Fred Talks build on Cleveland Foundation founder Frederick Harris Goff’s legacy of innovative thinking by inviting community members to learn, engage with one another, and champion new ideas in conversations with local and national thoughtleaders. Each event features a thought-provoking conversation, public Q&A session, and facilitated roundtable discussions that challenge attendees to become Cleveland’s next champions for change.
"How to Build a Digital Economy in Cleveland” will explore the challenges and opportunities to develop a strong information and communications technology (IT) ecosystem in Greater Cleveland as an engine for economic and resident growth. The next wave in the IT revolution, the Internet-of-everything wave, is imminent. In order to remain competitive, our region must support IT infrastructure, development and commercialization efforts that connect today and tomorrow’s workforce with the digital revolution.
Danna Bailey, VP Coporate Communications, EPB
Lev Gonick, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of OneCommunity
Shilpa Kedar, Program Director for Economic Development, Cleveland Foundation
Louis A. Zacharilla, Director of Development, Intelligent Community Forum
This conversation will be moderated by City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop.
We invite you to join us as we discuss the importance of developing a strong IT economy in our region, key learnings from successful initiatives in other communities and the unique possibilities for Cleveland and Cleveland’s residents in the digital revolution.
Come talk and think with us.