Feb. 7, 2013 – The New York Innovation Economy, Tom Moebus

Speaker:
Tom Moebus, Deputy Director, SUNY Levin Institute in New York City

Description:
Tom Moebus, presentation focuses on two areas – his effort on building an innovation network on the West Coast, and the work of the Levin Institute creating several creative approaches to economic and workforce development. Topics include the New York in the World project, which identified action steps to grow the NY economy and several creative approaches to advance the social fabric of the Mohawk Valley, while fostering regional unity and cooperation.

PowerPoint:
“The New York Innovation Economy”

Online Video:
Tom Moebus, Deputy Director, SUNY Levin Institute, Recording, 7 Feb. 2013 (Run time: 01:45:20)

Location:
Binghamton University

Present:
Speaker - Thomas Moebus (SUNY Levin Institute)
Attendees - Jim Baumgartner (Broome County Government), Scott Bowen (Binghamton University), Zac Chastain (FreshySites), David Currie (Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC), Stephen Day (McKinney Real Estate), Donna Fish (Independent Consultant), Rita Frailey (The Hill Agency, Inc.), John Gutenberger (Cornell), Janet Hertzog (Broome Community College), Alfredo Hung (Binghamton University), Erik Jensen (WSKG Public Broadcasting), Da Hye (Carrie) Jung (Binghamton University), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Susan McInvale (Binghamton University), Elaine Miller (Broome County Economic Development & Planning), Thomas Mitchell (Binghamton University), Debra Morello (Broome Community College), Bobbie Nabinger (MonaVie), Roni O’Geen (SUNY Empire State College), Elizabeth Rickard (CORE), Margaret Scarinzi (Broome County Government), Rukhsar Sharif (Binghamton University), Nikki Shrimpton (SUNY Empire State College), Timothy Smith (TDS Performance Improvement, LLC), Bob Stezzi (Training & Consulting)

Reports/Discussion

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST. He reminded everyone that this session was being recorded and a link to the recording would be placed on the SUNY BEST website.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • Governor Cuomo recently announced the formation of an Innovation New York network to revitalize New York’s innovation economy. His announcement is the impetus for this presentation by Tom Moebus, which focuses on two areas – his effort on building an innovation network on the West Coast, and the work of the Levin Institute creating several creative approaches to economic and workforce development. Topics include the New York in the World project, which identified action steps to grow the NY economy and several creative approaches to economic and workforce development pioneered in NYC at the SUNY Levin Institute. An active dialogue will be encouraged about how-to connect the dots to increase investment.  Tom Moebus, Deputy Director, joined the SUNY Levin Institute in New York City in 2006 and currently serves as its Deputy Director.  Last month, he was also appointed to a new role as Director of Investor Development for the SUNY Research Foundation, where he is responsible to support SUNY innovation through connections with private investment. He spent 17 years at MIT, serving as Director of Corporate Relations, and developing major international partnerships. He then spent ten years in California, serving as Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Irvine – and then cofounding OCTANe, a regional innovation hub which has helped hundreds of innovation based startups to greater success since its founding in 2002.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, March 7 at Binghamton University Vestal Campus, Room 1324C, Binghamton NY from 10:00am – 12:00pm