Special Summit Sessions

TechServe Alliance and SIM Forum
The TechServe & SIM Forum is the kickoff event of the Executive Summit Program—No Separate Registration Required 

Recruiting and Retaining Technical Talent Today and Beyond 
An Interactive Forum, jointly hosted by TechServe Alliance and the Society for Information Management (SIM) 
November 8, 2022 

The pandemic has wrought tremendous disruption to the business landscape and the world of work.  Against the backdrop of the perennial shortage of technical talent, the expectations of IT and engineering professionals has changed dramatically.  

At the Executive Summit, technology staffing executives will have an opportunity to join with CIOs, CTOs and other IT leaders in an interactive exploration of key trends impacting the recruiting and retention of technical talent: 

  • Increased expectations of IT and engineering professionals to dictate how, when, and where they will work 

  • The challenge of maintaining company culture in remote and hybrid work environments 

  • Expectations of greater workforce diversity and social responsibility 

Additionally, the forum will feature keynotes by a highly engaging economist and a thought leader in employee engagement in a remote and isolated world as well as candid conversations that get to the heart of what really matters to key stakeholders in attracting, hiring, and retaining IT and engineering professionals. Staffing executives will be able to continue those conversations one-on-one with technology leaders during multiple networking opportunities scheduled throughout the day.  

Large Firm Forum 
November 9, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

(Separate registration required) ** $250 ** Space is Limited. 

The Large Firm Forum is a one-day event specifically designed for C-level executives of large technology staffing and solutions firms.  A facilitated discussion, the forum focuses on the business challenges and opportunities of larger firms. A unique opportunity to engage with industry peers and learn how others are responding in a dynamic marketplace.  

Limited to Executives with Technology Staffing Firms Over $100 Million in Revenue 

Separate registration required  

Pre-Summit Workshop for the Growing Firm 
November 7, 2022 
2:00 – 5:00 pm 

(Separate registration required) ** $250 ** Space is Limited

Building a Technology Staffing Firm of Enduring Value: What it Takes 

While many owners of technology staffing and solutions firms have built businesses that provide them with good, and in some cases great incomes, they have not taken the necessary steps to build a company of enduring value.  For those management teams that want to truly build a firm of extraordinary value that will be highly sought after by future acquirers, what does it take? Spoiler Alert: It is not easy and requires investment!   

This interactive workshop will do a deep dive into what is necessary to build significant enterprise value.  Delivered by industry veterans with a track record of success and drawing upon insights gleaned from the TechServe Alliance M&A Marketplace Program, this workshop will explore what is necessary to achieve a high value exit.    

Topics to include:  

  • Accelerating growth and scaling revenue  

  • Client diversification  

  • Driving above average gross margins & profitability  

  • Investing in a leadership team  

  • Creating a remarkable company culture  

  • Differentiation in a crowded marketplace 

Pre-Summit Workshop  
November 7, 2022 
2:00 – 5:00 pm

(Separate registration required) ** $250 ** Space is Limited. 

Creating a Tech Stack – What Tech do You Really Need for Your Staffing Firm 

Technology industry experts will provide an overview of technology that is needed today, challenge firms to think about future needs, and provide a road map on how to prepare for your firm’s technology innovation.