Under the direction of Tech Board Chairman David Tohn, CEO of BTS Software Solutions, the Maryland Tech Council launched its Technology Inclusivity Initiative (TI2) to advance inclusivity within the State’s technology industry and fuel socioeconomic advancement throughout Maryland.

The Mission

TI2 is a statewide initiative that will capitalize on the strength of MTC as a statewide organization with almost 500 members and countless local and national partners in the technology industry to:

  • Identify, facilitate and enable solutions that advance diversity, equity and inclusivity within technology organizations and the technology industry in Maryland.
  • Identify, facilitate and enable technology-based solutions that enable socioeconomic advancement and empowerment of underrepresented groups who have significant potential.
  • Lay the groundwork for other states on how to develop and successfully implement an inclusion program

Focus Regions

TI2 will address disparities through convening industry partners in the following five key pockets of Maryland, and actionable solutions will then be developed that lead to the effective application of technology and expertise for communities and technology companies:

  • Western Maryland
  • Eastern Shore
  • Greater Baltimore
  • Southern Maryland
  • DC/Metro area

TI2 Leadership 

  • Marty Rosendale, CEO, MD Tech Council
  • Brad Stewart, Senior VP of Business Development, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and Chairman of MTC’s Life Sciences Board of Directors
  • David Tohn, CEO, BTS Software Solutions and Chairman of the Board for MTC’s Technology Division
  • Winston Philip, President, Sequivalent
  • LaToya Staten, Strategic Projects Specialist, Fearless (Serves as the Committee Chair for TI2)
  • Linda Singh, CEO, Kaleidoscope Affect
  • Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO, TEDCO
  • Vennard Wright, CEO, Wave Welcome
  • Angel St. Jean, CEO, The Black Brain Trust
  • Michele Whelley, President & CEO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
  • David Nguyen, Founder & CEO, United Solutions
  • Greg Miller, CoFounder, Health Tech Alley
  • Gustavo Alvarado, Product Strategist, PwC
  • Ashley Williams, Founder & CEO, Infinite Focus Schools
  • Michael Ogunsanya, CoFounder & CEO, Mindstand Technologies
  • Anne Khademian, Executive Director, Universities at Shady Grove
  • Amanda Rosenthal, Senior Vice President, JLL

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Previous Events

Technology Solutions & Support to Achieve Your DEI Goals
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity In Action Webinar
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How to Win the Economic Competitiveness Battle