Center for Innovative Technology
Panel: The Case for Technology-Rich Regions
This session will examine how technology solutions deployed by both governments and private enterprise to solve public challenges can create economic opportunity, attract residents and investors, and improve the user/citizen experience
Mr. Ihrie has over 35 years industry experience as a direct innovator in the fields of satellite and terrestrial communication, computing, and information science, and has been a principal in seven startup companies. In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Mr. Ihrie has helped build four national scale business accelerators for the Intelligence Community, for DHS, and in the areas of cybersecurity and smart cities. Currently he is leading the Virginia Smart Communities Initiatives, and along with CIT Broadband is helping bring this new generation of capability to all Virginians.
Mr. Ihrie has a Master of Science degree in Business from MIT, specializing in the Management of Technological Innovation, and a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.