Today, Tech Nebraska, a new organization created to cultivate Nebraska’s tech community and drive collaboration, growth and policy for Nebraska businesses, announced its search for an executive director.
The Executive Director of Tech Nebraska will provide strategic leadership for the organization and has primary responsibility to support growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Nebraska’s technology-based economy through advocacy, collaboration and education. With an eye to educating, connecting, influencing and building Nebraska’s technology community statewide, the Executive Director of Tech Nebraska is a key player in driving innovation and growth.
Tech Nebraska’s mission is to strengthen the state’s position as a leader in the future of technology and innovation, advocating for tech-forward public policies and developing a diverse, talented workforce. The organization announced its formation in December, and is in the process of building capacity, with senior level information and technology officers helping to create the founding board. The next phase will include growing statewide membership.
“If Nebraska is going to compete and win in today’s global economy, we must prioritize tech transformation in our key sectors – manufacturing, agriculture, financial services, transportation and logistics,” said Bryan Slone, NE Chamber President. “In Tech Nebraska, the on-the-ground CIOs and CTOs in this race will help guide our statewide strategy.”
In March, an initial group of Tech Nebraska members met to discuss the organizational formation and solidify initial goals:
"Technology impacts companies across Nebraska, and there isn’t another industry that touches every company in the same way that technology does,” said Chris Dill, chief information officer at Kiewit. “Tech Nebraska will enable businesses in Nebraska to collaborate and partner, and thus not only be competitive in the technology ecosystem, but become leaders.”
The search for an executive director is underway and the job description is available. Tech Nebraska is also actively recruiting new members. Companies interested in engaging their chief information and technology officers may contact the NE Chamber for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org , by calling 402-474-4422, or at technologynebraska.com.
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