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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Skip Newberry

Date: 11:30am PST November 16, 2016 Location: J.R. Howard Hall, Room 302

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J.R. Howard Hall, Room 302

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Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Meet Skip Newberry, President and CEO of Technology Association of Oregon, and hear about the Portland landscape for tech hiring, what skills you need in the coming years, and how to market yourself.

Skip is a frequent speaker on technology trends and topics, economic development, public-private partnerships and civic innovation. Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster. While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open source software procurement policy at the municipal level, an award-winning regional open data initiative and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund. Previously, Skip was a corporate and IP attorney and entrepreneur.Skip is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TECNA, Technology Councils of North America, which is a global network of technology and entrepreneurship associations, and he serves on advisory boards for Wells Fargo and Worksystems, Inc. Skip is also a 2012 recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award. When he’s not working on behalf of the region’s tech industry, Skip enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family.


Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Career Center.

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