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Tuesday, November 1 • 1:45pm - 2:35pm
Tech Sector Workforce Readiness: An Economic Imperative

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This session will focus on occupations and careers in the tech sector and explore priorities that may be common across different firms and industry segments, such as data analytics, fintech, and cybersecurity. 

  • What do tech employers seek in terms of hard and soft skills and where do they source their talent?
  • How do higher education and other post-secondary programs fare in preparing and placing their students in tech sector jobs?
Where and how can government leaders engage to best support the human capital needs of tech sector companies and workers?

The TechHUB Collaborative is pleased to organize this session. The TechHUB is a small group of industry, university and state government executives that engage around growth issues for the Commonwealth’s tech industry.


Speakers
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Delcie Bean

Founder & CEO, Paragus Strategic IT & Tech Foundry
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Art Heinricher

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, WPI
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Sears Merritt

Chief Data Scientist, MassMutual
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Stan Usovicz

Regional Government Affairs Director, Verizon & Chair MA Workforce Board Association
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Christine Williams

Economic and Workforce Development Director, MA Department of Higher Education


Tuesday November 1, 2016 1:45pm - 2:35pm
Plenary Hall