The Widening Technology Talent Gap

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This was a presentation that Marc Hoppers, Cogent Company Managing Partner, delivered with Dr. Jerry Dake, Adjunct Professor and Director of Center for Decision and Information Technology at the University of North Texas.

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The Widening Technology Talent Gap

  1. 1. The Widening TechnologyTalent GapInnoTech Dallas 2013Marc HoppersFounder & Managing PartnerApril 4, 2013
  2. 2. Important Numbers to Know 17% & 9.8%2 © 2013. Cogent Company. Proprietary and Confidential.
  3. 3. Important Numbers to Know 17% & 9.8% Projected science, technology, Projected non-STEM job growth engineering, and math job from 2008 to 2018 growth from 2008 to 2018Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 3 © 2013. Cogent Company. Proprietary and Confidential.
  4. 4. More Important Numbers to Know122,300 & 59,7314 © 2013. Cogent Company. Proprietary and Confidential.
  5. 5. More Important Numbers to Know122,300 & 59,731 Total annual forecast for U.S. job Ph.D = 1,603 openings in computing requiring Masters = 18,021 at least a Bachelor’s degree. Bachelors = 40,107Source: Graduation numbers from IPEDS 2010 Computer Science Degrees. Forecast Job openings based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisticsforecast of 1.22 million for 2010 5 © 2013. Cogent Company. Proprietary and Confidential.
  6. 6. What Can Be Done? Long-Term Solutions: Strengthen the Short-Term Solutions: Bridge the Gap Pipeline with Skilled Immigration Reform • Strengthen K-12 math and science • Establish a new supplemental H1-B teaching and learning to better allocation prepare students for college • Recapture 20,000 unused • Broaden access to computer employment-based green cards science in high school • Direct employers’ investments to • Help Americans get the degrees fund initiatives to strengthen STEM and credentials that 21st century pipeline jobs require6 © 2013. Cogent Company. Proprietary and Confidential.
  7. 7. InspireSTEMUSA.org VoicesForInnovation.org7 © 2012. Cogent Company. Proprietary and Confidential.
  8. 8. For More Information, Contact Marc Hoppers Office: 214.341.1004Email: hop@cogentcompany.com www.cogentcompany.com © 2013. Cogent Company. Proprietary and Confidential.

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