Skip Newberry – CEO, Technology Association of Oregon
Skip is a frequent speaker on technology trends, economic development and civic innovation. Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster. While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open source software procurement policy at the municipal level, an award-winning regional open data initiative and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund. Previously, Skip was a corporate and IP attorney and entrepreneur. When he’s not working on behalf of the region’s tech industry, Skip enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family.