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TechPoint broadens agenda for annual technology summit

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The state’s technology initiative, TechPoint, is broadening the agenda for its annual summit, which will be Oct. 27 at the Indiana Convention Center.

In addition to panel discussions involving the region’s darling sectors—e-mail marketing and cloud computing—this year’s event will look at trends in so-called clean technologies.

Mitchell Mitchell

Renewable energy and “smart grid” technologies will be the topic of a panel that will include Paul Mitchell, president and CEO of the Energy Systems Network; Richard Benedict, director of project development at Indianapolis Power & Light; and John Haselden, IPL’s principal engineer.

TechPoint also has invited Bret Swanson, president of Entropy Economics LLC, and Mike Hicks, director of Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research, to share their economic outlook for the industry. Another panel will look at funding issues for tech firms.

For details, see www.techpoint.org/summit.•

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