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Economic Impact of the Technology Sector Roundtable

Wednesday, September 17

Join the discussion! Hear from city leaders in this informative roundtable. What are the major economic development initiatives and business tax laws that affect the tech economy in Baltimore.

Let's chat about:

  • Baltimore's top strengths & weaknesses
  • Open-data initiatives, business tax policy, ridesharing legislation and how it all affect the tech industry - and the region
  • The next steps needed to ensure Baltimore's tech community continues to grow stronger
  • What YOU can do to make Baltimore better!


  • 5:00PM: Doors Open. Welcome
  • 5:30PM: Panel Discussion Begins
  • 6:30PM: Networking
  • 7:00PM: Event Close

Panelists to Date

  • Councilman Nick Mosby, Seventh District Baltimore
  • Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson
  • Thibault Manekin, Seawall Development Company
  • Eliza Nevers, AOL/
  • William Cole, Baltimore Development Corporation
  • Moderated By: Sheri Parks, University of Maryland

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University of Maryland BioPark
801 W. Baltimore Street


  • Thibault Manekin

    Thibault Manekin

    Thibault (TBO) grew up in Baltimore and graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in business and marketing. In 2006, Thibault moved back to Baltimore and co-founded a real estate development firm called Seawall Development Company. Seawall’s mission is to help improve communities by breathing a new life back into forgotten old historic buildings while at the same time filling them with people who in their everyday lives are making cities better places.

  • Councilman Nick J. Mosby

    Councilman Nick J. Mosby

    COUNCILMAN NICK J. MOSBY was elected to the Baltimore City Council in November 2011, and represents a diverse group of neighborhoods in the 7th District of West Baltimore. This product of the Baltimore City Public School System and proud Baltimore Polytechnic Institute alum has always had a love for Baltimore. Following graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama, he returned to his beloved city to pursue his dream of owning a home and jumping into the political arena.

  • Sheri Parks

    Sheri Parks

    Sheri Parks’ research focuses on public aesthetics, with particular concern for popular culture as public mythology and its effect upon individuals, families and minority cultures. Her book Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture will be released in paperback edition in April of 2013. She is an active public intellectual, appearing in national and local media, and is in demand as a public speaker. Dr. Parks is active in the university’s civic engagement initiatives, as a steering committee member of the Coalition for Civic Engagement and as an instructor whose classes often include projects that benefit non-profit associations. In 2008 she was recognized by the campus as the Outstanding Woman of Color and as Faculty of the Year in the University Honors Program.

  • Senator Bill Ferguson

    Senator Bill Ferguson

    Senator Ferguson, 30, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2010, then becoming the youngest ever-elected State Senator in Maryland’s history. Bill is currently serving his first term as State Senator for Maryland’s 46th Legislative District. The 46th Legislative District is located entirely within Baltimore City, including neighborhoods in south Baltimore, downtown near and around the Inner Harbor, and southeast Baltimore.

  • Eliza Nevers

    Eliza Nevers

    Eliza Nevers is the Vice President of Product for AOL Platforms. In this role, she is responsible for driving product innovation and development of programmatic platform solutions. Since joining in 2005, Eliza has held a variety of positions within the product management organization and has overseen all aspects of the product development lifecycle for both internal infrastructure projects and externally facing products. Most recently, Eliza has leveraged her knowledge of the business to conceptualize, develop and release AdLearn Open Platform and MARKETPLACE by ADTECH.