From the President of Digital Rochester

Brian Carroll
President

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE BECOME INVOLVED IN DIGITAL ROCHESTER?

With a reach exceeding 5000 technology professionals, Digital Rochester is well positioned to execute our mission to strengthen and grow the region’s technology community through education and relationship development. Digital Rochester brings technology professionals together as a community to support professional growth that starts at the individual level, strengthens corporate competence, and ultimately encourages growth of technology within the Rochester region. Digital Rochester provides individual and corporate members a forum for the exchange and development of ideas leading to opportunities and measurable economic growth within our community.

WHAT IS DIGITAL ROCHESTER’S PRIMARY FOCUS RIGHT NOW?

Digital Rochester partners formally and informally with other impactful economic development organizations within the community to enhance the quality of education and programming. We work with the local colleges and universities on joint programming opportunities. Our corporate members and successful technology companies contribute their expertise.

Digital Rochester provides focused education and networking opportunities through six special interest groups: CEO, Entrepreneurs, Technology Leaders, Healthcare Technology, Women in Technology and Digital Marketing. We offer highly valuable and targeted programming for each of these groups three to four times per year. Digital Rochester also offers events to encourage traditional networking and connecting through events such as Career Fairs and Festivus. A corporation or individual member can meet their education and connection needs in one place.

We take time to celebrate success through recognition events such as the GREAT Awards and Technology Woman of the Year.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DIGITAL ROCHESTER GO IN THE FUTURE?

We are committed to the transformation of Rochester into a top 10 technology region through collaboration, education and recognition and have positioned Digital Rochester to be a premier participant in this endeavor. Through corporate members, sponsors, volunteers and an operationally sound and fiscally responsible business model, we will be able to continue to refine programming that aligns with member needs enabling quantifiable gains in hiring, sales and profit of the organizations we support.