The Ortus Discussion Series: Shaping Talent in The Bay Area

An exclusive breakfast discussion for senior executives of prominent companies in the Bay Area

The Bay Area: The Epicenter of the US Talent Crisis

Record high housing prices, the emergence of new tech cities and higher salary expectations are placing increased pressure on both mature and startup companies to attract and retain top talent in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The LinkedIn 2019 Workforce Report identifies the Bay Area as having the largest skills shortage of any City in the USA across all skills needed by employers. The largest shortages are within IT & Tech related fields. A problem likely to intensify even further as half of the Bay Area’s mid-career tech workers is beginning to seek opportunities outside the Valley. Even, the Unicorns are leaving. Lending Club, announced it will downsize its presence on the west coast by 41% before year-end due to costs and lack of access to affordable talent. Companies need to look at alternative strategies to remain competitive and innovative in a rapidly changing business ecosystem. One such alternative strategy is tapping growing international talent pools in emerging business hubs.

Join us to discuss:

  • Are you feeling the effects of the skills shortage, how is this affecting your business growth?
  • What are the best strategies to address the drying San Francisco (Bay Area) Talent Pool?
  • Is there a better Offshoring model than Outsourcing?

7:30 AM Arrival of guests and breakfast reception
8:00 AM Introduction and a short address by KMC Solutions
8:15 AM Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group over breakfast
9:30 AM Breakfast Discussion Comes to a close and continuation of Networking

Vina Enoteca

Tuesday, 11th of June 2019

Vina Enoteca, Palo Alto

Chief Executive Officer at Markable Solutions

Chief Executive Officer at Nexient

Chief Executive Officer at Zeality

Chief Financial Officer at Lastline

Chief People Officer at Chegg

Managing Director at Modis

Managing Director at Synapse Product Development

Managing Director at South Valley Angels

Head of Global People Operations at Lastline

Vice President, Supply Chain Operations at Fitbit

Vice President, Data Product & Strategy at Adara

Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Silver Peak

Global Director, Industries Marketing at SAP Customer Experience

Associate Director, People Operations at Nevro

Senior Director, Revenue at Confluent

Senior Director, Product Marketing & Growth at BirdEye

Senior Director, Product Enablement at ThoughtSpot

Director, Operations at Branch

Senior Manager, Materials Program Management at Fitbit

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