#NYTM Interviews NYC Mayoral Candidates:
A Conversation with Bill Thomson
As part of NY Tech Meetup’s efforts to support our community’s continued growth, we have been engaged in making sure our voices are included in the policy discussions during this year’s NYC mayoral election. As you know, New Yorkers will elect a new Mayor for the first time since 2001. A significant amount has changed in those 12 years, especially when it comes to the technology sector in the city. The technology sector’s current renaissance and rapid growth is having a positive impact on the city’s economy, on job growth, on innovation, and on the expansion of opportunity for New Yorkers throughout the city.
In January, we published a series of policy proposals which outlined some of our most important goals for the next mayor to consider and we are happy to report that many of the candidates have incorporated some of them in their published tech policy pronouncements.
The next step in the process is to hear directly from the candidates themselves on how they are going to govern in ways that recognize our community’s needs as well as the contribution our sector can make to NYC’s future.
So to help answer some of those questions, NY Tech Meetup has been hosting a series of more in-depth conversations with the mayoral candidates. In each conversation the candidate has 10 to 15 minutes to make opening remarks and then answers questions from a small audience comprised of members of the NYTM board of directors and members of the tech community who have been actively involved in policy and advocacy work.
Watch the first group or interviews here: http://nytm.org/programs/advocacy