New Organizational Structure Better Reflects Innovative and Diverse Nature of Membership
Washington, DC –TechAmerica, the leading U.S. technology trade association, today announced a new organizational structure as part of a new business model that better reflects the evolving nature of its members and positions the Association to deliver the most effective and efficient services in the means that best suit their needs.
The new business model takes TechAmerica’s offerings and seamlessly blends the expertise in advocacy, top-tier networking events, and exclusive industry knowledge and insights into two key areas of focus – Public Policy & Advocacy, and Business Networking & Intelligence. This model capitalizes on TechAmerica’s reach from state capitals, to Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., the EU, China and beyond, and leverages the diversity of the membership, from global technology leaders to the startups who are breaking new ground every day.
The new integrated and nimble organizational structure reflects strategic reductions in locations, personnel and programs, and investments that are critical to members. These strategic decisions increase the TechAmerica reach by redirecting resources to serve a wider swath of the technology community in both an online and offline environment.
“Our membership is comprised of the most innovative organizations from around the world, the very companies who are driving the U.S. economic recovery,” said TechAmerica President & CEO Shawn Osborne. “Our focus each and every day is to drive value, deliver positive outcomes and advocate on behalf of our members and their interests. This refined model will further capitalize on the diversity of TechAmerica’s membership, our global leadership and our top-tier networking events.”
Within the Public Policy and Advocacy structure, TechAmerica will continue to focus on leading the issues that are of the greatest importance to its members including cloud, big data, cybersecurity, government procurement, tax and workforce at the state, federal and international level. The Association will continuously work with its members to identify and drive the industry’s top priorities, key initiatives and the issues that are unique to the different markets the Association serves.
In the area of Business Networking and Intelligence, the new TechAmerica model pairs the offline opportunities the Association offers with innovative online services and programs. This affords members the opportunity to not only gather business intelligence and network with fellow members in their region and sector but across TechAmerica’s entire ecosystem.
The TechAmerica Foundation will maintain its position of importance.
“Our goal at TechAmerica is to drive value for our members, deliver positive outcomes and focus on advocating for our members’ competitive interests,” said Peter J. Boni, Chairman of the TechAmerica Board of Directors and President & CEO of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. “This new structure equips the organization to do just that. This type of strategic thinking is exactly why we brought Shawn on board and, as both a board member and TechAmerica member, I’m extremely pleased with the new focus.”
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TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,000 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry’s only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing). Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org.