nick yorkOne of the most profound market forces over the next quarter century will be the acceleration of technology and the impact of that change on the way people work and live.

The accelerating paradigm shifts in information technology; Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing, Virtual Reality (VR), Data Analytics (Big Data), Blockchain (Smart Contracts) and more, will create tremendous new opportunities – but also considerable consternation.

We believe that companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations will face ongoing challenges with how to manage and capitalize on the impending changes. And we intend to help.

We are not foolish enough to think we have all the answers—nor is there a monopoly on good ideas—so we invite you to join us and become part of our mission to make Ohio a national leader in technology growth and innovation

Nick York—Chairman, Ohio Innovation and Technology Association

Who We Are

The Ohio Innovation and Technology Association (OITA) is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan statewide organization of Ohio’s technology-driven companies and industry professionals formed to help make Ohio a leader in technology development and use.

OITA members reflect the face of Ohio’s thriving technology industry, representing a diverse array of information technology and tech-enabled companies and professionals, from business, academia, non-profit and government.

Mission Statement

The role of the OITA is to serve as the premier voice for the technology community in helping to shape public policy at all levels of State and Local government by:

  • Educating and communicating with government officials, legislative policymakers and administrative agencies on policies and programs that impact the information technology industry in the State of Ohio.
  • Advocating for industry best practices to ensure the highest standards in the provision and implementation of information technology products and services for the State of Ohio, at the best cost and highest value for its citizens.
  • Actively work to foster a business environment that will make Ohio one of the premiere digital technology hubs in the United States to enhance Ohio's position as a place to live, work, invest and grow now and well into the future.