September 24, 2009 -- Oxford, MS – The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) housed at The University of Mississippi is pleased to partner this year with the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) to present the Tenth Annual Conference on High Technology which is taking place November 18-19, 2009, at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, MS. Being held in conjunction with GIS Day 2009, the Conference will feature special sessions on geospatial information science and technology. For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) joins Mississippi's Annual Technology Conference to celebrate world GIS day by showcasing the agency's cutting-edge technologies.
Geospatial information science and technology is a cross-cutting discipline that spans diverse industries and occupations and is among the top three fastest growing career fields in the U.S. with a 15 percent growth in new jobs projected over the next decade. Mississippi is well-known for its efforts in the geospatial field having made a concerted effort since 1998 to nurture and grow private businesses and academic programs in this growing industry sector.
The conference keynote speaker will be Joel Bomgar, co-founder and CEO of Bomgar Corporation. Joel Bomgar is a high-energy, focus-driven entrepreneur with a true Mississippi success story. Joel will share how he built Bomgar Corporation, ranked by Inc. Magazine as the Fastest Growing Private Company in Mississippi.
Registration for sponsors and exhibitors is now open at www.mta.ms.
Special rates are available at the Jackson Marriott for conference registrants for the night of November 18th. For reservations, call 1-800-256-9194 and mention "Mississippi Technology Alliance" to receive the discount.
ABOUT EIGS: Since 1998, the State of Mississippi has nurtured the growth of a cluster of high tech companies in the geospatial technology industry. The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) at The University of Mississippi is the program that coordinates the activities of this cluster. EIGS works with private companies as well as university research programs, state agencies, and other related organizations to support geospatial technology business, research development, and workforce development. For more information, visit www.eigs.olemiss.edu.
ABOUT MTA: The mission of the Mississippi Technology Alliance is to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the State of Mississippi. MTA is a non-profit organization set-up into three centers: The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; The Center for Innovation-Led Economic Development; and The Center for Capital Formation. These three centers facilitate MTA’s mission to help entrepreneurs, manufacturers, communities and investors create Mississippi companies. For more information, visit www.mta.ms.