(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana is enjoying success in attracting and growing technology and innovation businesses. Public policies can help continue that momentum. Learn more about those policy areas during the 2nd Annual Indiana Technology and Innovation Policy Summit on December 1 at the Conrad Indianapolis.

The event, hosted by the Indiana Chamber, brings together influential industry, government and legislative leaders who will highlight policy priorities during morning sessions. Micah Vincent, director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget, will deliver a luncheon keynote.

Among the legislative priorities to be featured during this year’s summit:

  • Autonomous Vehicles – There is opportunity for Indiana to engage in and capitalize on the growing interest and work done in autonomous vehicle research and programs. State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) will lead the discussion.
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and tax implications – Indiana ranks second in software job growth. It’s important to clarify the tax situation for SaaS companies so Indiana remains competitive with other states.
  • Data Centers – With the economy increasingly dependent on data, hosting data centers is an economic growth opportunity for Indiana. Rich Carlton, president and COO of Data Realty in South Bend, will talk about fundamental changes the state needs to make to attract data center facilities.

Registration and a continental breakfast start at 8 a.m. The summit begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 1:30 p.m. View the complete agenda and register at www.indianachamber.com/technology.

Cost to attend is $95 for Indiana Chamber members and $125 for non-members.

Gold sponsor for the event is Comcast Business; the Digital Policy Institute, Purdue University and Smithville are silver sponsors. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jim Wagner at [email protected].


The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”