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MassTLC & InterSystems Host Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker

Policy Update

MassTLC hosted
gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker for an afternoon discussion Wednesday,
August 13, at InterSystem’s Cambridge headquarters, the most recent in a series
of meetings with Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates.

MassTLC President
& CEO Tom Hopcroft and Paul Grabscheid, Vice President of Strategic
Planning at InterSystems, welcomed Mr. Baker and leaders from a dozen MassTLC
member companies, including: Acquia, Cadence Design Systems, CloudLock, dSide
Technologies, Google, KnowledgeVision, MassTLC Ed Foundation, NetProspex, Oxfam
America, Rapid7, and Vecna.

The discussion
centered on issues critical to the tech community and regional economic growth
and sustainability: the challenge of developing, retaining and attracting
innovation-ready talent; increasing computer science (CS) education in K-12 to
educate future technology leaders; and expanding  transportation outside the hubs.
Mr. Baker is experienced
in the tech and healthcare sectors through his recent post as Entrepreneur in
Residence at the venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners, and his tenure
as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  He stressed his commitment to a strong
education system and support for local aid. He also recognized the importance of
developing “a real strategy around the cost of housing” as an important step in
keeping young people in Massachusetts. 
Mr. Baker cited examples of how strong public private partnerships (like
those with our college and universities) are helping to create jobs and
revitalize communities and offered that state government should do more to
engage the tech community in finding solutions to enhance government
productivity and efficiencies. 

accelerates innovation and economic growth in the Massachusetts technology
sector by educating public officials and advocating for policies that support
tech sector growth, helping local tech leaders engage in state and federal
programs and initiatives, and fostering collaboration between the tech sector,
academia, and public officials. 
Read about our recent meeting with Democratic
Candidate for Governor
Martha Coakley, and check back soon for an update on our forthcoming meeting with
Independent Candidate Jeff McCormick.

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