Tech Talk with Governor Martin O’Malley
TechTalk with Governor Martin O’Malley, Former Baltimore Mayor and
Maryland Governor talks about Issues of Concern in Silicon Valley.
“I see…where our country’s headed, and it is not the sort of siloed and bureaucratic and ideological world…It is a more connected world, and
it is a more collaborative and open and transparent world. That’s the way I’ve always governed and that’s the way that you have to govern in
order to get things done today. ”
Called “the best manager in government today,” Governor O’Malley has been nationally recognized for his skillful leadership of Maryland through the recession, as well as his success in implementing critical progressive priorities such as raising the minimum wage to $10.10, signing marriage equality into law, abolishing the death penalty and passing the DREAM Act to provide in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.
During his two terms, O’Malley recovered 100% of the jobs lost during the recession, first and foremost by investing in education, innovation and infrastructure.
Under his leadership, Education Week magazine named Maryland’s public schools #1 in the nation for an unprecedented five years in a row, the College Board listed Maryland as one of the top states in the country for holding down the cost of college, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce named Maryland #1 in innovation and entrepreneurship three years in a row.
As a leader in sustainability, O’Malley expanded renewable energy, accelerated energy conservation, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and took bold action to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay.