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Changing workforces and new technologies are altering the talent pipeline, but how can companies adapt? In this episode, Dr. Hank Foley, President and CEO of New York Institute of Information Technology, and Santhosh Keshavan, EVP and CIO at Voya Financial, discuss how companies and academic institutions alike can ensure they’re adapting to the workforce of tomorrow, address the pain points of today, and much more.
“A cornerstone of today, and for particular the kinds of students in technology, is that they want to be able to do everything through their smartphones…. It was incumbent upon us to get everything right from billing, to financial aid, to signing up for courses, to looking at your degree, to doing your degree audit, to registering, and eventually to graduation. If you want [students] to feel and have respect for the institutions, then you gotta be doing these things.” – Hank Foley, PhD
“The appetite [for talent] is endless, and that’s where the challenge forms. It’s not just, ‘Boy, I’m sure every company is looking for such-and-such talent.’ No, because tools and technology change so fast. We do not necessarily over-index on one tool or one technology itself. We want the basics, right? It’s more about having the right attitude as well, wanting to be a team player and a willingness to learn newer technologies.” – Santhosh Keshavan
* (1:00) Dr. Foley and Santhosh’s roles at NYIT and Voya Financial
* (3:00) IT and Tech talent pipeline shortage
* (8:45) Partnering with academic institutions
* (13:15) Prioritizing talent acquisition and retention
* (21:55) Keeping up with a rapid rate of change
* (22:41) Designing an optimal student experience
* (27:00) Keeping skills sharp after graduation
* (31:25) How to partner with NYIT and other institutions
* (36:50) Dr. Foley and Santhosh ask each other questions
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