Help Wanted: Defining and Finding Data Analytics Talent

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BHEF's senior vice president, Steve Barkanic, will moderate a panel at the Capital Data Summit about finding data analytics talent.

The demand for workers skilled in data analytics continues to grow and big data companies are struggling to find qualified employees with the right skillsets for their open positions. This panel will explore the qualifications required in a big data workforce, discuss how and where they currently find their employees and share best practices for sourcing talent through academic partners.


  • John Balaguer, Vice President of Engineering and Technology Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS), Raytheon
  • Bob Aldrich, CFO, Zoomdata
  • Steve Partridge, Vice President of Workforce Development, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Dr. Ali Eskandarian, Dean, Virginia Science & Technology Campus and College of Professional Studies, The George Washington University

Steve Barkanic, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Business-Higher Education Forum

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