Montana Standard: Area Businessmen Panelists at Daines’ Tech Summit at MSU

Businessmen from Butte and Dillon will serve as panelists at the first biannual Montana High Tech Jobs Summit Monday, Sept. 14, at Montana State University-Bozeman.

They are:

  • Larry Farrar of Butte, who founded Resodyn Corporation in 1994, Resodyn Acoustic Mixers in 2007, Resodyn Engineered Polymeric in 2011, and Resodyn Europe (a French company) in 2015. He will be part of a discussion called “Investing in Future Technology and Entrepreneurship.”
  • Travis Cottom of Dillon, vice president of business development and solutions at Helix Business Solutions. The panel discussion is titled “Big Sky Innovation: How Technology Removes Geography as a Constraint.” Greg Gianforte, RightNow Technologies founder, will moderate the panel.

The summit, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and the Bipartisan Policy Center, launches with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at MSU Jobs Hall.

A full day of presentations runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday at MSU SUB Ballroom.

Keynote speakers are Dava Newman, deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Doug Burgum, Arthur Ventures co-founder and general partner; Michael Goguen, Sequoia Capital managing partner; Will Lansing of FICO; Craig Barrett, former Intel chief executive officer; and Matthew Rose, BNSF Railway executive chairman.

The Montana High Tech Jobs will highlight Montana’s growing technology sector. The summit costs $20 for adults and $10 for students. Details: