New York Technology Council launches

The New York Technology Council was founded by Donn Morrill, Paul Ellis and Ted Brown. Brown is executive director of the CUNY Institute of Software Design and Development and has spear-headed a program to place CUNY students into local technology internships by providing 1/3 of their pay, up to $1,000.

The organization is also working closely with New York City Council Member Gale Brewer, the chair of the Committee on Technology in Government who said, “we are always looking for ways to make this city more tech friendly to business.”On the business side, the New York Technology Council has secured Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Verizon as sponsors, and are working with IBM to finalize an official partnership.

In the short term, the goal is better coordination between the businesses, government and academic institutions already present in the city of New York.

via NYConvergence – A digest of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut digital media technology news: New York Technology Council Sets Ambitious Goals.