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

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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.


Panel 1: What is 21st Century Workforce Development?

Majora Carter, Founder and CEO of StartUpBox.South Bronx

Jukay HsuFounder of Coalition for Queens

Angie Kamath, Executive Director of Per Scholas


Coffee Break/Networking


Panel 2: What is working in 21st Century Workforce Development?

Steven Adler, Innovation Team Leader at IBM

Barbara Chang, CEO at Code to Work

Keith Klain, CEO at Doran Jones Testing


Concluding Remarks


Networking Lunch



Questions? Contact Indrani Das at 

Participating Organizations

Apprentice CO*OP



City University of New York

Coalition for Queens


Code to Work

The Cooper Union

Control Group

Cornell NYC Tech



Dev Bootcamp


The Door - A Center for Alternatives

Doran Jones

Empire State Development


Executive Chamber, New York State Governor's Office



Flatiron School

General Assembly

Grace Institute

Henkels & McCoy

Henry Street Settlement


Juma Ventures

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 Comptroller

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

Per Scholas

Propact LLC

Queens Library

Queens Vocational and Technical High School

Queensborough Community College

Robin Hood Foundation

School for Poetic Computation

Startup Box: South Bronx

Startup Institute


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

Year Up


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