Justin Herdman, United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Northern District of Ohio
Date: April 16th, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Advanced Technology Training Center
3409 Woodland Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44115
Registration & Breakfast 7:30 - 8:00 AM
Welcome 8 - 8:15 AM
Keynote Address 8:15 - 8:45 AM
Panel with Q&A 8:45 - 9:30 AM
Eaton CIO and the RITE Board Chairman, Bill Blausey about Tech Week, “I believe that OHTec’s Tech Week has become one of the most important events in our region. It is truly a celebration of the many great technology companies and technology teams that we have in NEO. It gives us a chance to build awareness about our technology community. It gives us an opportunity to learn about information technology careers, understand how to build technology talent, and share experiences. Tech Week highlights that NEO has vibrant and growing technology community, and I encourage the leaders in our community to take the opportunity to join the week’s events!
The Current OHTEc Board Chair, Paul Chaffee, CEO of Software Answers, The Creators of ProgressBook, said, “It’s great to see COSE, OHTech and the NEO area come together annually and put together an entire week of excellent technology events. The range of sessions is impressive! When I look at the calendar and see sessions on security, cloud computing, internet of things (IOT), government security policies, and how to adopt technology in the classroom, it’s impossible for me to believe that there is not something for everyone. The NEO Tech region keeps getting stronger and Tech Week gives us a wonderful chance to both learn about technology and see how our neighboring businesses and schools are implementing it”.
With the growth and maturation of technology industry in our Region, Workforce Development is a fundamental component to a sustainable vertical. Addressing this need is the RITE . Its Executive Director, Courtney DeOreo added, “ RITE www.getithere.net the region’s premier industry-led IT workforce alliance, is addressing the shortage of qualified tech talent in Northeast Ohio through signature programs for regional high school students such as Passport to IT Careers and The CoolTech Challenge. Since inception, RITE has partnered with OHTec on Tech Week. For the first five years of the Passport to IT Careers, this program was held during Tech Week. In 2018, RITE’s signature site visit program – now called RSVP – will be RITE’s contribution to this year’s Tech Week. In addition, as an alliance, RITE will continue to partner and convene others in the IT talent development milieu from educators to IT professionals to streamline and promote resources available to IT employers, educators, students and jobseekers. Tech Week is a great way to put a focus on these efforts”.
See you at one of the great events https://www.techweekneo.com/calendar/ during Tech Week 2018!
Kevin Goodman is the managing director, partner with BlueBridge Networks, a downtown Cleveland-headquartered data center cloud computing business. He can be reached at 216-367-7580 and firstname.lastname@example.org.