Metro Hartford Alliance To Host CT, Israel Technology Conference Next Week

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Companies in Connecticut and Israel are getting together on Wednesday in Wallingford to discuss technology and collaboration in an all day conference.

The event is sponsored by Metro Hartford Alliance will include discussions on “Technology Challenges Facing Today’s Industries,” “Doing Business with Israel” and “Emerging Technologies to Meet Tomorrow’s Demands.”

Speakers are scheduled from University of Connecticut, The Hartford, United Technologies, Gartner, Briefcam, and Hartford Hospital. The conference will be at the Oakdale in Wallingford.

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One thought on “Metro Hartford Alliance To Host CT, Israel Technology Conference Next Week

  1. Denise Brodey

    Doug: Thank you so much for mentioning the Tech Summit. I thought you might want to see the most recent release. It talks about the pipeline of business from Israel and how MetroHartford Alliance works with Jewish Federation to build relationships that are successful and innovative.

    MetroHartford Alliance and Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford:
    Business Matchmakers for Biotech, CyberSecurity and Finance
    Power-networking a big part of June 12, Third Annual Connecticut-Israel Technology Summit

    Hartford, Conn. (June 7, 2013) – Doing business in a cutting-edge industry of technology can be fairly cut-throat, but that’s not the case in Connecticut. Area business interested in Israeli technologies are opening their C-suite doors and participating in ‘business matches’ with Israeli-based companies that are considering a U.S. presence. The Third Annual Connecticut-Israel Technology Summit, which will be held on June 12 at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut, will attract business leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, academic, government and healthcare, biotech, cyber-security, sustainability and security industries.

    The Summit, now in its third year, is a collaboration and the business matchmaking strategy are a collaborative effort between MetroHartford Alliance, the region’s economic development leader and Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a philanthropic organization that has deep roots in both the local and Israeli business world.

    “The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s goal is to create an atmosphere in which any businessperson can learn from and experience what Israel has to offer companies in our area,” said Laura Zimmerman, Vice President of Jewish Public Affairs for Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. “Even in a high-tech industry, it is the people-to-people connections and the cultural understanding of each other that ensure future success.”

    As part of the 2013 program, Catherine Smith, commissioner of economic and community development for the state of Connecticut and Nili Shalev, economic minister to North America for Israel, will present the first-ever CT-Israel Collaboration Award to four companies that over the last year have successfully partnered. Governor Malloy and Ido Aharoni, Consul General, Israel, have a collaborative relationship. Consul General Aharoni will give an overview of the importance of global leadership and the strength of Israel’s start-up culture.

    “We are excited to see matches made grow into sustainable businesses,” said Sandra Johnson, Vice President and Director of Business Development for MetroHartford Alliance. The state is a leader in emerging technologies, including aerospace, biotech, healthcare, cybersecurity and manufacturing that align with Israeli technology.

    To date, Hartford Hospital, Gartner, Briefcam, LLC,The Hartford, United Technologies Corporation,University of Connecticut,The Department of Economic and Community Development and the BIRD, the Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation are scheduled to participate.

    To further promote exchanges, the conference will have a segment devoted to small group roundtable discussions, joining together people with varied experiences and expertise in life sciences, security and technologies.

    The Third Annual Connecticut-Israel Technology Summit is presented by the MetroHartford Alliance and the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. Gold Sponsors include: Cantor Colburn, LLP, Pullman & Comley, LLC, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. The event will take place from 11a.m.-6:00p.m. at The Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. Tickets are $72/per person and include a Kosher buffet luncheon. To register, visit


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