TECNA Digest - March 2018 

Register Now - TECNA CEO Retreat 
Register Now for 2018 TECNA CEO Retreat
April 24-26, 2018
The Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) will host the 2018 TECNA CEO Retreat in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  
Get ready for an engaging, interactive and collaborative program that has plenty of time for sharing of ideas, best practices and challenges between CEOs. There will also be plenty of opportunities to kick back and enjoy time with your peers in beautiful Winnipeg. 

Guided by an experienced facilitator, we'll discuss how we can build prospect pipelines, increase member engagement, grow sponsorships, engage employees, respond to competition, develop new business models and more. Our goal is that you leave Winnipeg feeling inspired and refreshed - it is a retreat after all.

Click Here to download the Agenda 

Save the Date - TECNA Summer Conference 

2018 TECNA Summer Conference
Save The Date: July 24-26, 2018
The Technology Association of Iowa will host the 2018 TECNA Summer Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.   
DC Fly-in a Huge Success 
CompTIA DC Fly-in
The CompTIA DC Fly-in February 13-14, 2018, was a great success. Over 100 TECNA-affiliated Members and industry representatives attended the CompTIA DC Fly-In including a robust presence of our Canadian Member Councils! Thank you to all of our members who attended and participated in TECNA's opening Reception Monday evening, February 12.

DC Fly-In Attendees met with congressional members, participated in the Tech Policy Summit and the Capitol Hill Speakers Series. The CHANCE in Tech Act built momentum after being introduced in 2017 following last year's fly-in and presents an important opportunity to create a stronger pathway for apprenticeships within the technology sector. Plus CompTIA honored Steve Zylstra, President & CEO, Arizona Technology Council with the Tech Champion Industry Award at the annual awards dinner.

Check out the videos below and photos on the  TECNA Flickr  - click here.

Watch the DC Fly-In Recap Video:

Watch the 2018 Tech Champion Awards Video Honoring Steve Zylstra:

Welcome TECNA's Newest Members
Welcome to TECNA's newest members!

Launched in April 2014, the Montana High Tech Business Alliance is a nonpartisan statewide association that currently has more than 320 member firms engaged in high-tech and manufacturing that have operations in Montana.

ADIAT is a civil nonprofit association with 35
institution associates, 250 individual partners and 28 years of experience in the field of applied research, technological development and innovation in Mexico.

Reminder to Renew your TECNA Membership 
Renewal invoices have been sent to TECNA members. 
Login to process your 2018 renewal: click here.
Please contact Executive Director Tim Jemal with any questions, tjemal@tecna.org .
We thank you for your continuing support of TECNA! 
Workforce Development Survey Results
We surveyed the TECNA Member Councils about
your Workforce Development Programs.
Members Only can find the results presentation:
1. Login - click here
2. Click "Resources" tab along the top navigation
3. Select "Workforce" from the category list
Member News
NJ Tech Council shares some advice for the technology industry, "With great power" - click here to read.

NH High Tech Council's TechWomen|TechGirls Program Announces Annual Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Jessica Gelman, CEO of Kraft Analytics Group - click here to learn more about this event.
Subscribe to TECNA Calendars
Subscribe to the TECNA Events Calendars. 
Click a link below and follow the prompts to synchronize with the default calendar on your system (if available). To synchronize with a different calendar, copy and paste the desired URL into your calendar software in the location where feeds are accepted, often identified with "Subscribe", "Add Calendar", etc.

Contact Alina for assistance, ahardy@tecna.org. 
Strategic Partner News
Slavic 401k  shares that high-frequency and other computer-controlled trading strategies are believed by some to have exacerbated the recent swings in the stock market. However, the rise of automation in the financial industry also appears to have helped many retail investors refrain from making emotional, knee-jerk portfolio changes. In this recent blog post, read "How Robo-Advisers Can Help Many Investors."    
One Beacon shares that the adoption of drones-or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)-has expanded across industries and recreationally in recent years. This proliferation has necessitated FAA regulations for public safety. However, these regulations are seen as a hurdle by drone owners and operators because of the mandated restrictions. Manufacturers also claim it has hindered market growth. For additional insights we invite you read this recent blog post titled: "Recreational Drones: What You Need to Know" authored by Technology Risk Control Specialist Elizabeth Marazzo.
Communities of Interest (CoI) Events
TECNA Communities of Interest (CoI) are peer-to-peer collaborations and information-sharing groups exclusively for members.

During webinars, conference calls and Slack Group communications, TECNA members share best practices and gain valuable insights on solving common challenges.

Register Now for Upcoming Calls:

CoI STEM/Workforce 2018 Q1 Call - Monday, March 12, 10:30am / 1:30pm Eastern - Register Online - Topic: TECNA Workforce Survey Results

CoI Events 2018 Q1 Call - Wednesday, March 14, 10:30am Pacific / 1:30pm Eastern - Register Online - Topic: Inclusive Events

CoI Membership 2018 Q1 Call - Wednesday, March 28, 10:30am Pacific / 1:30pm Eastern - Register Online - Topic: Membership Surveys - Questions, Results and Incorporating Feedback

For more information about CoI, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.
TECNA On Slack
Join TECNA's Growing Slack Group exclusively for all TECNA Member Council staff. Slack Channels include membership, events, talent/workforce and private channel for CEOs. 

You can group chat, private message, share files and search the discussion archive for help and best practices shared by other members.

Contact Alina Hardy about joining. TECNA Members Only.

Regional Roundtables with Grant Thornton 
Mark your calendars - we've organized events with our strategic partner Grant Thornton for National and International Policy Presentations and Panel Discussions.
WTIA | GT Seattle Office | TBD  
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NCTA | GT Raleigh Office | TBD  
For more information, please contact Alina Hardy, email ahardy@tecna.org
Thank You TECNA's Strategic Partners

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