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MassTLC & Vecna Host Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff McCormick

Policy Update

MassTLC hosted gubernatorial candidate Jeff McCormick for a morning discussion Monday,
August 18, at Vecna Technologies’ Cambridge headquarters, the third event in a
series of meetings with Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates.

MassTLC President
& CEO Tom Hopcroft and Vecna Co-Founder & CTO Daniel Theobald welcomed
Mr. McCormick and leaders from several MassTLC member companies, including: Avaya, Cadence
Design Systems, EnerNOC, Harvest Automation, Iron Mountain, and
Mr. McCormick is no
stranger to the tech community. Educated in biology and finance, Mr. McCormick
went on to finance and grow several early stage companies including the Twin
Rivers Technologies biodiesel company. “The power of technology gets to the
root of problems,” he stressed, and cited an example of how a MA software
company is helping to reduce hospital readmission rates.
From left to right:
Tom Hopcroft, MassTLC; Jeff McCormick;
Daniel Theobald, Vecna Technologies

Beyond technology providing
solutions to current and future problems the meeting’s attendees explored how the
tech community can further achieve regional economic growth and sustainability.
By identifying ways to develop, retain and attract innovation-ready talent; strengthen
the Gateway Cities;
and increase the STEM and CS skills of MA’s future technology leaders, MA’s reputation
for being a technology powerhouse will grow. “Wayne Gretsky skated to
where the puck would be. Similarly our kids need to be educated for the
jobs of tomorrow,” said Theobald.
MassTLC 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. 
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