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What business today is not heavily dependent upon information technology to drive business growth, productivity, and profitability? IT is a key enabler to business success and is evolving daily!

Technology First is an industry-led, industry-driven trade association. Our goal is to develop the Dayton and southwest Ohio region into the best-connected information technology community. As new technologies enter the marketplace leveraging the experience of peers and the knowledge of suppliers becomes necessary to make better, faster decisions.

Our membership includes companies that provide IT solutions, products and services as well as those enabled by technology.  Member services and programs include:

Networking Events - Engaging Regional Technology Leadership

  • Events so technology and business professionals can learn more about today’s technology topics and trends.
  • Technology topics presented by subject matter experts, facilitated peer discussions or professional panels that share best practices.

Employment Exchange - Linking the region’s workforce

  • The Digital Mixer is a professional and student networking event for Dayton’s IT industry.
  • The Robert V. McKenna Scholarship awards college students studying IT-related majors.

Training Exchange - Local, Affordable, High Quality Training

  • Coordinating training that is high quality, locally available, and affordable.
  • The training advisory council helps forecast training needs to better serve the region.

Tech Source - Creating Technology Connections

  • Tech Source provides a business-to-business technology referral service.
  • Through an online search, your business can locate the technology you need and the resource you want.

Communication with the IT Community - Promoting the regional agenda

  • Technology First, our monthly magazine focuses on member company news, technology and business topics of interest, as well as upcoming training and events.
  • Over 70,000 unique visitors viewed to access services or news.

Technology First invites your company to become part of this dynamic organization today to get connected to unique opportunities. Become a part of the Technology First organization to develop and strengthen the local IT community!

Melissa Cutcher
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