Armory Square Ventures, Micron Technology Leaders Part of New York’s Emerging Technology Advisory Board

Posted on June 21, 2024

Armory Square Ventures, Micron Technology Leaders Part of New York’s Emerging Technology Advisory Board

Somak Chattopadhyay of Armory Square Ventures, and Sanjay Mehrotra of Micron Technology, along with 16 other leaders have been named to the Emerging Technology Advisory Board, a council of tech luminaries hand-picked by NY Governor Kathy Hochul to help chart the course of innovation in the region.

The Advisory Board — which includes the CEOs of IBM, Micron, JetBlue, and Girls Who Code, among others — will be tasked with helping to “build a modern, inclusive economy, driven by artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and other fast-growing sectors, that will unlock opportunity for countless New Yorkers.” AI will be a primary focus area in the first six months, dovetailing on Hochul’s Empire AI initiative, which aims to transform New York into the national leader in responsible and civic-minded AI adoption.

The Emerging Technology Advisory Board includes the following members:

  1. Dr. Tarika Barrett (co-chair), CEO, Girls Who Code
  2. Arvind Krishna (co-chair), CEO and chairman, IBM
  3. Albert Bourla, CEO, Pfizer
  4. Richard Buery, CEO, Robin Hood
  5. Bertina Ceccarelli, CEO, Npower
  6. Somak Chattopadhyay, managing partner, Armory Square Ventures
  7. Mario Cilento, president, New York State AFL-CIO
  8. Dev Ittycheria, CEO, MongoDB
  9. Joanna Geraghty, CEO, JetBlue
  10. Lyndie Hice-Dunton, executive director, National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium
  11. René F. Jones, CEO, M&T Bank
  12. Lynn Martin, president, The New York Stock Exchange
  13. Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron
  14. Aparna Pappu, vice president and general manager of workspace, Google
  15. Julie Samuels, president and executive director, Tech:NYC
  16. Lisa Sobierajski Avila, CEO, Kitware
  17. Pat Wang, CEO, Healthfirst
  18. Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation

Read Governor Hochul's press release here.

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