Cross Promoted Event with RocGrowth: Hear a frank assessment of Rochester’s technology assets

Feb 24, 2022, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Hear a frank assessment of Rochester’s technology attributes from RIT’s Steve Hoover and Walter Johnson, CEO of FLX AI

Virtual event
Panel Discussion

About this event

Please join us to hear a frank assessment of Rochester’s technology attributes from Steve Hoover, Katherine Johnson Endowed Executive Director of the recently announced Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology and, previously Xerox’s Chief Technology Officer, and Walter Johnson, CEO of FLX AI and, previously, a senior executive at Xerox’s PARC, the renowned R&D affiliate.

Both Steve and Walter attained PhDs prior to launching successful technology careers. Over three decades, they experienced first-hand many of the major technology waves. Both spent considerable time in Silicon Valley prior to moving to Rochester. 

Check out what happened


  • Walter Johnson

    FLX AI


  • Steve Hoover

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Executive Director


  • Richard Glaser




  • Michael Thaney

    Startup Grind


  • Douglas Kellermeyer

    Partnerships Lead

  • Ami Berger

    Startup Grind

    Tech Founder

  • Jack Cavanaugh

    Ecosystem Builder

  • Ananth Prajval Tallavajhula


    Community Manager

  • gabrielle peck

    Creative Lead

  • Adham Mashaly

    Marketing Lead

  • Joshua Batres

    Tech Talent & Strategy

    Community Outreach Lead

  • Dustin Doucette

    Sedgwick Business Interiors

    Operations Manager

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Dell Technologies


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Metro Collective

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Upstate Venture Connect

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