With an eye toward making Nassau County the new technological hub for New York State, and the region, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano welcomed members of a new Tech Task Team (T3), to the County’s Executive & Legislative Building this week, for its inaugural meeting.
The group’s goal is to address issues pertaining to the future of the tech industry, by first building on what has been accomplished already, and then using other members’ experience to guide the process.
“Our hope for this group is to allow information to flow freely and easily to help make Nassau County a recognized Tech Region that welcomes startups,” Mangano told those gathered at yesterday’s meeting. “We all know that technology is our future so we need to be on the forefront.”
The team is co-chaired by Andrew Hazen and Peter Goldsmith of LaunchPad, a high technology business accelerator in downtown Great Neck Plaza and Mineola, and plans to meet two to three times a year.
Other team members from the tech industry, include representatives from NYIT, Dealertrack Technologies, AccelerateLI, WebAir, Sandata and Verizon.
Goldsmith and Hazen recommended the team be formed in order to share ideas, support the technology community and promote the growth of tech companies, in Nassau County.
“Together, with other leaders in the industry, we will make our region more attractive to creative young minds that can power an innovative economy,” Mangano said