The Oklahoma Business Roundtable, at their recent annual meeting in Tulsa, elected Governor Bill Anoatubby, The Chickasaw Nation, Ada, as the Chairman of the organization for 2018-2019. The Oklahoma Business Roundtable was founded in 1991 and serves as the state’s key economic development support organization.
On October 2, 2018 Roundtable members and guests attended a membership meeting and heard from keynote speaker, Brian Byrnes, Oklahoma City Thunder Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The meeting was held at the Oklahoma History Center.
Over 120 Roundtable members and guests attended a special Roundtable Executive Briefing given by Microsoft researcher and Oklahoma native, Chris White, on March 7 in Oklahoma City.
White discussed his whirlwind career which included work at both the National Security Agency (NSA) and Defense Advanced research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Afghanistan. He received the 2016 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons for his development of Memex, a suite of Internet tools to help local law enforcement agencies extract and
Oklahoma is well positioned as a location for both start-up and attraction of technology-based companies, according to the Roundtable’s October keynote speaker, Paycom CEO Chad Richison.
Over 120 Roundtable members and guests attended the October 4th meeting in which Richison discussed his company success and opportunities for Oklahoma. The payroll and human resources software company employs over 2000 and is ranked fourth on Forbes magazine's 2017 Fast Tech 25, a list of America's fastest-growing publicly traded technology companies.