Leaders in Canadian tech are rallying online next week to learn, share, network and grow at Tech Talent North.
Originally founded in 2002 by the HR Tech Group, the Tech Talent Conference carved out a reputation as a thoughtful and highly curated forum for leaders in Human Resources in BC’s thriving tech community.
This year they’ve joined forces with Vancouver’s Cube Business Media to take the event online and National. The scaled-up and re-branded version of the acclaimed conference is now known as Tech Talent North — drawing tech talent game changers from coast-to-coast.
While attendees won’t be meeting physically this year, there will be plenty of opportunities to network with peers to learn from their challenges and successes. Using innovative technology, attendees can connect to have meaningful conversations with conference delegates, speakers and other players in the tech ecosystem.
Stephanie Hollingshead, CEO of HR Tech Group adds, “While many sectors weakened, Canada’s tech sector has continued to grow overall during this pandemic. We are seeing some explosive growth within SaaS, VFX, gaming, clean tech, AI and life sciences, and the overall demand for key technical and leadership talent continues to outstrip the supply. Attracting, hiring, retaining, and motivating a diverse technical workforce is critical to these companies’ successes.”
Helping shape the Tech Talent North program is an array of advisors from firms such as Shopify, Ceridian, Unbounce, Kabam Games, Certn, Visier, Routific, and Hootsuite.
“During the pandemic, HR issues have emerged as some of the top challenges for Canadian tech companies. The 2021 conference will showcase the most compelling workforce planning, diversity, talent acquisition and culture curation solutions. We will share how the best managed companies have tackled rapid changes to their workforces,” says Laurie Murdoch, 2021 Conference Chair, Vice President, People & Organization, Sony Pictures Imageworks.