Bozeman Daily Chronicle Business Journal
by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez
For two days in September, Montana State University’s Strand Union Building ballroom was the richest room in the state.
The local business world’s elite — including RightNow Technologies founder Greg Gianforte, senior Oracle executive Laef Olson and former Intel board chairman Craig Barrett — shared miniature cupcakes with officials ranging from San Francisco British Consul General Priya Guha to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman.
The gathering of more than 500 people represented the first biannual Montana high tech jobs summit — aimed at discussing the state of the region’s high tech sector and encouraging expansion through job recruitment.