12th Annual Inclusion Conference
Save the date for Northeast Ohio’s premier program for senior-level diversity and HR professionals, GCP Equity & Inclusion's annual conference features presentations from local, national and international companies and speakers recognized for strategic outcomes driven by diversity and inclusion. It also includes interactive sessions to help the 250+ attendees connect diversity management with setting and achieving organizational goals.
Tech Tank is a 3-hour facilitated program where leaders and/or commercial professionals of technology companies engage with multiple small groups of CIOs and other technology leaders (advisors) in a series of structured “Boardroom” type reviews to get feedback on how to grow their businesses and how to reach top-level technology leaders.
Creating Tech Pathways for Veterans
Loyalty, unparalleled work ethic and technical skills are all qualities that make veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces ideal job candidates. If you are looking to help your employer become more veteran-friendly, join RITE for this workshop with other employers and veteran-serving organizations for valuable resources, strategies and tactics to help recruit, hire, retain and upskill high-performing veterans for your IT workforce.
Leadership in Tech: Perspectives from NEO Women Leaders
This event, hosted by Tech Elevator, provides women who are current or aspiring tech professionals the opportunity to virtually engage with women who are successful technology professionals representing many organizations, levels and roles. Attendees will leave the event with an enhanced perspective on opportunities and pathways to achieve their professional aspirations, and will gain the benefit of experience from meeting with these exemplary women professionals.
NEOTech 2020 Symposium
NEOTech 2020 is a symposium for technology practitioners and leaders at all levels. The symposium, a partnership between SIM Cleveland and GCP Tech, will include content on the practical use and support of innovative and cutting-edge technologies in the areas of artificial intelligence/machine learning/ robotic process automation, business intelligence, and analytics, as well as specific sessions on professional development and leadership.
The Best of Tech Awards
The Best of Tech Awards is a celebration of the technology community in Northeast Ohio. The awards honor companies who are excelling and growing in the industry. The Best of Tech Awards program recognizes many of our region’s technology companies, leaders, enterprise technology organizations, departments, and educators.
The RITE Steps to a Career in IT
The need for information technology professionals continues to increase, making IT one of the best fields to find employment and fulfill a lifelong career. If you are interested in a career change into IT, don’t miss this program. Speakers will include professional career advisors from the region’s leading IT education, training and workforce service providers. You will learn about avenues to pursue that apply to your situation as well as resources to contact. Take the RITE steps and make IT your future.
Cybersecurity for Small to Medium Businesses
This half-day cybersecurity symposium is targeted at business owners, CEOs and other C-Level executives of small to medium sized businesses. Attendees will receive information and education about cybersecurity that is relevant to the small to medium business community. This will include sessions related to cybersecurity basics, cybersecurity insurance, the legal landscape/legal considerations, cybersecurity risks, mitigation strategies and more.
Tech Views Through an Entrepreneur’s Eyes
Virtually every business runs on technology of some fashion or another, whether it’s a mid-market manufacturer, a local restaurant, a global distributor or some other kind of business. And while those so-called users of technology have their challenges, they’re very different for a true technology company. Those companies deal with rapidly changing technology, pressure to be innovating at all times, recruiting highly-skilled talent and more. This event, hosted by the Akron-Canton Chapter of CompTIA/AITP, features guest speaker Tom Barrett, CEO of 7Signal, a growing software company in a unique niche here in the region. Tom will share the 7Signal launch and growth story and offer his insights into tech in our region, how their company innovates, what they look for in new talent, success traits and so forth.
The RITE Summit: Virtual
The RITE Summit is the premier event for Northeast Ohio’s employers, educators, youth development, workforce service, and economic development stakeholders to come together over hot topics and new tools shaping the future of the region’s IT talent. Now in its 5th year, the RITE Summit celebrates RITE’s 10th anniversary, sparking a rallying cry to recommit to a shared vision: Northeast Ohio is home to a diverse, highly-skilled, industry-responsive IT workforce that is an economic driver to growth, competitiveness, and prosperity. You will leave feeling inspired and connected.