Schedule

The TechServe Alliance Executive Summit

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

 

TechServe Alliance Board of Directors Meeting 
Invite Only 
 

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Registration Open

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

TechServe Workshop: Building a Technology Staffing Firm of Enduring Value: What it Takes 
This interactive workshop will do a deep dive into what is necessary to build significant enterprise value.     

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 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

TechServe Workshop: 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.  
 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

TechServe Virtual Roundtable: An In person Meet Up
The connections on Zoom have been fantastic, but don’t miss out on a great opportunity to connect in person at the Executive Summit.  The TechServe team will reach out to each virtual Executive Roundtable to coordinate an in person meet up. 
 

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where Technology Leaders Gather
SIM & TechServe Celebration & Opening Reception 

SIM & TechServe come together to celebrate (and contribute) to the SIM Foundation programs that support the development of technology workers – a valued and shared interest by all of us.  

As is the tradition of TechServe, you will enjoy a night of exceptional networking, fine food and drink and wonderful entertainment under the stars of the California desert. 

TechServe Alliance and SIM Forum

Recruiting and Retaining Technical Talent Today and Beyond

An Interactive Forum Jointly Hosted by TechServe Alliance and the Society for Information Management (SIM)  

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 have 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.   

8:00 am - 9:00 am

 

Networking Breakfast with SIM & TechServe Alliance
Continental breakfast provided.
 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Executive Summit & Talent Forum Opening

State of the Tech Talent : A Discussion with SIM & TechServe Alliance 
Mark Roberts, CEO, TechServe Alliance
Mark Taylor, CEO, Society of Information Management (SIM)

 

9:30 am - 11:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 am - 11:45 am

 

Prospering Through the Changes in 2023 
Alan Beaulieu, Economist, CEO & Founder, ITR

With a reputation as an accurate, straightforward (and yes funny) economist, Alan Beaulieu, will share his valuable insights and statistical expertise on the state of the economy during these turbulent times and more importantly will tell you how to use that information to prepare your business for the future.  

 

TechServe & SIM Sponsors Supplier Showcase 
TechServe & SIM’s valued suppliers showcase their services and technology that make your firm better. There will be opportunities to schedule private meetings with Suppliers and Sponsors. 

 

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

 

The IT Talent Challenge:  IT Leaders and Staffing Executives Speak
Panel of CIO (Chief Information Officer) and Staffing Leaders

While many of the fundamental drivers of success in business remain constant, the environment in which technology leaders and staffing and solutions firms operate has changed dramatically.   

In this candid discussion moderated by the leaders of Society for Information Management and TechServe Alliance, CIOs and IT staffing executives will focus on how best to respond to and leverage the seismic shift in the business and employment landscape including the ‘Great Reassessment’, employee demands for remote work, and the unprecedented difficulty in hiring and retaining internal teams and technical talent.     

 

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Executive Women’s Lunch 

A must attend networking event that brings together executive women leaders. Hear personal and professional stories of triumph and participate in roundtable hot topic discussions. TechServe will be inviting women executives from the SIM community to join us for this important networking opportunity. 

 

Sponsored by:

 

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Networking Roundtable Lunch 

Networking lunch with SIM attendees and subject matter experts that can give you clear takeaways and actionable ideas. Our SIM colleagues will host tables on issues that are important to CIOs and their staffing partners. You will also have an opportunity to connect with suppliers about their latest staffing technologies and services. 

Have an idea for a topic? Want to host a roundtable? Reach out to staff@techservealliance.org and share your idea. There are only a limited number of roundtable hosts available – reach out early with your ideas. 

 

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

 

Tech Talent IMPACT! Talks

Fast paced, IMPACT! Talks feature three compelling speakers sharing powerful ideas in the space of 60 minutes. These brief high impact talks are designed to disrupt ordinary thinking and inspire you to reimagine what is possible.  

 

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

 

Transition Break  

 

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

 

Breakout Sessions: What Matters to CIOs & Technology Staffing Firms

In these break-out sessions, we uncover industry concerns and initiatives that are top of mind for both tech staffing firms and their clients and discuss immediate and lasting solutions. Sessions will be smaller allowing for candid conversations, feedback, and opportunities to connect. Sessions will share challenges, ideas, and best practices for addressing the topics that come across our desks every day, like: 

  • Making a lasting impact on DE&I within our organizations  

  • Meeting the demand for tech talent – what’s possible? 

