Tech Talk

Tech Talk Live Video Presentations

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Tech Talk was co-presented by College of DuPage Business Solutions and the Business and Applied Technology Division.  

Keynote presenter:

Todd Thibodeaux, CEO of CompTIA, is a leading technology industry association executive. At TechTalk, he addressed the issue of the shortage of IT professionals as a national challenge. In addition, the panel discussed the IT skills gap and the importance of soft skills in career advancement. 

Panelists featured in Questions and Answers

Chris Gerrib is Senior Vice President of Technology for Republic Bank of Chicago with 20 years of IT experience. Chris is responsible for all aspects of the bank's IT infrastructure, including cybersecurity.

Mark Griesbaum is managing partner of affinITy4U LLC and Board Member for the Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF). The focus of affinITy4U is IT strategy/vsion Development, operational integration, and executive leadership. The Illinois Technology Foundation is dedicated to developing the technology talent pipeline for the State of Illinois.

Moira Hardek is founder and CEO of Galvanize Labs and a strong advocate for advancing women in technology and leadership. Galvanize Labs is an innovation company founded on the pillars of education, data, game theory and user experience.

Miguel Jimenez attained his law degree in Mexico, a Computer and Information Technology (CIT) degree from College of DuPage, and holds several professional certifications in the field. He founded his company in 2014 and developed BioGreenPC, a business computer aimed at increased productivity with a green approach.

Jonathan McConnell is Advanced Technical Recruiter with Sentinel Technologies. Sentinel provides complete, comprehensive solutions: vision, design, product, implementation, documentation, training, and support. Sentinel Technologies is a Network and Data Center solution provider and a Cisco Gold Partner.


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