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2013 ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS REPORT
Transforming the Voice of Central Texas Tech
DEAR ATC MEMBERS, COMMUNITY
MEMBERS & FRIENDS,
Transformation was a key theme for ATC in 2013 and the initiatives
selected...
REGIONAL ROADMAP
Over the last year, the ATC Board, our members, and community stakeholders undertook a comprehensive
stra...
ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
Introduced at the CEO Summit in May, ATC’s 2013 Economic Impact Study transformed community percepti...
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
The ATC Foundation continued to transform the way our community approaches STEM and related talent
c...
LIFE SCIENCES DEVELOPMENT
Since the life sciences community found a home with ATC 4 years ago, the sector has become an in...
RECORD NUMBERS
ATC saw record numbers in 2013, with an increase across the board in membership, event participation,
reven...
STAKEHOLDER DEVELOPMENT
The public and private sector interest in entering or seeking
alignment with Austin tech has never...
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
ATC’s member and leadership rosters were strengthened to reflect the diverse needs and shared prior...
THANK YOU TO THE 2013 BOARD
The ATC Board is led by an expert and innovative group of technology and life science executiv...
THANK YOU TO EVENT
PARTICIPANTS
Adam Lyons

Jonathan Greenberg

Miranda Ippolito

Adm. Bobby R. Inman

Joseph Kopser

Naki...
THANK YOU TO MEMBERS

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ABOUT THE AUSTIN
TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
The Austin Technology Council (ATC) is the voice of Central Texas’ diverse and thrivin...
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Austin Technology Council 2013 Annual Highlights

