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Sunday, March 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Your Brand, Your Market & Why DC Cares

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Building a tech product takes a lot of time and focus. Ensuring the market exists to create and sell that product takes just a little more. While what’s happening in Washington is heavily guided by special interests, the influence technologists can have in innovation hubs around the country is not often talked about, but fundamentally important. These tech communities, particularly Austin, have the attention of policymakers (and competing markets) and it’s an opportunity for you to educate them about your product, your company and the dynamism of our industry. It’s these stories that travel back to DC where they can be developed and leveraged by regional and national tech advocates to address the challenges that face your business: funding, intellectual property, skilled immigration, data regulation, STEM, infrastructure priorities, and others. This panel will explain how Austin and other tech hubs across the country are working to disrupt the trend of DC-centric policy development.

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Gene Austin

PresBazaarvoiceGene has served as Chief Executive Officer since February 2014, president since May 2013 and as a member of our board of directors since November 2013. Gene has more than 30 years of experience delivering results in high-growth technology companies, with a particular... Read More →
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Michael McGeary

Sr StrategistEngine

Sunday March 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC