April 1, 2014
By Alan Schulkin
New York NY – In his first major address to tech community, Mayor de Blasio outlines the role of the growing technology sector in NYC. The Mayor's presentation takes place during the opening session of Internet Week New York 2014 on Monday May 19.
“Technology is one of New York City’s most vibrant and vital industries, which is why I’m honored to outline my administration’s plans to bolster the city’s tech sector at Internet Week New York,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “New York City has emerged as a global center for innovation, and my administration stands ready to ensure that we lead the world in technology growth, and that we’re developing and feeding the 21st century talent pipeline in New York City.”
The festival was founded in 2008 in cooperation with the New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. In 2012, Internet Week launched the Made in NY Digital Map, which visually tracks the growth of the industry and the employment opportunities it creates. The map currently features more than 1000 digital companies and more than 1,500 job opportunities.