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Utah tech leaders weigh in on keeping the boom alive

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  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 16, 2017 11:12 p.m.

    I don't know Robert Grow.... he is probably a wonderful man. But the reality is the picture used pretty mush says all one needs to know about the nature of Utah's technology sector. Not that there is anything wrong with it, but he appears to be more of a High Priest Group Leader than the personna you would have creating a new vision of high paying tech jobs. He image represents banking, business of 30 years ago. It could be a wrong impression.... I wouldn't want to judge the man. But if Utah wants to create a brand that attracts leading edge technology jobs.... your local HP leader isn't it.

    Robert..... lose the tie, or at least get a colored shirt. I'll be honest.... being one of the more senior aged industry people, I too have a hard time adapting to the Google/Facebook style of work environments. But it is where talent is heading.... and is looking for. It's either adapt, or get out of the way. You can't sell Tech on relocating when you make it look like a church meeting.... it just reinforces stereotypes about doing business in Utah.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    May 16, 2017 8:41 p.m.

    Our biggest strength in Utah is our strong families. That is why we continue to produce top quality prospects for jobs. That is why even with low funding our schools continue to produce top quality scholars. That is why companies that start here continue to grow and expand. Saying we need to change something about that is a step in the wrong direction.

    We don't need to become like other places. That is why we are leading the way in the first place. Instead of saying we need to become like other places, I would argue just the opposite. Other places need to look at Utah and try to mimic what is happening here.

    We are doing it right. Let's keep it going.