November 16, 2020

WACA Panel Event – Overlooked America: Building Jobs and Tech Skills

Featuring experts from 1901 Group, AWS re/Start, AWS Institute, and special guest, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez

WACA Panel Event According to the McKinsey Global Institute, by 2030 most of the United States’ economic and employment growth will be generated by 30 percent of the population, living and working in 25 mega regions. However, in the high-growth tech sector, employers cannot find enough urban employees to fill available jobs. The solution – find tech talent in rural communities.

To address the challenges, the World Affairs Councils of Americas and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta will be hosting a panel discussion “Overlooked America: Building Jobs and Tech Skills” with industry experts to discuss how to build jobs in the rural community, match the right skills with the right jobs, and how workers can figure out the next steps in the tech sector employment journey. This virtual event will take place on November 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST.

Joining the conversation will be special guest, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, and industry experts Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations of 1901 Group, Tejas Vashi, Global Leader of AWS re/Start Program, and Laura Dawson, Principle Program Manager of AWS Institute.

Learn more and register for the virtual event here!


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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
EVP, Business Development

Paul leads Business Development, Capture Management, Marketing, and Channel Partners. Paul provides leadership for 1901 Group’s growth initiatives by supporting the development of new markets and services.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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Brian Lubin
SVP, Service Management

Brian leads the development and management of our service offerings and brings great value in aligning our growth and delivery activities while ensuring profitability.

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