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2017 Summit on IT
October 10, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
South Carolina Summit on IT
Advancing South Carolina’s Economy through Information Technology
7:30 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast Lobby
9:00 am – 9:30 am – Greetings and Remarks IT-oLogy Theater – Tammy Mainwaring, President, IT-oLogy
Steve Wiggins, Chairman, IT-oLogy Board of DirectorsSteve Benjamin, Mayor, City of Columbia Ted Pitts, President and CEO, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
9:30 am – 10:15 am – Understanding the national IT workforce landscape and its potential impact on South Carolina.
James E. Taylor, Ph.D., CompTIA Future IT Skills Committee
10:15 am – 10:30 am – Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am – South Carolina Taking Steps Today
Leaders from key South Carolina state agencies and programs will share an update on what is being done today to help both employers and employees succeed.
Carla Whitlock, Senior Apprenticeship Consultant, Apprenticeship CarolinaPamela Wood Browne, Manager, SC Codes,Elisabeth Kovacs, Director, Workforce Development, South Carolina Department of Commerce Les Eisner, Deputy Director, Office of Economic Engagement, University of South Carolina
11:30 am – 12:15 pm – South Carolina: Presentation of Workforce Development Needs Research Assessment
Understanding today’s challenges so that we can plan for tomorrow’s opportunities.
Loretta Dodgen, Ed.D., Multiple Choice
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch
1:15 pm– 2:15 pm – Concurrent Sessions
Innovative Solutions to Filling the Gap in South Carolina’s IT Workforce:
Session A: Apprenticeship Carolina Amanda Lucas, Midlands Consultant, Apprenticeship Carolina
Session B: SC Codes Program Pamela Wood Browne, Manager, SC Codes Jay Blankenship, Regional Workforce Advisor, South Carolina Department of Commerce Brian Morrison, Director of Programs, Discovery Services Manager, Greenville County Library Dr. Jermaine Whirl, Greenville Technical College
Session C: SC Cyber Les Eisner, Deputy Director, Office of Economic Engagement, University of South Carolina, SC Cyber Tom Scott, Executive Director, SC Cyber
Session D: Diversity and Inclusion in the IT Workplace: Walking the Talk Randal Senn, Senior Vice President, Administrative Services, SCANA
Session E: Developing Soft Skills in Your IT Workforce Bonnie Kelly, IT Business Consultant, BlueCross BlueShield South Carolina
Session F: Innovation/Entrepreneurship Lee McIlwinen, SCRA Ernest Andrade, Executive Director, Charleston Digital Corridor Matt Vaadi, ERG Payroll & HR
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Break
2:30 pm– 3:30 pm – Concurrent Sessions (Repeat Concurrent Sessions Above)
3:30 pm – Conclusion and Networking
**Parking will be available in the garage adjacent to IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St (enter via Gervais St.) at a special rate of $2.50 for the day. CASH ONLY.**