Speaker Profiles

"Sustainability and Technology"

Panel Session 2: Technology Trends

Title: "Accelerated Technology Trends – Innovations Shaping Businesses Today"

Panel Speaker 1

Mr Jonathan Curtis

Leader of Technology/Communications Research Team
Franklin Equity Group

Jonathan Curtis is a senior vice president, research analyst and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group. He has been active in the tech sector for more than 28 years, first as an engineer and now as an investor. Currently he is the leader of the Technology/Communications Research Team and the lead manager of the Franklin Technology Fund. He joined the Franklin Equity Group in 2008 as an equity analyst covering the IT hardware and communications equipment sectors and now covers the enterprise infrastructure software and IT hardware sectors Prior to joining Franklin, Jonathan spent four years on the sell side researching the communications equipment sector. Before transitioning to the financial services industry, Jonathan was a software and systems engineer in the communications equipment sector. Jonathan holds an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.