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Minority Report at Georgia Tech

September 2004
Minority Report at Georgia Tech

MTech, the Minority Technology Council, is the latest group within TAG (Technology Association of Georgia). The inaugural meeting was held at the newly built Technology Square Research Building at Georgia Tech on July 20.

MTech Council chair and CEO of Securiant, Richard Campbell, outlined a mission to promote awareness, visibility and advancement of ethnic minority technology entrepreneurs, corporate executives and professionals through an open forum. Members will have the opportunity to interface and gain fast track access to mentoring, business and leadership opportunities. Campbell highlighted MTech's role as an inclusive forum that encourages its members to benefit from the diverse views put forth by minority diaspora. Member of the MTech Council Advisory Board and VP and CIO of AGCO Corporation, Jose M. Marrero pointed out that Hispanics have grown in US population by 643 percent since 1990. As minorities are a vital and growing part of the US population, they need to be encouraged to participate and contribute more in the business and technology community. Another member of the council, John Yates, partner at Morris Manning and Martin, also spoke at the event. He promised that MTech would work towards bringing in investors, influencing boards of directors and educating the traditional business community about minority entrepreneurship. A MTech board member and VP of business development at Paalam Inc, Manoj Mehta hopes to see the Indian entrepreneurial population play a vital role in this broad-based organisation. The event came to a close with the MTech board answering questions posed by the 250 attendees.

For more information regarding Paalam Inc and MTech, call Manoj Mehta at (770) 209-9700.


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