Building a Great Technical Team

Join us as we present a panel discussion on the topic of: 'Building a Great Technical Team.'

In today's competitive market, it is ever more important to not only recruit the right talent, but to retain the right talent. How are companies staying competitive in today's tight market? What can they do to differentiate themselves to attract the desired talent?

Featured Speaker(s)

Bio, moderator Catherine Moore, HR Evangelist:

Catherine is an HR evangelist who is passionate about innovation and connecting people and businesses globally. She is an HR leader with a successful track record in both strategic and hands-on roles for various sized companies supporting offices in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Former companies worked at include: Kyriba, Nokia, TangoMe.

Specialties include: Global Business HR leadership in technology; starting teams and organizations from the ground up with fast ramp, including key talent acquisition; public speaking and networking as a member of numerous professional organizations; Organization and leadership development, including executive coaching; hands on M & A experience in deals valuing up to $464 Million involving nine countries; global change management and business transformation expertise.

Bio,panelist Philip Dana, Director of Talent Acquisition, Intuit:

Philip Dana, Director of Talent Acquisition at Intuit is a seasoned, hands-on leader who has successfully built and inspired recruiting teams for high-growth companies such as Amazon, Life Technologies, Sears Holdings, and Centex Homes. Phil is known for his passion around military talent, diversity & inclusion, data-driven approaches to recruiting, and STEM-based talent lanes. His career began in the Navy as an enlisted aircrewman, and advanced to an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, finishing as a surface warfare officer. Connect with Phil on, where he resides daily, as a social networking animal;

Bio, panelist Lena Haviland Business Development Manager, TEKsystems Global Services:

Lena Haviland currently serves as a Business Development Manager for TEKsystems Global Services. She has 9+ years of experience in the IT Staffing and Professional Services industries and manages a wide array of client accounts across Southern California that include mid to large scale organizations. Mrs. Haviland started her career in IT recruiting but found a natural fit in the solutioning and selling of co-managed, project-based and outsourced IT services.

She serves as a trusted advisor to many clients, helping define and stand-up relevant technology teams that solve major IT automation and modernization challenges. Her efforts have spanned many vertical industries including telecommunications, entertainment, financial services, healthcare and energy. Example engagements have included the implementation of IT Service Management and Agile software development best practices, mobile applications, and Business Intelligence and Big Data systems.

Bio, panelist Bill Sheldon:

Bill Sheldon was Vice President, Information Technology at Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc., a 193 unit fast casual restaurant concept headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. In his role Bill and his team worked to help departments select and as required implement technology-driven solutions. Prior to joining Rubio’s Bill was a recognized expert in technology having coauthored ten technology books and worked as an instructor at UCSD. Additionally he was a regular contributor to SQL Server and Windows IT Pro magazines having authored dozens of articles and newsletters for these and related publications. Bill has applied his passion for technology to his work across industries as diverse as online retail, healthcare and security �" as well as to his current role with Rubio’s Restaurants.

Bio of Eric Franchomme, VP of Engineering, PEAR Sports:

Eric is the VP of Engineering at PEAR Sports, which develops a mobile application for fitness training. In his role, he leads the development activities across various platforms, and he built the engineering and QA teams from scratch. He is a software engineer and architect who has been working in the mobile space for the past 20 years.

When he is not coding, he likes running, drinking espressos, and playing the Japanese art of Taiko drumming.

Schedule of Events

5:30-6:00 PM: Registration/Networking
6:00-7:15 PM: Program/Q&A
7:15-7:30 PM: Close and networking

Questions: Jennifer Beckey, Network Director, 858-518-0859