Friday, 27 October 2017 14:18

Saratoga Partnership Announces Second Annual Prosperity Summit

Jodi Shelton. Photo provided. 

MALTA – The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the county’s designated economic development agency, announced this week that the leader of an influential semiconductor trade association will deliver a keynote address at the second annual Saratoga County Prosperity Summit on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. 

With a theme of “Exploring the ‘Next Wave’ of Opportunity for Saratoga County,” the event will also feature keynotes from CEOs of top technology firms with a presence and impact in the region.

Jodi Shelton, co-founder, president and board director of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)—widely regarded as the most important global voice for the semiconductor industry—will speak to attendees about the significant impact and importance of the region’s technology sector, led by the continued growth of GlobalFoundries and its Fab 8 advanced manufacturing facility in Malta. She will also discuss emerging trends in the worldwide semiconductor market, and highlight opportunities for businesses in Tech Valley and across the Northeast to capitalize on the integration of computer chip technology in nearly every industry.

Also delivering keynotes at the event are Rick Whitney, CEO of M+W Americas and Greg Moran, president and CEO of OutMatch

The summit, which is open to the public, will also feature a pair of panel discussions:

“Smart Cities: How Infrastructure, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Intersect to Drive Next-Generation Communities,” with panelists Chris Covell, president, SmartWatt Energy; Tony Civitella, CEO, Transfinder; and Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan.

“Building the Ecosystem – What a Technology Startup Needs to be Successful,” with panelists Peter Kalish from General Electric R&D and SCORE; Nick Mesiti, Patent Attorney and Partner at Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti P.C.; and John Schneiter of Free Form Fibres.

For more information, including details on registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit Registration is also available on the website

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