Hello Tech & Innovation Community Members,

We've spent the last several years talking about talent. And we'll likely spend the next several years talking about talent as well. While building pipeline continues to be important, we must also focus on the critical component of continued training of tech workers to build the next generation of engineering leaders.

On Monday, October 21st, the Tech & Innovation Community is hosting a combination presentation/workshop to help mid-level engineers chart their growth plan and explore how they can build credibility and achieve the next steps in the career. More information and registration can be found here.

And check out a great profile of someone who has created her dream career featuring Kari Haworth, CTO of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, which is part of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.

Do you know someone that should be featured in our Tech & Inno profiles? Let me know.

Hope to see you all in person soon!

Best regards,
Sara Fraim
Vice President
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  • How do I grow in my career – for the mid-level engineer (virtual workshop): You have moved from the earliest stage of your career and are now a mid-level engineer. It is at this juncture that you should begin to chart out a plan for the next steps in your career. Join us for this event where you will walk away with actionable next steps to take in your career journey. Learn more and register here.

  • Cloud Cost Optimization (on-demand): Gary Sloper, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Macronet Services, goes beyond simply lowering your costs and delves into the importance of a partnership between engineering and finance and the new role of fin ops. Watch here.

  • Leveraging Low Code (on-demand): Check out our on-demand program, Leveraging Low Code, featuring Luis Giraldo, RVP of Value Consulting Americas, OutSystems; Deb Gildersleeve, CIO, Quickbase; and Sunil Muduli, Advisory Manager, KPMG. Watch here.
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  • Cloud & DevOps: Continuous Transformation - Online Course (partner event): MIT Professional Education is proud to announce this new, practical program that will explain the vast technological transformation that has occurred in recent years. Content and activities are designed to allow participants to become part of this transformation through technologies such as DevOps and Cloud Computing. Learn more. 
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