is the voice of the innovation economy and the preeminent bipartisan political network of CEOs and Seniors Executives that promotes the growth of technology-led innovation. Founded in 1997 by visionaries John Doerr, Jim Barksdale and John Chambers, TechNet unites with government leaders across the country to sculpt public policies that ensure American competitiveness and economic leadership.
TechNet members are chief executive officers and senior executives of the nation’s leading companies in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, clean technology, venture capital, e-commerce and finance. Together, they represent two million employees and $800 billion in revenues. As part of our network, TechNet members enjoy unique access to critical discussion that shapes our nation’s public policy. TechNet provides members the opportunity to forge deep relationships with both federal and state policymakers and other industry leaders.
Under the direction of industry leaders, TechNet is now the technology industry’s strongest voice in innovation, as both a powerful fundraising network and an effective policy advocacy organization. Through our policies, our advocacy, and the power of our network, TechNet has an extraordinary impact on federal and state issues that are critical to sustaining American competitiveness in the global market.
ITA is the regional partner of TechNet, providing Illinois technology companies the opportunity to get involved in a more meaningful way in the discussions in Washington that affect how business is done locally.
Each year, TechNet
works with its members to develop strategic state and
regional policy agendas, and consults with individual companies to help
them capitalize on state-specific incentive programs. Learn more here