The St. Louis business community welcomed
ICSE 2005 by providing an unprecedented level of financial support
and made a strong commitment to a lasting and multifaceted impact by
the conference on the future of the region. The centerpiece of this
initiative is the inclusion of an Information Technology Summit into
the conference program.
Organized jointly by the St. Louis
RCGA’s Technology Gateway
Council and Washington University, the goal of the Summit is to
bring together 100 regional information technology (IT) leaders
to discuss and debate the components of a regional IT economic
development strategy--including workforce optimization, effective
use of IT by St. Louis Corporations, and entrepreneurship.
The work of the Summit will be
informed by an analysis
of the region’s IT industry cluster completed by the Battelle Memorial Institute for the RCGA in
2002 and by the combined experience of
regional IT leaders.
In 2002, the region’s business
and civic leadership committed itself to a regional economic
development strategy that focused
on the development of five industry clusters: plant and medical
sciences, IT, advanced manufacturing, financial services, and transportation/distribution.
The Summit offers a unique opportunity to bring together experts
and practitioners to discuss how best to develop the IT cluster.
Program (by invitation only)
|12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
||Lunch and Keynote
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
|3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
PM - 5:00 PM
||Facilitated Group Discussions
PM - 5:30 PM
Reception for Summit and ICSE Attendees
PM - 7:30 PM - An
opportunity to relax and enjoy good conversation
to discuss trends in Information Technology
to learn about this important St. Louis Regional initiative
to meet regional information technology leaders
to interact with representatives of 100 local companies.
Bob Coy (St. Louis RCGA) <email@example.com>
Senior Vice President for Entrepreneurial Development
Catalin Roman (Washington University) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering