Celebrating 50 Years and an Extraordinary Journey

I can’t believe 2014 marks the 50 year anniversary of the TechAmerica Foundation Vision Forecast Conference! It’s been an extraordinary journey, one that the original founders would be proud to witness. Vision started off as a small endeavor—one that involved 30 to 40 people who examined only a few departments and agencies.  Today, it has…

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Corporate Tax Reform Stalled, Inversions Rev Up

When Congress returns next week, many of the same familiar tax issues (tax extenders, Marketplace Fairness Act, Internet Tax Freedom Act) will be waiting – not to mention the new growing concern over how to address corporate tax inversions. While there have been ongoing Congressional discussions of corporate tax reform and the need to lower…

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Lively Panel Discusses the Latest Cybersecurity

On July 31 in Newport Beach, the OC Tech Alliance and TechAmerica powered by CompTIA presented a lively forum on the timely issue of cybersecurity. Held at the law offices of Stradling, the event was attended by nearly 40 representatives of Southern California’s tech industry and academia. I moderated the event and it featured a…

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Digital Communication is Key to Moving the Needle on Capitol Hill

These days, the primary resource on Capitol Hill is digital communication. Nearly all 535 members of Congress, the entire executive branch of government and countless state and local bodes are using digital tools to communicate positions, ideas and policy movement, and to harness intelligence and data from opinion elites, industry players and the general public….

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From the Archives

  • American Global Competitiveness Requires Connected Communities of Health

    When I joined Allscripts in 1997, I knew we were going to do important things.  No industry is as essential as healthcare and I was convinced that Allscripts could make a difference using software and technology to improve the quality of care and reduce costs.  Today, Allscripts is leading a transformation that promises to contribute…