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In a world where technology is constantly changing and advancing, Technology First was founded with one objective: to connect, strengthen and champion the IT community.

Since 1997, Technology First, formerly Greater Dayton IT Alliance, has been committed to building a community of leading-edge IT professionals in the region. We provide a forum where thought leaders gather to engage and connect to grow their businesses, themselves and the future of technology.

For our members, we make a meaningful difference: professionally and personally. We believe in the power of connection. Through events, forums and every email and newsletter, Technology First strives to give our members content, tools and opportunity to lift and lead their businesses and our region.

Join us. Come shape the future of IT. #UniteDaytonTech

Our Purpose

Technology First believes our purpose is to create the best connected IT community in the region. Our membership works together to:

  • Create a network that believes in developing IT in our region
  • Share knowledge and experience
  • Transfer knowledge of industry trends and up and coming technology
  • Promote local resources, staff and support
  • Develop real peer-to-peer connections

How do we impact our members:

  • Create a network that belongs to our members
  • Connecting the IT community for those looking for: Professional development, continuing education and opportunities to meet with peers. 
  • Provide learning opportunities through events, forums and peer-to-peer connections
  • Support IT careers; help develop interest in, retain talent, encourage the future.
  • Work in partnership with IT consumers and IT providers

Our Mission

We connect, strengthen and champion the IT community 

Our Vision Statement

Empower our region’s IT community through meaningful connections. 

Meet our annual partners

Our Annual Partners share a common goal: to connect, strengthen and champion the technology community in our region. A Technology First Annual Partner is an elite member leading the support, development and expansion of Technology First services. In return, Annual Partners improve community visibility and increase their revenue. Make a difference in our region and your business. 

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Technology First

1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300, Dayton Ohio 45417

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