Merten Speaks at Conference on IT Workforce Issues

Posted: January 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Thursday, Jan. 20, Women in Technology (WIT) presents “Recruitment, Retention, and the New Models for Work,” an event at which representatives from government, industry, and academia discuss issues related to the work shortage in the information technology field.

Topics addressed by the speakers include ways companies and managers recruit and retain high-quality employees; the impact the workforce shortage has on how we grow our businesses, stay competitive, and achieve our business goals; and ways to leverage opportunities that this new paradigm presents. The event is held in collaboration with the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA).

The speakers are Ira Hobbs, deputy CIO, USDA; Alan Merten, president, George Mason University; Eva Neumann, president, ENC Marketing, Inc.; Ernst Volgenau, president, SRA International; and Marjorie Bynum, director of workforce development, ITAA (moderator). The event is held at the Ritz Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, in McLean. Networking and a buffet begin at 6 p.m., and the program runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register on the WIT website. The cost for standard members is $35 prepaid or $40 at the door; the cost for nonmembers is $45 prepaid or $55 at the door.

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