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Event Details

Date: Postponed

Location: Aetna – 151 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Conference Center

Cost: $15 for CTRA and SMA members; $20 for Guests

Among all occupations, scientific and technical services professionals have seen the largest growth in year-over-year employment in the greater Hartford area. Demand and competition for technical professionals will continue to grow as new companies enter the capital region, and existing employers grapple with emerging technologies.  CTRA and SMA will explore the challenges and trends in attracting and retaining a technology workforce in today’s highly competitive labor market in our presentation and panel discussion – Total Rewards for Tech Professionals in a Digital World.

This session is a master class in how to define, pay and reward tech professionals in the volatile world of disruptive technologies, constant tech skills deficits, and accelerating pace of change. David Foote will share innovative compensation and total rewards practices that are demonstrating astonishing effectiveness; review U.S. salary, total cash compensation, and skills pay survey benchmarks for critical technology jobs and skills.  You will also hear from industry practitioners who are on the front line of defining and planning for their future workforce, and wrestling with talent acquisition and retention in the greater Hartford region.

Five key questions will be answered:

  1. Trends: What is trending right now in compensation and total rewards for hot tech jobs, skills, and certifications driven by disruptive tech growth? 
  2. Pay: What are the *real* market level salaries and skills/certifications pay premiums for selected tech jobs, skills, and certifications in A.I./Machine Learning; Internet of Everything; Blockchain; Big Data Analytics; Cybersecurity; Cloud; Mobile; Digital Product Development and other disruptors? (data from 3,500 employers in Foote Partners’ 2020 IT Professional Salary Survey and 2020 IT Skills and Certifications Pay IndexTM
  3. Analysis: What’s the latest in market pay and supply/demand gaps for 1,100 tech related certified and noncertified skills at 3,500 U.S. employers. 
  4. Solutions: What framework has had the most success in documenting and equalizing jobs across the enterprise and correcting problems in paying, rewarding and repairing tech job inconsistencies and skills gaps?
  5. Forecasts: What tech jobs and skills that will be most in demand as this digital-intensive environment evolves over the next 3 years? What should employers be doing right now to prepare for compensation and total rewards during the disruptive technology evolution?

Speaker Biographies

David Foote

Chief Analyst at Foote Partners since 1997, is a tech labor trends benchmark research pioneer and one of the most quoted industry authorities on global technology workforce evolution. After building his reputation at Gartner and several Silicon Valley companies, he has spent more than two decades introducing groundbreaking data-driven HR and technology benchmark research and analysis techniques focused on tech/business cross-skilling and management, while also innovating industry practices for more accurate compensation benchmarking and tracking/forecasting tech skills supply and demand. 

Scott Waller

Scott is currently an Executive Director in Aetna’s IT Delivery Division and plays a lead role in developing innovative technology solutions focused on future-proofing business operations through digital transformation.  He provides strategic thought leadership to shape, incubate and deliver emerging technologies to enable business results. He currently leads many of Aetna’s Technical Centers of Excellence and Shared Services such as the Artificial Intelligence, Salesforce, Robotics Process Automation, Intelligent Automation, Mobile & other Next Generation Technologies and manages Aetna’s Enterprise Technology Lab.  Scott is also responsible for defining and implementing Aetna’s DevSecOps adoption to modernize software development practices fostering a continuous improvement culture across the enterprise.  

Jamie L. Perry

Jamie L. Perry is First Vice President & Chief Security Officer at COCC. Jamie’s responsibilities include overseeing Enterprise Risk Management and Physical and Information Security programs surrounding the organization. Jamie spearheads the development efforts of COCC’s Security Operations Center (SOC), a 24×7 cybersecurity monitoring solution created to protect our clients, which is critical in today’s cyber landscape.

Christina Zajac

Christina Zajac is an HR Analyst at COCC. Christina’s responsibilities include serving as the system administrator and subject matter expert on the company’s HRIS. Over the past year, she successfully implemented many modules and held multiple management and employee training sessions on the system. Additionally, she plays an active role in ensuring COCC’s compensation programs are aligned with and support COCC’s business objectives, internal equity and market competitiveness.