WE’RE BUILDING THE ICT WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE.

 
 

As Information/ Communications/ Technology (ICT) businesses continue to boom in the Bay, some assume that a career in ICT is only for those with advanced degrees or the most developed professional networks. The business champions and community partners at the Bay ICT Partnership disagree.

Employers want to hire Bay residents. Locals employees have a connection to the community and prove more productive than their colleagues who suffer through long commutes from neighboring regions. At the Bay ICT Partnership we are aligning the needs of employers with education/training programs to ensure that companies thrive on local talent.

Because when they thrive on local talent, everyone benefits.

 
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OUR MODEL

INDUSTRY LED, COMMUNITY SUPPORTED.

We believe that through an industry-led, community-supported partnerships we strengthen regional economies and connect people to jobs.

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OUR CHAMPIONS

A SHARED COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS.

 
 

Our business champions share a commitment to the success of their businesses and a passion for ensuring economic opportunity for everyone in the region. Their business expertise and commitment to the Bay drive everything we do.

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Our community partners range from educators to workforce boards and economic development organizations. These community leaders have the experience and know-how to build the workforce of the future. 

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OUR LEADERSHIP.

We draw from backgrounds in technology, communications, and information services,
and we understand what it takes to build strong partnerships.

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BARBARA LESLIE
CEO Oakland Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Port Commissioner
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25 plus years working for and with Oakland and the East Bay Region’s large and small employers, civic leaders and community members to ensure we grow jobs in our region, as well as prepare our local workforce for those jobs of the future.

BJORN PAVE
CO-CHAIR, Information Technology at POPSUGAR
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Bjorn is a seasoned IT professional with over ten years of experience managing operations and applications teams across the US, EMEA and Asia in publicly-traded, SOX-audited companies. Experienced with implementing IT governance, project management, and operations management methodology within IT organizations.

 

TIM AHERN
Co-Chair, Salesforce
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Tim is an experienced Talent Acquisition Leader with a track record of building recruiting functions for scale and growth including two of the most successful and fastest growing cloud technology companies on the planet, Workday and Salesforce.

KISH RAJAN
Principal, Kish Rajan Public Affairs
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Kish Rajan has a 20-year track record of success in government and the private sector. He brings critical insight and partnerships to support the renewal of our vital workforce systems.

 
 
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