On Tuesday evening, July 25th, Smith Soc's NYC Professional Chapter hosted a panel discussion that considered the future of New York's tech sector in at a venue on the west side of Midtown Manhattan. The potential that "Silicon Alley" can continue to grow was discussed by a panel composed of Julie Samuels, Executive Director of Tech:NYC; Tom Jessop, President of Chain, Inc., and the former Goldman Sachs Managing Director Technology Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of the Technology Division; and Paul Martino, Founder and General Partner of Bullpen Capital. The moderator of the panel was Fitz Tepper, writer at TechCrunch. The panel engaged in a spirited and enthusiastic discussion about business practices, the realities of building a company in a environment with a lot of local regulation, and the prospects for the tech sector nationwide. They then fielded a number of questions from the audience.