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
700 Welch Road, Suite 110, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Tuesday, 11th of June 2019

Vina Enoteca, Palo Alto

Attended by:

Chief Executive Officer of Markable Solutions
Chief Executive Officer of Nexient
Chief Executive Officer of Zeality
Chief Financial Officer of Lastline
Chief People Officer of Chegg
Managing Director of Modis
Managing Director of Synapse Product Development
Managing Director of South Valley Angels
Head, Global People Operations of Lastline
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations of Fitbit
Vice President, Data Product & Strategy of Adara
Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Silver Peak
Global Director, Industries Marketing of SAP Customer Experience
Associate Director, People Operations of Nevro
Senior Director, Revenue of Confluent
Senior Director, Product Marketing & Growth of BirdEye
Senior Director, Product Enablement of ThoughtSpot
Director, Operations of Branch
Senior Manager, Materials Program Management of Fitbit

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