  1. 1. 2013 ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS REPORT Transforming the Voice of Central Texas Tech
  2. 2. DEAR ATC MEMBERS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS & FRIENDS, Transformation was a key theme for ATC in 2013 and the initiatives selected for this annual Highlights Report reflect that focus. Regional Roadmap The ATC Board, our members, and community stakeholders completed a comprehensive strategic planning process to guide ATC’s support of Central Texas tech and ATC’s evolving role. Economic Impact Study We introduced the 2013 Economic Study which transformed community perception of tech’s impact on the region. Workforce Development Work continued on the ATC Foundation, transforming the way our community approaches STEM and related talent challenges. Life Sciences Development In anticipation of coming growth, ATC accelerated our work to strengthen and integrate the life sciences sector. “A strategic community commitment to sustain and enhance the benefits tech delivers to the region is an absolute necessity.” Record Numbers It was a groundbreaking year for our market and, as the gateway to Central Texas tech, our numbers reflect that. Stakeholder Education To meet increased public and private sector interest in entering or seeking alignment with Austin tech, ATC initiated stakeholder education on the diversity and strengths of Central Texas tech. Leadership Development ATC strengthened member and leadership rosters to reflect the diverse needs and shared priorities of Central Texas tech and life science companies. In 2014, ATC will build on these and other initiatives, further integrating the tech community and strengthening our region’s growing reputation as a new model of tech opportunity, engagement, and success. Thanks to all of you who were part of our growing community in 2013! And special thanks to the ATC Board under the leadership of Chair Joel Trammell. The impact of their commitment last year will be apparent for many years to come. 2 Julie Huls President & CEO, Austin Technology Council
  3. 3. REGIONAL ROADMAP Over the last year, the ATC Board, our members, and community stakeholders undertook a comprehensive strategic planning process. This provided an extraordinary compass for the direction of Central Texas tech and ATC’s evolving role. As a result, the first coordinated steps toward addressing regional talent, capital, integration, and economic development priorities are mapped and underway. Tech Talent Develop blueprint and community to address Austin technology talent and workforce challenges Capital Develop blueprint and community to improve the capital climate Market Development Through data collection, analysis, and education, accelerate the tech ecosystem Life Sciences Integrate and strengthen the life sciences sector Tech Brand Develop and support Austin’s brand as a leading tech ecosystem and model innovation community Tech Integration Tech integration, community inclusion, and diversity in tech 3
  4. 4. ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY Introduced at the CEO Summit in May, ATC’s 2013 Economic Impact Study transformed community perception of tech’s impact on the region. The report revealed that a full 20% of the GRP ($21B) and 1 in 5 regional jobs derive from tech activity. These statistics, compounded by increased global competition for resources, make a strategic community commitment to sustain and enhance the benefits tech delivers an absolute necessity. “Tech’s involvement in building a strong community, not just a strong economy, is critical to any sustainable regional future. The investment we make today in meeting the immediate and future needs of our community will make the difference in Austin’s long-term health as an innovation-based economy.” 4 Tom Meredith Co-Founder & Chairman Meritage Capital LLC
  5. 5. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT The ATC Foundation continued to transform the way our community approaches STEM and related talent challenges. 2014 will provide a new perspective and commitment to improving regional awareness of tech’s number one challenge. Gene Austin, CEO, Bazaarvoice, Daniel Pianko, Managing Director, University Ventures and Susanne Bowen, ATC Foundation Chair propose new solutions to the region’s tech talent challenges at the ATC CEO Summit. “Hiring and retaining talent continues to be the number one priority for tech and life sciences. The ATC Foundation is serving an important need to encourage STEM education and careers for Central Texas students.” Susanne Bowen CEO PeopleAdmin 5
  6. 6. LIFE SCIENCES DEVELOPMENT Since the life sciences community found a home with ATC 4 years ago, the sector has become an integral part of the Central Texas tech story. Through the work of the Life Sciences Advisory Council, we are working to identify and solve challenges facing these companies, developing shared objectives with the greater tech community, and ensuring life sciences interest and expertise are included in relevant Central Texas development discussions. ATC President and CEO Julie Huls leading a CEO Series event, which serves life sciences and tech leaders. “With the medical school clearly on track to happen, the life sciences sector has large potential for growth and a continued positive impact on our community. Our priorities, which are quite similar to those identified by traditional technology companies, need to be heard and incorporated into future plans. ATC provides that avenue as well as a gateway we need to the broader business community.” 6 Gary Sabins President & CEO Renascent Medical, Inc.
  7. 7. RECORD NUMBERS ATC saw record numbers in 2013, with an increase across the board in membership, event participation, revenue and more. 5,372 ATTENDEES Over 5,000 people attended ATC events including ATC Battle of the Tech Bands, member happy hours, and policy conferences. AT 42 ATC EVENTS 1,126 IN MENTIONS ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS 8,600 MEMBERS ON EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST 18,350 UNIQUE WEBSITE VISITORS 742 HITS MEDIA 225+ ATC MEMBER COMPANIES 7
