The EconAlliance IDEA Meet-Up will be Tuesday, May 31, at The Network SYV in Santa Ynez, and will feature Steven Burgess, principal of international computer forensics firm Burgess Forensics, sharing his perspective on Innovation after the Apple/Fed Stand-Off.

Meet-Up will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Network SYV’s new location at 3669 Sagunto, Ste. 4, Santa Ynez. A $10 program donation to EconAlliance will help support wine and appetizers, as well as future Meet-Up and other EconAlliance program costs. RSVP to Initiatives@EconAlliance and pay at the door.

Burgess Forensics is a world-class computer forensics, electronic discovery and expert witness firm with headquarters and lab in Northern Santa Barbara County, with data collection associates nationwide, enabling the firm to support Fortune 500 companies; premier law, accounting and insurance firms; and small business and individual clients worldwide.

Burgess is a 30 year+ serial entrepreneur and data retrieval and data analysis expert. He has launched numerous data-related start-ups in Silicon Valley and has served clients such as Xerox, Oracle, Stanford University, Princeton University, IBM, the U.S. Air Force, the World Security Council and hundreds of others.

EconAlliance drives positive economic impact through strategic initiatives and programs that support target industry sectors and North County vitality. IDEA (Innovation Development Entrepreneurship Acceleration) is one of those initiatives. The IDEA Initiative supports innovation and entrepreneurship through the signature EconAlliance Future Forum events, periodic meet-ups, tech transfer referral/support for existing companies, recruitment of “C Suite” board executives and referrals for angel and venture capital, IP consulting, etc.