New York City is experiencing a technology transformation which is positively effecting the city's economy and changing the city's trajectory into the future.
As encouraging as this trend may be, the city is facing a widening short and long term talent gap as both startups and more established traditional employers rush to hire trained 21st century workers who can help them grow and innovate.
Many new and some established organizations have started initiatives to address this problem by creating programs for workforce development, coding, and other forms of tech education in the hopes of filling the jobs employers need with as many New Yorkers as possible.
As tech training, workforce development, and education field grows, policy makers and funders are also trying to understand what works, what doesn't, how to measure success, and what resources are needed or should be redirected to develop the talent pipeline that New York City so desperately needs in order to effectively compete in the 21st century global economy.
A number of organizations working in the field have come together to produce this event as a resource for all of us to meet each other, learn what others are doing, forge new relationships and collaborations and hopefully give everyone a sense that they are part of a growing, vibrant, and dynamic community that can work together to achieve greater scale and impact.
Among the organizations collaborating on this event are the event sponsor New York Tech Meetup, along with Coalition for Queens, Startup Box, Per Scholas, FedCap, Code2Work, and the New School, among others. Members of the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development will also participate.
Thank you and we look forward to working with you to make a strong New York workforce of the 21st century,
New York City Tech Talent Summit
Welcome Address: Andrew Rasiej, Chairman of NYTM
Sponsor Address: Tim Marshall, Provost of The New School
Keynote Address: Katy Gaul-Stigge
Katy is the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development reporting to Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development. Most recently, she was Deputy Commissioner at Human Resources Administration (HRA) for Employment & Contracts directing over $170 million in programs such as the Back 2 Work, Jobs-Plus, and subsidized job programs. She launched programs to help TANF clients graduate from degree programs, a Text-2-Work program to text open job orders, and contextualized literacy program. She has over a decade in city service, including as Assistant Commissioner at Small Business Services (SBS) where she led the Training and Advancement team and launched NYC Training Guide and expanded Advance at Work. She is a graduate of Columbia School of Social Work and Mt. Holyoke College.
City University of New York
Coalition for Queens
Code to Work
The Cooper Union
Cornell NYC Tech
The Door - A Center for Alternatives
Empire State Development
Executive Chamber, New York State Governor's Office
Henkels & McCoy
Henry Street Settlement
LaGuardia Community College
Macaulay Honors College
Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC
Mayor's Office of Workforce Development
Museum of the Moving Image
The New School
NYC Employment and Training Coalition
New York Code + Design Academy
New York Public Library
NY Tech Meetup
NYC Computer Clubhouse
NYC Department of Education
NYC Department of Small Business Services
NYC Economic Development Corporation
NYC Human Resources Administration
NYCLMIS - CUNY Grad Center
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Office of Housing and Economic Development
Office of the Mayor
Open Technology Institute
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Queens Vocational and Technical High School
Queensborough Community College
Robin Hood Foundation
School for Poetic Computation
Startup Box: South Bronx
The Frontier Project
The New York Community Trust
Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Workforce Opportunity Services