Opinion

MECA Challenge: Fostering Entrepreneurship in High School

"In order for Kansas City to become the most entrepreneurial city in America, we must first transform education to produce innovative thinkers." I had the amazing opportunity to serve as a judge in yesterday's MECA Challenge sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. In short, the MECA Challenge provides opportunities for [...]

Let’s Work Together to Create Modern Regulations in Kansas City

For Kansas City to thrive in the future, we must be smart about regulating new technology platforms today. Among the many things I've learned serving on the Policy Committee of the KC Tech Council is that there are thousands of technology job openings in the region, yet not enough highly-skilled technology professionals to fill those jobs. [...]

Kansas City Delegation Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for Tech Education

Innovation is a key force behind a strong 21st century economy; and unless the United States prioritizes technology education, we will fall behind. Last week I was honored to represent Kansas City on Capitol Hill. Together with four other leaders from the KC Tech Council, I attended the annual CompTIA DC Fly-In Conference and met with six [...]