D
Workshop Program

Monday, October 28

 

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Refectory)

AND REGISTRATION (Lecture Room)

8:00 a.m.

1. Welcome and Round-robin Introductions

 

—Leslie L. Vadasz

9:00 a.m.

2. Three Overview Presentations

9:30 a.m.

• What the data and statistics show about computer specialists—Betty M. Vetter

 

• Supply of computer specialists: post-secondary degree programs—A. Joe Turner

 

BREAK

10:30 a.m.

• Demand for computer specialists: an industry perspective—Betty Nichols

11:00 a.m.

LUNCH (Refectory)

12:00 p.m.



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Computing Professionals: Changing Needs for the 1990s D Workshop Program Monday, October 28   CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Refectory) AND REGISTRATION (Lecture Room) 8:00 a.m. 1. Welcome and Round-robin Introductions   —Leslie L. Vadasz 9:00 a.m. 2. Three Overview Presentations 9:30 a.m. • What the data and statistics show about computer specialists—Betty M. Vetter   • Supply of computer specialists: post-secondary degree programs—A. Joe Turner   BREAK 10:30 a.m. • Demand for computer specialists: an industry perspective—Betty Nichols 11:00 a.m. LUNCH (Refectory) 12:00 p.m.

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Computing Professionals: Changing Needs for the 1990s 3. Marketplace Demand and Occupational Mobility 1:00 p.m. Panel chair: Robert Weatherall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Steering committee liaison: Shelby Stewman   This panel is concerned with employers' needs, hiring trends, and personnel flows, including career paths and adjustments to changing opportunities. What do computer specialists do and where do they go? (Explore issues for research, applications, and deployment of talent pools.) Panelists: Tora Bikson, The RAND Corporation Chris Caren, Lockheed Corporation Bill Eaton, Amoco Canada Gordon Eubanks, Symantec Corporation Peter Freeman, Georgia Institute of Technology Joe Kubat, New York Stock Exchange Paul Maritz, Microsoft Corporation Paula Stephan, Georgia State University Paul Stevens, Hughes Aircraft Company   BREAK 3:00 p.m. 4. Data and Taxonomy 3:30 p.m. Panel chair: Alan Fechter, National Research Council Steering committee liaison: Paul Young   This panel is concerned with the ability to measure, monitor, and understand conditions and trends in computer specialist labor markets. How well do we know what we know, and how can we do better? (Explore issues for research, applications, and deployment of talent pools.) Panelists: David Gries, Cornell University Betty Nichols, IBM Corporation  

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Computing Professionals: Changing Needs for the 1990s Ian Rose, IBR Consulting Services Ltd. Jane Siegel, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University A. Joe Turner, Clemson University Betty M. Vetter, Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology Barbara Wamsley, National Academy of Public Administration Brenda Wallace, Bureau of Labor Statistics   5. Preliminary Conclusions, Cross-cutting Issues   —Les Vadasz and steering committee 5:00 p.m. RECEPTION AND DINNER (Atrium) 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 (Lecture Room)   CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Refectory) 8:00 a.m. 6. Pipeline for Talent and Equality of Opportunity 8:30 a.m. Panel chair: Paul Young Steering committee liaisons: Nancy Leveson and Jim Tennison   This panel is concerned with the supply of entry-level personnel, including quantity, quality, and composition (demographics).   (Explore issues for research, applications, and deployment of talent pools.)   Panelists: Peter Freeman, Georgia Institute of Technology Bob Kraut, Bell Communications Research Bill Lupton, Morgan State University Lucy Suchman, Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center Richard Tapia, Rice University Brenda Wallace, Bureau of Labor Statistics   BREAK 10:00 a.m.

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Computing Professionals: Changing Needs for the 1990s 7. Training: Adequacy and Implications for Change 10:30 a.m. Panel chair: Linda Pierce, Shell Oil Company Steering committee liaisons: Maxine Trentham and Eileen Collins   This panel is concerned with the potential for education and training to improve the fit of supply to demand, for all types of computer specialists. (Explore issues for research, applications, and deployment of talent pools.) Panelists: Wade Ellis, West Valley College Bill Gear, NEC Research Institute Inc. Don McLean, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia John McSorley, Apple Computer Inc. Ian Rose, IBR Consulting Services Ltd. Melissa Smartt, Sandia National Laboratories Jim Williams, University of Pittsburgh Marv Zelkowitz, University of Maryland   LUNCH (Refectory) 12:00 p.m. 8. Conclusions, Synthesis, and Directions: What Have We Learned? 1:00 p.m. Leslie L. Vadasz, panel chairs, and steering committee   What can we do to better understand these labor markets? What are next steps for broadening supply and enhancing the fit between supply and demand? ADJOURN 3:00 p.m.