Austin Technology Council Gathers Technology Executives for Day of Industry Exploration

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Technology Council will host its annual CEO Summit on Monday, Oct. 17, at Hilton Austin from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event, exclusive to C-suite executives, presidential leadership, and managing directors of corporate offices, provides a platform for networking and learning that extends far beyond the half-day summit.

Between networking, drinks and dinner, attendees will engage in panel discussions on topics including the changing nature of work roles, the future of funding for entrepreneurs and cybersecurity risks and recovery methods. Sarah Jones Simmer, serial entrepreneur, funding expert, former chief operating officer of Bumble, cancer survivor and current chief executive officer at startup Found, will end the night with her keynote speech on the power of resiliency.

“As Austin has emerged to be one of the country’s premier technology hubs, mutual guidance is key to scaling rapid growth,” Thom Singer, CEO at ATC, said. “The summit is a breakthrough experience for strapped CEOs, C-Suites and technology leaders, giving them the opportunity to step back from the day-to-day time crunch and collaborate with their peers at a grassroots level.”

Austin’s technology-related jobs total approximately 185,000, or close to 17% of all jobs, compared to 9% nationally, contributing to the industry’s steady growth over the past decade. Behind Austin’s growing technology sector is a powerful C-suite representing ATC members with ideas that advance the mission of developing life-altering technologies.

“Austin is a city at the forefront of innovation and how its leaders choose to engage with each other now will dictate success in the future,” Scott Francis, ATC’s chairman of the board and CEO and co-founder of BP3 Global Inc., said. “Making Austin a better place for technology companies to thrive is ultimately what the summit is all about.”

For more information on the CEO Summit visit the website.

About Austin Technology Council

As the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas, the Austin Technology Council is a unifying voice and collaborative platform for innovation and technology, supporting the growth goals of its member businesses by providing knowledge and access in the areas of capital, talent, business mentoring, and networking.