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Chief Executive Officer , California Technology Council
Matt Gardner is the chief executive of the California Technology Council and the Founding Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society of William Jessup University.
Matt previously founded or cofounded industry organizations including the California Cybersecurity Information Sharing Organization, BioCalifornia, California Business Incubation Alliance, the California Technology Council, Bay Area Bioscience Association, and the California Biotechnology PAC. Matt has served as the chief executive of the California Technology Council, Cancer Commons, BayBio and the Maryland Bioscience Alliance. He is an active member of the board in innovation bodies including the Technology Councils of North America, California Cybersecurity Task Force, and the Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations Standards Organization. Matt is currently chair of the National Council of Registered ISAOs.
Matt Gardner is author or co-author of publications on innovation including “California Tool Works,” a landmark study of incubators and accelerators in California, “Approaching Zero” and “A Future at Risk,” studies on the delicate ecosystem for seeding new companies, and the award-winning “Impact” annual reports on life sciences.