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Recruiting and Retaining Top Tech Talent & IT-ology Launch

Tuesday, Dec 4 2012 2:30PM to 5:00PM

Various Speakers
Wells Fargo Auditorium underneath the Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St Charlotte, North Carolina

 BIG Event: "Recruiting and Retaining Top Technology Talent"

            Followed by IT-ology Launch Event-  IT-ology EVENT IS SOLD OUT!


Charlotte regional IT organizations come together to launch IT-oLogy Charlotte, a non-profit collaboration dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline and advancing the IT profession.


Date:        Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Location:   Wells Fargo Auditorium at the Knight Theater 

                    430 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Parking:   Validated Parking

Time:        2:30 pm to 5:00 pm followed by a Reception/ Program with IT-ology

                   ( It-ology Event: http://it-ology-charlotte.eventbrite.com SOLD OUT)

Recruiting and Retaining Top Technology Talent

Recruiting and hiring for Top Technology Talent in today’s market is not easy.  There are greater challenges in identifying talent than most anticipate when filling positions. Supply and demand has changed significantly.  How can you compete with other employer’s for the top technology candidates?  Employers need to think outside of the box and use creativity when approaching hiring in today’s landscape.

Primary topics that we will address plus sample questions:

§  Preparation- Do you understand the market for the talent you need?

§  Recruitment- What is your company’s value proposition and differentiation in the market?

§  Negotiating- Are you best positioned whenmaking an offer? 

§  Retention – How can we best retain our top talent?

You will hear from 4 very knowledgeable and highly accomplished speakers - all sharing different perspectives and personal experiences:


§  Michelle Coviello, CPC, Director, HireNetworks


§  John Fread, Co-Founder and COO, Logical Advantage

§   Ken Garcia, Co-Founder and Chairman, Precision Lender

§   Lonnie Emard, Executive Director, IT-oLogy

§   Meg Sadak, Human Resource Manager,AvidXchange



2:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Registration and Continental Breakfast

3:00 pm -  3:15 pm     Opening Remarks

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm    Presentation by Michelle Coviello, Hire Networks

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm    Panel discussion “Recruiting & Retaining Top Technology Talent” 

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Charlotte It-ology Launch Event. Separate registration. See link below.

                                      (SOLD OUT: http://it-oLogy-charlotte.eventbrite.com


Program Cost:   BIG Members and Non-Members Free

Registration:    RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Dress Attire:    Business casual