Five Questions with: John Smithers

John Smithers became executive director at Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s information technology and bioscience industry association, in August. Smithers talks about how Tech Collective is transitioning itself into the technology hub for Rhode Island, and some of the initiatives it has underway. PBN: What is your background? SMITHERS: My technology career includes working for startups, large […]

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Higher ed must respond to IT needs

Local IT firms have reported difficulty for years in attracting people they need to grow their companies. A recent summit put on by Tech Collective and Bridge Technical Talent provided more detail on the issue of entry-level hiring, thanks to a survey of 73 local employers. More than half of the respondents said they were […]

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