No business analyst or economist can predict precisely how the U.S. economy will recover from the COVID19 crisis. But those involved in the technology training and hiring ecosystem know this: their work will be pivotal in the inevitable pandemic recovery.
Join three expert panelists from the technology industry as they share a three-step strategy for narrowing today’s skills gap by tapping a swelling talent pool energized by crisis to launch cybersecurity careers.
Amy Kardel, Vice President, Strategic Workforce Relationships, CompTIA
From her college days when she developed a language translation business using software, Amy Kardel has understood digital business requires the proper balance of technical skill and business acumen. This entrepreneurial spirit has led Amy though co-founding an IT services firm, multiple terms as Chair of CompTIA’s Board of Directors and now a position developing practical solutions that intend to transform the tech industry by helping its workforce transform itself.
Teana Fredeen, Operations Manager, SynED / Cyber-Guild
As a thought leader with 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, Teana Fredeen specializes in program development, bringing new ideas that drive initiatives forward and bring about change in an industry. Teana’s career highlights include developing Cal Poly’s Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC) engineering outreach program to recruit more students into engineering careers, and she was part of the team that launched the California Cyber Innovation Challenge statewide competition.
Dan Weeks, Chief Evangelist, Fullstack Academy of Code
An Entrepreneur in Residence at Cal Poly’s New Business Incubator, Dan Weeks shares Fullstack’s mission to transform individuals, communities, and economies by teaching technologies that power the future. Grounded in a career with one foot in the classroom and the other in the workplace, Dan’s focus is fostering building meaningful relationships between industry and academia.