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Innovation on display at ROC Tech Conference

RTC19 an opportunity to learn from the experts

Robert J. Duffy

Robert J. Duffy

Artificial intelligence, cloud technology, talent strategy, and digital transformation. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again partner with Innovative Solutions on the 2019 ROC Tech Conference at which these topics, and dozens more, will be explained and discussed.

Effectively incorporating technology into our personal and professional lives has never been more important. With such limited time, efficiency is key. Efficiency in running your business, in hiring new employees, in marketing your efforts, and in expending resources.

This year’s ROC Tech Conference focuses on emerging issues in an effort to proactively address the most critical issues we all face every day. Ask any CEO about their greatest challenge and chances are “attraction and retention of talent” will be at the top of the list. As the regional lead for talent strategy and workforce development, Rochester Chamber is excited that sourcing, recruiting, hiring, and retaining top technology talent is a focus of this year’s conference.

In addition to talent, we frequently hear about the difficulties surrounding marketing budget limitations. Lack of funds for advertising can make promoting your business and products exceedingly difficult. Even companies with the resources necessary to market often struggle with figuring out how to maximize the utility of those dollars.  This conference addresses how data-driven decisions can drive your bottom line and drive your ROI in digital marketing.

RTC19 is your chance to be with a room full of technology and business influencers, hear from 22 nationally and internationally renowned speakers, and learn how to better incorporate technology in your everyday life. There has never been a more important time than now to have these conversations, and Rochester Chamber is proud to help facilitate this opportunity.

Robert J. Duffy is president and CEO of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

Technology movement growing in Rochester

Justin Copie, 35, of Webster is the owner and CEO of Innovative Solutions

Justin Copie

What a time to be alive. Even though it seems that every era is dubbed the “greatest,” we live in what is truly a remarkable time. Named the Fourth Industrial Revolution by the World Economic Forum, we are now seeing companies fundamentally change the way we live, work and relate to one another through the fusion of physical, digital and biological worlds. This transformation is happening right now. Yes, right here in Rochester, we’re watching our community move through a renaissance, as we embrace a new era defined by people and technology, in that order.

When we launched the ROC Tech Conference in 2017, we didn’t know it would help fuel a movement, perhaps a renaissance, in Rochester, this amazing community we call home. It’s time.

We are so excited to welcome world-renowned thought leaders such as Ben Nemtin, Alex Banayan, and Eliot Horowitz to Rochester to share their knowledge. It’s amazing to have a community filled with local experts share their stories and lessons learned in the fields of information security, cloud, digital transformation, business intelligence and software development.

With close to 500 tech leaders attending RTC19 next week, we will walk away with a great experience. Experiences we share together will help lead the movement in this community to become leaders in technology adoption. Perhaps, our community will be known as the east coast Silicon Valley before anyone thought possible.

Justin Copie is owner and CEO of Innovative Solutions.

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