New York’s technology industry gathered in Chelsea this morning to kick off Internet Week New York. This is the fourth annual iteration of the week-long event, which takes place around the city and strove for the maximum amount of crowdsourcing during the planning.
At the event’s HQ in the Metropolitan Pavilion, media and exhibitors heard opening remarks from David-Michel Davies, aka “DMD,” chairman of Internet Week NY. After a few quick thank yous to exhibitors and sponsors, he turned the microphone over to Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting. She would be the first to discuss the importance of the technology industry to the future of New York City. More on that in an upcoming post.
In the HQ pavilion, companies including Meebo, Yahoo, AOL, and ShareThis were gathered. There’s also an interesting exhibit called Digital Archaeology from Story Worldwide, an international marketing and advertising firm, tracking the history of the Internet.