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NH Tech Alliance announces 2023 Innovation Summit agenda

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The NH Tech Alliance recently shared the program outline for their 2023 Innovation Summit, presented by Big Network.

The event — which attracts over 200 entrepreneurs, tech executives, investors, legislators, higher ed and other industry partners — will focus on disruption and leading through change through the lens of AI, startups and the challenges of innovating in New Hampshire.

The keynote speaker will be Kedar Gupta, co-founder of GT Equipment (now GT Solar), who built a globally recognized, clean technology business from the ground up. Gupta later founded four other companies and is now an active investor.

Speakers at the event include:

Valentine Goddard, who will discuss how AI is redefining business, is on the advisory council on AI of Canada and a United Nations expert in AI policy and governance.

Mike Del Santo from Mainstay Technologies will tell businesses how to safeguard their systems against new and future AI threats.

A panel including James McKim (Organizational Ignition), Grace Wilson Marshall (FSST) and Ryan King (Northeast Delta Dental) will discuss how AI is impacting the candidate and employee experience.

Business leaders who have successfully incorporated AI into their business and what challenges they faced.

The summit will also feature a panel discussion with Jason Syversen (SportsVisio), Jeromy Grimmett (Rogue Space Systems) and David Kovar (URSA Inc) about the difficulties they face when innovating in New Hampshire. Additionally, entrepreneurs Jason Walker and James St. Jean will share their journey of leading their organizations through a successful exit.

Heather Lavoie, Tom Daly and Bob Goldstein will also discuss the challenges of leadership throughout the entrepreneurship journey.

“The speaker lineup for this year’s event contains some of the most successful people in tech in our state,” said Julie Demers, executive director of the NH Tech Alliance. “We’re excited to bring the industry together once a year for this annual event.”

The Innovation Summit will be held on October 17 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Visit for more information and to buy tickets.


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