About Tech San Diego

About Tech San Diego

Since 1994, Tech San Diego has provided a unifying voice for San Diego’s technology community, fostering growth and business acceleration through collaborations between industry, education, and government. We support members from all sectors of the technology industry, including cybersecurity, big data, robotics, SaaS, biotech/healthcare, Internet of Things, defense, telecom and more.

Tech San Diego focuses on the real needs of small-to-mid-sized companies, which contribute greatly to our region’s flourishing innovation hub, which has more than 100,000 innovators, thought leaders, scientists, engineers and tech leaders. Together, we can make San Diego a world-class center of innovation, technology, and quality of life.

Our Team

Kevin leads the efforts at Tech San Diego with best practices and knowledge gained in over fifteen years executive leadership experience at TechAmerica, the American Electronics Association, and most recently CONNECT. He oversees all aspects of Tech San Diego business operations to efficiently provide a voice for the regional technology community. Kevin has lived in the San Diego area since 2000, and like many locals enjoys skateboarding and sailing in his spare time.

Emma Hareas, Tech San Diego's Jacobs Talent Initiative Director, is a recent graduate of the University of San Diego. She earned her degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. While attending USD, she was an active member on campus who served as an Admissions Ambassador and Social Media Intern at the Athletic Office. As a New Jersey native, Emma developed a passion for San Diego at a young age after visiting with her family. Since then, she has fallen in love with the beautiful beaches, sunsets, and favorable climate San Diego has to offer. She is eager to facilitate opportunities for students to achieve their dreams and consider San Diego as home as she has. In her free time, you can find her hiking at Torrey Pines, watching the sunset at Sunset Cliffs, getting street tacos, or playing with her dog, Louie.

Sara oversees the Events and Marketing for Tech San Diego. She also handles the event photography, event graphics, oversees website updates, spearheads the Company Spotlight Videos as well as acts as producer for the T3 Podcast. Her background in media makes her uniquely suited to handle the needs of Tech San Diego. A graduate of UCSC, Sara spends her time hanging out with her husband and two kids, playing soccer and teaching/playing piano.