Tech Talk Live

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College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Homeland Education Center (HEC), Room 1022

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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TECH TALK LIVE

Explore where education, industry and careers connect.

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
On campus at College of DuPage and broadcast live via video stream
Keynote: Todd Thibodeaux, President and Chief Executive Officer, CompTIA

Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO of CompTIA speaks about the importance of soft skills, the IT skills gap, IT workforce placement as a national challenge, and the importance of finding the right education. Join fellow colleagues in a discussion that addresses how our technology workforce must not only keep up, but also prepare for the future.

  • Can we leverage our workforce and keep them as a competitive advantage?
  • What are the upcoming skills and certifications?
  • Where are the new technology trends leading us?
  • How should we be educating our future technology leaders?

Who should attend?

  • Business leaders
  • Technology Professionals
  • Students

Why?

  • Technology is critical to business success
  • Current shortage of tech professionals
  • Hiring managers struggle to find and retain talent


Agenda
8 a.m. - Registration, Networking and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Keynote Speaker: Todd Thibodeaux, President and Chief Executive Officer, CompTIA
9:30 a.m. - Forward Thinking Expert Panel
10:30 a.m. - Questions and Answers

Note: If you plan on attending in-person, please refer to this map. It is recommended that participants park in Fawell E. HEC is located at the far west side of the campus.

Panelists

Mark Griesbaum - Managing Partner of affinITy4U and Board Member for the Illinois Technology Foundation itf). affinITy4U, LLC focuses on: IT Strategy/Vision Development, Operational Integration, and Executive Leadership. The Illinois Technology Foundation is dedicated to developing the technology talent pipeline for the State of Illinois.

Miguel Jimenez - holds a law degree in Mexico and a Computer Internetworking Technologies degree from College of DuPage, along with over 6 related Certifications in the field. He founded his company iEple.com in 2014 and developed a product called BioGreenPC, a fist sized Business Computer that saves 80% on electricity, performs 6 times faster than regular computers and is more affordable that most business PC's.
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Moira Hardek- Founder and CEO of Galvanize Labs and she is also a strong advocate for advancing women in technology and leadership. Galvanize Labs is a hybrid education and gaming company focused on building solutions the encompassed the companies pillars of education, data, game theory and user experience.

Chris Gerrib - Senior Vice President of Technology for Republic Bank of Chicago with 20 years of IT experience. Chris is responsible for all aspects of the bank's IT infrastructure, including cybersecurity.

Jonathan McConnell - Advanced Technical Recruiter with Sentinel Technologies. Sentinel provides complete, comprehensive solutions: vision, design, product, implementation, documentation, training, and support. Sentinel Technologies is a Network and Data Center solution provider and a Cisco Gold Partner.

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College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Homeland Education Center (HEC), Room 1022

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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