TECNA Digest - October 2019

TECNA Board Chair Message
Over the past year, the TECNA discussion streams at our events have added a focus on diversity and inclusion to the broader spectrum of issues around tech talent. Last week I attended a conference in Halifax called Innovate Atlantic, organized by TECNA member Volta. One of the breakout sessions looked at aspects of the D&I issue including the role of leadership, not just in ensuring real progress on D&I but also in managing critical workplace and HR changes driven by today's wave of automation. Panel speaker Victoria Pelletier wrote recently "...the shape of leadership may be encountering its own change right now. It appears that a rapidly evolving AI landscape demands human leadership versed in the soft skills that motivate, guide and support the well-being of workers." 
While diversity and inclusion, and the leadership needed to continue to make real progress, must remain integral to the tech talent agenda and discourse, the future of work in North America is bringing with it a host of challenges and changes to occupations and labor markets, employers, and communities. These changes, along with our demographic realities, will inevitably influence the work we do around talent and workforce development, but will also play a role in our own staff recruitment and retention, as well as the value proposition we can offer our members.  

Doug Robertson
TECNA Board Chair
President & CEO,
Venn Innovation, Inc
Register for Nov. 6-7 CompTIA/TECNA Policy Summit
CompTIA Tech Summit/TECNA Policy Summit
November 6-7, 2019
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, California

CompTIA i bringing together CompTIA and TECNA members focused on US government affairs and government solutions to converge at this two-day, must-attend policy and public sector event. The Summit will explore the 2020 presidential election; how AI, automation and political transformation impact future initiatives; host a hot topic discussion with state CIOs and much more! TECNA members (CEOs, tech council staff, government affairs consultants) as well as your corporate members receive complimentary registration with promo code "TECNA" (instead of paying the $350 CompTIA non-member rate). Hotel Block deadline is Oct. 15 - call Brooke Shevtsov to book at 630-678-8403 or email bshevtsov@comptia.org Click here to view details and register with CompTIA

On the morning of November 7th, TECNA Members will convene for a
Fall Policy Summit addressing policy issues on the federal and state level. You're then invited to a TECNA Happy Hour on Thursday evening in beautiful Laguna Beach - Click Here to Register for the TECNA Happy Hour Reception.
CEO Retreat 2020
Save the Date!
March 17-19, 2020
Las Alcobas , Napa Valley, California

The 2020 TECNA CEO Retreat will be held at the fabulous and exclusive Las Alcobas resort in the heart of California's historic wine country. The renowned  Beringer Winery  i s immediately adjacent to the property, providing easy logistics for a group tasting. Mark  your calendars and look for registration to open up in late 2019/early 2020.  
Summer Conference 2020

Save the Date!
July 22-24, 2020
The 2020 TECNA Summer Conference will be hosted by TECNA member Pittsburgh Technology Council and held in Pittsburgh, PA, July 22-24, 2020. 

TECNA Member News
WEtech portfolio client BinSentry wins the THRIVE-Forbes Innovation Icon Award along with a $100,000 investment from SVG Ventures - click here.

CMG's 45th IMPACT Conference is Feb 9 to 12, 2020. It's going to be a great event with world-class speakers, conference sessions, networking events, and a tech expo. If you've never attended before, this is the event to check out! Learn More

AZTC CEO, Steve Zylstra, shares about the NICE Conference and Expo held in Phoenix in November 2019.  The theme of the conference is "Reimagining the Future of the Cybersecurity Workforce: Adapting to a Changing Landscape." Read More about why this conference will be valuable to you.

NVTC shares  GSA Administrator Emily Murphy Provides Important Updates to NVTC Board. Read More

TechPoint shares an article exploring if enough is being done to make Indy tech diverse and inclusive - click here.
To keep its constituents up to date on the advances in Arizona's technology community, the AZTC  announced the latest update of the 2019 Quarterly Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report.

NH Tech Alliance launches new listening tour under new leadership - read more.

TECNA US Ignite Webinar
Friday, October 11, 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT

TECNA Members only are invited to a webinar on Friday, October 11, from 10am - 11am Pacific Time with  Skip Newberry  and  Matt Sayre  from the  Technology Association of Oregon  to learn about their work with  U.S. Ignite , discuss how other member councils might benefit from support provided by U.S. Ignite, and explore different options for a TECNA-coordinated engagement with U.S. Ignite across multiple TECNA member-orgs.  
Communities of Interest (CoI)
TECNA Communities of Interest (COI) are peer-to-peer collaborations and information-sharing groups exclusively for members: membership, events, workforce and communications.

During webinars, conference calls and Slack Group communications, TECNA members share best practices and gain valuable insights on solving common challenges. Upcoming webinars: 

Wednesday, October 9, 10:30am PDT
Join us for a TECNA Members-only webinar demo of the New GrowthZone (GZ) cloud-based Association Management System (AMS). The GZ AMS is designed to help associations grow and retain membership, engage and inform members and prospects and streamline tedious tasks. Learn how this tool is different from the MemberZone product and can meet the needs of your organization. Q&A session following demo.

Wednesday, October 30, 10:00am PDT
Topic: TBD

Wednesday, October 23, 10:00am PDT
"Intersection of Membership & Sponsorship"

Recent past COI call recordings and slide decks are available for download in the members-only portal on the TECNA website. Login at tecna.org/login and click on the Resources tab to view.

You can also connect with Communities of Interest anytime on TECNA's Slack.

For more information about COIs, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.
Strategic Partner News

"Short-Term Savings Can Help with Retirement Readiness " shares Slavic 401k - read more.

2019 Best Practices Now Available
Login to the members-only portal on the tecna.org website to access Best Practices compiled from the 2019 TECNA Innovation Awards Nominations on the Resources tab.

After reviewing Best Practices, continue the conversation on TECNA's Slack.
 New & Emerging Tech Councils
New Series: For New & Emerging Tech Councils
First installment: Enhancing Non-Dues Revenue
Key questions this article addresses:
+ What's an ideal split of revenue types between dues and non-dues?
+ What are major types of non-dues revenue?
+ How do tech councils build this kind of capacity?
Members can now access this resource: Members login at tecna.org/login then click on the Resources tab.
TECNA On Slack

Join TECNA's growing Slack network exclusively for all TECNA Member Council staff. Slack Channels include membership, events, talent/workforce and private channel for CEOs. 

TECNA Members Only
Join TECNA's Slack Now - Click Here.

You can group chat, private message, share files and search the discussion archive for help and best practices shared by other members.

Contact Alina Hardy with questions about Slack.

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