President’s Message – 2017 Annual Report
UTC is leading the effort to anticipate the future needs of Utah’s tech community.
During a recent trip to Moncton, Eastern Canada, I spent two days with a group of my fellow tech council CEO’s from across North America, and Finland’s former (and most innovative) Prime Minister, Esko Aho. During remarks he mentioned that people attempting to create successful business strategies should follow the teachings of, who he called the “great philosopher,” Wayne Gretzky. He noted that when Gretzky was asked about the difference between a good hockey player and a star, he replied that “a good player goes where the puck is, while a star goes to where the puck is going to be.” So how do our 5,000 tech companies, or places like Utah, score like Gretzky?
UTC is leading the effort to anticipate the future needs of Utah’s tech community through: expansion of technical talent to further fuel our companies remarkable growth; facilitating a healthy ecosystem that embraces authentic partnerships; and making valuable connections a high priority across industry, academia, and government.
UTC’s efforts are helping to accelerate our innovation community and overall economy which is recognized as one of the premier tech economies in the country.
With much appreciation to our great members and many community friends.
RICHARD R. NELSON
President and CEO