[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/09/art.steele.gi.jpg caption="Steele is convening a Tech Summit."](CNN) - Newly-elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is convening a "Tech Summit" at the party's headquarters Friday, a signal the GOP's technology deficit during the last election cycle will be among the new chairman's top issues.
The summit will be held this Friday and is open to anyone who wants to participate. Speakers will be given five minutes to present their ideas.
The issue of technology was among the most prominent during the chairmanship's race, after Democrats clearly outpaced the GOP in tech fluency during the 2008 elections.