  • Identifying and combatting the challenges around verifying candidates and their skills  

  • Forging enduring partnerships between clients & technology staffing firms  

 

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Transition Break  

 

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

 

Connectable:  How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In 
Ryan Jenkins, Generations Keynote Speaker, Millennial and Gen Z Author, Workplace Loneliness Expert 

Connectable: How Leaders at Any Level Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In 

Remote work, advancing technology, and an always-on work culture are fracturing our relationships resulting in deep disconnection. A colossal 72% of global workers feel lonely at least monthly; with 55% saying at least weekly. Feelings of isolation and loneliness among employees are on the rise, and contribute to a real and growing mental health problem that affects both individuals and organizations. You’ll learn how addressing the issues―and finding practical, effective solutions―can transform an isolated workforce to one that’s happier, more engaged, and more productive in their efforts. 

Combining a decade of leadership consulting and firsthand workplace loneliness research, Ryan Jenkins distills everything you need, showing you what’s causing today’s loneliness, the role inclusion plays in solving it, and how you can decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, retention, and performance with employees at every level―including yourself.  

Audiences Gain: 

  • An awareness of loneliness, the modern causes, and its impact on business. 

  • Ability to identify workers in need of belonging and how to deliver it for them. 

  • The 4-step Less Loneliness Framework™ to create connected, driven, and high-performing teams.  

 

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Technology Leaders Connect 
Happy Hour Reception

Time to network and connect to discuss the great take aways from the Tech Talent Forum. Cocktails and a tasting appetizer menu presented by the great chefs of the La Quinta Resort – highlighting the wonderful food of Southern California. 

 

7:00 pm

 

Dinner on Own
Please reach out for some great options in the Palm Springs area. 

The TechServe Alliance Executive Summit

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast
Continental breakfast provided.

 

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Supplier Showcase Open
TechServe's valued suppliers showcase their services and technology that make your firm better.
 

9:00 am - 10:15 am

TechServe General Session
Specific Sessions are in Development.  Check agenda often as content is added as it is finalized. 

 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions for Technology Staffing Firms
Breakout sessions will focus on how technology staffing firms can respond to and leverage the seismic shift in the business and employment landscape including the ‘Great Reassessment’, employee demands for remote work, and the unprecedented difficulty in hiring and retaining internal teams and technical talent.     

Content for breakout sessions will focus on these core themes: 

• Succeeding in a Work-from-Anywhere-Sell-to-Anywhere-World 

• Leadership and Culture 

• Building and Retaining a High Performing Team 

• The Staffing Firm Tech Stack 
 

Specific Sessions are in Development.  Check agenda often as content is added as it is finalized. 

 

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Large Firm Forum

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.  Participants must register in advance for the Large Firm Forum. Registration includes a private networking lunch.
 

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

TechServe Networking Lunch

Join industry experts for lunch and discuss your challenges directly with experts that can give you clear takeaways and actionable ideas. Suppliers will host tables about their latest staffing technologies and services. Subject Matter experts will share creative solutions in recruiting, M&A, legal/HR, sales best practices, compensation strategies and many more.  

Have an idea for a topic? Want to host a roundtable? Reach out to staff@techservealliance.org and share your idea. 

 

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm 

Transition Break

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will focus on how technical staffing firms can respond to and leverage the seismic shift in the business and employment landscape including the ‘Great Reassessment’, employee demands for remote work, and the unprecedented difficulty in hiring and retaining internal teams and technical talent.     

Content for breakout sessions will focus on these core themes: 

• Succeeding in a Work-from-Anywhere-Sell-to-Anywhere-World 

• Leadership and Culture 

• Building and Retaining a High Performing Staffing Team 

• The Staffing Firm Tech Stack  

 

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Transition Break

 

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will focus on how technical staffing firms can respond to and leverage the seismic shift in the business and employment landscape including the ‘Great Reassessment’, employee demands for remote work, and the unprecedented difficulty in hiring and retaining internal teams and technical talent.     

Content for breakout sessions will focus on these core themes: 

• Succeeding in a Work-from-Anywhere-Sell-to-Anywhere-World 

• Leadership and Culture 

• Building and Retaining a High Performing Staffing Team 

• The Staffing Firm Tech Stack  

 

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Transition Break

 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing General Session

Content in Development  
 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Closing Cocktails
Join your TechServe Executive Summit attendees, TechServe Board of Directors and the TechServe team for casual discussions about the Summit, industry issues and ideas for the future. 


TechServe is building content now.  We welcome your ideas for breakout sessions, speakers and your participation.  Please reach out with your ideas at staff@techservealliance.org 

If you have questions, please contact staff@techservealliance.org