Category: Blog

Five Questions With: Joe Devine

By Susan Shalhoub Joe Devine is the executive director of Tech Collective in Providence, which held a virtual-reality summer camp this past summer, buoyed by state and private-industry grants, technology partners such as Microsoft Corp., as well as local organizations. The result of that camp was vLEAP, a successful virtual-learning platform for public high school students, which showed how […]

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Welcome Tuni Schartner and Todd Knapp as Tech Collective’s Newest Board Members

The Tech Collective is pleased to announce that Tuni Schartner, Executive Director at District Hall/Venture Café Providence, and Todd Knapp, Owner of Envision Technology Advisors, have joined their Board of Directors.  The Tech Collective’s Board is comprised of 20 top leaders in technology, business, and higher education in Rhode Island.  The board provides leadership and guidance for the programs and initiatives that the Tech […]

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vLEAP: Virtual Reality, Gamification, and Experiential Learning for RI Students

At our Tech Collective Board of Directors meeting in May, Dr. Frank Sanchez, President of Rhode Island College, asked how the Tech Collective could play our part in mitigating “COVID learning loss,” which is expected to worsen over the summer months following months of distance learning. The Tech Collective, which has long been committed to […]

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Member Spotlight: BankNewport

John Sullivan,  EVP- Director of Digital and Technology Strategy Why did you join the Tech Collective? There are two reasons we (BankNewport) ultimately joined the Tech Collective – a great social network and excellent training.  The Tech Collective provides a unique opportunity to connect with other Rhode Island-based technology leaders to discuss (and ideally address) […]

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2019 RI Tech10 Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       Contact:  Erin AbramsTech Collective401-521-7805 ext. 105 | Erin.Abrams@tech-collective.orgThe Tech10 Awards honor individuals and companies driving innovation, education, and growth; to be recognized at celebration event on Nov. 13thProvidence, Rhode Island –October 30, 2019 – Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s foremost Information Technology Association, in partnership with Rhode Island Monthly, announces its […]

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Why blockchain matters to CIOs

Industry estimates blockchain will generate $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030*, but organizations should start exploring the technology now as it is set to be ready for more mainstream adoption by 2023. Larger, multinational companies are leading the way so they can have a more efficient process through documenting transactions to a more secure process […]

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Open Source Security Tool – Learn System Hacking and Password Cracking: Cain and Abel

Presented by: Douglas Tondreau Tech Collective understand the power of collective collaboration and together with our Cybersecurity Steering Committee have drafted a plan to support our Rhode Island Tech Ecosystem by hosting monthly Open Source Security Tools event. System hacking is one of many ways hackers get access to individual computers on different types of […]

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P-TECH Mentoring Program at Tech Collective

Join us and learn more about mentoring a high school student interested in the IT field. P-TECH, which stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School, provides access to computer science college courseware and industry experience to high school students.   Tech Collective, the lead industry partner for the Providence P-TECH program, is in a […]

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