Panel Discussion: Innovation & Expertise on the Border: October 2007

In October 2007 I was honored to serve in a panel discussion about technology on the border for the Biztech tradeshow.

Mr. Able Rodriguez of KINT TV was the moderator.

The panel consisted of:

Pablo Salcido who discussed the highlights of economic development technology initiatives in the Paso Del Norte region. Pablo Salcido is the Chief Operating Officer of The Paso Del Norte Group.

El Paso City manager, Joyce Wilson spoke about government leadership by example.

Mr. Peter Cooper, County IT Director – discussed Crossing the Digital Divide and how Digital El Paso led the way in municipal internet access, how it is different and how public, private partnerships can overcome obstacles.

Mr. Ebetuel “Beto” Palleres, Executive Director of Trans-Pecos/El Paso Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC) – talked about The Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

Mr. Martín Paredes, CEO, Cognent, Inc. discussed Regional and global opportunities for local businesses.

The Power Point Presentation may be downloaded here.