Technologist Talk

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Latest Episodes

E21: Why Everyday Technologists Are More Important than Tech “Rock Stars”
January 31, 2020

Are you – or another aspiring technologist in your life – the next incarnation of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Probably not, says CEO, award-winning author and social innovator . And that’s just the way it should be. In this...

E20: How Employers Can Overcome Their “Trust Gap” and Hire Great Technologists
December 18, 2019

The best fit for a tech position is a candidate who’s done the same job before, right? Maybe not, says CEO, award-winning author and social innovator . In this episode, Charles explains how employers seeking to fill jobs working with technology must...

E19: TechGirlz Update: How to Follow Up a Record-Breaking Year by Blazing New Trails
November 30, 2019

founder sits in for Charles Eaton to recount the organization’s successes since being acquired by earlier this year. She also previews the new trails will blaze in 2020. 

E18: Why the U.S. Cybersecurity Talent Gap Threatens National Security on Two Fronts
October 28, 2019

Which is at greater risk from our nation’s cybersecurity talent gap? Government or private technology infrastructure? Before answering, maybe we should consider whether, today, the distinction between public and private tech even matters. And in...

E17: Why Creating Confidence is the Secret to Closing the Tech Skills Gap
October 09, 2019

The tech skills gap in the U.S. Economy is about numbers, right? Employers have more jobs working with technology available than qualified candidates to fill them. Simple, yes? No, says CEO, social innovator and award-winning author Charles...

E16: Flying in Formation: How Technologists across Industries Can Narrow the IT Skills Gap (Guest Interview: Vice President, Strategic Workforce Relationships, CompTIA)
August 30, 2019

Clever ducks fly in formation, working together to go farther, faster. How can this principle from nature be applied to narrowing the IT Skills Gap? , CompTIA’s new Vice President of Strategic Workforce Relationships, has some answers in this...

E15: Why Employers Seeking Cybersecurity Talent Look First for Soft Business Skills (Guest Interview: Todd Thibodeaux, CEO CompTIA)
July 24, 2019

What cybersecurity skills are most in-demand in today’s IT job market? Building firewalls? Spotting malware? Penetration testing? None of above, says our guest expert CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux, who believes soft business skills – such as...

What the Business of Basketball Can Teach Companies about Nurturing Tech Talent
June 21, 2019

Which industry provides the best model for filling our nation’s tech skills gap? In his recent talk at the U.S. News & World Report “Workforce of Tomorrow” event, award-winning author, social innovator and CEO Charles Eaton says look to pro...

How Technologists Make Unconscious Attitudes & Behaviors Conscious (The 5 Traits of Technologists – Part 5)
June 21, 2019

Great technologists hold themselves to standards that don’t tolerate racism, sexism, ageism or any approach that demeans others inside or outside their organizations. How? Award-winning author, social innovator and CEO Charles Eaton says...

E14: How Technologists Make Unconscious Attitudes & Behaviors Conscious (The 5 Traits of Technologists – Part 5)
June 18, 2019

Great technologists hold themselves to standards that don’t tolerate racism, sexism, ageism or any approach that demeans others inside or outside their organizations. How? Award-winning author, social innovator and CEO Charles Eaton says...