Suzy Teele (ARM Head of Marketing & Communications) joined by Jim Gibbs (MeterFeeder) and Chris Martin (Bosch) participated in a panel discussion led by Molly Wood (NPR – Marketplace Tech). The discussion centered on Pittsburgh’s transformation into a hub for technology development and the future of tech in Pittsburgh.
The discussion centered on the ways Pittsburgh is uniquely positioned to become a “tech dynasty” and what still needs to happen to complete that transformation. While the Pittsburgh venture capital scene has grown in recent years, more growth is needed to better support the start-up ecosystem. This was marked as one of the most urgent areas of improvement.
Suzy Teele also noted that Pittsburgh has a legacy of developing practical solutions for huge problems, setting the foundation for further innovation. The city also has a comparatively low cost of living compared to other tech clusters around the country, which should certainly offer a compelling reason for the talent developed at Pittsburgh’s leading universities, like Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, to grow their careers here.
@mollywood: “Legacy is a key ingredient for a tech dynasty” … “Pittsburgh has a long history of developing practical solutions for huge problems [which can propel us in tech], offers @ARM_Robotics Suzy Teele. @905wesa pic.twitter.com/axkyhNUH9m
— Allegheny Conference (@AlleghenyConf) January 30, 2020
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