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Creating & Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace

A Panel Discussion about Diversity and Inclusion

Tech360 Speaker, Brigitte Daniel will participate as a panelist in a special event to be held at Wawa Corporate Headquarters on March 27, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Missed seeing her breakout session on “Philadelphia’s Roadmap to Supercharging Inclusive Innovation?” Attend this special event to hear the importance of cultivating an inclusive workplace and the value of diverse teams. Panelists will discuss the challenges of creating and maintaining that type of culture, as well as best practices to help you succeed.

Facilitated by ITAG Chair, Erik Gudmundson and presented by ITAG participating companies, Navigate, Wawa, and the Chester County Economic Development Council, the panel discussion will include:

  • Creating change by promoting empathy, openness, and a spirit of belonging
  • Unleashing the power of a diverse team
  • Everyday ways to be more inclusive
  • D&I challenges and how you can be part of the solution
  • There is no charge for tickets but advance registration is required by March 15, 2019.
    Click here for the list of esteemed panelists, more information, and to register.

    Congratulations to the new 2018-2019 ITAG Board


    On January 10, 2019, ITAG held their annual board elections during their bi-monthly meeting which was held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Thank you to the following for their ongoing support and commitment to ITAG. We look forward to another great year.

    Chair: Erik Gudmundson, Pegasus Technologies
    Vice Chair: Lisa Van Ess, Navigate

    Companies:

    Alpine Cyber Security
    Analytical Graphics, Inc
    Bentley Systems, Inc.
    Berks County WDB
    Bucks County WDB
    CCEDC
    CCIU
    CC-OIC
    CC Dept of Community Development
    Chester County CareerLink
    Chester County WDB
    Curotec
    Daily Agile
    Delaware County Community College
    Digi-Quest
    Digital Consulting Associates, LLC
    Downingtown Area School District
    Downingtown STEM Academy
    DVIRC
    Evolve IP
    HomeNet Auto
    InternU
    iPipeline
    J*Lis Management
    Johnson & Johnson
    LBDesign
    LoanLogics
    Montgomery County WDB
    Morris Risk Management LLC
    Navigate
    New Horizons Training Center
    Pegasus Technologies, LLC
    Penn State – Great Valley
    PhiladelphiaWorks
    Profound Technologies
    Qnectus
    Radial, Inc.
    Recent Communications, Inc.
    SEI Investments
    The Vanguard Group
    Unisys
    Wawa
    West Chester University



    January ITAG Partnership Meeting and Networking

    Special Agenda – Annual Board Elections

    Registration is open for the January ITAG Partnership Meeting  on Thursday, January 10, at the Chester County Intermediate Unit from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Networking to follow at P.J. Whelihan’s, Downingtown.

    Be sure to attend this important meeting. The annual board elections will be held. Find out how this employer-led partnership can benefit your company as well as what is being done to strengthen the tech industry and workforce in Southeastern PA.

    The ITAG Partnership Meeting provides an opportunity for you to collaborate and network with local business and community leaders from a diverse set of business, education, training and public sectors throughout southeastern PA.

    Want to get more involved with ITAG? ITAG is a self-elected board. Complete the ITAG Board Commitment-2018-2019 and return to Cheryl Korn by January 9.

    ITAG welcomes all in the Tech industry.

    Click here for more information and to register.

     


    Tech360 Success!

    TECH360, the Philly ‘burbs premier innovative business technology conference was held Thursday,  October 18th at the Penn State Great Valley Conference Center.  Attendees gathered to get up to speed on the latest developments in the tech sector and network with other tech professionals.   The opening keynote panel discussed how to create synergy among all the business units within your company around technology to result in the best customer and employee experiences.  We had regionally and nationally recognized experts on cybersecurity, attracting investment capital, blockchain and the law, as well as a series of breakout sessions on some of the most relevant tech sector topics!

    Positive feedback is coming in from the attendees including how new business connections were made, requests to speak at the event next year, and inquiries about how to get involved in both ITAG and i2n!

    TECH360 was covered by journalists from the Daily Local and NBC 10, so keep an eye out for features over the coming days. 

    An overwhelming theme from those who have completed the survey so far consider the strengths of the event to be the expert speakers, relevant topics, format and organization of the day. In the words of 2 attendees:

    “Very interesting topics. Speakers were engaged, knowledgeable, passionate. Would venture to say the topics and speakers were even better this year.”

     

    “Really great event, very organized and efficient. Will be back… I’m a millennial and loved this event- would love to see more young people attending/ know they could benefit.”

    The event stats are in:

    • 152 attendees
    • 76 different organizations represented
    • 28 speakers  
    • 4 panels discussed technology and corporate strategy, attracting investment capital,
    • 9 additional topics covered including autonomous vehicles, VR/AR,  healthcare IT, digital transformation, business hacking, innovation, diversity and inclusion, big data and the lifecycle of tech startups 
    • 5 companies at expo tables

    A very special thank you to the Tech360 committee and our talented speakers for all their efforts towards a successful event!  We look forward to building upon the day’s momentum!

    Unable to attend the event? Visit the Tech360 website at www.tech360pa.com for speaker bios and presentations and to get an idea what it was all about!




    ITAG Board Meeting, Industry Partnerships Presentation and Networking


    Please note the following change from our usual board meeting schedule.

    Networking

    The next ITAG Board meeting will be held:

    Wednesday, September 12th
    4:00 – 5:00 pm
    Chester County Economic Development
    737 Constitution Drive • Exton, PA 19341

    Our board meeting will be followed by a presentation on Using Incentives To Attract & Retain Your Best Talent. Networking including all of the Industry Partnerships will be held immediately after. For more information visit Networking and Presentation 9.12.18. Don’t forget to “Call One/Bring One.”

    Advance registration required. Please click here to register.

    Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact Kathy Field at kfield@ccedcpa.com.



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