Breakout Session 2 - Operations
The Digital-Ready Workforce: Transforming People and Processes

Tuesday, June 6     1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Workforce readiness for the technology well-spring of need and opportunity has reached critical status across the communications ecosystem. The transformation of network architectures and components has driven a change in processes and skills to design, implement, and operate the network. This includes all staff who work for enterprise, military, and government on information and communications systems.  Students are not graduating with the skills needed. Government visa policies are making it difficult to keep the best and brightest trained international students in the United States. Retirement of senior staff is creating a knowledge drain. And existing staff do not always have the training they need to keep up with the latest technologies.  As part of its move to develop skills training programs, TIA will guide the discussion at this Jam session to include: The business impact the employee imbalance is creating. The primary staffing challenges that currently exist. Key knowledge gaps that are being observed. What companies are doing at this time to address these needs. The resources in in-house programs, universities, and other educational institutions, including online services, that exist and are under development to meet this need. What federal and local government agencies can do to address this need.