Day 1

bobble3   Developing a Talent Pipeline for the Tech Industry

Wednesday, June 14th


7:00 – 1:00 Staffed Registration 

8:00 – 8:10 – Summit opening remarks – Colleen LaRose – NERETA 

8:10- 8:45 – Creating The Next American Economy. – Bill Holstein, Author and Summit Moderator

8:45 -9:30 – The State of the Technology Workforce in America – Kevin Hively, Ninigrit Partners

9:30-9:45  –  Break

9:45- 10:45 Developing a Talent Pipeline for Technology And Growth Sectors: Pennsylvania Highlights  – Panel Discussion; Panel chair- Paul Raetsch, EDA (retired), Panelists – Eileen Cipriani, PA  Labor & Industry; Ken Okrepkie, Ben Franklin Tech partnership and TECBridge; Pamela Shupp, President of Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA); Jeannine Barrett, Lackawanna College 

10:45-11:30 – Career ladders in the tech industry – Nelse Grundvig, University of Wisconsin

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch  

12:30- 1:15 – Chuck Vollmer – Jobenomics

1:15 – 2:00-   Laurence Gottlieb- President and CEO Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation

2:00-3:00- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Resources for Workforce Development – Thomas Wellington, Community Economic Development Lead in USDA-Rural Development State Office in PA

3:00 – 4:30 – TEAM TRAINING – Paul Raetsch,  Thomas Wellington and Colleen LaRose –  Will explain three different approaches local teams can take to organizing and implementing their local plans.  This will be an interactive session    Cake will be served during this portion of the day to keep you and your team motivated!! 

Dinner on your own

Day 2

bobble3   Supporting Entrepreneurs and Business Growth


Thursday, June 15th

Morning coffee provided (hotel guests get free full breakfast).

7:00- 10:00 Staffed Registration

8:00 – 8:05 – Bill Holstein – Morning  opening remarks

8:05 -8:45 – Making Everyone an Innovator:  Start Ups and Scale Ups – Dr. Erik Pages, Entreworks

8:45- 9:30 – What entrepreneurs and new businesses need – Dr. Patricia Greene, Babson University

9:30- 10:15  – Entrepreneurs  Speak Out!  What Entrepreneurs Need From Their Regional Ecosystems; Michael Jones, CEO Pepperjam; Drew Kearny, CEO, Signallamp Health 

Break 10:15- 10:30

10:30- 11:30 – Modernizing the role of workforce development to address the needs of the Gig economy.  Panel chair – Mary Wright, Jobs for the Future; Jeffrey Forrest, College of the Canyons/Calif. Community Colleges Chancellor’s  task force on Workforce Development; Jeff Turgeon, Central Massachusetts WIB, Linda Cruz Carnall, EDA

11:30-12:15Alice Li , Executive Director, Center for Technology Licensing, Cornell University 

12:15- 1:00 – Lunch

1:00- 1:30 –What you need to know about tax incentives – Greg Leroy, Good Jobs First 

1:30 – 2:00- Economic Gardening – Paul Bateson, Edward Lowe Foundation

2:00-3:45 – TEAM TRAINING – Maria Meyers, Sourcelink