Partnership Gwinnett Technology Forum


Upcoming Forum:

Technology, Talent & Trends: Strategies for Recruiting & Retaining an IT Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 @ Gwinnett Technical College

With technology unemployment rate averaging 2.7 percent nationally, recruitment and retention of a talented workforce is a recognized industry– and nation-wide challenge. Join our panel of experts and practitioners as they explore the industry’s high-demand occupations, talent acquisition recruitment and retention challenges, and strategies to attract and keep top talent.

Who Should Attend?


  • Human Resources executives, managers and recruiters
  • CEOs, CIOs and CTOs
  • SVPs, EVPs and VPs responsible and/or involved in strategic technology initiatives
  • IT and network executives and managers

What You Will Learn


  • The good, the bad & the ugly: Strategies companies have explored and/or implemented —and whether they are worth your time or not
  • Debunking the myths: Find out what’s real and what’s not as our experts take on some of the most commonly heard myths associated with recruiting and retaining tech talent

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Nancy Bache

Talent Acquisition Regional Leader, Americas

NCR Corporation



John Gardner


Luckie & Company


John Gardner is a strategic visionary with more than 17 years of experience in customer relationship management, database marketing, and business intelligence. He is the driver and architect behind numerous multichannel relationship-marketing efforts, as well as an expert in measurable data-driven marketing initiatives and consumer segmentation, models and profiling. His skill set includes developing extensive multidimensional relational databases and managing closed-loop analytics, including statistical modeling, database reporting, web analytics, and interactive reporting. In addition, John is an expert at defining and ensuring the capture of key performance indicators. Prior to cofounding Integrative Logic, John was with Southern Progress Corporation, the largest regional magazine and book publisher in the country. He also served as director of business intelligence for imc2, a full-service interactive agency. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional, as well as a recognized speaker and consultant.


Crystal Kadakia

Speaker & Founder

Career Indulgence


Crystal Kadakia is a rising thought leader, invited speaker, and human capital consultant for topics related to the Generation Driven Talent Gap and The Future of the Workplace. Her company, Career Indulgence, leverages generations now to prepare for the impending talent gap of tomorrow through training and consulting solutions. The training solutions included the acclaimed online Generation University™ and the on-site Generation Collaboration Model™. The consulting solutions focus on providing strategic solutions for 5 key elements that reduce the talent gap risk. Her education background includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Her professional background includes engineering, project management, and subsequently training management work for a global Fortune 500 company. She is a Huffington Post Blogger, past TEDx speaker, as well as a past contributor to T+D and recipient of numerous ATD awards.


Dave McMullen - Moderator




Technology, Talent & Trends: Strategies for Recruiting & Retaining an IT Workforce

December 16 Technology Forum

Networking: 7:30—8 am Program: 8—9 am