• Wisconsin Governor Evers to address TECNA Summer Conference at Epic Systems Headquarters

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    July 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis., July 11, 2019
    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will speak to members and guests at the annual conference of the of the Technology Councils of North America Wednesday (TECNA). The Governor will address a general session of the conference on July 24 at Epic Systems, a leading healthcare software company based just outside Madison.
    Evers, who took office in January 2019, will speak to representatives from about 40 U.S and Canadian technology councils and associations during TECNA’s annual summer conference.
    “We’re thrilled that Governor Evers understands the value of national associations such as TECNA and how its individual members, such as the Wisconsin Technology Council, work with partners close to home to improve the economy and create well-paid, sustainable jobs,” said Tim Jemal, Executive Director of TECNA.
    Evers, a Democrat, was elected to a four-year term in November 2018. He had previously served 10 years as Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction, an elective position. During his tenure, the state Department of Public Instruction expanded tech-based programs designed to better educate students in Wisconsin’s 425 public school districts and beyond.
    Evers recently signed legislation, passed by the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly, to create a better regulatory structure for “5G” wireless networks in the state.
    Epic Systems is a privately held, 10,000-employee company in Verona, Wis. In January 2019, for the ninth straight year, Epic earned the title of best overall software suite from KLAS Research, an independent healthcare IT and data insights company. It was also ranked tops in eight other KLAS categories. Among U.S. hospitals with 500 beds or more, Epic has a 58 percent market share.
    TECNA represents over 50 trade associations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America.
    Founded in 2001, the Wisconsin Technology Council is the science and technology advisor to the governor and the Legislature. It is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan board with members from tech companies, venture capital firms, higher education, research institutions, government and law.
    The premier sponsor for the Summer Conference is Epic. Additional sponsors include: Promega, UBS/The Burish Group, Consumer Technology Association, Industrious, Alliant Energy, WARF, M.O.D. Media Productions, Wipfli, Exact Sciences, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., AT&T, Slavic 401K and Apprenti.
    To register for the conference, visit: https://tecna2019.com. For more information, contact Tammy Ehrmann at 608-442-7557 x5 or via email tammy@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

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