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.
I am a founding board member of the technology council. I have been involved for over 10 years. The organization has been a consistent focal point for the community when it comes to the Technology Industry. The leadership has been steadfast in its focus and mission to promote and support the capabilities and success of the state in the area of technology. Many programs and events are produced year-round. They deliver extreme value to the community for the cost of membership and continue to amaze the community with how much their dedicated staff and leadership can do with a limited budget.
The LTC continues to grow as an effective economic development vehicle for companies in Louisiana,and those considering locating here. LTC, with its many forums, is bringing forward and recognizing the various assets of companies here in our state. The strength of LTC is its structure and dedication of its membership. LTC continues to grow its resources and deliverables by collaborating with universities, the regional business development divisions of the cities Chamber Of Commerce, along with private and public companies.
I have been a Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) member for about 10-years and was nominated and accepted as a Board of Directors member a couple of years ago. During my tenure as a member, I have seen the transition, transformation, and growth of the LTC. The LTC leadership and operations team does a tremendous job in coordinating, facilitating, and brokering across industry, technology, academia, and government. The LTC takes a vendor-neutral approach, not allowing the “big boys” to take control, making sure there is an equal voice heard from small, medium, and large member organizations. Mark Lewis and his team have done a tremendous job to reach out to broader communities and organizations, and reach across geographic and community boundaries to enhance the membership and instill the inclusiveness necessary for the LTC to thrive and grow. The LTC has formulated a wide variety of programs and events that easily touch and support the needs of its wide range of member organizations. The networking, partnerships, and information sharing that is provided through the events, special interest groups, and technology forums is most valuable to any organization that must maintain and grow to remain viable in today’s evolving business environment. There are many a long story that can be told about the morphing, adjusting, right-sizing, positioning, and posturing that has been the symbol of flexibility and the vision to the future that the LTC has successfully demonstrated over the years. The foundation has been laid and the proof is in the pudding!
I have been a part of the Louisiana Technology Council for over 10 years and a member of the board for many years. Over that time span, I have seen the organization grow to be a vital part of the technology community, not only in New Orleans but in the region. The strong leadership of this organization has worked to provide a forum for all aspects of technology to come together. The organization spans the true technical sector through to the business sector as well as bridging into the educational sector allowing for young, talented individuals to get involved while pursuing their academic career. By providing educational and networking forums for students, they enter the business world already familiar with what this organization has to continue to offer as they move through their career. The other important function that this organization provides is that it is not industry specific but crosses all industries that are important to the region and provides value to both the small and large companies that operate in the region.
The LTC is a central driver aiming to strengthen the state's economic base through the development of technology based jobs in Louisiana. The organization has the experience and talent necessary to bring disparate community groups and businesses together, settling upon a single focus, or mission. Mark Lewis and the organization are efficient and effective, use their precious resources wisely, and are respected throought the state as leaders in technology.
LTC has worked tirelessly to tie industry, service providers, educators and the workforce together through a networking and teaming approach to business development, beneficial to all. We can readily see results across all technology capabilities and needs and a definitive increase in business results. This has had a strong economic impact on the overall technology industry and the workforce throughout southeast LA and is spreading both west and north. Continued success!!
Much has already been written about the tremendous things the LTC has done and continues to do for this community. In a time when we see far too many dysfunctional organizations, the LTC stands out as a shining example of what a not-for-profit organization can accomplish on a shoestring budget, and with countless hours of effort volunteered by dedicated members.
I have served on the LTC Board for over 10 years, and seen the organization grow in membership, service, recognition, and prestige. LTC's President, Mark Lewis, has steadily advanced the organization to be a leader in technology issues across the State of Louisiana, and gains exposure daily on a wider scale. Strong support comes from the comminity through Board participation, event planning and financial committment. Committee activities nurtured by LTC leadership benefits members and non-members through education, skills up-grade and outreach to expand the technology sector in the region. Post Katrina, LTC provided incubator offices for small companies flooded out of their own facility, as well as for new companies relocating to New Orleans. LTC solicited and recieved donated hardware which was then rented along with very affordable office rates so these companies could participate in the recovery of the region. They also received State grants to assist companies in developing websites and web services, which greatly helped those concerns ramp up their business.
I have been associated with this organization for 15 + years. I believe in its mission and have faith in and respect for Mark Lewis and his staff. This is a place where you can be exposed to the technological advancements and capabilities in the State of Louisiana. It is a place where you can take advantage of programs, forums, and events for personal development the development of your organization.
I have been a BOD member of the LTC since 2002 specifically to support the efforts of the LTC in their quest to build relationships and synergies between business, government and education to build the region as the "Technology Capital of the South". The LTC lead my Mark Lewis, the second major reason I have been a board member and major sponsor, has performed in a stellar fashion while pursuing it's goals and growing the value added that is necessary to help the region expand. Post Katrina the LTC has been a bright spot in so many ways including providing consulting, infrastructure, and management support to fledgling and large organizations. The LTC has exemplified what such an organization liek this could and should be doing to capture the hearts and minds of so many to promote growth and expansion of technology. My hat is off to the LTC and it's dedicated leader, Mark Lewis.