How the OITA is helping technology companies in Ohio is of relevance to all in the Tri-State Region. Nick York the president of OITA joins Security Confidential in this episode and discusses the many activities OITA is involved with. In addition to being the president of OITA, Nick is an entrepreneur and an attorney with 20 years of practice experience and a strategic advisor to large and small companies, non-profits, and educational institutions. Nick is the co-founder of and serves as the CEO of the Transom Group.

Nick has served as Vice-Chair of the University of Akron Board of Trustees, focused extensively on Strategic Planning and Student Success initiatives. He has been a champion of entrepreneurship on the national level as a Board Member of the National Small Business Association (NSBA) in Washington, DC, and as Vice-Chair of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) the largest small business member organizations in the country.

Nick is also a Co-founder of the Mindful Nation Foundation (MNF). Inspired by the book, A Mindful Nation, Nick helped launch the organization to bring together the best in cognitive science, community leadership, and proven techniques to develop programs to improve the lives of Veterans, Children, Teachers, Healthcare providers, and Leaders.

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The following topics are discussed in this episode

00:00 Introduction

01:37 What is the OITA

03:10 Environment for startups in Ohio

05:08 DeWine,Husted, and Ervan Rodgers Leadership in Technology

07:11 Innovate Ohio

12:27 Origins of the OITA and Its’ mission

15:09 Reforms in Procurement in the State of Ohio

20:44 Cybersecurity focus in the State of Ohio

23:36 Cybersecurity, protecting the infrastructure

28:02 Hot Potato complex in cybersecurity

31:41 2021 OITA policy and initiatives

37:03 OITA membership engagement

39:03 OITA events in 5G, Tech Talent, Tech Disruption, and Smart Mobility

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