By Christina Nuckols
When Eddie Amos spoke at last year’s CityWorks (X)po conference in downtown Roanoke, he enjoyed mixing it up with the eclectic group of 300 entrepreneurs, social media gurus, educators, government officials, authors and other creative people who attended the event.
But he also wished he had bumped into more folks like himself from the technology sector.
“I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be really cool if we could add more technology components, too?’ ” he recalled last week.
Amos is a Virginia Tech graduate who returned to the region last year after a 25-year absence, part of that time spent as an executive with Microsoft. He’s now the new chief technology officer for Meridium, the international software company based in downtown Roanoke.
The tech cool factor should be higher at this year’s conference, which will be held Thursday through Saturday in Charter Hall on the third floor of the Market Building.
Nuckols is editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times.