Silicon Valley has long been known as the center of technology innovation across the globe, with companies like Apple, Google, Uber, and more establishing their footprints out of the area. The Dallas-Fort Worth tech scene is also growing exponentially - it's the 7th largest concentration of high-tech jobs in the US and is seen as a leader in engineering, telecommunications and information services. So how can DFW further build upon its existing and growing tech ecosystems, drawing in additional talent and innovative thinkers?
In this panel, local experts (Capital One's Karen Stroup, Dallas Entrepreneur Center's Trey Bowles, PB&J Labs' Darold Rydl, and Axianomics' Daniel Oney; moderated by Mario Armstrong) will discuss how regions like Dallas-Fort Worth are differentiating themselves from places like Silicon Valley, diving into the mix of factors at play when facilitating and creating a thriving and innovative tech ecosystem. Specifically, from the ways we can nurture existing talent while attracting future talent to the collaboration that needs to take place among investors, government, academia, and other supportive fabric, these experts will unveil the secret sauce to establishing and evolving a booming technology community.