Interested to know what business leaders, policy makers, and other experts think about innovation and creativity in Mississippi’s economy? Do you follow concerns such as energy, health care, education and public health? Throughout 2014, Maris, West & Baker is sponsoring a series of Twitter forums focusing on various topics focused on important aspects of the 21st century economy. Each forum will feature a guest expert and Mississippi organization that’s making innovative strides in various areas.
As part of Mississippi Innovation Month, MWB is sponsoring a Twitter forum to discuss November’s Hackathon Saturday and coding workshops being held for students and teachers across the state. The forum will take place on Tuesday, 11/19 from 7PM – 8PM via @MSInnovationEco, using #MSInNov to follow. Anyone with an interest in promoting digital job skills is encouraged to follow, participate, and engage.
In conjunction with Mississippi Innovation Month, a collaboration of innovation-focused entities including Innovate Mississippi, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Mississippi Department of Education,¬† Maris, West & Baker, Venture Technologies, school districts in Rankin County, Jackson County, Jackson Public Schools, and the Highland Elementary School PTO helped to produce a series of workshops focused on introducing students and teachers to digital job skills that will prove essential in the 21st century knowledge economy. Student workshops are being held through Jackson Public Schools and Jackson County Schools on 11/16, with a Coding for Teachers workshop being held at Highland Elementary in Ridgeland on 11/16 as well. Another student workshop is being held by Rankin County Schools on 11/21.
MWB VP/Digital Creative Director Randy Lynn (a Highland Elementary parent) helped to organize the “Coding for Teachers” workshop being held on Mississippi Hackathon Saturday (11/16). Randy will be the guest expert for our forum discussing the need for incorporating coding and other digital learning curriculum into Mississippi’s educational system.
FORUM:¬† 11/19¬†¬†¬†¬† 7PM-8PM
Via: @MSInnovationEco¬†¬†¬† #MSInNov
Thursday, July 25 2013, 7pm ‚Äì 8pm CST. The inaugural Twitter forum sponsored by Mississippi’s Creative Economy will be held 7/25 at 7PM and feature visionary technology executive Bruce Deer as the special guest experts. Topics will focus on Mississippi’s role as a leader in emerging technologies, and how a culture of innovation is helping Mississippi leap forward in the new knowledge economy. Follow @MsCreativeEcon and use #msCreative to track the conversation and contribute. Please contact me if you would like further details.
Mississippi’s Creative Economy is a forum for sharing information about, and promoting Mississippi’s role as a leader in technology, creativity, and innovation within the context of driving economic development. The forum is a service of Maris, West & Baker.
Bruce Deer is a visionary and progressive executive for companies with national and international operations with a focus on emerging business opportunities. Bruce has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, product development, technical operations, engineering, software and systems development, management consulting, and development of consumer products and services. Bruce as served as as Chief Executive Officer/President for a number of prominent Mississippi technology and communications firms, including Spread Networks, Neopolis Technologies, Origin Technologies, and SkyTel.