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The Tech Landscape Beyond the Valley

Description:
Industry experts discuss challenges and opportunities tech entrepreneurs face
outside of Silicon Valley in today’s digital economy. Panelists will also highlight technology
policy issues that impact start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Moderator:
Maurita Coley, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MMTC

Remarks:
Larry Irving, President and CEO, Irving Strategies; Former Administrator, National
Telecommunications and Information Administration

Panelists:
Jotaka L. Eaddy, Senior Strategist and Policy Advocate

Brandon Ellis, Founding Partner and CEO, Ghost Note

Jason Llorenz, Staff Member, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion,
Rutgers University School of Communication & Information

Erin Horne McKinney, Tech & Innovation Sector Manager, Government of the District
of Columbia, Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning &
Economic Development (DMPED)

Steven C. Roberts, President and Founder, Roberts Broadcasting Company