Welcome and Opening Plenary

— Gov. Gina Raimondo to Welcome SSTI Annual Conference AttendeesSSTI and conference host Rhode Island Commerce Corporation are pleased to announce Gov. Gina Raimondo is scheduled to deliver welcoming remarks during the opening plenary session and officially kick off SSTI’s Annual Conference in Providence on September 10!

Following the Gov. Raimondo’s remarks, we welcome Alastair Fitzpayne and Barnaby Evans as we consider more facets of the innovation economy. Alastair works as Executive Director of the Future of Work Initiative at the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan effort to identify concrete ways to address the challenges American workers and businesses face due to the changing nature of work in the 21st century. 

Barnaby is the Executive Artistic Director of WaterFire Providence. Originally trained as a scientist focusing on environment and ecology, Evans creates original art works and design solutions involving major urban interventions. Evans is also deeply involved in environmental issues, climate resiliency strategies and solutions and interventions related to sea level rise.