On November 2–3, 2022, ThriveDX hosted its inaugural TDX Tech Summit. The mission of this virtual conference was to embark on a journey to gather and share knowledge and insights, aided by industry leaders focused on creating diversity and equity in cybersecurity and the technology industry. In total, ThriveDX had over 600 registered participants, 22 panels, and 5 different tracks focused on Early Career, Mid-Career, Talent Acquisition, Cybersecurity, as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Check out the top 4 takeaways and event highlights from this year’s Tech Summit. A special thanks to our sponsors. O’Reilly, HubSpot, and CompTIA, for helping to make this event a success! The event wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without the incredible lineup of speakers who took the time to share insights and expertise with attendees. A full list can be found here: https://thrivedx.vfairs.com/en#speakers.
Our Top 4 Takeaways
- Your Career Trajectory may be Non-Linear
- Your Talent Pipeline is Waiting for Revival
- Your Cultural Impact is Your Bargaining Chip
- Your Online Security needs a Human Revamp
The road to success for tech professionals is not always paved in easy-to-follow steps, nor is it always a linear process. When it comes to professional growth and mapping out one’s career trajectory, industry leaders point out that it’s crucial to take things in stride while remaining strategic with your decision making along the way.
Click on the the Early Career & Mid-Career session cards to watch the recorded sessions on YouTube.
Knowing who you are as a company or brand — your mission, values, and purpose — and understanding the personal needs and career desires of your employees is a critical step in attracting new talent. The talent pipeline is composed of individuals with different beliefs, and tastes, and it’s critical that hiring managers and company leaders understand these differences across individual candidates as well as professional background and even generational affiliations. From identifying current company needs to understanding the kinds of dialogue that occur between employers and candidates, it is crucial for industry leaders and for recruiters to be aware that the talent pipeline is largely influenced by what shapes each individual.
Click on the Talent Acquisition session cards to watch the recorded sessions via our YouTube channel.
Today’s talent scarcity can be felt to varying degrees across a number of industry groups. But what often slips through the cracks during periods of evaluation and assessment are the very practices and policies that oversee recruitment peak seasons. Many of these practices can be convoluted when it comes to retaining skilled tech professionals, or any candidate for that matter. Companies who excel in this environment tend to be the ones who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as a component of their recruitment strategy. Unfortunately, true understanding of what this means remains an enigma to some. With courage and open discussion, registrants of the TDX Tech Summit got to the heart of DEI and its impact on tech professionals today. By opening doors to deep understanding, the opportunity to segue into pivotal pathways has begun.
Click on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion session cards below to watch videos on Youtube.
Closing the TDX Tech Summit on Day 2, ThriveDX was joined by industry leaders and experts from ThriveDX Enterprise, CompTIA, NightDragon, MSA Security, OpenWeb, and the Association of National Advertisers, among others. After deliberation and discourse surrounding the need to dismantle common myths, registrants discovered that common beliefs among tech professionals about where cybersecurity risk factors appear and what mitigation entails is entirely reliant on human understanding, not just behavior. Although many of us would hope that security efforts will and should remain within the capable hands of highly-trained cyber analysts, the future of online security tells a different tale.
Click on the Cybersecurity session cards below to watch videos on Youtube.