been the time to promote it to its citizens, potential investors, and entrepreneurs thinking of relocating or starting a business in Colorado.

Kevin Johansen of The Business Catapult The only event that I knew about was hosted by the IEEE. The local IEEE chapter hosted three days of events for Colorado Tech Week at Qwest's headquarters downtown Denver. I attended two of these excellent events. The Tuesday session on Entrepreneurship and Careers was the most useful, and the Wednesday session provided a great perspective on electrical engineering achievements in Colorado past and present.

Russ Farmer of PBC, Inc. My hope for the next administration is that they embrace Colorado Tech Week and actively promote it in and outside of the state. It is a wonderful opportunity to educate the public on the great discoveries, inventions, and innovation that our talent pool can produce.