The Louisiana Technology Council, like many organizations in South Louisiana, has had to whether the storm of reduced funding following Hurricane Katrina as support organizations focused elsewhere and the impact on non-profits of a recession. The organization has continued to forge forward with excellent programs and has expanded geographically into other parts of Louisiana. The organization has embarked on partnering with businesses and educational institutions to retain local talent and better educate out students. The LTC is doing its part to promote the knowledge based economic sector of technology. The President of the LTC, Mark Lewis, has the energy and passion that continues to move the organization forward in spite of economic challenges that have hit the region.
The Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) is a very active professional group of interest to technology professionals and companies using or selling technology services. The LTC organizes a wide variety of events to promote the understanding and use of technology across all types of public and private enterprises. Additionally, the LTC directly helps emerging technology companies establish themselves in Louisiana and provide networking opportunities for these new firms to find business possibilities among other local companies. The LTC also provides assistance to local, city, and the state government in technology assessments and helps to link public sector needs to local technology suppliers. The LTC also organizes events on such topics as the annual Homeland Security Forum, where key military and civilian leaders provide presentations on various aspects of Homeland Security with a focus on the local issues of southern Louisiana.
The Louisiana Technology Council is the leading Technology Establishment in the State of Louisiana. The LTC is the conduit that allows Technology companies to share best practices, resources and vision throughout our region. This Non profit organization has brought a tremendous amount of visibility to the many High Tech companies and opportunities that are present in the state of Lousisiana. This organization has been instrumental in rebuilding the South Louisiana Region into a National Technology Leader following the events of Hurricaine Katrina. Mark Lewis is a tireless advocate for Technology in the Region. The LTC's mission is to make Louisiana the "Technology Capital of the South" There is no other organization or venue that does more to make this a reality than the LTC. Mission accomplished. Keep up the Great work Mark!!
The LTC has consistently helped the technology industry in Louisiana by conducting numerous technology related events. These events are primarly in the form of education, but also allow for meaningful net working and exchange of ideas for people working in the technology community. The LTC has also helped raise the awareness of thechnology opportunities in Lousiana through vigorous disemination of technolgy issues in the state.
TECH CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH. LTC's mantra for Louisiana. The LTC, and its dynamic and energectic leader, Mark Lewis, have made it so. Reinvigorating the technology industry in Louisiana, the LTC continues to make great strides by serving as the one, unified state-wide voice for the burgeoning multifaceted technology industries and initiatives in the state. Whether you are a Louisiana technology business or want to do technology business in Louisiana, the LTC is the best seat in the house.
As a board member, I have seen the LTC organize countless technology events and provide invaluable public services though education. My firm has benefited from the relationships I have made over the years with my involvement with the LTC. This organization's dedication to excellent has made Lousisana the “Technology Capital of the South”.
The Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) has staying power. Not only is the organization a survivor of Katrina, more importantly it has been instrumental in bringing a whole new set of technology-based industries to our State to help rebuild our economy. We are quickly seeing the LTC become a model non-profit, and other States have now contacted us to find out how to do the same thing. Our company is delighted to help this non-profit in any way possible because we know that for each dollar we spend wit the LTC the economic impact is three to four times what we expected.
As a board member, I have watched the Louisiana Technology Council work tirelessly for years bring technology, jobs and education to Louisiana. The LTC is also responsible for networking companies, universities and municipalities together in order to enhance business relationships and promote the exchange of information, ideas and educational programs in the region. The dedication of this organization has done and continues to do an excellent job in developing the LTC as the “Technology Capital of the South”.
I have been associated with the LTC for some time and have served as a Board member for over three years. The LTC has been a tremendous boost and aid to the South Louisiana region. The key members and Board members are extremely dedicated IT professional and honestly want to help business and the economy grow in our region. Mark Lewis and his staff are very effective and professional. Since Katrina, the LTC has been instrumental in helping ogranizations come back to South Louisiana and promoting new business ventures.
Our company has been involved with the Louisiana Technology Council since its origination. The LTC has done a fantastic job bringing together leaders throughout the state of Louisiana to promote technology awareness, collaboration and educational improvement opportunities in the industry. The LTC provides the spark necessary to promote collaboration with technology professionals to increase the services provided and the competitive ability of practitioners within Louisiana. The organization has provided numerous educational opportunities to the inexperienced and experienced professionals in order to improve the skillsets available within our region. The LTC members benefit greatly from the various community outreach programs led by the council's staff as a mechanism to increase funding available for continuation of the LTC as well as membership involvement with colleagues. I have been impressed with the LTC's proactive posture and desire to make things happen by getting engaged in all aspects of improving the technology industry in Louisiana. They are results oriented and have been a significant player and resource in assisting technology companies with their research and support activities. The LTC has facilitated an increase in economic activity throughout Louisiana. It has broadened the skills of professionals and the industry as a whole.