The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival, the Forward Technology Conference (FTC) is geared toward startup founders, tech geeks, and those wanting to build successful technology companies. Whether you’re thinking about launching a startup business or you’re an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll find this conference relevant and insightful.

Tuesday, August 21 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Cultivating Tech Talent in WI

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Our panelists will provide their perspectives on the impact of technology on the jobs of today and the future. The perspective will cross industries, from high tech to manufacturing to construction, as well as functions, from recruiter to workforce development. Specific topics will include how we can remain competitive in recruiting technology talent across sectors.

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Laura Strong

CEO, Propagate Health
I am a biotechnology executive with more than 15 years of operational as well as strategic experience. At Propagate Health, I am building a core network of advisors and entrepreneurs across healthcare, life sciences, and technology to enable problem-oriented innovation. During my... Read More →

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Lucas Frisbie

Startup Team Strategist, StartingBlock Madison
A bit of a mixed bag when it comes to my career which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I learned the true meaning of attention to detail and customer service while serving as a Food & Beverage Manager at one of the top hotels & restaurants in Chicago (Park Hyatt). Then I got... Read More →
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Seth Lentz

Deputy Director, Workforce Development Board of South Central WI
Seth Lentz serves as the Deputy Director for the WorkforceDevelopment of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW). In thisrole, Mr. Lentz brings nearly 20 years of experience inworkforce development. Today, he focuses on deliveringinnovative workforce development strategies using a careerpathways... Read More →
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Chris Reader

Director of Health & Human Resources Policy, WMC
Chris Reader is the Director of Health & Human Resources Policy at Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest trade association representing employers.Chris works with lawmakers and state agencies to advance pro-growth reforms in a number of policy areas including... Read More →

Tuesday August 21, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Tripp Commons (2nd Floor)