  8. 8. STAKEHOLDER DEVELOPMENT The public and private sector interest in entering or seeking alignment with Austin tech has never been greater. Articulating the diversity and strengths of the Central Texas tech sector to stakeholder interests was a priority in 2013. In 2014, we’ll continue to leverage that interest toward ATC’s strategic priorities. ATC is the preferred gateway to Central Texas tech. “Upcoming public policy initiatives and legislative action will be critical to our future success. The ATC Stakeholder Advisory Council intends to advance the interests of the regional tech community among elected officials and other stakeholders in Washington D.C. and Texas to implement meaningful policy solutions which will benefit the entire technology industry.” Alan Schoenbaum SVP & General Counsel Rackspace From left to right: Regional tech leaders meet with U.S. Senator John Cornyn on patent reform; Congressman Lamar Smith and Cybersecurity expert, Fred Chang discuss cybersecurity challenges; ATC Senior Advisor, Grover Bynum and Rackspace General Counsel, Alan Schoenbaum discuss innovation policy with Congressman Michael McCaul. 8
  9. 9. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ATC’s member and leadership rosters were strengthened to reflect the diverse needs and shared priorities of Central Texas tech and life science companies. This unprecedented coalition of regional tech leadership enters 2014 positioned as never before. ADVISORY COUNCILS In addition to the ATC Board, over 60 regional tech leaders have committed to advance ATC’s core mission, priorities and roadmap by serving on an ATC Advisory Council: Tech Talent Identify opportunities to alleviate immediate and short-term workforce development gaps. Capital Identify opportunities to more efficiently provide access to capital to Central Texas’ high-growth tech companies. Life Sciences Connect ecosystem leaders with resources that accelerate the growth of this early-stage ecosystem. “There’s not another organization in Austin—or the country—that exceeds ATC in executive-level engagement or tech’s commitment to pave a path that other markets will emulate.” Kevin Callahan Co-Founder MapMyFitness Stakeholder Develops awareness and validators for ATC’s core mission and initiatives. Introduces key validators to the Austin market. TECH TALENT ADVISORY COUNCIL ATC BOARD CAPITAL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER COMPANIES ATC FOUNDATION LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY COUNCIL STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY COUNCIL 9
  10. 10. THANK YOU TO THE 2013 BOARD The ATC Board is led by an expert and innovative group of technology and life science executives and advocates who are committed to growing the technology sector in Central Texas. This group of leaders and the members of the Advisory Councils represents an unparalleled and diverse coalition of influence and vision. Executive Committee Chairman - Joel Trammell, CEO, Khorus President - Julie Huls, President and CEO, ATC Treasurer - Scott Tynes, CEO, Consero Global Solutions Board Secretary - Milam Newby, Partner, Vinson & Elkins Cindy WalkerPeach, PhD, Director, BioScience, Austin Technology Incubator Dennis Howard, CIO, Visa Board of Directors David Altounian, Asst. Professor, Entrepreneurship, St. Edward’s University John Arrow, Founder & Chairman of the Board, Mutual Mobile Bill Arend, Managing Director, Oracle Lynn Atchison, CFO, HomeAway Rob Bridges, Managing Director, Wortham Kevin Callahan, Co- Founder, MapMyFitness Mark McClain, CEO, SailPoint Technologies Joe Hewell, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Private Wealth Gary Sabins, President & CEO, Renascent Medical, Inc. 10
  11. 11. THANK YOU TO EVENT PARTICIPANTS Adam Lyons Jonathan Greenberg Miranda Ippolito Adm. Bobby R. Inman Joseph Kopser Nakia Alan Knitowski Josh Alexander Nathan Baumeister Alan Schoenbaum Josh Levine Pat Noonan Allen Sockwell Joshua Baer Paul Lammers Ana Ward Julie Huls René van de Zande Andrew Rasiej Justin Freeman René Yang Betsy Neidel Kevin Callahan Richard Seline Bill Arend Lanham Napier Rick Orr Bill Bock Laura Kilcrease Rob Neville Bob Metcalfe Leland Lockhart Robin Thurston Brett Hurt Lynn Atchison Ross Buhrdorf Brian Hall Mark McClain Senator Jerry Moran Brian Kelsey Martin Taylor Senator John Cornyn Bryan Jones Melissa Anthony-Sinn Shelly VanDyke Byron Lichtenberg Melissa Fruge Stephanie Lucie Cathy Fulton Michael Raiford Sue Snyder Colette Laforce Mickey Ristroph Susanne Bowen Congressman Lamar Smith Mike Aeschliman Tim O’Reilly Congressman Michael McCaul Mike Maples, Jr Tom Kowalski David Altounian Mike McGeary Tom Meredith David O’Rourke Milam Newby Wendy Salinas Dennis McWilliams Derek Willis Edwin Chien Eric Huey Fred Change Gail Page Gary Sabins Gene Austin Geoff Moore Gerardo Interiano Hugh Forrest Jacqueline S. Martin James Oury Jeffrey Dachis Jessica Scorpio Jim Curry Joel Trammell John Arrow John Kinzell John Menchaca John Potthoff John Swainson John Thornton More than 1,100 startup employees and innovators kicked off Austin Startup Week with ATC’s Battle of the Tech Bands. Here, Valerie Cason, Director of Sales and Marketing at ATC, thanks event judges including SXSW Interactive’s Hugh Forrest, doStuff Media’s Adi Anand, BalconyTV’s Barbara Rappaport, Josh Baer of Capital Factory, and Jon Loyens and Justin Petro of The Midgetmen! 11
  12. 12. THANK YOU TO MEMBERS 12
  13. 13. ABOUT THE AUSTIN TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL The Austin Technology Council (ATC) is the voice of Central Texas’ diverse and thriving technology and life sciences industries, representing 1200 technology executives, 200 companies and over 60,000 employees. The Austin technology sector contributes $21 billion annually to the regional economy and supports 26% of local jobs. By convening Austin’s top technology executives, ATC is leading the effort to meet the future needs of the industry through increased access to capital, new and diverse technical talent in the region, mentorship for emerging companies, and connectivity across the industry and with key stakeholders in Texas and around the world. Contact Us 412 Congress Avenue, Suite 200 Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 394-8260 interest@austintechnologycouncil.org Connect With Us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustinTechCouncil Twitter: @ATCouncil LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/austin-technology-council www.austintechnologycouncil.org 13

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