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NYC Mayor de Blasio to deliver keynote address for Internet Week New York

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver the keynote address for Internet Week New York 2014 on May 19, the de Blasio administration announced on Thursday afternoon.

De Blasio will discuss the role that the technology industry will play in the city as well as the administration's plans to grow the city's innovation economy.

"New York City has emerged as a global center for innovation, and my administration stands ready to ensure that we lead the world in technology growth, and that we're developing and feeding the 21st century talent pipeline in New York City," de Blasio said in a statement.

Established in 2008, Internet Week is an annual festival that celebrates technology's effect on business and culture. This year's festivities will take place from May 19-25, featuring more than 45,000 business professionals across all sectors.

In 2012, Internet Week New York launched the Made in NY Digital Map in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, a map that represents the industry's growth as well as its employment opportunities.